Friday, 16. October 2015

The boom and bust of the CIA s secret torture sites

Report reveals censored passages about CIA s secret torture sites

The report s authors said that under the CIA s rendition, detention and interrogation program, more than 130 people are known to have been tortured in the agency s own secret prisons, which operated across the world between 2001-2009.

REVEALED: The boom and bust of the CIA s secret torture sites

This account unveils many of the censored passages in the report summary, drawing on public data sources such as flight records, aviation contracts, court cases, prisoner testimonies, declassified government documents and media and NGO reporting.

Torture by another name: CIA used 'water dousing' on at least 12 detainees

The CIA maintains it only subjected three detainees to waterboarding. But agency interrogators subjected at least 12 others to a similar technique, known as *water dousing*, that also created a drowning sensation or chilled a person s body temperature - sometimes through *immersion* in water, and often without use of a board.

European Parliament Calls for Investigation of Secret CIA Torture Sites

The European Parliament on Wednesday condemned the *apathy shown by member states and EU institutions* over torture in secret CIA prisons in Europe.

From Information Clearing House


Trading Black Sites for NATO Membership: Eastern Europe s Role in the US Torture Program

Adam Hudson, Truthout: While the United States has done essentially nothing to reckon with its *black site* torture program, Europe has likewise not done enough in terms of transparency and accountability regarding CIA-sponsored torture, and Europe s role in it.


Inside CIA s Secret Prisons

Haunting images show 'blacksites', where prisoners have been held and tortured around the globe on American orders.,+Truthout

The military s secret military: Green Berets, Navy SEALs and the special ops you will never know about

This year, U.S. Special Operations forces have already deployed to 135 nations.

From Information Clearing House


Iraq, Afghanistan, and Other Special Ops *Successes*

An International Conscience


Human Kind

By George Monbiot

Billions of decent people tut and shake their heads as the world burns, immobilised by the conviction that no one else cares...

Obama Adds Endless Afghan War to Legacy

Drone Papers: Leaked Military Documents Expose US 'Assassination Complex'

Leaked Targeted Killing Documents


The Drone Papers

Secret Military Documents Expose the Inner Workings of Obama s Drone Wars

By Jeremy Scahill

Secret documents detailing the inner workings of the U.S. military s assassination program in Afghanistan, Yemen, and Somalia. The documents, provided by a whistleblower, offer an unprecedented glimpse into Obama s drone wars.

Nearly 90% Of Those Killed By US Drones Were Not Intended Targets

Those are among the key revelations of a bombshell report published by the Intercept Thursday.

US Knew Drones Provided Faulty Intelligence, Led to Civilian Massacres

The Obama administration s preference for drone strikes took place despite knowledge that the intelligence they provided was faulty, leading to massacres which killed hundreds of innocent civilians.

New Leaked Documents Reveal Shocking Info About US Profiling Assassination Targets


*The Drone Papers* exposes the inner workings of how the drone war is waged, from how targets are identified to who decides to kill.

US drone 'precision' doubted

One set of drone airstrikes in northeastern Afghanistan in January 2012 and February 2013 called Operation Haymaker resulted in the deaths of 155 persons, of whom only 19 were the intended targets, according to a listing displayed by The Intercept.

From Information Clearing House


The Drone Papers

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