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New developments concerning report on CIA torture

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The Senate Intelligence Committee report on CIA torture practices 2001 to the end of 2009 continues to stir up reactions.

- Glenn Greenwald (The Intercept) was able to identify the CIA agent, head of the Bin Laden Issue Station (a.k.a. Alec Station), who ran the CIA program [1]. Her name is Alfreda Frances Bikowsky. She is considered both to be the top al-Qaeda expert and to have made mistake after mistake in her crusade against the Islamist organization. Question: How can one be both things at the same time? Unless, of course, one assumes that her real function was not to combat jihadists, but to organize and manipulate them in order to serve US interests.

- Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, who was chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell from 2002 to 2005, accused the CIA of having operated this torture-based conditioning program to fabricated the evidence that provided the rationale for going to war against Iraq [2].

For further information on this subject, see: « [“The Congressional report on torture confirms that Al Qaeda was not involved in the attacks of September 11”, by Thierry Meyssan, Translation Roger Lagassé, Voltaire Network, 15 December 2014,.

[1] “Meet Alfreda Bikowsky, the Senior Officer at the Center of the CIA’s Torture Scandals”, Gleen Greenwald and Peter Maas, The Intercept, December 19, 2014.

[2] “Ex-Bush Official: U.S. Tortured Prisoners to Produce False Intel that Built Case for Iraq War”, Democracy Now, December 23, 2014.

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