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  • Disabled Vet Beaten By Accused Turtle Abusers Given Car

    02/23/2017 11:54:40 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    <p>A disabled Navy veteran has a new ride a week after authorities said he was beaten by three men he confronted as they were torturing a turtle in Daytona Beach.</p> <p>Daytona Beach Kia-Mitsubishi gave Garry Blough, 45, keys to a 2012 Kia Forte after the incident was brought to their attention by another veteran, former Marine Paula Mongeon.</p>
  • Call for help from Nusaybin's Xerabê Bava village (Koruköy, Turkey)

    02/19/2017 6:10:53 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 3 replies
    ANF News ^ | February 19, 2017 | NEWS DESK
    In the village of Xeraba Bavê (Koruköy) in Nusaybin district of Mardin where the blockades and attacks of Turkish forces continue for nine days, houses are being raided again. The state forces searching houses during the raids tortured and hospitalized a villager named Samet Akdeniz. Hatice Akdeniz, the wife of Samet Akdeniz who spoke to ANF from inside the village explained the current situation in Xeraba Bavê. "PROPERTIES SMASHED" Stating that state forces carried out raids on villages one by one during the afternoon hours, Hatice Akdeniz told ANF, "They [Turkish forces] insulted us during the searches, our properties have...
  • CLINTON FOUNDATION EMPLOYED SENIOR MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD OFFICIAL

    10/22/2016 6:14:46 AM PDT · by DFG · 13 replies
    Powerline ^ | 10/21/2016 | Paul Mirengoff
    Gehad El-Haddad, the now-imprisoned former spokesman for the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood’s “Freedom and Justice Party,” was paid by the Clinton Foundation even as he promoted the Brotherhood’s interests as ab adviser to Egypt’s Mohamed Morsi. So reports Patrick Poole at PJ Media. Poole calls Gehad “the Baghdad Bob of the Arab Spring.” According to Poole, while serving Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood government, Gehad incited violence, justified the torture of protesters, recycled fake news stories, and staged fake scenes of confrontation during the 2013 Rabaa protests.
  • Four accused in Facebook Live torture case plead not guilty

    02/10/2017 7:57:56 PM PST · by Auntie Mame · 25 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | February 10, 2017 | Rummana Hussain
    The four people charged in the Facebook Live attack that drew outrage across the city and country pleaded not guilty at their arraignment Friday before Cook County Judge William Hooks. All the defendants’ assistant public defenders entered the pleas on behalf of their clients. Their next court date will be March 1.
  • The Persuasion Filter Looks at Torture. Does it Work?

    02/07/2017 4:11:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Scott Adams' Blog ^ | January 30, 2017 | Scott Adams
    If I ever get captured and threatened with torture it will take about five seconds for me to give up every secret I have. That’s because I know I would break eventually, so why put up with unnecessary torture? I assume the same is true for the lightly-trained ISIS fighters. Some are just teenagers. Once the bravery-inducing drugs in their system wear off, I have to assume that at least some of them – if not most – would become quite flexible under the threat of torture, not to mention the torture itself. But won’t they lie? Well, in many...
  • Grieving mother tells Pelosi her son was tortured to death by illegals.

    02/01/2017 8:47:30 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 24 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/01/17 | Robert Laurie
    Maximum Pelosi: an absolutely despicable human being Pelosi tells her illegals Pelosi tells her illegals are 'law abiding citizens' Nancy Pelosi is a disgrace. She’s an embarrassment, and she needs to be removed from office. We could probably offer a thousand examples of this horrific woman’s incompetence, ignorance, and arrogance, but what she said at last night’s Pelosi Town Hall takes the cake.
  • Trump to Defer to Mattis on Keeping Torture Ban

    01/27/2017 8:36:45 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 78 replies
    Military.com ^ | Jan 27, 2017
    President Donald Trump said Friday that he will defer to the judgment of Defense Secretary James Mattis that torture and waterboarding should continue to be banned in the interrogations of terror suspects. "He has stated publicly that he does not necessarily believe in torture or waterboarding or however you want to define it," Trump said of Mattis, a retired Marine general who had commands in Iraq and Afghanistan. "I don't necessarily agree, but he [Mattis] will override because I'm giving him that power." "I'm going to rely on him" on so-called "enhanced interrogation techniques," Trump said, though "I happen to...
  • Women's March Speaker a Torturer and Murderer

    01/26/2017 10:44:29 PM PST · by bogusname · 39 replies
    One of the wonderful Liberal Guest Speakers at the Women's March,Donna Hylton, was convicted as an accessory to murder in the 1985 torture/murder of Thomas Vigliarole. Donna and her friends. stuck a three foot metal rod up his behind, squeezed his testicles with a pair of pliers, burned him, beat him and starved him.
  • McCain promises that the US will not torture prisoners

    01/25/2017 7:39:38 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/25/17 | Jacqueline Klimas
    McCain promises that the US will not torture prisoners, no matter what Trump says By Jacqueline Klimas (@jacqklimas) • 1/25/17 10:23 AM Sen. John McCain said definitively on Wednesday that the U.S. will not bring back torture interrogation techniques regardless of what executive orders President Trump signs. Trump is expected to sign an executive order Wednesday that will require a review of interrogation policies. "The president can sign whatever executive orders he likes. But the law is the law. We are not bringing back torture in the United States of America," McCain, R-Ariz., said in a statement. On the campaign...
  • ALERT: Facebook Torture Suspect’s Past Has Just Been Exposed… This Is DARK

    01/10/2017 6:30:20 PM PST · by Morgana · 32 replies
    westernjournalism.com ^ | January 6, 2017 | Joe Saunders
    It’s going to be interesting to see how CNN’s Don Lemon plays this. A day after the liberal anchor ignited his own controversy by blaming the kidnap and torture of a mentally disabled white man by a gang of sadistic black thugs on “bad home training,” video has surfaced of one of the suspects brandishing what appears to be a rifle and using extremely crude language in making explicit threats, at least one racially charged. Meanwhile, the victim’s family came forward with a request that was almost unbelievable. The newly surfaced video was posted on YouTube Oct. 22, and showed...
  • The Other Tragedy of the Chicago Torture Video

    01/09/2017 6:02:52 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 30 replies
    Time ^ | Jan. 6, 2017 | Tavis Smiley
    All four suspects in the Chicago torture video now face charges of aggravated battery, hate crimes and kidnapping. See Jordon, Tesfaye, Brittany and Tanishia. See the crime they committed. See how swift justice is dispensed when the perpetrators, rather than the victims, are black. I’m having such a hard time trying to compartmentalize my feelings about the videotaped torture of this precious young man. Let me tell you why.
  • Illinoisan Here, I Have A Few Things I Want To Say Concerning The Events In Chicago

    01/07/2017 3:07:55 PM PST · by nodwam · 11 replies
    Hidden Americans ^ | 01/07/2017 | Richard Saunders
    Good morning/afternoon/evening/night centipedes. I wanted to share a story concerning the events that have taken place in Chicago, and my thoughts in general. I apologize in advance as this got quite lengthy, but I have been processing these thoughts for the better part of two days. I am a teacher from Illinois who works regularly with Special Education students. Today, one of our kids came in and was completely shut down- not responding to anything we said, absolutely isolated from everyone and everything around her. She stayed like this for most of first period, until another student asked her why...
  • Judge denies bail to hate crime suspects as new details of kidnapping are revealed

    01/06/2017 6:45:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 6, 2017 | John Sexton
    When hate crime charges were brought against four suspects accused of kidnapping and torturing a schizophrenic 18-year-old man yesterday, it was not immediately clear if the charges stemmed from the victim’s race or from the fact that he was mentally-challenged. The AP reports today that the four suspects were charged with two separate hate crimes, one based on the victim’s race and the other based on his disability. Lawyers for the four suspects portrayed them as responsible adults and asked a judge to grant them bail so they could return home while they await trial. The Associated Press reports the...
  • Judge denies bail for 4 Chicago Facebook Live torture suspects

    01/06/2017 4:52:46 PM PST · by Morgana · 31 replies
    abc7chicago.com ^ | January 6, 2017 | Diane Pathieu and Leah Hope
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- A judge denied bail Friday for four people charged with committing a hate crime. They are accused of torturing an 18-year-old man with special needs and streaming it live on Facebook. Jordan Hill, 18, of Carpentersville; Tesfaye Cooper, 18, of Chicago; Brittany Covington, 18, of Chicago; and Tanishia Covington, 24, of Chicago; were each charged with aggravated kidnapping, hate crime, aggravated unlawful restraint and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, according to the Cook County state's attorney. Hill, Cooper and Brittany Covington were charged with residential burglary, for allegedly retaliating against a neighbor who complained about the...
  • BREAKING: No bail for Chicago torture suspects

    01/06/2017 12:09:01 PM PST · by JennysCool · 46 replies
    1/6/2017 | WLS Radio
    Just announced on WLS Radio from Chicago. No further details yet.
  • Facebook refuses to explain why live video of attack wasn't removed sooner

    01/05/2017 2:21:05 PM PST · by RummyChick · 69 replies
    guardian ^ | 1/5/17 | solon
    Facebook on Thursday refused to respond to mounting questions over its apparent failure to take down a live broadcast of the brutal attack of a young man with disabilities in Chicago. Wednesday’s Facebook Live video showing a man bound, gagged and cut with a knife amid shouts of “fuck Donald Trump” undermines the company’s efforts to market the tool. For the last few months, Facebook has been running a multimedia advertising campaign encouraging users to try its video live-streaming product.
  • Hate crime charges brought against four who kidnapped, tortured mentally-challenged man

    01/05/2017 1:06:57 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/05/2017 | John Sexton
    Ed Morrissey covered the disturbing video showing four people torturing a mentally-challenged man earlier today. He wrote at the time “If we are to have ‘hate crimes,’ then this clearly falls within that classification.” Now the four individuals who were arrested have been charged with hate crimes and other charges. From NBC5 Chicago: Jordan Hill, 18, of Carpentersville; Tesfaye Cooper, 18, of Chicago; Brittany Covington, 18, of Chicago; and Tanishia Covington, 24, of Chicago, were each charged with aggravated kidnapping, hate crime, aggravated unlawful restraint and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. Hill, Cooper and Brittany Covington also face...
  • Hate crime charges filed after ‘sickening’ video shows attack on disabled man in Chicago

    01/05/2017 11:58:15 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Washington Post's Morning Mix ^ | January 5, 2017 | Mark Berman and Derek Hawkins
    Authorities in Chicago charged four people with hate crimes Thursday following the emergence of a disturbing video appearing to show them shouting obscenities about President-elect Donald Trump and white people while abusing a man authorities say has mental health problems. The footage, which Chicago’s top police officer labeled “sickening,” quickly went viral online. In the shaky video, a terrified young man in a gray hooded sweatshirt and dark pants is seen crouching in a corner, his wrists and neck bound with orange bands, his mouth taped shut. A young woman films as two young men slash the sleeves of his...
  • DISGUSTING LEMON On Chicago Torture: “I don’t think they are evil”

    01/05/2017 11:26:36 AM PST · by nodwam · 53 replies
    Hidden Americans ^ | 01/05/2017 | Richard Saunders
    Last night on CNN Don Lemon defended the teens who tortured a mentally handicap teen, making him say “fuck white people” and “fuck Trump.” Does Lemon realize 18-year-old’s are adults? They can vote. they can serve in our military. Why is Lemon protecting them? They are not innocent and they are certainly not children. “The fact that this was a vulnerable person that was probably duped into going along with them. It appears it is someone who is mentally disabled, I think makes it even more sickening,” said guest Matt Lewis. “But at the end of the day, you just...
  • Democratic Strategist Not Sure Chicago Torture Video of Disabled White Man Constitutes a Hate Crime

    01/05/2017 7:12:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    MediaIte ^ | 01/05/2017 | Justin Baragona
    Tonight, CNN’s Don Lemon gathered a panel to discuss the story of a disturbing Facebook Live video out of Chicago in which a group of young black adults broadcast their torture of a young white mentally disabled man. While holding their victim hostage, they cut his scalp, burned him with cigarettes and kicked him, all while shouting “f*ck Donald Trump! F*ck white people!” At the beginning of the conversation, Lemon turned to CNN political commentator and Democratic strategist Symone Sanders. Stating that he can’t say it’s a hate crime because police are still investigating, he asked the former Bernie Sanders...
  • Another Obama era first! Racially motivated kidnapping and torture broadcast live on social media

    01/05/2017 7:09:01 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/05/17 | Alicia Powe
    "F*ck Donald Trump! F*ck white people!" one of the perps shouts in the Black Lives Matter near-snuff film Remember all the black people who were kidnapped and tortured for voting for Obama twice? Neither do I. Now that Donald Trump has won the presidential election, left-wingers want a race war. (Actually, they’ve wanted one for years.) The Left in this country went from rioting and killing police officers and is now taking it further and becoming something closer to ISIS.
  • Alleged kidnapping caught live on social media.

    01/04/2017 4:01:05 PM PST · by gop4lyf · 12 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1/4/17 | YouTube
    I have no idea if this is real. If so, these idiots are have hell to pay.
  • 4 in custody after mentally disabled man tied up, tortured on Facebook Live

    01/04/2017 4:04:36 PM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 28 replies
    Fox 32 ^ | Jan 4 2017 | Lisa Chavarria
    Investigators are looking into a Facebook live video showing a group of people holding a young man hostage VIDEO AT LINK
  • ICC claims US may have committed war crimes in Afghanistan

    11/14/2016 7:32:26 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 11.15.2016 | jm/bw (Reuters, dpa)
    The International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor has suggested the US may have committed war crimes in Afghanistan. An investigation would expose US forces to ICC scrutiny for the first time. Delivering her annual report to members of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague on Monday, chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said she would decide “imminently” whether to ask judges for permission to launch a full-blown investigation as to whether US military forces and CIA operatives may have committed war crimes in Afghanistan through the “cruel or violent” interrogation of detainees. Bensouda said the Taliban, Afghan government forces and US...
  • Castro’s Torture of American POWs in Vietnam

    12/09/2016 3:39:15 AM PST · by detective · 12 replies
    Frontpage ^ | December 9, 2016 | Jamie Glazov
    The death of communist tyrant Fidel Castro has yielded much-deserved coverage of the monstrous nature of his tyrannical rule. What has gone virtually unreported, however, is the direct and instrumental role Castro played in the torture and murder of American POWs in Vietnam during the Vietnam War. The story of Castro’s atrocities against American soldiers in this conflict is rarely ever told, least of all by our mainstream media. During the Vietnam War, Castro sent a gang of his henchmen to run the “Cuban Program” at the Cu Loc POW camp in Hanoi, which became known as “the Zoo.” As...
  • Torture Can Be Useful, Nearly Half of Americans in Poll Say

    12/05/2016 11:35:41 AM PST · by MaxistheBest · 41 replies
    New York Times ^ | 12/05/2016 | SOMINI SENGUPTA
    Nearly half of Americans in a global survey said they believed an enemy fighter could be tortured to extract information, according to results released Monday. That finding puts respondents in the United States in contrast with citizens of many countries and at odds with international law, which prohibits torture under any circumstances. The results were part of a poll carried out by the International Committee of the Red Cross, which surveyed 17,000 people in 16 countries, including many nations in conflict or recovering from conflict, to gauge public opinion about the laws of war. The findings on torture were among...
  • Cops To Drunk Drivers: We’ll Make You Listen To One Direction

    11/26/2016 5:02:08 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 20 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 11/26/16 | WCCO.com
    A small Minnesota police department’s tweet went viral this week after it threatened to subject drunk drivers to the music of One Direction. Just before the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, police in Wyoming, a city 30 miles north of the Twin Cities, tweeted the warning, which went on to garner, as of Saturday afternoon, more than 5,000 retweets and 9,000 likes. In the tweet, police warned that drunk drivers will be caught, arrested and made to listen to “One Direction cover bands on the way to jail.” There was no mention of the Eighth Amendment, which protects citizens from “cruel and...
  • Mosul: All-Female Islamic State ‘Morality Police’ Tortured Women

    11/22/2016 8:25:50 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    National Security (Breitbart) ^ | November 22, 2016 | Edwin Mora
    Some women in Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL)-controlled Mosul have said they are “much more afraid” of the jihadist group’s all-female “morality police,” or Khansaa Brigade, than the battle-hardened male terrorists, reports NBC News. The all-female units of the jihadist group’s “morality police,” also known as Hisbah, had been tasked with patrolling the streets of Mosul and enforcing an extreme version of Shariah law. Members of the Hisbah Khansaa Brigade favor a torture tool known as “the biter,” which refers to “metal prongs designed to clip chunks of flesh as punishment for women who violated strict ISIS’ dress codes,” NBC News learned...
  • Paris Remembers Victims on First Anniversary of Islamic State Attacks

    11/13/2016 12:04:02 PM PST · by SES1066 · 4 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/13/16 | NICK KOSTOV
    France marked the first anniversary of the terror attacks that claimed the lives of 130 people last November, as French President François Hollande joined survivors and families of the fallen at all six of the places targeted by Islamic State. Thousands of people gathered across the French capital on Sunday to hear the reading of the names of those who were killed when a group of terrorists ripped through the city on Nov. 13 last year.
  • Obama taps veteran of Clinton investigations for chief counsel

    04/22/2014 7:45:53 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 22, 2014 | Justin Sink
    President Obama on Monday said he has selected W. Neil Eggleston to become chief counsel, adding the expertise of a veteran attorney who was involved in some of the most heated legal battles of the Clinton administration. Eggleston, a white-collar defender who is now at Kirkland & Ellis, will replace departing White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler in mid-May. "Neil brings extraordinary expertise, credentials, and experience, to our team," Obama said in a statement. "He has a passion for public service, is renowned for his conscientiousness and foresight, and I look forward to working closely with him in the coming years."...
  • Culture-Enriching Torture in Schlüchtern

    10/13/2016 5:49:08 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 19 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 13 Oct, 2016 | Baron Bodissey
    Horror! Asylum seeker cut off victims’ eyelids, ears and nose. Stabbed eyeballs. Police officers caught the 19-year-old tormentor during the mutilation of his victim Schlüchtern, Germany — What took place in the small town in east Hesse on Saturday exceeded the human imagination in its cruelty. The eyelids, ears and nose wings were cut off from an 18-year-old Somali. But even then his torturer did not stop! Even the prosecutor’s office has to look for words for the horror, the background of which is still in the dark. As reported by chief prosecutor Jürgen Heinze Osthessen-News on Monday, the horror...
  • MI5 and MI6 'cleared' over torture claims [UK -- Gitmo detainee]

    01/11/2012 10:54:53 PM PST · by Hunton Peck
    BBC ^ | 11 January 2012 Last updated at 23:00 ET | unattributed
    British spies will be cleared in a number of cases of alleged complicity in the torture of detainees abroad, the BBC understands. Scotland Yard and the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) are to issue a joint statement on Thursday. It follows an investigation into the conduct of officers from MI5 and MI6. Although it is expected that no charges will be brought in some cases it is understood the statement will contain other significant information. The BBC's home affairs correspondent, Danny Shaw says the fact that the statement has been prepared by the DPP, together with Scotland Yard, is highly...
  • Tim Kaine's Dangerous Liaisons

    09/11/2016 4:40:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 11, 2016 | Ken Blackwell
    The New York Times Sept. 4 feature on Tim Kaine1, shows that his year in Honduras introduced him not to Jesus Christ, but to Karl Marx. The story doesn't say that, exactly, but connect the dots with a little history, and an alarming picture emerges of Kaine's adventures with radicals and revolutionaries in 1980s Latin America. The Times notes that in Honduras: “Mr. Kaine embraced an interpretation of the gospel, known as liberation theology...” This wasn't mainstream “Catholic thought” at the time. It was a radical, Marxist-based ideology at odds with the Church, the pope, and the United States, but...
  • The Syrian-French Connection

    09/29/2003 3:25:22 AM PDT · by kattracks · 10 replies · 89+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | 9/29/03 | Nir Boms
    While the media is busy focusing on the troubling story of the two American soldiers detained at Guantanamo Bay for alleged espionage, both of whom had Syrian connections, another Syria story has passed them by. The names of Ahmad al Halabi, an American of Syrian descent, and Captain James Yee, a convert to Islam who spent four years in Damascus before returning to active service, are now well known. But the name of Nizar Nayouf, a Syrian journalist and human rights activist that was detained last week by French police in Paris, will most probably stay anonymous.   Nayouf?s only...
  • Brother of blind Chinese activist goes missing: lawyer

    05/26/2012 9:21:22 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat May 26, 2012 4:07am EDT | Sui-Lee Wee
    The brother of blind activist Chen Guangcheng has gone missing, a lawyer said on Saturday, days after he fled his village in northeastern China to seek help for his son who has been detained in a case that has become a rallying point among rights activists. Chen Guangfu, the eldest brother of Chen Guangcheng, fled his home in Shandong province and arrived in Beijing on Wednesday to seek legal help for his son, Chen Kegui, who is being held on an attempted murder charge. He appears to have become the latest target of the government's reprisals against Chen Guangcheng's family...
  • Kuwait Draws Up Charges Against Saddam

    05/11/2005 3:49:33 PM PDT · by WmShirerAdmirer · 5 replies · 395+ views
    Associated Press via Newsday ^ | May 11, 2005 | Diana Elias
    KUWAIT CITY -- Kuwaiti prosecutors have drawn up a list of charges against ousted Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein and hundreds of his officials for alleged war crimes committed during Iraq's occupation of the Gulf nation, the prosecutor general said Wednesday. The list will be delivered to the Iraqi court that will try Saddam and other former regime members and the new charges will be added to the existing allegations, prosecutor general Hamed al-Othman said, according to the state-owned Kuwait News Agency. Saddam, who was captured in December 2003, already faces charges in Iraq that include killing rival politicians during his...
  • Inmates Say Prison Made Them Watch Hillary Clinton’s Speech

    09/09/2016 7:46:12 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 51 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | September 8, 2016
    Federal convicts told a judge they were forced to watch Hillary Clinton’s convention speech at the federal prison where they’re being held — but said the prison imposed a blackout on Donald Trump’s speech, tuning the facility’s televisions to other channels. The felons are trying to join the federal case against President Obama’s 2014 deportation amnesty, saying that Mr. Obama is discriminating against U.S. citizens caught breaking the law by punishing them, even as he attempts to grant work permits and taxpayer-funded benefits to illegal immigrants.
  • Remember When the Left Was Against Torture?

    07/23/2016 7:55:50 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 3 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-23-16 | Brother Bob
    I really miss the days of slow news cycles when the press would have to look for excuses to bury a story like this instead of somewhat legitimately burying it under the latest terrorist atrocity, whether by Islamists or Black Lives matter. Remember those innocent days of a decade ago? When stories about US soldiers torturing Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib could warrant Page 1 coverage at The New York Times for 32 straight days?This is, of course, because the Left is naturally against torture. This is because they are better people than the rest of us and need to...
  • EXCLUSIVE: France ‘Suppressed Reports of Gruesome Torture’ at Bataclan Massacre (Paris)

    07/15/2016 11:54:51 AM PDT · by GilGil · 114 replies
    Heatstreet ^ | 7/15/2016 | Louise Mensch
    A French government committee has heard testimony, suppressed by the French government at the time and not published online until this week, that the killers in the Bataclan appear to have tortured their victims on the second floor of the club. The chief police witness in Parliament testified that on the night of the attacks, an investigating officer, tears streaming down his face, rushed out of the Bataclan and vomited in front of him just after seeing the disfigured bodies. The 14-hour testimony about the November attacks took place March 21st. According to this testimony, Wahhabist killers reportedly gouged out...
  • EXCLUSIVE: France ‘Suppressed News of Gruesome Torture’ at Bataclan Massacre

    07/15/2016 8:34:55 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 54 replies
    HeatStreet ^ | July 15, 2016 | Louise Mensch
    HEAT STREET EXCLUSIVE – A French government committee has heard testimony, suppressed by the French government at the time and not released to the media, that the killers in the Bataclan tortured their victims on the second floor of the club. Police witnesses in Parliament said they vomited when they saw the disfigured bodies. Wahhabist killers apparently gouged out eyes, castrated victims, and shoved their testicles in their mouths. They may also have disemboweled some poor souls. Women were stabbed in the genitals – and all the torture was, victims told police, filmed for Daesh or Islamic State propaganda. For...
  • Fidel Castro's double life revealed:

    05/03/2015 8:30:04 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 05/03/15 | Sophie Jane
    Juan Reinaldo Sanchez, 66, makes explosive claims in a new tell-all book Says Castro directed cocaine trafficking operations 'like a real godfather' Adds Cuban dictator presided over the trials of two government officials He then 'made other officials watch a video of one of men's executions' Sanchez was eventually imprisoned and tortured in Cuba in 1994 after he attempted to retire over concerns about Castro's 'corrupt' practices Castro, now 88, was previously Prime Minister and President of country
  • Wikileaks Is A Weapon In The Bloody Hands Of Iran

    05/18/2012 7:58:08 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 10 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 17 May 2012 | Editorial
    WikiLeaks: The sleazy criminal organization dedicated to publishing U.S. secrets may loudly deny its leaks led to the hanging of a man in Iran Tuesday. But that's irrelevant because WikiLeaks gave Tehran the pretext it sought. A 24-year old Iranian man was the latest victim of the mullahs' monstrous tyranny this week, executed as a spy for Israel, supposedly for killing an Iranian nuclear scientist on behalf of his Zionist masters. That's a whiff of the twisted kangaroo court verdicts typical of Iran. In reality, Majid Jamali Fashi was a young kick-boxing instructor who visited Baku, Azerbaijan, for a tournament...
  • ISIS execute 25 people by DISSOLVING them in nitric acid: 'Iraqi spies' were tied up with [tr]

    05/19/2016 7:52:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 62 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 19, 2016 | Sara Malm
    ISIS has executed 25 people in Mosul, northern Iraq, by lowering them in a vat of nitric acid, according to several local news reports. The men had been accused of spying on ISIS on behalf of Iraqi government security forces. According to witnesses, the 25 alleged 'spies' had been tied together with a rope and lowered in a large basin containing nitric acid until their organs dissolved.
  • Senate report on CIA torture is one step closer to disappearing

    05/16/2016 6:39:08 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 24 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/16/2016 | Michael Isikoff
    The CIA inspector general’s office — the spy agency’s internal watchdog — has acknowledged it “mistakenly” destroyed its only copy of a mammoth Senate torture report at the same time lawyers for the Justice Department were assuring a federal judge that copies of the document were being preserved, Yahoo News has learned. Although other copies of the report exist, the erasure of the controversial document by the CIA office charged with policing agency conduct has alarmed the U.S. senator who oversaw the torture investigation and reignited a behind-the-scenes battle over whether the full unabridged report should ever be released, according...
  • Key aide of Saddam's son in Beirut defection riddle

    02/15/2003 8:02:03 PM PST · by knak · 7 replies · 394+ views
    telegraph ^ | 2/16/03
    Confusion surrounded the recent whereabouts of the right-hand man of Saddam Hussein's oldest son Uday after Iraqi exile groups claimed he had defected last week after disappearing from a hotel in Beirut. The reports circulated for several days before Adeeb Shabaan emerged in Damascus last night and insisted that he was in Syria on an unspecified work trip and had not defected. Mr Shaaban, 47, is officially head of the Iraqi Photographic Association and a Baghdad newspaper editor, but in practice he has for the past five years run Uday's private office and acted as his press officer. He is...
  • Science Shows That Torture Doesn't Work and Is Counterproductive

    05/10/2016 4:05:03 PM PDT · by Cyberman · 81 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 05/08/2016 | Rupert Stone
    In early 2003, Glenn Carle, an interrogator with the CIA, arrived at a secret detention facility overseas to question a recently captured Al-Qaeda suspect.... The man's dilapidated state of mind was the result of a systematic program of torture inflicted on terrorism suspects by the CIA after 9/11. Nudity, extreme temperatures, sleep and sensory deprivation, dietary manipulation, waterboarding and other "enhanced interrogation techniques" were meant to break down detainees' resistance to interrogation. The stress and disorientation induced by these methods, it was believed, would force them to cooperate and release whatever precious information they were hiding. But according to Carle,...
  • Dear Christian: Is It Biblical To Waterboard A Terrorist?

    04/17/2016 4:26:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 63 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 17, 2016 | Doug Giles
    Waterboarding is finally back in the news thanks to CIA Director John Brennan's recent comments and I, for one, am glad. I've missed talking about waterboarding much like I've missed discussing who played a better Darrin Stephens in Bewitched. I've always maintained that Dick York kicked Dick Sargent's backside in that role but no one seems to A). Know what I'm talking about; or B). Care what I'm talking about when it came to the near transcendent subtleties showcased in York's acting chops especially when he interfaced with Endora. Oh, well. What can you do? Most geniuses are usually left...
  • UN Official: Denying Abortion Violates International Treaty on Torture

    04/14/2016 10:18:09 AM PDT · by detective · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 Apr 2016 | Austin Ruse
    The UN “Special Rapporteur” on torture says if a woman cannot have an abortion, then she has experienced torture under international treaty obligations. In a newly released report, Juan Mendez says laws against abortion are responsible for “tremendous and lasting physical and emotional suffering”, subject women and girls to “humiliating and judgemental attitudes,” and remarkably contribute to “prison overcrowding.”
  • Israel Defends Use of Force in Interrogation (from 1997)

    04/01/2016 6:51:13 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 8 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | May 8, 1997 | nytimes.com
    Israel Defends Use of Force in Interrogation Published: May 8, 1997 GENEVA, May 7— Appearing before a skeptical panel of United Nations experts, Israeli officials today strenuously defended their nation's use of physical coercion in questioning detainees who might have information about terrorism. The hearing was by turns emotional and highly technical, and the Israeli officials for the first time provided a specific example in which they said a bombing had been averted with intelligence obtained through what Israel calls ''moderate physical pressure.''
  • John Kerry’s New Terror Treason

    03/30/2016 11:10:07 AM PDT · by b4its2late · 8 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 3/30/2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Stop by your local post office and you might just see a poster of Rodrigo “Timochenko” Londono hanging next to the Most Wanted posters of bank robbers and fugitives. The State Department is offering a $5 million reward for information about the Communist terrorist leader. But all the State Department had to do was ask Secretary of State Kerry. Obama did the wave with the Cuban dictator and Kerry met with Timochenko , the leader of FARC, a Marxist terrorist organization that appears on his own department’s list of foreign terrorist organizations a little above Al Qaeda. Timochenko is a...