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  • Formerly Jailed CIA Official Warns Trump: Mueller, Brennan 'Set Out to Ruin People'

    05/23/2018 9:40:19 PM PDT · by bitt · 28 replies
    tucker carlson fox news ^ | 5/22/2018 | tucker carlson
    A former CIA officer who was imprisoned for leaking classified information to journalists said he was initially was cleared of charges until Obama-era CIA Director John Brennan got involved. John Kiriakou said he had "no idea" he was under investigation in 2007 for sharing details of terrorists' interrogations to journalists. Kiriakou said his story should be relevant to President Donald Trump, who is dealing with the same officials in his Russia probe as Kiriakou did. "In 2007, the Bush administration investigated me and determined I hadn't committed a crime," he said. However, Kiriakou said that once President Obama took power...
  • On Torture

    05/19/2018 5:31:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 19, 2018 | John C. Goodman
    Is torture always morally wrong? Is it sometimes justified?These are questions swirling around the nomination of Gina Haspel to head the CIA. Critics (mainly Senate Democrats) claim that torture is always wrong, even though some of those senators were aware of waterboarding and other “enhanced interrogation” for years and never once complained about it. In her defense, Karl Rove told Fox News viewers that whatever we do is legitimate if it’s for the defense of the United States.As I explain below, both sides are wrong. But first things first.Zero Dark Thirty. This is Hollywood’s version of Haspel’s backstory. She apparently supervised...
  • Senate Confirms Gina Haspel As CIA Director

    05/17/2018 1:03:19 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 105 replies
    The Senate on Thursday confirmed Gina Haspel as CIA director, making her the first woman to lead the spy agency despite the controversy surrounding her role in the waterboarding program.
  • Saddam al-Jamal Captured! And More Tortured Logic

    05/15/2018 5:14:10 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 25 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-15-18 | Wordsmith
    This monster: The ISIS commander behind the brutal execution of a Jordanian pilot who was burned to death in a cage in 2015 is among the four senior ISIS leaders captured last week in Iraq. Saddam al-Jamal is one of the most senior ISIS commanders to be detained so far and was tipped as a future leader of the death cult. He gained a reputation for brutality as an ISIS commander with a taste for personally beheading prisoners. The Jordanian security services believe he masterminded the brutal killing of downed pilot Muath al-Kasasbeh in 2015. Al-Kasasbeh was a Royal Jordanian Air Force pilot...
  • The Tortured Logic of Kamala Harris

    05/12/2018 7:50:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 60 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5/12/2018 | Daniel John Sobieski
    The question of whether torture is immoral does not have quite the yes or no answer that California Senator and posturing Democratic presidential wannabe Kamala Harris implied it had during the questioning of CIA nominee Gina Haspel. Classic torture is the intentional infliction of excruciating pain and permanent injury. Merely pouring water down the nostrils of a terrorist does not meet that classic definition.
  • Fox Business will no longer book analyst who said torture 'worked' on McCain

    05/11/2018 10:30:34 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 100 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 11,2018 | BY AVERY ANAPOL -
    A former Fox News military analyst will not be booked on Fox Business again after saying that torture “worked” on Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.). The network will not book Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney again, a spokesperson confirmed to The Hill. McInerney made the comment during an appearance on Fox Business to discuss President Trump’s CIA director nominee Gina Haspel, who McCain has fiercely opposed over her work at a CIA black site prison. "Sen. John McCain said he's not going to endorse Haspel also in part because she believes in torture, that she thinks it works, even though she laid...
  • The Haspel Obstacle: Enhanced Interrogations Are Not 'Torture'

    05/11/2018 9:49:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 11, 2018 | Mark Davis
    Many debates over politics and policy begin with a battle over language. Before all sides can hash out their differences, there must be an understanding of what their words mean. From the months following 9/11 right up to the current CIA confirmation hearings for Gina Haspel, the misuse of a vital term has hindered clarity and progress on a key issue. On the first day of her answers before the Senate Intelligence Committee, the word even impeded what should be a clear path to the title she seeks. The word, of course, is “torture.” Since our nation began undertaking special...
  • Fox Business guest says torture ‘worked’ on 'Songbird' John McCain

    05/10/2018 12:52:20 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 93 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 10, 2018 | Erik Wemple
    During a discussion with host Charles Payne on Fox Business Network, retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney was asked to opine on the criticism faced by Gina Haspel, who was grilled on Wednesday by the Senate Intelligence Committee in her pursuit of confirmation for the top job at the CIA. Having played a role in the CIA’s interrogation/torture program during the 2000s, Haspel waffled a bit as Democratic senators pushed her on the morality of the methods, which are no longer in force. McInerney was riding with Trump on this one: “It’s very simple to me, Charles. If we...
  • Gina Haspel won't say if she oversaw detainee waterboarding

    05/09/2018 9:55:04 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 9, 2018
    Gina Haspel refused to say Wednesday during her confirmation hearing to be CIA director if she oversaw the waterboarding of terrorism suspect Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri in 2002. Haspel reportedly became chief of base at a CIA black site in Thailand in October of that year. Nashiri arrived in November and was waterboarded at least three times before being transferred in December to a different facility, according to a Senate Intelligence Committee report. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., who was influential in drafting an intelligence committee report partially released in 2014, asked Haspel to give a "yes or no" answer to whether...
  • Is A Former Feinstein Staffer Running Fusion GPS’s Post-Election Steele Dossier Operation?

    02/20/2018 2:15:27 PM PST · by saywhatagain · 17 replies
    The Federalist ^ | FEBRUARY 20, 2018 | Sean Davis
    New evidence suggests that a former top staffer for Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) may be directing the post-election efforts of Fusion GPS, a Democrat-linked political opposition research firm, to vindicate a series of memos alleging illegal collusion between the Donald Trump campaign and Russian officials
  • Kanye West: ‘Fake News’ Media Is Like ‘Torture Porn’ For Losers

    05/02/2018 5:46:04 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/01/18 | Charlie Spiering
    Worldwide cultural influencer and rap superstar Kanye West set himself free in a TMZ interview on Tuesday, saving his most scathing rebukes for the media. “When they refer to fake news because it can be skewed and stuff, it is like the media and the liberals and the echo chamber and all that is having the most sore loss of all time,” West said in a wide-ranging talk with TMZ founder and host Harvey Levin. The Grammy-winner said the media had become toxic especially when talking about President Donald Trump. “It’s like torture porn,” Kanye West said. “We are going...
  • John McCain was tortured as a POW. Will he help sink CIA nominee implicated in torture program?

    04/20/2018 1:42:22 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 50 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | April 19, 2018 | Chris Megerian
    Activists seeking to derail President Trump's nomination of Gina Haspel to lead the CIA are looking to Sen. John McCain to cast the deciding vote against her — assuming he is well enough to return to Washington. The 81-year-old Republican was diagnosed with brain cancer in July and last cast a vote in the Senate on early December before he returned home to Arizona for treatment. He underwent surgery in Phoenix for an intestinal infection on April 15. Haspel's critics are counting on McCain to speak out against her nomination, even if he can't cast a vote on the Senate...
  • Texas Democrat Mark Benavides Guilty of Six-Counts of Continuous Trafficking of Persons

    04/07/2018 1:14:52 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 40 replies
    USSA News ^ | 4/4/2018 | Red Pill
    There’s breaking news coming out of San Antonio, Texas tonight where a formerly powerful Democrat, Attorney Mark Benavides, has been found guilty on six individual counts of human trafficking in a grotesque and sex-filled criminal conspiracy. Mark Benavides, a well-known Democrat who ran for the 186th District Court in 2014, was accused by federal law enforcement of trading his legal services as an attorney for sex from his clients and then recording those manipulative sex-romps, according to local ABC affiliate KSAT 12 in San Antonio. The clients of Benavides were all criminals such as prostitutes and drug addicts, all of...
  • Anti-apartheid campaigner Winnie Mandela dies, aged 81

    04/02/2018 7:50:06 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 59 replies
    Sky News ^ | April 2, 2018
    Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, who was married to the late Nelson Mandela, has died after a long illness, her family confirm. Her family said she died "peacefully" after a long illness. They said she had been "in and out of hospital since the start of the year".
  • [Vanity] Evan McMullin: NeverTrumper Candidate worked for CIA & UN simultaneously?

    08/08/2016 9:21:07 PM PDT · by AC Beach Patrol · 15 replies
    Investment Banking Associate Goldman Sachs 2010 – 2013 (3 years) | San Francisco Bay Area Worked on a variety of capital raising and M&A projects and deals across several industries including technology, energy, consumer goods, biotech, industrials, and real estate. Central Intelligence Agency | National Clandestine Service Operations Officer Central Intelligence Agency | National Clandestine Service 1999 – 2010 (11 years) Managed clandestine operations related to counterterrorism, counterinsurgency, energy, political stability, and counterintelligence, while serving mostly in hostile environments. United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Volunteer Refugee Resettlement Officer United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees 2001 – 2001 (less than...
  • Dems Go after Gina Haspel with the “Torture” Smear

    03/22/2018 10:26:04 AM PDT · by detective · 22 replies
    Front Page ^ | March 22, 2018 | Bruce Thornton
    Gina Haspel, Trump’s pick to succeed Mike Pompeo as head of the CIA, is a thirty-year veteran of the agency, one well respected by intelligence professionals from both parties. If confirmed, she will be the first woman to run our most important security agency. But despite this feminist victory, the Dems are likely to muddy the waters at her confirmation hearings by smearing her with allegations she oversaw “torture” at a black site in Thailand in 2002. Typical of what we can expect is the New York Times editorial titled, “Having a Torturer Lead the CIA,” even as the charge...
  • John Brennan Shouldn’t Be Lecturing America, He Should Be The Focus Of A Congressional Inquiry

    03/22/2018 9:48:58 AM PDT · by b4its2late · 52 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 3/22/2018 | By David Harsanyi
    Former CIA chief John Brennan is a liar. And he’s not the kind of garden variety dissembler that we see in Washington all the time, either. Rather, Brennan is the kind of man who feels comfortable brazenly misleading the American people about an attack on democracy, and then shamelessly lecturing them about civic decency. You may recall, as director of the CIA, Brennan oversaw an operation of illegal spying on a staffer of the legislative branch of the United States government. At least five agency officials under his watch broke into Senate computer files, viewing drafts of a report on...
  • ProPublica issues major correction to report about Gina Haspel’s role in torture program

    03/16/2018 1:48:03 PM PDT · by detective · 8 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | March 15, 2018 | Diana Stancy Correll
    ProPublica has issued a correction for mistakenly saying in an article that Gina Haspel, President Trump’s nominee to head the CIA, was involved with the treatment a terror suspect and falsely stated she mocked the suspect. Although Haspel, who has been with the CIA since 1985, was in charge of a covert CIA prison in Thailand where detainees were subject to waterboarding and other interrogation methods in 2002, the ProPublica story falsely stated she was directly involved with the torture of a prisoner by the name of Abu Zubaydah. Zubaydah was waterboarded at the CIA prison on 83 occasions. “It...
  • North Korean Woman First Hears About God From Her Torturer, Sparking Journey to Find Jesus

    02/26/2018 8:38:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/26/2018 | Stoyan Zaimov
    (Photo: REUTERS/Yuri Maltsev)A participant wears a badge with portraits of North Korean former leaders Kim Il-sung (L) and Kim Jong-il during a ceremony to mark the re-opening of a railway link between North Korea and Russia at the port of Rajin, North Korea September 22, 2013.A missions group helping persecuted Christians in North Korea has shared the story of one woman, who heard about God for the very first time from her torturer.Todd Nettleton with Voice of the Martyrs told Mission Network News in a report on Thursday that the woman was one of many North Koreans who had never heard...
  • We are being targeted’: Voodoo believers fear a backlash

    02/15/2018 7:04:40 PM PST · by MNDude · 6 replies
    <p>Two separate crimes against children in recent days have one haunting similarity: authorities have pointed to Voodoo rituals as a possible motive.</p> <p>“We are being targeted,” said Maude Evans, a Haitian native and Vodou priestess in Boston’s Mattapan neighborhood. “I’m really concerned that that’s how it’s going to be from now on. They will do things and blame it on Vodou.”</p>