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  • Art Arthur: Migrants Use ‘Torture Loophole’ to Blunt Sessions’ Asylum Protection Ruling

    10/24/2018 3:05:25 PM PDT · by familyop · 17 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | October 24, 2018 | Robert Kraychik
    Art Arthur, resident fellow in law and policy at the Center for Immigration Studies, explained how migrants use a “torture loophole” to gain access to the U.S....Arthur went on, “This is the great weakness in the system, and this is the weakness President Trump says the Democrats refuse to respond to, and he’s absolutely right. … The Republicans have attempted to address this issue in a number of bills that have been brought up to the House floor this year, and Democrats haven’t voted for any of them. In this, the president is correct. Both parties need to come together...
  • Torture in Palestinian jails ‘systematic’

    10/24/2018 3:00:02 AM PDT · by piasa · 1 replies
    AFP vi Arab News ^ | October 23, 2018
    ...The rival authorities of the Palestinian Authority and Hamas both used threats, arbitrary arrests and violent abuse against detainees, said the New York-based group. The report is likely to put pressure on governments that fund the PA’s forces, including the United States, which has maintained security funding despite cutting aid to the Palestinians. Omar Shakir, HRW’s Israel-Palestine director, said the actions by both sides amounted to potential war crimes that could be prosecuted in the International Criminal Court. “Both the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank and Hamas authorities in Gaza are systematically, arbitrarily detaining critics and torturing those in...
  • Saudi Arabia to 'admit killing Jamal Khashoggi in botched interrogation'

    10/16/2018 2:43:00 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 38 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | October 16, 2018 | Raf Shanchez & Nick Allen
    Saudi Arabia is to admit journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in its consulate in Istanbul in a botched interrogation, according to reports on Monday night. Officials from the kingdom were expected to lay out a series of events which blamed intelligence operatives, and shielded Mohammed bin Salman, the crown prince, from responsibility over the journalist's death. It came as Donald Trump, after speaking to Saudi Arabia's King Salman, suggested "rogue killers" could have been behind the death of Mr Khashoggi, who was a US permanent resident and wrote columns for the Washington Post.
  • Turkish police suspect Saudi journalist Khashoggi was killed at consulate

    10/07/2018 8:16:56 AM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 11 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 6, 2017 | Brian Murphy
    Turkish authorities suspect that missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who disappeared on Tuesday after entering Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul, was killed inside the consulate, Turkish sources told Middle East Eye and news agencies on Saturday. A senior Turkish police source told MEE that police believed that Khashoggi, a prominent critic of the Saudi government, was "brutally tortured, killed and cut into pieces" inside the consulate after visiting the building on 2 October. "Everything was videotaped to prove the mission had been accomplished and the tape was taken out of the country," the source said.
  • Radical Activist Filmmaker Laura Poitras Shared Byline on WaPo NSA Story

    06/11/2013 5:59:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 6/11/13 | Alana Goodman
    The coauthor of the Washington Post’s bombshell story on the National Security Agency’s PRISM surveillance program is a long-time activist filmmaker who has railed against U.S. counterterrorism policies put into place after the Sept. 11 attacks. Filmmaker Laura Poitras, who shared the lead byline with former Post journalist Barton Gellman on the paper’s front-page NSA story, is not on the Post’s staff and is not a print reporter. Poitras has criticized the “illegal” Guantanamo Bay detention facility, described enhanced interrogation techniques as “legalized torture,” and criticized the intelligence community’s surveillance methods in her films and public comments. While traditional media...
  • Symposium: Why We Left Our POWs Behind [long]

    09/24/2018 5:51:11 AM PDT · by SJackson · 14 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | September 24, 2018 | Jamie Glazov
    Four distinguished experts tell the tragic and unconscionable inside story. Editors’ note: Last Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, our nation, led by our president, solemnly marked National POW/MIA Recognition Day, during which we honored all American prisoners of war and expressed our deep gratitude and respect for what they endured and -- as empirical evidence suggests -- in some cases may very well be continuing to endure. Indeed, we pay tribute to those who never returned -- and, of course, also to their suffering families. In honor of this sacred day, Frontpage has deemed it important to run Jamie Glazov's Symposium...
  • Castro’s Torture of American POWs in Vietnam

    09/25/2018 5:32:26 AM PDT · by SJackson · 19 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | September 25, 2018 | Jamie Glazov
    Reflecting on an untold story -- to honor National POW/MIA Recognition Day Editors’ note: Last Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, our nation, led by our president, solemnly marked National POW/MIA Recognition Day, during which we honored all American prisoners of war and expressed our deep gratitude and respect for what they endured and -- as empirical evidence suggests -- in some cases may very well be continuing to endure. Indeed, we pay tribute to those who never returned -- and, of course, also to their suffering families. In honor of this sacred day, Frontpage has deemed it important to run Jamie...
  • Eric Holder’s Hidden Agenda: The investigation isn’t about torture, but about transnationalism.

    08/29/2009 6:40:55 PM PDT · by thouworm · 55 replies · 1,691+ views
    Nice Deb; NRO ^ | 08-28-2009 | Andrew McCarthy
    "I believe the explanation lies in the Obama administration’s fondness for transnationalism, a doctrine of post-sovereign globalism in which America is seen as owing its principal allegiance to the international legal order rather than to our own Constitution and national interests. "Recall that the president chose to install former Yale Law School dean Harold Koh as his State Department’s legal adviser. Koh is the country’s leading proponent of transnationalism. He is now a major player in the administration’s deliberations over international law and cooperation. Naturally, membership in the International Criminal Court, which the United States has resisted joining, is high...
  • New evidence emerges of China forcing Muslims into reeducation camps

    08/10/2018 11:00:14 PM PDT · by KingofZion · 38 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 10, 2018 | Emily Rauhala
    First-of-its-kind courtroom testimony here has corroborated allegations that the Chinese government has built a network of internment camps in western China where Muslim minorities are held without charge for “reeducation.” Sayragul Sauytbay, an ethnic Kazakh Chinese national, said she crossed from China’s Xin­jiang region to Kazakhstan without proper papers after being forced to work at a camp where around 2,500 ethnic Kazakhs were being held for indoctrination. “In China, they call it a political camp, but really it was a prison in the mountains,” she told a court last month packed with Kazakh villagers, reporters and a few tight-lipped Chinese...
  • Pompeo reportedly gives Kim Jong Un an Elton John 'Rocket Man' CD at Trump's request

    07/06/2018 8:12:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/06/2018 | Alex Pappas
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reportedly brought a CD with the Elton John song “Rocket Man” to give as a gift to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during his visit to the country. Pompeo arrived in North Korea on Friday amid talks between the two countries over denuclearizing North Korea. Pompeo brought two gifts for Kim, including a letter from President Trump and the CD, according to The Chosun Ilbo, a top newspaper in South Korea. Last year, amid escalating rhetoric between the two countries, Trump repeatedly referred to Kim as “Rocket Man” and “Little Rocket Man.” A diplomatic...
  • UK 'knew US mistreated rendition detainees' (Barf Alert)

    06/28/2018 6:11:18 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 8 replies
    BBC News ^ | 28th June 2018 | BBC News
    The UK tolerated "inexcusable" treatment of US detainees after the 9/11 attacks, MPs have found. The Intelligence and Security Committee said British agencies continued to supply intelligence to allies despite knowing or suspecting abuse in more than 200 cases. Committee chairman Dominic Grieve said agencies knew of incidents that were "plainly unlawful". The findings have sparked fresh calls for an independent, judge-led inquiry. The two parliamentary reports, published following a three-year investigation, examine how far Britain's intelligence agencies were aware of the mistreatment of terrorism suspects. The ISC said it was "beyond doubt" that the UK knew how the US...
  • Who’s Funding Ireland’s Abortion Lobby?

    10/01/2017 4:54:07 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 9/28/17 | David Quinn
    Numerous international groups are trying to influence Ireland into legalising abortionThe great and the good internationally have a big interest in the outcome of Ireland’s looming abortion referendum, planned for next year. They want Irish voters to erase from their constitution the so-called Eighth Amendment, which gives the unborn child the same right to life as every other human being. Abortion is only permitted in Ireland when the life of the mother is at real and substantial risk. This amendment was inserted into the constitution following a referendum in 1983 which passed by a two-to-one margin. Ever since then secular...
  • John McCain helped build a country that no longer reflects his values

    06/17/2018 12:40:36 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 98 replies
    PennLive ^ | June 17, 2018 | Elizabeth Sherman
    Arizona Sen. John McCain - scion of Navy brass, flyboy turned Vietnam war hero and tireless defender of American global leadership - now faces terminal brain cancer. I am a scholar of American politics. And I believe that, regardless of his storied biography and personal charm, three powerful trends in American politics thwarted McCain's lifelong ambition to be president. They were the rise of the Christian right, partisan polarization and declining public support for foreign wars. Republican McCain was a champion of bipartisan legislating, an approach that served him and the Senate well. But as political divides have grown, bipartisanship...
  • Gabriel Fernandez’s Mother Sentenced to Life; Boyfriend Sentenced to Death in Torture Killing Case

    06/07/2018 10:53:40 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    KTLA ^ | June 7, 2018, | Cindy Von Quednow and Eric Spillman
    The boy's mother, Pearl Fernandez, 34, pleaded guilty in connection with the boy's 2013 death in February. Fernandez's boyfriend, Isauro Aguirre, was convicted of first-degree murder on Nov. 15 and a jury found true the allegation that the defendant tortured the victim. ... Gabriel was taken to a hospital in May 2013 when he stopped breathing. He had a cracked skull and broken ribs, with B.B. pellets in his lung and groin. He was declared brain dead and died two days later. Hatami argued that Aguirre and Fernandez worked to keep their treatment of Gabriel hidden by using make up...
  • 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 · 104 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...