When did America honestly STOP torture … WE just do not hear about in our corporate controlled “free-press”…

…When did America honestly STOP torture … WE just do not hear about in our corporate controlled “free-press”…

 

Guess Who Wants to Make Torture Great Again     “There are a lot of Monday morning quarterbacks in the terrorism business.”

By Joseph Neese / Salon…..May 10, 2018, 10:00 PM GMT

 

Vice President Dick Cheney threw his full support behind Gina Haspel, President Donald Trump’s embattled nominee to head the Central Intelligence Agency, claiming the veteran spy would "be a great director" while also calling for a continuation of the torture programs she once oversaw.

"If it were my call, I would not discontinue those programs," Cheney said of the George W. Bush administration’s controversial use of so-called enhanced interrogation techniques in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks during an appearance on the Fox Business network on Thursday. "I would have them active – and ready to go."

Trump’s nominee Haspel — who, if confirmed, would become the first female director of the nation’s top intelligence agency — faces scrutiny and uncertainty due to her past history with torture. Following 9/11, Haspel ran a secret CIA "black site" in Thailand where advanced interrogation techniques, waterboarding among them, were used on terror suspects. Haspel was later involved in the destruction of videotapes documenting the agency’s handling of suspected terrorists

Obama Paved Way for Haspel by Failing to Hold Torturers Accountable: Reporter Jeremy Scahill

By Amy Goodman, Nermeen Shaikh, Democracy Now

Jeremy Scahill, co-founder of The Intercept and host of the weekly podcast "Intercepted," appeared on Democracy Now!  READ MORE»

 

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