CBS has a special on tonight titled ‘The Spymasters – CIA in the Crosshairs’ which is a straight out glorification & justification of the CIA. All of the interviewees are former CIA directors. It’s like a line-up of the living dead. Their calculated defense of torture is absolutely chilling.
It’s insufferable that we have to watch the CIA glorified as plot lines in most drama series on TV. It is monstrous that they try to sell us this crap about the CIA saving the US from terrorists. The CIA is today what it has always been: an agency of mass terrorism & torture. The only purpose for this twisted TV special is to convince us the surveillance state & torture are essential to our safety.
In a humane society, the CIA, FBI, & Pentagon would be dismantled & its agents prosecuted & punished for crimes against humanity. We wouldn’t waterboard or inflict torture on them as they have done to thousands. That’s barbarism. A humane society doesn’t use methods of oppression which are the stock-in-trade of neoliberalism, the barbaric phase of capitalism.