RIGHT THAT'S IT. THE GLOVES ARE OFF! FROM NOW ON, I'M JUST GOING
TO SAY WHAT I THINK!
Wednesday, 10 November 2010
SO YOU THINK THE SECURITY SERVICES IN THE WEST ARE ACCOUNTABLE?
No charges will be filed against the CIA's former top clandestine officer or anyone else in the destruction of CIA videotapes of harsh interrogations of suspected terrorists, the US Justice Department has announced.
Rodriguez, the CIA's former top clandestine officer won't be charged in the destruction of CIA VIdeotapes of interrogations of suspected terrorists
The CIA destroyed its cache of 92 videos of two al-Qaeda operatives, Abu Zubaydah and Abd al-Nashiri, being waterboarded in 2005.
Jose Rodriguez, formerly the agency's top clandestine officer, worried the tapes would be devastating to the CIA if they ever surfaced. He approved the destruction of the tapes. The decision fitted a pattern followed by the Barack Obama administration of not pursuing officials serving under George W Bush who pursued the harsher elements of the anti-terror campaign.
Now I don't know if the two gentlemen above were terrorists or not but even if they were, when we torture suspects we bring ourselves down to their level. If this had been Chechnians in Russia being tortured by the KGB, we in the West would have been taking the moral high ground and complaining to the United Nations, for all the good they do. We would be better letting other countries deal with their own problems, instead of jetting off to China, like Cameron and lecturing them on their 'human rights' record. I nearly went tonight with a post about a American paper I was reading where the journalist was complaining about human rights in Iran, whilst at the same time citing Israel and anti-semitism. And the Palestinians....? And how will invading Iran, as we will, and nicking their oil help their human rights? Oh you mean because most of them will be dead!
The truth is that we don't have the freedoms we think we have and I'm sure there are a lot of cases in the courts are stitch ups, to teach us poor ignorant masses to heed the instructions of our masters