Many people in the CIA and the rest of the government have potential legal liability for torture done by the CIA or other parts of the government or with other governments and non-government organizations (NGOs). As the effect of 9/11 wears off, the willingness of the country to shield them from investigation and prosecution is wearing off. Thus they have a motive to renew the fear of Moslem terrorism to avoid being prosecuted for crimes against humanity.
LIHOP = Let it happen on purpose.
The Boston Marathon Bombing occurred on April 15, 2013.
The Senate report on CIA torture was approved on December 13, 2012.
The Senate investigation of CIA torture started March 2009. The full study is described as 6700 pages in the forward. This is enough detail to lead to criminal prosecution of those involved and their superiors.
John Brennan CIA director assumed office March 2013.
In late 2008 Brennan was the reported choice for Director of the CIA in the incoming Obama administration. Brennan withdrew his name from consideration because of opposition to his CIA service under President George W. Bush and past public statements he had made in support of enhanced interrogation and the transfer of terrorism suspects to countries where they might be tortured (extraordinary rendition). President Obama then appointed him to be his chief counterterrorism advisor, a position that did not require Senate confirmation.
The CIA spied on the Senate computer system set up in 2009.
John Brennan lied about this by denying it happened.
CIA spokesman Dean Boyd acknowledged that agency staff had improperly monitored the computers of committee staff members, who were using a network the agency had set up, called RDINet. “Some CIA employees acted in a manner inconsistent with the common understanding reached between [the committee] and the CIA in 2009 regarding access to the RDINet,” he said.
Asked if Brennan had or would offer his resignation, a different CIA spokesman, Ryan Trapani, replied: “No.”
In March, the committee chairwoman, Senator Dianne Feinstein of California,accused the agency of violating constitutional boundaries by spying on the Senate.
The chairwoman of the Senate intelligence committee, Dianne Feinstein, on Tuesday accused the Central Intelligence Agency of a catalogue of cover-ups, intimidation and smears aimed at investigators probing its role in an “un-American and brutal” programme of post-9/11 detention and interrogation.
In a bombshell statement on the floor of the US Senate, Feinstein, normally an administration loyalist, accused the CIA of potentially violating the US constitution and of criminal activity in its attempts to obstruct her committee’s investigations into the agency’s use of torture. She described the crisis as a “defining moment” for political oversight of the US intelligence service.
On the right in the US, support for foreign wars, DHS security theatre, etc. has been falling for years. Pat Buchanan and Ron Paul have opposed the wars and have had growing support. The public has lower support and more are inclined to see the wars and the entire Bush administration as a failure.
March 5, 2014
A bombshell report published late Tuesday gives a clue. McClatchy reported the Justice Department may have been asked by the CIA inspector general to investigate CIA monitoring of computers used by the Senate Intelligence Committee while preparing a report on torture.
So the CIA was willing to risk criminal prosecution to spy on the Senate.
No one will be punished at CIA and some searches done at behest of John Brennan.
Late last week, that internal “accountability board” announced the results of its review. If you’ve followed the impunity with which the CIA has broken U.S. laws throughout its history, you’ll be unsurprised to learn that no one is going to be “dealt with very harshly” after all. “A panel investigating the Central Intelligence Agency’s search of a computer network used by staff members of the Senate Intelligence Committee who were looking into the C.I.A.’s use of torture will recommend against punishing anyone involved in the episode,” The New York Timesreports. “The panel will make that recommendation after the five C.I.A. officials who were singled out by the agency’s inspector general this year for improperly ordering and carrying out the computer searches staunchly defended their actions, saying that they were lawful and in some cases done at the behest of John O. Brennan.”
Jessen’s Handwritten notes explain that the CIA victims were tortured “to break them down physically and mentally, in order to get them to ‘collaborate’.”
The aim was to achieve total ‘control, dependency, compliance and cooperation.’..
Ruslan Tsarnaev married the daughter of the CIA’s Graham Fuller.
Graham Fuller helped to bring Fethullah Gulen into the USA.
Ruslan Tsarnaev is the uncle of the ‘Boston Bombers’.
Indeed, a report released in 2009 by the Senate Armed Services Committee about the treatment of detainees in US custody said Jessen was the author of a “Draft Exploitation Plan” presented to the Pentagon in April 2002 that was implemetned at Guantanamo and at prison facilities in Iraq and Afghanistan. But to what degree is unknown because the document remains classified. Jessen also co-authored a memo in February 2002 on “Prisoner Handling Recommendations” at Guantanamo, which is also classified.
The documents stand as the first piece of hard evidence to surface in nine years that further explains the psychological aspects of the Bush administration’s torture program and the rationale for subjecting detainees to so-called “enhanced interrogation techniques.”
If you created a domestic intelligence service, but left all the underlying legal policy and jurisprudential constraints in place, then it would be a wasted bureaucratic reform. My focus has always been not on creating organizations but on rethinking or revising, where appropriate, the constraints that exist for domestic law enforcement at the federal level.
Russia warned about Tamerlan Tsarnaev. We now know after Snowden that the NSA has everyone’s phone calls and emails, with some dispute over content retention. There may have been a British warning between the death of Berezovsky in March 2013 and the Boston Bombing on April 15, 2013 reflecting their connecting Russia’s warning on Tamerlan, unreported NSA monitoring of Tsarnaev and Chechen’s blaming IMF loans and possibly Harvard and MIT econ department profs for those loans funding Chechen genocide.
John Brennan as head of CIA may have received such a warning in March 2013 or early April 2013 and then kept it from going to the FBI in Boston. That is LIHOP.
David Cameron visited FBI HQ after the Boston Bombing as if there had been an intelligence failure.
The British government received information starting the day of Berezovsky’s death about his possible use of academic kompromat to get IMF loans in the 1990s for Russia. That involved Harvard and MIT econ profs. The British may have combined that info with the info on Tamerlan Tsarnaev and other Chechens in the Boston area to issue a warning to the CIA in March and early April 2013. John Brennan then kept it from the FBI in Boston and from Boston PD.
David Cameron also visited Boston.
This is draft and preliminary. The above is hypotheses and speculation. Comments and corrections welcome. Please restate as questions. All other disclaimers apply.