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Tillerson to Be Replaced by Pompeo, New CIA Director to Be Overseer of Criminal Torture and Rendition (Updated)

Well now we hear that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has been given the heave-ho, and will be replaced by CIA head goon Mike Pompeo, who used to be a conservative congressman and is now just a national security state hack. I emphasize, he used to be “conservative.”

At CIA, Trump wants Pompeo to be replaced by the CIA’s deputy director Gina Haspel, who has been with the CIA for over 30 years, i.e. a lifelong hack and lifelong parasite. Haspel was in charge of criminal torture and rendition inflicted on suspects by the CIA overseas. She’s also allegedly a cover-upper, according to Edward Snowden, who asserts that Haspel’s “name was on the Top Secret order demanding the destruction of tapes to prevent them being seen by Congress.” Snowden in a tweet links to this article, which states that one suspect “was waterboarded 83 times in a single month, had his head repeatedly slammed into walls and endured other harsh methods before interrogators decided he had no useful information to provide. The sessions were videotaped and the recordings stored in a safe at the C.I.A. station in Thailand until 2005, when they were ordered destroyed. By then, Ms. Haspel was serving at C.I.A. headquarters, and it was her name that was on the cable carrying the destruction orders.”

Interrogators decided he had no useful information to provide.” So the interrogators themselves are criminals. But many government-worshiping sheeple rationalize those criminal agents of the State. Really sick.

I have written enough about the torture stuff and I’m sick of it. I’m sure the idiot in the White House would torture anyone the CIA said should be tortured, without charges and without evidence against the victim. Conservative and nationalist neanderthals like the talk radio ditto-heads and Salem Radio crowd really don’t understand the idea of unalienable rights, and that if you want to accuse someone of something and treat him as a “suspect,” then you need to be required to present evidence against the accused. If no evidence, then leave him alone. And if you’re going to torture someone like as a means of extracting information (which doesn’t even work — the victims will just tell you what they think you want to hear, and give false confessions and falsely implicate others, which is actually the intention of the torturers), then really the torturer himself is the criminal. That includes the superior officers ordering or overseeing the torture as well, in my view — like Haspel. Sick.

Hey, I know: Abolish the CIA! Ya think?

UPDATE: Former CIA counterterrorism officer John Kiriakou has an article in the Washington Post: “I went to prison for disclosing the CIA’s torture. Gina Haspel helped cover it up.”

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