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What is the story on Dr Aafia Siddiqui, the MIT grad who may have been imprisoned at Bagram, that notorious American detention facility in Afghanistan, for the past five years?

Siddiqui is a 36-year old Pakistani woman who when young was sent to America by her father, along with her two siblings, for education. But in 2003 while she was living in Karachi, Pakistan, with her parents and three children she suddenly disappeared. She was arrested on July 17 of this year on false charges, according to her lawyer, Elaine Whitfield Sharp, who says she has proof that Siddiqui was being held at Bagram Air Base for the past five years.

Sharp also says Siddiqui appears traumatized, is very passive, and is “like a person who has been excessively institutionalized.” I got this information from this NPR article. Eric Alterman has further details and links here. Particularly interesting is the investigation by Tim Bella at ProPublica, Mystery Surrounds Case of Terror Suspect. Here is a 3-minute video, The Case Against Aafia Siddiqui, from Aug 6, 2008, on AlJazeera:
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I doubt there is anything like this in the American media.

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Running dogs by any other name remain the same, according to John McCain.
That’s insane, Mr. McCain!
If you can’t tell an al Qaeda, from a Shi’ite, from a Sunni, you might as well be a dog catcher in the great state of Maine.
Oh, in your case, in a small town in Arizona.

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Here’s a six minute clip from a new film, Chalmers Johnson on American Hegemony. This is part of the Speaking Freely series in which Johnson discusses “military Keynesianism” and imperial bankruptcy.

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He speaks very clearly, and this is pretty frightening stuff, in the opposite sense from the stuff promulgated by Dick Cheney. In other words, what he’s saying is that we have a suicide pact with our own military, speaking as Americans.

For more by Chalmers Johnson on the effects of Military Keynesianism, see Going Bankrupt: Why the Debt Crisis Is Now the Greatest Threat to the American Republic.

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