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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

ACLU to Sue Boeing in Alleged Torture Case: John McCarthy's Letter

The following article appeared in today's LA Times
ACLU to sue Boeing in alleged torture cases

First paragraph of the article:

The American Civil Liberties Union announced this morning that it would sue a Boeing subsidiary in San Jose federal court today, alleging that the company helped the Central Intelligence Agency with "the forced disappearance, torture and inhumane treatment" of three men the government suspected of terrorist involvement.

The following is an email sent to the author of this article at the LA Times from my dear friend, John McCarthy who NEVER tires in his fight against the injustices of our government.

Mr. Henry Weinstein
Los Angeles Times
May 30, 2007

Greetings, Henry

Re your article:,0,1913285.story?coll=la-home-center

"First recognized by the Supreme Court 54 years ago, the privilege bars
disclosure of information in court proceedings when "there is a reasonable
danger that the compulsion of the evidence will expose military matters
which, in the interest of national security should not be divulged."

In the matters of "rendition", which no member of the military that I know
of would seek for the benefit of sending a person to another country for
"interrogation" and would be the pinnacle of studpity for gaining a thread
of actionalble information which could never effect the combat situation on
the ground at that time and distance removed. Most Combat Veterans would
surmise, correctly, that those being shipped off to foreign lands would be
to satisfy the so called "intelligence community" who would likely be
replaced by the time the information was bled out of the poor soul who would
eventually confess to matters he never had access to in his life. That would
justify their position and excuse for pretending to be a human on this

This flies in the face of the law that supposedly prevents information to be
classified that secrets a crime.

Office of the Press Secretary
March 25, 2003

Executive Order
Further Amendment to Executive Order 12958,
As Amended, Classified National Security Information

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws
of the United States of America, and in order to further amend Executive
Order 12958, as amended, it is hereby ordered that Executive Order 12958 is
amended to read as follows:

"Classified National Security Information"

Sec. 1.7. Classification Prohibitions and Limitations. (a) In no case shall
information be classified in order to:

(1) conceal violations of law, inefficiency, or administrative error;

(2) prevent embarrassment to a person, organization, or agency;

(3) restrain competition; or

(4) prevent or delay the release of information that does not require
protection in the interest of the national security.


In this case the crime would be Crimes Against Humanity; torture, a War
Crime to which the United States is a signatory to in the 1950 Nuremberg

More specifically, since the above limits the "disclosure of information in
court proceedings" this information should then be available outside the
court proceedings.

I would apprecitiate a response from you in this matter. So would the
millions of readers of this fine newspaper which I wish I could reach with
this email.


John McCarthy

Below is the first segment of the BBC documentary "Mystery Flights: CIA Renditions"
Parts 2-6 are available here:

Part 2
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