Jordanian Torture: Partners In Crime

It’s the American policy of rendition meeting Jordan’s policy of torture. The Washington Post laid out a fairly comprehensive article about Jordan’s torturous post 9/11 track record, calling the GID “the CIA’s most...

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The Black Iris Comes Back To Life!

It’s been 11 days since my last post and as many of you know, the Black Iris was down during that time due to technical difficulties from my host (who decided that their customer would have no problem waiting out the thanksgiving holiday). The...

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Fate & Barca

That which heaven has once determined, That which God’s eternal finger Has upon the azure tablets Of the sky sublimely written, Those transparent sheets of sapphire Superscribed with golden ciphers Ne’er deceive, and never lie; The...

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Playing Elections Dirty

Maha, a friend of mine and frequent commenter on the Black Iris, told me a story the other day that had me in stitches. It also had me reanalyzing my mental health just at the sheer fact I would laugh at a story so morbid. Then again, Maha could...

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The 7iber Election Watchdog

It will be kind of interesting (at least for me) to see if the average citizen has the ability to play a role in holding other members of society and even governments accountable for their actions. Especially in the absence of any efficient and...

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