By Jason Ditz
WikiLeaks cables, including 07CAIRO3348, released today by the Daily Telegraph, detail the Bush and Obama Administrations were providing training to Egypt’s secret police, the SSIS, which cables and human rights NGOs have repeatedly cited for routine torture of detainees.
The cable details SSIS chief Hassan Abdul Rahman describing Egypt’s political rivals as “terrorists, not political oppositionists.” The FBI’s deputy director John Pistole appears to have been at the center of training, and was praised for his “excellent and strong” cooperation with the SSIS.
The details of exactly what training the SSIS received was not revealed in the cables, but one can only imagine that Pistole, now infamous for his role as the chief of the TSA, probably gave them details on more than simply enhanced pat-downs.
Posted in Obama and Company, Region: Middle East, Torture, Transportation
Tagged egypt, fbi, groping, john pistole, mubarak, obama thugs, rape, sexual abuse, tsa
“Is that a Pistole in your pocket, Nappy, or are you just happy to see us?”
By Rady Ananda
In response to public and pilot outrage at sexual assault by transportation security authorities and to the carcinogenic x-ray machines used to scan flyers, New Jersey lawmakers announced on Monday the introduction of several resolutions banning such practices. Additionally, the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security is holding a Transportation Security Administration Oversight Hearing today (10 AM Wednesday).
While Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano seems deaf to public outrage, New Jersey lawmakers are not. Below is the video of the press conference held on Monday:
Posted in Constitution, Human Rights Civil Liberties, Military, Privacy, Transportation
Tagged 4th amendment, airport body scanners, janet napolitano, john pistole, john tyner, New Jersey ACR160, New Jersey AR127, new jersey bucks tsa, New Jersey SCR135, New Jersey SR91, pat down search, Privacy, sexual assault, tsa, tsa perverts