December 15, 2014 3:30 pm -


A man as he crosses the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) logo in the lobby of CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia. The director of the CIA insisted December 9, 2014 that US agents’ use of brutal interrogation techniques against AlQaeda suspects helped prevent attacks, in the wake of a critical Senate report. John Brennan admitted that mistakes…


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8 responses to Headline Abroad: US Crucifies Itself With Horrific Torture

  1. Boehner-Monkey December 15th, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    Here is a little bit about the ACLU’s legal fight with the Administration to get the torture photos released. The article talks about how there were instances of posing with corpses and forced sodomization of detainees:

  2. William December 15th, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    Seen on All Hat no Cattle.

    I guess you have to be a Bush to see a report detailing your brother’s war crimes as a great chance to launch your presidential campaign.

    • whatthe46 December 15th, 2014 at 6:53 pm

      stupid runs in the family.

    • Jake December 15th, 2014 at 10:21 pm

      I guess he is running so he can pardon his brother.

  3. William December 15th, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    Two centuries of leading by example down the drain courtesy of one evil Cheney and his puppet president.

  4. burqa December 15th, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    I guess having to hear this trash-talking from abroad is one of the lesser penalties of having this official program of torture.
    The writer is in Sri Lanka, a place where war crimes aplenty have been committed over the last couple of decades in the fight against the Tamil Tigers. One wonders how the prosecution of war criminals goes over there.

  5. Bunya December 15th, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    Yeah well, we deserve it. After years of passing judgement on the world, we’ve been taken down a few notches. We’re no longer the beacon of morality and guidance we once were, and we have America’s sh!t stain, Dick Cheney, to thank for it.

  6. fancypants December 15th, 2014 at 11:40 pm

    Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka)
    Content provided by Asianet-Pakistan


    Pot meet kettle

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan – A Pakistani doctor who helped the U.S. track down Usama bin Laden was sentenced to 33 years in prison on Wednesday for conspiring against the state, officials said, a verdict that is likely to further strain the country’s relationship with Washington.

    Shakil Afridi ran a vaccination program for the CIA to collect DNA and verify bin Laden’s presence at the compound in the town of Abbottabad where U.S. commandos killed the Al Qaeda chief last May in a unilateral raid. The operation outraged Pakistani officials, who portrayed it as an act of treachery by a supposed ally.

    Senior U.S. officials have called for Afridi to be released, saying his work served Pakistani and American interests. But many Pakistani officials, especially those working for the country’s powerful spy agency, do not see it that way.