Organization of Former Guantanamo Detainees get in on the act to demand prosecution of CIA operatives
The Association of Retired Al-Qaeda Operatives?
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Editor’s Note: Warsaw-based journalist David Dastych, a former CIA operative once imprisoned by the KGB, warns that “while some innocent people captured and eventually tortured by the CIA or the US Army could demand compensation for being illegally detained, when we start to treat genuine terrorists as “combatants” and grant them POW rights—they will be sure they can attack us everywhere and at anytime—because that’s how stupid we (Americans, and Westerners) really are!”
It’s truly an upside down world when “The Association of Retired Al-Qaeda Operatives” and the “Organization of Former Guantanamo Detainees” get in on the act to demand prosecution of CIA operatives.
This blogger says it best:
I don’t believe in “torture” as a method for extracting information should be used on everyone but if aggressively interrogating people that are able to build armies of people willing to strap a bomb to their body and walk into a shopping center and attempt to kill as many people as possible I am all for it! If it saves the lives of 1 or 100 Americans, I am all for it.
Only a lawyer who became president would even bring this up. A leader leads by pointing the way forward. A lawyer builds his case by pointing out everything the “other guy” did wrong.
NO, they did their best in protecting this country, and we should thank them for it. It may not have been the best thing for Humanity or of course for Al Qaida operatives.
The Obama mandate to please all of our former enemies and terror loving adherents by revealing, punishing and jailing the alleged CIA abusers will only incite more violence against US soldiers and other noncombatant targets in the future. And persecution and prosecution will only chill future attempts to obtain valuable information by those whose job is to discern current and future attacks, they will be hampered by the thought—-will I be prosecuted for “Saving America” from future 9-11 attacks.
The current Report on Interrogations Describes “Threat to Kill Detainee’s Children” , wow - such a startling revelation, how horrible of them. But 2,933 persons ( from 90 countries ) died on 9-11-2001…......in order to prevent such catastrophes. They ( CIA ) engaged in behaviors that did not amount to the loss of life on 9-11-2001. There perseverence in interrogating the terrorists was warranted…....I wonder if the apologists will scream and shout prosecute the CIA officials ......when a terrorist nuclear or chemical weapons device is detonated / released in the U.S. in the future. Wake up…..despite Obama’s “let’s be nice to the terrorists and hope they will go away,” choose peaceful means of dissent or become naturalized US citizens pursuing profit over wanton murder…..it’s not going to happen in Obama’s lifetime. And what’s with this following the Army’s 19 points on humane and gentle interrogation techniques, it will certainly be a BUST. Terrorists only respond to Terror.”