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Wed Dec 10, 2014, 03:24 PM

 

Psychologist, JAMES MITCHELL, Linked to CIA Interrogations Kayaking in Retirement

James Mitchell, a psychologist who allegedly co-founded a company the CIA paid to run its terror interrogation program, is retired in Florida and spends his free time kayaking, rafting and climbing. And finding his life a little surreal. “I’m in a box -- I’m caught in some Kafka novel,” he said in a telephone interview from his home in Land O’ Lakes, Florida. “Everyone is assuming it is me, but I can’t confirm or deny it. It is frustrating because you can’t defend yourself.”

Saying he was speaking as a psychologist trained in interrogation techniques but denying any direct knowledge of the CIA program, Mitchell said he would support “anything legal and that doesn’t produce lasting harm.” He said anyone who engaged in sexually abusing or killing a prisoner should be in jail.

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His partner in Mitchell Jessen & Associates was Bruce Jessen, who was also involved in the CIA interrogations according to the officials familiar with the report. The Senate report didn’t name the firm or Jessen. Jessen didn’t respond to a message left at a number listed in that name in Spokane, Washington, which is where the U.S. officials said the company that worked for the CIA and was paid $81 million was based.

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“The people who think the men and woman in the CIA are doing the heavy lifting for them so they can sleep safe at night, those people I get a lot of positive comments from,” Mitchell said. “Then there are the people who think it would be better that 3,000 people die than that KSM get slapped,” referring to Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, “and they don’t care because it isn’t going to be them who is dying. They just don’t care.”

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-12-10/psychologist-linked-to-cia-interrogations-kayaking-in-retirement.html#disqus_thread


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grahamhgreen Dec 2014 OP
Octafish Dec 2014 #1
VanillaRhapsody Dec 2014 #3
Octafish Dec 2014 #8
shraby Dec 2014 #9
Octafish Dec 2014 #10
hifiguy Dec 2014 #2
grahamhgreen Dec 2014 #12
Wellstone ruled Dec 2014 #4
Comrade Grumpy Dec 2014 #5
NuclearDem Dec 2014 #6
postulater Dec 2014 #7
Jesus Malverde Dec 2014 #11

Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Wed Dec 10, 2014, 03:26 PM

1. Wonder how much the PSYCH Torture Program contracts amounted to in dollars?

I know the cost in kayaks.

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Response to Octafish (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 10, 2014, 03:37 PM

3. 80 million dollars

 

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Response to VanillaRhapsody (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 10, 2014, 04:51 PM

8. Thanks!

That's a lot of ice.

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Response to Octafish (Reply #8)

Wed Dec 10, 2014, 05:01 PM

9. The contract was for 181 million but they were only paid 81 million.

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Response to shraby (Reply #9)

Wed Dec 10, 2014, 05:15 PM

10. Ah. Publicity.

Thank you, shraby! The idea that medical professionals would violate their highest oath in order to serve the Carlyle Group is sickening.

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Wed Dec 10, 2014, 03:29 PM

2. If this asshole has any brains

 

he will head for an armed and guarded compound in South America ASAP. $81 million - - should let him manage that.

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Response to hifiguy (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 11, 2014, 12:29 AM

12. heavily armed! Not sure how he sleeps at night...

 

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Wed Dec 10, 2014, 03:51 PM

4. And to think,

 

What about Black Water(Z Corp),Boeing and other Contractors,they get a pass. It's still all about the MONEY. Screw the people.

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Wed Dec 10, 2014, 03:53 PM

5. These guys need a taste of their own medicine. n/t

 

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Wed Dec 10, 2014, 04:01 PM

6. Maybe the river will wash some of the blood off his hands.

 

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Wed Dec 10, 2014, 04:06 PM

7. "You people!"

"You can't handle the truth!"

Guy's an asshole of the worst kind.

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Wed Dec 10, 2014, 05:23 PM

11. These monsters walk among us...nt

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