Spy Museum Uses Torture to Entice

Mark Fallon, former investigator at Guantanamo, noticed an advertisement for the International Spy Museum in Washington.

On a recent trip to the museum I picked up on many subtle–and not so subtle–messages to valorize the deeply problematic deeds of secret intelligence agencies.


One Reply to “Spy Museum Uses Torture to Entice”

  1. Apr 2, 2015 Ex-CIA Officer John Kiriakou: “The Government Turned Me Into a Dissident”

    In 2007, John Kiriakou became the first Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) official to publicly confirm that agency interrogators waterboarded a high-value detainee, terrorism suspect Abu Zubaydah — a revelation that had previously been a closely guarded secret.

    https://youtu.be/GaiyVMRGE0M

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