ACLU: CIA ‘torture’ psychologists to stand trial

In the statement below, “This is a historic day for our clients and all who seek accountability for torture,” said ACLU attorney Dror Ladin, is a clear admission of who the ACLU believes they represent.

Since when have the Islamic jihadists listed below ever been considered “Americans?”

There are many remaining questions about this case.

The acts took place outside of the United States.

Most occurred in the immediate aftermath of 9-11-01

The statutes of limitations have run out on the cases in question below, ergo there is no case.

These simple straight forward questions are required for the Rules of Civil Procedure to allow such a lawsuit to be allowed to move forward in any court of competent jurisdiction.

Judge Justin L. Quackenbush, a  Jimmy Carter nominee, of the Eastern District of Washington, indicating that he would allow the case to move forward despite objections from the psychologists’ lawyers, who claimed their clients are immune from civil liability. (Source)

The case targets psychologists James Mitchell and Bruce Jessen, who were recruited by the CIA in 2002 to design and help conduct interrogations of war-on-terror suspects captured in Afghanistan and elsewhere.

More information and all case documents are here: (Source)

The ruling can be found here: (Source)

Photos of the plaintiffs and defendants for press use are here: (Source)

The decision was a landmark victory for the American Civil Liberties Union, the group representing Suleiman Abdullah Salim and Mohamed Ahmed Ben Soud, as well as the family of Gul Rahman, who died in CIA custody in 2002. 

 

The ACLU is seeking damages for their clients from the two psychologists, who they allege in their complaint “designed, implemented, and personally administered an experimental torture program for the [CIA].”

“This has never happened before,” Hina Shamsi, an ACLU lawyer on the case, told reporters outside the courtroom after the hearing.

She and her team didn’t expect the judge to make a decision on whether to scrap the case so quickly and appeared genuinely surprised that he ruled in their favor.

“There have been so many cases brought by torture victims … and not one of them has been able to go forward, for shameful reasons,” Shamsi said. “This is a very big deal for our clients.” (Source)

This case will go nowhere, it has been decided many times in the past.

Is the manufacturer of a gun responsible for the wrongful death of an individual shot by it? (Source)

Mohamed Ahmed Ben Soud is one of the three former CIA black site detainees suing two CIA-contracted psychologists who helped craft the torture program.

Jihadist’s are known torturers and murderers.

They follow no rules of engagement like U.S. and allied troops under the Geneva Conventions.

It’s time to call the torture of jihadists, “Tit for Tat,” and move on without further waste of the taxpayer’s money and tying up the court system.

 

Washington (AFP) – Two psychologists who helped design the CIA’s post-9/11 detainee interrogation program will stand trial in September for promoting the use of torture methods like waterboarding, starvation and chaining prisoners in extreme stress positions.

Federal judges in Washington state late Monday ordered a lawsuit on behalf of three former detainees — one of whom died in a CIA prison following harsh interrogation, to go to a jury trial, rejecting efforts to force a settlement and prevent a full hearing of the case.

The lawsuit, filed by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of the ex-detainees, will be the first involving the torture program to go to trial.

“This is a historic day for our clients and all who seek accountability for torture,” said ACLU attorney Dror Ladin in a statement.

The government has headed off previous efforts, citing what is said is a need to protect sensitive intelligence.

The case targets psychologists James Mitchell and Bruce Jessen, who were recruited by the CIA in 2002 to design and help conduct interrogations of war-on-terror suspects captured in Afghanistan and elsewhere.

The two were paid $80 million for their work, (A topic for an additional article, why this amount and who approved it?) which included helping interrogate Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the mastermind of the September 11, 2001, attacks by Al-Qaeda, and Abu Zubaydah, another top Qaeda official.

The first 15 seconds of the video below is not the meat of the situation.

It’s a propaganda piece put out by those who don’t understand war or the Geneva Conventions. 

Interesting, none the less.

The ACLU suit alleges that Jessen and Mitchell were responsible for, and profited financially from, the illegal torture of Tanzanian Suleiman Abdullah Salim, Libyan Mohamed Ahmed Ben Soud, and Afghani Gul Rahman.

In contrast, please watch and listen to what former CIA Director, George Tenent has to say on the matter.

Tenet was CIA director under President George W. Bush.

 

 

The first two were later freed after years of imprisonment, while Rahman died of hypothermia in a CIA prison cell in November 2002, after what the ACLU says was two weeks of “brutal torture.”

See the entire article below.

“The court’s ruling means that for the first time, individuals responsible for the brutal and unlawful CIA torture program will face meaningful legal accountability for what they did. Our clients have waited a long time for justice.”

The court rejected the psychologists’ arguments that they were not responsible for all of the CIA’s interrogation activities and had nothing to do with the interrogations of two of the men.

They also claimed they were not responsible for specific decisions to use so-called “enhanced interrogation techniques” in the specific cases of the three, but only broadly supplied the CIA with a list of methods to choose from.

Defending that act as legal, they cited a post-World War II war trial which cleared a technician involved in supplying poison Zyklon B gas to Nazi concentration camps of culpability in mass murder.

They also claimed that the decision to use such techniques was made by the CIA and approved by the Department of Justice and that they cannot, therefore, be held responsible.

THE END

 

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3 Responses to ACLU: CIA ‘torture’ psychologists to stand trial

  1. Brittius says:

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  2. Dae the Differentiator says:

    There are many remaining questions about this case.
    Where did these acts take place?
    How long ago did these acts take place?

    These simple straight forward questions are required for the Rules of Civil Procedure to allow such a lawsuit to be allowed to move forward in any court of competent jurisdiction.

    The entire case looks to be a set up for future profits for the legal profession.

    My guess is that l f the asserted events took place outside of America. The argument for U. S. Jurisdiction will be interesting to read.

    Then there would be the UNCLEAN HANDS defense against these known terrorists.

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  3. Pamela says:

    I agree with Dave. This is all about litigation and money, money, money! Never mind that 3,000 innocent Americans lost their lives on September 11, 2001. The ACLU is more concerned with defending our enemies! They’re a bunch of anti-American commies and they make me sick! As far as the inhumane treatment of innocent human beings goes, why doesn’t the BBC take a trip over to Iran or North Korea and investigate the human rights abuses within the government prison systems there? The main reason is they probably would not make it out alive!

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