All posts tagged: Asia

USMilitary Depravity: Bombing Hospitals is Standard Operating Procedure

(1700 words) The USMilitary intentionally bombed a French Medecine Sans Frontieres (MSF) Hospital on October 3rd 2015, and as usual, immediately began lying about it. Some US media (NYT, CNN) attempted to gloss over it. Fog of War..Collateral Damage and so on.

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USAID Bribing Foreign Officials

Jonathan Turley writes in Information Clearing House: Congress Investigates “Slush Fund” At USAID Used To Get Lawmakers To Pass Reforms By Jonathan Turley April 16, 2014 “ICH” –  Our government has long seemed to be descending into a type of Orwellian universe of double speak. The Libyan War was not a war but a “time-limited, scope-limited military action” under Obama. Torture of detainees was not torture but “enhanced interrogation” under Bush. Now it appears open bribery of foreign officials is not bribery but “incentives” to implement policies favorable to their own people. Congressional members are moving to address what is being called a “slush fund” with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) where millions are paid to political figures in foreign countries. We have previously discussed such payments by the CIA to the openly corrupt Afghanistan government, including suitcases of cash to President Helmit Karzai. What is most interesting is that an act that is a federal crime for citizens doing business abroad can be not only legal but an official program by …