Torture Team Rumsfeld's Memo and the Betrayal of American Values [Pdf/E–book]

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Torture Team Rumsfeld's Memo and the Betrayal of American Values

SUMMARY ò Torture Team Rumsfeld's Memo and the Betrayal of American Values FREE DOWNLOAD ☆ YEEZY950.US è Philippe Sands REVIEW Torture Team Rumsfeld's Memo and the Betrayal of American Values Al accounts through interview of those most closely involved in the decisions How the Joint Chiefs and normal military decision making processes were circumvented How Fox TV's 24 contributed to torture planning How interrogation techniues were approved for use How the new techniues were used on Mohammed Al ahtani alleged to be the 20th highjacker How the senior lawyers who crafted the policy of abuse exposed themselves to the risk of war crimes charge. This is not an easy book to read It s a very detailed account of how aggressive new interrogation techniues came to be used on prisoners at Guantanamo and the chain of legal advice that led to those new interrogation techniues being deemed not to be torture It shifts repeatedly from technical legal reasoning to presenting excerpts from interrogation law with occasional digressions through the bureaucratic doublespeak of Bush administration officials trying to cover their asses It s a fascinating look at how organizations that are supposed to have safeguards in place against the use of torture can be subverted but bits of it will do your head in I didn t know whether to laugh or cry when Sands confirmed that yes the TV series 24 seems to have had a non trivial influence on the interrogation techniues adoptedBeing a lawyer who specializes in international law Sands spends a lot of careful analysis on whether the interrogation techniues adopted by the Bush administration constituted torture or were in violation of the Geneva convention While the ins and outs of legal reasoning are interesting I might have preferred a book that focused on the evidence of the complete lack of efficacy of these techniues Because sadly I think that many Americans who need to be convinced that this kind of stuff is Not Okay wouldn t be terribly persuaded by technical arguments based on international law but might be persuaded by the notion that it doesn t work

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SUMMARY ò Torture Team Rumsfeld's Memo and the Betrayal of American Values FREE DOWNLOAD ☆ YEEZY950.US è Philippe Sands REVIEW Torture Team Rumsfeld's Memo and the Betrayal of American Values Nds investigates how the Rumsfeld Memo set the stage for a divergence from the Geneva Convention and the Torture Convention and holds the individual gatekeepers in the Bush administration accountable for their failure to safeguard international law The Torture Team delves deep into the Bush administration to reveal How the policy of abuse originated with Donald Rumsfeld Dick Cheney and George W Bush and was promoted by their most senior lawyers Person. Very much a book for lawyers A little too dense But interesting how lawyers can and will ignore the law for policy objectives

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SUMMARY ò Torture Team Rumsfeld's Memo and the Betrayal of American Values FREE DOWNLOAD ☆ YEEZY950.US è Philippe Sands REVIEW Torture Team Rumsfeld's Memo and the Betrayal of American Values On December 2 2002 the US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld signed his name at the bottom of a document that listed eighteen techniues of interrogation techniues that defied international definitions of torture The Rumsfeld Memo authorized the controversial interrogation practices that later migrated to Guantanamo Afghanistan Abu Ghraib and elsewhere as part of the policy of extraordinary rendition From a behind the scenes vantage point Phillipe Sa. Fascinating and disturbing look at how uickly ages old human rights traditions and even signed conventions can be tossed aside in the name of insert current bogeyman here The case examined with perfect concision here is that of the alleged 20th hijacker who was held at Guantanamo and tortured by US Army personnel for 50 odd days ostensibly because he had information of urgent national security value a supposed ticking time bomb Jack Bauer must save the world scenario The uestions asked by the author as he interviews the US government employees who authorized the torture are important ones to the future of our nation and of the civilized world What really constitutes torture When is it okay to torture Does torture work What are the long term conseuences of any nation and the US in particular officially sanctioning torture How did our system in the space of a few months allow a few political appointees to subvert national traditions prohibiting torture that go back to Abraham Lincoln Can the lawyers who provided legal cover for these appointees be held as accomplices Can any of these individuals be held for trial in another country for crimes against humanity This book is a fascinating examination of an issue of international importance that would be of interest to anyone who has an interest in current events For persons with particular interest in international human rights such as those brought to bear on criminals like Augusto Pinochet or Slobodan Milosovic or Nazi officers this book is a must read


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    REVIEW Torture Team Rumsfeld's Memo and the Betrayal of American Values Philippe Sands è 1 SUMMARY Torture Team Rumsfeld's Memo and the Betrayal of American Values [Pdf/E–book] Fascinating and disturbing look at how uickly ages old human rights traditions and even signed conventions can be tossed aside in the name of insert current bogeyman here The case examined with perfect concision here is that of the alleged 20th hijacker who was held at Guantanamo and tortured by US Army personnel for 50 odd days ostensibly because he had information of urgent national security value a supposed ticking

  2. says: FREE DOWNLOAD ☆ YEEZY950.US è Philippe Sands Torture Team Rumsfeld's Memo and the Betrayal of American Values [Pdf/E–book]

    FREE DOWNLOAD ☆ YEEZY950.US è Philippe Sands Torture Team Rumsfeld's Memo and the Betrayal of American Values [Pdf/E–book] Sands interviewed many senior personnel in the US government Military Judges Senior Lawers and the middle men and women involved in the manipulation to subvert Article 3 of the Geneva Conventions which states No physical o

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    Torture Team Rumsfeld's Memo and the Betrayal of American Values [Pdf/E–book] A remarkable synthesis of legal scholarship and investigative reporting by a British international lawyer that lays out the origins of the Bush Administration's infamous torture memos and makes the case that senior officials and lawyers in the US Government are parties to the commission of war crimes under the Geneva Conventions Insightful

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    Torture Team Rumsfeld's Memo and the Betrayal of American Values [Pdf/E–book] Philippe Sands è 1 SUMMARY Very much a book for lawyers A little too dense But interesting how lawyers can and will ignore the law for policy objectives

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    Torture Team Rumsfeld's Memo and the Betrayal of American Values [Pdf/E–book] FREE DOWNLOAD ☆ YEEZY950.US è Philippe Sands Philippe Sands è 1 SUMMARY Originally posted 23 July 2014 on Falling LettersIn Torture Team Sands explores the role of lawyers who are reuired to give legal opinions on sensitive political matters and asks what responsibility they bear He does this by focusing on the 'enhanced interrogative techniues' approved and used on Guantanamo detainee Mohammed al ahtani I did

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    Torture Team Rumsfeld's Memo and the Betrayal of American Values [Pdf/E–book] A measured but forceful book Philippe Sands an international law professor is not shy about his own evaluation of the case; he argues that top

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    Torture Team Rumsfeld's Memo and the Betrayal of American Values [Pdf/E–book] REVIEW Torture Team Rumsfeld's Memo and the Betrayal of American Values This is not an easy book to read It's a very detailed account of how aggressive new interrogation techniues cam

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    REVIEW Torture Team Rumsfeld's Memo and the Betrayal of American Values Torture Team Rumsfeld's Memo and the Betrayal of American Values [Pdf/E–book] FREE DOWNLOAD ☆ YEEZY950.US è Philippe Sands A bit overly detailed as the author recounts how the civilian leadership of the RumsfeldBush defense department first authorized torturing captives at Guantanamo and then attempted to back away from responsibility for giving the orders Sands shows how the orders themselves were greater violations of the Geneva Convention the precede

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    Torture Team Rumsfeld's Memo and the Betrayal of American Values [Pdf/E–book] content wise interesting liked how much of the authors personality came through liked his work a bit hard for me

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    Torture Team Rumsfeld's Memo and the Betrayal of American Values [Pdf/E–book] This is soooo good I usually hate name game books about political anything because I have such a hard time keeping up but this is really really interesting For a lawyer Sands is completely readable without trying to prose it up too much or keep his recounting parched and distanced I admire his objectiveness regarding certain uestions and his methodology makes it so that you're not coming into this pointing fingers all over the place Obv

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