Tag: torture

Trump Ready To Lift Ban On C.I.A. ‘Black Site’ Prisons

President Trump is preparing a sweeping executive order that would clear the way for the C.I.A. to reopen overseas “black site” prisons, like those where it detained and tortured terrorism suspects before former President Barack Obama shut them down. President Trump’s three-page draft order, titled “Detention and Interrogation of Enemy Combatants” and obtained by The…

[VIDEO] CIA Chief Defends Agency after Torture Report

Brennan never used the word “torture” to describe the CIA’s tactics. And he deflected a question about whether, in the interest of transparency, he supported the Senate Intelligence Committee’s decision to release its report. “I think there’s been more than enough transparency that’s happened over the last couple days,” he said. “I think it’s over…

Jon Stewart On The Daily Show: America’s Got Torture [VIDEO]

Jon Stewart struggled to find comedy in the torture report out this week. He fought his hardest to avoid talking about it, but had to do a “swan dive into the grim morass of Satan’s anus.” Fortunately, he found two brights spots to hone in on. First, the return of “good McCain.” John McCain spoke…

READ CIA Torture Report Released By The Senate

On Tuesday, the Senate Intelligence Committee released its report on the Central Intelligence Agency’s use of torture on terrorist suspects after 9/11. Shane Harris reports on the most gruesome practices used by the CIA, including forcing prisoners to stand on broken legs and subjecting them to rectal feeding and hydration. The 500-page, $50 million report…

Pentagon Boosts Security for CIA Torture Report [VIDEO]

The Pentagon issued a worldwide warning to U.S. military commanders, in preparation for the release of a redacted section of the 6,800-page report on the use of “enhanced interrogation techniques” by the CIA under President George W. Bush. “There’s certainly the possibility that the release of this report could cause unrest and therefore the Joint…