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This article is not long but worth a read of the full thing. Chock full of clear-thinking and bullshit clearing.

OffGuardianOffGuardian wrote the following post Tue, 08 May 2018 21:00:57 +0200
Gina Haspel and the Normalising of Torture
Gina Haspel and the Normalising of Torture

Gina Haspel is almost certainly going to be the next director of the CIA. This shouldn't happen, but it will.

For those unfamiliar: Haspel was deputy head of the Agency under now-secretary of state Mike Pompeo. But that wasn't her first job. She also oversaw the CIA torture programme in a secret black-site in Thailand. In 2005 she was promoted (probably because she's really good at torturing people), and was then in charge of the CIA's global network of torture sites.

This makes her a terrible person, but probably quite a good CIA agent.