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Lt. Justin Henderson, one of Matthew Diaz’s detailed defense counsel, takes issue with some of the arguments made about his case here, including the suggestion that Diaz was “targeted” and that he “stood up to the Administration.” The statement, of course, was that he stood up for the Geneva Conventions and the Law, not “against the Administration.” No officer in a court-martial setting needs to be settled with a count of insubordination on top of everything else, of course.
More from Scott Horton:
Six Questions — October 18, 2014, 8:00 pm
Nathaniel Raymond on CIA interrogation techniques.
Mark Denbeaux on the NCIS cover-up of three “suicides” at Guantánamo Bay Detention Camp
Amount that Egypt owes the United States in unpaid parking tickets:
Studies of humankind’s original states—in China, Egypt, the Indus Valley, Mesopotamia, and Peru—suggest that the emergence of bureaucracy catalyzed predatory imperial expansion.
An Egyptian court sentenced former president Mohamed Morsi and 106 Muslim Brotherhood supporters to death for killing and kidnapping police; conspiring with Iran, Hamas, and Hezbollah; participating in a 20,000-man jailbreak; and stealing chickens.
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“Shelby is waiting for something. He himself does not know what it is. When it comes he will either go back into the world from which he came, or sink out of sight in the morass of alcoholism or despair that has engulfed other vagrants.”