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Saturday, February 26, 2005

Within C.I.A., Growing Worry of Prosecution ( for 'Interrogation Techniques' )

NY Times Report

Excerpt: There is widening unease within the Central Intelligence Agency over the possibility that career officers could be prosecuted or otherwise punished for their conduct during interrogations and detentions of terrorism suspects, according to current and former government officials.

Until now, only one C.I.A. employee, a contract worker from North Carolina, has been charged with a crime in connection with the treatment of prisoners, stemming from a death in Afghanistan in 2003. But the officials confirmed that the agency had asked the Justice Department to review at least one other case, from Iraq, to determine if a C.I.A. officer and interpreter should face prosecution.

In addition, the current and former government officials said the agency's inspector general was now reviewing at least a half-dozen other cases, and perhaps many more, in what they described as an expanding circle of inquiries to determine whether C.I.A. employees had been involved in any misconduct.

Previously, intelligence officials have acknowledged only that "several" cases were under review by the agency's inspector general. But one government official said, "There's a lot more out there than has generally been recognized, and people at the agency are worried."

Of particular concern, the officials said, is the possibility that C.I.A. officers using interrogation techniques that the government ruled as permissible after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks might now be punished, or even prosecuted, for their actions in the line of duty.

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Hard View: CIA Agents Worrying about Carrying out Orders? Very Interesting.

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Anonymous ano mous said...

whats to say except that when you live and work in around or about, and or for a nation of laws ummmmmm laws that hold nobody accountable except the little expendable people at the bottom of the totem pole...well your expendible,
deal with it. What? you did'nt see that clause in your job profile? you thought that of the people by the people for the people meant something .......please
folks the boss has been away for way to long and this phony in the whitehouse has posed as the leader like a frank burns, its time to call back the kernel its time for the people to let their voices be heard loud and clear and if it in the end is a voice that approves of the crap going on then so be it but what happened in november was far from a 2/3 vote, stop taking them pills already, wake up and smell the coffee and if you can't go back to sleep so be it.

2:48 AM, February 27, 2005  
Blogger Hard Attack said...

What is really sad is, this all began to be a subject of discussion, (torture) in the days following the 'Capture' of Saddam Hussein. (yes, I agree with some of you who think that when they found Saddam in that hole in the ground, he was left there after some intensive interrogations by who knows who) but anyway, the discussion on the Idiot Box and Airwaves was filled with 'Talk of Torture', and the benefits of it, and that Saddam should be tortured if neccessary.

Also, in the days following Saddam's capture, Cardinal Martino of the Vatican made a statement saying that 'Saddam appeared to be a broken down man, and that he should be treated as anyone else', i forget the exact words, but pretty much, this man of God, Cardinal Martino was basically saying, 'Don't lower yourselves to the level of Evil you are fighting'.

Well, that was around December 16th, 2003... and for the next week or so, leading right into Christmas, Cardinal Martino was attacked by every Right Wing Wing Nut, and some on the supposed 'Middle or Left'. Everyone was saying 'How dare this Cardinal make such a statement, How dare the Vatican Allow this type of talk'... and what were they bashing, they were bashing a man who was warning everyone, don't step across the line.

Well, we did step across the line, I said it back then, and I will say it now, the 'Jackals' have exposed themselves, and they are all around us, pretending to be the 'superior ones', well, how superior do we look now, especially after reading that Must Read Thread/NY Times story of the US CIA using Syrian Torture Dungeons on 'Suspected Terrorists'.

This is so far from over... for now though, I will end this response.

2:05 PM, February 27, 2005  
Anonymous persuaded said...

is there a doctor in the house?

The Pentagon announcement said he died ``supporting Operation Enduring Freedom'' - the Pentagon's name for the Afghanistan theater in the war on terror. Guantanamo houses the Pentagon's terror prison where the military interrogates and holds some 540 suspects, mostly sent from Afghanistan.

to live knowing what you've taken part in, to be zombified, to speak out and let the light of day shine on what you've taken part in, to be treasonous, to enlist with the intent of serving your nation, questionable highly questionable.

6:48 PM, February 27, 2005  
Blogger Hard Attack said...

Persuaded, thanks for that link, very interesting story, I am going to publish it with its own thread.

Suicides, others with no details, makes you wonder if these guys couldn't take the pressure of the operations that were being conducted to derive information out of these detainees.

8:15 PM, February 27, 2005  
Anonymous shouting silently said...

is what leads to fear of prosecution fear of whistleblowing?
whistleblowing that might lead to a ceasing of practices worthy of prosecution.

while supposedly whistleblowing has been something we have all in america been encouraged to do especially if you see a "terrorist" who can be taken into custody and be interrogated tortured shipped overseas...etc etc , it after reading this article strikes me as being a waste of time.

1:17 AM, February 28, 2005  
Blogger Hard Attack said...

Shouting silently, your shouting isn't as silent as you think.

That is a major story that is being totally dismissed from the 'Mainstream Manipulation Outlets'.

It will be posted here at Hard Attack, maybe tomorrow, there was so much going on in the last couple of days, I didn't want it to get lost.

But I think its going to go up now, thanks.

8:09 PM, February 28, 2005  

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