<i>The report about unlawful interrogation conducted by the CIA is generating criticism, but at the same time it is commendable that this has been made public.</i>
The publication of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee report about the conduct of its country's Central Intelligence Agency after the bloody [Read more]
Last Tuesday, on the eve of World Human Rights Day, a report was published in the United States concerning the interrogation methods employed by the CIA after the September 2001 attacks.
The findings on how torture was systematically used on prisoners accused of belonging to al-Qaida are scandalous: they were [Read more]
A good sign, perhaps, is that the euphemism "enhanced interrogation techniques" is not being used anymore. Instead, both the media and government are openly speaking of torture.
What is there to be surprised about: that an intelligence agency uses torture methods to extract information?
A report by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence disclosed documents yesterday showing that the torture used by the CIA in response to the 9/11 attacks was even more brutal than was previously known. The report describes such torture as simulated drowning, placing detainees in submissive positions, sleep [Read more]
We knew it without really knowing everything, we guessed, but imagination did not go that far. The summary of the report of the acts of torture perpetrated by the CIA following the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 can itself be summed up in one word: barbarity — against which, same as yesterday, no one is taking action.
Would Cheney and Justice Scalia – and whatever Canadian allies they have – think it was OK, for instance, to torture a child in order to make her parents reveal where a ticking time bomb was hidden?