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May 19, 2014

WORLD-TYRANT WORLD a/o 05 18 14

Filed under: news — jaspar @ 10:32 am

 

 

 

 

 

 

WORLD-TYRANT WORLD a/o 05 18 14 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 16, 11:01 PM EDT 

 

 

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/C/CB_GUANTANAMO_HUNGER_STRIKE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2014-05-16-23-01-15

 

 

US ORDERED NOT TO FORCE FEED GUANTANAMO PRISONER [Excerpts] 

 

 

“This is a major crack in Guantanamo’s *years-long* effort 

 

to oppress prisoners and 

 

to exercise total control over information about the prison,” 

 

said Cori Crider, an attorney with the British legal rights group Reprieve that represents the prisoner. 

 

 

[Abu Wa’el] Dhiab, 42, has been held *without charge* at Guantanamo since August 2002. 

 

His lawyers say he has been cleared for release and media in Uruguay say he is one of a handful of Syrians held at the base who are being considered for resettlement in the South American country. 

 

 

 

 

May 17, 6:18 AM EDT 

 

 

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_VETERANS_HEALTH_CARE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2014-05-17-06-18-19

 

 

OBAMA AND CONGRESS MOVE TO ADDRESS VA FIRESTORM [Excerpts] 

 

 

The top official for veterans’ health care [Robert Petzel] resigned Friday, and House Republicans scheduled a vote for Wednesday on legislation that would give Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki greater authority to fire or demote senior executives and administrators at the agency and its 152 medical centers. 

 

[ 152 medical centers?  WHAT WARS MEAN! ] 

 

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said the Veterans Affairs Department is suffering from “a systemic, cultural problem” that cannot be solved with piecemeal responses, such as the resignation of a top official. 

 

[ systemic, cultural problem?  WHAT WARS MEAN! ] 

 

 

 

 

May 17, 10:40 AM EDT 

 

 

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_HEAT_RELATED_JAIL_DEATHS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2014-05-17-10-40-16

 

 

DEATH IN HOT JAIL CELL HIGHLIGHTS NATIONAL ISSUE {Excerpts] 

 

 

 

The February death of 56-year-old former Marine Jerome Murdough is a jarring lesson in what can happen when cells overheat, even though it differed from the *classic inmate heat death* in some significant ways: It happened in the winter and was due to malfunctioning heating equipment rather than scorching outside temperatures. 

 

Heatstroke causes a person’s body temperature to increase rapidly —-up to 106 degrees within 10 or 15 minutes—- and can be fatal if not quickly treated. 

 

Other heat-related illnesses —-heat exhaustion, rashes, fainting—- are most likely to affect elderly and overweight people. 

 

Others particularly at risk include people with heart disease and asthma or those, like Murdough, who are taking psychotropic drugs. 

 

Psychotropic medications can impair the body’s ability to cool itself by sweating, experts say.  That’s a particular concern as the number of mentally ill inmates who take such drugs has risen steadily. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 16, 2014 

 

 

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2014/05/16/227709/fearing-militia-control-of-libyas.html

 

 

Fearing militia control of Libya’s airports, U.S. moves troops to Sicily in case evacuation needed [Excerpts] 

 

 

Alarmed by developments in Libya, the United States [The World Tyrant] this week moved 200 troops to a base in Sicily so that they could respond more quickly if the U.S. [The World Tyrant] needs to evacuate its embassy in Tripoli 

 

The troop move is the latest acknowledgment from the Obama administration that three years after a NATO bombing campaign helped topple the government of Moammar Gadhafi, conditions in the oil-producing country are deteriorating and *security concerns that previously were confined to Benghazi and Libya’s east have spread to Tripoli, the capital, and the country’s west*. 

 

The fluidity of the security situation in Tripoli played out again Friday, as Algeria reportedly sent in members of its special forces and a military plane to evacuate its ambassador and staff after militants threatened them. 

 

 

 

 

 

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