Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The Military involvement in Torture - What is next and the role of American General Odierno and others - "There’s a lot to hide"

The American military establishment and its complicity in torture is coming to light and pressure is increasing to avoid accountability.
In an interview with Jane Mayer , American investigative journalist and author of The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned into a War on American Ideals, and British attorney Philippe Sands, author of Torture Team: Rumsfeld’s Memo and the Betrayal of American Values , Mayer and Sands discuss the Obama danger of becoming part of a cover-up and about the fact that the issue of torture is not going to go away.
So tells History in the case of torture in other countries like Chile, where even the once powerful General August Pinochet had to face Justice and was arrested in London in October 16, 1998 , for torture and other human rights violations during his 1973-1990 regime.
In the case of the General, regardless the open support of influential personalities like Margaret Thatcher, who campaigned for his release since his arrest in London, and regardless the "debt" she believes the UK owed him for being an ally during the 1982 Falklands War, the General was not above the Law and was arretsed and brought to Justice. (article HERE)