themcglynn.com

11 Apr

Events of Interest and Analyses

**********************************

Listening Post

A weekly programme that examines and dissects the world’s media.
  • Fault Lines

    Looking deeper into the US and its place in the world.
  • ******************************

    Afghan farmers tend their marijuana crops in Balkh province north of Kabul, where cannabis has replaced opium production

    Afghan farmers reap £61m cannabis harvest

    Jonathan Owen: UN report shows corruption is lubricating Afghanistan’s latest lucrative drugs industry.

    *********************************

     

    Vatican lifts veil of secrecy on abuse cases

    Sunday, 11 April 2010

    As two more cover-ups are revealed, a simple online guide to the canonical procedures for dealing with accused priests is launched

    *************************

    Joan Smith: Obama – the idealist turns assassin

    The US president has approved the targeted killing of a fellow American. So what has changed the principled politician?

    Back in the old days, when Barack Obama was one of the hopefuls trying to get his party’s presidential nomination, he was asked a specific question: does the American constitution permit a president to detain US citizens without charge as unlawful enemy combatants? The would-be candidate’s response was unequivocal, rejecting the idea that there was any such power. No wonder, then, that so many people were startled when it emerged last week that the Obama administration has authorised not only the detention but the “targeted killing” of an American citizen, the extremist Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki………………………………..

     

    Comments are closed.

    © 2020 themcglynn.com | Entries (RSS) and Comments (RSS)

    Global Positioning System Gazettewordpress logo