Afghan Prison Torture Scandal Rocks Canadian Military

VANCOUVER – Canadian General Rick Hillier and Defense Minister Gordon O’Connor have dismissed calls that they be investigated for war crimes over Canada’s role in handing over to Afghan security forces detainees who were subsequently tortured. Criticism of the Canadian forces is being driven by the revelation in Canada’s Globe and Mail newspaper that up … Continue reading “Afghan Prison Torture Scandal Rocks Canadian Military”

Israel’s Bedouin Losing Ground

JERUSALEM – Going south deep into the heart of Israel’s Negev desert, small Bedouin villages sprout in the distance. They seem peaceful and majestic in the desert heat, cut into the landscape dotted with shacks for living quarters and tents constructed with burlap and wooden sticks not far from the 52 active military zones in … Continue reading “Israel’s Bedouin Losing Ground”