If you Don’t Think Trump is Dangerous .. You Are Not LOOKING

ZIONIST Trump .. Israel Firster .. You Can not Serve TWO MASTERS .. In service to the Owners of Israel. That would be the Rothschild’s Since 1916 when the Balfour Declaration was signed and Britain made a promise to hand over the land of Palestine to Lord Rothschild .. What happened during WWI was not just what was going on in Europe but also what was going on in Persia and North Africa. it was the dismantling of the Ottoman Empire .. this was the Bulkanization of the Ottoman Empire .. the same as we are seeing in the Persian Peninsula and North Africa ..
The Fraud known as the WAR ON TERROR Netanyahu G.H.W. Bush and other facist bankers and the sort took place in Jerusalem in 1979 called the “Jerusalem Conference on International Terrorism” (JCIT)

The concept of a ‘‘war on terror’’ pre-dates 9-11 by 22 years. Its seeds were first planted in 1979 at the Jerusalem Conference on International Terrorism (JCIT) organized by Benjamin Netanyahu (future Israeli Prime Minister). JCIT kicked off a campaign for a ‘‘war on terror’’ against ‘‘international terrorism’’. It featured: pre-emptive attacks on states that are alleged to support ‘‘terrorists;’’ an elaborate intelligence system apparatus; slashed civil liberties, particularly for Palestinians targeted as potential terrorists, including detention without charge, and torture; and propaganda to dehumanize ‘‘terrorists’’ in the eyes of the public. George H.W. Bush Sr. and (…) George Schultz, Reagan’s Secretary of State enthusiastically endorsed this concept. Bush Sr. gave a speech at JCIT advocating precisely the type of ‘‘war on terror’’ that his son implemented in 2001. But he acknowledged that such a policy would be highly unpopular:

The next important thing to lookout from the JEW policies also called NEOCONS is a document called “A Clean Break – Strategy For Securing the Realm”
“A Clean Break” was to Israel (and ultimately to the US) what Otto von Bismarck’s “Blood and Iron” speech was to Germany. As he set the German Empire on a warpath that would ultimately set Europe ablaze, Bismarck said:

“Not through speeches and majority decisions will the great questions of the day be decided?—?that was the great mistake of 1848 and 1849?—?but by iron and blood.”
Before setting Israel and the US on a warpath that would ultimately set the Middle East ablaze, the Clean Break authors were basically saying: Not through peace accords will the great questions of the day be decided?—?that was the great mistake of 1978 (at Camp David) and 1993 (at Oslo)?—?but by “divide and conquer” and regime change. By wars both aggressive (“preemptive”) and “dirty” (covert and proxy).

And then comes along the infamous PNAC Documents

“Rebuilding America’s Defenses” – A Summary
Blueprint of the PNAC Plan for U.S. Global Hegemony

Some people have compared it to Hitler’s publication of Mein Kampf, which was ignored until after the war was over.

Full text of Rebuilding America’s Defenses here

By Bette Stockbauer

05/06/03: When the Bush administration started lobbying for war with Iraq, they used as rationale a definition of preemption (generally meaning anticipatory use of force in the face of an imminent attack) that was broadened to allow for the waging of a preventive war in which force may be used even without evidence of an imminent attack. They also were able to convince much of the American public that Saddam Hussein had something to do with the attacks of 9/11, despite the fact that no evidence of a link has been uncovered. Consequently, many people supported the war on the basis of 1) a policy that has no legal basis in international law and 2) a totally unfounded claim of Iraqi guilt.

What most people do not know, however, is that certain high ranking officials in the Bush administration have been working for regime change in Iraq for the past decade, long before terrorism became an important issue for our country. In 1997 they formed an organization called the Project for the New American Century (PNAC). They have sought the establishment of a much stronger U.S. presence throughout the Mideast and Iraq’s Saddam Hussein has been their number one target for regime change. Members of this group drafted and successfully passed through Congress the Iraqi Liberation Act, giving legal sanctions for an invasion of the country, and funneled millions of taxpayer dollars to Hussein opposition groups called the Iraqi National Congress and The Committee for the Liberation of Iraq.
Don’t forget that they were looking for a “New Pearl Harbor” ..

In the summer of 2000, the Project for the New American Century (PNAC), a neo-conservative think tank riddled with soon to be Bush administration officials and advisors, issued a document calling for the radical restructuring of U.S. government and military policies. It advocated the massive expansion of defense spending, the re-invasion of Iraq, the military and economic securing of Afghanistan and Central Asia, increased centralized power and funds for the CIA, FBI, and NSA, among a slew of other policies that would, in the near future, be enacted upon their ascension to power. In the same document, they cite a potential problem with their plan. Referring to the goals of transforming the U.S. and global power structure, the paper states that because of the American Public’s slant toward ideas of democracy and freedom, “this process of transformation is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event – like a new Pearl Harbor.”

911 Attacks Historical Documentation of Planning .. Jewish Israeli’s Responsible

 

– 911 ATTACKS – 15 YEARS AGO

Going back as far as 1979 there is documentation showing that the Israeli government has had plans to have the US fight their battles and fracture the entire middle east. Using the War on Terror as the force as a tool and the events of the False Flag of 911 as the driving force and the Psyop of 911 to get the American people to go along with the invasion of the entire middle east .. At the death of JFK a Coup D’ etat in the US government was set in place and with the event of 911, this faction during the Bush administration took full control of US foreign policy. This group is know as NEOCONSERVATIVES .. aka Dual National Israeli’s. Aided with the money of AIPAC and the theft of Trillions of US tax payers moneys, these conspirators managed to pull off the Biggest crime in history.

People are waking up to the fact that it was factions within our own government .. known as dual national Israeli’s and the Mossad that pulled off the attack on America September 11, 2001 .. Its time for the People to stand against this tyranny and bring these criminals to justice. This was the catalyst that brought the American people and the US war machine to fight Israel’s enemies in the middle east.
PERP LIST: (Most of who are JEWISH) .. Larry Silverstien, Frank Lowey, Entire Bush Crime Family, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Rudy Giuliani, Michael Chertoff, Richard Perl, Morton I. Abramowitz, Elliott Abrams, Gordon Adams, Ken Adelman, Urban Ahlin, Madeleine K. Albright, Richard V. Allen, Giuliano Amato, Mark A. Anderson, Uzi Arad, Richard Armitage, Anders Aslund, Ronald Asmus, Andrew Y. Au, Maureen Aung-Thwin, Nina Bang-Jensen, Gary Bauer, Rafael L. Bardaji, Roger Barnett , Carolyn Bartholomew, Wladyslaw Bartoszewski, Arnold Beichman, Peter Beinart, Jeffrey Bell, William J. Bennett, Jeffrey Bergner, Alvin Bernstein, Robert L. Bernstein, George Biddle, Joseph R. Biden, Carl Bildt, Daniel Blumenthal, John Bolton, Max Boot, Ellen Bork, Rudy Boshwitz, Pascal Bruckner, Mark Brzezinski, William F. Buckley, Jr., Reinhard Buetikofer, Janusz Bugajski, Jeb Bush, Michael Butler, Martin Butora, Stephen Cambone, Daniele Capezzone, Per Carlsen, Gunilla Carlsson, Frank Carlucci, James W. Ceasar, Linda Chavez, Richard B. Cheney, Steven C. Clemons, Eliot A. Cohen, Seth Cropsey, Devon Gaffney Cross, Ivo H. Daalder, Massimo D’Alema, Helle Dale, Dennis DeConcini, Midge Decter x, Pavol Demes,
Larry Diamond, Peter Dimitrov, James Dobbins, Paula Dobriansky, Thomas Donnelly, Nicholas Eberstadt, Robert Edgar, Uffe Elleman-Jensen, David Epstein, Amitai Etzioni, David Fautua, Lee Feinstein, Edwin J. Feulner, Jr., Jeffrey L. Fiedler, Michele Flournoy, Steve Forbes,
Hillel Fradkin, Aaron Friedberg, Francis Fukuyama , Frank Gaffney, Peter Galbraith, Timothy Garton Ash, Jeffrey Gedmin, Sam Gejdenson, Robert S. Gelbard, Reuel Marc Gerecht, Bronislaw Geremek, Carl Gershmann, Marc Ginsberg, Andre Glucksmann, Lt.Gen. Buster Glosson (UASF, ret), Merle Goldman , Phillip Gordon, Daniel Goure, Karl-Theodor von und zu Guttenberg, Istvan Gyarmati, Morton H. Halperin ,
Pierre Hassner, Vaclav Havel, John Hefferman, Richard C. Holbrooke, James R. Hooper, Charles Hill, Fred C. Ikle, Martin S. Indyk,
Toomas Ilves, Bruce P. Jackson, Eli S. Jacobs, Michael Joyce, Donald Kagan, Frederick Kagan, Robert Kagan, Max M. Kampelman,
Adrian Karatnycky, Penn Kemble, Craig Kennedy, Zalmay Khalilzad, Glenys Kinnock, Bernard Kouchner, Jerzy Kozminski, Ivan Krastev,
Harold Hongju Koh, Col. Robert Killebrew (Army, ret), Lane Kirkland, Jeane Kirkpatrick
Peter Kovler, Louis Kraar, Charles Krauthammer, William Kristol, Girts Valdis Kristovskis, Ludger Kuehnhardt, Mart Laar, Mark Lagon, Anthony Lake, Vytautas Landsbergis, Stephen Larrabee, James Lasswell, John Lehman, Lewis E. Lehrman, Mark Leonard, Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger, I. Lewis Libby, Todd Lindberg, James Lindsay , Perry Link, Bette Bao Lord, Rich Lowry, Connie Mack,
Christopher Makins, Christopher Maletz, Tom Malinowski, James Mann, Yu Mao-chun, Mary Beth Markey,
Will Marshall , Robert Martinage, Margarita Mathiopoulos, Clifford May, John McCain, Gen. Barry McCaffery (Army, ret), Michael McFaul
Daniel McKivergan, Matteo Mecacci, Mark Medish, Edwin Meese III, Thomas O. Melia, Sarah E. Mendelson, Phil Meilinger,
Michael Mertes, Ilir Meta, Adam Michnik, Derek Mitchell, Richard Morningstar, Ross H. Munro, Joshua Muravchik, Klaus Naumann,
Wing C. Ng, Steven J. Nider, Dietmar Nietan, James C. O’Brien, Michael O’Hanlon, Janusz Onyszkiewicz, Mackubin Thomas Owens, Wayne Owens, Cem Ozdemir, Can Paker, Mark Palmer, Robert Pastor, Martin Peretz, Richard N. Perle, Ralph Peters, Friedbert Pflueger, Daniel Pipes, Danielle Pletka, Norman Podhoretz, John Edward Porter, Florentino Portero, Dan Quayle, Samantha F. Ravich, Janusz Reiter
Sophie Richardson, Peter W. Rodman, Alex Rondos, Jim Rosapepe, Stephen P. Rosen, Dennis Ross, Kenneth Roth, Henry S. Rowen, Donald Rumsfeld, Jacques Rupnik, Eberhard Sandschneider, Major Gen. Robert Scales (Army, ret), Randy Scheunemann,
Christian Schmidt, Gary Schmitt, William Schneider Jr. Richard H. Schultz, Simon Serfaty, Stephen Sestanovich, John Shattuck ,
Sin-Ming Shaw, Abram Shulsky, Gary Smith, Martin Simecka, Radek Sikorski, Paul Simon, Stefano Silvestri, Abraham Sofaer,
Henry Sokolski, Helmut Sonnenfeldt, Walter Slocombe, James B. Steinberg, Leonard R. Sussman, John J. Sweeney,
William Howard Taft IV, Dick Thornburgh, Gary Titley, John Tkacik, Helga Flores Trejo, Ed Turner, Ivan Vejvoda, Sasha Vondra,
Michael Vickers, Arthur Waldron, Celeste Wallander, Malcolm Wallop, Barry Watts, James Webb, Vin Weber, Ruth Wedgwood,
George Weigel, Caspar Weinberger, Kenneth Weinstein, Richard Weitz, Paul Weyrich, Leon Wieseltier, Chris Williams, Jennifer Windsor, Marshall Wittmann, Paul Wolfowitz, R. James Woolsey, Minky Worden, Larry Wortzel, Dov S. Zakheim, Robert Zoellick, .. IF I MISSED ANYONE FROM THIS LIST PLEASE ADD THEM IN COMMENTS AREA

Chris Dorsey – Its Time To Try and Execute All Responsible For 911

People are waking up to the fact that it was factions within our own government .. known as dual national Israeli’s and the Mossad that pulled off the attack on America September 11, 2001 .. Its time for the People to stand against this tyranny and bring these criminals to justice. This was the catalyst that brought the American people and the US war machine to fight Israel’s enemies in the middle east.
PERP LIST: (Most of who are JEWISH) .. Larry Silverstien, Frank Lowey, Entire Bush Crime Family, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Rudy Giuliani, Michael Chertoff, Richard Perl, Morton I. Abramowitz, Elliott Abrams, Gordon Adams, Ken Adelman, Urban Ahlin, Madeleine K. Albright, Richard V. Allen, Giuliano Amato, Mark A. Anderson, Uzi Arad, Richard Armitage, Anders Aslund, Ronald Asmus, Andrew Y. Au, Maureen Aung-Thwin, Nina Bang-Jensen, Gary Bauer, Rafael L. Bardaji, Roger Barnett , Carolyn Bartholomew, Wladyslaw Bartoszewski, Arnold Beichman, Peter Beinart, Jeffrey Bell, William J. Bennett, Jeffrey Bergner, Alvin Bernstein, Robert L. Bernstein, George Biddle, Joseph R. Biden, Carl Bildt, Daniel Blumenthal, John Bolton, Max Boot, Ellen Bork, Rudy Boshwitz, Pascal Bruckner, Mark Brzezinski, William F. Buckley, Jr., Reinhard Buetikofer, Janusz Bugajski, Jeb Bush, Michael Butler, Martin Butora, Stephen Cambone, Daniele Capezzone, Per Carlsen, Gunilla Carlsson, Frank Carlucci, James W. Ceasar, Linda Chavez, Richard B. Cheney, Steven C. Clemons, Eliot A. Cohen, Seth Cropsey, Devon Gaffney Cross, Ivo H. Daalder, Massimo D’Alema, Helle Dale, Dennis DeConcini, Midge Decter x, Pavol Demes,
Larry Diamond, Peter Dimitrov, James Dobbins, Paula Dobriansky, Thomas Donnelly, Nicholas Eberstadt, Robert Edgar, Uffe Elleman-Jensen, David Epstein, Amitai Etzioni, David Fautua, Lee Feinstein, Edwin J. Feulner, Jr., Jeffrey L. Fiedler, Michele Flournoy, Steve Forbes,
Hillel Fradkin, Aaron Friedberg, Francis Fukuyama , Frank Gaffney, Peter Galbraith, Timothy Garton Ash, Jeffrey Gedmin, Sam Gejdenson, Robert S. Gelbard, Reuel Marc Gerecht, Bronislaw Geremek, Carl Gershmann, Marc Ginsberg, Andre Glucksmann, Lt.Gen. Buster Glosson (UASF, ret), Merle Goldman , Phillip Gordon, Daniel Goure, Karl-Theodor von und zu Guttenberg, Istvan Gyarmati, Morton H. Halperin ,
Pierre Hassner, Vaclav Havel, John Hefferman, Richard C. Holbrooke, James R. Hooper, Charles Hill, Fred C. Ikle, Martin S. Indyk,
Toomas Ilves, Bruce P. Jackson, Eli S. Jacobs, Michael Joyce, Donald Kagan, Frederick Kagan, Robert Kagan, Max M. Kampelman,
Adrian Karatnycky, Penn Kemble, Craig Kennedy, Zalmay Khalilzad, Glenys Kinnock, Bernard Kouchner, Jerzy Kozminski, Ivan Krastev,
Harold Hongju Koh, Col. Robert Killebrew (Army, ret), Lane Kirkland, Jeane Kirkpatrick
Peter Kovler, Louis Kraar, Charles Krauthammer, William Kristol, Girts Valdis Kristovskis, Ludger Kuehnhardt, Mart Laar, Mark Lagon, Anthony Lake, Vytautas Landsbergis, Stephen Larrabee, James Lasswell, John Lehman, Lewis E. Lehrman, Mark Leonard, Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger, I. Lewis Libby, Todd Lindberg, James Lindsay , Perry Link, Bette Bao Lord, Rich Lowry, Connie Mack,
Christopher Makins, Christopher Maletz, Tom Malinowski, James Mann, Yu Mao-chun, Mary Beth Markey,
Will Marshall , Robert Martinage, Margarita Mathiopoulos, Clifford May, John McCain, Gen. Barry McCaffery (Army, ret), Michael McFaul
Daniel McKivergan, Matteo Mecacci, Mark Medish, Edwin Meese III, Thomas O. Melia, Sarah E. Mendelson, Phil Meilinger,
Michael Mertes, Ilir Meta, Adam Michnik, Derek Mitchell, Richard Morningstar, Ross H. Munro, Joshua Muravchik, Klaus Naumann,
Wing C. Ng, Steven J. Nider, Dietmar Nietan, James C. O’Brien, Michael O’Hanlon, Janusz Onyszkiewicz, Mackubin Thomas Owens, Wayne Owens, Cem Ozdemir, Can Paker, Mark Palmer, Robert Pastor, Martin Peretz, Richard N. Perle, Ralph Peters, Friedbert Pflueger, Daniel Pipes, Danielle Pletka, Norman Podhoretz, John Edward Porter, Florentino Portero, Dan Quayle, Samantha F. Ravich, Janusz Reiter
Sophie Richardson, Peter W. Rodman, Alex Rondos, Jim Rosapepe, Stephen P. Rosen, Dennis Ross, Kenneth Roth, Henry S. Rowen, Donald Rumsfeld, Jacques Rupnik, Eberhard Sandschneider, Major Gen. Robert Scales (Army, ret), Randy Scheunemann,
Christian Schmidt, Gary Schmitt, William Schneider Jr. Richard H. Schultz, Simon Serfaty, Stephen Sestanovich, John Shattuck ,
Sin-Ming Shaw, Abram Shulsky, Gary Smith, Martin Simecka, Radek Sikorski, Paul Simon, Stefano Silvestri, Abraham Sofaer,
Henry Sokolski, Helmut Sonnenfeldt, Walter Slocombe, James B. Steinberg, Leonard R. Sussman, John J. Sweeney,
William Howard Taft IV, Dick Thornburgh, Gary Titley, John Tkacik, Helga Flores Trejo, Ed Turner, Ivan Vejvoda, Sasha Vondra,
Michael Vickers, Arthur Waldron, Celeste Wallander, Malcolm Wallop, Barry Watts, James Webb, Vin Weber, Ruth Wedgwood,
George Weigel, Caspar Weinberger, Kenneth Weinstein, Richard Weitz, Paul Weyrich, Leon Wieseltier, Chris Williams, Jennifer Windsor, Marshall Wittmann, Paul Wolfowitz, R. James Woolsey, Minky Worden, Larry Wortzel, Dov S. Zakheim, Robert Zoellick,

IF I MISSED ANYONE FROM THIS LIST PLEASE ADD THEM IN COMMENTS AREA

Saudi Airstrikes Destroy Yemen House, Kill 17 Civilians

Warplanes Attacked Relatives Trying to Rescue Victims of First Attack

by Jason Ditz, August 16, 2016

For the third straight day, Saudi Arabia’s warplanes are caught up in a high-profile incident of civilian deaths in Yemen, this time attacking a house in the Nehm District near the capital of Sanaa. The attacks destroyed a house, and killed 17 civilians.

The large toll for a single home was the result of a “double-tap” incident, with the first strike collapsing the house on top of the family, and relatives from the neighborhood scrambling to try to rescue them, only for the rescuers themselves to be targeted in subsequent strikes.

This comes after a Sunday incident in which Saudi warplanes attacked a school, killing 10 children, and a Monday incident in which they destroyed a Doctors Without Borders hospital, killing 15 more civilians. Throughout the war the Saudis have been criticized for the huge civilian toll of their airstrikes, but the number of incidents seems to be growing dramatically in recent weeks.

With the UN General Assembly last year agreeing the Saudis could investigate themselves on war crimes, the coalition today announced they’ll set up an investigatory body to look into the recent strikes, though Saudi officials have already praised the killing of the children at the school, accusing them of being terrorists in training. So far, Saudi officials have justified every single incident of civilian killings in Yemen, or insisted they didn’t happen at all.

“More US government-enabled Saudi serial genocide against the Yemenite people!!

The country I used to think I knew, and loved, has slowly morphed into a war crimes perpetrator and enabler, wielding destruction around the world to insure that the world’s resources are under the control of the corporations which contribute to the campaigns of crooked US politicians, and to guarantee that those resources are only sold in US dollars.

At our ages, Mike and I are way too old – and poor – to immigrate; but if we could, right now, we would.

The US government has completely lost what used to be its moral vision, which included a disciplined view of how, and when, it used its military clout, and has simply devolved into a criminal enterprise of gigantic proportions.

And with its “the ends justifies the means” mentality which the US government has adopted, the slaughter of civilians and children, in this horrific war, to reinstall their favorite thug here, Al-Hadi, is perfectly acceptable.

As a Christian pacifist activist, who abhors violence as the way to resolve geopolitical disputes, I must, peacefully, continue to witness to the atrocities the US government keeps generating, in its battle for dollar hegemony.

In the Hindu faith, there is the concept of “Karma”, which means, you will ultimately be spiritually responsible for what you do; in Christianity, we are admonished that “Ye reap what ye shall sow.”

Right now, the US government is sowing war and devastation; and for that, there will be consequences, both economic…and spiritual.”

DOCUMENTS CONFIRM CIA CENSORSHIP OF GUANTÁNAMO TRIALS

 

“Why in the name of heaven is the US military torturing when they know that the tortured person will say anything his torturers want him to say to get the torture to stop?!?

Because this wasn’t about what the tortured had done or not done; it was about eliciting confessions with which to justify the continued use torture.

I would like to politely remind our military and civilian leadership that when we, as a country, torture, or outsource torture, we demonstrate to the world that Americans are complete, abysmal hypocrites when it comes human rights, democracy, and the moral treatment of prisoners of war.

And I would also like to politely remind our military and civilian leadership that when we, as a country, torture, or outsource torture, this gives carte blanche for foreign countries which really don’t like the American government that much, to torture our civilian and military personnel.”

Please do take a moment to reflect on that, won’t you?!

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IN JANUARY 2013, during the military trial of five men accused of plotting the 9/11 attacks, a defense lawyer was discussing a motion relating to the CIA’s black-site program, when a mysterious entity cut the audio feed to the gallery. A red light began to glow and spin. Someone had triggered the courtroom’s censorship system.

The system was believed to be under the control of the judge, Col. James Pohl. In this case, it wasn’t.

“The 40-second delay was initiated, not by me,” Pohl said. He was referring to the delayed audio feed, which normally broadcasts to the press and other observers seated in the gallery. The gallery is cut off from the courtroom by three layers of soundproof Plexiglas. “I’m curious as to why. … If some external body is turning the commission off under their own view of what things ought to be, with no reasonable explanation, then we are going to have a little meeting about who turns that light on or off.”

Later, Pohl said the censorship was the work of an “OCA,” short for “Original Classification Authority.” In the future, he said, no external body would be permitted to unilaterally censor what was happening in his courtroom.

Many have speculated that Pohl’s “OCA” is in fact the CIA. That speculation is now confirmed with the release of three new documents by The Intercept.The documents show the evolution of secret rules governing what is and is not allowed to be discussed before the military court at Guantánamo.

All three of the declassified documents are marked “secret” and were distributed to defense attorneys and Pentagon-employed courtroom security officers. The documents clearly identify CIA as the OCA for torture-related information at the Guantánamo military commission proceedings.

Dean Boyd, who heads the CIA’s public affairs office, referred questions about the January 2013 censorship incident to the Pentagon. Lt. Col. Valerie Henderson, a Pentagon spokesperson, declined to comment. “I don’t have anything to offer you beyond what is written in [the court] transcript,” she said.

This page from a 2008 CIA guidance document designates as top secret the “treatment of detainees,” their “conditions of confinement,” and certain “false allegations of torture,” which were later shown to have merit.

Another CIA spokesperson confirmed the dates of the guidance, which are not given in two of the three documents.The first guidance document is from spring of 2008.

The second document is from late spring or early summer of 2009.

The third document is from September 2011.

The Intercept obtained the documents through an ongoing Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the CIA and other federal agencies. Yale Law School’s Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic is providing legal representation for the request.

The term “OCA” is a placeholder that can refer to multiple agencies, but with respect to the rendition and torture program, Guantánamo observers have assumed for some time that it means the CIA. A defense lawyerasserted the connection in open court, and it has previously been hinted at in several other documents. At the end of January 2013, Judge Pohl issued a ruling declaring that there would be no more outside censorship of the tribunals. “It is the judge that controls the courtroom,” he said.

The courtroom’s internal censorship system, including the Plexiglas and audio delay, continues to this day. But assuming Judge Pohl’s order is enforced, the CIA no longer has the power to decide when to cut the courtroom audio, as it did in January 2013.

“The Department of the Defense runs the courtroom, but CIA owns a lot of the information,” said attorney James Connell III, who is representing Ammar al-Baluchi before the tribunal. Baluchi, whose torture at multiple overseas black sites was depicted in the film Zero Dark Thirty, is one of five men who stand accused of plotting the 9/11 attacks and now face the death penalty.

What appears to be a 2015 version of a similar CIA guidance document was released by OpenTheGovernment.org last year. Unlike the older guidance documents released by The Intercept today, the sections addressing the CIA’s black-site and rendition programs are completely redacted.

The CIA calls its classification rules “guidelines … to be applied throughout the legal process.” They are intended to provide the Pentagon-employed court security officers with “general direction about when national security information may be at issue, … triggering the need for protection.”

Much of what the CIA sought to keep out of open court effectively constrained the detainees’ ability to give an account of their own torture at the hands of the CIA and officials from other countries where they were held.

At first, these prohibitions were broad, but they grew narrower over time. The oldest guidance document, from 2008, prohibits talking about “conditions of confinement of detainees” and “treatment of detainees,” although “general allegations of torture are unclassified.” By this time, the CIA had released three of the names of detainees subjected to waterboarding. Though the CIA continues to insist those three were the only ones waterboarded, the claim is tenuous at best. According to the 2008 guidance, no other detainee could talk about waterboarding. Anyone who did, wrote the CIA, was lying, and even the existence of those lies was secret.

“Allegations of waterboarding by any detainees other than the three … are false allegations and are TS//SCI,” the guidance states.

In other words, even the alleged lies of other detainees who claimed to have been waterboarded were designated top secret and “sensitive compartmentalized information,” a higher-level classification than top secret alone. And yet many of these allegations, which the CIA’s guidance kept out of the tribunals for years, were later shown to have merit.

“In effect, the government was making the chilling and breathtaking assertion that it owned and controlled detainees’ memories of torture, whether true or false,” said Ashley Gorski, a staff attorney with the ACLU, who reviewed the newly released guidance documents.

“We stand by the document,” Dean Boyd, director of the CIA’s public affairs office, wrote in an email.

The 2008 guidance identifies CIA’s own “Original Classification Authority” as having the power to declassify statements by detainees. Other officials and agencies likely have some say as well. The 2011 and 2009 guidance say that the president and director of national intelligence can also declassify information related to the torture program; the 2008 guidance suggests that the power was delegated even further.

Seventy-six men are still held at Guantánamo. Sixteen are “forever prisoners,” who have not been charged by the court but are considered too dangerous to be candidates for release. President Obama’s self-imposed deadline to close the prison is more than six years past due.

Initially, the purpose of Guantánamo was to extract useful intelligence from high-level detainees to aid the war on terror. The orders to subject detainees to torture — or what the George W. Bush administration euphemistically called “enhanced interrogation” — came from the White House. It fell to the CIA to carry them out. The agency’s initial intelligence-driven mission got muddled up by other motives — revenge against al Qaeda, the avoidance of political fallout, control over the flow of information to Congress and the public, and later, by the problem of what to do with the detainees themselves.

Today’s legal environment is more open to detainees giving accounts of their own torture, according to Joseph Margulies, an attorney who represents Abu Zubaydah, one of the three men who the CIA admits having waterboarded.

“It is our position that the United States government has confirmed that Abu Zubaydah’s first-person account of his treatment is not classified,” Margulies said. “Therefore he ought to be allowed to disclose it.” As evidence of the shift, he pointed to the release of the Senate torture report summary, accounts of torture taken down by lawyers representing Majid Khan, and filings in Salim v. Mitchell, a lawsuit brought against two psychologists who designed the torture program as contractors for the CIA.

Connell, the attorney representing Ammar al-Baluchi, said that he welcomed the shift toward openness at Guantánamo but that the rules were still too restrictive. “The most important information for accountability is who did what and where they did it. Until that information is declassified, there will never be accountability for the CIA’s torture program.”

Top photo: The United States military courtroom at Camp Justice, where the U.S. military held its war court for the five Guantánamo Bay prisoners accused of helping orchestrate the September 11 terror attack. June 27, 2013, Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.

 https://theintercept.com/2016/08/15/documents-confirm-cia-censorship-of-guantanamo-trials/