Trump’s pseudo-feminism to make torturer CIA boss


This video from the USA says about itself:

White House Hides Behind McFeminism To Push War Criminal CIA Head

7 May2018

In May 2013, the Washington Post’s Greg Miller reported that the head of the CIA’s clandestine service was being shifted out of that position as a result of “a management shake-up” by then-Director John Brennan. As Miller documented, this official — whom the paper did not name because she was a covert agent at the time — was centrally involved in the worst abuses of the CIA’s Bush-era torture regime.

Read more here.

This video from the USA says about itself:

Will “Bloody Gina” Run The CIA?

7 May 2018

Whom amongst us hasn’t run a black site torture facility in Thailand and destroyed the evidence? Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks, breaks it down.

“After 9/11, when the CIA needed a someone to run its first secret overseas prison, it turned to a 16-year veteran of the clandestine service to oversee the waterboarding of suspected terrorists. Years later, after she’d allegedly acquired the nickname “Bloody Gina”, the same woman would oversee the destruction of video evidence of the “enhanced interrogations” conducted under her watch. On Tuesday, President Trump announced his intention to nominate that woman, Gina Haspel, as director of the CIA.

In a single tweet Tuesday morning, President Trump announced the departure of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, as well as his plans to replace Tillerson with sitting CIA director Mike Pompeo and install deputy director Haspel in Pompeo’s position. If confirmed by the Senate, Haspel will be the first woman to run the CIA.

Haspel, who spent most of her 33 year career with the agency as an undercover agent, was appointed deputy director in early February.”

Read more here.

‘DISQUALIFYING’ Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has urged the Senate to reject Gina Haspel’s nomination to lead the CIA, as her “refusal to acknowledge torture’s immorality is disqualifying.” Here’s a video of Trump’s pick dodging questions on whether it’s ethically right to torture a fellow human being. [HuffPost]

‘HE’S DYING ANYWAY’ Cindy McCain, the wife of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), hit back at the White House aide who reportedly mocked her husband’s ailing health during a meeting about Trump’s controversial pick for CIA chief, Gina Haspel. Over on Fox Business, Retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Tom McInerney backed Haspel and defended the use of torture, saying it worked on “songbird” McCain. [HuffPost]

Wednesday’s Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearing on the nomination of Gina Haspel as director of the US Central Intelligence Agency provided a revealing exposure of the criminality of the US intelligence apparatus as well as the disintegration of democratic processes within America’s capitalist state. The subject at hand was whether a woman who played a direct and intimate role in the torture of detainees held incommunicado at so-called “black sites” around the world should be appointed to head what one senator described as the “premier intelligence agency in the world.” The hearing was characterized by gushing tributes from both Democrats and Republicans to the work of an agency long ago dubbed “Murder, Inc.” for its crimes around the world, including the organization of political assassinations, the creation of terrorist armies and the orchestration of fascist-military coups: here.

An Arkansas arms company that sells guns to the CIA has been trying to purchase large quantities of napalm — but they won’t say who it is for.

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5 thoughts on “Trump’s pseudo-feminism to make torturer CIA boss

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  2. The People’s Email Network, PO Box 35022, L.A., CA 90035

    Plus, if you find truth in this message, please forward it to
    everyone else you know.

    We stand opposed to the confirmation of Gina Haspel for CIA director,
    along with John McCain and most of the Democrats. Please call your
    senators now about this.

    Congressional Switchboard: 202-224-3121

    The key question to Haspel, framed bluntly and plainly by Senator
    Collins, was what she would do if Trump ordered her to torture
    people. Would she follow that order? Trump had repeatedly advocated
    for torture, or worse, during the campaign. Fair question?

    Despite the heavy prep they did for her Senate committee appearance
    yesterday, the words stuck in her throat. All she had to say was,
    “No.” We all remember just say no, don’t we? After some mumbling
    about following the law and how she naively believed Trump would
    never do that, she finally did get the word out, or something
    resembling it.

    But some of the Democratic senators went further and asked her if she
    would hold the CIA to a moral standard. And she even kinda agreed to
    that.

    Just so we’re clear, the CIA is an organization that has assassinated
    people in the past. They will likely continue to assassinate people
    in the future. They will continue to do bad things that nobody will
    know about for a long time, if ever.

    Perhaps holding the CIA to a high moral standard is a lost cause up
    front. Perhaps the best we can hope for is that they don’t commit
    barbaric crimes like torture that become a public shame for the
    United States and a recruiting banner for people even worse. Gina
    Haspel is no Mother Teresa, nor will be any CIA director in the
    future.

    Some would argue that Mother Teresa was no Mother Teresa, denying
    medicare care for the poor, etc. But we digress.

    At the end of the day, Haspel was not “following orders” when she ran
    a torture cell and was involved in destroying evidence of it. She was
    following legal opinions. These specious opinions were written by
    criminal attorneys precisely to give legal cover to Haspel and her
    superiors, all they way up to George W. Bush himself.

    Those attorneys should have been prosecuted just like judges were
    prosecuted at the Nuremberg Trials. They were not. But we’ll tell you
    one thing. If Gina Haspel or anyone else tries anything like that
    ever again they will be prosecuted, if we have anything to say about
    it.

    And we will.

    Let’s get keep in practice by speaking out about the crimes of Donald
    Trump now, shall we?

    Trump, YOU’RE Fired caps: https://www.utalk.us/?g=2:Y

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