Tuesday, December 16, 2014

CIA Torture Report Is Not The End Of It!

By: Mohamed S. Kamel*
December 15th, 2014

When Dianne Feinstein, the chair of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, stood in front of the Camera to tell us what we know for more than 10 years, most of us were relieved that the CIA long known secret became well known formally.  Even if those who practiced torture still deny the facts, at least their own government condemned them on the political and public relation level.
CIA dirty work is not news in itself, but the idea of justifying the humiliation of a human being is the key point.  The US government tried hard to convince its own citizens to humiliate some of ‘THEM’ to save ‘US’.  It worked and most of US citizens closed their eyes and silenced their conscience.

The idea of torture was strange to the western citizen and contrary to our value of respecting human beings.  But US officials and the CIA, their torture machines, justified their crime as ‘necessary after 9/11, a crime that has been used to compromise people’s perception to the Human Rights as a value.
The 6,000-page[1] report is not only about the well-known bad game in the Guantanamo-bay torture facility but it was a lot of violations of all principles that represent a dark side of humanity’s modern history.     

        The long trusted doctors were a key to this operation, where the CIA hired two psychologists, James Mitchell and Bruce Jessen, to develop enhanced interrogation techniques to be used on terror suspects and other detainees, they had sworn to respect Human Dignity and violated the oath and the dignity.
        The agency who should protect and apply law, worked against the law and the people, where the CIA provided the company and its employees with an indemnification agreement as protection from lawsuits.  
        While we fight corruption, illegal money transfer and bribing third world countries officials, as in construction and other trade contracts, the CIA provided millions of dollars in cash payments to foreign government officials. Here we have to remember the rendition program where in 2005, CIA effectively outsourced operations related to its detention and interrogation program to third world intelligent services in Syria, Jordan, Morocco and Egypt where Omar Suleiman, the late head of its intelligent service, was the engineer of all operations.

The problem is not only the violation of Human Rights, but also the change in the general public acceptance for this violation, where terminologies have been created to turn the bad reality into accepted actions.  It started with the usage of ‘collateral damageas a synonym to the killing of civilians in cold blood, that ended with ‘enhanced interrogationinstead of its real name torture.

So long as we dont respect the human dignity of the ‘OTHERS, we are losing the way to even respect our dignity.  Compromising other people right’s is the start in losing our own rights, but fear created it and that is what the CIA did and profited from. 

We have to understand that revealing the story and admitting the wrongdoing by the government doesnt stop the CIA from keeping their program under different names or different tactics.  We shouldnt forget that countries still practice torture for them under their control;

        The Syrian regime will remain in power or will be replaced with a more loyal one, and we will see how the ISIL came to the front when the revolutionary was very close to defeating the tyrant of Damascus.
        Egypt’s fascist Military Coup was financed and supported to overcome the people’s real democracy in the region as a legitimate outcome of January 25, 2011 revolution.

It takes five years searching within six million internal CIA documents with a cost more than forty million dollars to tell us they did it, or they are doing it for 13 years or maybe longer.  So how much and how long we will wait until we see all these perpetrators facing justice, unless this happens and until it happens we will remain unsafe, all of us, unsafe under this dirty secret game run by sick people.

* Mohamed S. Kamel: is a Freelance writer, the editor of http://forafreeegypt.blogspot.com/, he is a professional engineer, a LEED Green Associate and a recognized project manager professional (PMP), he is Member of several civil society organizations, a co-founder, member of the executive committee and a spokesperson of The Egyptian Revolutionary Council (ERC), a co-founder of the Egyptian Canadian Coalition for Democracy (ECCD-CECD(, Egyptian Worldwide for Democracy and Justice (EW4DJ), Canadian Egyptian for Democracy (CEFD), National Association for Change in Egypt (Taghyeer – Canada), Alternative Perspective Media (APM-RAM), , Quebec Antiwar movement “Échec à la Guerre”, Coalition for Justice and Peace in Palestine “CJPP”, ex-president and co-founder of the Canadian Muslim Forum (CMF-FCM), member of the board of trustee in the Canadian Muslim for Palestine (CMP) and Community Center for Montreal Muslims (CCMM). He could be reached at public@mohamedkamel.com and followed at @mskamel

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[1] Unclassified Findings and Conclusions, Executive Summary

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