In a new Human Rights Watch (HRW) report released Monday, two former CIA detainees described previously unreported torture techniques used in secret U.S. prisons overseas, shedding new light on the program the government fought for years to keep hidden.
Ummm .... that bill passed last week. It is now law.
A good god could not possibly be on the side of such activities. America clearly worships a false god now.
Which is the reason that Iran calls the United States "The Great Satan."
Let's see. Which presidential candidate would end torture? Not Clinton or Trump. But Jill Stein would.
We should direct our full attention to the country of Oman.
Oman is the key to peace in the Middle East.
Is this a great country or what?
That should have been Bush and Cheney.
May Hurricane Mathew set all Gitmo prisoners free.
Mathew may not bother Bush and Cheney too much, but it may totally wreck Gitmo.
We can only hope.
Did anyone else notice the new warning CD is posting at the top of the comments page? Has it been there for a while and I just haven't noticed? It seems rather curious to me. For one thing, CD has never seemed concerned about all the HRC shills (nor should they in my opinion) that infest these forums w/o identifying themselves as such. Secondly, why do we need to be warned about this? It seems most readers here are pretty good at making up their own minds and good at sniffing out bullshit. Is there some other danger we should be aware of? I can't imagine what it might be.
I'm looking for the next step:
Is there any signatory country of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the Convention Against Torture where a financial compensation lawsuiit can be filed? Are there any lawyers willing to seek an end to some of the world's worst torture practices?
If these are crimes against civilians, should appropriate charges be filed in the World Court at the Hague? Should the U.S. be forced to either enforce or ignore another war crimes subpoena?
Italy still has an outstanding warrent for those CIA agents who swooped into Italy, kidnapped a citizen and took him off to the American torture archipelago. For that matter, India still has a manslaughter warrant out for the people who caused 8,000 deaths at Bhopal, India.
Jason Rezaian suffered ‘irreparable harm’ being subject to ‘torture and other cruel treatment’ during his detention in a Tehran prison, the lawsuit says
“For nearly 18 months, Iran held and terrorized Jason for the purpose of gaining negotiating leverage and ultimately exchanging him with the United States for something of value to Iran,” the suit alleges. “Plaintiffs seek justice and redress from this court in order to compensate plaintiffs for their pain and suffering and to hold Iran accountable for its heinous and unlawful acts of terrorism, torture, abuse, and hostage taking.”
What the US has done is orders of magnitude worse.
Where's the justice?
Iraq Will Use Sept 11 Bill To Sue US Government For 2003 Invasion, Demand Compensation
.. over the weekend following the passage of JASTA, it was citizens of Iraq who asked their parliament to demand compensation for the 2003 US invasion of Iraq. As Al-Arabiya news channel reported on Saturday, an Iraqi group has requested parliament to prepare a lawsuit seeking compensation from the US for the invasion of Iraq. The "Arab Project in Iraq" lobby group "sees their opportunity to ask for compensation from the United States over violations by the US forces following the US invasion that saw the toppling of late President Saddam Hussein in 2003."
And so it begins ..
Yep - we should see more governments and their citizens suing us. But keep in mind that our government already gets sued plenty of times in foreign courts and we just ignore them. This will just make us look more hypocritical than we already do.
Deeply troubling story, to say the least. We apparently learned nothing from the Abu Ghraib exposé. When we act in ways that put our own service members in danger of being tortured, we are no better than those we fight against. I have had so many personal debates with family over this topic. People being tortured will say anything to make it stop. To date, there is no proof the US has gained any actionable intelligence from torturing anyone. We are better than this!
Pitter continued, "The release of these two men without the U.S.
providing any assistance or redress for their torture and suffering also
shows how much the U.S. still needs to do to put the CIA torture
program behind it."
We will never have good leadership of governance and a return to civil society/ domestic tranquility until we disband by arrest those that are the CIA. They will not be missed.
Try reading a newspaper once in a while.
Where did you see anything in the story about torture programs continuing?
Obama ended the torture programs. First of all by calling it torture, while the press continued to call it enhanced interrogation.