Wednesday, December 10, 2014

UK Complicit? U.S. Senate Report Reveals CIA Torture And Deception Of Congress

Of course Blair is complicit and will sit next to Bush, Cheney, Rice, Rumsfeld, Powell, Franks, Feith, Perle, Perino, Petraeus at their war crimes trials; traitor John McCain to have seat beside them, for shilling and attempting to cover for CIA mass murderers as will CNN, Fox "News," Pentagon CIA hacks and inveterate torture apologists    


Following the release of a long-awaited report examining the CIA’s use of torture post 9/11, Britain’s previously undisclosed role in the controversial rendition program is somewhat clearer.

Blair just as culpable, guilty of war crimes
as master Bush
In the wake of a six-year examination of CIA documents, the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) published a 480-page summary on Tuesday of its investigation into CIA mistreatment and abuse of terror suspects.

The probe examined the CIA’s maltreatment of Al-Qaeda suspects in secret prisons throughout Europe, Asia and the Middle East. It also details assistance offered by foreign allied states.

America’s program of “enhanced interrogation,” deployed by the CIA on terror suspects post 9/11, was much more brutal than the intelligence agency admitted, the Senate report reveals.

Despite repeated violent interrogation of terror suspects – instances of which Dianne Feinstein, the committee chair, admitted were “torture” – the CIA failed to gather any information that foiled subsequent threats to US national security, the report found.

Bush attempts to sanitise Blair by awarding him phoney
"Peace Medal" in disgusting, surreal ceremony
It also revealed the CIA’s treatment of terror suspects breached the body’s legal mandate and uncovered evidence of what investigators concluded was the intelligence agency’s systematic deception of Congress.

Reflecting on the contentious CIA rendition program, Feinstein said the covert practices were a “stain” on American values and American history.

The document was redacted amid a string of consultations with top CIA officials. Nevertheless, recent reports reveal the committee chair battled to retain significant details about the involvement of Britain and other US allies in the controversial CIA rendition program.

The UK government, which has failed to oversee an adequate state investigation into Britain’s involvement in these practices, will be concerned about the contents of the Senate’s report.

Fellow war criminal John Howard gets the same bogus medal,
same attempt to sanitise him for future war crimes trial; Bush's
face says it all
In August, records published under Britain’s Freedom of Information (FoI) Act heightened fears the British government lobbied US officials to sanitize the report, and obscure the UK’s role in CIA rendition.

At the time, it emerged UK ambassador to the US, Peter Westmacott, engaged in at least 21 separate meetings with members of SSCI prior to the publication of its long-awaited report.

UK Complicity in CIA Torture & Rendition

In recent years, some detail on the scope of Britain’s involvement in US rendition practices post 9/11 has surfaced.

An array of leaks, which surfaced prior to the publishing of the Senate's report, highlighted Britain’s collaborative role in the CIA's mistreatment and abuse of terror suspects. 

An array of leaks, which surfaced prior to the publishing of the Senate's report, highlighted Britain’s collaborative role in the CIA's mistreatment and abuse of terror suspects. Of particular note, are allegations that British foreign territory Diego Garcia was used to transfer detainees via rendition flights, contradicting a series of UK government denials that Britain presided over such practices. 

It has also emerged that MI6 was complicit in a least two separate CIA rendition cases in 2004, which resulted in the kidnapping and transfer of two Libyans to prisons run by the Muammar Gaddafi regime. 

Both men’s families were also abducted. The pregnant wife of one of the men claims she was bound to a stretcher with tape from head-to-toe for the duration of a 17-hour flight.

A Metropolitan Police investigation into both Libyan rendition cases has been in motion for almost three years. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is currently assessing a file of evidence.

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Reports have surfaced that UK intelligence officers interrogated prisoners detained in Guantánamo Bay and at Bagram in Afghanistan, in full knowledge they were being maltreated. and it has also been revealed that the British government offered logistical support for key aircraft in CIA rendition exercises, permitting them to refuel at UK military and civilian airports hundreds of times.

Covert Cover-Up?

In 2013, the British government shelved a state inquiry into Britain’s role in CIA rendition, only to be criticized by the probe’s presiding judge, who suggested the investigation lacked sufficient depth and stringency.

Insane, demented, geriatric John McCain defends CIA, Bush,
Obama criminals, torture
The inquiry is now expected to be managed by Britain’s intelligence and security committee – a group of peers and MPs who concluded seven years ago that Britain bore no complicity in CIA rendition practices.

But the UK’s leading human rights organizations have declared a boycott against the new parliamentary inquiry.

The letter detailing the boycott, first seen by the Observer, warned the influential coalition of groups had no trust in the committee’s capacity to uncover the truth.

While descriptions of the roles adopted by US-allied states in the Senate Committee’s report were comprehensive, they were portrayed anonymously.

Bush, Obama BOTH responsible for CIA torture, murders
Concrete evidence that Britain was explicitly implicated in severe violations of human rights common to extraordinary rendition could expose the UK government to legal action.

In July, the European court of human rights ruled Polish government officials had actively facilitated the CIA’s European secret prison program.

Legal proceedings and official inquiries have also concluded that Sweden, Italy and Macedonia were implicated in CIA renditions.

Romania and Lithuania currently face European Court of Justice (ECJ) proceedings with respect to their involvement in the CIA's program for interrogating and detaining terror suspects.

Commenting on the UK’s involvement in these practices, Clare Algar, a lawyer who works for UK human rights group Reprieve, said it is widely known Britain was “up to its neck in the CIA’s rendition and torture program. MI6 fell over themselves to take credit for the rendition of Gaddafi opponents – along with their wives and young children – to Libyan prisons in 2004,” Algar said.

But the British government continue to battle against “real accountability in the UK courts,” and have reneged on their “promise to hold an independent, judge-led inquiry into the UK’s role in CIA torture,” she added.

“This is not the behavior of a government committed to transparency and democratic accountability,” she concluded.

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White House and Republicans Clash Over C.I.A. Torture Report - Cheney : Torture “Absolutely, Totally Justified,”

Cheney once again tries on old, tired tough-guy Bushite double-down and admits, defends torture by murderering CIA as Bush war criminals dive for cover in finger-pointing circus; CNN hack Fareed Zakaria leads on-air MSM coverup blowfest (his U.S. visa must be up for renewal), claiming Bush did not know about torture evan as Bush "memoirs" document he in fact knew and approved everything while CIA operative Christiane Amanpour scrambles to cover for murdering monsters:  CNN whores now on air stating  "CIA, Bush administration did not lie,"      
By Mark Landler and Peter Baker


With the long-awaited Senate report on the use of torture by the United States government — a detailed account that will shed an unsparing light on the Central Intelligence Agency’s darkest practices after the September 2001 terrorist attacks — set to be released Tuesday, the Obama administration and its Republican critics clashed over the wisdom of making it public, and the risk that it will set off a backlash overseas.

War criminal Cheney tries on old "hide in plain
sight" tough guy act again, not realising he is not
Vice President anymore, no one fears him and he
is now going to PRISON
While the United States has put diplomatic facilities and military bases on alert for heightened security risks, administration officials said they do not expect the report — or rather the declassified executive summary of it that will be released Tuesday morning — to ignite the kind of violence that killed four Americans at a diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya, in 2012. 

Such violent reprisals, they said, tend to be fueled more by perceived attacks against Islam as a religion than by violence against individual Muslims. But some leading Republican lawmakers have warned against releasing the report, saying that domestic and foreign intelligence reports indicate that a detailed account of the brutal interrogation methods used by the C.I.A. during the George W. Bush administration could incite unrest and violence, even resulting in the deaths of Americans.

Former Vice President Dick Cheney added his voice to those of other Bush administration officials defending the C.I.A., declaring in an interview Monday that its harsh interrogations a decade ago were “absolutely, totally justified,” and dismissing allegations that the agency withheld information from the White House or inflated the value of its methods.

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The White House acknowledged that the report could pose a “greater risk” to American installations and personnel in countries like Pakistan, Yemen, Egypt, Libya and Iraq. But it said that the government had months to plan for the reverberations from its report — indeed, years — and that those risks should not delay the release of the report by the Senate Intelligence Committee. “When would be a good time to release this report?” the White House press secretary, Josh Earnest, asked. “It’s difficult to imagine one, particularly given the painful details that will be included.”

Bushite war whore, White House illiterate propagandist
turned Fox "News" prostitute Dana Perino headed to prison with 
her master Bush for aiding and abetting CIA torture, murders,
But he added, “The president believes it is important for us to be as transparent as we possibly can about what exactly transpired, so we can just be clear to the American public and people around the world that something like this should not happen again.”

The administration appeared to have qualms Friday when Secretary of State John Kerry telephoned the Democratic chairwoman of the Intelligence Committee, Senator Dianne Feinstein of California, to warn her about unrest that might erupt because of the report.

The director of national intelligence, James R. Clapper, repeated those warnings in a briefing Saturday with several members of the Intelligence Committee. But Mr. Clapper told the senators that he favored the release of the report, officials said.

Traitor David Petraeus oversaw CIA torture, murders
Mr. Kerry was not putting pressure on Ms. Feinstein to delay the report, administration officials said, but merely informing her about the latest assessment of the security risks, which at that time included a threat to an American hostage then being held in Yemen. The hostage, Luke Somers, a photographer, was killed by his captors several hours later during a rescue attempt by American commandos.

In addition to tightening security at embassies, the Pentagon will bolster the protection of its forces in Afghanistan, officials said. Intelligence agencies will ramp up their monitoring of the communications of terrorist groups like Al Qaeda and the Islamic State.

Bush war criminals will all be held accountable for CIA torture

Among the administration’s concerns is that terrorist groups will exploit the disclosures in the report for propaganda value. The Islamic State already clads its American hostages in orange jumpsuits, like those worn by prisoners in C.I.A. interrogations. Hostages held by the Islamic State in Syria were subjected to waterboarding, one of the practices used by the C.I.A. to extract information from suspected terrorists.

Bush, Cheney, Rice, Rumsfeld used untrained, poorly-led, demoralised American military personnel of low intelligence as dupes to do CIA dirty-work

Mr. Cheney, who was one of the Bush administration’s most outspoken champions of this tough approach, said on Monday he had not read the report, but from news reports about it had heard nothing to change his mind about the wisdom or effectiveness of the program.

WAR CRIMINAL Rove can thumb his
nose at the American public from his new
digs in a prison cell
“What I keep hearing out there is they portray this as a rogue operation, and the agency was way out of bounds and then they lied about it,” Mr. Cheney said in a telephone interview. “I think that’s all a bunch of hooey. The program was authorized. The agency did not want to proceed without authorization, and it was also reviewed legally by the Justice Department before they undertook the program.”

Mr. Cheney said he never believed the C.I.A. was withholding information from him or the White House about the nature of the program, nor did he think the agency exaggerated the value of the intelligence gained from waterboarding and other techniques widely considered to be torture.

“They deserve a lot of praise,” he said. “As far as I’m concerned, they ought to be decorated, not criticized.”

Other Republicans said that releasing the report now would put Americans in grave peril. On Sunday, Representative Mike Rogers of Michigan, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said on CNN, “I think this is a terrible idea.”

“Foreign leaders have approached the government and said, ‘You do this, this will cause violence and deaths,' ” he said. “Our own intelligence community has assessed that this will cause violence and deaths.”

Administration officials acknowledged that the briefings given to lawmakers included worst-case scenarios. They say that is a legacy of the attack on the diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, which erupted after the posting of a satirical video about the Prophet Muhammad. State Department officials were faulted for inadequate security and for not responding quickly enough when the assailants overran the complex.

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At embassies across the Middle East, diplomats waited uneasily for the release of the report. Because its content had not been widely shared with diplomats, many did not know whether it contained information that could inflame passions in their countries.

The White House will also have to deal with diplomatic fallout from the report in countries that aided the United States in transporting prisoners or playing host to so-called black sites, where the interrogations occurred. One such country is Poland.

While the names of these countries are redacted in the declassified report, their identity is scarcely a mystery. 

Poland, for example, has been cited by a court for its involvement in the program, which has been highly controversial among both opponents inside Poland and international human rights activists for more than a decade.

“We have suspected that Polish authorities knew about the black sites and that the C.I.A. had planned for them from the very beginning,” said Adam Bodnar, vice president of the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights. 

“Hopefully, it will allow this issue to be finally resolved, and make sure those in Poland who are guilty are brought to justice.”

The European Court of Human Rights ruled in July that Poland was complicit in the interrogation program and awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages to two men: Abu Zubaydah, suspected of running a Qaeda facility in Pakistan, and Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, believed to have planned the attack on the U.S.S. Cole.

“Poland, for all practical purposes, facilitated the whole process, created the conditions for it to happen, and made no attempt to prevent it from occurring,” the court ruled. Polish officials have steadfastly denied the country was involved in the secret prison program.

Mark Landler reported from Washington, and Peter Baker from New York. Rick Lyman contributed reporting from Warsaw; Ben Hubbard from Beirut, Lebanon; and Jeffrey Gettleman from Nairobi, Kenya.

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U.S. Allies To Deploy 1,500 More Troops To Help Fight ISIS

American servicemen and women as usual pulling all the slack; the "coalition" with USAF support, an unlimited budget and U.S. weaponry should have neutralised "ISIS" goat herders months ago  



U.S. allies have committed to send about 1,500 forces to Iraq to help train and advise Iraqi and Kurdish soldiers battling theIslamic State, which increasingly appears on the defensive, the top US commander guiding the coalition effort said on Monday.

Lieutenant General James Terry, commander of Operation Inherent Resolve targeting the militants in Iraq and Syria, said the forces would come on top of the up to 3,100 troops US President Barack Obama has authorised to deploy to Iraq.

The allies’ commitments were made during a conference among coalition members on 2-3 December.

“When you start now to balance the different capabilities out across the coalition, I think we’re doing pretty well in terms of boots on the ground,” 
Terry told reporters travelling with Defense 
Secretary Chuck Hagel in Kuwait.

Since Islamic State's June offensive, the Sunni militants have had little success breaking beyond the solidly Sunni Muslim provinces of Anbar in the west and Salahuddin north of Baghdad, as well as the strongly Sunni province of Nineveh, home to the city of Mosul which the Islamists overran in June.

At the same time, the Iraqi and Kurdish forces have been able to tout important gains, including securing Mosul dam.

Although the Islamic State still conducted limited attacks, the group appeared broadly “on the defence, trying to hold what they have gained,” Terry said.

“When you look at some places out in Anbar, it’s a little bit stalemated out there. And we’ve got some work to do. And I think it’s do-able,” Terry said.

Hagel, speaking to reporters after the Pentagon chief visited US troops in Kuwait, said he wasn’t ready to say the Islamic State was “on the ropes.” But he noted recent gains had given Iraqi and Kurdish forces new momentum.

Terry declined to say which countries would contribute the roughly 1,500 troops, the final number was still being determined, but added most would be involved with training.

He said the troops would represent a broad mix from a anti-Islamic State coalition that, on the military side, now included nearly 40 countries. 

The US-led coalition has also carried out air strikes in Iraq since August.

Asked about Obama’s critics in Washington who say more US forces are needed, Terry said: “I’m comfortable with the boots on the ground that I have right now.”

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