The explosive leak of more than 8,000 CIA documents to anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks is perhaps the most meaningful set of revelations since NSA secrets were provided to journalists by national security whistleblower Edward Snowden.
After the Sept, 11, 2001 attacks, the NYPD created a massive surveillance operation—aided by at least one CIA operative—directed at Muslims. It led the police department entrusted with policing the five boroughs to stretch its increasingly growing intelligence apparatus to Long Island, New Jersey, Connecticut and even parts of Pennsylvania.
What occurred while the detainees were in military custody when President George W. Bush launched the War on Terror is not fully known. But the ACLU says some of the photos yet to see the light of day depict an elderly Iraqi woman’s alleged sexual abuse, a teenager’s mock execution, and the fatal shooting of an Iraqi farmer by a US soldier. While the free-speech organization hasn’t seen the photos, the incidents they describe are detailed in military documents. According to reports, the Pentagon said 14 of the incidents have been substantiated.
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As fans of Homeland know, Carrie’s peaceful life in Germany couldn’t be long for this world. And, of course, it wasn’t.
“This is one of the most serious human rights violations that the US has engaged in as a country."
“Compared to being in prison, John is overjoyed to be back home with his wife and five children."
Whistleblower John Kiriakou is serving a 30-month prison sentence while those he exposed remain free.
The CIA misled the American people about the effectiveness of waterboarding, a Senate report has found.
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