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  • CIA’s queen of torture was used to create Zero Dark Thirty character
    CIA’s queen of torture was used to create Zero Dark Thirty character
    Recently released Senate Intelligence Committee's report on CIA torture featured a key character in the agency’s string of horrific misdeeds. Alfreda Frances Bikowsky is a career CIA officer, who remains in a senior position at the...
  • Majority of Americans say CIA torture justified, is this who we really are?
    Majority of Americans say CIA torture justified, is this who we really are?
    On Thursday, Washington Post-ABC published poll results that reveal 59% of Americans think the CIA treatment of suspected terrorists was justified. Note, these responses were about 'suspected' terrorists, not individuals who were found...
  • Dick Cheney
    The Torture Poll at WaPo
    Michael Sean Winters reacts to the torture poll at WaPo, so I react to him. You can read his piece athttp://ncronline.org/blogs/distinctly-catholic/torture-evangelization, which will help you understand mine, which follows.The poll is interesting,...
  • Torture
    Sherman's POWs as land-mine-detectors, Bush-CIA nose-swabbings and torture
    Published December 17, 2014On December 8, 1864, during Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman's March to the Sea, the foot of a young Alabama cavalry officer was blown to pieces by an 8-inch C.S.A. "subterra" shell (land mine or IED called a ...
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    Bush and Cheney Should be Prosecuted for Torture
    The George W. Bush administration may just be the worst presidency in the history of the United States.Under the terms of the U.N. Convention Against Torture, which the U.S is a signatory, it is illegal to torture people for any reason. If you don...
  • Why not?
    Do People Need A Law Not to Tattoo Their Pets?
    Really.This column cannot take too much more in terms of news.It has been a time of high tragedy and petty cruelty.From the Senate Report about Torture, which certainly does not tell the entire, ugly story to the seemingly non-ending killing of...
  • George W. Bush Opines About Painting
    George W. Bush Opines About Painting
    Seriously, what else happened recently upon which he should comment?One headline, this column kids you not, stated: Words of Wisdom from GWB.Really?Apparently these sage mots amounted to the admonition of not painting pictures of your wife and...
  • Dick Cheney
    New York Times writer asks: 'Is it OK to torture' Dick Cheney?
    The liberal "long knives" came out on Twitter after former Vice President Dick Cheney appeared on NBC's Meet The Press, Twitchy reported Sunday. Among those who engaged in the orgy of online hate was David Dobbs, a New York Times...
  • Crown of Thorns
    Can torture provide the truth? For Christians...
    Recently, a Senate Intelligence Committee investigation concluded that the CIA tortured suspected terrorists. If you are not up to date with congressional investigations, readthis.Unfortunately, politics has made the torture debate very polarized...
  • Crime news: Man pleads guilty to animal abuse, killed cat and dog using cruel torture methods
    Crime news: Horrific animal abuse, man guilty of starving dog and 'hanging' cat
    A man charged with horrific animal abuse crimes has recently pleaded guilty in the torture and deaths of a cat and a dog. The suspect, identified as Nicolino Camardi of Calgary, is accused of starving a dog and then “hanging” a cat...
  • 911
    Debate rages if water boarding is torture or just an uncomfortable few seconds
    In the wake of Senate Democrats releasing to the world a partisan report regarding U.S. government authorized enhanced interrogation techniques (EIT), to include water boarding, NBC News is reporting on Dec. 11, 2015 that due to the Dems release...
  • Former Border Patrol Agent sentenced to life in prison for murder, torture
    Former Border Patrol Agent sentenced to life in prison for murder, torture
    On December 12, 2014, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced that retired border patrol agent Nerio Celaya, 44, of Calexico, California has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for his role...
  • Psyche drugs
    Brain-scanning technologies and drugs are wave of interrogation future
    This article is about the politics of war, capturing and interrogating prisoners. The future should have been now when it comes to applying advanced technologies and techniques. There are all sorts of legal wickets to maneuver to clear the way for...
  • Feinstein
    In My Name -- and Yours
    The CIA tortured in your name and mine — in everyone’s.The stain on the American psyche belongs to all of us. We are all complicit.We were complicit in the understandable but regrettable hysteria that took over the nation after 9/11, a...
  • Psychologist who devised CIA interrogation tactics resigned as Mormon bishop
    Psychologist who devised CIA interrogation tactics resigned as Mormon bishop
    Bruce Jessen, one of the chief architects of the CIA's torture program, bemoaned the exposure that caused him to resign from his position as the bishop of his Mormon church in Spokane, Washington. On December 11, 2014, Jessen told Reuters that...