Surprise, surprise – the SIS and GCSB didn’t know about CIA torture…
New Zealand spy agencies received intelligence from individuals detained and tortured by the CIA in Afghanistan during the 2000s, and in one case provided the CIA with a question for a detainee, a report from the Inspector-General has found.
…what a load of bullshit!
The NZSAS knew they were handing prisoners over to torture units in 2002…
Metro magazine, published tomorrow, reveals three incidents – one in 2002 and two in 2010 – when the SAS took prisoners and handed them to other forces.
In May 2002 the SAS led a mission in the village of Bande Timur, 80km west of Kandahar.
According to Metro, it resulted in the deaths of at least three people, including a small child, and the arrest and torture of many others after the SAS handed 55 prisoners over to US forces.
“They beat us very badly in prison,” one of the prisoners, Abdul Wahid, told Metro.
“They cut off our hair, and they shaved our beards and moustaches.”
Others said they were bound and hooded while dogs rushed at them in a threatening manner, paraded naked in front of Americans, and one was said to have been beaten so severely that he couldn’t move his hands or legs and ended up disabled and in a wheelchair.
SAS soldiers are quoted by Metro expressing their displeasure at the treatment of the prisoners.
One climbed on a roof to see inside the US prison and said it “looked like Guantanamo Bay”.
Metro also reveals details about two incidents last year; one where an SAS prisoner was handed to the Afghan National Army, who proposed to tie the man to a vehicle and drag him for over 100 kms of gravel road.
The SAS intervened and handed the prisoner to the Afghan Crisis Response Unit (CRU), who then passed him to the Afghan secret police, the National Directorate of Security (NDS); a British court has banned British forces from handing over prisoners to the NDS in Kabul.
And on Christmas Eve incident in Kabul, an SAS raid resulted in the deaths of two men. The SAS gave its prisoners to the NDS.
…so the NZSAS had concerns, yet magically the SIS & GCSB had no idea whatsoever, despite the CIA informing their own military and allies that they were using ‘enhanced’ interrogation techniques.
The Wellington Deep State believe NZers are stupid enough and have a shallow enough memory to have completely forgotten about Abu Ghraib…
…how the Christ did the entire Western Media in 2004 know about American torture, yet our SIS and GCSB have no idea whatsoever?
How is that possible?
Surely every single piece of information received by the SIS and GCSB post 2004 was tainted with the corrupt infestation of torture. The SIS and GCSB KNEW the information was coming from CIA black sites, what the hell did they think was happening at those CIA black sites? The information was being tickled out of people?
When I am lied to my face, I at least like to pretend that the lie is possible, here, the Wellington elite bureaucracy who have wiped clean the torture blood from the hands of the SIS & GCSB are trusting that the sleepy hobbits of muddle Nu Zilind are stupid enough to have forgotten the timeline.
The SIS and GCSB are lying. They knew the information was coming from people tortured, they just didn’t care.
They are cowards and they are war criminals who profited from torture.
Shame on them, and shame on us for allowing them to get away with it!