From The Idiot Factor:
“We all need safety from violence and terrorism, but no government should sacrifice people’s human rights in the name of national security.
Unfortunately, in the
that’s exactly what’s happening – and Amnesty International is helping stop it. United States
On multiple fronts, the
States government is violating human rights in the
name of national security, often in violation of both law
and international law. U.S.
· People have been held for years at the Guantánamo detention camp in
even being charged with a crime. Prisoners have been tortured and mistreated,
and they are not given fair trials. Cuba
used lethal force, including through drone strikes, in several countries,
leading to civilian deaths. Military operations have exposed civilians
and U.S. service
members to toxins that have led to devastating medical conditions. U.S.
· Surveillance and targeting of Muslims – based on who they are, not what they’ve done – has fueled harassment, discrimination, and violence.
· For years, the
allowed officials to torture people through horrific techniques that
international law. President Trump has vowed to expand the use of torture even
further in the years ahead." U.S.
This is just one set of examples of human rights violations by the
Despite claiming to be this “beacon of
democracy and freedom” the US has killed, maimed and
destroyed people and governments around the world. This is part of a series. We
will print more on this later. US