Tuesday, 9 December 2014
Here are the 20 key findings of the Senate report into the CIA. Black armband day for the USA's democratic/human rights credentials.
The abuse of detainees at Guantanamo Bay have been documented well enough. Papers have been littered with reports of the CIA's "advanced interrogation techniques" for years. Complicity on the part of other Western governments with the programme of extraordinary rendition is virtually common knowledge. We may accept the banality of many everyday evils, but when the veil is torn asunder it's funny how the CIA's sordid, brutal, mendacious and downright illegal activities suddenly become shocking when long-circulating allegations are officially sanctified and confirmed.