“I think she’s as much a traitor to this country at this point as I thought about Edward Snowden and his release of information about other investigations and abilities from an intelligence stand point.”
Gonzales also said he thinks the drone program has done “equal damage” to the United States standing in the world community.
“Yes, it’s enhanced interrogation but it’s nothing comparable at all to what McCain underwent in Vietnam.”
“There are some people in this country who don’t like the military, don’t like the intelligence community, and — as I saw a headline today say — they have 9/11 amnesia, like thinking it can’t happen again.”
CIA Director John Brennan held a rare news conference to address the Senate Intelligence Committee’s recently released report on torture. He said it was “unknowable” if torture brought useful intelligence.
“This state of affairs doesn’t add up with the U.S.’s pretensions to the title of ‘touchstone of democracy,’” Russia’s foreign ministry ombudsman said.
Although the former vice president added that he had not read the 6,000-page report except for parts and summaries.
David Hicks turned up to yell at George Brandis on Wednesday night in Sydney.
“And I would just take issues with him on the notion that the enhanced interrogation that we’re talking about here is torture.”
Atul Gawande, award-winning writer and doctor, tweeted about the extent of the medical community’s complicity in the CIA’s torture of terror suspects.
“We’re not talking about anyone being burned or stabbed or cut or anything like that. We’re talking about people being made to stand in awkward in positions, have water put into their nose and into their mouth. Nobody suffered any lasting injuries from this.”
During his final speech on the floor, Sen. Mark Udall called for CIA Director John Brennan’s resignation over his defense of the agency’s torture program. Udall also read conclusions of a still secret review of the program’s effects.
The Latin American country’s National Truth Commission just produced its own torture report, which among other things documents the way American teachers taught Brazilian officers the theory and methods of torture.
The Agency was convinced Janat Gul knew of a plot to launch terror attacks against the 2004 presidential election, but he couldn’t have known. The plot was fiction. His interrogators were ordered to torture him even after they came to believe he knew nothing.
“Everyone knows that Assad and the Americans are working together.” Even though Syria was redacted from the report, a perceived U.S. alliance with Assad is a line that connects Obama and Bush for many Syrians.
The long-delayed report details the CIA’s detention and interrogation policies during the Bush administration.
Internal efforts by the CIA to police its controversial interrogation program will be a key part of defense against Senate report detailing alleged abuses.
“Incorrectly peeling carrots.”
This is crueler than anything Joffrey did.
The findings of a global survey have been described as “alarming”.
Kim Kwang-Il created these illustrations depicting conditions of torture and starvation that he both witnessed and endured to accompany his UN testimony. Warning: these images are graphic.
Kayum Ortikov says Uzbek authorities ran him through a horrifying gauntlet of torture because of his job at the British Embassy. Since his release, Britain hasn’t rushed to help him.
A new Human Rights Watch video features rare interviews with former political prisoners who survived years of systematic abuse, torture, and starvation in the country’s notorious prisoner camps. A UN report detailing the regime’s atrocities also included a letter to Kim Jong-un saying he could face trial for “crimes against humanity.”
In Saudi Arabia, a father cannot be executed for murdering his child.
There’s only one way to find out.
Hopefully, you’ll never find out. This new video from Amnesty International tries to give you a feel for it by putting you under the hood.
Brutal. This was a performance piece in the window of Lush Cosmetics in London, in which artist Jacqueline Traide was subjected to the simulated horrors of animal testing for 10 hours. The stunt was meant to encourage a ban on animal testing and highlight the fact that Lush sells no animal tested cosmetics.
You really don’t want to know. Knock off Uggs are made with the pelts of Chinese raccoon dogs rather than than the sheep skin found in authentic Uggs. In order to pass the savings for these counterfeits on to the customer, the raccoon dogs are tortured and murdered in a mind-blowingly horrific fashion. WARNING: Graphic.
Do not click if you are pregnant, nursing, or have a history of heart problems. I’ve thoughtfully included YouTube links to the scenes I could find. Buy a fifth of whiskey before you watch them.
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As America continues to wage two wars in the Middle East, a striking new study shows a shift in attitudes about how to treat captured enemies. Daniel Stone reports on why the post-9/11 generation is in favor of gruesome interrogation techniques.