Wednesday, August 10, 2016

and, on the 'terrorist' front

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Following a lengthy tug-of-war with Capitol Hill, the Pentagon has given a senator the first-ever, unclassified report detailing the suspected militant backgrounds of more than 100 detainees at or recently released from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay - a report that will likely spur more debate over shutting it down....
The report, however, also tells the stories of low-level militants released after being detained for more than a dozen years without charge - cases that support those who have long argued that indefinite detention runs counter to U.S. values....
The dispute between the White House and Republicans in Congress got especially heated this spring when Paul Lewis, the Pentagon's special envoy for closing Guantanamo, told a congressional committee that Americans have been killed by detainees released from Guantanamo. Lewis did not say how many or offer any other details. 

A 16-year-old French girl has been placed under investigation, accused of planning a jihadist attack using the Telegram messaging app, judicial officials say.
The girl, who has no criminal record, was detained at her home on Thursday, after an anti-terror raid near Paris....
The security forces raided her family home in Melun, south-east of Paris, but found no explosives or firearms there, and took her into custody.

1 comment:

  1. Damned dirty hippies. Never know if they're gonna throw a pie or a bomb.