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Secretive Agency (CIA) Under The Spotlight

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posted on Jul, 5 2008 @ 12:28 PM
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Secretive Agency (CIA) Under The Spotlight


www.washingtonpost.com

In recent weeks, both the House and the Senate have intensified their scrutiny of the CIA's treatment of detainees, with Senate investigators launching new inquiries into whether agency lawyers influenced the Defense Department's decision to use harsh interrogation techniques in the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Both Congress and the Justice Department are examining whether top CIA officers broke the law in ordering the destruction of videotapes that recorded the waterboarding of al-Qaeda suspects.
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posted on Jul, 5 2008 @ 12:28 PM
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Good. This is LONG overdue. This is yet another, completely out-of-control branch of the gov whose power and lawlessness has gone completely unchecked for far too long. The more exposure to these criminal policies and procedures they've been up to, the better. NO ONE should be above the law, both domestic and International, and yet we have seen these orgs operating with complete impunity. Hopefully things will change.


At the same time, lawmakers are attempting to set new limits on how the CIA deals with suspected terrorists in the future, and even who at the agency may interrogate them. One measure would ban the CIA from using contractors to question detainees, while another would require prompt notification of the International Committee of the Red Cross when a new prisoner enters CIA custody. A third would again seek to limit CIA interrogators to a shortlist of Army-approved tactics, a restriction approved last year by Congress but vetoed by President Bush.




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posted on Jul, 5 2008 @ 12:35 PM
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Originally posted by DimensionalDetective
out-of-control branch of the gov whose power and lawlessness has gone completely unchecked for far too long.


There have been many attempts, from Congress and the Public, to 'reform' the CIA. I will shamelessly promote the ATS Member Debate I recently participated in with MemoryShock:

Challenge Match: Ian McLean vs MemoryShock: Central Intelligence Agency

Lots of good info there; check it out!



posted on Jul, 5 2008 @ 12:39 PM
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While I agree with you on this, I have to say this is an opportunity for the Agency to be found with their pants down around their ankles, or for the current Administration to cover-up and move right along.

The biggest problem is that there is no true desire to do anything but do the typical blowhard puppet-show as well as song and dance to appease the public.

The World-Wide Web of Surveillance of Your Online/Offline Activities

It's show you one hand while the other is up to no good elsewhere. Politics as usual.



[edit on 5-7-2008 by SpartanKingLeonidas]



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