Posts Tagged ‘conspiracy to torture’

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Felony conspiracy to torture and obstruction of justice.

Obama orders full Senate Torture Report kept secret for 12 years

 

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Chris Kyle was no hero. John Kiriakou is.

Unbroken, CIA Torture Whistleblower Kiriakou To Finish Sentence Home with Family

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Imprisoned CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou Threatened with ‘Diesel Therapy,’ Suffers Shakedowns for Talking to Press

““One of my cellmates, a 40-ish African-American whom I like, respect and consider a friend, made an important point,” according to Kirakou. “‘Don’t you see what they’re doing? They’re trying to make us mad with these shakedowns so that we’ll turn on you.’ He imagined a conversation: ‘Let’s piss off the big black guy so he pressures Kiriakou to stop writing and doing interviews.’”

It did not work that time. “My cellmate urged me to ‘keep up the fight. Keep telling people what it’s like in here.’ I promise to do that.”

John Kiriakou exposed that the CIA was torturing people in violation of the law, and with impunity.  For exposing CIA crimes he was imprisoned and his life threatened repeatedly.  This is truly a lawless, criminal age, and the criminals are in charge.

 

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The top ten recipients of U.S. foreign assistance this year all practice torture and are responsible for major human rights abuses, according to Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and other leading human rights organisations.

Financial support for these regimes could stand in violation of existing U.S. law, which requires that little or no aid be provided to a country which “engages in a consistent pattern of gross violations of internationally recognized human rights, including torture.”

report released by the Congressional Research Service lists the following countries as the largest beneficiaries of U.S. government-provided aid planned for 2014:

1. Israel – $3.1bn

2. Afghanistan – $2.2bn

3. Egypt – $1.6bn

4. Pakistan – $1.2bn

5. Nigeria – $693m

6. Jordan – $671m

7. Iraq – $573m

8. Kenya – $564m

9. Tanzania – $553m

10. Uganda -$456m