Trump Wants to Bring Back “Black Sites”

Written by SK Ashby

According to the New York Times, which obtained a draft copy of the order, Trump will resurrect the infamous CIA "black sites" that served as off-the-books torture dungeons under President George W. Bush.

President Trump’s three-page draft order, titled “Detention and Interrogation of Enemy Combatants” and obtained by The New York Times, would also undo many of the other restrictions on handling detainees that Mr. Obama put in place in response to policies of the George W. Bush administration.

If Mr. Trump signs the draft order, he would also revoke Mr. Obama’s directive to give the International Committee of the Red Cross access to all detainees in American custody. That would be another step toward reopening secret prisons outside of the normal wartime rules established by the Geneva Conventions, although statutory obstacles would remain.

Any other country in their right mind would not allow such a site on their lands knowing what we know today about what happened under George W. Bush, but my gut says Trump won't have trouble finding other like-minded dictators who will host his torture dungeons. Filipino president Rodrigo Duterte immediately comes to mind.

Everything old is new again, including America's isolation from the rest of the developed world that we witnessed under Bush. This story brings back a lot of bad memories.

I'm genuinely curious who within the Trump regime leaked this to the Times.