THE GOLDEN RIVER
SYSTEM ABUSE / CIA
Updates: 11/21/2017 Martinez, Deuce/new york times 06/222008; 11/19/2017 The Nation on Vietnam torture;  11/15/2017 Operation Condor 1970s/Global Research11/11/2017 names section, brief inks broken down into categories 11/08/2017 brief links section started; 10/15/2017: CIA director info on who withheld info; organization/fleshing out articles CIA See also Senate/House Investigations   DOJ (Justice Department)     Whistleblowers     Presidents Books     intro      Brief Links      Links     Names     CIA Directors     CIA prisons Names CIA Directors  Brennan     Goss     Hayden     Morell     Panetta     Park     Pompeo    Petraeus Other CIA Agents or Heads of Key Departments   Kiriakou, John (whistleblower)     Martinez, Deuce     Rodriguez     Sousa Departments, Officials:   Office of Inspector General     Holder, Eric Names - Agents/Other:   Blair, Dennis      Craig, Gregory     Emanuel, Rahm          Preston, Stephen                  Rizzo      Victims:   Khaled El-Masri     Wesam Abdulrahman Ahmed al-Deemawi     Ibn al-Shaykh al-Libi     Abu Zubayda     Gul Rahman Fatima Bouchar     Muhammed al-Zery      Ahmed Agiza     Abu Omar     Abd al Rahim al Nashiri      Al-Zery Whistleblowers:   Kiriakou    Ruppert     Kleinman     Cloonan     Alexander     Shipp Psychiatrists, Mind Control:  James Mitchell    Bruce Jessen     Susan E. Brandon Locations - prisons, rendition sites:   Poland, Egypt, Afghanistan, Lithuania, Morocco, Poland, Romania, Thailand, Jordan, Syria Terms:  enhanced interrogation techniques     extraordinary rendition added 11/21/2017 New York Times: Inside a 9/11 Mastermind’s Interrogation By SCOTT SHANE JUNE 22, 2008 http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/22/washington/22ksm.html The two dozen current and former American and foreign intelligence officials interviewed for this article offered a tantalizing but incomplete description of the C.I.A. detention program. Most would speak of the highly classified program only on the condition of anonymity.Mr. Martinez declined to be interviewed; his role was described by colleagues. Gen. Michael V. Hayden, director of the C.I.A., and a lawyer representing Mr. Martinez asked that he not be named in this article, saying that the former interrogator believed that the use of his name would invade his privacy and might jeopardize his safety. The New York Times, noting that Mr. Martinez had never worked undercover and that others involved in the campaign against Al Qaeda have been named in news articles and books, declined the request. (An editors’ note on this issue has been posted on The Times’s Web site.)Using the numbers, and premises linked to them, Mr. Martinez and his colleagues sought to identify Abu Zubaydah’s most likely hide-outs. They could not reduce the list to fewer than 14 addresses in Lahore and Faisalabad, which they put under surveillance. At 2 a.m. on March 28, 2002, teams led by Pakistan’s Punjab Elite Force, with Americans waiting outside, hit the locations all at once.  One of the SWAT teams found Abu Zubaydah, protected by Syrian and Egyptian bodyguards, at a handsome house on Canal Road in Faisalabad. It held bomb-making equipment and a safe loaded with $100,000 in cash, according to a terrorism consultant briefed on the event. Photographs of the raid reviewed by The Times last month showed Abu Zubaydah, a cleanshaven 30-year-old Palestinian, shot three times during the raid, lying face down in the back of a Toyota pickup before he was taken to a hospital. At first, Abu Zubaydah fell in and out of consciousness, emerging occasionally to speak incoherently — once, evidently imagining himself in a restaurant, ordering a glass of red wine, a C.I.A. official said. The agency, desperate to keep him alive, flew in a Johns Hopkins Hospital surgeon to consult. Within a few days, Abu Zubaydah was flown to Thailand, to the first of the “black sites,” the agency’s interrogation facilities for major Qaeda figures.  Thailand, which had long faced Muslim insurgents in its south, became the first choice because C.I.A. officers had a very close relationship with their counterparts in Bangkok, according to one American intelligence official. At first, the official said, “they didn’t even tell the prime  minister.  Inside a ‘Black Site’: It was at the Thai jail, not far from Bangkok, that Mr. Martinez first tried his hand at interrogation on Abu Zubaydah, who refused to speak Arabic with his captors but spoke passable English. It was also there, as previously reported, that the C.I.A. would first try physical pressure to get information, including the near-drowning of waterboarding. The methods came from the military’s SERE training program, for Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape, which many of the C.I.A.’s paramilitary officers had themselves completed. A small version of SERE had long operated at the C.I.A.’s Virginia training site, known as The Farm. Senior Federal Bureau of Investigation officials thought such methods unnecessary and unwise. Their agents got Abu Zubaydah talking without the use of force, and he revealed the central role of Mr. Mohammed in the 9/11 plot. They correctly predicted that harsh methods would darken the reputation of the United States and complicate future prosecutions. Many C.I.A. officials, too, had their doubts, and the agency used contract employees with military experience for much of the work.  Some C.I.A. officers were torn, believing the harsh treatment could be effective. Some said that only later did they understand the political cost of embracing methods the country had long shunned. John C. Kiriakou, a former C.I.A. counterterrorism officer who was the first to question Abu Zubaydah, expressed such conflicted views when he spoke publicly to ABC News and other news organizations late last year. In a December interview with The Times, before being cautioned by the C.I.A. not to discuss classified matters, Mr. Kiriakou, who was not present for the waterboarding but read the resulting intelligence reports, said he had been told that Abu Zubaydah became compliant after 35 seconds of the water treatment.  “It was like flipping a switch,” Mr. Kiriakou said of the shift from resistance to cooperation. He said he thought such “desperate measures” were justified in the “desperate time” in 2002 when another attack seemed imminent. But on reflection, he said, he had concluded that waterboarding was torture and should not be permitted. “We Americans are better than that,” he said.With Abu Zubaydah’s case, the pattern was set. With a new prisoner, the interrogators, like Mr. Martinez, would open the questioning. In about two-thirds of cases, C.I.A. officials have said, no coercion was used.  If officers believed the prisoner was holding out, paramilitary officers who had undergone a crash course in the new techniques, but who generally knew little about Al Qaeda, would move in to manhandle the prisoner. Aware that they were on tenuous legal ground, agency officials at headquarters insisted on approving each new step — a night without sleep, a session of waterboarding, even a “belly slap” — in an exchange of encrypted messages. A doctor or medic was always on hand.The tough treatment would halt as soon as the prisoner expressed a desire to talk. Then the interrogator would be brought in. Interrogation became Mr. Martinez’s new forte, first with Abu Zubaydah; then with Ramzi bin al-Shibh, the Yemeni who was said to have been an intermediary between the 9/11 hijackers and Qaeda leaders, caught in September 2002; and then with Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, the Saudi accused of planning the bombing of the American destroyer Cole in 2000, who was caught in November 2002. Mr. bin al-Shibh quickly cooperated; Mr. Nashiri resisted and was subjected to waterboarding, intelligence officials have said. C.I.A superiors offered Mr. Martinez and some other analysts the chance to be “certified” in what the C.I.A. euphemistically called “enhanced interrogation methods.”Mr. Martinez declined, as did several other C.I.A. officers. He did not condemn the tough methods, colleagues said, but he was learning that his talents lay elsewhere. Another Suspect Is Seized The hunt for Khalid Shaikh Mohammed involved the entire American intelligence establishment, with its billion-dollar arrays of spy satellites and global eavesdropping net. But his capture came down to a simple text message sent from an informant who had slipped into the bathroom of a house in Rawalpindi, near the Pakistani capital, Islamabad. “I am with K.S.M.,” the message said, according to an intelligence officer briefed on the episode. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/22/washington/22ksm.html added 11/19/2017 https://www.thenation.com/article/secret-origins-cias-torture-program-and-forgotten-man-who-tried-expose-it/ The testimony came from Vietnam; the year was 1968; the witness was Anthony J. Russo, one of the first Americans to report on the systematic torture of enemy combatants by CIA operatives and other US agents in that long-gone war. The acts Russo described became commonplace in the news post-9/11 and he would prove to be an early example of what also became commonplace in our century: a whistleblower who found himself on the wrong side of the law and so was prosecuted for releasing the secret truth about the acts of our government….Ellsberg became a twentieth-century hero, applauded in print and film, his name nearly synonymous with the Pentagon Papers, but Russo, the young accomplice who goaded Ellsberg to go public, has been nearly forgotten. Yet he was, according to Ellsberg, the first person to document the systematic torture of enemy combatants in Vietnam. https://www.thenation.com/article/secret-origins-cias-torture-program-and-forgotten-man-who-tried-expose-it/ INTRODUCTION Start here: if it is disinfo, at least know what the disinfo is saying and doing Geoeng. Watch:   CIA Agent whistleblower risks all to expose the shadow government.  By Dave Wigington (08/23/2017) http://www.geoengineeringwatch.org/new-cia-agent-whistleblower-risks-all-to-expose-the-shadow-government/ Excerpt:  Kevin Shipp (author of "From The Company Of Shadows") was a decorated CIA officer who refused to look the other way in regard to government criminality and cover-up. At a very important public awareness event, held by GeoengineeringWatch.org in Northern California, on July 28th, 2017, Mr. Shipp presented a shocking and compelling presentation on numerous, horrific and ongoing government crimes. The total persecution of anyone who dares to tell the truth about rampant government tyranny is also fully exposed. The paradigm we have all known has been built on deception and the dark agendas of the global power structure. The courage Kevin Shipp has shown by doing his best to expose government criminality and tyranny serves as a stellar example to us all. http://www.geoengineeringwatch.org/new-cia-agent-whistleblower-risks-all-to-expose-the-shadow-government/ Truth Out http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/41353-former-cia-intelligence-analyst-says-whistleblowers-are-vital-to-a-transparent- democracy Melvin A. Goodman: I spent 24 years at the CIA as a Soviet analyst in the directorate of intelligence. I was not drawn to the agency by idealism, but by a fascination with the incredible repository of intelligence that is held within the entire community. I received an early introduction to this collection as a US Army cryptographer in the 1950s….My disillusionment with the CIA began in 1981 with the appointment of William Casey as CIA director. Casey was a neoconservative ideologue who distorted both the analytical and operational missions of the agency. His appointment of Robert Gates as deputy director for intelligence and then deputy director of the CIA provided Casey with an ideological filter to control the analytical production in a corrosive and corrupt fashion. Casey and Gates were personally responsible for such "fake news" as the linkage of the Soviet Union to the attempt to assassinate the pope in 1981, the role of the Soviet Union in international terrorism, and the growing military and economic strength of the Soviet Union.  From 1981 to 1986, I fought against the politicized intelligence of Casey and Gates, but finally gave in and became a professor of international security at the National War College. In 1991, I testified against the confirmation of Gates as CIA director, and -- for the first time -- provided Congress and the American public with rhyme and verse regarding the corruption of both Casey and Gates. http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/41353-former-cia-intelligence-analyst-says-whistleblowers-are-vital-to-a-transparent- democracy The Moral Issues Involved in Spying Olsen believes that U.S. intelligence officers need clearer moral guidelines to make correct, quick decisions. Significantly, he believes these guidelines should come from the American public, not from closed-door meetings inside the intelligence community….Revolutionary War officer Nathan Hale, one of America’s first spies, said, “Any kind of service necessary to the public good becomes honorable by being necessary.” A statue of Hale stands outside CIA headquarters, and the agency often cites his statement as one of its guiding principles. But who decides what is necessary for the public good, and is it really true that any kind of service is permissible for the public good? On Fair Play: The Moral Dilemmas of Spying  James M. Olsen, Former chief of CIA counterintelligence (2007) BRIEF LINKS - CIA ACLU https://www.acludc.org/en/cases/aclu-v-department-justice-bureau-prisons-foia https://www.aclu.org/other/documents-released-cia-and-justice-department-response-aclus-torture-foia Prisons/Black Sites, Interrogation, Torture - often includes DOJ Topics https://www.acludc.org/en/cases/aclu-v-department-justice-bureau-prisons-foia https://www.aclu.org/other/documents-released-cia-and-justice-department-response-aclus-torture-foia https://www.cbsnews.com/news/aclu-sues-justice-department-for-afghan-detention-site-docs/ http://www.cnn.com/2012/08/30/justice/no-cia-prosecutions/index.html http://www.cnn.com/2012/08/30/justice/no-cia-prosecutions/index.html https://www.globalresearch.ca/released-operation-condor-files-show-cia-torture-in-argentina/5562164 https://www.theguardian.com/world/2012/aug/31/us-cia-detainee-prison-deaths https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2012/aug/31/obama-justice-department-immunity-bush-cia-torturer https://www.hrw.org/report/2015/12/01/no-more-excuses/roadmap-justice-cia-torture https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/voices/20-extraordinary-facts-about-cia-extraordinary-rendition-and-secret-detention https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/reports/globalizing-torture-cia-secret-detention-and-extraordinary-rendition https://www.politico.com/story/2014/12/bill-clinton-cia-torture-113523 https://ideas.ted.com/a-brief-history-of-secret-prisons-in-the-united-states/ https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/former-cia-officer-sentenced-42-months-prison-leaking-classified-information-and-obstruction http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/americas/guantanamo/article132126204.html http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/04/justice-department-lets-cia-torture-suit-proceed.html https://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/10/us/politics/classified-report-on-the-cias-secret-prisons-is-caught-in-limbo.html http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/28/us/politics/28intel.html [2009 abuse puts CIA and DOJ at odds] http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/22/washington/22ksm.html https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/secrets-politics-and-torture/ http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?59218-CIA-secret-prisons-acknowledged-by-justice-department http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2012/04/george_w_bush_and_torture_america_s_highest_officials_are_ responsible_for_the_enhanced_interrogation_of_prisoners_.html https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/the-hidden-history-of-the-cias-prison-in- poland/2014/01/23/b77f6ea2-7c6f-11e3-95c6-0a7aa80874bc_story.html?utm_term=.5aa665940b04 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_site Mind Control, Psychiatrists http://pubrecord.org/torture/7730/obama-interrogation-official-linked/ Agents, Leaders, Whistleblowers https://news.vice.com/article/cia-sabrina-de-sousa-blames-hillary-clinton-extradition-to-italy http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/story?id=3978231  [Dec. 10, 2007 John Kiriakou] http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/41353-former-cia-intelligence-analyst-says-whistleblowers-are-vital-to-a-transparent- democracy http://www.geoengineeringwatch.org/new-cia-agent-whistleblower-risks-all-to-expose-the-shadow-government/ Drugs https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/top-medellin-cartel-drug-pilot-roger-reaves-releases-his-memoir-smuggler- 300299638.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kerry_Committee_report Etc http://beta.latimes.com/nation/la-na-17-intelligence-agencies-20170112-story.html Books Authors for whose books are listed below under titles Hickman, Joseph;  Kiriakou, John Kiriakou, John Olsen, James M. Schroen, Gary Thiessen, Marc Zegart, Amy Titles Courting Disaster: How the CIA Kept America Safe and How Barack Obama Is Inviting the Next Attack (2010) Marc Thiessen On Fair Play: The Moral Dilemmas of Spying (2007) James M. Olsen First In: An Insider's Account of How the CIA Spearheaded the War on Terror in Afghanistan  (2006) Gary Schroen Spying Blind: The CIA, the FBI, and the Origins of 9/11 (2007) Amy Zegart Reluctant Spy: My Secret Life in the CIA's War on Terror (2012) John Kiriakou   Doing Time Like A Spy: How the CIA Taught Me to Survive and Thrive in Prison John Kiriakou   The Convenient Terrorist: Two Whistleblowers' Stories of Torture, Terror, Secret Wars, and CIA Lies By Joseph Hickman, John Kiriakou Links History Matters Rockefeller https://history-matters.com/archive/church/rockcomm/html/Rockefeller_0030b.htm Carl Bernstein:  CIA and Media http://carlbernstein.com/magazine_cia_and_media.php NAMES Officials, Agencies Linked to CIA issues Blair, Dennis      Craig, Gregory     Emanuel, Rahm     Holder, Eric     Preston, Stephen     Blair, Dennis Dennis C. Blair, the director of national intelligence http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/28/us/politics/28intel.html Craig, Gregory White House Counsel http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/28/us/politics/28intel.html Emanuel, Rahm Rahm Emanuel, the White House chief of staff http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/28/us/politics/28intel.html Holder, Eric Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr  http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/28/us/politics/28intel.html Preston, Stephen C.I.A.’s top lawyer, Stephen W. Preston http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/28/us/politics/28intel.html    Agents or Heads of Key Departments Kiriakou  (see whistleblowers)       Rodriguez     Sousa Rodriguez, Jose Destruction of CIA Interrogation Tapes PBS http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/article/why-you-never-saw-the-cias-interrogation-tapes/ Excerpt from PBS:  hundreds of hours of videotaped “enhanced interrogations” of two Al Qaeda suspects in CIA detention, that included the use of techniques widely described as torture.  As FRONTLINE details in tonight’s new documentary, Secrets, Politics and Torture, those tapes would never see the light of day. Their destruction was ordered by Jose Rodriguez, then the CIA’s top operations office http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/article/why-you-never-saw-the-cias-interrogation-tapes/ https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/secrets-politics-and-torture/ Sousa https://news.vice.com/article/cia-sabrina-de-sousa-blames-hillary-clinton-extradition-to-italy A former CIA counterterrorism officer who is set to be extradited to Italy where she faces a four-year prison sentence in connection with the rendition of a suspected terrorist that took place in Milan in 2003 said Hillary Clinton is partially to blame for her ordeal.  Sabrina De Sousa, two-dozen other CIA officers, and an Air Force colonel were convicted in absentia in 2009 in Italy on kidnapping and other charges in connection with the abduction of Osama Mustapha Hassan Nasr, better known as Abu Omar, a radical Egyptian cleric whose fiery anti-American speeches in the immediate aftermath of 9/11 attracted the attention of the CIA. It was the first and only prosecution and conviction involving Americans connected to the CIA's highly controversial rendition, detention, and interrogation program and the fallout has ensnared two administrations. https://news.vice.com/article/cia-sabrina-de-sousa-blames-hillary-clinton-extradition-to-italy CIA Directors Brennan     Bush, Sr     Casey     Deutch    Goss     Hayden     Morell     Panetta     Park     Pompeo    Petraeus 2017 (01/23/2017 - present Donald Trump era) Mike Pompeo official CIA 2017  (01/20/2017 - 01/23/2017 Donald Trump era) Meroe Park 2013 - 2017  (03/08/2013 - 01/20/2017) CIA official)  John Brennan Youtube: Brennan CIA Director John Brennan before SIC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdhEn3CnuZo 2012 - 2013  (11/09/2012 - 03/08/2013) CIA Michael Morell  2011 - 2012 DCIA David Petraeus September 6, 2011 – November 9, 2012 2011 CIA Michael Morell Acting  July 1, 2011 – September 6, 2011 2009 - 2011 Leon Panetta February 13, 2009 – June 30, 2011 2006 -2009 Michael Hayden, CIA official May 30, 2006 – February 12, 2009      Bush/Obama era 2005 - 2006 Porter Goss April 21, 2005 – May 5, 2006 George W. Bush era List of Directors of the Central Intelligence Agency Pompeo (current - Trump), Goss, Hayden, Panetta, Morell, Petraeus, Morell, Brennan https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Director_of_the_Central_Intelligence_Agency The CIA's directors (George Tenet, Porter Goss and Michael Hayden) lied to members of the U.S. Congress, the White House and the Director of National Intelligence about the program’s effectiveness and the number of prisoners that the CIA held https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Senate_Intelligence_Committee_report_on_CIA_torture Prisons CIA and Non-CIA but Related Non-CIA Abu Ghraib Camp V, VI, prisons used to house detainees at Guantanamo Bay Al Jazeera:  Dark Prisoners CIA torture programme http:// www  aljazeera  com/indepth/features/2016/03/dark-prisoners-cia-torture-programme-160326051331796.html CIA dot gov our-first-line-of-defense-presidential-reflections-on-us-intelligence/Reagan https://www.cia.gov/library/center-for-the-study-of-intelligence/csi-publications/books-and-monographs/our-first-line-of- defense-presidential-reflections-on-us-intelligence/reagan.html Geoeng. Watch:   CIA Agent whistleblower risks all to expose the shadow government.  By Dave Wigington (08/23/2017) http://www.geoengineeringwatch.org/new-cia-agent-whistleblower-risks-all-to-expose-the-shadow-government/ Excerpt:  Kevin Shipp (author of "From The Company Of Shadows") was a decorated CIA officer who refused to look the other way in regard to government criminality and cover-up. At a very important public awareness event, held by GeoengineeringWatch.org in Northern California, on July 28th, 2017, Mr. Shipp presented a shocking and compelling presentation on numerous, horrific and ongoing government crimes. The total persecution of anyone who dares to tell the truth about rampant government tyranny is also fully exposed. The paradigm we have all known has been built on deception and the dark agendas of the global power structure. The courage Kevin Shipp has shown by doing his best to expose government criminality and tyranny serves as a stellar example to us all. http://www.geoengineeringwatch.org/new-cia-agent-whistleblower-risks-all-to-expose-the-shadow-government/ Huffingon Post: Tom Cotton: U.S. Should Be ‘Proud’ Of How It Treats Guantanamo Detainees. By Sam Levine (02/09/2015) https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/09/tom-cotton-guantanamo-bay_n_6649616.html Excerpt:  Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) on Monday said the U.S. should be “proud” of how it treats the “savages” it detains at the Guantanamo Bay military prison.  “Terrorists need no excuse to attack us here. They’ve shown that for decades and decades,” Cotton said on Fox News’ “The Kelly File.” “We should be proud for the way we treated these savages at Guantanamo Bay and the way our soldiers conduct themselves all around the world to include the people doing the very hard work at Guantanamo Bay.” Last year, a lawyer for one Guantanamo detainee said that videos of his client being force-fed were so disturbing that he had trouble sleeping after viewing them. Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, called for the closure of the facility last month, saying that it had created a “psychological scar.” A 2009 report by Amnesty International said detainees were subjected to incredibly harsh conditions, including sleep deprivation and force-feeding. https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/09/tom-cotton-guantanamo-bay_n_6649616.html Huffington Post:  CIA prisoners torture http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/cia-prisoners-torture_us_5718140ce4b0479c59d6f894 The Intercept: Draft executive order on secret CIA prisons signals a return to the darkness of the post 911 period (2017) https://theintercept.com/2017/01/25/draft-executive-order-on-secret-cia-prisons-signals-a-return-to-the-darkness-of-the- post-911-period/ Listverse: Secret CIA prisons you do not want to visit http://listverse.com/2016/02/10/10-secret-cia-prisons-you-do-not-want-to-visit/ NBC News:  Trump team eyes return black sites terror suspects https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/trump-team-eyes-return-black-sites-terror-suspects-n712106 New York Times:  CIA Detainee prisons https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/25/us/politics/cia-detainee-prisons.html?mcubz=0 NPR:  Camp V http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/09/08/493160929/guantanamos-camp-5-closes-as-detainee-population- shrinks Salon: Hell in Dark: Prison new forms of torture at CIA black site revealed (10/04/2016) https://www.salon.com/2016/10/04/hell-in-dark-prison-new-forms-of-torture-at-cia-black-site-revealed/ Science Covert CIA prison system http://science.howstuffworks.com/covert-cia-prison-system2.htm Vice:  After a Detainee Died at a Black Site, the CIA Blamed Training From the Federal Bureau of Prisons https://news.vice.com/article/gul-rahman-death-at-cia-black-site-prison-cobalt Washington Post:  What are black sites 6 key things to know https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2017/01/25/what-are-black-sites-6-key-things-to-know-about- the-cias-secret-prisons-overseas/ Wikipedia: Black Site https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_site Part of long 8 page summary of Timeline of CIA Detention and Interrogation Program September 11, 2001: Al Qaeda carries out terrorist attacks against the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. September 17, 2001: President Bush signs a classified covert action memorandum authorizing the CIA to detain terrorists. February 7, 2002: President Bush signs a memorandum stating that the Geneva Conventions do not apply to the global conflict with al Qaeda. March-April 2002: Abu Zubaydah is captured in Pakistan and transferred to CIA custody. He is interrogated jointly by FBI and CIA officers. June 2002: CIA officers place Abu Zubaydah in isolation for 47 days. The FBI never returns to the CIA interrogation site. August 1, 2002: The Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) issues two memoranda (one classified and one unclassified) concluding that the CIA’s proposed “enhanced interrogation techniques” did not violate the federal anti-torture statute. The classified memorandum addressed specific techniques, including waterboarding, for use on Abu Zubaydah. August 4-30, 2002: After a prolonged period of isolation, CIA interrogators subject Abu Zubaydah to near-constant coercive interrogation techniques, including the first application of waterboarding. September 2002: SSCI Chairman Bob Graham and Vice Chairman Richard Shelby are first briefed on the CIA interrogation program. (Later, Senators Pat Roberts and Jay Rockefeller are briefed when they become chairman and vice chairman.) November 2002: After being captured and detained by a foreign country, Abd alRahim al-Nashiri is transferred to CIA custody and transported to the same detention facility where Abu Zubaydah is located. Al-Nashiri is also subjected to 12/8/14 Page 2 of 8 the CIA’s coercive techniques, including waterboarding. (Interrogations during this period are videotaped.) November 2002: CIA detainee Gul Rahman dies while being held and interrogated by the CIA at a separate CIA detention facility from where Abu Zubaydah and alNashiri are held. December 28, 2002 – January 1, 2003: Al-Nashiri is threatened with a handgun and drill during a CIA interrogation. January 2003: The CIA Office of Inspector General begins a review of the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program. March 2003: Khalid Sheikh Muhammad is captured and transferred to a CIA detention site where he is subjected to the CIA’s coercive interrogation techniques, including 183 instances of waterboarding. July 2003: The CIA and some members of the National Security Council meet and reaffirmed the use of the CIA’s so-called enhanced interrogation techniques. September 16, 2003: The CIA first briefs the Secretaries of State and Defense on the CIA’s so-called enhanced interrogation techniques, according to CIA records. May 7, 2004: The CIA’s inspector general completes a review of the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program. June 2004: OLC withdraws its unclassified August 1, 2002, memorandum containing a legal analysis of the anti-torture statute. While the OLC begins to draft a new memorandum, the CIA continues to interrogate detainees in its custody. August-September 2004: OLC issues letters to the CIA advising that the use of the CIA’s so-called enhanced interrogation techniques against specific, named detainees does not violate the federal anti-torture statute. December 30, 2004: OLC issues a revised, unclassified memorandum that supersedes the withdrawn unclassified August 1, 2002 memorandum Operation Condor https://www.globalresearch.ca/released-operation-condor-files-show-cia-torture-in-argentina/5562164  
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