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Report on CIA details 'brutal' post-9/11 interrogations

WASHINGTON: -- The CIA carried out "brutal" interrogations of al-Qaeda suspects in the years after the 9/11 attacks on the US, a US Senate report has said.


The summary of the report, compiled by Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said the CIA had misled Americans about what it was doing.

The information the CIA collected this way failed to secure information that foiled any threats, the report said.

In a statement, the CIA insisted the interrogations had helped save lives.

"The intelligence gained from the programme was critical to our understanding of al-Qaeda and continues to inform our counterterrorism efforts to this day," director John Brennan said.

However, the CIA also acknowledged mistakes in the programme, especially early on when it was unprepared for the scale of the operation to detain and interrogate prisoners.

The CIA programme - known internally as Rendition, Detention and Interrogation - took place from 2002-07, during the presidency of George W Bush.

Full story: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-30401100

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-- BBC 2014-12-10

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No surprise here. The Bush-Cheney administration was lawless. Why hide your torture techniques and try to cover up any investigation into them? Al Qaeda publicizes its beheadings on youtube. No reason for secrecy, unless what was being done violated US laws. International law is irrelevant in the US as the US wisely does not allow the Euros to have jurisdistic supremacy through its weak-kneed international agencies like the UN and ICC.

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If it smells like a terrorist, acts like a terrorist, looks like a terrorist, torture it as a terrorist. You can always say your sorry later. If one life was saved by doing this I am all for it. Screw the Democratic liberals.

Apparently not even one life was saved. But at least one prisoner was tortured to death.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/cia-torture-report-shows-the-cia-tortured-suspects-at-secret-overseas-sites-for-years-achieved-nothing-from-it-and-lied-about-it-9913901.html

"Regular beatings, slamming detainees against walls, soaking them in cold water, ice baths, extended periods of sleep deprivation lasting for one month in one case confining them to small spaces and even threatening them repeatedly with death while in custody, were among the methods used to try to make detainees talk. At least three detainees were told their families would be killed if they didnt co-operate."

...more disturbing account in the link. The hypocrisy of the home of the brave and land of the free is astounding.

Makes you wonder who the terrorists really are.

That us just bs political double talk that anyone with an ounce of sense could see through, unless they also have an agenda.

Fact is, try as they might, terrorists have been impotent little cowards when it comes to terrorists acts on US soil since US got serious about stopping this nonsense.

You may be right in that we don't need GITMO and CIA tactics anymore. Now we have drones. Much better for handling the problem and keeps US personnel out of harms way.

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If it smells like a terrorist, acts like a terrorist, looks like a terrorist, torture it as a terrorist. You can always say your sorry later. If one life was saved by doing this I am all for it. Screw the Democratic liberals.

Apparently not even one life was saved.

Au contraire. Thousands of lives were saved and Bin Ladin was caught because of this program. NO current or former CIA officials were interviewed by the Senate Intelligence Committee for their report - NONE. It is a partisan sham.

The former directors argue that the CIA interrogation program saved thousands of lives by helping lead to the capture of top al Qaeda operatives and disrupting their plotting.

"A powerful example of the interrogation programs importance is the information obtained from Abu Zubaydah, a senior al Qaeda operative, and from Khalid Sheik Muhammed, known as KSM, the 9/11 mastermind, the former directors write. "We are convinced that both would not have talked absent the interrogation program.

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/cia-directors-interrogation-program-saved-thousands-lives/story?id=27470215

Well, they would say that wouldn't they.

Well of course. It is the truth and there is plenty of evidence on their side - not that the public will see it in this report. NO current or former CIA officials were interviewed by the Senate Intelligence Committee for their report - NONE. The report is a PARTISAN SHAM.

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Note to terrorists and would be terrorists.. no body promise you a rose garden, you knew

very well what are the risks associated with those terrorist actives, we see you on Al-Jazeera

looking so smug and macho walking around with the ninja outfits and tone of emmo and guns,

now take it like the piece of crap that you're,

just say thanks to your Allah the Israelis didn't interrogate you...

Your post reflects badly on you and maybe attitudes like yours are the reason USA is targeted in the first place.

Jealousy breeds resentment. Resentment breeds hate. Hate breeds terrorism.

All starts with jealousy so unless the US became pathetic like many of the countries that target us, there will always be losers from those countries targeting us.

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Makes you wonder who the terrorists really are.

I think you should ask that question to the thousands of people killed on 9/11 and their families. I'll bet they don't care what happened to detainees. Maybe they are your terrorists.

Or you could ask the scores of people who jumped from the Twin Towers to escape burning to death. Maybe they are the terrorists.

Or maybe it was just the Americans who went all-out after terrorists and still do, who are the terrorists.

I really don't give a shit what you think yesterday, today, or tomorrow. I never will.

9/11. Never forget.

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But if non violent good cop psychological techniques produce better results and actually save American lives, then isn't it pretty dumb to give your enemies further ammunition to justify their attacks on you?

The only reason to persist in torture thereafter is for exactly the same reason as "other scumbag countries" do...because they enjoy it.

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