CIA Interrogation Techniques

I always thought CIA interrogations methods even till today were clandestine. Through research, CIA interrogators waterboarded their first prisoner, Al Qaeda operative Abu Zubaydah, in 2002 justifying the simulated drowning as a vital tool to extract secrets about future attacks against the United States.

At a secret prison In Thailand for about 20 days, the CIA implemented round the clock interrogations, waterboarding, physical assaults and confinement. Their conclusions was the Saudi Operative knew nothing about new plots.

Such techniques are used to break a person will or ability to resist. The goal is obtain the confidential intelligence information and access undisclosed threat information.

These types of treatments got into the hands of the Senate Intelligence Committee recently which was placed into scrutiny. After the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorism attacks, under intense demands to produce usable intelligence, the agency resorted to deception, manipulation and intellectual contortions to rationalize and continue using interrogation techniques that even some of its own officials worried amounted to illegal torture, the report documents.

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At CIA headquarters, officials repeatedly pushed interrogators at secret detention facilities in Poland, Thailand, Afghanistan, Romania and elsewhere to intensify the harsh treatment, even after officers at the sites had concluded there was little more information to be gained from a prisoner.

CIA Director John Brennan said in a statement “we acknowledge that the detention and interrogation program had shortcomings and that the agency made mistakes.” He added that “the most serious problems occurred early on and stemmed from the fact that the agency was unprepared and lacked the core competencies required to carry out an unprecedented, worldwide program” of detention and interrogation.

The interrogations chief became so disillusioned as the treatment of detainees that he called the ‘program’ a train wreck waiting to happen and wanted off the train and no longer wanted to be associated with the program “in any way.”

There was conflicting reports about the methods used against Nashiri who the CIA claimed to be involved in the bombing of the US Cole where interrogators was allegedly hanging him upside down, holding a drill next to his body and a pistol next to his head. Those techniques reportedly were not authorized by either the CIA or the Justice Department but ruled that the interrogation practices did not violate U.S. laws against torture.

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There were two former military psychologists who were the chief architects of the interrogation program and personally conducted some of the waterboarding, even though they had no direct experience with the practice

The CIA relied on the two men to assess the psychological effects of waterboarding and other techniques on individual prisoners. That put them in position to judge the effectiveness of interrogations. A company the two formed to help run the program received $81 million from the CIA from 2002 to 2009, a Senate investigation found.

In January 2003, one of the psychologists arrived at the detention site where Nashiri was being held to assess whether he should be subjected to additional harsh interrogation measures. He recommended going ahead with “the full range of enhanced exploitation and interrogation measures” to establish a “desired level of helplessness.

Nearly two years after the CIA’s last interrogation of Nashiri, an assessment by one of the psychologists who had recommended his harsh treatment concluded the prisoner had “provided essentially no actionable information.” In 2006, Nashiri was transferred to the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo.

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In the weeks after the Sept. 11 attacks, when detaining prisoners was first discussed within the Bush administration, CIA officials promised their facilities would be comparable to federal prisons or would meet Pentagon standards for prisoners of war.

The facilities fell far short of those standards. In 2002, when officials from the U.S. Bureau of Prisons visited a CIA prison in Afghanistan known as the Salt Pit, they were stunned to find detainees shackled in their cells in complete darkness and isolation, with only buckets for human waste.

The program grew so quickly that the agency had difficulty keeping track of all of its detainees and in 2003 discovered they were holding a number of detainees the knew little about and had not been questioned for months.

CIA officers involved in the program worried from the start that they might face criminal charges and began to seek assurances from Atty General Ashcroft immunity from prosecution which was denied.

Are interrogation methods in other countries any different towards Americans and foreign Journalists?  Are interrogation methods instrumental to the national security of our country? Does the intensity of the interrogation own up to the horrors and severity we see in the terroristic annihilation of humanity?

Our leadership rhetoric has always been that we do not negotiate with terrorists. Is this is valid, why is terrorism so rampant in the world?

Mexico police on payroll with the Drug Cartels

A couple of months ago, 43 students embarked on a journey that ended in horrific deaths. The bus that they were journeying on was stopped by the police and was fired upon according to a survivor.

Later, the bodies were removed, placed in an isolated garbage dump by drug gang members ordered by the drug cartels and were covered by rocks and tires. They then poured diesel and gasoline all over the bodies with some of the students still alive. The gang members then incinerated the pile. The bodies burned for over 24 hours. When they returned and the fire was out and cooled, they were ordered to remove the ashes and placed them with the students bones fragments into trash bags and thrown into a river bank.

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This is just an example of how Mexican law enforcement works with the Mexican drug Cartels and how the cartels with law enforcement authorities are more dangerous now than ISIS.

The only prevalent force fighting the war against trafficking and corruption is armed civilians as a militia who creates a curfew and road blocks.

Mexican authorities admit that drug-trafficking gangs pay around 1.27 billion pesos (some $100 million) a month in bribes to municipal police officers nationwide.

Public Safety Secretary Genaro Garcia Luna said that figure was calculated based on perceptions of municipal officers themselves and an analysis of a list of cops recruited by the cartels that was found during a police operation. High ranking officials defend this because it makes up for what the government does not pay and allows them to live their lives with “dignity.”

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Authorities assert that of the country’s 165,510 municipal officers nationwide, just over 20% earns less than 1,000 pesos ($79) a month, while 60.9% earn no more than 4,000 pesos ($317) monthly.

The secretary, who backs President Felipe Calderon’s proposal for a single police force per state, said municipal officers currently account for 38.73% of all police in the country, adding that rather than combat crime they merely comply with the guidelines of their jurisdictions. Their training is lacking and they require stricter oversight however, that does not excuse the mass corruption of the alliance with the cartels and their reign of terror.

I believe that a leader with strong disciplines and leadership bringing a single federal authority will be a start to end the corruption. The military might of Mexico needs to combat the terrorism of the Cartels.

Nearly 30,000 people have died in incidents blamed on organized-crime groups, mainly drug traffickers. In Mexico since late 2006, newly inaugurated President Felipe Calderon deployed tens of thousands of soldiers and federal police to nearly a dozen states in a bid to stem the violence and root-out corruption in local law-enforcement agencies.

hangingbodiesState and local police in Mexico are poorly paid and are often confronted with the choice known here as “plomo o plata” (lead or silver): accept a bribe for looking the other way or get killed for refusing.

During Calderon’s tenure, a total of 915 municipal police, 698 state police and 463 federal agents have been killed at the hands of criminal gangs, according to Public Safety Secretariat figures. These figures are grossly inaccurate – as are Caledron’s accomplishments!

Most corrupt agencies in the United States!

One could argue that every government agency serves the purpose of stifling freedom and wasting taxpayer money. Yet, they go the extra mile for their sheer corruption, draconian regulations, and ultimate impact upon the largest number of citizens.

The main criteria for inclusion is the amount of money spent by the taxpayer according to official budget declarations, and then attaining the highest level of doing exactly the opposite of their stated intentions.

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Here are just some of my my picks for the most corrupt agencies of the United States government. What are your picks for the most useless and worthless, dangerous and worthless agencies that had failed the public?

  • DOD – Department of Defense – budget 700 billion. Openly killing millions and eveiscerating the Constitution of the United States & no sign of letting up any time soon.
  • HHS – Dept. of Health & Human services which is the structure of the FDA, CDC & others with a combined budget of over 900 billion dollars.
  • (DHS) Department of Homeland Security. Branches with the TSA and their spin-off the VIPR. Budget over 100 billion with uneducated and untrained uniformed security guards.
  • (ED) Department of Education. Employees who need it. Budget over 80 billion.
  • Spy Agencies- CIA and NSA – Any hacker of any age can infiltrate them. Most are double agents. Budget over 60 billion dollars.
  • DOJ – Department of Justice. Funny name for a government agency that has more corruption than justice. It includes the FBI allocating over 8 billion to them and over 30 billion to the DOJ. The FBI concentrates its efforts by turning its back on the American public and playing ball with organized crime and terrorist organizations.
  •  FEMA Federal Emergency Managment Assn – budget well over 16 billion dollars. Just ask the American people.
  • IRS Internal Revenue service – Everyone’s favorite- A agency that is as much needed as AIDS/HIV. Budget well over 15 billions run by Nazis.
  • EPA- Environmental Protection – does more harm than good. Deceptive practices.  Budget well over 10 billion.

There has been massive funding of billions to these agencies but have had little or no effect but imposed more corruption and danger to the public then most criminal enterprises. They fund criminal enterprises with full knowledge and have either directly or indirectly killed millions of American lives and threatened our economy and world peace.

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Killing those who serve to preserve freedom and eviscerating the constitution in the process.  What are you picks? Who do you think is responsible for this massive amount of corruption in this country. What happened to leadership and the consitution of the United States?

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, ensure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.” — Preamble to the Constitution

The Constitution of the United States of America is the supreme law of the United States. Empowered with the sovereign authority of the people by the framers and the consent of the legislatures of the states, it is the source of all government powers, and also provides important limitations on the government that protect the fundamental rights of United States citizens.

KHORASAN – Deadlier Threat than ISIS

While we are concentrating ALL our efforts and views on ISIS, intelligence emerged that will leave the United States and its allies blind sided by terrorist attacks with even more upcoming confrontation than being witnessed with the Islamic State. It is far more sinister and a direct threat from a much lesser known terrorist group that has arisen from the ashes of the Syrian war.
This splinter group calling itself Khorasan may be laying in wake with concrete plans for striking targets in the United States and Europe as a chosen modus operandi – more so than ISIS. The inside information in Washington who have had the information for years will not deny that Khorasan may pose as much of a danger as the Islamic State.

According to the New York Times, some US officials have gone as far as saying that, while the Islamic State is undoubtedly more prominent in its show of force in the Middle East, it is Khorasan who’s intent on oversees campaigns in a way Al Qaeda usually is.

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In this sense, the US air strike campaign and the coming actions by the anti-IS coalition might just be what coaxes IS into larger-scale attacks on American and European soil – what Khorasan is essentially all about which brings up another issue that blinds Washington’s stance on terrorism. It is so focused on the terror spread by IS that it’s beginning to forget that the destruction and mayhem of civil war across the Middle East is spawning a number of hard-to-track terrorist factions and sleep cells with distinct missions.

Khorasan – a splinter group from Al-Qaeda (a growing body of extremists from around the world) are coming in and taking advantage of the ungoverned areas and creating informal ad hoc groups that are not directly aligned with ISIS or Nusra of which our government and intelligence are ignoring.

This Al-Qaeda offshoot group is led by a former senior operative Muhsin al-Fadhli. He had reportedly fled to Iran during the US-led invasion of Afghanistan with other Operatives moving to and from Pakistan, Syria, Iran and other countries after the campaign, forming splinter groups.

Al-Fadhli was identified as leading the Iranian branch of Al-Qaeda, controlling the movement of funds and operatives in the region and working closely with wealthy “jihadist donors” in his native Kuwait to raise money for the Syrian terrorist resistance.

Although American intelligence is said to have been tracking it for over a decade, Khorasan itself is shrouded in mystery. Little is known publicly and it is said to favor concealed explosives as a terror method and like other groups taking power in war-torn provinces like Syria, Khorasan has on occasion shifted its alliances.

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Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri at one point ordered the former ISIS to fight only in Iraq, but cut all ties with it when it disobeyed and branched out. The result was that the Nusra Front became Al-Qaeda’s official branch in Syria. It’s said that Khorasan is to Al Nusra Front what the latter was to Al-Qaeda.

They see their mission in recruiting European and American Muslim militants who have traveled to Syria to fight alongside Islamist extremist groups that form part of the rebel coalition fighting Syria’s Assad regime. In return, the Khorasan group hopes to train and deploy these recruits, who hold American and European passports, for attacks against Western targets. The belief here is that Khorasan will be Al-Qaeda’s new arm in carrying our terrorist attacks against the United States.

The group reportedly has the services of Al-Qaeda bomb maker, Ibrahim al-Asiri, whose devices previously ended up on three US-bound planes. He is known to be a true pioneer of hard-to-detect bombs. The next step most likely in their agenda will be taking those bombs and pairing them with US-born and other foreign jihadist returning home.

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In this respect, Khorasan threats to the US to be much more directly compared to the Islamic State’s more regional ambitions and since POTUS anti ISIS strategy does not include Al Nusra, which then frees up Khorasan’s hands.

Al Nusra is set apart from many other groups is that it’s now the only faction with active branches throughout Syria.

The volatile conflict zone that is Syria, with its lax borders and an increasing number of distinct, armed Islamist groups, the US may be surprised by how difficult it soon may be to pinpoint the origin of the next threat.

CRISIS IN SYRIA

The U.S. stance is to train Syrian opposition forces by the U.S. Military to defend its territory rather than to seize it back from the Islamic State.

The Syrian fighters are essential to defeating the Islamic State as countries like Turkey, Jodan and Qatar stand by. However these assembled units under the Obama administration’s will not be able to capturing key towns from the militants without U.S. Combat teams which Obama has ruled out. The Syrians then will be tasked to only preventing ISIL to reach beyond the control it maintains.

Military officials also want U.S. and allied special operations troops to advise opposition forces if those forces are thrust into combat, helping them to fight effectively and reducing the chances that the new units will disintegrate in the heat of battle.

You cannot field an effective force if you’re not on the ground to advise and assist them,” said a senior U.S. military officer with extensive experience in training the Iraqi and Afghan militaries.

Obama’s unwillingness to deploy ground combat forces is rooted in concern that American troops would be drawn into a long, bloody war in the Middle East.

Obama position is to have our military train as many as 5,00 Syrian fighters a year as an effective opposition force, not just a hit-and-run group of rebels. The first units are expected to be deployed in roughly six months. The plan is for them to safeguard cleared areas and end up being a defensive force more than an offensive force.

Lt. Gen. William Mayville, the director of operations for the Pentagon’s Joint Staff, said the opposition fighters would receive basic training and it will have some effect but not a decisive effect in the battle against the Islamic State.

A defensive opposition force also could allow President Bashar al-Assad’s government to regain territory it has lost to the Islamic State, which has been pummeled — but remains far from defeated — by hundreds of U.S. and coalition air strikes over the past month.

The long range of basic training will not suffice in the war on ISIS. Syrian militants in 6 months to a year cannot reverse Islamic State gains and certainly will not destroy the infrastructure that have enabled them to operate successfully in Iraq and elsewhere..

Those who have fled the country as refugees most likely will not want to return to their war-ravaged homeland. And some may turn to fight for ISIS

U.S. troops intends to use basic training sessions which will focus on unit discipline and elementary combat skills and advanced training in the future. This is called long ranging with hopes of engagement down the road.

Administration officials say technological advancements will allow the U.S. military to provide a degree of air support to Syrian forces without having to stand shoulder to shoulder with them. They note that in Iraq, U.S. commanders recently employed surveillance aircraft, including drones, to identify Islamic State militants near the Mosul Dam, striking them in proximity to Kurdish forces.

US officials are also talking to Jordan, Qatar and Turkey about training camps being established in Saudi Arabia. This is sending a evident message that this recruitment effort there is no U.S. commitment and our unwillingness to commit to toppling Assad and ISIS but rather sitting on th sidelines and watching from afar.

John McCain sated that it is immoral to “fight and die when we’re not going to protect them from Bashar Assad’s barrel bombs or from ISIS…You’re not going to get people to volunteer to do that.”

Some senior Defense Department officials advised that involving the use of covert operatives and private contractors reporting to the CIA, not the Pentagon, who could provide combat advice to Syrian forces and summon air support but a senior Arab official said such a request would be unlikely to receive an enthusiastic response among coalition members if the United States did not also commit troops.

Either way you look at it, basic training over a year period is sending more lambs to slaughter. Air atrikes had proven to be effective but now long will the effectiveness be to topple a terrorist group hell bent on destroying everything in its path with an instatiable quench for power.

Terrorism promulgated by Social Media

I was disgusted to to find that social media like Facebook and twitter are allowing Terrorist groups to manifest its war against humanity, More troubling still is the fact that these companies already know how to police and remove content that violates the law.isis_facebook_closed

Every major social media network employs algorithms that automatically detect and prevent the posting of child pornography. Many, including YouTube, use a similar technique to prevent copyrighted material from hitting the web. Why not, in overt cases such as beheading videos and calls for blood, employ a similar system? Indeed, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook all strictly refuse to police content – instead relying on third parties, mostly users around the world, to flag objectionable material. But the constant torrent of new content is not a burden that can be practically managed by the crowd — any more than companies expect users to serve as the prime monitor for child pornography.

Yet past is prologue. The world, with each lamentation of “never again”, has cursed its failure to stop Rwanda’s deadly broadcasts. A furious Samantha Power, the US ambassador to the United Nations, once complained that the US “refused to use its technology” when it could have. A Harvard University study found that jamming the broadcasts could have saved tens of thousands of lives. The Islamic State’s campaign of incitement is definitely reminiscent of Rwanda and as the example of Rwanda now as then, exploiting sectarian hatred can quickly turn deadly on a massive scale.

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These companies have a moral obligation to do more and US law should not create a legal barrier for them to act when lives are on the line. Greed is the only motivating factor besides ignorance for people like Mark Zuckerberg and his ilk and should be held responsible for their actions. Terrorist and their cells in our own country are busy and plotting terrorist actions 24/7. They use social media platforms to recruit, hack and disseminate your vital information while caskets are manufactured by the thousands and being filled with American lives and their allies. For terrorism, a clear win.

Social Media Prostitution and Sex Trafficking: BACKPAGE.com and CRAIGSLIST

Is BACKPAGE.COM a bigger PIMP than CRAIGSLIST? Which is the leader in SEX TRAFFICKING and online prostitution across the world? From my research and being a leading authority in the investigation, recovery of missing children and human trafficking, Craigslist certainly rivals back page here in the United States but CRAIGSLIST certainly beats out BACKPAGE.COM. It is not so much a rivalry but a criminal enterprise in open view tolerated by our criminal justice system. handovermouth Adult classifieds site Backpage.com is profiting from one of the ugliest crimes on the planet: sex trafficking. They are facilitating sex slavery and why to this date they have not shut the site down is beyond comprehension. Backpage says that they are doing more to fight sexual exploitation than any other classified ad site on the web and have no plans to shut the site down. The owners of the site, Mike Lacey and Jim Larkin also owners of the Village Voice Media not too long ago ditched all of its editorial properties, taking pressure off Village Voice Media’s brand advertisers and investors to distance themselves from the Backpage controversy, and leaving the beleaguered (but very profitable) classifieds site as a stand alone ad Platform as part of their cover my ass program. So, let’s look at the facts and not just the jargon even though we all know all facts and statistics are not all exact. ● Backpage.com accounts for about 70% of America’s prostitution advertising ● Earns more than $22 million annually from prostitution ads – NY Times ● 80% of online prostitution advertising revenue – Reuters ● Continues to get rich off of human suffering to the tune of $24 million a year” – The Daily Beast There are ridiculous statistics out there to explain the procedures that Backpage and Craigslist to disseminate their removal process for spam and fraud on posts outside of sex or personal posts. Backpage and Craigslist posts approximately 7.5 million ads a month in dozens of countries and hundreds of categories. Of those ads approximately 20% of those ads are listed in the adult category. You do the math. These pimps want you to believe that they do everything within their power sand with the aid of the National Center for Missing Exploited Children (NCMEC) try to keep up by removing posts by examining credentials against phone numbers, email and IP addresses of ad posters Backpage has already flagged. They claim to scan ads for links to viruses, MK_logomalware and URLs that NCMEC has blacklisted as being associated with child pornography. This effectiveness is about (.01 percent) of its monthly ad volume. If you do not know that these sites are available to our children, you are ignorant. This is the root of the problem and it is a cancer but there is a solution. Backpage and Craigslist do NOT even oblige or abide as they say by their own TERMS AND CONDITIONS such as illegal activities, like “offers of sex for any kind of compensation(including suspected code words), sex acts in images, nudity, potential harm or violence” but are more concerned about flagging, removing deleting or blacklisting legitimate businesses . #1 Pimp in the Nation One of the questions is how does Backpage and Craigslist know how to monitor the age of the person entering their sites? Would one think, that a simple process of entering a credit

Jim Larkin - Founder of Backpage.com and 2nd largest pimp in the nation

Jim Larkin – Founder of Backpage.com and 2nd largest pimp in the nation

card for verification purposes would help to eliminate this cancer help with a call back to the card holder to verify? However, these methods like credit cards and drivers licenses, cannot be used to identify minors, because the absence of those things does not necessarily mean the person is a child or the child would have access to those items. Even more fuel to shut down all adult advertising. Does these scam sites even bother to offer up a solution to alleviate the problem? Because the main criteria the ad review team uses is to guess whether the advertiser is a minor is by looking at the photo attached to the ad and making a judgement call as to whether they appear over or under 21. How inane is that? Eyeballing a photo and guessing the age of the person in it is criminally stupid at best. What training do the people running this company have? Did they attend the FBI criminal behavioral unit to determine that the person is clearly over the age of 18 or 21? Who posted the photo, how old the photo is, and whether the photo in the ad is actually of the person advertising adult services. Backpage and Craigslist Terms of Use don’t

Craig Newmark - CEO of Craigslist - #1 Pimp in America with friend Obama

Craig Newmark – CEO of Craigslist – #1 Pimp in America with friend Obama

prohibit users from posting on another’s behalf, or using another’s credit card to post the ad, a glaring omission given all the concern over pimps and traffickers advertising people for sexual services against their will. Nor does Backpage maintain a database of previously flagged images to automatically detect duplicates. Backpage’s critics maintain that a lot of the ads – and sex traffickers – will just go away if Backpage shuts down. Backpage claims that by shutting down their site, there would be no way to identify pimps and predators of which they claim by allowing these posts would not be able to be identified and thus would disappear and go underground. I see Backpage and Craigslist trying to win an argument on allowing their web site to remain active and not shut down purely on greed alone and meagerly not trying more to fix this problem by merely shutting down their personal ads. This is not simply an honorable a dating site but an outright pornography site that promotes trafficking and child porn! One where YOUR child gets allured to a predator and is lost forever and sometimes killed. Of all the victims of sex trafficking Back page and Craigslist account for a considerable amount of the millions that are part of these statistics. Every 5 minutes, a child goes missing. Human/Sex Trafficking is the largest industry next to the drug cartels and about to surpass that. Backpage contains a section for listing “adult entertainment” services even though they lie and say their site officially prohibits illegal services including prostitution but the site still contains listings explicitly for sex and known incidences of child sexual services being sold. The way I see it, if you promote it, any enterprise will only grow. If you do not, the enterprise will decline and hopefully die. If you cut out the cancer or treat it, the greater the chance the cancer will go away or not come back and if it does, you keep trying to fight it. Thou shall not be a victim, thou shall not be a perpetrator and thou shall not be a bystander. If more people got involved, there is also more strength in numbers. Awareness, education and action will prevail. Never let greed and corruption stand in the path of the safety of our children. Craig Newmark, Mike Lacey and Jim Larkin are pimps and aiding and abetting crime. Simply put. They are profiteers of criminal enterprise. You cannot sugar coat it enough. If you are looking for a loved one, we can help! We  can profile whether or not your child fell victim to a predator on in the Internet if they wen missing and find them. www.thelost.net