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Tue Mar 13, 2018, 01:25 PM

The CIA's New Nominee Director Gina Haspel Once Ran a Torture Site and Destroyed Evidence [View all]

Source: Government Executive Magazine

As CIA director Mike Pompeo moves to become the United States’ Secretary of State, deputy director Gina Haspel has been nominated to lead the agency. If confirmed by the Senate, she will become the first woman to run the CIA.

Haspel’s nomination will be controversial; she played a leading role (paywall) in running a U.S. torture site abroad and later destroyed the evidence of it.

In 2002, she oversaw a secret prison in Thailand that tortured two terrorism suspects. That torture took place within the CIA’s “extraordinary rendition” program, in which suspected terrorists are sent to US allies, and interrogated in “black sites” on their soil.

One of the men, known as Abu Zubayda, was waterboarded 83 times in one month and was slammed into walls by the head. He was deprived of sleep and kept in a coffin-like box. Interrogators later decided he didn’t have any useful information.

Read more: http://www.govexec.com/defense/2018/03/cias-new-nominee-director-gina-haspel-once-ran-torture-site-and-destroyed-evidence/146618/?oref=river



I'm speechless.

""She had one man waterboarded 83 times in a single month in a Thai "black site".

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