Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Fuck America

DOJ not expected to initiate charges against CIA officers over torture report, CBS News, 9 December 2014:

After a review of the Senate Intelligence Committee's full report, the Justice Department is not expected to initiate any criminal charges against any CIA officers who participated in or authorized the Retention, Detention and Interrogation (RDI) program.

This means the Justice Department is standing by its earlier decision not to pursue criminal charges. Its investigators also reviewed the Committee's full report and did not find any new information that they had not previously considered in reaching their determination.

Ex-CIA Operative Says Prison Was Punishment for Whistleblowing on Torture, ABC News, 9 December 2014:
Former CIA officer John Kiriakou is the only CIA employee connected to its interrogation program to go to prison. But he was prosecuted for providing information to reporters, not for anything connected to waterboarding or other actions that today’s Senate Intelligence Committee report calls “torture.”

No other person connected to the program has been charged with a crime, after the Justice Department said their actions had been approved legally or that there was not sufficient admissible evidence in a couple cases of potential wrongdoing, even in light of the death of two detainees in the early 2000s.

So, according to the US government, the only crime around their use of torture was in telling us about it. I think that's clear evidence that they have no intention of holding those responsible to justice. Which means its time for the UN to do it.