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That is the question.... Unless you live under a rock you have probably heard of the now infamous C.I.A. torture report. Join the RRR crew as we dive into the gritty details of the report. And all aspects of the issue, blowback, public reactions, was it right, did it even work? Many questions remain. Feel free to join the convo and have your voice heard....."I fear you speak upon the rack where men enforced do speak anything" W.S. 1598 ......................Viva la Revolution!
I will discuss the recent torture report released by the US Senate in light of thr history of the CIA throughout my lifetime. Just like the economy, the CIA goes in cycles.I will give a brief description of my first hand experience with spying and its victims.
With the release of the report on CIA torture of prisoners of war - terrorists having been declared prisoners of war by our government under King George II of America - we are faced with the truth that our immediate past President and Vice President were and are war criminals. While there are, as some pundits have pointed out, statutes of limitations on war crimes in American law, there are not in international law. What will we do about this? Will we sit back and say that these things were necessary to protect our freedom? Will those of us claiming to be people of faith and spirituality simply look the other way, substituting our country and national interests for the God of our understanding? Or will we stand up and call for an end to these practices and an end to our government being accessories after the fact by failing to turn Bush, Cheney, et. al. over to International Justice? As people of faith, can we tolerate this behavior on the part of our government?
Time permitting, we will look at the much more pedestrian issue of Time magazine actually considering making NFL Comissioner Roger Goodell its person of the year. Even allowing that Time's person of the year may have influenced the news for better or worse, is this bumbling idiot the kind of person we believe is all that important>
The lies of big brother get bigger. Tonite we discuss the recent revelations of the CIA about their brazen admission of guilt in terms of the use of torture, but as usual like all Big Brother organizations, they justify it using typical "Orwellian Newspeak."
Tonight Splash talks about well Torture and the IRS ..... and you know I will touch on the Fair Tax. Is it what the US really needs? What would it do for the individuals, businesses and the economy as a whole?
We got to Hillary last night We will get to Liz Warren tonight.
We will also get to all the push back on the Senate Torture Report that we didn't get to last night: Hayden, Brennan and the rest of the spy world
We didn't have enough time for Gruber last night .... maybe we will get to him, although he just doesn't sem that significant anymore. Maybe we are really all just a bunch of grubers.
All this and more on tonight's show. Tune in! Call in! Be there!
LET THE "TORTURE" BEGIN ----> (OF THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION, THAT IS!)
CIA USED TORTURE AFTER 911. BOO HOO.
OBAMA I’M WITH JOSE. ALL IS FAIR IN LOVE AND WAR.
SCENE 1- THE PERSON YOU LOVE THE MOST IS IN THE HANDS OF A MOSLEM TERRORIST. BURIED IN A PLASTIC BAG WITH FIVE MINUTES OF AIR LEFT. SITTING ACROSS FROM YOU IS THE MOSLEM WHO KNOWS WHERE YOUR LOVED ONE IS. TWO MINUTES AWAY. YOU HAVE A PISTOL. SITTING NEXT TO THE LAUGHING TERRORIST IS HIS COMMUNIST FOUNDED ACLU LAWYER WITH A STACK OF RIGHTS HE INTENDS TO READ.. MY QUESTION IS:
AFTER YOU SHOOT THE LAWYER WHAT DO YOU DO NEXT?
THREE AND A HALF MINUTES LEFT.
911 WE FORGET NUTTIN.
Father, if I participated in an abortion, would I need to confess this? The answer was yes.
Father, if I utilized Artificial Birth Control, would I need to confess this? The answer was yes.
Father, if I was under orders to interrogate a Prisoner of War using sleep deprivation, isolation, and or waterboarding, would I need to confess this? The answer is no. Unless there was an abuse that clearly the Bishops intent would be torture.
From my article, The Catholic Defender: The Torture Debate, I presented the following:
“On the issue of sleep deprivation, what the Bishops considered torture was the prolonged interrogation without sleep that could run 180 hrs with limited breaks, little food and drink. That would constitute as torture. But sleep deprivation in itself was not torture, it is the obvious abuse of it.”
“On the question of isolation, using a hood or placing a Prisoner in isolation was not torture, but again it would be the abuse of placing a Detainee in darkness for days and weeks without interaction, without opportunity to exercise, without food or water would constitute as torture.”
“The big one that people seem to base most of their argument on is water boarding. Water boarding does not cause “SEVERE” pain or suffering, but admittedly, it is not a pleasant experience. It creates the reflex of drowning. The USCCB has not made any of these issues classified as torture. Of course these can be torture, especially when used by our enemies.
I know you're workin' for the CIA - They wouldn't have you in the Ma-fi-a (from Why Can’t We be Friends,by WAR; 1974/75)
The CIA has been exposed, and the principals are scurrying for position.
Senator Diane Feinstein, Chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee released this week, the very controversial CIA Report, which provided graphic detail of torture (AKA enhanced interrogation techniques) of suspected conspirators of the 9/11 attacks, in 2001.
Whatever altruism she may possess, it does seem somewhat, she decided to take a major parting shot at the GOP, as her leadership tenure and that of the Senate Democrats, comes to an end. .
Barack Obama and John McCain, took strong positions against torture, while Dick Cheney and the present Director of the CIA, defined the tactics, arguing that the information extracted, prevented further attacks, thus, saving American lives.
While this report is perhaps the highest level of transparency ever, of the Agency, one has to wonder, what information was left out?
Frankly, not only does this open up for a discussion of information-extraction tactics, but the larger issue of the CIA itself, in its historic role in American and world politics, in Africa, for example.
This should be a most provocative discussion on Critical Discourse.
So, tune in this Saturday, at 6 AM, and tell your friends!