Just hours before he publicly responded last week to the Senate Intelligence Committee report accusing the Central Intelligence Agency of torture and deceit, John O. Brennan, the CIA’s director, stopped by the White House to meet with President Obama.
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By Craig Murray
Former British Ambassador To Uzbekistan
In the summer of 2004, I warned Tony Blair’s Foreign Office that Britain was using intelligence material which had been obtained by the CIA under torture. Two months later I was sacked … Read the rest
From Russian roulette to power drills, shackling and other painful and humiliating “enhanced interrogation techniques”, the CIA crossed all lines. Yet despite evidence incriminating the officials, it is highly likely that the perpetrators will walk free.
Although a scandalizing U.S. … Read the rest
Former Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski has acknowledged his country let the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) run a secret prison on its territory following 9/11.
Mr Kwasniewski had previously denied that Poland hosted a secret CIA prison.
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A report from the United Nations accuses past and current US officials of withholding details regarding which specific individuals were responsible for the nation’s policy of enhanced interrogation, known throughout the rest of the world as torture. While the illegal … Read the rest
The United States committed war crimes when they tortured prisoners of war and Iraqi civilian internees.
Although it is common knowledge around the world and in America, it was President Obama who admitted at a press conference that America tortured … Read the rest
The British MI6 spy, Michael Wolfers, died in London at the start of a private dinner in one of London’s most exclusive clubs to celebrate the milestone 75th birthday of his close friend of 56-years’ standing, Lord Bragg, on October … Read the rest
By Philip Giraldi
The crisis involving the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is a Godsend to politicians, which is probably why the threat actually posed by the group is being hyped as it is while the White House … Read the rest
South Africa is apparently experiencing another tedious outburst of moral outrage about an innocuous case of “blackface” put on by two women students at the University of Pretoria for a 21st-birthday party.
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A court ruling that the SA Police Service (SAPS) can investigate alleged Zimbabwean crimes against humanity was described as a landmark decision on Wednesday.
“The court’s decision makes it clear that South Africa has a legal obligation to investigate the … Read the rest
South Africa’s top appeals court on Wednesday ordered the police to investigate Zimbabwean officials who are accused of carrying out torture in the neighbouring country.
The case was brought before the Supreme Court of Appeal following allegations of torture of … Read the rest
A Shongweni South Coast KZN journalist quotes the neighbour who discovered the tortured bodies of the elderly white couple John and Hester Noble: “What these people did was nasty. How can anyone torture old people like that?”
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“I told (the court) that as a family we were prepared to forgive them. It will help give us closure,” said Anchen Jooste about the two men who had been sentenced for the brutal murder of her gay brother, Barney … Read the rest
Beth Bucher was forced to watch as her partner Dan Knight, a timber harvester, was bludgeoned to death by black attackers with hammers at their Underberg home this week.
In an exclusive interview, Bucher recounted the events of Thursday night … Read the rest