Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Process of elimination

The Czech Republic has denied being one of the Eastern European countries the WaPo didn’t name as hosting American gulags. Now let’s get the rest of them on record. The CR did say that the US tried to get it to take (and give asylum to) released Guantanamo inmates the US didn’t want to return to their home countries. It refused. (Update: Bulgaria, Hungary and Slovakia have also issued denials. Human Rights Watch thinks Poland and Romania.)

Israel has been firing artillery into Gaza, and preventing journalists entering the territory to report on the damage. But rather more childishly, Israeli military jets routinely cause sonic booms over Gaza, just to scare the shit out of people. Human rights groups have gone into court in an attempt to stop the practice, which they call collective punishment.

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