9 December 2014   Leave a comment

The Senate Intelligence Committee has released a small part of its 6,000 page report on the torture tactics used by the US during the “Global War on Terror.”  I am slowly reading through it, but the little I’ve read is revolting.  The CIA and some Senators are making a big issue about how  the report damages the US and how it will be used by its enemies to attack American interests.  I respectfully submit that the CIA and those Senators should have thought about that matter before the US engaged in such barbaric behavior.

It appears as if the Greek government may fall, and the its likely successor will be a left-wing party, Syriza.  Syriza’s platform calls for Greece to refuse to honor its bond commitments in full, largely because Greece lacks the money to repay completely.  I personally believe that that policy is long overdue for Greece, but there is little question that the act will rattle financial markets across the planet.  But the Greek people should not continue to pay for the sins of the bad deals made between its former governments and international banks that neglected the normal requirements for lending.


Posted December 10, 2014 by vferraro1971 in World Politics

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