Skip to comments.Blowing Smoke at Terrorists
Posted on 08/26/2009 3:07:55 PM PDT by Species8472
Abd al Rahim al-Nashiri, according to the 9-11 commission report, was the mastermind of the Oct. 12, 2000, attack on the U.S.S. Cole that killed 17 U.S. sailors.
Nashiri was also the target of an "unauthorized" CIA interrogation technique (that had not been legally vetted by the Justice Department) that is described in a May 7, 2004, CIA inspector general's report that was partially declassified by the Obama administration this week.
CIA officers blew smoke in Nashiri's face, according to the report, and they used cigars.
The IG's office described this smoke-blowing as one of several "unauthorized or undocumented techniques" it discovered had been used in isolated incidents by CIA employees interrogating high-level al-Qaida terrorists.
"An Agency (redacted phrase) interrogator admitted that, in December 2002, he and another (redacted phrase) smoked cigars and blew cigar smoke in al-Nashiri's face during the interrogation," said the IG report.
The IG, however, was unable to clearly establish that the smoke-blowing was intended to force Nashiri to cough up what he knew about al-Qaida's plans.
"The interrogator claimed they did this to 'cover the stench' in the room and to help keep the interrogators alert late at night," said the IG report. "This interrogator said he would not do this again based on 'perceived criticism.' Another agency interrogator admitted that he also smoked cigars during two sessions with al-Nashiri to mask the stench in the room. He claimed he did not deliberately force smoke into al-Nashiri's face." The interrogators learned their lesson: Don't blow smoke at terrorists
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"Cigar" and "blew" in the same sentence.
More dangerous would be having them drink our of a cup used by a homosexual.
I hope they do that next.
What can the press so with that one?
The title of this article does not give it justice.
ForGodsakes second hand smoke “they blew smoke from a cigar in a terrorists face”
Oh the utter horror.
Why are democrats destroying our country?
How many more goals in the communist manifesto do they have yet to accomplish?
I suspect this method would not have been lost on captured terrorists, and if our guys fired up a stogie or a cigarette to *set the mood* for their chat with one of these dirtbags, the POTUS should paraphrase his hero Lincoln, and be asking what brand they smoke.
Expect the ACLU to bring suit if any of the perps come down with any type of cancer.
Sorry try again
That was great - the GI’s were blowing smoke right at them and the German said they would talk for a pack of cigarettes!