Friday, 6 November 2009

Former UK ambassador: CIA sent people to be ‘raped with broken bottles’

The CIA relied on intelligence based on torture in prisons in Uzbekistan, a place where widespread torture practices include raping suspects with broken bottles and boiling them alive, says a former British ambassador to the central Asian country.

Craig Murray, the rector of the University of Dundee in Scotland and until 2004 the UK's ambassador to Uzbekistan, said the CIA not only relied on confessions gleaned through extreme torture, it sent terror war suspects to Uzbekistan as part of its extraordinary rendition program.
Suspects in Uzbekistan's gulags "were being told to confess to membership in Al Qaeda. They were told to confess they'd been in training camps in Afghanistan. They were told to confess they had met Osama bin Laden in person. And the CIA intelligence constantly echoed these themes."

"I was absolutely stunned -- it changed my whole world view in an instant -- to be told that London knew [the intelligence] coming from torture, that it was not illegal because our legal advisers had decided that under the United Nations convention against torture, it is not illegal to obtain or use intelligence gained from torture as long as we didn't do the torture ourselves," Murray said.

The most disgraceful thing about this whole system of torture is we know 911 was an inside job and that there would have been very little, if not zero, intelligence to be gained from ANY sort of interrogation.

Most intelligence chiefs, and various political heads, would have been aware of the 911 false flag and allowed this heinous system to operate in order to maintain the deception. At the end of the day, in the view of these leaders, people's lives are nothing compared to the "bigger strategic picture". This is why we need to expose the truth about 911. To stop this sort of corruption.

(There's more to this story at the link. The former Ambassador also mentions that US troops are based in areas of Afghanistan that have been marked for a gas pipeline. That the war was really about money. He also mentions that the Taliban only control about 10% of the drugs trade and that the remainder is controlled by the Afghan Government- no doubt with the blessings of the CIA.)

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, November 6th, 2009.]

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