In a statement after signing the “National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014”, US president Obama called again for the closing of Guantanamo “impeded” by the Congress. A promise from 2008 not accomplished.

The National Security Agency has broken privacy rules or overstepped its legal authority thousands of times each year since Congress granted the agency broad new powers in 2008, according to an internal audit and other top-secret documents, The Washington Post reports. Here you have the link to the full report.

“I think it is critical for us to understand that Guantanamo is not necessary to keep America safe. It is expensive. It is inefficient. It hurts us in terms of our international standing. It lessens cooperation with our allies on counterterrorism efforts. It is a recruitment tool for extremists. It needs to be closed.” And […]

How sad. Obama in Europe and Netanyahu in the Hill collecting standing ovations to his vision of the future of Israel and the Palestinians. A powerful Israeli State (its OK) with a military control over the Palestinian territory and above all the Jordan river and all the Jordan Valley (more of the same, nothing changes). […]