Tuesday 9 December 2014

Findings of the CIA Torture Report

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.


Unknown said...

Ken said (not the SF writer)
Point 13 references the psychologists who were paid upward of $80m to write the script for the interrogations and manage some aspects of the programme. As far as I know , attempts to expel them from the professional body on ethical grounds have failed. So know we know how much it costs to buy a social science.

Anonymous said...


That is a great way of looking at it, thanks.

Gary Elsby said...

What is Labour's involvement and remember Ed Miliband was a Minister?(David-foreign secretary).

Neil: "What did Labour know"?
Abbot: "I don't know"?

It's Christmas, so all together....Oh, yes you did!