Ali Soufan Quoted in IBTimes: CIA Report: Why Torture is Ineffective with Ideologically-Motivated Terrorists
December 9, 2014
International Business Times
By: Gianluca Mezzofiore
The long-awaited “CIA torture report” that the US Senate Intelligence Committee is set to unveil to the public eye will once again put at the centre of political discussion the effectiveness of so-called Enhanced Interrogation Techniques (EIT) – which critics say are torture…
The man who predicted 9/11
One notable exception to the principles of EIT is former FBI agent Ali Soufan, also known as the guy who nearly foiled the 9/11 plot.
Appointed at 29 to be the chief agent in charge of investigating the 2000 attack of the USS Cole in the harbour of Aden, Yemen, Soufan found out that al-Qaeda – then still a mysterious terrorist organisation – was behind the attack. He asked the CIA for information of a meeting in Malaysia, where at least two of the future 9/11 hijackers and the mastermind behind the Cole bombing had a secret rendez-vous. But the CIA teetered, and Soufan only received the intelligence on 12 September 2011…
“When I first began interrogating al-Qaeda members, I found that while they could quote bin Laden’s sayings by heart, I knew far more of the Quran than they did – and in fact some barely knew classical Arabic, the language of both the Hadith and the Quran,” he recalls in his book The Black Banners: The Inside Story of 9/11 and the War Against al-Qaeda…
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