Friday, June 8, 2012

Binocular Snapshot for 06/08/2012

LastDayWatchers understand 

"Those who fought for Obama's election precisely because they wanted a return to the rule of law were conned."

Many of us supported this president because he promised to bring back the constitutional balance after the theories of Yoo, Delahunty, et al put the president on a par with emperors and kings in wartime.

"the perverse truth is that, in some ways, the Obama administration is in greater violation of Geneva than even the Bush-Cheney administration."

One thing I've learned this past decade is that the CIA is pretty much its own judge, jury and executioner. It is much less accountable to the public, more likely to break the laws of war and destroy the evidence, more likely to do things that could escalate rather than ameliorate a conflict."

The top commander of U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan offered a somber apology on Friday in an eastern province where officials say 18 civilians — half of them children — were killed in a coalition airstrike this week

"U.S. Marine Gen. John Allen spent several hours with local Afghans to express his regrets about Wednesday's pre-dawn raid to capture a Taliban operative in Baraki Barak district of Logar province.

"These incidents don't just happen once, but two, three, four times and they keep happening."

With 100% accuracy inside the May 15th Prophecy written at LastDayWatchers


Tehran's Man in Baghdad

The 154 suicides for active-duty troops in the first 155 days of the year exceeds the number of US troops killed in action in Afghanistan by about 50 percent, according to Pentagon statistics obtained by The Associated Press.