Posts Tagged ‘Frontline’

Demonstrator Maboud Ebrahimzadeh is held down during a simulation of waterboarding outside the Justice Department in Washington November 5, 2007. The confirmation of Bush nominee Michael Mukasey as attorney general is in jeopardy after his refusal to state whether the interrogation technique known as waterboarding violates U.S. laws banning torture. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque  (UNITED STATES) - RTR1VOX2

Demonstrator Maboud Ebrahimzadeh is held down during a simulation of waterboarding outside the Justice Department in Washington November 5, 2007. The confirmation of Bush nominee Michael Mukasey as attorney general is in jeopardy after his refusal to state whether the interrogation technique known as waterboarding violates U.S. laws banning torture.
REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES) – RTR1VOX2

1 Hour PBS/Frontline documentary*:

Secrets Politics and Torture

* Nowhere in the so-called respectable mainstream journalism is it shown that CIA tortured people to cover up the 9/11 attacks, specifically the links to Saudi royals and Pakistani generals. The “failed” policies and mistakes-were-made meme permeates all imperial whitewashes, such as this one. More later…

PS

‘CIA killed prisoners, made it look like suicide’ – Guantanamo guard

US support for Syrian terrorists, insurgents, “activists” and whatever the hell you want to label them spans back to 2006/7.  But PBS finally did some investigating, and so that’s something.  Previously the Wall Street Journal exposed a CIA training program in Jordan.  The US supports terrorism with impunity and directs it against its strategic enemies.  This is the favored method of warmaking as it is cheaper with disposable shock troops who aren’t US citizens.

The complete destruction of Syria continues

Syrian Rebels Describe U.S.-Backed Training in Qatar

…training in the use of sophisticated weapons and fighting techniques, including, one rebel said, “how to finish off soldiers still alive after an ambush.”