Ask Washington Post to Condemn USA Covert Operations Which Jeopardized Public Health in Pakistan

This is a letter I’ve written to the editor of the Washington Post.

USA Covert Operations Pakistan Immunizations (1)

You can learn more about this issue by reading the FAIR Media Watch Action Alert.

The real solution is to ban war and covert operations.

Here’s my question: if it would have been dishonest to leave torture out of the film entirely, how is it not dishonest to leave out how generally ineffective it was, how morally corrupting, how totally it enraged the entire Arab world, how often we used it on people we knew little to nothing about, how often it resulted in deaths, or a hundred other facts? Bigelow put it in, which was “honest,” but it seems an eerie coincidence that she was “honest” about torture in pretty much exactly the way a CIA interrogator would have told the story, without including much else.

Bigelow tells Zero Dark Thirty Exactly How CIA Interrogator Would

They dispatched more officers to Pakistani neighborhoods and, according to one former police official directly involved in the effort, instructed them to look for reasons to stop cars: speeding, broken tail lights, running stop signs, whatever. The traffic stop gave police an opportunity to search for outstanding warrants or look for suspicious behavior. An arrest could be the leverage the police needed to persuade someone to become an informant.

With CIA help, NYPD built secret effort to monitor mosques, daily life of Muslim neighborhoods

Accounting for Torture: Being Faithful to Our Values
Features Dr. Scott Allen, lead medical author of recent report providing evidence that CIA and military health professionals engaged in illegal and unethical medical experiments on detainees in U.S. custody following September 2001 – report by Physicians for Human Rights. More at www.nrcat.org/act