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Friday, June 17, 2016

Brennan Claims CIA Officers Were Held Accountable For Torture, But Won’t Publicly Divulge How

CIA murderers will only be held accountable when a through Justice Department investigation is conducted and the results made public

By Sam Sacks
06/16/2016

CIA Director John Brennan told lawmakers on Thursday that people at the CIA have indeed been held accountable for the agency’s post-9/11 torture program.


Torture at Abu Ghraib 
Brennan refused, however, to get into the details publicly, saying the matter is classified. He made the claims during a public hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee.

“Is it still the case that no one has been held accountable for the systemic failures that the agency has acknowledged?” Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) asked the CIA chief during the proceedings. 

Wyden referenced the agency’s response to the exhaustive Senate torture report released at the end of 2014. In it, the agency admitted to “significant shortcomings” in “handling of accountability.”


Brennan responded, claiming that over the last several years, the agency “took actions” against those involved the program’s illicit activities.


Spawn of Satan: CIA Director John Brennan 
“There was individual accountability taken as well as accountability for some of those management and systemic failures,” he added. 

Brennan then said he couldn’t proffer any more information unless the committee moved into a classified session.

“If that’s the case, I certainly think that’s constructive,” Wyden responded somewhat skeptically. “I will await your classified response so that we have more details on that.”


The CIA’s enhanced interrogation program operated in clear violation of not just US prohibitions against torture, but also international treaty obligations. And, according to the latter, the Obama administration is complicit in crimes related to torture for failing to hold any perpetrators accountable.

As the Center for Constitutional Rights has noted: “Article 4 of the [United Nation’s] Convention Against Torture requires the new Obama administration convene a criminal investigation into the illegal acts and those responsible for them.”




Although the Senate Intelligence Committee investigated the CIA’s crimes in a 6,000-page report, the Justice Department has shied away from any probes or prosecutions. Before assuming office in 2009, President Obama signaled that he had little interest in revisiting the crimes of the Bush administration.

He told ABC News that he holds “a belief that we need to look forward as opposed to looking backwards.”


Bush/Obama legacy: Shit-smeared Iraqi at Abu Grahib

Obama added that “at the CIA, you’ve got extraordinarily talented people who are working very hard to keep Americans safe. I don’t want them to suddenly feel like they’ve got to spend all their time looking over their shoulders and lawyering.”

The Obama administration has aggressively prosecuted the one individual involved in the CIA torture program: a man who blew the whistle on it.




Analyst John Kiriakou revealed to a journalist in 2007 that the agency had repeatedly waterboarded accused al-Qaeda operative Abu Zubaydah. He was subsequently charged with improperly disclosing classified information and violating the Espionage Act. Kiriakou ended up serving nearly two years in prison.




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ANDREW KREIG: EXPERTS REJECT FIRE AS CAUSE FOR 9/11 WTC COLLAPSES

The real truth on 9/11 slowly continues to bleed out

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Technical experts are mounting major challenges to official U.S. government accounts of how three World Trade Center skyscrapers collapsed in near-free fall after the 9/11 attacks 15 years ago.

Many researchers are focusing especially on the little-known collapse of World Trade Center (WTC) Building 7, portrayed in this 10:08 minute video.

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The Geopolitics Of The United States, Part 1 : The Inevitable Empire

The Empire and the inevitable fall of the Obama criminal regime

STRATFOR Editor’s Note: This installment on the United States, presented in two parts, is the 16th in a series of STRATFOR monographs on the geopolitics of countries influential in world affairs.

Like nearly all of the peoples of North and South America, most Americans are not originally from the territory that became the United States.

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Geopolitics Of The United States Part 2: American Identity And The Threats of Tomorrow

A look back at 2011 predictions for the future in order to put events of today into perspective

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We have already discussed in the first part of this analysis how the American geography dooms whoever controls the territory to being a global power, but there are a number of other outcomes that shape what that power will be like. The first and most critical is the impact of that geography on the American mindset.

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By Robert S. Finnegan

This e-mail outlines and confirms the acts of espionage against Indonesia and Indonesians by Akiko Makino and the others involved both in Kobe University and in AI Lab at University of Airlangga, Surabaya; Bahasa Indonesia original follows English translation...

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UPDATED 01/07/2015 : FOX NEWS CORPORATE PHARMA SHILL MEGAN KELLY AND FOX NEWS QUACK DOCTOR NOW PUSHING TAMIFLU FOR PREGNANT WOMEN AND CHILDREN;

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THE 5TH ESTATE UNEQUIVOCALLY WARNS THE PUBLIC NOT TO TAKE OR GIVE THIS PROVEN DANGEROUS, INEFFECTIVE DRUG TO ANYONE

Obama criminals now resulting to biowarfare in quest to destroy Chinese and ASEAN economy; "novel virus substrain" points directly to a Kawaoka / Fouchier / Ernala-Ginting Kobe lab virus weaponized and genetically altered to specifically target and infect the Asian population: Ribavirin...

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The 5th Estate has just purchased a library on H5N1 "Novel" virus pandemics, there are dozens of PDF and Exel documents we feel will assist you in saving lives following intentional releases of the H5N1 and now MERS viruses; we will begin by printing those that appear to be extremely relevant here: H5N1 Kobe-Kawaoka-Ernala series continues soon with more "Smoking Gun" e-mails from Teridah Ernala to The 5th Estate . . .

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By Robert S. Finnegan

On October 12, 2002 the Indonesian island of Bali experienced a terrorist attack that rocked the world. It was unquestionably well-coordinated and executed, the largest in the country's history.

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