Tag Archives: Torture

Three Years Ago — Who Tortured Giulio Regeni to Death? And Why? (January 25 2016) [UPDATE]

“On 7 January 2016, just a month after the union meeting, Mohamed Abdallah denounced Regeni to the authorities (…) because his questions were not about street vendors … and had other intentions. The Egyptian government placed Regeni under investigation, but decided … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — Hanns-Joachim Gottlob Scharff : “Without Torture”

“Everyone at the CIA in the post-Sept. 11 era was simply doing what they were asked to do in the aftermath of a crisis.” General Michael Hayden — former NSA and CIA Director “The fact that a person acted pursuant … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — Gina Haspel CIA Nomination Reopens Old Wounds

“The torture of detainees in U.S. custody during the last decade was one of the darkest chapters in American history. Ms. Haspel needs to explain the nature and extent of her involvement in the CIA’s interrogation program during the confirmation … Continue reading

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On This Day — “Horrifying and Unnecessary” (New York Time Editorial – March 2 2008)

“Some may argue that we would be more effective if we sanctioned torture or other expedient methods to obtain information from the enemy. They would be wrong. Beyond the basic fact that such actions are illegal, history shows that they … Continue reading

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Two Years Ago — CIA Torture Whistleblower John Kiriakou Responds To President Trump

“This is not something you can do without legal support, congressional support and public support, and that support does not exist.” John McLaughlin — Deputy CIA Director “Torture is the weapon of the bully, the coward and the fool, and … Continue reading

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Three Years Ago — Who Tortured Giulio Regeni to Death? And Why? (January 25 2016)

“On 7 January 2016, just a month after the union meeting, Mohamed Abdallah denounced Regeni to the authorities (…) because his questions were not about street vendors … and had other intentions. The Egyptian government placed Regeni under investigation, but decided … Continue reading

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On This Day — CIA Director John Brennan Defends Torture Methods (December 11 2014)

“In a limited number of cases, agency officers used interrogation techniques that had not been authorized, were abhorrent and rightly should be repudiated by all.” CIA Director John Brennan (December 11 2014) “No evidence that terror attacks were stopped, terrorists … Continue reading

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Egypt — Who Tortured Giulio Regeni to Death? And Why? [UPDATE]

“On 7 January 2016, just a month after the union meeting, Mohamed Abdallah denounced Regeni to the authorities (…) because his questions were not about street vendors … and had other intentions. The Egyptian government placed Regeni under investigation, but decided … Continue reading

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Remembering Senator John McCain : “CIA Torture Policies Stained Our National Honor” (August 29, 1936 – August 25, 2018)

“Ms. Haspel’s role in overseeing the use of torture by Americans is disturbing. Her refusal to acknowledge torture’s immorality is disqualifying. I believe the Senate should exercise its duty of advice and consent and reject this nomination.” US Senator John … Continue reading

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John le Carré : Prime Minister Should Authorise Torture Inquiry

“Torture is the weapon of the bully, the coward and the fool, and the US president’s record testifies that he is well qualified to speak on its behalf.” John le Carré — The Times (August 17 2018) David John Moore … Continue reading

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