Wednesday, December 10, 2014

CIA 'torture' report cites 'rectal rehydration,' other unapproved tactics that would have made Colin Powell 'blow his stack'

The report released by the Senate Intelligence
Committee on Tuesday is the first public accounting
of the CIA’s use of what critics call torture on al-Qaeda
detainees held at 'black sites' in Europe and Asia after
the Sept. 11 attacks.

The report from the Senate Intelligence Committee is the first public accounting of the CIA’s use of what critics call torture on Al Qaeda detainees. The summary discloses for the first time that 119 prisoners were held in CIA custody and that 26 or more were held because of mistaken identities or bad intelligence.

DAILY NEWS WASHINGTON BUREAU
Published: Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 8:24 AM
WASHINGTON — The CIA abused dozens of terror suspects in the years after 9/11, misled policymakers about what it was doing and then falsely claimed the harsh interrogations made America safer, a scathing Senate report charged Tuesday.

Beginning in 2002, the interrogations played out at secret, shadowy detention facilities in Asia and Eastern Europe, including an Afghanistan site called the “dungeon.”

The tough tactics included stripping suspects, depriving them of sleep for days at a time, waterboarding them, and confining them in boxes. Some were placed in ice baths, or force-fed rectally. Captives were slapped, slammed against walls, and bombarded with threats that they would be killed or family members would be harmed.

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