Trump’s nominee to lead CIA previously ran a secret prison

Trump’s nominee to lead CIA previously ran a secret prison that tortured terror suspects – nydailynews.com, March 13, 2018
…By 2005, she was working at CIA headquarters in Langley and ordered the Thailand black site torture videos destroyed, the New York Times reported last year.
But the agency, which didn’t immediately return a request for comment, maintains her boss, Jose Rodriguez, ordered the tapes destroyed – not Haspel.
The FBI investigated the tapes’ destruction, and no one was ever charged. President Obama closed the black sites in 2009 after he took office…

Or not: Media backtracking on Haspel’s involvement in secret Thailand base
…The New York Times, for example, appended corrections both to a news story about Haspel and an editorial printed on Thursday, “Having a Torturer Lead the CIA.” The Times said it had relied on its own reporting, and said in its correction that a “former senior CIA official” had confirmed that Haspel had arrived after the interrogation was complete.
The AP on Friday issued a correction to its own stories from Tuesday and Wednesday about Haspel. The AP said that it “suggested” she oversaw the Thailand prison at the time Zubaydah was waterboarded, but that the CIA now would not confirm any details about Haspel’s role in his treatment. The AP also wrongly reported that Hansel oversaw the prison between the years 2003 and 2005…

Past posts on the Thai secret prison

2003: Cat’s Eye: News on the Secret Thai Prison
2003: Bangkok denies report of al-Qaeda interrogations at base
2004: Washington Post: Thaksin is an undemocratic leader tolerated only because he follows U.S. orders
2005: The accusation about a secret prison and criticism of Matichon
2006: “We have no secret cell to hold terrorists” FM

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