The US Torture Report that was publicly released on Tuesday, December 9th 2014, and presented by US Senator Dianne Feinstein is a summary of the findings after 6.3 million CIA pages got thoroughly examined. As Reuters explains in its opening paragraph of the opening article the day after the Torture Bomb was exposed: “The CIA misled the White House and public about its torture of detainees after the Sept. 11 attacks and acted more brutally and pervasively than it acknowledged, …, drawing calls to prosecute American officials.”
The Torture Report is a punch in the stomach of the Wholly Ghosts of Western Civilization, Human Rights and the Rule of Law. The despicable acts performed from US officials or US certified providers of services of torture, which “consists of a second scandal” according to The Guardian, which happened within US premises, which operated under US authority or authority of aligned partners and proxy-states, to which CIA maintained the management of the premises and the overall overview of the torture machine, beyond a defeat of the State of Law within USA also prove the limits of the International System when it comes to protecting the Human Rights of adversaries at the hands of their enemies, in real-time, when their protection is most needed. Through this report, one may draw two certain conclusions: first, USA failed to protect its constitution and to prove credible towards its international obligations to fellow states of the UN and to all members of the human kind, since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights maintains its universality; second, the International System failed also and – once more – proved to be more of a fallacy and a wishful or counter-wishful thinking than what its name supposes it to be. With this report, International System proves it is neither international, nor a system, as far as it greatly failed to protect in the most profound way the dignity and the life of prisoners, for who it de facto accepted to be characterized as “combatants of terrorist organizations” instead of prisoners of war, or just human beings, in order to deprive them of the rights deriving from Geneva Conventions and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of the UN.