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What Dick Cheney knew about the torture program

Buried in the pages of the 525-page executive summary of the so-called CIAtorture report is a timeline showing when former U.S. Vice-President Dick Cheney was briefed about the program July 29, 2003: According to the report,
Protest

This Saturday could mark the largest anti-police violence protests the United States has seen since Michael Brown was killed in Ferguson this August

Why Bush won’t be prosecuted over CIA torture

Despite damning Senate report’s revelations, chances of seeing Bush-era leaders in the dock are slim.

 

Capitol

Dozens of congressional staffers gathered on the steps of the Capitol building in Washington, D.C., on Thursday afternoon in protest over the recent Eric Garnerand Michael Brown grand jury decisions, demanding justice for the black men who died after confrontations with police.

John-brennan-yelling

CIA Director John Brennan addressed the damning Senate torture report on Thursday, pushing back against claims that the CIA’s “enhanced interrogation techniques” (EITs) produced no valuable intelligence in the decade-long war on terror.

Medical profession aided CIA torture

In a series of tweets this morning, surgeon and author Atul Gawande called out the doctors who helped the CIA torture people.

1/The Senate CIA Torture Report reveals savage, immoral, utterly despicable practices by our govt. http://t.co/qZWUNtJSeU

Guantanamo

A Senate report on torture by CIA agents is filled with obscure terms and cryptic phrases that conceal brutal techniques

Former Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski admits his country let the CIA run a secret prison on its territory following the 9/11 attacks on the US.

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.

nytimes.com – Noam Cohen – Dec 9 – The Central Intelligence Agency leaked classified material to reporters to shape the perception that its detention and interrogation program was an effective tool in thwarting terrorism, according to a Senate Intelligence Committee report released
washingtonpost.com – The Senate released a 528-page executive summary of its study on the CIA’s detention program, more than eight years after the secret overseas prisons were shut down. The Senate Intelligence Committee’s highly anticipated report on the CIA’s…
nytimes.com – Eric Fair – Dec 9 – BETHLEHEM, Pa. — I SPENT this semester teaching creative writing at Lehigh University. I’ve been a soldier, a police officer and an interrogator. So hearing students call me “Professor” and assigning homework was a significant

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