Daily Archives: December 10, 2014

Hush Money: CIA Paid Poland To Host Its Secret Prisons And Detainees – 10 December 2014

RT logoThe CIA paid at least a million dollars to Poland for it to host secret prisons, where it incarcerated alleged 9/11 terror suspects, according to the recent US torture report.

Warsaw had initially tried to halt the transfer of suspects, but after a generous offer, it suddenly became more “flexible.

READ MORE: Senate accuses CIA of torturing prisoners, overstepping legal boundaries

Although redacted, the US torture report doesn’t name Poland, calling it just the “Country”. Details such as the names of the detainees transferred to the country and the time they arrived at the CIA “black site” match the European Court of Human Rights ruling on the existence of a CIA “black site” in Poland.

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Never Say Never: FBI Director Refuses To Rule Out Agents Posing As Reporters – 10 December 2014

RT logoThe director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation left the door open to the possibility that officers may falsely represent themselves as journalists in the course of an investigation, so long as it’s done with “significant supervision.”

Despite last month’s furor following revelations that an FBI agent had posed as an employee of the Associated Press as part of a sting operation, James Comey said he was not willing to swear off the use of such ploys in the future.

READ MORE: FBI says agent impersonated AP journalist in 2007 sting op

“I’m not willing to say ‘never’,” Comey told a press roundtable discussion on Tuesday, AP reported. “Just as I wouldn’t say that we would never pose as an educator or a doctor or, I don’t know, a rocket scientist.”

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WakingTimes – Living In A Resource Based Economy – 10 December 2014

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Video – Because our bodies require the resources of the planet – food, air, water – we are intrinsically connected to the planet. How do we go about living in a way that allows the human race to live well and sustain our population and planet? Here’s an excerpt explaining a resource based economy, from Zeitgeist: Moving Forward.

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Mish/ Mike Shedlock – CIA Torture Reports: Frozen To Death; Rectal Rehydration, Broken Limbs; 54 Countries Assist US; Dick Cheney War Criminal – 10 December 2014

MishMikeShedlockToday the US released its CIA report on torture. The results are shocking. For example, the New York Times provides 7 Key Points From the C.I.A. Torture Report.

  1. The C.I.A.’s interrogation techniques were more brutal and employed more extensively than the agency portrayed.
  2. The C.I.A. interrogation program was mismanaged and was not subject to adequate oversight.
  3. The C.I.A. misled members of Congress and the White House about the effectiveness and extent of its brutal interrogation techniques.
  4. Interrogators in the field who tried to stop the brutal techniques were repeatedly overruled by senior C.I.A. officials.
  5. The C.I.A. repeatedly underreported the number of people it detained and subjected to harsh interrogation techniques under the program.
  6. At least 26 detainees were wrongfully held and did not meet the government’s standard for detention.
  7. The C.I.A. leaked classified information to journalists, exaggerating the success of interrogation methods in an effort to gain public support.

Here’s the full 525-page sanitized and redacted Congressional Study on CIA Torture. Various reports and excerpts follow:

Steve Lendman – Israel’s Draconian Anti-Infiltration Law – 10 December 2014

StevelendmanDecember 10 is Human Rights Day. Commemorating “the fundamental proposition in the Universal Declaration that each one of us, everywhere, at all times is entitled to the full range of human rights, that human rights belong equally to each of us and bind us together as a global community with the same ideals and values.”

Not in America. Or Israel. Fascist police states. Racist ones. Mocking fundamental civil and human rights.

Knesset members passed legislation targeting African migrants. Legitimate refugees and asylum seekers. So-called Holot law.

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Sophia Love – Sovereignty VIII – Your Value Cannot Be Monetized – 10 December 2014

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Mish/ Mike Shedlock – Temper Tantrum In Greece; Snap Elections May Pave Way For Eurozone Exit; Expect Bribes – 10 December 2014

MishMikeShedlockYesterday, Greek prime minister Antonis Samaras called a snap presidential election hoping to retain power even though he failed to deliver on his promise to end Greece’s €245bn troika-sponsored bailout.

Today, the markets threw a fit. Yield on the Greek 10-year bond soared from 7.258% to 8.17%. This is below the spike high on October 16, but the trend is clear. Yield is up 257 basis points (2.57 percentage points) since September 10.

Greece 10-Year Bond Yield

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