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Exclusive: Some ambassadors who
knew of brutal CIA interrogations
told not to discuss them

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 7/30/2014 6:33:27 PM

Washington – A Senate report on the CIA´s interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks concludes that the agency initially kept the secretary of state and some U.S. ambassadors in the dark about harsh techniques and secret prisons, according to a document circulating among White House staff. The still-classified report also says some ambassadors who were informed about interrogations of al-Qaida detainees at so-called black sites in their countries were instructed not to tell their superiors at the State Department, the document says. The 6,300-page Senate report on the CIA´s interrogation program has been years in the

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There is not ONE WORD in this article that states this Senate report was done exclusively by Democrats with little or no input from the CIA or the Republicans. I utterly despise the media in this country.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: eoddad, 7/30/2014 8:30:36 PM     (No. 9947069)

and the Obama Admin has ordered all kinds of Agencies to not talk about what is going on in their agency. AP must have missed the point.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: toddh, 7/30/2014 9:38:36 PM     (No. 9947142)

Why would an ambassador need to know?

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