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  • Foreman Says Military Jury Was Disgusted by C.I.A. Torture(hurl alert)

    11/07/2021 3:09:07 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 27 replies
    New York Times ^ | November6th 2021 | Carol Rosenberg
    A Navy captain who as head of a jury in a war-crimes court wrote a damning letter calling the C.I.A.’s torture of a terrorist “a stain on the moral fiber of America” said his views are typical of senior members of the U.S. military. Capt. Scott B. Curtis, the jury foreman, said it is just that he had the opportunity to express his thoughts in a letter proposing clemency for the prisoner Majid Khan, a Qaeda recruit who pleaded guilty to terrorism and murder charges for delivering $50,000 from his native Pakistan to finance a deadly bombing in Indonesia. But...
  • Former CIA Officer Will Teach You How to Spot a Lie

    08/25/2021 4:18:54 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 30 replies
    DigiDay ^ | 9/2/16 | Susan Carnicero
    In this participatory session, you will learn how to tell when someone is lying. Really. As a former CIA Officer with more than 20 years of experience in interviewing, interrogation and polygraph examination, Susan has seen her share of truth avoiders. She has, in fact, developed behavioral screening programs that are used by the federal government. ...
  • Triple Cross, How Bin Laden's Master Spy Penetrated the CIA, the Green Berets and the FBI

    11/19/2006 9:14:16 AM PST · by vadkins · 63 replies · 2,603+ views
    Harper Collins ^ | 11/18/2006 | Peter Lance, Harper Collins press release
    Peter Lance's new book, Triple Cross, (the complete title is: Triple Cross, How Bin Laden's Master Spy Penetrated the CIA, the Green Berets and the FBI -- And Why Patrick Fitzgerald Failed to Stop Him) is out in bookstores on 11/21/2006. This is a link to the Able Danger Blog's review of the book. Here is the text of the Harper Collins' press release for the book: TRIPLE CROSS How Bin Laden's Master Spy Penetrated the CIA, the Green Berets and the FBI -- And Why Patrick Fitzgerald Failed to Stop Him By Peter Lance In TRIPLE CROSS, five-time Emmy-award...
  • After Mueller Comes Up Empty, His Targets Speak Out (Cliensmith interviewed Papadopoulos)

    11/23/2019 10:11:29 AM PST · by CaptainK · 22 replies
    Rea Clear Politics ^ | 6/8/2019 | Paul Sperry
    George Papadopoulos A junior member of the Trump foreign policy advisory team in 2016, George Papadopoulos was approached by FBI agents in Chicago, where he lived with his mother after the election while waiting for what he hoped would be an offer to join the new administration. The agents said they just wanted to talk to him about contacts he’d made with people in London during the campaign. He spoke to them without a lawyer or the benefit of notes, emails or a calendar to refresh his recollection — a decision he would later regret. One of the interviews was...
  • Great Veteran's Day Movie, Docudrama Training Film

    11/11/2019 7:23:01 AM PST · by GOP Congress · 5 replies
    Youtube ^ | 12/31/2017 | US Army Training Film
    img src="https://i.imgur.com/eAvpmgP.jpg" />Don't let "Training Film" fool you. This is a top-notch, hour-long drama with superb acting, plot development, and excellent writing on par with any major movie from the WW2 era. While (spoiler alert) the movie ends in "tragedy," the movie served as a direct reminder to US military forces if they were ever caught, and the consequences of falling into the enemy's trap.Link to movie
  • Qods Force 'acting like a nation-state-backed terrorist organization' - US general

    11/03/2009 10:42:15 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 3 replies · 371+ views
    Long War Journal - Threat Matrix ^ | November 2, 2009 1:05 PM | Bill Roggio
    The Air Force Times' Sean Naylor scored an interview with Major General Mike Flynn, director of intelligence for General Stanley McChrystal, the commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan. There isn't a lot new here to longtime readers of The Long War Journal and Threat Matrix. Flynn gives an overview of the Taliban groups, notes that al Qaeda operatives serve as combat enablers for the Taliban, estimates Taliban forces in Afghanistan at between 19,000 to 27,000 fighters, and said Pakistan remains a major haven for the Taliban and al Qaeda. Of particular interest are Flynn's comments on Iran and the role...
  • Enhanced Interrogation....Dr. James Mitchell...good book

    04/29/2019 8:16:20 AM PDT · by srmanuel · 14 replies
    Enhanced Interrogation written by Dr. James Mitchell | 2016 | James Mitchell
    I've seen this guy on Fox News from time to time, recently I watched a podcast of a long interview with Dr. James Mitchell... Dr. Mitchell was one of two people who helped the CIA develop the Enhanced Interrogation Program (EIT) used on high value terrorists after 9/11 people like khalid sheikh mohammed, abu zubaydah and others....Dr. Mitchell personally waterboarded both terrorists The book will make you shake your head about the political in fighting, backstabbing, and spineless bureaucrats detailed in the book...especially Senator Diane Feinstein... Khalid Sheikh Mohammed told Dr. Mitchell that large scale attacks on the USA were...
  • Suddenly There's Talk Of A New Motive For The Benghazi Attack

    11/19/2012 1:32:03 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 37 replies
    business Insider ^ | Nov. 12, 2012, 5:02 PM | Michael Kelley and Geoffrey Ingersoll
    As the spotlight shines on ex-CIA Director David Petraeus' biographer-turned-mistress Paula Broadwell, journalists have uncovered a speech in which she may have revealed classified information about the attack on a U.S. consulate in Benghazi. Broadwell told a Denver audience in October: "Now I don't know if a lot of you heard this, but the CIA annex [to the consulate] had taken a couple of Libyan militia members prisoner and they think that the attack on the consulate was an effort to try to get these prisoners back."The CIA adamantly denied her the claim, which would have been a violation of laws prohibiting CIA detention....
  • Obama allows short-term CIA sites

    01/28/2009 1:53:54 AM PST · by Cindy · 9 replies · 630+ views
    WASHINGTON TIMES.com ^ | Wednesday, January 28, 2009 | Eli Lake
    SNIPPET: "The detentions would be temporary."
  • 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.
  • Kavanaugh misled lawmakers under oath in 2006 hearing, says Senate minority whip

    07/31/2018 1:30:51 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 31, 2018 | Alex Swoyer
    The second-ranking Democrat in the Senate said Tuesday that JudgeBrett Kavanaugh misled senators during his 2006 confirmation hearing, and vowed to make the judge explain himself before winning a seat on the Supreme Court. Sen. Richard Durbin said JudgeKavanaugh in that earlier hearing denied involvement in crafting the Bush White House’s policy on detainees and enemy combatants caught during the war on terror. But Mr. Durbin said he now believes JudgeKavanaugh, who had been in the White House counsel’s office and later served as staff secretary to President George W. Bush, was involved in those decisions. ~snip~ Mr. Grassley said...
  • Cheney Says U.S. Should Restart Enhanced Interrogation Programs

    05/11/2018 5:31:44 AM PDT · by Neoliberalnot · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 10, 2018
    Cheney Says U.S. Should Restart Enhanced Interrogation Programs Cheney Says U.S. Should Restart Enhanced Interrogation Programs Former Vice President Dick Cheney told Fox Business Thursday that he thinks the CIA should restart and improve on post 9/11-era enhanced interrogation programs. “If it were my call, I would not discontinue those programs. I'd have them active and ready to go,” he said. “And I'd go back and study them and learn." Cheney commented on the matter following a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing Wednesday in which Trump’s nominee for CIA Director, Gina Haspel, said she would not have the CIA return to...
  • US should revive enhanced interrogation techniques: Dick Cheney

    05/10/2018 9:24:46 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 28 replies
    Fox Business ^ | May 10, 2018
    Former Vice President Dick Cheney told FOX Business’ Maria Bartiromo that he is in favor of restarting the enhanced interrogation program that helped foil terrorist plots in the U.S. “If it were my call I would not discontinue those programs. I'd have them active and ready to go,” Cheney said during an interview broadcast Thursday on “Mornings with Maria.” "And I'd go back and study them and learn (excerpt) The former vice president doesn’t classify the interrogation tactics as torture because the techniques used on 9/11 architect, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed were also used on U.S. training officers, he said. “You...
  • Police Training Firm Dumps Interrogation Technique Linked To Multiple False Confessions

    01/03/2018 4:23:53 PM PST · by TChris · 28 replies
    Tech Dirt ^ | 2 Jan 2018 | Tech Dirt contributor
    There may be a significant shift in police interrogation methods over the next several years. The Marshall Project reports one of the nation's largest police consulting firms is abandoning a technique that has been used by a majority of law enforcement agencies over the last six decades. It's called the Reid Technique, and it's been linked to a large number of false confessions.
  • Architects of CIA interrogation program settle lawsuit brought on behalf of brutalized detainees

    08/17/2017 6:19:49 PM PDT · by Innovative · 5 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Aug. 17, 2017 | Ellen Nakashima and Julie Tate
    Two psychologists who devised the CIA’s brutal interrogation program have settled a lawsuit with several victims less than three weeks before a jury trial was set to begin in a federal court in Spokane, Wash. The settlement, reached Wednesday, caps a remarkable case in which for the first time former top CIA officials were forced to testify about their roles in the program launched after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. The case unearthed CIA records that shed new light on the program’s creation and how controversial it was within the agency.
  • Russian Claims FBI Offered Cash..If He Confessed To Hacking Hillary's Emails On Orders Of Trump

    08/05/2017 9:26:59 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 70 replies
    Donald Trump For President Blog ^ | August 5, 2017 | Pinkbell
    Full Title: Accused Russian Hacker Yevgeniy Nikulin Claims The FBI Offered Him Cash, An Apartment, An U.S. Citizenship If He Confessed To Hacking Hillary's Emails On The Orders Of Donald Trump Accused Russian Hacker Yevgeniy Nikulin, a 29 year old Russian citizen currently held in the Czech Republic and wanted on extradition by both Russia and the United States in connection with separate hacking incidents, claims that the United Sates FBI visited him and offered him cash, an apartment, and U.S. citizenship if he confessed to hacking Hillary's emails on the orders of then candidate Donald Trump. (Note: When it...
  • CIA Man Retracts Claim on Waterboarding

    01/28/2010 8:49:31 AM PST · by steve-b · 14 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...
  • Teen stoner says he hacked CIA director’s AOL account

    10/19/2015 10:23:24 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 60 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10-18-15 | Philip Messing, Jamie Schram and Bruce Golding
    Hillary Rodham Clinton’s email scandal didn’t stop the head of the CIA from using his own personal AOL account to stash work-related documents, according to a stoner high school student who claims to have hacked into them. CIA Director John Brennan’s private account held sensitive files — including his 47-page application for top-secret security clearance — until he recently learned that it had been infiltrated, the hacker told The Post. Other emails stored in Brennan’s non-government account contained the Social Security numbers and personal information of more than a dozen top American intelligence officials, as well as a government letter...
  • 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
  • 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...