15 December 2014
CIA Torture Pseudonyms Update
Update: The "Associates" of "Company Y" are now known, as is "CIA officer
2." Additional people and details have become known.
The press has been hard at work uncovering the pseudonyms used and nailing
down the true identities of the site. I compile them here.
The most important outstanding questions: who are Detainees "R" & "S,"
and where is detention site "red?" While I feel pretty strongly about redacting
the names of low-level personnel from the NSA slides, which are technical
in nature, I have zero interest in protecting torturers. The public has a
right to know where these black sites were, and the detainees deserve a name
and a fair trial.
BLACK - Romania
BLUE - "Quartz" - Stare Kiejkuty, Poland
BROWN - Afghanistan
COBALT - "Salt Pit" - Afghanistan
GRAY - Afghanistan
GREEN - Thailand
INDIGO - Guantanamo
MAROON - Guantanamo
ORANGE - Afghanistan
VIOLET - Lithuania
RED - This could be an additional site in one of the above countries, or
someplace entirely different. It is mentioned only once in the report, on
page 140 of 499, and the entry is almost entirely redacted.
Company Y - Mitchell, Jessen & Associates, based in Spokane, Washington.
The "Associates" are David Ayers, Randall Spivey, James Sporleder, Joseph
Matarazzo, and Roger Aldrich.
It should be noted that there is no "Company X" in this report, I found this
peculiar. It seems that there should be one, and as it happens there are
several shady "Companies' known: "Premier Executive Transport Services"
Incorporated in Dedham Massachusetts, is known to have been part of the CIA
rendition program. The names of its officers include "Coleen Bornt," "Brian
Dice" and "Tyler Edward Tate." These are fictitious people.
Other companies suspected of involvement in rendition include: "Stevens Express
Leasing" "Richmor Aviation" "Rapid AirTrans" "Path Corporation"
Business Q - Associated with Zubair, associated with Hambali
"Grayson Swigert" - James Mitchell
"Hammond Dunbar" - Bruce Jessen
CIA Officer 1 - COBALT Site manager - Matthew Zirbel. Zirbel's corrupt CIA
boss (Convicted) Kyle Dusty Dustin Foggo overruled the 10 day
suspension Zirbel received in the murder of Gul Rahman (innocent).
CIA Officer 2 - Torturer at COBALT and BLUE - Albert El Gamil - retired from
CIA in 2004.
[Redacted] - Ron Czarnetsky, CIA Chief of Station on Warsaw, Poland from
2002 to 2005. This would make him responsible for site BLUE.
[no mention] Alfreda Frances Bikowsky - Made herself involved in Waterboarding
in Poland (BLUE) in March of 2003. Took trip unassigned and on own dime.
Was "scolded" and told it "wasn't supposed to be entertainment." Would have
been there at the same time as Mitchell and Jessen.
Asset X - Directly involved in the capture of KSM.
Asset Y - Reports on Janat Gul
Person 1 - al-Ghuraba group member, with an interest in airplanes and aviation.
"intelligence indicates the interest was unrelated to terrorist activity."
Detainee R - Held by foreign government, rendered to CIA custody
Detainee S - Held by foreign government