Germany: Federal Constitutional Court stops deportation of IS supporters for possible torture. The Turkish man committed bank fraud for 25.000 Euros to support ISIS and would have been deported to Turkey.

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“What If?” Ron Paul Asks The Two Most Important Words (Video)

“What If?” Ron Paul Asks The Two Most Important Words:

Ron Paul’s thought-provoking speech on the House floor from February 2009 seems as appropriate now as it did then…

Ron Paul:

“Madam Speaker, I have a few questions for my colleagues.

What if our foreign policy of the past century is deeply flawed and has not served our national security interest?

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Four Royal Marines Charged In Depraved Water-Boarding Ceremony

Four Marines Charged in Depraved Water-Boarding Ceremony:

United Kingdom — Three Royal Marines have been jailed for their roles in a twisted initiation ceremony that left a colleague suicidal and forced him to endure “40 minutes of depravity and naked humiliation.” A fourth was sentenced to unpaid community work for battery and disgraceful conduct during the ‘joining run’ initiation event in May 2014.

Three men, Marine Ian Tennet, Lance Corporal Scott Sim, and Lance Corporal James Taylor were all charged with ill-treatment of a subordinate. Tennet was sentenced to 11 months while Simm and Taylor both received eight-month sentences. The fourth defendant, Marine Ryan Logan, was ordered to serve 220 hours of unpaid community work after being convicted for his role in a water-boarding incident.

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CIA ‘Accidentally’ Destroyed 6,700 Page Torture Report? Snowden Calls Bullshit

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CIA ‘Accidentally’ Destroyed 6,700 Page Torture Report? Snowden Calls Bullshit:

“I worked at The CIA. I wrote the Emergency Destruction Plan for Geneva. When CIA destroys something, it’s never a mistake…

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Almost Two Thirds of Americans Don’t Know that Torture Makes Us LESS SAFE

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Almost Two Thirds of Americans Don’t Know that Torture Makes Us LESS SAFE:

A new Reuters/Ipsos poll poll shows that 63% of Americans82% of Republicans and 53% of Democrats – believe torture of suspected terrorists is “often” or “sometimes” justified to gather information.

While it would be nice to beat the crap out of some bad guys to get them spill the beans – and prevent more terrorism – the truth is that torture DECREASES the amount of information we’ll get and actually INCREASES terrorism.

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Shaker Aamer’s First Interview: ‘Everything That Happened To Us Is a War Crime’

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Shaker Aamer’s First Interview: ‘Everything That Happened To Us Is a War Crime’:

Shaker Aamer, who was released from Guantanamo Bay prison in October, gave his first television interview to the British news outlet, ITV News.

Aamer, a British resident born in Saudi Arabia, was detained for nearly fourteen years. He endured routine abuse and torture, especially because he engaged in hunger strikes and was willing to stand up for the rights of fellow prisoners.

He wrote a number of letters from Guantanamo which offered a window into the brutal tactics used by the U.S. military. The letters also showed the pain caused by not being able to be with his wife and children

ITV, unfortunately, posted Aamer’s interview today in many thirty to forty-five second chunks rather than in one segment or two longer parts for the world to watch. Those chunks of the interview do not necessarily represent the more significant parts of the interview.

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CIA Torture Program Whistleblower Speaks on – “The Sad Fate of America’s Whistleblowers”

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CIA Torture Program Whistleblower Speaks on – “The Sad Fate of America’s Whistleblowers”:

I’ve mentioned John Kiriakou several times before on these pages. In case you forgot, he was the only person jailed for the CIA’s torture program. Unsurprisingly, he was the guy who blew the whistle on it.

Fortunately, John has served his time and, rather than riding off into the sunset, he continues to courageously speak out against the ever expanding injustices perpetrated on the American people by their own government.

Here are some excerpts from his powerful piece at Truth Dig, The Sad Fate of America’s Whistleblowers:

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