Why The CIA Torture Reports Matter The Senate Intelligence Committee just released a long awaited report on the CIA’s torture techniques after 9/11. The report has caused tension between the CIA, Congress, and The White House and there is some concern that the report’s release will spark more antiAmerican sentiment around the world. So what exactly is in this report? We all know that the CIA was authorized to torture suspected terrorists during this time period. But this newest report found that the CIA tortured more people in more brutal ways than previously admitted and that they got less information out of these interrogations than they led the public to believe.
provokes these actions. American filmmaker, Eugene Jarecki, in his documentary, “Why We Fight,” addresses the topic of military industrial complex and argues that the government abuses its power and manipulates Americans about foreign policies and their intentions abroad. He supports this argument by interviewing many government and military personnel and addresses wrongful military actions and weaponry in other countries. Many of the military personnel repeatedly mentioned that orders they disagreed with were part of the job and had to be done. They also agreed that corruption was a huge issue in both legislative and executive branches of government.
"I see the nose of the plane clearly entering the frame of one video and the tail of the plane entering the Pentagon in the other video." Many conspiracy Web sites have posted the video loops and report the films are inconclusive or were manipulated by the government. "Some folks will never be convinced," Fitton said. "But I'm hoping that these videos will dissuade reasonable people from falling into a trap with these conspiracy theories." University of Florida law professor Mark Fenster, author of the book "Conspiracy Theories: Secrecy and Power in American Culture," said the poll's findings reflect public anger at the unpopular Iraq war, realization that Saddam Hussein did not have weapons of mass destruction and growing doubts of the veracity of the Bush administration.
The Watergate Scandal The Watergate scandal was one of the most profound stories of all time involving United States President. It had all the contents you hear of or watch in Hollywood movies. The name Watergate is from a complex in Washington DC of Democratic offices. The president had lied to the American Public, abusing his executive power and using government agencies, including CIA, FBI, and NSA in illegal acts and big cover up of his disgraceful acts to the country. The investigation that took place questioned many motives of the white house and its connections in the scandal; however, the president denied all allegations.
Waterboarding in Terrorism Union Institute and University Elena Moton CJM 304: The Role of Criminal Justice in Terrorism Professor Larry J. Chavez, MPA November 30, 2011 Abstract This paper is to discuss the legal implications of waterboarding in the military anti-terrorism response and the civilian responses of this way of interrogation. Does the information obtained from this style of interrogation a justification for mistreatment and cruelty of others? Waterboarding has been one interrogation method used by the United States in finding out terrorist information. There has been some question as to whether waterboarding is torture and would it violate the prohibition against torture in Section 2340A of title 18 of the United States Code. Waterboarding is where an individual is bound securely to an inclined bench.
Bowling for Columbine Michael Moore’s award winning documentary of 2002, Bowling for Columbine, sets out to determine why America has such a high rate of domestic gun violence. Cunningly exploiting interview techniques when speaking with Marilyn Manson, Moore attacks the news media, suggesting a prevailing culture of fear which exists among the American public. Similarly, in another interview with Matt Stone, the director highlights the interviewee’s sense of trust and power, this time confronting the fatal flaws which are evident among the American government and education systems. The director conducts interviews in order to aid his portrayal of different groups and individuals. When Moore conducts interviews with people whom he intends to foreground as trustworthy and intelligent, the atmosphere is very relaxed and laid back.
Poli-Sci Top Secret America This documentary is a perfect example on how the government is extremely secretive and exhibits how the government handles certain situations that are not exactly the “American Way”. “The top-secret world that the government created in response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks has become so enormous, so unwieldy, and so secretive that no one knows how much money it costs, how many people it employs or exactly how many agencies duplicate work being done elsewhere” (The Washington Post). The result is that the system put in place to keep the United States safe may be putting us in greater danger and slowing chipping away at our civil liberties because it was said “The Gloves are coming off” (Bush). This Secret
Over 6,000 lives, most of them American, have been lost because of his actions. Many Muslims have now been given a stereo type of being “violent terrorists,” just because of the alacrities of a handful of extremists. Due to bin Laden’s interfering with the United States, they abortively invaded Afghanistan, punching a dent in President Bush’s presidency, and throwing the economy into turmoil. Any hope of returning to the former lifestyle that Americans had once enjoyed has been long dissipated. Al-Qaeda, the terrorist group that he founded in the early 1980’s, has been encouraging other minor terrorists to take action, making the world an over-all more dangerous place to live.
Instead, it will only take a toll on the innocent Americans who will not be able to protect themselves in case of an attack. It will also be a violation of people’s right and in addition, the citizens will lose their trust towards their elected leaders. The law enforcers should treat people with respect and fulfil their duty to protect and serve instead of using their power to terrorise them because without these people, they would not be enjoying those privileges. Liberalism is slowly going to change the country, and soon people will be under the rule of a few privileged individuals. Taking away people’s right to own firearms, as Dwyer notes, is a calculated move aimed at leaving the people with no free will.
Habeas Corpus can only be suspended during times of rebellion and if there is an invasion of public safety. Examples of these times is during the Civil War and the war on terror against the KKK. The violating of this right has not been the most severe of the civil liberties granted to not only Americans but many other countries. The biggest violation of this right was when the Busch administration held hundreds of suspected terrorist from the Afghan and Iraqi terror attacks of 9/11. The first real act of Habeas Corpus comes from the passage of the Habeas Corpus Act of 1867 through