Who’s to Blame for Destroying CIA Tapes?

Who's to Blame for Destroying CIA Tapes

A few years ago, U.S. agents tortured people and videotaped these “enhanced interrogations.” They also made people disappear at “black sites” around the world. When investigators started poking around, the recordings disappeared, too.

 Why destroy the tapes? Despite assurances from the Department of Justice and the White House, waterboarding and similar practices are torture, against federal, military, and international law. The cover-up shows the interrogators knew this.

So the tapes are not available to help convict the torturers. A Special Prosecutor has been investigating this destruction of evidence since 2008. His report is in: just as no one willl be prosecuted for the torture, no one will be prosecuted for destroying the tapes of it, either.

 More:

 “DoJ: No charges for destruction of CIA interrogation videos,” Josh Gerstein, Politico.

“No charges for destroying CIA interrogation videos,” Pete Yost, AP via Yahoo News.

 “No charges over destroyed CIA tapes,” Marisa Taylor, Miami Herald.

 

Image by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com

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