Torture Worse Than Torture Disclosure

John KiriakouDoes irony still exist in the United States? I doubt it. Former CIA officer John Kiriakou was just given two and a half years for leaking classified information. In the end, all of his charges were reduced to giving the name of one covert operative to a reporter. (Why does that sound familiar?) But in reality, Kiriakou has been prosecuted for leaking the information that the CIA was engaged in torture.

Let’s see now, this prosecution follows how many indictments of people for engaging in torture? Oh, that’s right: none! Because it is totally okay in the United States to torture anyone we claim is an “evil doer” but it is treasonous to tell anyone we are doing it. Hell, with all our military capacity, we don’t have to be good, we can just enforce the appearance of good.

To top matters off, it’s always good to know that we have a whole bunch of evil idiotic assholes passing judgement on all of us. District Court Judge Leonie Brinkema was none too happy with the sentence. She thought it was way too light. And if that wasn’t enough to establish her evil-stupid credentials, she said, “This is not a case of a whistleblower. This is a case of a man who betrayed a solemn trust.”[1] Yeah, like trashing the Constitution and allowing free reign of the surveillance state.

Fuck the United States of America! Long may the elites rape it!


[1] Note that “man who betrayed a solemn trust” is more or less the definition of a whistleblower as seen from the inside.

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  1. I was tortured for almost 3 years by the FBI and their friends only
    because 85 years old man, Roland Sibens(chicago) convinced them that I
    am a terrorist. I was tortured for working on my prosthetic legs in
    the basement. I done absolutely nothing illegal or wrong. They thought
    that in theory it is possible to hide bomb in them. They saw an
    opportunity to get famous, so they were trying to torture me till I
    sign their insane story. They tortured me using more than 100
    different torturing methods and trust to me waterboarding is not how
    they torture nowadays. I dont know where to find justice.

    I think that after 9/11 things got out of control. Freedom fighters
    became tyrants. In 1945, most Germans had an opportunity to learn about Nazis death
    camps. I hope that one day American citizens will get chance to learn about people
    like me, who were tortured with no reason for years.

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