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10/8/21 John Kiriakou on the Torture of Abu Zubaydah

The Scott Horton Show from The Libertarian Institute

Scott interviews former CIA Officer John Kiriakou about a recent article he wrote. Kiriakou was personally involved in the 2002 capture of Abu Zubaydah in Pakistan. At the time, the CIA believed Zubaydah to be Al Qaeda’s third highest-ranking member. In truth, he was simply a logistician. Still, the Bush Administration used Zubaydah to make it look like dangerous terrorists were being captured and were handing over information thanks to “enhanced interrogation techniques.” Scott and Kiriakou observe that the Americans executed Japanese soldiers after WWII for using those very same techniques on American POWs. Kiriakou details the torture that Abu Zubaydah has been put through since his capture, all without a single charge being brought against him. Scott and Kiriakou also discuss other victims of the torture program, some of whom were killed without even being charged. Finally, Kiriakou explains the legal action Zubaydah is attempting to take against certain CIA contractors.  Discussed on the show: “Supreme Court to hear whether Abu Zubaydah’s torture is ‘secret’” (Responsible Statecraft) A Question of Torture by Alfred McCoy Murder at Camp Delta by Joseph Hickman  John Kiriakou is a former CIA officer and author of The Convenient Terrorist: Two Whistleblowers’ Stories of Torture, Terror, Secret Wars, and CIA Lies and Doing Time Like A Spy. He is the host of Loud and Clear on Sputnik Radio. Follow him on Twitter @JohnKiriakou. This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: The War State and Why The Vietnam War?, by Mike Swanson; Tom Woods’ Liberty Classroom; ExpandDesigns.com/Scott; EasyShip; Dröm; Free Range Feeder; Thc Hemp Spot; Green Mill Supercritical; Bug-A-Salt; Lorenzotti Coffee and Listen and Think Audio. Shop Libertarian Institute merch or donate to the show through Patreon, PayPal or Bitcoin: 1DZBZNJrxUhQhEzgDh7k8JXHXRjYu5tZiG.

34mins

10 Oct 2021

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10/8/21 John Kiriakou on the Torture of Abu Zubaydah

The Libertarian Institute - All Podcasts

Scott interviews former CIA Officer John Kiriakou about a recent article he wrote. Kiriakou was personally involved in the 2002 capture of Abu Zubaydah in Pakistan. At the time, the CIA believed Zubaydah to be Al Qaeda’s third highest-ranking member. In truth, he was simply a logistician. Still, the Bush Administration used Zubaydah to make it look like dangerous terrorists were being captured and were handing over information thanks to “enhanced interrogation techniques.” Scott and Kiriakou observe that the Americans executed Japanese soldiers after WWII for using those very same techniques on American POWs. Kiriakou details the torture that Abu Zubaydah has been put through since his capture, all without a single charge being brought against him. Scott and Kiriakou also discuss other victims of the torture program, some of whom were killed without even being charged. Finally, Kiriakou explains the legal action Zubaydah is attempting to take against certain CIA contractors. Discussed on the show: “Supreme Court to hear whether Abu Zubaydah’s torture is ‘secret’” (Responsible Statecraft) A Question of Torture by Alfred McCoy Murder at Camp Delta by Joseph Hickman John Kiriakou is a former CIA officer and author of The Convenient Terrorist: Two Whistleblowers’ Stories of Torture, Terror, Secret Wars, and CIA Lies and Doing Time Like A Spy. He is the host of Loud and Clear on Sputnik Radio. Follow him on Twitter @JohnKiriakou.This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: The War State and Why The Vietnam War?, by Mike Swanson; Tom Woods’ Liberty Classroom; ExpandDesigns.com/Scott; EasyShip; Dröm; Free Range Feeder; Thc Hemp Spot; Green Mill Supercritical; Bug-A-Salt; Lorenzotti Coffee and Listen and Think Audio.Shop Libertarian Institute merch or donate to the show through Patreon, PayPal or Bitcoin: 1DZBZNJrxUhQhEzgDh7k8JXHXRjYu5tZiG.

34mins

10 Oct 2021

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10/8/21 John Kiriakou on the Torture of Abu Zubaydah

Scott Horton Show - Just the Interviews

Scott interviews former CIA Officer John Kiriakou about a recent article he wrote. Kiriakou was personally involved in the 2002 capture of Abu Zubaydah in Pakistan. At the time, the CIA believed Zubaydah to be Al Qaeda’s third highest-ranking member. In truth, he was simply a logistician. Still, the Bush Administration used Zubaydah to make it look like dangerous terrorists were being captured and were handing over information thanks to “enhanced interrogation techniques.” Scott and Kiriakou observe that the Americans executed Japanese soldiers after WWII for using those very same techniques on American POWs. Kiriakou details the torture that Abu Zubaydah has been put through since his capture, all without a single charge being brought against him. Scott and Kiriakou also discuss other victims of the torture program, some of whom were killed without even being charged. Finally, Kiriakou explains the legal action Zubaydah is attempting to take against certain CIA contractors. Discussed on the show: “Supreme Court to hear whether Abu Zubaydah’s torture is ‘secret’” (Responsible Statecraft) A Question of Torture by Alfred McCoy Murder at Camp Delta by Joseph Hickman John Kiriakou is a former CIA officer and author of The Convenient Terrorist: Two Whistleblowers’ Stories of Torture, Terror, Secret Wars, and CIA Lies and Doing Time Like A Spy. He is the host of Loud and Clear on Sputnik Radio. Follow him on Twitter @JohnKiriakou.This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: The War State and Why The Vietnam War?, by Mike Swanson; Tom Woods’ Liberty Classroom; ExpandDesigns.com/Scott; EasyShip; Dröm; Free Range Feeder; Thc Hemp Spot; Green Mill Supercritical; Bug-A-Salt; Lorenzotti Coffee and Listen and Think Audio.Shop Libertarian Institute merch or donate to the show through Patreon, PayPal or Bitcoin: 1DZBZNJrxUhQhEzgDh7k8JXHXRjYu5tZiG.

34mins

10 Oct 2021

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Jailing the Messenger: The CIA's Torture Whistleblower feat. John Kiriakou

Primary Sources

After September 11, 2001, the Central Intelligence Agency, with the approval of President George W. Bush, began a highly classified program of renditions and torture. While torture violates both US and international law, President Obama declined to hold any one accountable for the program, saying he was looking forwards, not backwards.That policy, however, did not apply to whistleblowers. The Obama Administration prosecuted former CIA analyst and case officer John Kiriakou for revealing information about the US torture program. Kiriakou first confirmed the CIA had used waterboarding while Bush was still in office. In spite of the CIA filing a crimes report, they declined prosecution. But the Obama Administration, at the request of CIA Director John Brennan, revived the case and sent Kiriakou to prison.To date, he remains the only person to be held accountable in connection to the torture program.

1hr 13mins

8 Sep 2021

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Episode 78 | John Kiriakou

Jackman Radio

Have you ever wanted to sit down and chat with a CIA spy? Former CIA officer, torture whistleblower and bestselling author John Kiriakou joins the boys to chat about his career, foreign policy, leading CIA raids on Al Qaeda safehouses, meeting with a drunken Rudy Giuliani to talk about Presidential pardons and much more.  

1hr 35mins

19 Apr 2021

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The Country That Fell to Earth: John Kiriakou discusses how U.S. foreign policy is selling us out

The Bitter Truth with Abe Abdelhadi

Former CIA agent (counter terror chief in Pakistan), torture whistle blower, and friend of the show, John Kiriakou (https://sputniknews.com/authors/john_kiriakou/) discusses Avril Haines, and the rest of the Biden war hawk cabinet appointments. We also get into U.S. foreign policy moving forward, which seems to be the same foreign policy as before. From Syria to Venezuela and more surveillance coming, it does not look good. John Kiriakou is also a well-known author. His books include, the Reluctant Spy, the Convenient Terrorist and Doing Time Like a Spy. Support the show by visiting the https://thebittertruth.info/merch and there you can help support independent media.

28mins

1 Feb 2021

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Pay for pardons? John Kiriakou on Trump’s final flop & Biden CIA

Red Lines with Anya Parampil

Red Lines host Anya Parampil speaks with CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou about a recent story in the New York Times which alleges Trump allies attempted to sell presidential pardons. Kiriakou speaks about his personal experience dealing with Trump insiders, including Rudy Giuliani, in order to secure a pardon, saying he was told Giuliani would work on his behalf in exchange for $2 million. Parampil also asks Kiriakou to share his thoughts on Biden’s intelligence picks.

24mins

25 Jan 2021

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John Kiriakou | JENerational Change #12

JENerational Change

John Kiriakou is the only CIA employee to go to prison in connection with the agency’s torture program. Not because he tortured anyone, but because he revealed information about America's torture program to a reporter. As a result, Kiriakou was subsequently sentenced to 30 months in prison. Following his release in 2015, Kiriakou said that his case was not about leaking information but about exposing torture, continuing, "and I would do it all over again." He's now an award-winning writer and prison reform advocate. "Even if torture works, it cannot be tolerated -- not in one case or a thousand or a million. If their efficacy becomes the measure of abhorrent acts, all sorts of unspeakable crimes somehow become acceptable. I may have found myself on the wrong side of government on torture. But I’m on the right side of history. …There are things we should not do, even in the name of national security. One of them, I now firmly believe, is torture." 📢 John's Twitter: @JohnKiriakou 📢 John's Website: www.johnkiriakou.com 📢 John's Books: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=John+Kiriakou&i=audible&ref=dp_byline_sr_audible_1 __ Check out our Patreon for more! ☀️ https://www.patreon.com/JENerationalChange __ ☀️TWITTER: https://twitter.com/JENFL23 ☀️FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/jenerationalchange ☀️INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/jenfl23/ ☀️PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/JENerationalChange

54mins

23 Nov 2020

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John Kiriakou

The Opperman Report

1hr 11mins

12 Nov 2020

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John Kiriakou

The Opperman Report'

1hr 11mins

12 Nov 2020

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