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  • Bad morning for Pelosi

    05/13/2009 7:18:42 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 69 replies · 2,846+ views
    Bad morning for Pelosi @ 9:53 am by Eric Zimmermann Two new developments in the "what did Pelosi know about waterboarding" series spell trouble for the Speaker. First, CNN reports that an aide told Pelosi in February 2003 that waterboarding had been used on Abu Zubaydah. This contradicts Pelosi's assertion that she only knew about the legal rationale for waterboarding, not that it had been used. Sheehy attended a briefing in which waterboarding was discussed in February 2003, with Rep. Jane Harman, D-California, who took over Pelosi's spot as the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee. This source says...
  • Megy Kelly Interview with James Mitchell

    12/15/2014 6:26:40 PM PST · by yetidog · 28 replies
    Fox News | December 15, 2014 | Vanity
    Megyn Kelly has compelling interview
  • Architect of CIA Enhanced Interrogation: We Interrogate Terrorists Like That to Stop Attacks

    12/09/2016 10:12:12 AM PST · by detective · 23 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 9, 2016 | Tom Rogan
    Following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, psychologist and U.S. Air Force veteran Dr. James Mitchell was called back to national service. Along with a partner, Bruce Jessen, he was tasked with developing the CIAs enhanced interrogation techniques, or EITs. Designed to elicit time-sensitive intelligence from hardened al Qaeda leaders, the EITs later became immersed in controversy. In 2014, Senate Democrats released a report accusing Mitchell of torturing suspects with EITs and producing no results. In his new book, Enhanced Interrogation, Mitchell offers his own testimony on the EITs. He argues that the techniques were critical in saving the lives...
  • The Interrogator - James E Mitchell Mark Steyn Show

    03/14/2017 5:52:03 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 12 replies
    Mark Steyn Website ^ | 03.14.17 | Mark Steyn
    We've been deluged by requests to post favorite episodes of The Mark Steyn Show here at SteynOnline. So here's a first one - Mark's recent interview with the man who waterboarded Khalid Sheikh Mohammed: James E Mitchell. In an extended conversation about his new book Enhanced Interrogation, Dr Mitchell talks about getting to know some of the world's most high-value terrorists
  • VIDEO: I (Steven Crowder) Was Literally WATERBOARDED for Christmas

    12/22/2016 8:38:41 AM PST · by StevenCrowder · 24 replies
    www.LouderWithCrowder.com ^ | 12/22/2016 | Steven Crowder
    Hope all is well! In the spirit of Christmas, last night I was good to my word. Amidst a successful telethon, I was waterboarded live on-air by special forces Army Ranger, Tim Kennedy. The goal was to increase awareness as to what waterboarding is, and whether we should allow our troops to use it. After watching this, make up your own mind. And guess how long I last...
  • [Copied and retitled by Papa Giorgio the blogger ] Dr. James Mitchell and Enhanced Interrogations

    Dennis Prager interviews psychologist James E. Mitchell, who was intimately involved in the enhanced interrogations of many key Al Qaeda terrorists, including Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (KSM). The reason for the interview is Dr. Mitchells and his co-author, Bill Harlows, new book: Enhanced Interrogation: Inside the Minds and Motives of the Islamic Terrorists Trying To Destroy America (http://tinyurl.com/hgzlfvh) I have INCLUDED (at the 3:33 -to- 6:47 mark) an older video I have saved over the years of Steve Harrigan from Fox News being waterboarded, via the Greta Van Susteren Show. This is a really good discussion, and you get glimpses of...
  • 9/11 mastermind: Al Qaeda favors 'immigration' to defeat USA

    11/23/2016 11:58:39 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 22 replies
    The jailed architect of 9/11 revealed that al Qaeda's plan to kill the United States was not through military attacks but immigration and "outbreeding nonmuslims" who would use the legal system to install Sharia law, according to a blockbuster new book. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed also predicted that intelligence officials using so-called "enhanced interrogation" techniques such the waterboarding he experienced would eventually come under attack from weak-kneed U.S. politicians and media. In Enhanced Interrogation, CIA contractor James Mitchell tells for the first time about his role interrogating al Qaeda principles, many like KSM still jailed at Guantanamo Bay. He details accounts...
  • McCain to Trump: Waterboarding Won't Be Reinstated

    11/20/2016 12:14:09 AM PST · by Innovative · 42 replies
    NY Times ^ | Nov. 19, 2016 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    A leading Republican voice on national security matters said Saturday he doesn't care what President-elect Donald Trump says, the United States will not reinstate waterboarding. Sen. John McCain of Arizona, chairman of the Armed Services Committee, said at the Halifax International Security Forum that any attempt to bring back harsh interrogation techniques such as waterboarding, which simulates drowning, would quickly be challenged in court. "I don't give a damn what the president of the United States wants to do or anybody else wants to do. We will not waterboard. We will not do it," McCain said to applause during a...
  • McCain to Trump: Waterboarding wont be reinstated

    11/19/2016 5:05:03 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 156 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | November 19, 2016 6:32 pm | AP
    HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) A leading Republican voice on national security matters said Saturday he doesnt care what President-elect Donald Trump says, the United States will not reinstate waterboarding. Sen. John McCain of Arizona, chairman of the Armed Services Committee, said at the Halifax International Security Forum that any attempt to bring back harsh interrogation techniques such as waterboarding, which simulates drowning, would quickly be challenged in court. I dont give a damn what the president of the United States wants to do or anybody else wants to do. We will not waterboard. We will not do it, McCain...
  • CIA Director Says He Would Resign If Ordered To Resume Waterboarding

    07/13/2016 6:39:13 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 128 replies
    OANN ^ | July 14,2016 | By Jonathan Landay
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) CIA Director John Brennan said on Wednesday he would resign if the next president ordered his agency to resume waterboarding suspected militants, an apparent reference to comments by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump embracing the banned interrogation method.I can say that as long as Im director of CIA, irrespective of what the president says, Im not going to be the director of CIA that gives that order. Theyll have to find another director, said Brennan, who did not mention Trump by name. Brennan, who has been director since 2013, tacked his comment to the end of his...
  • CIA Man Retracts Claim on Waterboarding

    01/28/2010 8:49:31 AM PST · by steve-b · 13 replies · 774+ views
    Foreign Policy ^ | 1/26/10 | Jeff Stein
    Well, it's official now: John Kiriakou, the former CIA operative who affirmed claims that waterboarding quickly unloosed the tongues of hard-core terrorists, says he didn't know what he was talking about. Kiriakou, a 15-year veteran of the agency's intelligence analysis and operations directorates, electrified the hand-wringing national debate over torture in December 2007 when he told ABC's Brian Ross and Richard Esposito in a much ballyhooed, exclusive interview that senior al Qaeda commando Abu Zubaydah cracked after only one application of the face cloth and water.... Now comes John Kiriakou, again, with a wholly different story. On the next-to-last page...
  • 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...
  • CIA director says he would not obey a waterboarding order

    04/10/2016 10:39:18 PM PDT · by Innovative · 52 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Apr. 10, 2016 | AP
    The director of the CIA says his spy agency will not engage in waterboarding or other so-called enhanced interrogation techniques even if ordered to by a future president. CIA chief John Brennan tells NBC News that he will not agree to carry out such techniques because this institution needs to endure. President Barack Obama banned waterboarding shortly after taking office in 2009. Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz have suggested they would not continue Obamas ban. Trump has gone as far as to say that he would bring back waterboarding and worse tactics to get information.
  • Donald Trump: Brussels 'just the beginning'

    Trump 'fine' with waterboarding In an another interview, Trump also said he would be "fine" with waterboarding Salah Abdeslam, one of the leaders of the Paris attacks several months ago who was just captured in Brussels, in order to get more information on potential future attacks. "Well I'm not looking to break any news on your show, but frankly the waterboarding, if it was up to me, and if we changed the laws or have the laws, waterboarding would be fine," the Republican front-runner said on NBC's "Today" show. "I would say they should be able to do whatever they...
  • Trump backs tougher border security, waterboarding after Brussels attacks

    03/22/2016 8:38:24 AM PDT · by McGruff · 45 replies
    REUTERS ^ | March 22, 2016 | JOHN WHITESIDES
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump renewed a call for tougher U.S. border security following Tuesday's deadly attacks in Brussels, and suggested torture could be an effective technique to gain information to thwart future attacks. "As president ... I would be very, very tough on the borders, and I would be not allowing certain people to come into this country without absolute perfect documentation," Trump said. The billionaire businessman said waterboarding would be a "fine" way to gather information in an effort to prevent such attacks if it was legalized. "If they could expand the laws, I would do a lot...
  • I'm a Muslim and I love you: Egypt-born man to Trump

    02/22/2016 10:00:26 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 7 replies
    timesofindia.indiatimes.com ^ | Feb 22, 2016, 10.27 AM IST | Reuters
    I'm a Muslim & I love you: Egypt-born man to Trump Reuters | Feb 22, 2016, 10.27 AM IST Elhamy Ibrahim, 62, is a Muslim who does not like very many other Muslims these days, but loves Donald Trump. The Egyptian-born businessman who came to the United States in 1981 and became a citizen two decades later said in an interview on Friday that he was alarmed by changes in Egypt, where, in his view, high unemployment and poverty have driven many young Egyptians to religious extremism. He strongly backs Trump's proposal to ban Muslims from entering the US until...
  • Trump on Waterboarding: It Works, But Even ‘If It Doesn’t Work, They Deserve It Anyway’

    11/24/2015 6:14:14 AM PST · by xzins · 55 replies
    CNS ^ | November 24, 2015 | Patrick Goodenough
    Republican presidential contender Donald Trump doubled down Monday night on his support for waterboarding terrorist suspects, saying the interrogation method worked – and even “if it doesn’t work, they deserve it anyway for what they’re doing to us.” Speaking at a rally in Columbus, Ohio, Trump returned to a topic that caused a stir when he said on ABC “This Week” on Sunday that as president he would bring back waterboarding. “Would I approve waterboarding? And I said, well, let me ask you a question. On the other side, they chop off our young people’s heads, and they put them...
  • Donald Trump Says He Would Bring Back Waterboarding on Terrorists as Interrogation Tactic

    11/22/2015 2:17:06 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 32 replies
    NBC News ^ | November 22, 2015 | Elisha Fieldstadt
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Sunday he would bring back waterboarding as a strategy in interrogations of suspected terrorists. "I would bring it back, yes. I would bring it back. I think waterboarding is peanuts compared to what they'd do to us," Trump told "This Week" on ABC. "We have to be strong. You know, they don't use waterboarding over there; they use chopping off people's heads."
  • Trump: I Would Bring Back Waterboarding, ‘Peanuts Compared to What They Do to Us’

    11/22/2015 8:36:22 AM PST · by springwater13 · 47 replies
    When asked if we should bring back enhanced interrogation like waterboarding Trump said, “We have to be strong. They don’t use waterboarding, they used chopping off peoples heads. They use drowning people. I don’t know if you have seen with the cages, where they put people in cages and they drown them in the ocean and they lift out the cage, and we are taking about waterboarding … I would bring it back, yes, I would bring it back. I think waterboarding is peanuts compared to what they’re doing us. What they did to James Foley, when they chopped off...
  • Republican Combat Vet: Trump Is Openly Advocating War Crimes

    03/04/2016 9:25:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 269 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | 03/04/2016 | Christopher Massie
    Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, a former Air Force pilot who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, said on Thursday that Donald Trump is openly advocating war crimes that would cause the soldiers who obeyed his orders to be jailed. If youre a private in the field and your major or your colonel orders you to do something that is a war crime, you actually bear responsibility, you cant say that the colonel made me do it, said Kinzinger, who is supporting Marco Rubio. What Donald Trump, as wanting to be president of the United States is advocating, is a war...