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CIA Methods of Torture
CIA Knew Interrogation Techniques Were Illegal, Asked DOJ for Immunity from Prosecution
CIA Torture Program Cost Well Over $300 Million, Including Millions in Cash to Foreign Government Officials to Host Clandestine Detention Sites
Innocent People Detained and Tortured
More Waterboarding, and More Brutal, Than Previously Known
“Waterboard” is mentioned 275 times in the report, which is technically just a “summary” of the official, classified report.
Gul Rahman Froze to Death After Being Made to Sit on a Concrete Floor Without Pants
“Rectal Rehydration/Feeding,” Threats to Rape and Kill Detainees’ Mothers
On At Least 2 Occasions, CIA Conducted “Mock Executions” of Prisoners
CIA Officer Played “Russian Roulette” with Prisoner
“[CIA Officer 2] Placed a Pistol Near al-Nashiri’s Head and Operated a Cordless Drill Near al-Nashiri’s Body”
In 20-Day Period, Abu Zubaydah Spent 11 Days-2 Hours in Coffin Size Box and 29 Hours in 2.5 Foot Box
KSM Sleep Deprivation for 180 Hours
Torturing Detainees with Broken and Prosthetic Legs
Torture Tactics Caused Detainees to Develop Psychosis, Leading to Hallucinations, Paranoia and Attempts to Self-Mutilate
Janat Gul Tortured for Months Based on a False Accusation Made Under Duress by Another Prisoner
CIA Interrogators Got Tired of Torturing Abu Zubaydah, So They Put Him in Isolation and Took a 47-Day Vacation
The Rough Takedown
Psychologists Played Key Role in Torture Program, Then Profited Greatly
CIA Detained/Tortured 2 Foreigners Working for a “Partner Government” Allied with Agency
CIA Prison Site Known as COBALT Described as a “Dungeon,” Detainees Shackled with “Only a Bucket to Use for Human Waste”
Federal Bureau of Prisons Staff Were “WOW’ed” by the Depravity of COBALT Prison
Torture a Huge Net Minus in Terms of Actually Gathering Intelligence
Destruction of “Zero Dark Thirty” Scenario, Torture Did Not Provide Information That Led to Finding Osama bin Laden
Torture Used to Extract False Information to Justify Iraq War
Former National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice Deeply Involved in Evaluating Use of Waterboarding and “Staged Burial”
Former CIA Director Michael Hayden Repeatedly Misled Congress About Degree and Extent of Torture
Trevor Timm (@trevortimm) December 10, 2014
“Israeli Example” and “Ticking Time Bomb” Scenario: CIA Cited Israel Supreme Court Rulings to Justify Torture
Mainstream Media Role in Torture
White House Withheld Approximately 9,400 CIA Torture Documents from Senate
Glenn Greenwald & Edward Snowden Remarks:
War Criminal Remarks:
The highlight of today’s SSCI public hearing came when Dianne Feinstein asked Rasmussen whether the claims of great harm — provided to her just before she released the Torture Report in December — had proven to be correct.
The US Senate Committee on Intelligence has issued a significant correction to an appendix to its report on CIA torture after mistakes were highlighted by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism.
A “notice of errata” was published earlier this month showing amendments for almost half of the 119 prisoners held in the CIA’s rendition and enhanced interrogation programme.
The mistakes, which have been put down to a “technical error”, relate to the number of days the detainees were held by the CIA during the programme.
Of the 119 detainees listed in Annex 2 of the report published last December, 56 had errors attached to their names. The custody period for one prisoner was overstated by about 470 days.
The main report itself remains accurate.
The amendments were made after the Bureau, which together with The Rendition Project is investigating many of the details in the torture report, revealed inconsistencies in some figures in the original annex.
As a result the Senate committee discovered other errors and today a spokesman for the committee thanked the Bureau for its work.
The corrections were published on the website of the committee’s former chair, Senator Dianne Feinstein, with a date of February 6.