Jeremy Scahill, The Intercept

Jeremy Scahill

Jeremy Scahill is an investigative reporter, war correspondent, co-founder of The Intercept, and author of the international bestselling books Dirty Wars: The World Is A Battlefield and Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army.  He has reported from Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Yemen, Nigeria, the former Yugoslavia, and elsewhere across the globe. Scahill has served as the national security correspondent for The Nation and Democracy Now!, and in 2014 co-founded The Intercept with fellow journalists Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras, and investor Pierre Omidyar. Follow him on Twitter: @jeremyscahill

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Monday, May 04, 2009
US Soldiers in Afghanistan Told to "Hunt People for Jesus... So We Get Them into The Kingdom"
New video evidence has surfaced showing that US military forces in Afghanistan have been instructed by the military's top chaplain in the country to "hunt people for Jesus" as they spread Christianity to the overwhelmingly Muslim population. Soldiers also have imported bibles translated into Pashto and Dari, the two dominant languages of Afghanistan. What's more, the center of this evangelical operation is at the huge US base at Bagram, one of the main sites used by the US military to torture and indefinitely detain prisoners.
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Friday, May 01, 2009
New UN Report Shows the US Combo of Torture and Impunity Thrives in Iraqi Prisons
Part of the deadly serious problem with the Obama administration's position on (not) holding accountable CIA torturers, their lawyers and the Bush administration officials who authorized and ordered all of these crimes is this: It sends a message to other governments that if Washington does it, we can too. Especially governments completely created by the US government. No governments on the planet are more controlled by the US right now than the ones in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Wednesday, April 29, 2009
What if Instead of the Nuremberg Trials There Was Only a Truth Commission?
Representatives John Conyers and Jerrold Nadler are officially asking Attorney General Eric Holder to appoint an independent Special Prosecutor "to investigate and, where appropriate, prosecute" participants in the Bush-era US torture system. "A Special Counsel is the most appropriate way to handle this matter," Nadler said.
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Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Obama's Iraq: The Picture of Dorian Gray
Remember when Barack Obama made that big announcement at Camp Lejeune about how all US combat troops were going to be withdrawn from Iraqi cities by June 30? Liberals jumped around with joy, praising Obama for ending the war so that they could focus on their "good war" in Afghanistan.
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Friday, April 24, 2009
Are leading Democrats Afraid of a Special Prosecutor to Investigate Torture?
There are not exactly throngs of Democratic Congressmembers beating down the doors of the Justice Department demanding that Attorney General Eric Holder appoint a special Independent Prosecutor to investigate torture and other crimes. And now it seems that whatever Congress does in the near term won't even be open to the public. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said this week that he prefers that the Senate Intelligence Committee hold private hearings. The chair of the committee, Sen.
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Wednesday, April 22, 2009
A Closer Look at Obama's 'New' Position on Torture Prosecutions
The big news today is that the Senate Armed Services Committee has released a declassified report on the treatment of detainees in US custody. ( Download the full report [PDF])
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Tuesday, April 21, 2009
G Gordon Liddy's Sexist Attack on Joan Walsh of Salon
Right-wing radio host G Gordon Liddy of Watergate fame, who once advised people to "Go for a head shot" when shooting at agents from the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms because "they're going to be wearing bulletproof vests," is obviously a big criminal and idiot. But the latest manifestation of this idiocy is pretty priceless.
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Monday, April 20, 2009
Momentum Gains in Movement to Impeach Bush Torture Lawyer Turned Federal Judge
In the Sunday New York Times, the paper's editors call for the impeachment of Judge Jay Bybee, author of one of the now infamous torture memos released last week. Bybee is now a federal judge. In its editorial, "The Torturers' Manifesto," the Times argued :
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Friday, April 10, 2009
Rahm Emanuel's Think Tankers Enforce 'Message Discipline' Among 'Liberals'
Over the past several weeks, independent journalists and anti-war activists have tried to shine a spotlight on how groups like the Center for American Progress and MoveOn , which portrayed themselves as anti-war during the Bush-era, are now supporting the escalation and continuation of wars because their guy is now commander-in-chief.
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Thursday, April 09, 2009
How Many Democrats Will Stand Up to Obama's Bloated Military Budget and $75 Billion More in War Spending?
Much of the media attention this week on President Obama's new military budget has put forward a false narrative wherein Obama is somehow taking his socialist/pacifist sledgehammer to the Pentagon's war machine and blasting it to smithereens. Republicans have charged that Obama is endangering the country's security, while the Democratic leadership has hailed it as the dawn of a new era in responsible spending priorities. Part of this narrative portrays Defense Secretary Robert Gates as standing up to the war industry, particularly military contractors.
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