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Gina Haspel, Trump’s Pick for CIA Director, Ran a Black Site for Torture

Discussion in 'American Politics' started by Rion, Mar 14, 2018.

  1. Rion

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    IN MAY 2013, the Washington Post’s Greg Miller reported that the head of the CIA’s clandestine service was being shifted out of that position as a result of “a management shake-up” by then-Director John Brennan. As Miller documented, this official — whom the paper did not name because she was a covert agent at the time — was centrally involved in the worst abuses of the CIA’s Bush-era torture regime.

    As Miller put it, she was “directly involved in its controversial interrogation program” and had an “extensive role” in torturing detainees. Even more troubling, she “had run a secret prison in Thailand” — part of the CIA’s network of “black sites” — “where two detainees were subjected to waterboarding and other harsh techniques.” The Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on torture also detailed the central role she played in the particularly gruesome torture of detainee Abu Zubaydah.


    Gina Haspel, Trump’s Pick for CIA Director, Ran a Black Site for Torture

    Older story, but updated since she now leads the CIA. Booo.
     
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    Call me surprised.... oh wait a minute I’m not.
     
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  4. trunks2k

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    Wait... are Rion and I in agreement on something? *checks outside to make sure the sun hasn't crashed into the moon or something*
     
  5. Rion

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    I'm generally anti-authoritarian, pro-individualist, so... yes?
     
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    With agencies like the CIA, they will always have periods where they take on a life of their own and have a silo mentality. Our agencies have been like this since forever, which is one reason, I take anything they say, with a grain of salt.
     
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  7. Willie T

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    Thank God for the people who will do the unsavory things that save thousands of lives of our sons and daughters. Most Bleeding Hearts haven't a clue of the evil we are up against throughout this world.
     
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    [​IMG]
     
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    Comrade, you speak truthfulness. Traitors and liars enemies of freedom for peoples.
     
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    Now, President Dennison is merely consolidating his power. Glad you see the light. Oh, wait.... excuse me...uh, Rion.... there’s a helicopter with no markings heading your way. Not to worry. But, I’d pack light if I were you.
     
  11. Rion

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    Hey, at least it isn't the Philippines. Automatically makes the helicopter less scary.
     
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    Trump admires the guy ruling the Phillipines. Just sayin’.... if a German Shepherd gets off the chopper, I’d suggest diving out a window. Those drug dogs always get find drugs. *wink*.
     
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    If we're the ones doing the torturing, then we're the evil ones.

    Also, torture doesn't really work, so they're not saving anybody.
     
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    I'm curious to see if she makes it through confirmation. The GOP can only afford one defector at most, and she is fairly controversial.
     
  15. bhsmte

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    IMO, being a woman, will give her an advantage and they won't be as hard on her from the dem side.
     
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  19. Willie T

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    And you naïvely swallow all that? LOL
     
  20. Paulos23

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    As many people who have gone under torture have said, you will say anything to make the torture stop. Anything.

    So how can you trust anything said under torture then? Do you know when they are telling the truth?
     
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