Wednesday, December 10, 2014

21st Century America: 'do unto others... you would have them do unto you'

And how, in political circles and certain political ideologies, not just here but everywhere, do we justify 'doing onto others.... as not crimes, we just change what we call them and deny we're actually doing what we so strongly condemn others of doing, it's just that simple while still condemning those others!

Former CIA director George Tenet denies torture claims
December 9, 2014 - In a 2007 interview with “60 Minutes,” former CIA director George Tenet defended the use of enhanced interrogation techniques and refuted claims that they amounted to torture.

A History of the C.I.A.’s Secret Interrogation Program
9 December 2014 - The Central Intelligence Agency used contentious interrogation techniques, including waterboarding and sleep deprivation, on dozens of the 119 men it detained in secret prisons between 2002 and 2008. A newly released report by the Senate Intelligence Committee found that the agency routinely misled the White House and Congress about the program. read timeline>>>

In the just above video Tenet denies any video's of the tortures were being done. In the timeline you'll find this:

November 2005 - Interrogation tapes are destroyed.

It's called rovian revisionism of history:

12/09/14 - CIA ignores own lessons in developing torture program under Bush

Rachel Maddow tells the history of Yuri Yosenko, former KGB spy, to whom the United States apologized for torturing him when he tried to defect, and other examples of how the CIA learned that torture interrogations, while tempting, are counterproductive.

Those in governments that seek, some, those ordered too, rather enjoy doing or knowing it's being done especially if video's are made as it takes places, to justify just rewrite the domestic laws {see also} and totally ignore the imternational laws we as a, once, leading country led the world in writing!

And as we oft hear that this country is a 'christian' nation. Most pushing ignore the teachings of as they readily condemn everyone else, including other whole religious ideologies, for not following and thus not leading by example themselves, total intolerance, but only using convenient speak to claim their christian righteousness. No sins, rewriting bible teachings, broken so no foul.

"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you," commonly known as "The Golden Rule," is indeed a biblical principle. Luke 6:31 records Jesus saying, “Do to others as you would have them do to you.” This statement is in the context of a lesson from Jesus about loving our enemies. Jesus took the conventional quid pro quo method of treating people and turned it on its head (see Matthew 5:38-48). Rather than doing to others what they have done to us or giving them what they may deserve, we are to treat them the way we want them to treat us. read more w/links>>>

12/09/14 - Report exposes ineptitude of Bush-era torture program

Rachel Maddow shows details from the Senate torture report indicating that the CIA, lacking a torture program, employed people who were unqualified, inexperienced, or of dubious character to manage an interrogation program that resulted in chaos.

12/09/14 - No reckoning for Bush-era torture

Rachel Maddow points out that despite presidential candidates in 2008 who seemed likely to seek prosecutions for the architects and practitioners of U.S. torture policy under the Bush administration, there has been no reckoning beyond today’s report.

At CIA's 'Salt Pit' prison, torture reigned with little oversight

12/09/14 - Questions of consequences follow torture report’s release

Andrea Mitchell, NBC News chief foreign affairs correspondent, talks with Rachel Maddow about the revelations contained in the Senate torture report and what may come next as Americans come to grips with what was done in their name.

This Is How a Prisoner of War Feels About Torture

Dec 9 2014 - In a speech from the Senate floor, John McCain broke with his Republican colleagues to commend the Senate's CIA report, relying on his own experience in Vietnam. read more>>>

12/09/14 - Pardons would label torturers as criminals

Anthony Romero, executive director of the ACLU, talks with Rachel Maddow about how President Obama can label Bush-era torturers as criminals by pardoning them if his administration isn’t going to otherwise hold them accountable for their illegal acts.

DEC. 8, 2014 - Pardon Bush and Those Who Tortured

Torture Report Finally Released

Senate Intelligence Committee Summary of CIA's Detention and Interrogation Program Concludes CIA Misled Itself, Congress, the President about Lack of Effectiveness

Committee Details 20 Most Frequent CIA Claims that Torture Stopped Terrorist Plots, Cites CIA's Own Documents to Show Claims "Wrong in Fundamental Respects"

Outside Contractors Ran Torture Program, Earned $1800 per Day, $81 Million Overall, Had No Prior Experience in Interrogation, No Arabic, but Sold CIA on "Hard" Measures

Multiple CIA Officers Protested Program as "Train Wreak", Refused to Participate, But CIA Directors Tenet, Goss, Hayden Overruled Criticism and Misled Congress

CIA Inserted Factually Inaccurate Claims into Bush's Daily Brief and Public Speeches read more>>>

In a Democracy: 'Citizens must know what is done in their name'

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