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/

Was Israel Mossad and US CIA behind Turkey Coup NUKES INVOLVED

In a nut shell it is most likely an Israeli thing .. over who will have the the largest control over gas pipelines going into Europe.

But with US Nukes at the Incirlik air base leaves everything up  for grabs and potential Major False Flag

Dallas shooting false timeline – Many More than 2 People Involved

Fox News gives inaccurate timeline and order of sequences. Missing others as key to this event

We are losing our country to a bunch of International Crime Syndicate, operatives: Wake Up America. Are we so blind that we can no longer see what is really going on in this country?

28 Pages – Summer of Chaos – Dividing Nations – Civil Wars – NWO

The 28 pages of the 911 commission report .. The timing of it’s Release.

Anyone that has payed attention to these topics, already knew that the report would lay the blame on the Saudi Government. All the report does is say that someone may have know someone that might have been in contact with the Saudi Government and what has actually been released even says that there has been no vetted conclusions .. All of this is to protect Israel. As to the timing of it’s release has as much to do with a distraction as blaming one of Israel’s Governments and Lands to take over. Timing it with the Turmoil happening here in the US and European Countries.
Remember this Friends .. The United States is the Biggest Prize for the NWO. Rothschild and Rockefeller banking Families have been Working as Parasites off of all of the countries of the Globe for far way to long.

Dallas Shooting – Agent Provocateur – 100% False Flag Event – War on Terror Israel

The American people have been the primary target of the vicious ‘psychological warfare’ waged by the Israeli government. The purpose of the Israeli psychological warfare is to create fear through false-flag terrorism like 9-11 in order to impose the Zionist fraud known as the “War on Terror”

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The ‘‘war on terror’’ has nothing to do with protecting the U.S. and world’s people from ‘‘terrorists,’’ and everything to do with securing the American empire abroad and muzzling democracy and human rights at home. The 9-11 attacks were the pretext, which ‘‘sold’’ the tale of evil Muslim terrorists imminently threatening Americans. That tale allowed the Cheney-led members of the Project for the New American Century (PNAC) to initiate a plan for world domination, which they had planned since 1990. The ‘‘war on terror’’ is modeled on Islamophobic myths, policies, and political structures developed by the Israeli Likud in 1979 to inspire popular support for U.S. world conquest initiatives. To defeat this plan, we must overcome our Islamophobic fear of ‘‘terrorists’’ and stand in solidarity with Muslims.

From 1976 to 1978, Benjamin Netanyahu worked for the Boston Consulting Group, a firm connected to the Rothschild family.  In 1979, with his father, Benzion, Netanyahu co-founded an institute on terrorism.  They then organized an international conference in Jerusalem that emphasized the need for Western nations to fight terror groups (the groups opposed to Israeli occupation) – and the regimes supporting them.  The terrorism data that Netanyahu used to make his case at the conference was exaggerated and fraudulent.  George H.W. Bush spoke at the conference. –

“In the summer of 1979, a group of powerful and influential people joined to launch an international propaganda offensive to promote and exploit the issue of ‘international terrorism’,” Philip Paull of San Francisco State University wrote in his 1982 thesis on the Jerusalem Conference on International Terrorism. “The propaganda ‘blitz’ originated in Jerusalem. The conspiratorial network included present and former members of the Israeli and United States governments…
“This ‘anti-terrorist’ propaganda campaign was and is being conducted in a style reminiscent of wartime ‘psychological warfare’ by journalists serving as conduits and spreaders of misinformation originating in Jerusalem,” Paull wrote in his thesis…
As Paull demonstrates in his thesis, “the entire notion of ‘international terrorism’ as promoted by the Jerusalem Conference rests on a faulty, dishonest, and ultimately corrupt information base.” This is equally true of the official versions of the terror attacks of 1993 and 2001. They are nothing more than packs of lies designed to place the blame on Arabs and Muslims.
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THE FATHER OF TERRORISM – Menachem Begin, the terrorist founder of Israel’s ruling Likud party, bragged about being “the father of terrorism in all the world.” The Likud party is now headed by Benjamin Netanyahu.

“How does it feel, in the light of all that’s going on, to be the father of terrorism in the Middle East?”
“In the Middle East?” he [Begin] bellowed, in his thick, cartoon accent. “In all the world!”
– Russell Warren Howe interview with Menachem Begin, January 1974

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The “War on Terror” is like the “Wac-a-Terrorist” game in which Western nations pound Middle Eastern nations in response to acts of terrorism. The United States invaded Afghanistan and Iraq based on false claims that they were involved in the terrorism of 9-11. (Cartoon by Peter Brookes)

It should be obvious to anyone who thinks about terrorism and the global “War on Terror” that we have utterly failed to understand and address the root causes of terrorism.  This is true whether we are talking about false-flag terrorism, such as 9-11, or real ‘terrorism’, such as what we see when Palestinians take up arms against the Israeli occupation.

In spite of all this effort and money spent, the threat of global terrorism seems to gaining strength every day, as we can see from the recent downing of the Russian plane in the Sinai and the attacks in Paris. Clearly, we must be doing something wrong.

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time line .. http://www.shmoop.com/war-on-terror/timeline.html

http://www.shmoop.com/war-on-terror/people.html
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Zika mosquitoes same as GM mosquitoes released off the coast of Florida

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State and local officials in Florida are now going door to door asking residents for urine samples and other information as a result of the alleged local transmission of the Zika virus. According to CNN, four individuals located in Miami-Dade and Broward counties have been infected with the Zika virus as a result of local mosquitoes. These are the first known cases of Zika transmission by mosquitoes in the continental U.S.

Currently there is no treatment or vaccine for Zika and officials believe the transmission is confined to a single zip code, an area north of downtown Miami. Despite the fact there have been 386 cases of Zika in Florida, the mainstream media and many health officials are treating this new transmission as a cause for potential panic.

It’s also possible that someone could have Zika without actually knowing. About 80% of the people who have the virus show no symptoms at all. For the other 20%, those symptoms can include joint pain, red eyes, rash and fever which can last from a few days to a week.

While Zika is certainly concerning, it is also not the type of disease one should go full Contagion on. If officials are truly concerned about the spread of Zika, they will attack the virus at its greatest weakness – high living standards. Twenty-first century levels of sanitation and mosquito control efforts (notably not the genetic engineering and release of mosquitoes) as well as the greater funding and establishment of more advanced healthcare systems would do more to stop Zika than door-to-door urine collecting.

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ALERT – All Lives Matter – Europe in Chaos – US Government Foments Civil War

And they are calling it the “SUMMER OF CHAOS” as Banker whores in Government and DUAL NATIONAL ISRAELIS ramp it up in panic now that the British people speak out about being ruled by NWO pigs ..all of Europe is in turmoil and they intend on bringing it home here in the US .. to break the already fragile state of our nation through a further divide and conquer .. civil/race war  .. anyone in the BLM outfit .. get the hell out because you are being played

Dallas Hollywood .. A Massacre-FULL Theatrical Performance .. 100% FALSE FLAG / HOAX

VIDEO FORENSICS AT WORK … This is one you might want to share with those that believe all of the Propaganda that the CORPORATE MEDIA sells as truth .. because the Media and Hollywood is 100% behind this staged event.

Dallas Shooting – Agent Provocateur – 100% False Flag Event – War on Terror Israel

The American people have been the primary target of the vicious ‘psychological warfare’ waged by the Israeli government. The purpose of the Israeli psychological warfare is to create fear through false-flag terrorism like 9-11 in order to impose the Zionist fraud known as the “War on Terror”

SHOW NOTES
: http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:http://henrymakow.com/2016/03/massive-zionist-fraud.html#sthash.jtHTdC3o.dpuf

– http://henrymakow.com/2016/03/massive-zionist-fraud.html

time line .. http://www.shmoop.com/war-on-terror/timeline.html

http://www.shmoop.com/war-on-terror/people.html
http://henrymakow.com/2016/03/massive-zionist-fraud.html#sthash.TAOzz4ey.dpuf
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STUPIDITY Hits Milwaukee With George Sorros Black Lives Matter

White cop shoots Black person .. Black cop shoots Black person .. Go Thug on Whitey .. You People are Stupid .. Vandalizing and Looting does nothing for your cause .. if you really have one .. The fact is that, more white people are shot by cops than blacks are and you don’t see white folks tearing everything up. And if we did we’d be called extremists racist neo-nazi crap .. The simple fact is that you are being played by a Nazikikejewish asshole!! That ain’t gonna pay you.