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New CIA Documents Reveal More Horrors of Bush-Era Torture Program


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New CIA Documents Reveal More Horrors of Bush-Era Torture Program

Nadia Prupis, staff writer

The CIA on Tuesday released dozens of documents detailing its torture and rendition program under the Bush administration, from the horrific treatment of detainees to the agency's 2002 plan to ask the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) not to prosecute interrogators.


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What channel news will be carrying this tonight?


#5

Once again what needs to be done is to end the days of this neo-Nazis CIA.
Basically after WWII, the Gestapo was brought here as the CIA.
See: Operation Paperclip
The ex-Nazis brought here by Allen Dulles under this plan were used to found
the CIA, funneled into our FBI and other government agencies.
Thus, the Cold War and the McCarthy Era.
Note that the numbers reported by Wiki are low --
I've read there were 64,000+ brought in, which included family members.


#6

Don't know how extensive HillBill ties are to CIA, but certainly as Governor of Ark --
he was involved with the CIA Iran-Contra drug running out of Mena Ark.
CIA gained control of our White House at the latest by GHWB administration and
doubt they are going to let go of it. Obama also reported to have personal family ties
to CIA.


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Operation Paperclip included NASA, where the architect of the NAZI rocket program was brought in to lead the US rocket program. See Arsenal of Hypocrisy for ugly details.


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The provocateur behind the torture mandates was and remains to be Cheney, Mr. Evil Incarnate. Bush was simply his pawn/hand puppet because GWB is a straw man who cries "If I only had a brain...." John Yoo was the paid legal wonk providing a "legal basis" for the torture with Chertoff (Homeland Security), Perle, Wolfowitz, and Rumsfeld supporting the practices behind the curtains. Not a one will be indicted or prosecuted for their crimes against humanity...NOT ONE.


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Closing paragraph from the article:

"Physicians for Human Rights medical director Dr. Vincent Iacopino added, "We continue to be stunned by the CIA's audacity in suppressing all details related to the role medical officials played in the agency's brutal torture program....This wholesale redaction is part of the CIA's pattern of concealing evidence of its crimes, and it suggests U.S. government officials are still trying to avoid any and all liability for torturing detainees."" [my italics]

Just to note: "limited liability" is at the very foundation of the corporate economy, which was quite literally devised to carry out colonialism. The original corporations had names like British East India Company, Dutch East India Company, Hudson's Bay Company, chartered by the state to subjugate peoples, steal resources, and claim territory on behalf of the state. The "legal" innovation of "limited liability" allowed "investors" to finance these companies, knowing their only risk was the money they put up, instead of being abettors and accessories to the horrific crimes carried out with their funding.

Which is to point out, that the foundation and structure of the modern economy, are based on subjugation of peoples, stealing of resources, and "limited liability" for the perpetrators. It all continues, and metastasizes, to this day. And "evidence of the crimes" is always concealed, as best they can, through all available means.

Not to distract focus from the CIA torture program. The CIA, of course, has also run many "legitimate businesses" as fronts for its operations, Air America being perhaps the most famous example.


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Regarding Bush-era torture and its legacy in our nation (and world), lets never forget the legal position and counsel of the odious and depraved John Yoo who infamously wrote the opinion that it would be just fine - legal - to crush the testicles of a child to get the father to talk!

Yoo "served as a political appointee, the Deputy Assistant U.S. Attorney General in the Office of Legal Counsel, Department of Justice (OLC), during the George W. Bush administration"

That Yoo is now astonishingly professor of law at UC Berkeley, still spewing his extremist messages, and not prosecuted for his part in defending/selling torture as US policy is an outrage!

http://truth-out.org/archive/component/k2/item/87956:john-yoo-renews-claim-that-presidents-authority-to-torture-depends-on-what-is-necessary


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The lawlessness of the Bush administration remains today and permeates many areas of our government. Until these maniacs are tried in a court of law and punished for breaking national and international laws this country will never heal and will never be right again.
Obama has covered for them as he is covering for Clinton's law breaking. How could he not when he has broken the law himself so many times. There is no one in Washington willing to take on the cabal except Bernie.


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Paperclip was not the only such operation.

The US had a like program with the Japanese. In fact in return for their research on biological weapons and live human vivisection which including chopping arms of live victims to see how long they would live, removing organs from live humans who were not given any anesthesia and the like the Japanese responsible were given full pardons and many returned to the USA.

The only ones to be tried for war crimes were the ones captured by the Russians in Manchuria and Korea.


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Seatower --

Recently, C-span was re-running the Church Committee Hearings and they showed the testimony of
Tom Huston who wrote "The Huston Plan" for Nixon. It was based on "Operation Northwoods" by the
Joint Chiefs during Eisenhower administration as a false flag operation to suggest violence/murder by
the Castro/Cuba against American citizens.
The purpose of "The Huston Plan" was to create a number of violent events (as Operation Northwoods
did) to stop the '72 Elections if they felt they needed to. But the hearing made clear that John Yoo's
"illegal" delusions to provide a way to allow torture to satisfy those he served in government were not the
first.

Sad involvement here, as well, of our medical professionals.

Btw, I don't know what happened with Tom Huston either after the hearings --
And you might also recall from the Iran-Contra hearings that Ollie North was working on a plan to overturn
the Constitution for the Reagan administration.

The provocateur behind the torture mandates was and remains to be Cheney, Mr. Evil Incarnate. Bush was simply his pawn/hand puppet because GWB is a straw man who cries "If I only had a brain...." John Yoo was the paid legal wonk providing a "legal basis" for the torture with Chertoff (Homeland Security), Perle, Wolfowitz, and Rumsfeld supporting the practices behind the curtains. Not a one will be indicted or prosecuted for their crimes against humanity...NOT ONE.


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"It bears emphasis that these records document grave crimes for which no senior official has been held accountable." - ACLU

President Obama has been steadfast in resisting efforts to prosecute any government officials, military leaders, members of the judiciary, and private contractors who took leading roles in designing, implementing, and maintaining torture programs. On the contrary, President Obama has embraced torture of 'the enemy' through torturous forced feeding of 'non-compliant' people detained without charge.

Whether Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton is elected, he/she will continue to ensure that US torturers are shielded from prosecution.


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And that scion of militaristic virtue, O. North makes bundles of ca$h in honoraria from speaking engagements to this day in addition to being a Faux News military analyst/commentator (how fitting). And this narcissist has also authored or co-authored any number of books that probably appeal to the mindset of folks now supporting Trump

In the words of Nancy Reagan spoken in response to a question from Charlie Rose during a PBS TV interview in 1994 (North was running for U S Senate in VA): "Ollie North -- oh, I'll be happy to tell you about Ollie North," Mrs. Reagan said. "Ollie North has a great deal of trouble separating fact from fantasy."


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Had not heard of specific dealings with Japanese war criminals, thanks for the heads-up.


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All true. Trump however has proposed that torture be made outright, legal. Not you, but many on these threads don't seem to be bothered in the least about that fact.


#21

Good rhetorical question (although I haven't tuned into MSM News for years now). Maybe NPR will cover it…just kidding!


#22

Don't forget psycho #1: Dick the jerk off Cheney


#23

Bush, Cheney, Addington and Yoo need to be rounded up and carted off to the International Court of Justice in The Hague.


#24

Ya, and the queen (are you supposed to capitalize that? - arrogant bitch) licensed pirates when the navy was having a hard time. Which is exactly what a corporation is - a bunch of pirates. And by putting stocks and bonds in the pensions of those of us who have them, they've made us accessories.


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"Just to note: "limited liability" is at the very foundation of the corporate economy, which was quite literally devised to carry out colonialism. The original corporations had names like British East India Company, Dutch East India Company, Hudson's Bay Company, chartered by the state to subjugate peoples, steal resources, and claim territory on behalf of the state. The "legal" innovation of "limited liability" allowed "investors" to finance these companies, knowing their only risk was the money they put up, instead of being abettors and accessories to the horrific crimes carried out with their funding."
EXACTLY. Limited Liability Corporation. Limited Liability Partnership. How nice. Are individuals entitled to such limited liability? Don't think so. But get a group of sociopaths behind the corporate veil, and voila!