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Welcome to my blog! True to my name, Shiva the Spy, I will be your eyes and ears in Iran, bringing you detailed accounts of everyday life from my perspective. You'll have a window into the social, cultural, political, and historical aspects of the country. I will bring you the stuff that American media can't...or won't. So, check back regularly for stories, photos, commentary, and anything else your curiosity calls for.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Conflicting Reports

Coincidentally, I read this in the Christian Science Monitor news briefs (via e-mail) for Monday:
CIA Director Porter Goss said the agency does not "do torture" in an interview published Monday by USA Today. To counter what he called much misinformation about the handling of detainees, Goss said the CIA uses "lawful capabilities to collect vital information, and we do it in a variety of unique and innovative ways, all of which are legal and none of which are torture."
But moments earlier, I had watched an IRIB news broadcast reporting that the U.S. has 50 prisons worldwide that administer the illegal practice of torture.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is torture and it's done very systematically!

1:02 AM  
Blogger Hydra said...

I would really wanna know how "torture" is defined by this administration. Plus, this government is so brutal that Dick Cheney actually wants to have torture legalized!!

The maltreatment and torture of detainees are extremely well documented. Bush and Co are making a fool out of themselves by denying it.

2:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hydra -
R U serious? Dick Cheney wants to make it legalized?
This is sick!!!
What a bloody hypocrites theses neo-cons are...

8:37 AM  
Blogger Hydra said...

Hi Farzad,

That's right, dude. This monkey wants to exclude the CIA from the ban on torture of detainees in US custody. Take a look at this: http://www.loyolaphoenix.com/media/paper673/news/2005/11/09/Discourse/Cheneys.Torture.Tendency-1050861.shtml

10:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hydra -
Thanx 4 the link my man... I'm in shock @ the moment and speechless!

10:23 AM  

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