The US media should stop whining about Gina Haspel’s nomination to lead the CIA

by , under Enrique Tessieri

The nomination and confirmation of Gina Haspel, Donald Trump’s pick to lead the CIA, by a Senate panel would confirm what many have known for a long time: The US is a country that has for decades condoned and spread torture expertise to other countries. Just like racism, torture is shrouded in denial.

Just like white people believe they are morally and genetically superior to non-whites, the same reasoning applies when we deny that we are not a country that condones torture. How can we tolerate torture if we are spreading freedom and democracy (sic) to the world?

We are a morally sound country. How can we be racists, how can we be torturers?

To what countries does the US export its torture know-how? Should we be surprised that it is to non-white countries in The Americas, Africa, the Middle East and others?

The US media wrote about the torture and abuse of prisoners at the Abu Grahib prison in Iraq. The US, and in particular the CIA, has condoned torture for decades so what happened at Abu Grahib was nothing new. Source: The Black Vault.

Why isn’t the US exporting its torture techniques to white countries to use on white people?

The answer is simple:  Torture is for non-white people, not white people. It’s another example of privilege.

The US media should stop its whining about Haspel’s possible nomination to head the CIA. They should know that torture has been a central part of US foreign policy for decades.

The shameful School of the Americas (see video below) highlights how dictatorships received training in torture on US soil.

Haspel’s only crime is that torture techniques used by the CIA and the US came to public light after 9/11.