Report Reveals CIA Conducted Mock Executions


Posted by Audiegrl
A long-suppressed report by the Central Intelligence Agency’s inspector general to be released next week reveals that CIA interrogators staged mock executions as part of the agency’s post-9/11 program to detain and question terror suspects.

According to two sources—one who has read a draft of the paper and one who was briefed on it—the report describes how one detainee, suspected USS Cole bomber Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, was threatened with a gun and a power drill during the course of CIA interrogation. According to the sources, who like others quoted in this article asked not to be named while discussing sensitive information, Nashiri’s interrogators brandished the gun in an effort to convince him that he was going to be shot. Interrogators also turned on a power drill and held it near him. “The purpose was to scare him into giving [information] up,” said one of the sources. A federal law banning the use of torture expressly forbids threatening a detainee with “imminent death.”

Read the explosive article by Newsweek’s Mark Hosenball and Michael Isikoff here.

****Breaking News from The Rachel Maddow Show:  As soon as Monday, the Obama Administration will be releasing the CIA report on Torture.  Part of that report will cover the information that is included in the Newsweek post above.

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5 responses to “Report Reveals CIA Conducted Mock Executions

  1. My question is: what now? Release the documents and?? Without consequences the deeds will be given retroactive approval.

  2. audiegrl

    That’s the problem. I keep hearing talk of Att. Gen. Eric Holder doing something about this, but have not heard any substantive plans. It amazes me when I hear Republicans screaming ‘I want my country back”. Where were they while Bush and his criminals were stomping the constitution? Essentially running a dictatorship for 8 years. I truly hope that our new Attorney General does something about this.

  3. audiegrl

    ****Breaking News from The Rachel Maddow Show: As soon as Monday, the Obama Administration will be releasing the CIA report on Torture. Part of that report will cover the information that is included in the Newsweek post above.

  4. Audiegrl

    Buellboy wants her to have to debate the monkey, instead of Jon Stewart 😉 Maybe she would have faired better

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