An interview with a defense attorney at Guantanamo

I copied one of the most important messages in this article by Luke Hansen who writes of Guantanamo and interviews one lawyer who has tried to come to know one of the detainees personally.  This is one of the questions posed to the attorney:

Our government officials are trying perhaps the most important terrorism case in U.S. history in a widely criticized system. How do you hope Americans respond? 

I’ve seen exactly what I’ve hoped: the responses of family members who, despite their grief, are striving for just process; human rights organizations who have sought to preserve human dignity and human rights; civil liberties organizations who have sought greater transparency and access to information; many, many Americans who understand the balancing of civil liberties with the reality that 11 years ago there was a very grievous injury inflicted upon this country. I hope these efforts continue.

Click here for America‘s full coverage of the detention operations at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba

Drone warfare

ImageImage Slowly I am learning about the awful presence of drone warfare in our world.  The fortunate thing is that many peace groups are rising up in horror about this latest phenomenon to make war more acceptable to the ordinary citizen. Recently, Global Research News reported that only the U.S., UK and France voted against the UNHCR (U.N. agency helping refugees in urgent need) resolution to probe the legality of drone strikes.

Likewise, research drones will now begin to fly over North Dakota the week of May 5. Griffiss International Airport in Rome, NY, will also begin flight testing soon after.  Four other sites also exist to test:  Nevada, Texas A&M University’s Corpus Christi campus, Virginia Tech University, and the University of Alaska.  Each site will focus on different aspects of drone development in preparation for more widespread usage of drones.  This development needs citizen input.