CIA: Abu Zubaydah’s Waterboarding Was ‘Amateurish Experiment’

A report from the CIA’s Office Of Medical Services on its role in the torture program describes Abu Zubaydah’s waterboarding as “amateurish experiment.”

Source: CIA: Abu Zubaydah’s Waterboarding Was ‘Amateurish Experiment’

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Trump administration officials last month asked federal law enforcement agencies to examine legal ways of removing exiled Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen.

“Once they realized it was a serious request, the career guys were furious,” a U.S. official said of request tied to Khashoggi killing.

Source: Trump administration officials last month asked federal law enforcement agencies to examine legal ways of removing exiled Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen, according to two senior U.S. officials and two other people briefed on the requests. The effort includes directives to the Justice Department and FBI that officials reopen Turkey’s case for his extradition, as well as a request to the Homeland Security Department for information about his legal status, the four people said.

Our post-9/11 wars have cost nearly $6 trillion — far more than the Pentagon has acknowledged: report

While the human costs will remain impossible to calculate, a new analysis shows that the Pentagon barely scratched the surface of the financial costs of U.S. wars since September 11, 2001 when it released its official estimate last August regarding how much the U.S. has spent on fighting in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and elsewhere.

Source: Our post-9/11 wars have cost nearly $6 trillion — far more than the Pentagon has acknowledged: report

No volunteers: EU countries bow to US pressure over alternative payment channel for Iran — RT Business News

Plans by Brussels to create a special payment channel to continue doing business with Iran and bypass US economic sanctions against the country, are now in tatters, as no EU country has agreed to support the idea.

Source: No volunteers: EU countries bow to US pressure over alternative payment channel for Iran — RT Business News