This Saturday could mark the largest anti-police violence protests the United States has seen since Michael Brown was killed in Ferguson this August
A Senate report on torture by CIA agents is filled with obscure terms and cryptic phrases that conceal brutal techniques
For the CIA officials involved in torture, one thing was clear from the very beginning: The only way they would be forgiven for what they did was if they could show it had saved lives.
It was the heart of their rationale. It was vital to public acceptance. It was how they would avoid prosecution.
A US Senate committee on Tuesday presented a report on the interrogation tactics of the CIA that reveals how the intelligence service has tortured presumed terrorists since 9/11. Some commentators express shock and see countries in Europe as the CIA’s accomplices. Others call the outcry hypocritical given that these practices were common knowledge.
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