In the immediate aftermath of 9/11 we did some things that were wrong.
Of course, no one seems to remember to whom the CIA reports. For that matter, they never can recall that Secretary of State Clinton reported to the same individual as well. It seems to not matter to anyone out there in the media that Obama’s administration is the most secretive and non-transparent in generations nor that there appears to be a terribly infectious disease running rampant throughout Obama’s world, dilletitous…
CIA Director Brennan was an operative for Obama from the very start of his administration, if not prior. He has the goods on the President and likely all of Congress. Despite the administration’s selective quieting of General Petraeus who sat in the director’s chair during the Benghazi fiasco, he was an outsider and a pawn.
Knowledge is power and absolute knowledge is absolute immunity.
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 to multiple intelligence community sources familiar with the incident.
“The CIA inspector general’s ‘inadvertent’ destruction of this copy of the full torture report is extremely disturbing and should have been reported to the court,” Ashley Gorski, a staff attorney with the ACLU’s National Security Project, told AlterNet. The CIA’s destruction of the report defies Congress’s intent, which is that the agency uses the study so that the mistakes of the past are never repeated.”
“There is a proverb that a human being is stronger than a stone and more tender than a flower.” – Habib Rahman, brother of Gul Rahman (Prisoner #24) who died in CIA custody
“While I was starving, near freezing, naked and cut off from my family, my torturers would keep me awake for days…. From all the beatings, I learned that sleep meant pain.”