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PBC News & Comment: The Terror We Give Is the Terror We Get

Chris Hedges provides critical context for latest hostage death in Syria “the terror we give is the terror we get”…..

--read Hedges' commentary here

--White House confirms death of American Kayla Mueller, reportedly by a Jordanian air strike

--in NY Times, James Risen recaps the 9/11 lawsuit against Saudis that produced recent declaration from Moussaoui about funding from Saudi royals

--in excerpt from our new in-depth interview with lawyer and journalist Scott Horton talks about the “narcotic” of government secrecy

--in recent reports, reporters Jason Leopold and Conor Friedersdorf expose the fight between CIA and Senate staffers

--Sony hack leads Obama to add new cyber threat agency, says Pando

--last week, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) said Guantanamo prisoners “can rot in hell”, revealing massive ignorance

--Gitmo hearing into government spying on legal meetings delayed as defendants object to interpreter who had worked at black sites where they were tortured

--Obama and Netanyahu trade barbs over Bibi’s plans to address Congress

--Sen. Elizabeth Warren presses for prosecutions against criminal bankers in HSBC case

--listener Hillary Blanchard sent LA Times clipping about recent spike in the amount of waste from fracking and oil drilling in California, as state orders limits on wastewater in aquifers