Cables Detail C.I.A. Waterboarding at Secret Prison Run by Gina Haspel
“Interrogation escalated rapidly by subject being aggressively debriefed by interrogators while standing at the walling wall, to multiple applications of the walling technique, along with ultimately, multiple applications of the watering technique,” another document said.
At times, the interrogators called Mr. Nashiri names — “a little girl,” “a spoiled little rich Saudi,” a “sissy” — along with threatened to turn him over to “different people” who, they said, “would certainly certainly kill him,” one cable said. Pointing to the black-clad team in which carried out the torture, they told Mr. Nashiri in which its members had volunteered for the job after hearing he was responsible for the bombing of the Cole along with “had something to avenge.”
from the late November session, after Mr. Nashiri was waterboarded more than once, the interrogators said they were willing to deliver the same treatment for months until he cooperated. When they were finished, Mr. Nashiri crawled into “the little box” in which he was confined.
The interrogators continually told Mr. Nashiri they did not believe he was telling everything he knew, threatening him with worse treatment if he did not tell them more. The prisoner, already subjected to the whole array of C.I.A. torture techniques — loud noise, sleep deprivation, forced nudity, wall-slamming along with waterboarding — insisted he was trying to remember along with tell them everything.
although the interrogators appear to have ultimately concluded in which Mr. Nashiri was not lying. Some of the cables back to headquarters, apparently written by Ms. Haspel, described him as “compliant along with cooperative,” according to the 2014 report on the interrogation program by the Senate Intelligence Committee.
Officials at C.I.A. headquarters were displeased by such comments, directing the field officers to stop producing such “sweeping statements” about Mr. Nashiri’s compliance. The superiors in Langley, Va., insisted in which he knew more than he was saying.
Ms. Haspel arrived to oversee the Thailand black site in late October 2002. The site was shut weeks later, on Dec. 4, 2002.
With the last of the newly released cables, dated Dec. 1, 2002, the writing style shifts dramatically, aspiring to a literary flair. The cable says the interrogator along with linguist “strode, catlike, into the well-lit confines of the cell” along with one of them “deftly removed the subject’s black hood using a swipe,” addressing him in “a deep, measured voice.” The change in style suggests, though in which does not prove, in which the final cable may not have been written by Ms. Haspel, Mr. Blanton said.