By Susan Lindauer, former U.S. back channel to Iraq and the second non-Arab American arrested on the Patriot Act Once upon a time there was a President named George who wanted to be Emperor. (Not a bad idea. He was a lousy President. He really needed a different job.) President
By Susan Lindauer, former US Asset covering Libya at the United Nations It’s a story CNN won’t report. Late at night there’s a pounding on the door in Misurata. Armed soldiers force young Libyan women out of their beds at gun-point. Hustling the women and teenagers into trucks, the soldiers
By Susan Lindauer, former Asset Covering Iraq and Libya, and the second non-Arab American Indicted on the Patriot Act No great civilization is ever destroyed from without, or conquered by external forces, until it first destroys itself from within. America’s leaders should have thought long and hard about that before
The Patriot Act: When Truth Becomes Treason By Susan Lindauer, former Asset covering Iraq & Libya and the second non-Arab American indicted on the Patriot Act Many Americans think they understand the dangers of the Patriot Act, which Congress has vowed to extend 4 more years in a vote later
War doesn’t work, does it? Best case scenario, NATO’s war against Libya will run 18 to 24 months unless decisive action is taken right now—this day—to end the military confrontation.
About July, I started hearing that Gadhaffi was exerting heavy pressure on U.S. and British oil companies to cough up special fees and kick backs to cover the costs of Libya’s reimbursement to the families of Pan Am 103.
The Tea Party didn’t even put up a fight. Briefly they rejected a sneak attack to renew three surveillance clauses of the Patriot Act on a suspension vote. That filled my heart with hope. One push from the Republican elite, however and they went down with a loud thud.