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Updates: 12/11/2017 Salt Pit article additions; CIA prison page started - separated from this page12/08-09 work on/additions to Brennan, Goss, Tenet; Abu Ghraib/Iraq; Salt Pit/Afghan; 12/08/2017; The New Yorker-05/10/2004/Abu Ghraib torture; Newsweek-12/10/2014/history CIA prison/interrog. abuses; 12/07/2017 Hayden, Michael/Guardian-12/09/2014 and The New Yorker-03/07/2016;  huffington post/cia in countries, ny times Bush’s 2007 address on torture; 12/03/2017 Valenti, DOuglas CIA as Org. Crime; Igor Kryan; Stephen Grey Ghost Plane; 11/21/2017 Martinez, Deuce/new york times 06/222008; 11/19/2017 The Nation on Vietnam torture;  11/15/2017 Operation Condor 1970s/Global Research11/11/2017 names section, brief inks broken down into categories 11/08/2017 brief links section started; 10/15/2017: CIA director info on who withheld info; organization/fleshing out articles CIA See also Senate/House Investigations   DOJ (Justice Department)     Whistleblowers     Presidents Books     intro      Brief list of Links (sep. page)      Links more info     Names     CIA Directors    CIA prisons (Separate Page)     CIA History prison/interrogation abuses     NAMES - cia CIA Directors  Brennan, John O     Goss, Porter     Hayden, Michael     Morell     Panetta     Park     Pompeo    Petraeus Tenet, George John Other CIA Agents or Heads of Key Departments   Kiriakou, John (whistleblower)     Martinez, Deuce     Rodriguez     Sousa Departments, Officials:   Office of Inspector General     Holder, Eric Names - Agents/Other:   Blair, Dennis      Craig, Gregory     Emanuel, Rahm          Preston, Stephen                  Rizzo      Victims:   Khaled El-Masri     Wesam Abdulrahman Ahmed al-Deemawi     Ibn al-Shaykh al-Libi     Abu Zubayda     Gul Rahman Fatima Bouchar     Muhammed al-Zery      Ahmed Agiza     Abu Omar     Abd al Rahim al Nashiri      Al-Zery Whistleblowers:   Kiriakou    Ruppert     Kleinman     Cloonan     Alexander     Shipp Psychiatrists, Mind Control:  James Mitchell    Bruce Jessen     Susan E. Brandon CIA PRISONS links below all go to main CIA Prisons page - select links from there Prisons, rendition sites:   Greece, Iraq, Poland, Egypt, Afghanistan, Lithuania, Morocco, Romania, Thailand, Jordan, Syria    Iraq: Abu Ghraib     Afghanistan: Cobalt/Salt Pit/The Dark Prison/Dungeon Cuba: Guantanamo  New York Times: Inside a 9/11 Mastermind’s Interrogation By SCOTT SHANE JUNE 22, 2008 http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/22/washington/22ksm.html The two dozen current and former American and foreign intelligence officials interviewed for this article offered a tantalizing but incomplete description of the C.I.A. detention program. Most would speak of the highly classified program only on the condition of anonymity.Mr. Martinez declined to be interviewed; his role was described by colleagues. Gen. Michael V. Hayden, director of the C.I.A., and a lawyer representing Mr. Martinez asked that he not be named in this article, saying that the former interrogator believed that the use of his name would invade his privacy and might jeopardize his safety. The New York Times, noting that Mr. Martinez had never worked undercover and that others involved in the campaign against Al Qaeda have been named in news articles and books, declined the request. (An editors’ note on this issue has been posted on The Times’s Web site.)Using the numbers, and premises linked to them, Mr. Martinez and his colleagues sought to identify Abu Zubaydah’s most likely hide-outs. They could not reduce the list to fewer than 14 addresses in Lahore and Faisalabad, which they put under surveillance. At 2 a.m. on March 28, 2002, teams led by Pakistan’s Punjab Elite Force, with Americans waiting outside, hit the locations all at once.  One of the SWAT teams found Abu Zubaydah, protected by Syrian and Egyptian bodyguards, at a handsome house on Canal Road in Faisalabad. It held bomb-making equipment and a safe loaded with $100,000 in cash, according to a terrorism consultant briefed on the event. Photographs of the raid reviewed by The Times last month showed Abu Zubaydah, a cleanshaven 30-year-old Palestinian, shot three times during the raid, lying face down in the back of a Toyota pickup before he was taken to a hospital. At first, Abu Zubaydah fell in and out of consciousness, emerging occasionally to speak incoherently — once, evidently imagining himself in a restaurant, ordering a glass of red wine, a C.I.A. official said. The agency, desperate to keep him alive, flew in a Johns Hopkins Hospital surgeon to consult. Within a few days, Abu Zubaydah was flown to Thailand, to the first of the “black sites,” the agency’s interrogation facilities for major Qaeda figures.  Thailand, which had long faced Muslim insurgents in its south, became the first choice because C.I.A. officers had a very close relationship with their counterparts in Bangkok, according to one American intelligence official. At first, the official said, “they didn’t even tell the prime  minister.  Inside a ‘Black Site’: It was at the Thai jail, not far from Bangkok, that Mr. Martinez first tried his hand at interrogation on Abu Zubaydah, who refused to speak Arabic with his captors but spoke passable English. It was also there, as previously reported, that the C.I.A. would first try physical pressure to get information, including the near-drowning of waterboarding. The methods came from the military’s SERE training program, for Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape, which many of the C.I.A.’s paramilitary officers had themselves completed. A small version of SERE had long operated at the C.I.A.’s Virginia training site, known as The Farm. Senior Federal Bureau of Investigation officials thought such methods unnecessary and unwise. Their agents got Abu Zubaydah talking without the use of force, and he revealed the central role of Mr. Mohammed in the 9/11 plot. They correctly predicted that harsh methods would darken the reputation of the United States and complicate future prosecutions. Many C.I.A. officials, too, had their doubts, and the agency used contract employees with military experience for much of the work.  Some C.I.A. officers were torn, believing the harsh treatment could be effective. Some said that only later did they understand the political cost of embracing methods the country had long shunned. John C. Kiriakou, a former C.I.A. counterterrorism officer who was the first to question Abu Zubaydah, expressed such conflicted views when he spoke publicly to ABC News and other news organizations late last year. In a December interview with The Times, before being cautioned by the C.I.A. not to discuss classified matters, Mr. Kiriakou, who was not present for the waterboarding but read the resulting intelligence reports, said he had been told that Abu Zubaydah became compliant after 35 seconds of the water treatment.  “It was like flipping a switch,” Mr. Kiriakou said of the shift from resistance to cooperation. He said he thought such “desperate measures” were justified in the “desperate time” in 2002 when another attack seemed imminent. But on reflection, he said, he had concluded that waterboarding was torture and should not be permitted. “We Americans are better than that,” he said.With Abu Zubaydah’s case, the pattern was set. With a new prisoner, the interrogators, like Mr. Martinez, would open the questioning. In about two-thirds of cases, C.I.A. officials have said, no coercion was used.  If officers believed the prisoner was holding out, paramilitary officers who had undergone a crash course in the new techniques, but who generally knew little about Al Qaeda, would move in to manhandle the prisoner. Aware that they were on tenuous legal ground, agency officials at headquarters insisted on approving each new step — a night without sleep, a session of waterboarding, even a “belly slap” — in an exchange of encrypted messages. A doctor or medic was always on hand.The tough treatment would halt as soon as the prisoner expressed a desire to talk. Then the interrogator would be brought in. Interrogation became Mr. Martinez’s new forte, first with Abu Zubaydah; then with Ramzi bin al-Shibh, the Yemeni who was said to have been an intermediary between the 9/11 hijackers and Qaeda leaders, caught in September 2002; and then with Abd al- Rahim al-Nashiri, the Saudi accused of planning the bombing of the American destroyer Cole in 2000, who was caught in November 2002. Mr. bin al-Shibh quickly cooperated; Mr. Nashiri resisted and was subjected to waterboarding, intelligence officials have said. C.I.A superiors offered Mr. Martinez and some other analysts the chance to be “certified” in what the C.I.A. euphemistically called “enhanced interrogation methods.”Mr. Martinez declined, as did several other C.I.A. officers. He did not condemn the tough methods, colleagues said, but he was learning that his talents lay elsewhere. Another Suspect Is Seized The hunt for Khalid Shaikh Mohammed involved the entire American intelligence establishment, with its billion-dollar arrays of spy satellites and global eavesdropping net. But his capture came down to a simple text message sent from an informant who had slipped into the bathroom of a house in Rawalpindi, near the Pakistani capital, Islamabad. “I am with K.S.M.,” the message said, according to an intelligence officer briefed on the episode. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/22/washington/22ksm.html added 11/19/2017 https://www.thenation.com/article/secret-origins-cias-torture-program-and-forgotten-man-who-tried-expose-it/ The testimony came from Vietnam; the year was 1968; the witness was Anthony J. Russo, one of the first Americans to report on the systematic torture of enemy combatants by CIA operatives and other US agents in that long-gone war. The acts Russo described became commonplace in the news post-9/11 and he would prove to be an early example of what also became commonplace in our century: a whistleblower who found himself on the wrong side of the law and so was prosecuted for releasing the secret truth about the acts of our government….Ellsberg became a twentieth-century hero, applauded in print and film, his name nearly synonymous with the Pentagon Papers, but Russo, the young accomplice who goaded Ellsberg to go public, has been nearly forgotten. Yet he was, according to Ellsberg, the first person to document the systematic torture of enemy combatants in Vietnam. https://www.thenation.com/article/secret-origins-cias-torture-program-and-forgotten-man-who-tried-expose-it/ INTRODUCTION Start here: if it is disinfo, at least know what the disinfo is saying and doing Geoeng. Watch:   CIA Agent whistleblower risks all to expose the shadow government.  By Dave Wigington (08/23/2017) http://www.geoengineeringwatch.org/new-cia-agent-whistleblower-risks-all-to-expose-the-shadow-government/ Excerpt:  Kevin Shipp (author of "From The Company Of Shadows") was a decorated CIA officer who refused to look the other way in regard to government criminality and cover-up. At a very important public awareness event, held by GeoengineeringWatch.org in Northern California, on July 28th, 2017, Mr. Shipp presented a shocking and compelling presentation on numerous, horrific and ongoing government crimes. The total persecution of anyone who dares to tell the truth about rampant government tyranny is also fully exposed. The paradigm we have all known has been built on deception and the dark agendas of the global power structure. The courage Kevin Shipp has shown by doing his best to expose government criminality and tyranny serves as a stellar example to us all. http://www.geoengineeringwatch.org/new-cia-agent-whistleblower-risks-all-to-expose-the-shadow-government/ Truth Out http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/41353-former-cia-intelligence-analyst-says-whistleblowers-are-vital-to-a-transparent- democracy Melvin A. Goodman: I spent 24 years at the CIA as a Soviet analyst in the directorate of intelligence. I was not drawn to the agency by idealism, but by a fascination with the incredible repository of intelligence that is held within the entire community. I received an early introduction to this collection as a US Army cryptographer in the 1950s….My disillusionment with the CIA began in 1981 with the appointment of William Casey as CIA director. Casey was a neoconservative ideologue who distorted both the analytical and operational missions of the agency. His appointment of Robert Gates as deputy director for intelligence and then deputy director of the CIA provided Casey with an ideological filter to control the analytical production in a corrosive and corrupt fashion. Casey and Gates were personally responsible for such "fake news" as the linkage of the Soviet Union to the attempt to assassinate the pope in 1981, the role of the Soviet Union in international terrorism, and the growing military and economic strength of the Soviet Union.  From 1981 to 1986, I fought against the politicized intelligence of Casey and Gates, but finally gave in and became a professor of international security at the National War College. In 1991, I testified against the confirmation of Gates as CIA director, and -- for the first time -- provided Congress and the American public with rhyme and verse regarding the corruption of both Casey and Gates. http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/41353-former-cia-intelligence-analyst-says-whistleblowers-are-vital-to-a-transparent- democracy The Moral Issues Involved in Spying Olsen believes that U.S. intelligence officers need clearer moral guidelines to make correct, quick decisions. Significantly, he believes these guidelines should come from the American public, not from closed-door meetings inside the intelligence community….Revolutionary War officer Nathan Hale, one of America’s first spies, said, “Any kind of service necessary to the public good becomes honorable by being necessary.” A statue of Hale stands outside CIA headquarters, and the agency often cites his statement as one of its guiding principles. But who decides what is necessary for the public good, and is it really true that any kind of service is permissible for the public good? On Fair Play: The Moral Dilemmas of Spying  James M. Olsen, Former chief of CIA counterintelligence (2007) BOOKS - CIA Authors for whose books are listed below under titles Hickman, Joseph;  Kiriakou, John Kiriakou, John Kryan, Igor Olsen, James M. Schroen, Gary Thiessen, Marc Valenti, Douglas Zegart, Amy Titles CIA Earth Blood: Animal Liberation Front (Kindle Edition) Igor Kryan (another NWO/Jewish conspiracy theme) CIA as organized Crime Douglas Valenti Courting Disaster: How the CIA Kept America Safe and How Barack Obama Is Inviting the Next Attack (2010) Marc Thiessen On Fair Play: The Moral Dilemmas of Spying (2007) James M. Olsen First In: An Insider's Account of How the CIA Spearheaded the War on Terror in Afghanistan  (2006) Gary Schroen Ghost Plane: The True Story of the CIA Rendition and Torture Program (2007) Stephen Grey Spying Blind: The CIA, the FBI, and the Origins of 9/11 (2007) Amy Zegart Reluctant Spy: My Secret Life in the CIA's War on Terror (2012) John Kiriakou   Doing Time Like A Spy: How the CIA Taught Me to Survive and Thrive in Prison John Kiriakou   The Convenient Terrorist: Two Whistleblowers' Stories of Torture, Terror, Secret Wars, and CIA Lies Joseph Hickman, John Kiriakou LINKS - MORE DETAIL Aim: http://www.aim.org/aim-column/corrupt-cia-feeds-crooked-media/ Al Jazeera:  Dark Prisoners CIA torture programme http:// www  aljazeera  com/indepth/features/2016/03/dark-prisoners-cia-torture-programme-160326051331796.html American Conservative: Obama’s Torture Coverup By JIM BOVARD • May 29, 2009 https://www.theamericanconservative.com/2009/05/29/obamas-torture-coverup/ Carl Bernstein:  CIA and Media http://carlbernstein.com/magazine_cia_and_media.php CIA dot gov our-first-line-of-defense-presidential-reflections-on-us-intelligence/Reagan https://www.cia.gov/library/center-for-the-study-of-intelligence/csi-publications/books-and-monographs/our-first-line-of- defense-presidential-reflections-on-us-intelligence/reagan.html Democracy Now: John Kiriakou: For Embracing Torture, John Brennan a “Terrible Choice to Lead the CIA. (01/30/2013) https://www.democracynow.org/2013/1/30/whistleblower_john_kiriakou_for_embracing_torture Geoeng. Watch:   CIA Agent whistleblower risks all to expose the shadow government.  By Dave Wigington (08/23/2017) http://www.geoengineeringwatch.org/new-cia-agent-whistleblower-risks-all-to-expose-the-shadow-government/ Excerpt:  Kevin Shipp (author of "From The Company Of Shadows") was a decorated CIA officer who refused to look the other way in regard to government criminality and cover-up. At a very important public awareness event, held by GeoengineeringWatch.org in Northern California, on July 28th, 2017, Mr. Shipp presented a shocking and compelling presentation on numerous, horrific and ongoing government crimes. The total persecution of anyone who dares to tell the truth about rampant government tyranny is also fully exposed. The paradigm we have all known has been built on deception and the dark agendas of the global power structure. The courage Kevin Shipp has shown by doing his best to expose government criminality and tyranny serves as a stellar example to us all. http://www.geoengineeringwatch.org/new-cia-agent-whistleblower-risks-all-to-expose-the-shadow-government/ History Matters:  Rockefeller https://history-matters.com/archive/church/rockcomm/html/Rockefeller_0030b.htm Huffingon Post: Tom Cotton: U.S. Should Be ‘Proud’ Of How It Treats Guantanamo Detainees. By Sam Levine (02/09/2015) https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/09/tom-cotton-guantanamo-bay_n_6649616.html Excerpt:  Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) on Monday said the U.S. should be “proud” of how it treats the “savages” it detains at the Guantanamo Bay military prison.  “Terrorists need no excuse to attack us here. They’ve shown that for decades and decades,” Cotton said on Fox News’ “The Kelly File.” “We should be proud for the way we treated these savages at Guantanamo Bay and the way our soldiers conduct themselves all around the world to include the people doing the very hard work at Guantanamo Bay.” Last year, a lawyer for one Guantanamo detainee said that videos of his client being force-fed were so disturbing that he had trouble sleeping after viewing them. Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, called for the closure of the facility last month, saying that it had created a “psychological scar.” A 2009 report by Amnesty International said detainees were subjected to incredibly harsh conditions, including sleep deprivation and force-feeding. https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/09/tom-cotton-guantanamo-bay_n_6649616.html Huffington Post:  CIA prisoners torture http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/cia-prisoners-torture_us_5718140ce4b0479c59d6f894 https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/09/cia-torture-countries_n_6297832.html HRW: (Human Rights Report): Getting Away with Torture: The Bush Administration and Mistreatment of Detainees (07/12/2011 https://www.hrw.org/report/2011/07/12/getting-away-torture/bush-administration-and-mistreatment-detainees The Intercept: Draft executive order on secret CIA prisons signals a return to the darkness of the post 911 period (2017) https://theintercept.com/2017/01/25/draft-executive-order-on-secret-cia-prisons-signals-a-return-to-the-darkness-of-the- post-911-period/ Listverse: Secret CIA prisons you do not want to visit http://listverse.com/2016/02/10/10-secret-cia-prisons-you-do-not-want-to-visit/ NBC News:  Trump team eyes return black sites terror suspects https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/trump-team-eyes-return-black-sites-terror-suspects-n712106 Newsweek:  CIA Torture Practices started long before 9/11 attacks. BY Jeff Stein  (12/10,26/2014) http://www.newsweek.com/2014/12/26/cia-torture-practices-started-long-911-attacks-senate-report-notes-290746.html New York Times:  CIA Detainee prisons https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/25/us/politics/cia-detainee-prisons.html?mcubz=0 NPR:  Camp V http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/09/08/493160929/guantanamos-camp-5-closes-as-detainee-population- shrinks Politico: John Brennan's zigzag on torture.  Has Obama’s CIA director gone native? By Michael Crowley (12/09/2014) https://www.politico.com/story/2014/12/john-brennan-cia-torture-113456 Salon: Hell in Dark: Prison new forms of torture at CIA black site revealed (10/04/2016) https://www.salon.com/2016/10/04/hell-in-dark-prison-new-forms-of-torture-at-cia-black-site-revealed/ Science Covert CIA prison system http://science.howstuffworks.com/covert-cia-prison-system2.htm Vice:  After a Detainee Died at a Black Site, the CIA Blamed Training From the Federal Bureau of Prisons https://news.vice.com/article/gul-rahman-death-at-cia-black-site-prison-cobalt Washington Post:  What are black sites 6 key things to know https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2017/01/25/what-are-black-sites-6-key-things-to-know-about-the- cias-secret-prisons-overseas/ Washington Times: Obama loyalist Brennan drove FBI to begin investigating Trump associates last summer. By Rowan Scarborough (05/29/2017) https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/may/29/john-brennan-obama-loyalist-and-cia-director-drove/ Wikipedia: Black Site https //en.wikipedia org/wiki/Black_site Brennan https//en wikipedia org/wiki/John_O._Brennan Goss in Senate report https //en wikipedia org/wiki/Senate_Intelligence_Committee_report_on_CIA_torture Youtube: Brennan CIA Director John Brennan before SIC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdhEn3CnuZo HISTORY CIA PRISONS/INTERROGATION ABUSES Newsweek:  CIA Torture Practices started long before 9/11 attacks. BY Jeff Stein  (12/10,26/2014) http://www.newsweek.com/2014/12/26/cia-torture-practices-started-long-911-attacks-senate-report-notes-290746.html Excerpt:  “The CIA,” according to the Senate Intelligence Committee, had “historical experience using coercive forms of interrogation.” Indeed, it had plenty, said the committee’s report released Tuesday: about 50 years’ worth. Deep in the committee’s 500-page summary of a still-classified 6,700-page report on the agency’s use of “enhanced interrogation techniques” after 9/11 there is a brief reference to KUBARK, the code name for a 1963 instruction manual on interrogation, which was used on subjects ranging from suspected Soviet double agents to Latin American dissidents and guerrillas.The techniques will sound familiar to anybody who has followed the raging debate over interrogation techniques adopted by the CIA to break Al-Qaeda suspects in secret prisons around the world. When the going got tough, the CIA got rough. The 1963 KUBARK manual included the “principal coercive techniques of interrogation: arrest, detention, deprivation of sensory stimuli through solitary confinement or similar methods, threats and fear, debility, pain, heightened suggestibility and hypnosis, narcosis and induced regression,” the committee wrote. http://www.newsweek.com/2014/12/26/cia-torture-practices-started-long-911-attacks-senate-report-notes-290746.html . DIRECTORS - CIA Brennan, John O.     Bush, Sr     Casey     Deutch     Goss, Porter     Hayden, Michael     Morell     Panetta     Park     Pompeo    Petraeus       Tenet, George John 2017  (01/20/2017 - 01/23/2017 Donald Trump era) Meroe Park 2017 (01/23/2017 - present Donald Trump era) Mike Pompeo official CIA 2013 - 2017  (03/08/2013 - 01/20/2017) CIA official)  John Brennan 2012 - 2013  (11/09/2012 - 03/08/2013) CIA Michael Morell  2011 - 2012 DCIA David Petraeus September 6, 2011 – November 9, 2012 2011 CIA Michael Morell Acting  July 1, 2011 – September 6, 2011 2009 - 2011 Leon Panetta February 13, 2009 – June 30, 2011 2006 -2009 Michael Hayden, CIA official May 30, 2006 – February 12, 2009 Bush/Obama era 2005 - 2006 Goss, Porter April 21, 2005 – May 5, 2006  George W. Bush era 1996-2004 Tenet , George December 16, 1996 – July 11, 1997 Clinton July 11, 1997 – July 11, 2004 Clinton/Bush US Presidents: Keep in mind the presidents on board at the same time as CIA Directors and issues surrounding torture. Bill Clinton January 20, 1993 – January 20, 2001 George Walker Bush (Bush, Jr) was president of the United States 2001-2009 for much of the CIA/prison abuses: The September 11 terrorist attacks occurred eight months into Bush's first term as president. Bush responded with what became known as the Bush Doctrine: launching a "War on Terror", an international military campaign that included the war in Afghanistan in 2001 and the Iraq War in 2003. Barack Obama January 20, 2009 – January 20, 2017 On one hand, seemed to create policy which cut back on torture, on the other, was the most stringent on whistleblowers in terms of numbers of non-forgiven whistleblower cases and lack of leniency (ie, Kiriakou, Snowden) See: MSNBC: On torture, Obama’s hands aren’t entirely clean. By Zachary Roth. (12/10/2014) http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/obama-torture-hands-arent-entirely-clean The CIA's directors (George Tenet, Porter Goss and Michael Hayden) lied to members of the U.S. Congress, the White House and the Director of National Intelligence about the program’s effectiveness and the number of prisoners that the CIA held https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Senate_Intelligence_Committee_report_on_CIA_torture Pompeo, Mike Wikipedia: Pompeo (current - Trump), https//en wikipediaorg/wiki/Director_of_the_Central_Intelligence_Agency Brennan, John O. 2013-2017 March 2013 to January 2017;  deputy executive CIA director in 2002 and 2003 Wikipedia: John O. Brennan Irish Catholic; has held various positions; Obama tried to put him in twice, with success the second time - human rights groups fought him the first time; voted Communist candidate at one point https//en wikipedia org/wiki/John_O._Brennan Democracy Now: John Kiriakou: For Embracing Torture, John Brennan a “Terrible Choice to Lead the CIA. (01/30/2013) https://www.democracynow.org/2013/1/30/whistleblower_john_kiriakou_for_embracing_torture Youtube: Brennan CIA Director John Brennan before SIC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdhEn3CnuZo Politico: John Brennan's zigzag on torture.  Has Obama’s CIA director gone native? By Michael Crowley (12/09/2014) https://www.politico.com/story/2014/12/john-brennan-cia-torture-113456 Excerpt:  During his February 2013 confirmation hearings to be CIA director, John Brennan told senators he had come to doubt his previously held view — formed as a top agency official — that brutal CIA interrogation techniques had yielded valuable intelligence.Brennan came to question that premise, he told the Senate Intelligence Committee, after reading an unreleased summary of the panel’s 6,000-page report on the question. The report “raises serious questions about the information that I was given” while at the CIA, Brennan said. That echoed the committee’s finding that the CIA had misled Bush White House officials and the public about the effectiveness of tactics like waterboarding. “I do not know what the truth is,” Brennan said. Now that he leads the CIA, Brennan has returned to his original conclusion: The truth is on his agency’s side. In a statement responding to the public release of the report’s official summary Tuesday, Brennan defended his agency — and the fruits of severe interrogation practices. https://www.politico.com/story/2014/12/john-brennan-cia-torture-113456 AIM: Corrupt CIA Feeds Crooked Media. By Cliff Kincaid (12/13/2016) http://www.aim.org/aim-column/corrupt-cia-feeds-crooked-media/ Excerpt: It seems clear at this point that the corruption in the media has spread to the CIA. An investigation is certainly needed. It should be conducted into the various former and current CIA officials who have been using the agency and their associations with the agency to wage war against the duly-elected president of the United States.  It may turn out to be the case that the real government meddling in our elections has been from the Obama administration and its CIA http://www.aim.org/aim-column/corrupt-cia-feeds-crooked-media/ Washington Times: Obama loyalist Brennan drove FBI to begin investigating Trump associates last summer. By Rowan Scarborough (05/29/2017) https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/may/29/john-brennan-obama-loyalist-and-cia-director-drove/ What caused the Barack Obama administration to begin investigating the Donald Trump campaign last summer has come into clearer focus following a string of congressional hearings on Russian interference in the presidential election. It was then-CIA Director John O. Brennan, a close confidant of Mr. Obama’s, who provided the information — what he termed the “basis” — for the FBI to start the counterintelligence investigation last summer. Mr. Brennan served on the former president’s 2008 presidential campaign and in his White House.Mr. Brennan told the House Intelligence Committee on May 23 that the intelligence community was picking up tidbits on Trump associates making contacts with Russians. Mr. Brennan did not name either the Russians or the Trump people. He indicated he did not know what was said. https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/may/29/john-brennan-obama-loyalist-and-cia-director-drove/ Hayden, Michael 2006 -2009 Michael Hayden, CIA official May 30, 2006 – February 12, 2009:  Bush/Obama era The Guardian: America Torture CIA report defenders. BY Trevor Timm (12/09/2017) https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/dec/09/america-torture-cia-report-defenders Excerpt:  Michael Hayden, the former NSA and CIA director in charge of lying to the Senate for years, was handed softball after softball by Bob Schieffer of CBS News to make his case. It is borderline propaganda.s Schieffer innocently asked Hayden a few days ago: “Do you know of anybody from the CIA, in your view, who lied to Congress about what was going on there?” Hayden’s name appears in the torture report more than 200 times, and most of the references document the various times he knowingly misled one government body or another. As media organizations continue turning to Hayden for comment time and again, they should understand the Senate report indicates that basically every time he’s opened his mouth about “enhanced interrogation” over the past decade, he’s has been lying. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/dec/09/america-torture-cia-report-defenders The New Yorker: Michael Hayden comes out of the shadows https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/03/07/michael-hayden-comes-out-of-the-shadows Goss, Porter 2005 - 2006  Porter Goss April 21, 2005 – May 5, 2006: George W. Bush era The CIA's directors (George Tenet, Porter Goss and Michael Hayden) lied to members of the U.S. Congress, the White House and the Director of National Intelligence about the program’s effectiveness and the number of prisoners that the CIA held https //en wikipedia org/wiki/Senate_Intelligence_Committee_report_on_CIA_torture Wikipedia: Senate Intelligence COmmitte Report on CIA torture The CIA's directors (George Tenet, Porter Goss and Michael Hayden) lied to members of the U.S. Congress, the White House and the Director of National Intelligence about the program’s effectiveness and the number of prisoners that the CIA held https //en wikipedia org/wiki/Senate_Intelligence_Committee_report_on_CIA_torture Tenet, George John December 16, 1996 – July 11, 1997 Clinton July 11, 1997 – July 11, 2004 Clinton/Bush The second-longest-serving director in the agency's history—behind Allen Welsh Dulles—as well as one of the few DCIs to serve under two U.S. presidents of opposing political parties. He played a key role in overseeing the intelligence behind the Iraq War. HRW: Getting away with torture: Bush Admin and mistreatment detainees https://www.hrw.org/report/2011/07/12/getting-away-torture/bush-administration-and-mistreatment-detainees CIA Director George Tenet: authorized and oversaw the CIA’s use of waterboarding, near suffocation, stress positions, light and noise bombardment, sleep deprivation, and other forms of torture and ill-treatment. He was a member of the NSC Principals Committee that approved the use of torture in the CIA interrogation program. Under Tenet's direction, the CIA also “disappeared” detainees by holding them in long-term incommunicado detention in secret locations, and rendered (transferred) detainees to countries in which they were likely to be tortured and were tortured. https://www.hrw.org/report/2011/07/12/getting-away-torture/bush-administration-and-mistreatment-detainees Wikipedia: Senate Intelligence COmmitte Report on CIA torture The CIA's directors (George Tenet, Porter Goss and Michael Hayden) lied to members of the U.S. Congress, the White House and the Director of National Intelligence about the program’s effectiveness and the number of prisoners that the CIA held https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Senate_Intelligence_Committee_report_on_CIA_torture NAMES Officials, Agencies Linked to CIA issues Blair, Dennis      Craig, Gregory     Emanuel, Rahm     Holder, Eric     Preston, Stephen     Blair, Dennis Dennis C. Blair, the director of national intelligence http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/28/us/politics/28intel.html Craig, Gregory White House Counsel http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/28/us/politics/28intel.html Emanuel, Rahm Rahm Emanuel, the White House chief of staff http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/28/us/politics/28intel.html Holder, Eric Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr  http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/28/us/politics/28intel.html Preston, Stephen C.I.A.’s top lawyer, Stephen W. Preston http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/28/us/politics/28intel.html    Agents or Heads of Key Departments Kiriakou  (see whistleblowers)       Rodriguez     Sousa Rodriguez, Jose Destruction of CIA Interrogation Tapes PBS http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/article/why-you-never-saw-the-cias-interrogation-tapes/ Excerpt from PBS:  hundreds of hours of videotaped “enhanced interrogations” of two Al Qaeda suspects in CIA detention, that included the use of techniques widely described as torture.  As FRONTLINE details in tonight’s new documentary, Secrets, Politics and Torture, those tapes would never see the light of day. Their destruction was ordered by Jose Rodriguez, then the CIA’s top operations office http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/article/why-you-never-saw-the-cias-interrogation-tapes/ https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/secrets-politics-and-torture/ Sousa https://news.vice.com/article/cia-sabrina-de-sousa-blames-hillary-clinton-extradition-to-italy A former CIA counterterrorism officer who is set to be extradited to Italy where she faces a four-year prison sentence in connection with the rendition of a suspected terrorist that took place in Milan in 2003 said Hillary Clinton is partially to blame for her ordeal.  Sabrina De Sousa, two-dozen other CIA officers, and an Air Force colonel were convicted in absentia in 2009 in Italy on kidnapping and other charges in connection with the abduction of Osama Mustapha Hassan Nasr, better known as Abu Omar, a radical Egyptian cleric whose fiery anti-American speeches in the immediate aftermath of 9/11 attracted the attention of the CIA. It was the first and only prosecution and conviction involving Americans connected to the CIA's highly controversial rendition, detention, and interrogation program and the fallout has ensnared two administrations. https://news.vice.com/article/cia-sabrina-de-sousa-blames-hillary-clinton-extradition-to-italy  
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