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    Seems sheís got some baggage. Torturing and destroying evidence kind of baggage. Will the repub congress confirm her nomination?

    The CIAís new nominee director Gina Haspel once ran a torture site and destroyed evidence

    In 2002, she oversaw a secret prison in Thailand that tortured two terrorism suspects. That torture took place within the CIAís ďextraordinary renditionĒ program, in which suspected terrorists are sent to US allies, and interrogated in ďblack sitesĒ on their soil.

    One of the men, known as Abu Zubayda, was waterboarded 83 times in one month and was slammed into walls by the head. He was deprived of sleep and kept in a coffin-like box. Interrogators later decided he didnít have any useful information.
    ProPublica found that Haspel personally signed cables to CIA headquarters that detailed Zubaydaís interrogation.
    CIA videos of the torture were destroyed in 2005, on the orders of a cable drafted by Haspel. Her then-boss Jose Rodriguez, the CIAís director of operations for counterterrorism, signed off on the order. ďThe cable left nothing to chance. It even told them how to get rid of the tapes,Ē he wrote in his memoir, according to ProPublica. ďThey were to use an industrial-strength shredder to do the deed.Ē
    The European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights, a Berlin-based NGO, has been pushing Germanyís public prosecutor to arrest Haspel for her role in the torture program.

    https://qz.com/1227879/who-is-gina-h...of-us-torture/


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    She was only following orders.

    Ever heard that before?

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    I don't understand how these people retain their positions,
    Criminality, Sado-Masochistic tendencies, perjury, violations of Human Rights Law and so on.
    I just don't get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    I don't understand how these people retain their positions,
    Criminality, Sado-Masochistic tendencies, perjury, violations of Human Rights Law and so on.
    I just don't get it.
    She'll fit right in with this administration. Plus the Reps in Congress won't have the spine to oppose her.
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    She sounds like she'll fit in fine with Donald's crew, but for how long will depend on how willing to continue to tug the forelock she is.

    Barry, you seem to be labouring under the misapprehension that reason, justice and the rule of law still apply in the good old USA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    I don't understand how these people retain their positions,
    Criminality, Sado-Masochistic tendencies, perjury, violations of Human Rights Law and so on.
    I just don't get it.
    Have I ever mentioned the wisdom of British historian, Lord Acton, on this topic?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    I don't understand how these people retain their positions,
    Criminality, Sado-Masochistic tendencies, perjury, violations of Human Rights Law and so on.
    I just don't get it.
    Citizens of the US of A and so above international laws.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Ahhhh– that brings back memories of those good old days. . .

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    I thought the Democrats had fallen in love with the CIA (and FBI) as the arbiters of Truth.
    Well, Mr. Botard, do you still deny all rhinocerotic evidence?

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    Jawohl, mein Fuhrer!
    War is peace.
    Freedom is slavery.
    Ignorance is strength.
    Trump is doing beautifully.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhaseLockedLoop
    I thought the Democrats had fallen in love with the CIA (and FBI) as the arbiters of Truth.
    The FBI? Yes.

    The CIA (particularly under Dubya)? Not so much.

    Mind you, both agencies employ human beings. And most of those human beings are inclined to follow orders.
    War is peace.
    Freedom is slavery.
    Ignorance is strength.
    Trump is doing beautifully.

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    Is she a war criminal?
    Oh Wait...

    "Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is closing a decades-old office in the State Department that has helped seek justice for victims of war crimes.The Office of Global Criminal Justice advises the secretary of state on issues surrounding war crimes and genocide, and helps form policy to address such atrocities. It was established by President Bill Clinton’s secretary of state, Madeleine Albright, in 1997. Since then, the office has supported the work of criminal courts in countries including Rwanda, the former Yugoslavia, Cambodia and the Central African Republic, and has pushed for greater U.S. support of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague. The office has also offered rewards that have resulted in information disclosures about and apprehension of war criminals, and has inveighed against brutal dictators, including Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. (It has not, however, criticized Saudi Arabia or other American allies with dismal human rights records.)"

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    30 year career spooke makes you wonder about what she has on Trump. Putin will love her someone in the inner circle he can relate to. Torture, Trump campaigned on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Smith porter maine View Post
    30 year career spooke makes you wonder about what she has on Trump. Putin will love her someone in the inner circle he can relate to. Torture, Trump campaigned on it.
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    Further developments :

    Prosecutors Reviewing Request to Issue Arrest Warrant for Trump's New CIA Director

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    by Colin Kalmbacher | 5:43 pm, March 13th, 2018

    Federal prosecutors in Munich are currently reviewing a request to issue an arrest warrant for Gina Haspel, President Donald TrumpĎs recently named director of the Central Intelligence Agency (ďCIAĒ).

    Haspel currently serves as the deputy director for the CIA and her nomination to head the agency must be approved by the U.S. Senate. Prior to her appointment as CIA deputy director, Haspel controversially ran a secret CIA prison in Thailand used to house, question, and allegedly torture detainees during the second Bush administrationís War on Terror.

    Haspelís tenure as ďChief of BaseĒ at the prisonĖand what she did while serving in that roleĖis the subject of the arrest warrant request.

    On June 6, 2017, the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ďECCHRĒ) initiated a request for legal action against Haspel by filing an intervention with the German Federal Public Prosecutor, the foremost law enforcement authority in the Federal Republic of Germany. This office is led by Attorney General Peter Frank.

    Read more: https://lawandcrime.com/high-profile...-cia-director/

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    Jesus

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    America only acknowledges international laws when it suits them. I do not think that they are a signatory to the world court, and in one case a Vietnam era US General narrowly escaped arrest by Interpol whilst transiting I think Spain.

    Australia is not much better re UN treaties.

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    With a record like that, how did she not make it on the ticket with two scoops? pense is such a putz by comparison.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John of Phoenix View Post
    With a record like that, how did she not make it on the ticket with two scoops? pense is such a putz by comparison.
    Pence has the pockets of Koch, nothing else matters.
    Trump needs the pockets of Koch.

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    Hmmm, how do you fancy America as a rogue state?

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    Obama didn't fire her.
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    Yeadon is right, of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yeadon View Post
    Obama didn't fire her.
    Is she a political appointee or career civil service?

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    did someone say credibility?

    woop woop woop!

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    “We’ve gone completely off the rails, and now we’re just basically a political forum for people to leak information to drive the day’s news,” the Florida Republican said in an interview Monday with CNN. “We’ve lost all credibility, and we’re going to issue probably two different reports, unfortunately. ... In that regard, that’s why I called for the investigation to end.”

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    Government employees gather around a seal inside the CIA in McLean, Virginia. (Brooks Kraft LLC/Corbis via Getty Images)On Feb. 22, 2017, ProPublica published a story that inaccurately described Gina Haspel’s role in the treatment of Abu Zubaydah, a suspected al-Qaida leader who was imprisoned by the CIA at a secret “black site” in Thailand in 2002.
    The story said that Haspel, a career CIA officer who President Trump has nominated to be the next director of central intelligence, oversaw the clandestine base where Zubaydah was subjected to waterboarding and other coercive interrogation methods that are widely seen as torture. The story also said she mocked the prisoner’s suffering in a private conversation. Neither of these assertions is correct and we retract them. It is now clear that Haspel did not take charge of the base until after the interrogation of Zubaydah ended.
    Our account of Haspel’s actions was drawn in part from declassified agency cables and CIA-reviewed books which referred to the official overseeing Zubaydah’s interrogation at a secret prison in Thailand as “chief of base.” The books and cables redacted the name of the official, as is routinely done in declassified documents referring to covert operations.
    The Trump administration named Haspel to the CIA’s No. 2 job in early February 2017. Soon after, three former government officials told ProPublica that Haspel was chief of base in Thailand at the time of Zubaydah’s waterboarding.
    We also found an online posting by John Kiriakou, a former CIA counter-terrorism officer, who wrote that “It was Haspel who oversaw the staff” at the Thai prison, including two psychologists who “designed the torture techniques and who actually carried out torture on the prisoners.”
    The nomination of Haspel this week to head the CIA stirred new controversy about her role in the detention and interrogation of terror suspects, as well as the destruction of videotapes of the interrogation of Zubaydah and another suspect. Some critics cited the 2017 ProPublica story as evidence that she was not fit to run the agency.
    Those statements prompted former colleagues of Haspel to defend her publicly. At least two said that while she did serve as chief of base in Thailand, she did not arrive until later in 2002, after the waterboarding of Zubaydah had ended.
    The New York Times, which also reported last year that Haspel oversaw the interrogation of Abu Zubaydah and another detainee, Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, published a second story this week making the same point. It quoted an unnamed former senior CIA official who said Haspel did not become base chief until late October of 2002. According to the Times, she was in charge when al-Nashiri was waterboarded three times.
    James Mitchell, the psychologist and CIA contractor who helped to direct the waterboarding of both suspects, said in a broadcast interview on March 14 that Haspel was not the “chief of base” whom he described in his book as making fun of Zubaydah’s suffering.
    “That chief of base was not Gina,” Mitchell told Fox Business News. “She’s not the COB I was talking about.”
    Mitchell’s book, “Enhanced Interrogation: Inside the Minds and Motives of the Islamic Terrorists Trying to Destroy America,” referred to the chief of base in Thailand as both “he” and “she.”
    We erroneously assumed that this was an effort by Mitchell or the agency to conceal the gender of the single official involved; it is now clear that Mitchell was referring to two different people.
    ProPublica contacted Mitchell in 2017 to ask him about this passage in his book. Facing a civil lawsuit brought by former CIA detainees, he declined to comment.
    At about the same time, we approached the CIA’s press office with an extensive list of questions about the cables and Haspel’s role in running the Thai prison, particularly her dealings with Zubaydah.
    An agency spokesman declined to answer any of those questions but released a statement that was quoted in the article, asserting that “nearly every piece of reporting that you are seeking comment on is incorrect in whole or in part.”
    The CIA did not comment further on the story after its publication and we were not aware of any further questions about its accuracy until this week.
    The February 2017 ProPublica story did accurately report that Haspel later rose to a senior position at CIA headquarters, where she pushed her bosses to destroy the tapes of Zubaydah’s waterboarding. Her direct boss, the head of the agency’s Counterterrorism Center, ultimately signed the order to feed the 92 tapes into a shredder. Her actions in that instance, and in the waterboarding of al-Nashiri, are likely to be the focus of questions at her confirmation hearings.
    Dean Boyd, director of the CIA’s office of public affairs, praised Haspel’s 30 years of public service and said Thursday in a statement that her qualifications and capabilities would be evident in the hearing process.
    “It is important to note that she has spent nearly her entire CIA career undercover,” Boyd said. “Much of what is in the public domain about her is inaccurate. We are pleased that ProPublica is willing to acknowledge its mistakes and correct the record regarding its claims about Ms. Haspel.”

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    I love it when bobbs writes coherent articles on a topic. Worthwhile points:

    The February 2017 ProPublica story did accurately report that Haspel later rose to a senior position at CIA headquarters, where she pushed her bosses to destroy the tapes of Zubaydah’s waterboarding. Her direct boss, the head of the agency’s Counterterrorism Center, ultimately signed the order to feed the 92 tapes into a shredder. Her actions in that instance, and in the waterboarding of al-Nashiri, are likely to be the focus of questions at her confirmation hearings.
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    The choice of Gina Haspel for the second-highest position in the agency has been praised by colleagues but sharply criticized by two senators who have seen the still-classified records of her time in Thailand.

    “Her background makes her unsuitable for the position,” Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., wrote in a letter to Trump. “We are sending a classified letter explaining our position and urge that the information be immediately declassified.”

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    " . . . humani nihil a me alienum . . . " The zippy free translation is, "Nothing human is strange to me."

    If one knows how to look within, all possible human feelings, emotions, and thoughts may be found. Artists do this all the time, most shockingly novelists and poets when they dive into an expression of horror and evil. They get some of the way by observation of monsters but they really capture the matter if they have seen it within. To take a ubiquitous example snatched from the headlines, there's a Harvy Weinstein within each of us. People with a developed morality don't have Harvy in command. A more trivial example is that humans share with most mammels a lust for sugar. Despite the food industry's cynical injection of sugar into most everything, incidentally giving rise to the profitable treatment of diabetes, many adults live lives at least partially free of sugar addiction. In essence, same thing. It's all there and the human choice (if choice is the right word, more like existential moment) is whether to be enslaved by the lust or to exercise free will.

    All this is why torture is bad for all of us. It's the drawing to the surface the sexual perversions of sadism. Torture infects the morals of everyone involved, everyone authorizing or tolerating or excusing torture. Elevating a pervert like Haspel is how we spread that perversion through our whole social order.

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    I presume the long post bobbys made is copied from somewhere. Mind telling us where - maybe even a link? Thanks
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    Propublica, It’ll be interesting to see how she justifies destruction of the interrogation recordings

    https://www.propublica.org


    this could be a whole other thread

    https://www.propublica.org/article/t...ation-spending

    In this week’s episode of “Trump, Inc.,” we dig into the inauguration. We’ve found that even experienced inaugural planners are baffled by the Trump committee’s massive fundraising and spending operation. We also noticed that two members of the inaugural committee have been convicted of financial crimes, and a third — the committee’s treasurer — was reportedly an unindicted co-conspirator in an accounting fraud.

    Greg Jenkins led former President George W. Bush’s second inaugural committee in 2005, which raised and spent $42 million (that would be $53 million in today’s dollars). Asked about how Trump’s team managed to spend so much more, Jenkins said, “It’s inexplicable to me. I literally don’t know.”

    “They had a third of the staff and a quarter of the events and they raise at least twice as much as we did,” Jenkins said. “So there’s the obvious question: Where did it go? I don’t know.”

    Steve Kerrigan, who led both of former President Barack Obama’s inaugural committees, agreed. “There was no need for that amount of money,” said Kerrigan. “We literally did two inaugurations for less than the cost of that.”
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    We found one more thing that set this inauguration apart: Some of the donations are almost impossible to trace. As the Center for Responsive Politics reports, two “dark money” groups, which do not disclose their donors, gave $1 million each. Trump’s inaugural committee appears to have been the first to accept significant donations from dark money groups.
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    There have been times when this nation... or any nation... has to look back at the policies and actions it executed, in the past. It isn't always possible to contemporaneously assess the morality or ethics of one's own society.... the passage of time is needed, to really appreciate the transgressions which once were considered to be reasonable, and even just.

    So it is, with American history. No one today, outside of a small (but not small enough) cadre of extreme racists, doesn't regret slavery, Jim Crow, 'separate but equal', or any of the other societal crimes that the United States tolerated, and even endorsed throughout history.....

    ...but as time has passed, we are able (most of us, at least) to recognize the evil within ourselves, and make amends.

    I believe that, at some point in the future, the shame of US use of torture will be viewed in the same way, that we view those former evils that we recognize today.

    I don't know how culpable Gina Haspel is, in the use of torture... but I should think that her undeniable attempt to cover up the use of torture by the destruction of tapes (which apparently isn't being denied) makes her a co-conspirator in this crime against humanity.
    "Reason and facts are sacrificed to opinion and myth. Demonstrable falsehoods are circulated and recycled as fact. Narrow minded opinion refuses to be subjected to thought and analysis. Too many now subject events to a prefabricated set of interpretations, usually provided by a biased media source. The myth is more comfortable than the often difficult search for truth."







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    The excuse I've heard is that there are a lot of people with dirty hands on that subject and she is only one.

    Well, mine aren't dirty. I haven't tortured. They should be able to find someone who understands right from wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garret View Post
    I presume the long post bobbys made is copied from somewhere. Mind telling us where - maybe even a link? Thanks
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    story said that Haspel, a career CIA officer who President Trump has nominated to be the next director of central intelligence, oversaw the clandestine base where Zubaydah was subjected to waterboarding and other coercive interrogation methods that are widely seen as torture. The story also said she mocked the prisoner’s suffering in a private conversation. Neither of these assertions is correct and we retract them. It is now clear that Haspel did not take charge of the base until after the interrogation of Zubaydah ended.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbys View Post
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    so bobbs, any comment sbout Trump lieing to Canadas PM then gloating about it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by StevenBauer View Post
    Seems she’s got some baggage. Torturing and destroying evidence kind of baggage. Will the repub congress confirm her nomination?

    The CIA’s new nominee director Gina Haspel once ran a torture site and destroyed evidence


    In 2002, she oversaw a secret prison in Thailand that tortured two terrorism suspects. That torture took place within the CIA’s “extraordinary rendition” program, in which suspected terrorists are sent to US allies, and interrogated in “black sites” on their soil.

    One of the men, known as Abu Zubayda, was waterboarded 83 times in one month and was slammed into walls by the head. He was deprived of sleep and kept in a coffin-like box. Interrogators later decided he didn’t have any useful information.
    ProPublica found that Haspel personally signed cables to CIA headquarters that detailed Zubayda’s interrogation.
    CIA videos of the torture were destroyed in 2005, on the orders of a cable drafted by Haspel. Her then-boss Jose Rodriguez, the CIA’s director of operations for counterterrorism, signed off on the order. “The cable left nothing to chance. It even told them how to get rid of the tapes,” he wrote in his memoir, according to ProPublica. “They were to use an industrial-strength shredder to do the deed.”
    The European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights, a Berlin-based NGO, has been pushing Germany’s public prosecutor to arrest Haspel for her role in the torture program.

    https://qz.com/1227879/who-is-gina-h...of-us-torture/

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    Updated March 15, 7:35pm: Haspel took charge of the prison after Zubaydah’s ordeal ended in August, according to a new report by ProPublica, and she did not oversee his interrogation..

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbys View Post
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    Thanks. It's a good idea, when posting a copy & paste, to include a link to the source - or at least attribution. It's even a legal requirement (attribution that is - but a link is even better).
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbys View Post
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    Updated March 15, 7:35pm: Haspel took charge of the prison after Zubaydah’s ordeal ended in August, according to a new report by ProPublica, and she did not oversee his interrogation..
    Yep - and they admitted their mistake & explained it. Mistakes happen & people with integrity admit the mistakes. Unlike your Fox & Breitbart buddies.
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