U.S. military, security company failures lead to tragedy in Afghanistan. True Story Behind the 'The Report' Movie - Daniel J. Jones on CIA's Torture Program. “We tortured some folks,” said the President of the United States in August of 2014, in what was meant to be the kind of Frank Admission a politician will sometimes offer on the weighty issues of the day.
If the Saudi attack was launched from Iran, America has a lot more to worry about than oil. When intelligence sources indicate that last week’s attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities “originated” in Iran, there’s a good reason to believe they’re correct—from a certain point of view.
The Houthi militia in Yemen, which has claimed responsibility for the attack, has previously used both missiles and drones that were manufactured at least in part in Iran. As Ars Technica reported in 2017, that includes the Qasef-1, a “lingering munition” drone about a quarter the size of a small plane, which is capable of carrying a single small bomb or incendiary device on a one-way mission. The attack on Saudi refineries may have used drones that were manufactured in Iran, or the Houthi may have simply cloned the Iranian device, just as Iran cloned Russian Scud missiles. ISIS protests public nativity scene. AL QAYYARAH, Iraq — The self-proclaimed Islamic State has voiced criticism of the nativity scene in front of a local burnt out Grand Immaculate Church, sources confirmed today.
The Coming War on ‘Radical Islam’ In the fall of 1990—around the time U.S. troops arrived in Saudi Arabia, enraging Osama bin Laden—the historian Bernard Lewis sounded an alarm in The Atlantic about brewing anti-Americanism in the Muslim world.
“[W]e are facing a mood and a movement far transcending the level of issues and policies and the governments that pursue them,” he wrote. DoD Gets Go-Ahead to Counter Islamic State Messaging. There are “substantial gaps” in the ability of the Department of Defense to counter Islamic State propaganda and messaging, the Commander of U.S.
No, Torture Doesn’t Make Terrorists Tell The Truth — But Here’s What Actually Works. ISIS is turning US Humvees into Iraq's worst nightmare. (Reuters) Islamic State militants seen last year with a captured Iraqi army Humvee at a checkpoint outside Beiji refinery.
More than two-thirds of the Humvees the US supplied to Iraq to fight terrorists have ended up in the hands of Islamic State militants. And the Islamic State (aka ISIS, ISIL, and Daesh, has not wasted any time in converting those vehicles into one of its deadliest and most nightmarish tools: suicide car bombs. According to Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, ISIS controls about 2,300 armored US Humvees. US Takes Out ISIS Headquarters Building After Fighter Posts Selfie Standing In Front.
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Add one point each. Arrogance, a cold penetrating stare, and rigid posture, two points. These are just a few of the suspicious signs that the Transportation Security Administration directs its officers to look out for — and score — in airport travelers, according to a confidential TSA document obtained exclusively by The Intercept. CVE Guide. I Am Not Corn: Guantánamo Diary Reveals 14-Year-Long Vision of Hell. After a seven-year legal battle and 2,500 redactions by the same government that has beat, tortured, humiliated and held him incommunicado for twice that time, this week sees the release of the first book detailing harrowing life and near-death inside Guantánamo by one of its longest-held prisoners - Mohamedou Ould Slahi, a 44-year-old electrical engineer from Mauritania who studied in Germany and Canada and briefly joined (a U.S.
-supported) Al Qaeda in 1992 before beginning his "endless world tour" of American black sites and torture chambers, from Jordan to Bagram to Guantánamo, because he fit a terrorist profile (distant cousin to known bad guy, prayed at wrong place at wrong time etc) that turned out to be "smoke but no fire. " The book is being celebrated as "a kind of dark masterpiece, a sometimes unbearable epic of pain, anguish and bitter humor," all, remarkably, rich in humanity, and lacking in rancor.
Today, Slahi remains in Guantánamo. He has never been charged with a crime. U.S. Releases 5 Guantanamo Prisoners, Sends Them To Kazakhstan. MIAMI (AP) — Five men who were held for a dozen years without charge at the U.S.
Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have been sent to the Central Asian nation of Kazakhstan for resettlement, the U.S. government announced Tuesday. The two men from Tunisia and three from Yemen had been cleared for release from the prison by a government task force but could not be sent to their homelands. The U.S. has sent hundreds of prisoners from Guantanamo to third countries but this is the first time Kazakhstan has accepted any for resettlement.
Their release brings the prison population at Guantanamo to 127, according to a Pentagon statement. The U.S. identified the Tunisians as 49-year-old Adel Al-Hakeemy, and Abdallah Bin Ali al Lufti, who military records show is about 48. CIA Review of High-Value Target Assassination Programs - page 1. CIA Best Practices in Counterinsurgency WikiLeaks release: December 18, 2014 Keywords: CIA, counterinsurgency, HVT, HVD, Afghanistan, Algeria, Colombia, Iraq, Israel, Peru, Northern Ireland, Sri Lanka, Chechnya, Libya, Pakistan, Thailand,HAMAS, FARC, PULO, AQI, FLN, IRA, PLO, LTTE, al-Qa‘ida, Taliban, drone, assassination Restraint: SECRET//NOFORN (no foreign nationals) Title: Best Practices in Counterinsurgency: Making High-Value Targeting Operations an Effective Counterinsurgency Tool Date: July 07, 2009 Organisation: Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Author: CIA Office of Transnational Issues; Conflict, Governance, and Society Group Link: Pages: 21 Description This is a secret CIA document assessing high-value targeting (HVT) programs world-wide for their impact on insurgencies.
Internal CIA report warned assassination program could backfire. An internal Central Intelligence Agency report warned that its assassination program against high-profile terrorist leaders could backfire on the United States, even as it stressed that the program could be of value if used as part of a broader counterterrorism strategy. Half of America believes CIA’s harsh interrogation methods were justified: poll. A damning report on the United States' brutal treatment of War on Terror detainees has triggered worldwide condemnation and calls for CIA agents and senior officials to face justice (AFP Photo/Jewel Samad) Don't miss stories. Follow Raw Story! About half of Americans believe that the CIA was justified in its harsh interrogation methods of “war on terror” detainees, a poll found Monday, days after a damning US report revealed harrowing details of torture.
The US Senate report released last week said the Central Intelligence Agency’s interrogation of Al-Qaeda suspects, including beatings, rectal rehydration and sleep deprivation, was far more brutal than acknowledged and did not produce useful intelligence. The findings triggered international condemnation and calls for those involved to face justice. There was more doubt, however, about the decision to release the Senate report, with 42 percent saying it was the right move against 43 percent who said it was not. Opinion: The CIA Did Not Torture. The following is an opinion article written by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. I’m sure you’ve heard about the details in the so-called “CIA Torture Report” released by the U.S. Senate on Tuesday morning. With many coming out against “enhanced interrogation techniques” — some would even call it torture — I thought it important to debunk what I really think is just hooey.
Sure, the CIA took many of my brothers into custody at secret black sites for rough interrogations to garner information about future attacks. The Top Ten Torture Documents You Need to Read. Washington, D.C., December 9, 2014 – The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence today released the executive summary of its long-awaited "Study of the CIA's Detention and Interrogation Program," describing in more than 500 pages a dysfunctional agency so unprepared to handle suspected terrorist detainees after 9/11, that the CIA bought into private contractors' proposals for torture, and then lied to Congress, President Bush, the Justice Department, the public, and to itself about the purported effectiveness of the program.
The Senate release includes a 6-page foreword by committee chair Diane Feinstein (D-CA), a 19-page list of 20 specific Findings and Conclusions, and a 499-page Executive Summary which details the development of the torture program after 9/11. Timeline: The Tortured History of the Senate’s Torture Report. UN human rights expert: US legally obliged to prosecute senior Bush officials for torture crimes. President George W. Bush aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln to address the nation and sailors upon their return from their record-breaking 10-month deployment to the Arabian Gulf in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (Tyler J. Www.intelligence.senate.gov/study2014/sscistudy1.pdf. Senator: White House Simply Doesn't "Want Public to Know" Scope of CIA Torture. Taliban Charges Bowe Bergdahl With Desertion. Sgp/crs/natsec/R43760.pdf. Abby Martin's Exclusive Gitmo Coverage: Untold History of Occupation, Torture, and Resistance. Why America’s “war on terror” failed.
There are extraordinary elements in the present U.S. policy in Iraq and Syria that are attracting surprisingly little attention. Justice, revenge, and the law after Osama bin Laden. Karen Greenberg, Abu Ghraib Never Left Us. James Mitchell: 'I'm just a guy who got asked to do something for his country' Dr James Elmer Mitchell has been called a war criminal and a torturer. CIA Torture and the Threat of Dictatorship. Only one conclusion can be drawn from the report published in the Washington Post Tuesday giving grisly details of CIA torture of prisoners and systematic lying by government officials to cover it up: the US ruling elite as a whole is guilty of war crimes for which it must be held accountable. White House withholds thousands of documents from Senate CIA probe, despite vows of help. WASHINGTON — The White House has been withholding for five years more than 9,000 top-secret documents sought by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence for its investigation into the now-defunct CIA detention and interrogation program, even though President Barack Obama hasn’t exercised a claim of executive privilege.
Washington’s Al Qaeda Doesn’t Exist and Never Did. CIA and Mandela: Can the Story Be Told Now? Where the Torture Never Stops. Gitmo good life: U.S. spends millions on landscaping, art classes for terror detainees. Al Qaeda Protests 'Unconstitutional' Airline Gun Ban. Counter-Terrorism and Imperial Hypocrisy. The US Army Guide That Teaches Soldiers To Recognize Terrorist Logos. The 5 Myths of Terrorism—Including That It Works. More than 240 prisoners freed in brazen attack by the Pakistani Taliban - Bailey Cahall. Torture continues at Guantánamo under Obama’s watch.
Task Force On Detainee Treatment. Gitmo “indefinite detainees” revealed. Timeline Of The War On Terror. At CIA, a convert to Islam leads the terrorism hunt. Suicide bomber who attacked CIA post in Afghanistan was trusted informant from Jordan. Suicide bomber attacks CIA base in Afghanistan, killing at least 8 Americans. If You Want to Know the CIA's bin Laden Secrets, Just Make a Movie About His Assassination. Newly Declassified Memo Shows CIA Shaped Zero Dark Thirty's Narrative.
Killing Americans: Jeremy Scahill on Obama Admin’s Admission 4 U.S. Citizens Died in Drone Strikes. “It is Indisputable that the United States Engaged in the Practice of Torture” Chomsky: The Boston Bombings Gave Americans a Taste of the Terrorism the U.S. Inflicts Abroad Every Day. U.S. Sends Medics to Guantanamo. Jeremy Scahill: The Secret Story Behind Obama’s Assassination of Two Americans in Yemen. Hunger Strikes and Indefinite Detention: A Rundown on What’s Going on at Gitmo.
Ayman Al-Zawahiri Delivers TEDTalk On Changing Face Of Terrorism. Taliban Spring Offensive 2013: What’s Out, What’s In, And Where To Find It For Cheap. Out of Sight, Out of Mind: A visualization of drone strikes in Pakistan since 2004. A Public Indictment Could Shed Light on CIA’s Secret Program. Art Criticism Draws Outrage From Guantanamo Detainees. Reminder: Republicans Believed Bush Had Power to Torture Children. C.I.A.’s Harsh Interrogations Pose Hurdles for John Brennan. Revealed: Pentagon's link to Iraqi torture centres. Confused FBI Agents Continue Search For Harlem Sheikh. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's Trial at Gitmo - The Colbert Report - 2013-27-02. More Than 50 Countries Helped the CIA Outsource Torture. Method Actor Prepared For Bin Laden Role By Founding Al Qaeda Cell, Blowing Up Bus Station.
5 Questions John Brennan Dodged in His CIA Confirmation Hearing. Judge clears DoJ over post-9/11 confinement of Muslims. Www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/R41156.pdf. Cutting through the Controversy about Indefinite Detention and the NDAA. Chas Freeman: The Middle East, America, and the emerging world order. Obama administration has expanded kill lists to a “matrix” The award for not bringing anyone to justice. 9/11 tribunal to take on rat feces at Guantanamo. Lawmakers fret anew about Gitmo detainees. Dig Into the Gitmo Detainee Lawsuits. Gitmo Detainee’s Body Being Held in Secure, Undisclosed Location. Still Classified: Terror Suspects’ Own Accounts of Their Abuse. US Designates Wikileaks "Enemy of the State"
Obama’s Double-Speak at the DNC. Obama goes on record to lie about drone warfare. Obama’s Five Rules for Covert Drone Strikes. New accounts of waterboarding, other water torture, abuses in secret prisons. U.S. Will Hold Part of Afghan Prison After Handover. 'Manhunt' Author Reviews Navy SEAL's 'No Easy Day' U.S. Seems Set to Brand Haqqanis as Terror Group. John Walker Lindh Sues For Prison Prayer Group. - UN & Israel.