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CIA to continue 'enhanced interrogations'

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posted on Jul, 22 2007 @ 05:32 PM
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CIA to continue 'enhanced interrogations'


abc.net.au

The United States will persist with techniques of interrogating terror suspects that have saved "countless lives", but will stop short of torture, the US National Intelligence director says.

Mike McConnell has refused to spell out whether methods such as the alleged practice of 'waterboarding' were permitted under a new executive order of President George W Bush.

"The United States does not engage in torture. This executive order spells it out," Mr McConnell said.
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posted on Jul, 22 2007 @ 05:32 PM
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Quick background from artcile:

Under his order issued on Friday, Mr Bush forbade the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to torture suspected terrorists in its detention and interrogation program instituted after the September 11 attacks of 2001.

The order says that the CIA program, confirmed to exist in September 2006, must abide by the Geneva Conventions on wartime detainees and directs the CIA director to enforce that standard.

It lists no specific practices that are affected or punishments for violations, and does not describe in any further detail a secret CIA prison network that has drawn outrage from US allies in Europe.


Is Mr McConnell simply going to turn a blind eye?
So basically the CIA will resume its activities and
that executive order doesn't mean diddily.. correct?

abc.net.au
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posted on Jul, 22 2007 @ 05:55 PM
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Originally posted by aecreate
Is Mr McConnell simply going to turn a blind eye?
So basically the CIA will resume its activities and
that executive order doesn't mean diddily.. correct?


Oh, it's not an issue, really. You just readjust things a bit. This is an election year grandstand.

The CIA per se may be bound (at least as far as you'll know), which will be pesky for OMA's little pseudo-sf group. Not that they'll pay attention to it.

But CIA can still use long duration 'soft' interrogation techniques, and I'm sure they'll still get the high-value guys with information that's good for a long time.

For the low value guys you need to rake over the coals fast, a few options come right to mind:

1) Field-expedient interrogations where you either
A) use amnesics so Joe Achmed wakes up wondering why he's all lumped up
B) do what you want and use the 3S solution when you're done
C) just sweat them without actually doing any real damage

2) Sock puppet contractors who specialize in interrogation for various agencies, a couple come to mind right away



posted on Jul, 22 2007 @ 07:03 PM
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Ah I see... the subsidization of interrogation.
New to me, but sounds like old news.

Thanks for the input.



posted on Jul, 22 2007 @ 07:58 PM
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Lets see....If these are new, enhanced interrogations,
And the others were abuse,
Is this then enhanced ABUSE?




posted on Jul, 22 2007 @ 09:41 PM
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Originally posted by dgtempe
Lets see....If these are new, enhanced interrogations,
And the others were abuse,
Is this then enhanced ABUSE?



I think it's more like interrogation-lite. There are things that take longer but still get the job done. So if you have to take longer, you do people whose info lasts longer, generally the big-wigs.

The general's aide or the file-clerks, they know lots of stuff too, but it's time critical, so you either let some other group do it who just won't get caught because dead file clerks tell no tales, or give them to the contract interrogation folk, of which there are several. That way, the CIA isn't doing it. Look, they just need to dance around the letter of the law.



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