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Google ‘no longer willing’ to censor Chinese searches

UPDATE (at bottom): Google appears to have already turned off Chinese filters Internet search giant Google dropped a bombshell on Chinese authorities Tuesday with the announcement that the firm is “no longer willing to continue censoring our results on Google.cn,” the company’s portal in China. In a lengthy explanation posted…

Official Army history finds Bush admin. ‘hamstrung’ troops in Afghanistan

Now outside of government, members of the George W. Bush administration are desperate to polish their turbulent legacy. However, a history of “Operation Enduring Freedom” being prepared by the Army would seem to contradict their version of the war on Afghanistan. Contrary to repeated claims that the Iraq war did…

British army accused of ‘waterboarding’ Irish prisoners in 1970s

LONDON — Evidence is emerging that the British army used waterboarding during interrogations on prisoners in Northern Ireland during the Troubles, according to a report Tuesday. The technique was allegedly used during at least one interrogation of a prisoner who was found guilty in 1973 of murdering a British soldier,…

‘Iranian Cyber Army’ briefly takes Twitter offline world-wide

Popular microblogging site Twitter was briefly shut down overnight, its home page replaced with an image claiming the site had been hacked by the “Iranian Cyber Army.” The website’s official blog acknowledged the disruption but gave no details as to how the site had been disrupted and who was responsible.…

Illinois town ‘ecstatic’ over plan to house Gitmo inmates

Residents of a tiny Illinois town on Tuesday welcomed a controversial plan to transfer dozens of Guantanamo Bay detainees to their near empty prison as a “wonderful, wonderful thing.” “This is the best thing that could have happened to us,” said Julie Hansen, president of the Thomson chamber of commerce.…

Dear Leader mobilizes Army unit for deployment on American streets – armed with Tasers

This is no tin-foil hattery, it comes to us from an Army Times article. Of course it starts off sounding like a benign effort to secure the homeland, but don’t you think this unprecedented move in the hands of someone like Bush (or hot-tempered McCain — or worse, fundie Palin)…

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