TV News LIES

Sunday, Jun 16th

Last update06:39:22 AM GMT

You are here News Military CIA's torture experts now use their skills in secret drones program

CIA's torture experts now use their skills in secret drones program

E-mail Print PDF

CIA droneThe controversy over the CIA’s secret drone program has gone from bad to worse this week. We now know that many of those running it are the same people who headed the CIA’s torture program, the spy agency can bomb people unilaterally without the president’s explicit approval and that the government is keeping the entire program classified explicitly to prevent a federal court from ruling it illegal. And worst of all, Congress is perfectly fine with it.

The New York Times reported on Sunday that many of those in charge of the CIA’s torture program – the same people whose names were explicitly redacted from the Senate’s torture report in order to avert accountability – “have ascended to the agency’s powerful senior ranks” and now run the CIA drone program under the agency’s Counterterrorism Center. Rather than being fired and prosecuted, they have been rewarded with promotions.

The longtime Counterrorism Center chief who just stepped down, Michael D’Andrea, was previously in charge of the notorious CIA prison known as the Salt Pit, where prisoners were regularly tortured and some died. His replacement, Chris Wood, was also “central to the interrogation program”, according to the Times.

The only reason we know D’Andrea and Wood’s names is because the New York Times’ executive editor Dean Baquet commendably decided to publish them – unlike the many newspapers who refused to for virtually no other reason except for the fact that the CIA asked them not to. As Baquet put it to the Huffington Post: “It would have been weird to not name the guys who run it. They’re not undercover. They’re not unknown. They’re sort of widely known.”

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


U.S. Confronts Failures as Terrorism Spreads in West Africa

US anti-terrorism assistance failedIn the shadow of the 9/11 attacks, the United States rushed troops and military aid to...

US navy admiral arrested for alleged bribery scheme with training company

US Admiral charged with bribery A retired four-star admiral who was once the US navy’s second-highest-ranking officer was arrested on Friday...

U.S. Army officer resigns in protest over U.S. support for Israel

Major Harrison Mann resigns over Israel policyMaj. Harrison Mann, a Jewish American working for the Defense Intelligence Agency, has resigned from the...

Pilot hospitalized after military plane crashes near Albuquerque airport

Pilot opn hospital after plane crashA military aircraft crashed near New Mexico’s Albuquerque International Sunport Tuesday afternoon, leaving the pilot hospitalized...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!