CIA destroyed video evidence of ‘waterboarding’ detainees

This video from the USA is called Mancow: Waterboarding is Torture: Olbermann.

From British daily The Guardian:

CIA destroyed video of ‘waterboarding‘ al-Qaida detainees

Suzanne Goldenberg in Washington

Friday December 7, 2007

The CIA destroyed video evidence of the coercive interrogation of al-Qaida operatives held under its secret rendition programme in order to shield agents from prosecution, it was revealed yesterday.

The decision to destroy two videotapes documenting the use of waterboarding against Abu Zubaydah and another high-value al-Qaida detainee was made in November 2005 – as American media were just beginning to focus on the existence of the secret CIA prison network.

See also here. And here. And here.

Update 10 December 2007: here.

Update 11 December 2007: here.

Update 12 December 2007: here.

44 thoughts on “CIA destroyed video evidence of ‘waterboarding’ detainees

  1. Re: *CIA official ordered torture tapes destroyed*
    Posted by: “Virginia Metze” vmetze
    Fri Dec 7, 2007 11:57 am (PST)

    I was always trying to figure out WHY the tapes were made… I think he could do another book.

    And didn’t those tapes into the political “underground”


    From: hapi22
    Subject: *CIA official ordered torture tapes destroyed*
    > If, as the CIA now claims, a lower-level CIA official (Jose A. Rodriguez Jr., who was the head of the Directorate of Operations, the CIA’s clandestine service) ordered the destruction of the tapes of CIA torture interrogations of suspected Al Qaeda agents — and the head of the CIA at the time, Porter Goss did NOT know about the destruction — then that official should be fired and charged with the crime of destroying evidence that both the 9/11 Commission and a judge had asked for.


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