Sought out ex-CIA for Torture 'interrogations' - 2001
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at these news reports regarding the use of TORTURE that the "liberal" US
corporate news media pushed on Americans since 9-11................and
read the UK Observer article dated November 4, 2001 when the
CIA was recruiting
those with torture expertise, especially those with experience in torture
CIA's dirty war in Central America during the Reagan and Bush SR presidencies
Should U.S. use torture on terror suspects?
Tuesday, March 4, 2003
Rights group protests CIA 'stress and duress'
By Alan Cooperman, Washington Post, 12/28/2002
- A leading human rights group said yesterday that the CIA's
method of interrogating Al Qaeda suspects could constitute torture
and result in
the prosecution of US officials by courts around the world.
This story ran on page A2 of the Boston Globe on 12/28/2002.
ABCNews: Is Torture a Tool in the War on Terror?
The Pain of One
Has the War on Terror Changed Attitudes on Torture?
By Andrew Chang
13 — Beating. Asphyxiation. Electrocution. Starvation. Sexual violation.
Sept. 11, most people would have blanched at these and other forms
torture, and most still do. But after major intelligence failures allowed
men to cause the deaths of more than 3,000 people, and the suffering
others, attitudes have had reason to change.
libertarians say the Bush administration is already using the Sept.
attacks as a pretext for infringing on some civil liberties.
terror suspects are being kept on foreign shores because of the latitude
it provides U.S. investigators probing the al Qaeda terrorist network,
ABCNEWS national security correspondent John McWethy reported in
are subject to the law of the land where they're detained, which could
more severe treatment than would be allowed under U.S. law.
U.S. government, while denying it is doing anything wrong in having
prisoners held elsewhere, last month made a decision to abstain from
Nations vote to strengthen the U.N. convention against torture.
The Christian Science Monitor was about the only sane news venue that warned
against use of torture:
Torture, A Line that Must Not Be Crossed
The Christian Science Monitor
from the November 14, 2001 edition
A Line That Can't Be Moved
are being asked to live with such inconveniences as longer lines at
airports to help thwart terrorist attacks. But when it comes to setting
limits on civil liberties, more debate using sound principles is required.
the Bush administration moves to restrict liberties, there's one path
should not be taken: the use of torture to extract information from suspected
terrorists or accomplices.
coercion of suspects with possible knowledge of planned mass killings
is used by many countries. But the US legal system rejects torture
as a tool
for police or prosecutors. To use torture would be to erode the rights
freedoms that make this country precious to its citizens......
for free people everywhere, torture of any kind must be unacceptable.
Torture, treachery and spies - covert war in Afghanistan
America may be carpet-bombing Afghanistan. But the real battle for power
being waged with bundles of cash and more sinister means
Jason Burke in Peshawar
Sunday November 4, 2001
the CIA prepares for a next phase in its war on terrorism on the
ground, and the issue of torture comes to the fore as a legal and political
potato in Washington.
the scenes, reports from Washington say that the agency is now short
of agents who know how to torture or to extract information. The CIA
staffed with people who developed torture expertise during the 'dirty
Central and South America, but these agents have gone into retirement.
Now the agency is trying to redevelop and retrain agents in rough
interrogation techniques. Among them are the use of high-decibel music,
and recordings of
dying people and animals.
intelligence source told The Observer that former agents are being
drafted back to advise the CIA on how to conduct 'interrogations involving
element of physical pressure'.
CIA is short of CIA agents with TORTURE expertise... hmmmm....so CIA
hired guns....private security contractors hired by CIA
for interrogations..........just what was then used in Iraq for the US
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