Alex Constantine - February 7, 2010
The CIA is seen in this candid photo defending our precious freedoms and placing agents' lives on the line with fail-safe special interrogation techniques that "work," are no more serious than a "fraternity hazing," and - sans permanent, possibly terminal damage to internal organs - "do not constitute torture." Special interrogation, as executed by Americans with values, is not a violation of human rights because the victims are foreigners with brown skin who could be guilty of something. Raping children in front of their parents is another ethical approach to the questioning of suspected Middle-Eastern terrorists, who only understand violence because they do not have the wisdom to embrace Christianity, like Judge Roy Moore, Liz Cheney or Son-of-Sam. - AC
By: Jacob Freeze
FireDogLake | February 6, 2010
From the Guardian …
The American-born son of former Liberian dictator Charles Taylor has been ordered to pay more than £14m in compensation to five people tortured during the West African country’s civil war.
A judge in the US made the order a year after the same Miami court sentenced Charles McArthur Emmanuel Taylor, known as Chuckie, to 97 years in prison for his role in one of Africa’s bloodiest chapters; he was the first person to be convicted by a federal court of committing offences outside the US.
The 32-year-old led the notorious Anti-Terrorist Unit, a band of pro-government paramilitaries nicknamed the Demon Forces who carried out murder and torture during his father’s presidency from 1997 to 2003.
Witnesses at his criminal trial in 2008 spoke of hearing him laugh as prisoners were abused and how the Anti-Terrorist Unit "did things like beating people to death, burying them alive, rape – the most horrible kind of war crimes".
A spokesman for United States immigration and customs enforcement said that it was a "clear message the US would not be a safe haven for human rights violators." ...