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The question lurking behind this satire is; if Wikileaks is in a position to crush ‘the Russians did it’ DNC bs, why haven’t they? Because Assange is more important than pulling the rug out from the morons in DC using the patent ‘hack’ bullshit to jack geopolitical rivalry and tensions with Russia, incredibly, dangerously high? Craig Murray needs to come clean –

Craig Murray
(& result of the moron-o-meter exam)

I’d perused the Wikispooks biography page on Craig Murray [1] and noticed a few things. Craig Murray insists he has lived…

“as a dissident where I have devoted my life to exposing, and trying to counter, the evil of the neo-conservative policy pursued by our political class at the behest of the corporations who fund them. I have suffered a huge loss in money, status and most of the other normal aspirations. But what I have gained is invaluable. I have respect and love, while Blair and Straw will forever be despised”

Well, Craig, as much as I despise the neoliberals Blair and Straw and their neoliberal policies, you certainly don’t have my respect and love. Notice the first symptom of a personality flaw: the cultural imperative where drive to wealth and status is a “normal aspiration.” I very much doubt Murray has preserved his original working class dialect for everyday use. In Britain, the first words out of one’s mouth typically identifies a person’s class affiliation.

Handicapped by upper class aspirations = minus one point.

Doesn’t know the difference between a neoconservative & a neoliberal = minus one point.

“Following publication of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s Report on the CIA’s Use of Torture in December 2014, Craig Murray said “Can I just say how pleasant it is to be vindicated ten years after being sacked by Jack Straw for opposing the torture and extraordinary rendition programme – which Blair and Straw claimed I was inventing.” In an audio interview on 12 December 2014, Craig Murray recounted his experience to Scottish journalist and broadcaster Derek Bateman examining the legacy of Labour in a week when revelations about state-sanctioned torture by the CIA under Bush/Cheney further threaten the reputation of the Blair government” -Wikispooks

…Murray’s ‘pleased to be vindicated’ based on a calculated whitewash report where CIA complicity in a far wider legacy of kidnapping to torture had been glossed over is hardly the stuff of playing hardball against the team of criminals. Murray should have done the math; 119 prisoners (the report’s numbers) renditioned to black sites versus eleven thousand identified renditions plane flights just doesn’t add up [2]

Sucked up an establishment produced, deliberate whitewash of CIA renditions = minus one point.

Murray believes in virgin birth, the tooth fairy and the patent nonsense World Trade Center Building 7 died of fright on 9/11, no matter thousands of professionals with understanding of steel & concrete structures conclude there was at least one, indisputable, professionally engineered building demolition at WTC on 9/11 [3]

“Craig Murray announced in 2010 that he would summarily remove any comments about 9/11 from his website, stating his own position that “I do not believe that the US government, or any of its agencies, were responsible for 9/11. It would just need too many people to be involved. Someone would have objected”” -Wikispooks

Cowardly aversion to ‘conspiracy theorist’ label = minus one point.

Murray is a professionally trained diplomat but not a spook. This is clear on more than one point (see a second point in his Wikileaks interactions) and this one goes to Murray’s rank fail on how spy agencies propagandize their own people with false intelligence reports when backstopping lies via a technique called “eyewash” [4], [5]

“Craig Murray has publicly supported the Al Jazeera documentary, “Lockerbie: What Really Happened?” which concluded that the Lockerbie bombing was ordered by Iran and carried out by the PFLP-GC, with help from Hezbollah, and if Libya had a role, it was secondary. Murray blogged that “The information on Lockerbie published in today’s Daily Mail from an Iranian defector, matches precisely what I was shown in a secret intelligence report in the FCO just around the time of the first Iraq war. It was decided that this would be kept under wraps because the West needed Iran and Syria’s quiescence in the attack on Iraq”” -Wikispooks

Yo, Craig, wake-up call, your Iranian defector likely took MI6 script matching your own case of eyewash (backstopped the lie you’d been fed), the Pan Am 103 bombing easily should be a reprise of the murder of Dag Hammarskjold, only in this case was Britain and South Africa’s intelligence services execution of Bernt Carlsson who’d been preparing prosecution of Her Majesty’s government yellow cake trafficking [6], [7]

Does Her Majesty a favor with an eyewash blind spot = minus one point

And finally we have Stickyleaks…

“I took half an hour out yesterday from building the Doune the Rabbit Hole site to take part in a worldwide broadcast in support of Julian Assange. You can see me here on YouTube from 3 hours and 43 minutes in, though you may prefer to watch Slavoj Zizek who is on just before me ❤️❤️❤️

“The fact that I could broadcast video to people all over the world from a beautiful but remote field in the shadow of the Trossachs, via a mobile phone connection, is an example of just why the state and corporate media can no longer dominate the narrative with their propaganda. That is the main subject of my brief talk” craigmurray.org.uk July 2018 [8]

Ok, so Craig Murray, who has all but admitted he met with Seth Rich in the DNC leaks case (probably to verify the authenticity of the mails prior to Wikileaks paying cash to Rich, not to be the conduit) and possibly (very likely) as a surveilled  high profile associate of Wikileaks got Rich identified as the DNC source, causing Rich to be assassinated (a trained spook uses a cut out to prevent just this sort of scenario)…

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“I know who leaked them. I’ve met the person who leaked them, and they are certainly not Russian and it’s an insider. It’s a leak, not a hack; the two are different things” -Craig Murray

…somehow doesn’t understand (cannot connect the dots) the fact Julian Assange was a critical gear in the intelligence agency (primarily CIA & MOSSAD) information operations responsible for the so-called ‘Arab Spring’ … leading to not only revolution and counter-revolution in Egypt but also the overthrow of Gaddafi and the Syrian ‘civil war.’ How does Craig Murray, when evangelizing with his perception of Assange as a hero, drive that square peg into the round hole of Wikileaks supported the intelligence agency geopolitical engineering called the Arab Spring? [9], [10], [11]

Failed basic espionage 101 by meeting directly with a Wikileaks source = minus one point

Doesn’t understand how organizations like Wikileaks serve intelligence agencies’ interests as in the case of the Arab Spring = minus one point

Narcissistic infatuation with Assange sans perspective, together with not interfered with in his electronic communications by intelligence agencies (allowed at youtube) because he’s actually not a threat as much as a manipulated stooge resulting in a limited hangout = minus one point:

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^ MI6 profile of Murray’s ‘intelligence’ maturity level

Minus eight points on a scale of zero to minus eight, the geopolitical moron-o-meter determines a result of profoundly retarded:

Geopolitical moron-o-meter:

^ Craig Murray’s result = profoundly retarded

 

[1] https://wikispooks.com/wiki/Craig_Murray

[2] https://ronaldthomaswest.com/2014/08/03/we-tortured-some-folks/

[3] https://ronaldthomaswest.com/2013/05/12/1617/

[4] https://wikispooks.com/wiki/Eyewash

[5] https://www.scu.edu/ethics/focus-areas/more/resources/repugnant-philosophy/

[6] https://www.iol.co.za/ios/behindthenews/pik-bothas-lockerbie-mystery-17617534

[7] https://www.globalresearch.ca/the-downing-of-flight-103-over-lockerbie-it-was-the-uranium/5364222?print=1

[8] https://www.craigmurray.org.uk/archives/2018/07/thoughts-inspired-by-julian-assange/

[9] https://ronaldthomaswest.com/2017/09/16/incompetent-espionage-wikileaks-iii/

[10] https://ronaldthomaswest.com/2013/04/17/wikileaks-spy-agencies/

[11] https://ronaldthomaswest.com/2017/01/08/agent-assange/

Marquis_de_Sade

Sapsuckers
Salved
Sadie’s
Sockets
on
Hawkin’s Day!

“Of all the writers and thinkers of the 18th century, Sade was among the few to gaze, without flinching, into the worst of human nature, in particular the capacity of inflicting want, pain and destruction upon others” -Geoffrey Roche

I take exception to two elements of the academic Roche’s statement.

In the first instance, it is the idea Sade had any equal as a French philosopher during his age. As much as I might appreciate Montaigne:

“The women are right in their way of breaking the rules, because men made them without asking women”

Or Voltaire:

“The history of the great events of this world are scarcely more than a history of crime”

Sade exceeds both; in his unvarnished, unflinching depiction of European cultural mentality and straightforward determination to unmask this necrotic social phenomena for what it is. The second instance I take exception to, is the descriptive term “human nature.” What Sade explored as a philosopher is NOT ‘human nature‘ but the underpinnings of a social and cultural cruelty specific to Europeans and their several progeny via colonialism. I am not aware of a larger ethnocentric bias (cultural narcissism) than European culture’s and that culture’s academics. That Europeans somehow believe their mentality and ability to perceive ‘human nature’ is in some sense exclusive is not the point of the essay on Sade; but pointing to this prejudice is helpful to understand how Sade fits in the  ‘pantheon’ of Western philosophy.

In short, Sade was the result of a convergence of circumstance; his father was a diplomat, as well, a debauched-orgy-engaged nobleman in the court of Louis XV. The younger Sade was educated in his early years by his uncle, a debauched-orgy-engaged abbot and then young Sade, a disciplinary problem, was turned over to the Jesuits to be educated further. Let’s put this into a bit of perspective:

^ From this (above) to Lycée Louis-le-Grand run by these people:

In other words; from the governing institution of France in all of its decadent, orgiastic splendor, to education at the institution responsible for producing a ruling class of people resulting in persons like Sade’s ‘uncle abbot’ who’d introduced him to orgies as a six year old. Immersed in sex already, the Jesuits introduced Sade to extreme violence with flogging for purpose of discipline. By the time de Sade was an adolescent, he’d been immersed in sex and violence, for years.

What makes de Sade interesting is not the cruelty he inspired people to explore more or less openly in subsequent generations, but the institutional cruelty he explored, fearlessly, and the institutional cruelty he consequently described, honestly. ‘Institutional’ is the key term here. He beat Linda Blair (‘The Exorcist’) by two hundred years with introducing the crucifix into sex acts in media, perhaps the most accurate metaphor for the institution of Christian civilization, ever.

De Sade was imprisoned for much of his life for that peculiar crime of exposing his culture’s hypocrisy. He openly practiced what is only allowed to be practiced behind closed doors; making him France’s greatest philosopher .. insofar as those speaking to the facts honestly.

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Perverts of Western Philosophy

The Satires

Part two of ‘How Dumb is the CIA’

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^ Meryl Streep plays Alfreda Bikowsky

Ok, so I read a Glenn Greenwald (with Peter Mass) article at the Intercept and my jaw dropped. I have known for quite some time the CIA is often stupid (how else could Ray McGovern be an analyst there for 27 years) but this article mentioned a case that topped the cake with some sort of artificial, chemical White cream puff stuff, passed off as ‘intelligence.’

So, a CIA officer, Alfreda Bikowsky, who was one of the agency cabal that prevented information sharing with the FBI on the cell the USA alleges was responsible for 9/11, was responsible for ongoing torture (for months) of an innocent man before they figured out the guy they’d nabbed didn’t even spell his name the same as the guy they were looking for. And, CIA analyst Alfreda Bikowsky took a personal interest in torture that produced false evidence, right down to being present as a witness:

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The screen shot from Wikipedia states Alfreda Bikowski was “so excited she flew at government expense to the black site where Mohammed was held so that she could personally watch him being waterboarded”

Right off, there are red flags aplenty indicating sub-par IQ, people who get off on torture are obviously pretty fucked up, with zero mentalities, but that’s only the beginning. Now we’ll have a look at where it goes beyond incomprehensively dumb, to outright dumfoundingly stupid. While Bikowski was getting off watching Kalid Sheikh Mohammed being water-boarded, here is the false intelligence that was not only elicited, because tortured people say whatever the torturer wants to hear, to get the torture stopped, but that the CIA actually attempted to follow up:

a single senior officer, who is still in a position of high authority over counterterrorism at the C.I.A.—a woman who he does not name—appears to have been a source of years’ worth of terrible judgment, with tragic consequences for the United States. Her story runs through the entire report. She dropped the ball when the C.I.A. was given information that might very well have prevented the 9/11 attacks; she gleefully participated in torture sessions afterward; she misinterpreted intelligence in such a way that it sent the C.I.A. on an absurd chase for Al Qaeda sleeper cells in Montana. And then she falsely told congressional overseers that the torture worked…

“…Somehow, the C.I.A. mistakenly believed that African-American Muslim terrorists were already in the United States. The intelligence officials evidently pressed K.S.M. so hard to confirm this, under such physical duress, that he eventually did, even though it was false—leading U.S. officials on a wild-goose chase for black Muslim Al Qaeda operatives in Montana”

Now, while chasing threads in this story, this is where my jaw drops. I happen to be from Montana, where most people only know of the existence of Blacks from television stereotype (ok, so this last statement is almost far-fetched.)

Montana. One million people. 0.6% Black. Zero-point-six-percent Black. Now, let me tell  you about those 0.6% or about 6,000 Black people in Montana (other census data gives 3,000.) The largest concentration of them are associated with the U.S. Air Force at Malstrom Air Force Base in Great Falls. They’re called dependents. The rest are scattered and isolated, likely from out of state, in the course of employment. There is essentially NO BLACK COMMUNITY in Montana. Missoula is a big town (Montana has no real ‘cities’) by Montana standards. Use google search .. ‘how many Blacks in Missoula’ .. the top hit-answer? “239”

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As well metropolitan Missoula has more Blacks than most Montana communities because it is a university town attracting out of state students and academics.

Now, of the ‘possible’ six thousand Blacks (the 3,000 figure is more likely) in all of Montana and its population of one million, how many are likely to be Muslim? 45 million Americans identify as Black. Of the 2.75 million Muslim Americans, it is estimated 632,000 (23%) are Black. Do the math. What are the chances of finding a Black Muslim in Montana’s zero-point-six-percent Black in a total one million population? Now, never mind the probability there are likely near negligible actionable al-Qaida sympathies in America’s Black Muslim community to begin with, if you could find a Black Muslim or maybe even two Black Muslims in Montana, by the CIA’s logic, they’d have to be al-Qaida because some Arab guy getting water-boarded, at a CIA ‘black site’ in Poland, said so.

Giving the CIA the most generous figure of 6,000 Blacks in Montana, together with using the government friendly PEW Research model of 9% of American Black Muslims harbor some sympathy towards al-Qaida…

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…based on 6,000 Blacks (3,000 being the more likely figure) in Montana, there’s a statistical probability of approximately 7 Black persons in Montana with al-Qaida sympathies. Bearing in mind statistical probabilities and actual probabilities are not the same thing because of social & demographic anomalies such as Black Muslims who might sympathize with al-Qaida having given the USA a black eye will not often translate into willingness to take action of their own initiative (we cannot know the percentage of Blacks with al-Qaida sympathies that would actually act on those sympathies, likely very few), as well the fact of 45 million American Blacks to draw Montana’s Black population from, the statistical probability of any Black Muslims in Montana’s possible 6,000 Blacks is quite low already, where there is no Black community per se. Here is how the simple (rounded off) statistical probabilities stack up:

Montana’s Black population: ………………  0.6%

Montana’s Black Muslim: …………………..  0.008%

Montana’s Black al-Qaida sympathetic: ….. 0.0007%

Now, if we were to take the statistical probability one step further, to the point of how many ‘Blacks sympathetic to al-Qaida’ in Montana would be willing to carry out an actual attack, we are reduced to searching out a single body part among Montana’s 3,000 Blacks (the more likely reality) or 0.0003% probable statistic for the purposes of this essay; consequently we must conclude it’d be more likely to die from a meteor strike than terrorism due to a Black al-Qaida cell amounting to no more than a single ‘black’ hand:

With 0.0003% statistical probability of a Black al-Qaida sympathetic population to back up what amounts to a near certain reality of ZERO Black Muslims with al-Qaida sympathies actually willing to carry out terror relating to Montana, here is my report:

I probably have met more Blacks in Montana than most. I know a 1/2 Indian/Black ‘cousin’ (Native American traditional kinship relation), a woman, married to a White in Great Falls, daughter of a Black Air Force serviceman. Two Cree language fluent Black kids, foster children of a medicine man, also in Great Falls. A handful of mixed race Blackfoot Indians descended from the days a Black cavalry regiment had been stationed on their reservation (into the 1930s.) And Renoir.

Renoir was the lone Black living in Helena, Montana, in the 1980s. He spent time at the No Sweat Cafe, where once he’d been attempting to seduce a hot lesbian waitress. I was watching this, together with a Blackfoot acquaintance, and we were making a few observations in his indigenous language, so as to be discreet:

The Blackfoot: “What’s the ‘Black White Man’ think he’s going to accomplish?” (Black White Man is how ‘Black man’ translates)

Myself: “Perhaps he’ll discover his ‘White sugar’ is dangerous”

The Blackfoot: “Ah” (I see)

Myself to Renoir: “Saakks” (literally ‘you missed’ as in mistook your target)

Renoir: “What?” (he looks confused and turns to look at the waitress, as though she would understand Blackfoot language)

Hot lesbian waitress: “Couple of half-breeds” (dismissive, inaccurately referring to myself and the Blackfoot, as though that explains things)

The Blackfoot: Places his face in his palm and shakes his head

I doubt I’d ever seen ten real Blacks in Montana over the course of most of my life and I’ve just handed you all of my intelligence on the matter.

Ok, so there’s one more note-worthy item; it was during the Arab oil embargo I’d first left the northwest of Montana and traveled to Helena as a young man, this was in 1974 and I’d flown in by plane. As the plane made it’s approach over the city (of about 30,000 in those days), I happened to see the minaret that stands at the city center and it hit me…

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…’the Saudis already own us.’ As it happens, and I shortly after discovered, this was Helena’s Civic Center with construction sponsored by a Montana chapter of Shriners International, a children’s charity mostly famous for driving miniature cars in parades (Montana’s style is opposite-outsized) having nothing to do with contemporary Islam:

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^ Montana’s newest terror suspects

Based on the Helena Civic Center architecture, the CIA most certainly has demanded the FBI investigate the Montana Shriners as an Islamic charity front for terrorism. No wonder the CIA became convinced Montana is populated with Black al-Qaida cells; Alfreda Bikowsky must’ve flown into Montana’s capital by plane (and noticed Renoir.) The end result? The  CIA had steadily PROMOTED Bikowsky towards the top of the agency food chain:

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“The CIA’s “Torture Queen” is identified as Audrey Tomason in this photograph. However, as seen from her high school year book, it is actually Alfreda Frances Bikowsky Silverstein” –Wayne Madsen

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stupid |ˈst(y)o͞opid|
adjective (stupider, stupidest)
1) lacking intelligence or common sense: Renoir was too stupid to understand he was hitting on a lesbian.
2) dazed and unable to think clearly: Paranoia wrecked Alfreda’s brain, rendering her permanently stupid.

Afterthought: If it’d been someone other than Bikowsky in charge of the Bin-Ladin desk at the CIA’s ‘global jihad’ unit, maybe it wouldn’t have taken nearly so long as the ten years it took to track him down… in fact Seymour Hersch reports the CIA was never able to track down Bin Ladin, actually a Pakistani intelligence officer gave Bin Ladin’s location up for the $25 million reward (in a case that amounts to CIA ‘Ghost Busters’.)

But Seymour Hersh swallowed a baited hook. His detailing of the many lies involved with the Bin Ladin raid had missed the biggest lie of all:

It would seem Bikowski had been set up by her own superiors to chase down a man dead for a decade by the time of his reported death in 2011 (with the last reliable reporting from 2001 indicating Bin Ladin required regular dialysis – imagine a man with a prognosis of two years to live, maximum, hauling his dialysis machine around the Hindu Kush on mules), to keep Bin Ladin and his myth alive. It would be no wonder Bikowski was set up to hunt for a dead man, anyone dumb enough to search for Black Al Qaida in Montana would be perfect –

Related: Facile Haspel on Mike Pompeo’s replacement at CIA

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How Dumb is the CIA (all episodes)

Further (serious) reading:

http://cryptocomb.org/?p=338

http://www.boilingfrogspost.com/2011/09/21/bfp-breaking-news-confirmed-identity-of-the-cia-official-behind-911-rendition-torture-cases-is-revealed/

http://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=redheaded_cia_manager_1

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2001/nov/01/afghanistan.terrorism

Related at this site:

Bin Ladin & The Fourth Estate

“We Tortured Some Folks”

The Satires

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A former Special Forces Sergeant of Operations and Intelligence, Ronald Thomas West is a retired paralegal/investigator (living in exile) whose work focus had been anti-corruption and human rights. Ronald is published in International Law as a layman (The Mueller-Wilson Report, co-authored with Dr Mark D Cole) and has been adjunct professor of American Constitutional Law at Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany (for English credit, summer semester 2008.) Ronald’s formal educational background is primarily social psychology. His therapeutic device is satire –

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Brought to you by the free speech clown:

Oho! said the pot to the kettle;
You are dirty and ugly and black!
Sure no one would think you were metal,
Except when you’re given a crack!

Not so! said the kettle to the pot;
Tis your own dirty image you see;
For I am so clean – without blemish or blot –
That your blackness is mirrored in me!

-Maxwell’s Elementary Grammar

So, Obama admits “we tortured some folks” referring to Diane Feinstein’s Senate committee (in a recent spat with John Brennan’s CIA) will be releasing (a much redacted) report on ‘black site’ jails. So, what is wrong with this picture?

1) This a classic case of softening the narrative.

Firstly, Brennan had been up to his armpits (thank you Glenn Greenwald, for this 2008 article) in the Bush torture program, keeping in mind the mentioned Senate report had been completed prior to Feinstein voting to confirm John Brennan to Director of CIA:

MARGARET WARNER: “So is it — are you saying both in two ways — both in getting terrorists off the streets and also in the interrogation?

JOHN BRENNAN:Yes. The rendition is the practice or the process of rendering somebody from one place to another place. It is moving them and the U.S. Government will frequently facilitate that movement from one country to another. . . .

“Also I think it’s rather arrogant to think we’re the only country that respects human rights. I think that we have a lot of assurances from these countries that we hand over terrorists to that they will, in fact, respect human rights”

How absolutely unwise of Brennan to use the Egypt example (keep reading) in the cause of renditions he supports, because his CIA proxy interrogator (torture darling) in Egypt at the time was Omar Sulieman:

“Shortly after 9/11, Australian citizen, Mamdouh Habib, was captured by Pakistani security forces and, under US pressure, tortured by Pakistanis. He was then rendered (with an Australian diplomats watching) by CIA operatives to Egypt, a not uncommon practice. In Egypt, Habib merited Suleiman’s personal attention. As related by Richard Neville, based on Habib’s memoir:

Habib was interrogated by the country’s Intelligence Director, General Omar Suleiman…. Suleiman took a personal interest in anyone suspected of links with Al Qaeda. As Habib had visited Afghanistan shortly before 9/11, he was under suspicion. Habib was repeatedly zapped with high-voltage electricity, immersed in water up to his nostrils, beaten, his fingers were broken and he was hung from metal hooks.

“That treatment wasn’t enough for Suleiman, so:

To loosen Habib’s tongue, Suleiman ordered a guard to murder a gruesomely shackled Turkistan prisoner in front of Habib – and he did, with a vicious karate kick.

“After Suleiman’s men extracted Habib’s confession, he was transferred back to US custody, where he eventually was imprisoned at Guantanamo. His “confession” was then used as evidence in his Guantanamo trial”

Yeah, this is the guy [Brennan] who supports rendering to torture (with a wink and a nod called human rights ‘assurances’ by Brennan) Feinstein then voted to confirm as Director of CIA, the same CIA that she’d recently been in a spat with over release of a torture report compiled and completed by her own committee prior to her vote confirming Brennan.

Softening the narrative means (without saying) ‘we’ did not torture Mamdouh Habib, the Egyptians did.’ Obviously this case will not be in a report about CIA ‘black site’ jails because Omar Suliman’s medieval dungeon was not run by the CIA and limited to stress positions, beatings, wall slamming, water-boarding, loud music and sleep deprivation. We merely delivered the material to Sulieman so he could deliver the product; ‘evidence’ for Guantanamo trials.

And when Brennan went on (in the previously linked, at paragraph 3, Greenwald article) to state:

“And there are different ways to gain those assurances. But also let’s say an individual goes to Egypt because they’re an Egyptian citizen and the Egyptians then have a longer history in terms of dealing with them, and they have family members and others that they can bring in, in fact, to be part of the whole interrogation process”

Do you suppose Brennan’s cynically referring to this statement in a Human Rights Watch report?

“…[Egyptian] techniques include threats to inflict torture or sexual abuse on detainees’ female family members, including wives, threats to arrest family members, exposure to screams…’

John Brennan is the very same man Obama has met with on ‘kill list Tuesdays’ for years and they decide together who will be subjected to extra-judicial assassinations. Sort of like the Christmas song lyrics ‘he knows when you are sleeping, he knows when you’re awake, he knows if you’ve been bad or good, so be good for goodness sake.’ That’s what happens when you don’t put evidence in front of a competent court, a value judgment. Only now it’s beyond torture, it’s about killing people.

Who did Feinstein vote to confirm to the Federal Appeals court? David Barron, author of Obama’s ‘murder is legal’ theory. Nothing quite like putting people complicit in your crimes on the courts but that is what Obama has done with the generous support of Senator Feinstein:

“The most troubling issue in David Barron’s record is his role as the author of the legal opinion that justified what is rather coldly referred to as “extrajudicial killing” by the United States federal government. Put more plainly, David Barron concocted a legal justification for President Barack Obama, so that the President could order the U.S. military to execute American citizens, because of suspicion of criminal behavior, without any trial or due process”

Recalling Bush had nominated ‘torture is legal’ Jay Bybee to the Federal bench, let’s go to the thought Senator Feinstein never encountered a 1st, 4th or 5th Amendment FISA violation she did not like, until it was the CIA spying on her committee staff. Then, Feinstein changed the label, in her case these violations are not ok because they are suddenly ‘separation of powers’ violations. The clear indication, based on her record is, violations of the American peoples’ rights are ok, just don’t violate the rights of Feinstein. Reinforcing this would be, Feinstein voted to confirm Valerie Caproni as a federal judge; the very same woman [Caproni] who’d when the FISA Court had rejected a surveillance request, had gone ahead and authorized her FBI agents to target the victim regardless. In all, over the courts first thirty three years, the FISA court had granted 33,942 warrants, with only 11 denials. Let’s make that a de facto 10 denials, recalling the Bush FBI lawyer Caproni nominated to be a federal judge by Obama, with Feinstein voting in favor.

Softening the narrative is solely what’s happening with the ‘we tortured some folks’ confession of Obama, who has never brought a single prosecution, rather appointing, with the staunch support of Feinstein, the complicit criminals to power, Brennan to Director of CIA, as well Barron and Caproni to become Federal judges. The facts surrounding CIA delivering Mamdouh Habib to Omar Sulieman’s dungeon will not be delved into, nor will what must be the many cases more of delivering renditioned ‘detainees’ to 3rd party torture along the lines of slicing Binyam Mohamed’s penis and testicles:

“torture that included slicing his genitals with a scalpel after being rendered to foreign interrogators”

Nor will Brennan, Barron, Bybee or Caproni be prosecuted. Oh, and lest we forget, the few unredacted CIA ‘black site’ details that emerge will absolutely pale when compared to General Petraeus complicity in CIA ‘dirty wars’ style torture camps and death squads documented by the Guardian, and altogether ignored by Feinstein’s torture committee:

That’s your ‘hope and change’ folks. It’s called softening the narrative, a psychological ploy intended to assuage public sentiment with a minimal admission of crimes past, in midst of ongoing crimes spree .. all the while packing the federal judiciary with personalities complicit in the crimes, as well, consider this following (10 December 2014 update)

“119” renditioned ‘black site’ prisoners (the number given in the now released report) certainly can’t be squared with 11,000 (eleven thousand) flights by planes known to have flown CIA renditions, Feinstein’s ‘torture report’ is not credible because the disparity in the math is too great:

Reorganizing Murder Inc

Leopards don’t shed their spots, folks. What’s being covered-up prima facie is, a whole lot of ‘disappeared’ people along the lines of the South American juntas during the CIA’s Latin America ‘dirty wars’

Related: Square Pegs in Round Holes How the renditions math doesn’t add up

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A Sociopaths & Democracy project

This is about the book, not the film. The film sells the book out and is essentially worthless melodrama

Jeremy Scahill’s “Dirty Wars” is investigative journalism better described as a counter-intelligence opus; revealing the nature of a fascist state that is growing like a mushroom in the dark. I have only one criticism of the book, that is the apparent acceptance of the official 9/11 narrative overlooking un-refutable evidence we have not been provided anything close to an accurate picture of 11 September 2001. Setting aside this single aspect, ‘Dirty Wars’ is a treasure trove of information the Obama administration never wanted you to know.

The most compelling aspect of Scahill’s work is what too many (to count) intelligence professionals (includes your’s truly) have been saying for years. The war on terror generates the very terror it purports to fight. One of Scahill’s intelligence informants compares the war on terror to “a self-licking ice cream cone” in a circumstance where those who lead the so-called ‘war on terror’ are those who most profit from it, whether corporate mercenaries harvesting the money involved, or criminals reaping fear-mongering political capital to be promoted within the military power structures or the halls of Washington DC.

If the so-called ‘war on terror’ as a self generating phenomena is the most compelling aspect, perhaps the most disturbing aspect is the strong indicators of a ‘war on Islam’ in the integrated story of how Anwar al-Awlaki was driven by the USA’s security services, via years of apparent baseless and extreme harassment, from a moderate Muslim preacher who’d condemned the 9/11 attacks, into a radicalized Imam preaching against the USA. The only evidence we have of why his 16 years old son, a natural born American citizen, was killed in a separate drone strike appears to be because of who his father was. This aspect of ‘Dirty Wars’ raises the specter of literally ‘crusading’ ideologue elements integrated to the American apparatus of state security at the highest levels. Scahill does not name the ‘war on terror’ as a ‘war on Islam’ but the story has all of the elements. In this aspect, information developed separately by the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, when juxtaposed to the information developed in ‘Dirty Wars’ supports the idea of a ‘war on Islam’ as a de facto reality, despite any assurances by Obama he has set out to repair relations with the Islamic world. This BS needs met head on by any and all of those who would see the value in preventing the USA’s aggressions devolving into a war of civilizations.

A followup point developed is, how easily and completely Obama lies to the American people (and the world) about his out of control murder (color of law targeted killings) program engineered by what one must conclude can only be psychopath killers (Obama favorite Admiral William McRaven, example given.) The result? Our constitution and rule of law trashed and immense damage to the American reputation both generally and particularly in relation to international law.

You can order ‘Dirty Wars’ at amazon HERE

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Following on the Council of Europe investigative report on the Bush/Cheney renditions, a new research has been conducted at universities in Britain. Eleven thousand  (11,000) CIA flights have been tied to likely kidnap, torture, illegal ‘black site’ detentions, and I will additionally surmise (permanent) ‘disappearances.’ A website has recently been put up detailing the project:

The Rendition Project

The original Council of Europe report may be read HERE

RB

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To watch the documentary, click on play and then click again to see it at youtube (redirected) or, use this link to watch at ‘The Guardian’ website

‘Dirty Wars’ veteran James Steele brought out of retirement to run torture centers in Iraq under the command of General Patraeus. Also ties to death squads (full documentary.) A must watch for those who 1) want to know and 2) those who do not believe mainstream USA media is censored. This story has been very much ‘not in the news’ in the USA

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