The measure, which defines the entertainment industry broadly, follows a series of reportspublished by VICE News over the past year detailing the agency’s role in the production of 22 entertainment-related projects between 2006 and 2011. They included major motion pictures like Zero Dark Thirty and Argo; reality television series such as Top Chef; the cable drama series, Covert Affairs;and books including The Devil’s Light by Richard North Patterson.
Both James Mitchell and Bruce Jessen admitted“in part” that they produced a document for the CIA called “Recognizing and Developing Countermeasures to Al-Qaeda Resistance to Interrogation Techniques: A Resistance Training Perspective.”
Abu Zubaydah was mentioned. Read the background on Zubaydah and what actually happened.
A 15-month investigation by the Guardian and BBC Arabic reveals how retired US colonel James Steele, a veteran of American proxy wars in El Salvador and Nicaragua, played a key role in training and overseeing US-funded special police commandos who ran a network of torture centres in Iraq. Another special forces veteran, Colonel James Coffman, worked with Steele and reported directly to General David Petraeus, who had been sent into Iraq to organise the Iraqi security services
The CIA’s Inspector General’s office has now engaged in “conspiracy to torture,” a felony war crime. They have deleted the torture investigation report while shielding torturers from prosecution.
This is nothing short of fascism. An unaccountable torture state gives its finger to the idea of senate oversight, justice, the basic enforcement of the law, and accountability.
Trump recently said he does not care if torture doesn’t work, because ‘they deserve it anyway’
Torture is a felony. Punishable by 20 years imprisonment and the death penalty if your victim dies.