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US acquits CIA of killing and torturing of prisoners
« on: August 31, 2012, 01:56:20 PM »
US acquits CIA of killing and torturing of prisoners

Published: 31 August, 2012, 17:01
source: http://rt.com/usa/news/cia-torture-prison-judge-032/


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The US Justice Department ended a four-year probe into the CIA’s controversial, and at times brutal, treatment of detainees, closing two final homicide investigations without filing charges. The decision sparked outrage among human rights supporters.

­US Attorney General Eric Holder announced on Thursday that no charges will be filed in the cases of two terror suspects who died in CIA custody – one in Iraq in 2003 and another in Afghanistan in 2002. "The admissible evidence would not be sufficient to obtain and sustain a conviction beyond a reasonable doubt," Holder said.

Gul Rahman died in 2002 at a secret prison in Afghanistan known as the ‘Salt Pit’ after being bound to a wall in near-freezing temperatures. Manadel al-Jamadi, also a suspected militant, died in 2003 in Iraq’s Abu Ghraib, where his corpse was photographed, wrapped in plastic and packed in ice.

The two cases were the final verdicts in a widespread criminal probe by federal prosecutor John Durham into interrogation techniques used during the presidency of George W. Bush. Durham determined that a number of the detainees were never in CIA custody, and all the cases have now been closed without charges.

Durham examined the treatment of 101 detainees who were taken into custody by the US in the wake of the September 11, 2001, attacks. The probe, which lasted more than four years, began in 2008 in the wake of an investigation into the CIA's destruction of videotapes of interrogations of terror suspects. The case was later expanded to include the deaths of the two prisoners.

Thursday’s decision sparked outrage among human rights groups.

“It is hugely disappointing that with ample evidence of torture, and documented cases of some people actually being tortured to death, that the Justice Department has not been able to mount a successful prosecution and hold people responsible for these crimes,” Human Rights First President Elisa Massimino told The New York Times. “The American people need to know what was done in their name.”

Jameel Jaffer, deputy legal director at the American Civil Liberties Union, slammed the decision as "nothing short of a scandal," adding that, “The Justice Department has declined to bring charges against the officials who authorized torture, the lawyers who sought to legitimate it, and the interrogators who used it. It has successfully shut down every legal suit meant to hold officials civilly liable.”

Jaffer claimed that today’s ruling “sends the dangerous signal to government officials that there will be no consequences for their use of torture and other cruelty.”

CIA Director David Petraeus thanked his team for cooperating with the investigation, Reuters reported. “As intelligence officers, our inclination, of course, is to look ahead to the challenges of the future rather than backwards at those of the past,” he said.

Former CIA Director Michael Hayden, under whose watch the alleged torture took place, said he was “heartened” that the investigation into the CIA’s conduct and practices had ended. “I am sorry that CIA officers had to go through yet another review of their activities,” he said.

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« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2012, 05:30:02 PM »
Manadel al-Jamadi, also a suspected militant, died in 2003 in Iraq’s Abu Ghraib, where his corpse was photographed, wrapped in plastic ...

And with grinning idiots from the US armed forces posing with the corpse - fun photos to send home.

Such degeneracy.

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« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2012, 06:51:23 PM »
Manadel al-Jamadi, also a suspected militant, died in 2003 in Iraq’s Abu Ghraib, where his corpse was photographed, wrapped in plastic ...

And with grinning idiots from the US armed forces posing with the corpse - fun photos to send home.

Such degeneracy.

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« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2012, 09:05:48 PM »
The US Justice Department ended a four-year probe into the CIA’s controversial, and at times brutal, treatment of detainees, closing two final homicide investigations without filing charges. The decision sparked outrage among human rights supporters.

Fine waste of tax $$.  Gummint should just say any investigation endangers National Security.  Hypocritical MSM (occasionally) gives play to torture stories just to imply that it's a rare practice.  What's worse they totally ignore all the millions of horrible civilian injuries & deaths.

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« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2012, 09:11:05 PM »
Fine waste of tax $$.  Gummint should just say any investigation endangers National Security.  Hypocritical MSM (occasionally) gives play to torture stories just to imply that it's a rare practice.  What's worse they totally ignore all the millions of horrible civilian injuries & deaths.

Now here's some Americans can learn from those cheap Jews in Israel who do criminal investigations into war crimes all the time. We need a more efficient system to cover-up war crimes.
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« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2012, 08:24:31 PM »
Fine waste of tax $$.  Gummint should just say any investigation endangers National Security.  Hypocritical MSM (occasionally) gives play to torture stories just to imply that it's a rare practice.  What's worse they totally ignore all the millions of horrible civilian injuries & deaths.


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« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2012, 08:38:08 PM »

USSA morphs into a clone of Israhell.

USSA has been bad for a long time.  Incendiary bombings of Germany & Japan, civilian massacres in Korea, napalming villagers in Vietnam.  Very few of Cold Warriors/neocon anti-Putinists know/admit that USA sent forces into Russia in 1918.  While yes, the Bolsheviks were bad news, Russia never did such to USA.

Israel would act even worse except that London/jew oligarch plan has always been to keep Israel as a source of everlasting tension.  Izzies would love to napalm Gaza & bomb everything to smithereens but they're kept on a leash.

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« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2012, 09:43:55 PM »
Israel would act even worse except that London/jew oligarch plan has always been to keep Israel as a source of everlasting tension.  Izzies would love to napalm Gaza & bomb everything to smithereens but they're kept on a leash.

I still hold the opinion that they keep the Palestinians imprisoned solely as human shields. Without them there the jews would be exposed to the devastation a single nuke might cause to the Israelis living on such a small piece of real estate. Not running the people out of Gaza and the West Bank also allows the Israelis to kill and bomb in order to provoke their neighbors... which is what they really hope will happen, for the obvious reason that they can cry 'victim!' world wide.
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« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2012, 10:42:57 PM »
I still hold the opinion that they keep the Palestinians imprisoned solely as human shields. Without them there the jews would be exposed to the devastation a single nuke might cause to the Israelis living on such a small piece of real estate. Not running the people out of Gaza and the West Bank also allows the Israelis to kill and bomb in order to provoke their neighbors... which is what they really hope will happen, for the obvious reason that they can cry 'victim!' world wide.

Hard to see Palestinians as valuable shields since Israelis kill them in the most brutal pointless ways with impunity.  People/countries bitch but nothing done.  ZOG USA/UK killed 1/2 million Iraqi kids even before the Iraq War.  No, London/Wall St uses Palestinians as just an excuse for their throttling of Eretz Israel's plans.

Only folks who could realistically nuke Israel are Russia or China.  Their policy is based on cold calculation, not sympathy for a small far-off oppressed minority.  In a nuke war such a vast # of inevitable deaths, Palis would barely be a footnote.

Hey look at Syria where Russians (& more tacitly Chinese) have quietly upped the ante:  Russians know that if they gave up & dumped Assad there would be a chance to end the slaughter or at least cut down on it.

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« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2012, 06:30:30 AM »
Hard to see Palestinians as valuable shields since Israelis kill them in the most brutal pointless ways with impunity.  People/countries bitch but nothing done.  ZOG USA/UK killed 1/2 million Iraqi kids even before the Iraq War.  No, London/Wall St uses Palestinians as just an excuse for their throttling of Eretz Israel's plans.

Only folks who could realistically nuke Israel are Russia or China.  Their policy is based on cold calculation, not sympathy for a small far-off oppressed minority.  In a nuke war such a vast # of inevitable deaths, Palis would barely be a footnote.

Hey look at Syria where Russians (& more tacitly Chinese) have quietly upped the ante:  Russians know that if they gave up & dumped Assad there would be a chance to end the slaughter or at least cut down on it.

I didn't say they valued the Palestinians and I am well aware of their plight. The jews are certainly not worried about London though. They own the City. For that matter I don't think they worry much about Israel either if it serves the great goal of world domination. Six million dead Israelis seems to fit their meme of victimhood quite well.
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« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2012, 11:34:36 AM »
I still hold the opinion that they keep the Palestinians imprisoned solely as human shields. Without them there the jews would be exposed to the devastation a single nuke might cause to the Israelis living on such a small piece of real estate. Not running the people out of Gaza and the West Bank also allows the Israelis to kill and bomb in order to provoke their neighbors... which is what they really hope will happen, for the obvious reason that they can cry 'victim!' world wide.

Agreed, so do I ~ and if their birth-rate increases too much, they just cull a few more, problem solved until next time. 
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« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2012, 08:28:03 PM »
Agreed, so do I ~ and if their birth-rate increases too much, they just cull a few more, problem solved until next time.

Israel is certainly causing a big increase in Palestinian deaths but I dunno if it's enough to cause a decrease in population.  & then there's the "problem" of increasing Israeli Arab population.  Humanitarian solution would be One State which is off the table for racist zionists (& thus gets zero attention from bogus human-rights groups) or else an orderly transfer of Arabs/Palis to other countries (which would put the lie to zionist propaganda of humanism, peace-seeking etc).