Matt Taibbi, a contributing editor for Rolling Stone who once famously described Goldman Sachs in an article as “a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity.”
“Google was the rich kid who, after having discovered he wasn’t invited to the party, built his own party in retaliation,” James Whittaker continued. “The fact that no one came to Google’s party became the elephant in the room.”
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The soldier was taken aboard a U.S. military aircraft to a “pretrial confinement facility” in another country, the official said, but would not confirm if that meant an American military base or another type of facility. The official spoke anonymously because the information had not yet been publicly announced.
The official did not provide a reason for the move, saying only that legal proceedings would continue outside of Afghanistan. The soldier has not yet been charged.
Afghan lawmakers had demanded that the soldier be publicly tried in Afghanistan to show that he was being brought to justice, calling on President Hamid Karzai to suspend all talks with the U.S. about an ongoing military presence here until that happens.
U.S. lawmakers want the Pentagon to explain why the soldier accused in the massacre of 16 Afghan villagers was sent back into combat after suffering a traumatic brain injury in Iraq. We look at whether soldiers are receiving the mental health treatment they need with Kevin Baker, an Iraq War veteran struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder from the same base as the Afghan shooting suspect, Joint Base Lewis-McChord. “It’s not an isolated incident. It’s not unique to Fort Lewis. This is a military-wide epidemic,” Baker says. “The military is incapable of helping its servicemembers. These are young men and women from working families that join the military and put their lives on the line. And when they come home, they’re not being treated properly.” We also speak with ProPublica’s Joaquin Sapien, co-author of an investigative series called “Brain Wars: How the Military Is Failing Its Wounded” [includes rush transcript].
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