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RSF: Whistleblowers could face up to 10 years’ imprisonment in Australia… #WikiLeaks #Snowden #auspol
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Israel bans radio broadcast that humanized Palestinian deaths, by naming them.…
That time the United States blew up a passenger plane-and tried to cover it up:
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The age breakdown of Americans' views on Israeli actions is fascinating: young people overwhelmingly opposed…
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So to summarize (TL;DR), The CIA operates outside of the law. They lie, they torture, they kill, mostly with impunity.
The CIA’s torture Program damaged the United States’ global reputation, and came with heavy costs, both monetary and non- monetary. 20/20.
The CIA’s torture Program ended by 2006 due to legal & oversight concerns, unauthed press disclosures and reduced foreign cooperation. 19/x
CIA personnel who were responsible for serious violations or inappropriate behavior in the torture program were seldom held accountable 18/x
The effectiveness of the enhanced interrogation techniques was not sufficiently evaluated by the CIA. 17/x
By 2005, the CIA had overwhelmingly outsourced operations related to detention and enhanced interrogation. 16/x
Two contract psychologists devised the CIA’s enhanced interrogation techniques and were central figures in the program’s operation. 15/x
Management of the CIA’s Detention & Interrogation Program was deeply flawed throughout its duration, particularly so in 2002 and 2003. 14/x
The way the CIA operated & managed the program complicated & hindered the national security missions of other Executive Branch agencies 13/x
The CIA was unprepared as it began operating its torture Program more than six months after being granted detention authorities. 12/x
The CIA manipulated the media by releasing classified information which inaccurately portrayed the effectiveness of torture. 11/x
Numerous internal critiques and objections concerning the CIA’s management and use of the Detention and Interrogation were ignored. 10/x
The CIA impeded effective White House oversight & decision-making & has actively avoided/impeded congressional oversight of the program. 9/x
The CIA’s use of enhanced interrogation techniques was brutal and far worse than the agency communicated to policymakers. 8/x
The CIA inaccurately characterized the effectiveness of the enhanced interrogation techniques to justify their use. 7/x
The CIA’s claims about the number of detainees held and subjected to its enhanced interrogation techniques were inaccurate. 6/x
The CIA held individuals who did not meet the legal standard for detention. 5/x
The CIA did not conduct a comprehensive or accurate accounting of the number of individuals it detained. 4/x