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Gina Haspel: Torturers Should be Punished, not Promoted

Gina Haspel: Torturers Should be Punished, not Promoted

  by Thomas L. Knapp US president Donald Trump should never have nominated Gina Haspel to head the Central Intelligence Agency. When Haspel offered to withdraw her name from consideration, as the Washington Post reports she did during a White House meeting in early May, her offer should have been gratefully accepted. The US Senate […]

US Military Aid: Thai-ed to Torture

US Military Aid: Thai-ed to Torture

By Thomas L. Knapp Amnesty International’s mission is “to conduct research and generate action to prevent and end grave abuses of human rights, and to demand justice for those whose rights have been violated.” Unsurprisingly, the organization’s latest report collects “first-hand testimony of survivors, court documents, medical records and various other forms of evidence relating […]

Cartoonist Chip Bok: It’s STILL Bush’s fault

Cartoonist Chip Bok: It’s STILL Bush’s fault

Chip Bok, Bokbluster.com     December 12, 2014    Diane Feinstein issued a Senate Intelligence Committee report on CIA terrorist interrogation tactics it called torture. Members of the committee approved those same tactics after the 9/11 attacks. The report was written the style of the health care bill – 100% by Democrats. And researched Rolling Stone […]

Torturing “Torture”

Torturing “Torture”

By Timothy J. Bond The word torture is being thrown around as if we’re all talking about the same thing. A feeling of or inflicting great physical or psychological discomfort or pain. Agreed? Now what about intent? Does it matter if we are speaking about Jeffrey Dahmer or not? Or does it matter if the […]

Tortured Truths

Tortured Truths

By Gregory J. Welborn