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  • Executive Order on Blocking Property Of Certain Persons Associated With The International Criminal Court

    06/11/2020 3:56:23 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 15 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | June 11, 2020 | President Donald J Trump
    By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) (IEEPA), the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.) (NEA), section 212(f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 (8 U.S.C. 1182(f)), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code,I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, find that the situation with respect to the International Criminal Court (ICC) and its illegitimate assertions of jurisdiction over personnel of the United States...
  • "Kwanzaa Is Wack: There, I Said It"

    12/18/2011 1:48:26 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 42 replies
    News One for Black America ^ | December 18, 2011 | Adisa Banjoko, West Coast Editor
    Kwanzaa Is Wack: There, I Said It Kwanzaa is wack. The other day I said this on my Facebook page. Actually, what I said was:” Is it wrong of me to say that I love AFRICA, but I think Kwanzaa is wack? #ducksfromthebricks .” Now, when I said it, I meant it but gave no thought to how it might affect people. I’m kind of bad like that. A ton of people (some Black and some not) got on and said they thought Kwanzaa was wack to. I never thought about it again really. Just a funny little thread. Then...
  • In Win for Bolton, International Criminal Court Will Not Prosecute US Troops

    04/16/2019 10:06:11 PM PDT · by deks · 9 replies
    Defense One ^ | APRIL 12, 2019 | KATIE BO WILLIAMS
    The International Criminal Court will not investigate alleged war crimes in Afghanistan by the U.S. and its allies in the early days of the War on Terror, rejecting a request from the chief prosecutor to launch a formal probe into the matter and handing an ideological victory to National Security Advisor John Bolton on a pet issue that he has made a focus of the Trump administration. The United States is not a signatory to the ICC and administrations of both parties have long been wary of the Hague, in part out of concern that it might allow for the...
  • Jailed Former Bush CIA Official Warns Trump: Mueller, Brennan 'Set Out to Ruin People'

    05/23/2018 6:24:37 AM PDT · by Old Teufel Hunden · 68 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 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...
  • Lithuania and Romania complicit in CIA torture - European court (barf Alert)

    05/31/2018 6:55:23 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 4 replies
    BBC News ^ | 31st May 2018 | BBC News
    European judges have ruled that Lithuania and Romania violated the rights of two al-Qaeda terror suspects by allowing the CIA to torture them. The US captured Abu Zubaydah and Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri after the September 2001 attacks in the US and they are now at the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba. The CIA operated secret prisons, including in Lithuania and Romania. The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) said both countries had violated the European prohibition of torture. The ECHR issued a similar ruling against Poland in 2014. Lithuania and Romania were ordered to pay €100,000 (£88,000; $117,000) in damages...
  • Formerly Jailed CIA Official Warns Trump: Mueller, Brennan 'Set Out to Ruin People'

    05/23/2018 9:40:19 PM PDT · by bitt · 30 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...
  • 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...
  • Waterboarding Myths and Parroted Talking Points

    05/14/2018 10:43:24 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 16 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-13-18 | Wordsmith
    I consider myself not a torture apologist so much as I am a torture denier. As today with Gina Haspel and questions over the extent of her involvement with the CIA RDI program and whether or not she'd bring back CIA interrogations, back in 2007, President Bush's nominee for Attorney General also raised questions and concerns over one issue:  Waterboarding. Mukasey has called waterboarding personally "repugnant," but said he did not know enough about how it has been used to define it as torture. The Washington debate over the simulated-drowning technique may be new, but the practice is not. It...
  • Green Beret, former UFC fighter livestreams being waterboarded to promote Haspel CIA confirmation

    05/13/2018 7:29:20 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/12/18 05:54 PM EDT | LUIS SANCHEZ
    Green Beret and former UFC fighter Tim Kennedy livestreamed a video of himself being waterboarded to promote President Trump's nomination, Gina Haspel, for CIA director. In a 41-minute-long video, Kennedy is voluntarily waterboarded by his friends multiple times while answering questions between sessions. “The reason we are doing this ... is for us to have a conversation. Right now, an amazing hero has been appointed to be director of the CIA and because of that, some of the things she has done are being attacked,” Kennedy said about Haspel. Haspel’s nomination has repeatedly come under fire because of her role...
  • 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.
  • Whoopi Goldberg Challenges Trump to Experience Waterboarding — ‘I Would Like You to Try It’

    05/11/2018 5:34:59 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 87 replies
    brietbart ^ | 05/10/2018 | Pam Key
    Thursday on ABC’s “The View,” co-host Whoopi Goldberg said if President Donald Trump supports waterboarding he should “try it.” After playing a clip of Trump saying “torture works,” Goldberg said, “Well I would like to say is —I would like you to try it.” She continued, “I think people who have actually been tortured, who are saying that this is not a good thing, you should listen to them because you have never been tortured and neither has Dick Cheney.”
  • Cheney To Trump: Bring Back Waterboarding

    05/10/2018 1:23:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/10/2018 | Ed Morrissey
    Somehow, I doubt this will help Gina Haspel to a winning vote on confirmation. Fox Business Channel host Maria Bartiromo caught up with former VP Dick Cheney and discussed the renewed debate over enhanced interrogation techniques (EITs) that took place in the nominee’s confirmation hearing yesterday on Capitol Hill. Haspel got criticized for not condemning the practices as immoral even though she affirmed that she would not implement them even if ordered to do so by the president.Cheney said that’s exactly what Donald Trump should do — bring back the waterboard and everything else: Former Vice President Dick Cheney...
  • Gina Haspel showed 'failure of leadership,' says lawyer for waterboarded detainee

    05/07/2018 8:47:45 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 49 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 7, 2018
    An attorney for the only terrorism suspect known to have been waterboarded during Gina Haspel’s time leading a secret CIA facility in Thailand is blasting her “failure to stand up for what’s right,” just ahead of her confirmation hearing to be CIA director. Navy Lt. Alaric Piette, a military defense attorney representing Guantanamo Bay inmate Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, emailed the statement to the Washington Examiner ahead of Haspel’s Wednesday confirmation hearing, where she is likely to be grilled on her post-9/11 actions. "I was an enlisted sailor during 9/11 and I understand the impulses that led people to want to...
  • Eric Holder’s Radical Left Attorney Claimed Mohammad Was Tortured; Pushed Throw Out Guilty Plea

    02/27/2010 7:04:49 AM PST · by opentalk · 21 replies · 677+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | February 23, 2010, | Jim Hoft
    Jennifer Daskal is a radical far left American lawyer who serves as senior counsel for Human Rights Watch, and focuses on issues of terrorism, criminal law and immigration. She is also currently a political hire at Eric Holder’s Department of Justice, which is seeking to prosecute terror suspects through the criminal justice system instead of through military tribunals. In 2008, Daskal claimed that Khalid Sheikh Mohammad was tortured and recommended that his guilty plea be thrown out of court. Now this radical is working for the Obama Administration. It figures.Human Rights Watch reported: ---Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four others announced...
  • White House Knew CIA Snooped On Senate, Report Says

    01/15/2015 2:18:03 PM PST · by kristinn · 39 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | Thursday, January 15, 2015 | Ali Watkins
    Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan consulted the White House before directing agency personnel to sift through a walled-off computer drive being used by the Senate Intelligence Committee to construct its investigation of the agency’s torture program, according to a recently released report by the CIA’s Office of the Inspector General. The Inspector General’s report, which was completed in July but only released by the agency on Wednesday, reveals that Brennan spoke with White House chief of staff Denis McDonough before ordering CIA employees to “use whatever means necessary” to determine how certain sensitive internal documents had wound up in...
  • Does Rand Paul Owe Gina Haspel an Apology?

    03/16/2018 12:22:10 AM PDT · by lowbuck · 125 replies
    NRO ^ | 14 March 2018 | Rich Lowery
    Rand Paul launched a typically obnoxious attack on Gina Haspel today. Here is one account: “To really appoint the head cheerleader for waterboarding to be head of the CIA? How can you trust somebody who did that to be in charge of the CIA,” Paul wondered, adding, “To read of her glee during the waterboarding is just absolutely appalling.” Paul was referring to an account of a waterboarding session with suspected al Qaeda lieutenant Abu Zubaydah, who was subjected to so-called enhanced interrogation techniques now widely considered to be torture. ., . The problem is that this conduct appears to...
  • War in the White House: attorney general Eric Holder and top Obama adviser David Axelrod 'had to...

    06/03/2012 11:29:07 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 39 replies
    War in the White House: attorney general Eric Holder and top Obama adviser David Axelrod 'had to be separated' Eric Holder, Barack Obama's attorney general and David Axelrod, his top political adviser had to be separated after squaring up during a furious row over attempts to impose White House operatives in the justice department. By Jon Swaine, Washington 6:22PM BST 03 Jun 2012 Eric Holder, who heads Mr Obama's justice department, is said to have become "incensed" after being accused by David Axelrod of complaining publicly about political interference in his office. "That's bull****," Mr Holder said in a confrontation...
  • 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 CIA’s 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...