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Secret CSIS committee weighs torture issues

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posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 12:54 PM
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Secret CSIS committee weighs torture issues


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Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press
Share on facebookShare on twitterShare on emailShare on printMore Sharing Services0OTTAWA - A secret high-level committee at Canada's spy agency is tasked with deciding whether information received from abroad is tainted by torture, declassified records show.

Internal Canadian Security Intelligence Service memos reveal the key role that the recently formed Information Sharing Evaluation Committee plays in determining if the spy agency makes use of the info.
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posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 12:54 PM
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The government directive outlined conditions for deciding whether to share information when there is a "substantial risk" that doing so might result in someone in custody being abused.

It also said protection of life and property are the chief considerations when deciding on the use of information that may have been extracted through torture.

Opposition MPs and civil liberties advocates condemned the directive, saying it would help torture flourish in grim prison cells around the world.

Amnesty International Canada said the policy was in direct contravention of Canada's international obligations to prevent brutalization of prisoners. Inappropriate sharing of information by Canadian authorities contributed to the torture of Arab-Canadians in Syria in the post-9-11 period, Amnesty Canada pointed out.


I am wondering when this wil lead to further abuses, and whos gonna get the business end of it.
This whole torture bit is entirely unessessary with such things as scopalamine and even more refined hypnotic drugs which would ultimately empty the prisoners mind if desired....
then theres the new looking into our head technology which woud be very helpful interrogating people....the kind they have in airports would work...
Plus i think the could actually monitor the body functions of a prisoner through chair he sit on or the air he breathes....All this and more run through a computer program......?
Questioning should be a multi technology suit of equipment that can be miniaturized and made portable...
We could use good information far better than any other advantage we are currently researching or producing (like the F 35 JSF or the invisibe aircraft carrier.....)
The comprehensive suit of interrogation tech that can be brought to bear upon any prisoner is more than sufficient to extract info without resorting to torture or pain or waterboarding etc.
Somehow i think these guys are sadly behind the time technologically......committee indeed!
How much do we pay for their only human judgements, and is flipping a coin any less accurate?
Surely a much more scientific method exists which can be reliable...?
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