Torture is not a mediaeval aberration.
It is alive and well. We pretty much expect it in criminal states
like Israel and primitive states but not in civilized countries. When
torture is advocated very publicly by the Jew
Terrorism Works ] who was a lawyer making a lot of money out of the human
rights racket, it tells us much of what we need to know about
the depth of cynicism and corruption in America and among Zionists.
tells us that torture is bad news because it corrupts the torturers as well as
He speaks from experience as a victim.
Gitmo Torture Manual
Guantánamo SERE Standard Operating Procedures
This document clearly specifies that the abusive interrogation techniques to
be used at Guantánamo Bay prison (JTF GTMO) are based upon the US military's
Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape (SERE) program. The document is
notable for its documentation of the extent to which abuse was
bureaucratically standardized for routine use. The document is dated 10 Dec
2002 and written at the
For Official Use Only level. The document was released a few days ago by
George Washington University's National Security Archive to promote the film
To be fair these techniques are not gross torture.
Home Page of J. Orlin Grabbe
A lass can have fun in Abu Ghraib.
Jew Moans About
Torture And Ignores Mossad Evil
Torture takes many forms. We take it and we hand it
out, we live with it and we live with ourselves knowing that we may be
subjecting our loved ones to it, that our loved ones may be engaging in
it, that innocent people on every side may be torture's direct victims.
Few innocent people have been tortured like the loved ones of the people
murdered by Samir Kuntar, the Palestine
Liberation Front monster convicted of a crime so brutal that even the
designation terrorist is too good for him.........
Pot calls kettle black. This rant is for Zionist crazies. To be fair it tells us
why we should not be importing Islamics.
Khiam Prison - Israel's Torture Den
invaded South Lebanon and used Khiam as a prison specializing in
torture. They had mine fields round it to keep people out and in but
they didn't stop the screams being heard by the UN's men. They had
the experts to send to Abu Ghraib and show the Americans how to do
The London Cage was run by MI19 [ interrogation ] rather
than MI9 [ escape & evasion ], MI5 [
counter-espionage ] or MI6 [ espionage ]. It is being
written about, now that the perpetrators are dead, beyond prosecution & unable
to talk. Some publishers write about the subject to destroy our well earned
pride in being English. One such is
The Guardian in
The secrets of the London Cage. The Daily
Mail write up at
How Britain Tortured Nazi PoWs
is just a book advertisement.
It is not something to be proud of.
Alfred W. McCoy ex Wiki
Alfred William McCoy (born June 8, 1945) is the J.R.W. Smail Professor
of History at the
University of Wisconsin–Madison.
McCoy has been recognized as "one of the world’s leading
Southeast Asia and an expert on Philippine political history, opium
trafficking in the Golden Triangle, underworld crime syndicates, and
international political surveillance."
McCoy served on the faculty of the
University of New South Wales for eleven years.
In 1989, he joined University of Wisconsin-Madison.
As a Ph.D candidate in
Southeast Asian history at Yale, McCoy testified before the
United States Senate Committee on Appropriations foreign operations
subcommittee on June 2, 1972 and "accused American officials of condoning
and even cooperating with corrupt elements in Southeast Asia's illegal drug
trade out of political and military considerations."
One of his major charges was that
South Vietnam's President
Nguyễn Văn Thiệu,
Nguyễn Cao Kỳ,
and Prime Minister
Trần Thiện Khiêm
led a narcotics ring with ties to the
Corsican mafia, the
Trafficante crime family in Florida, and other high level military
officials in South Vietnam,
Those implicated by McCoy included Laotian Generals
and South Vietnamese Generals
Đăng Văn Quang
He told the subcommittee that these military officials facilitated the
American troops in Vietnam and addicts in the
According to McCoy, the
Central Intelligence Agency chartered
Air America aircraft and helicopters in northern Laos to transport
harvested by their "tribal mercenaries".
He also accused
United States Ambassador to Laos
G. McMurtrie Godley
of blocking the assignment of
Bureau of Narcotics officials to Laos in order to maintain the Laotian
government's cooperation in military and political matters.
A spokesman for the
United States Department of State responded to the allegations: "We are
aware of these charges but we have been unable to find any evidence to
substantiate them, much less proof."
The principal thesis of McCoy's work is that organized crime in both
America and Europe collaborated in a wide-ranging conspiracy to establish
new centers of opium production, heroin
refining and distribution in Southeast Asia. This collaboration occurred
following the effective suppression of the heroin trade in America during
World War II and the subsequent decision to stamp out
Turkey which had been one of the main sources of raw opium. McCoy said
that the collaboration was facilitated by the
Central Intelligence Agency and by the unstable political situation
created by the ongoing
McMcCoy said that the French
SDECE military intelligence agency during the
First Indochina War (1947–1954) was in need of money for its
covert operations, and that its officers contacted opium producers in
the Golden Triangle, and set up an international system of smuggling aided
by intelligence and other aid from SDECE. This system persisted past the
war, and became the
McCoy asserts that the "French Connection" conspiracy arose from an
alliance between the
had an historical presence in
South Vietnam dating back to the
French occupation, and between the leading members of the American and
Sicilian Mafia under the leadership of
Lucky Luciano who had been imprisoned in the U.S. during World War II
racketeering but who was asked also to provide assistance to American
military intelligence about Axis infiltration of Mafia-controlled,
waterfront in American ports as well as assisting Allied forces in their
invasion of Sicily and
Italy. As McCoy shows, Luciano used his contacts in the Sicilian Mafia
to assist U.S. forces by gathering intelligence and identifying both fascist
collaborators and Socialist/Communists in the
Italian resistance movement who were then systematically eliminated.
In return for his assistance, Luciano was covertly permitted to run his
crime operations from prison, and at the end of the war he was deported back
to Sicily, where he immediately began a major expansion of his drug
operations, forging alliances with Corsican Mafia members in South Vietnam
and organized crime figures in other countries, including
McCoy wrote in the book, "American involvement had gone far beyond
coincidental complicity; embassies had covered up involvement by client
governments, CIA contract airlines had carried opium, and individual CIA
agents had winked at the opium traffic. As an indirect consequence of
American involvement in the Golden Triangle until 1972, opium production
steadily increased ... Southeast Asia's Golden Triangle grew 70 percent of
the world's illicit opium, supplied an estimated 30 percent of America's
heroin, and was capable of supplying the United States with unlimited
quantities of heroin for generations to come."
The CIA's actions were more specifically described by him thus: "In most
cases, the CIA's role involved various forms of complicity, tolerance or
studied ignorance about the trade, not any direct culpability in the actual
trafficking ... [t]he CIA did not handle heroin, but it did provide its
drug-lord allies with transport, arms, and political protection. In sum,
the CIA's role in the Southeast Asian heroin trade involved indirect
complicity rather than direct culpability."
McCoy said the CIA recruited drug lords in the frame of the
underlying a "conflict between the
drug war and the cold war."
For instance, McCoy alleges that the CIA assisted drug lords in
Burma in 1950 in operations against
McCoy also said similar
drug trafficking activities occurred from 1965 to 1975 in
1980s in Afghanistan, supporting for example the drug and warlord
Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, leader of the
Hezbi-i Islami guerilla group.
McCoy said he uncovered
money laundering activities by banks controlled by the CIA, first the
Castle Bank which was then replaced by the
Nugan Hand Bank, which had as legal counsel
William Colby, retired head of the CIA.
McCoy also alludes to the
BCCI, which seems to have played the same role as the Nugan Hand Bank
after its collapse in the early 1980s, stating that "the boom in the
Pakistan drug trade was financed by BCCI."
Between a repressive policy (the "Drug war"), which he considers a
failure ("The repression creates a shortfall in supply which raises price
and then stimulates production everywhere around the world.")
and a full
legalization of drugs, which he considers "politically impracticable",
McCoy argues in favor of an "alternative strategy," "regularization": "I
favor regulation because if cocaine and heroin are commodities let's deal
with them as such. You don't repress commodities, you regulate them."
Furthermore, against bilateral agreements between the US and other nations
(Colombia, Bolivia, etc. - see
coca eradication campaign by the US), McCoy argues in favor of
multilateral policies under the direction of the
In his book "A Question of Torture: CIA
Interrogation, from the Cold War to the War on Terror",
McCoy shows how from the start of the Cold War to the early
nineteen-sixties, the C.I.A. spent billions of dollars developing
psychological tools for interrogation. Early on, the emphasis was on
electroshock, hypnosis, psychosurgery, and drugs, including the infamous use
of LSD on unsuspecting soldiers and civilians, but these methods appeared a
complete waste of time, although they were of dubious legality. Drawing on
sensory deprivation work of Canadian neurological scientist
Donald O. Hebb, it was found that sensory deprivation was far more
effective in brainwashing subjects than beatings or physical pain.
Furthermore, "self-inflicted pain" (for example forcing an uncooperative
subject to stand for many hours with arms outstretched) were more effective
means of breaking prisoners. Augmented by fears of physical abuse, sexual
humiliation, and other psychological attacks on personal and cultural
identity, McCoy has explained how the US government produced exactly the
system on display in the
Ghraib abuse photographs
Talk - Alfred McCoy - A Question of Torture
Torture and Impunity
“A masterful account of an appalling national drift toward accepting torture
as part of our culture and polity.”
—Alex Gibney, director, Oscar-winning documentary Taxi to the
Many Americans have condemned the “enhanced interrogation” techniques used
in the War on Terror as a transgression of human rights. But the United
States has done almost nothing to prosecute past abuses or prevent future
violations. Tracing this knotty contradiction from the 1950s to the present,
historian Alfred W. McCoy probes the political and cultural dynamics that
have made impunity for torture a bipartisan policy of the U.S. government.
During the Cold War, McCoy argues, the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency
covertly funded psychological experiments designed to weaken a subject’s
resistance to interrogation. After the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the CIA
revived these harsh methods, while U.S. media was flooded with seductive
images that normalized torture for many Americans. Ten years later, the U.S.
had failed to punish the perpetrators or the powerful who commanded them,
and continued to exploit intelligence extracted under torture by surrogates
from Somalia to Afghanistan. Although Washington has publicly distanced
itself from torture, disturbing images from the prisons at Abu Ghraib and
Guantanamo are seared into human memory, doing lasting damage to America’s
moral authority as a world leader.
W. McCoy is the J.R.W. Smail Professor of History at the University
of Wisconsin– Madison. His many books include
Policing America’s Empire
and A Question of Torture.
“With this book, the leading historian of U.S. torture
practices has done a great service for academics and the general public by
deepening his genealogical account of psychological torture from the Cold
War to the present. This is familiar ground for McCoy's readers, but Torture
and Impunity adds significantly to our understanding.”
—Journal of American History
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December 16, 2014 interview about CIA torture allegations with Alfred McCoy
on Democracy Now!
September 21, 2012 interview with Alfred W. McCoy on Democracy Now!
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After Duo Created CIA Torture Methods, Did World's Largest Group of
Psychologists Enable Abuses YES
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'Psychological Torture is Enshrined in U.S. Law' Complicity in Abuses Began Long Before Bush
'Psychological Torture is Enshrined in U.S. Law'
Complicity in Abuses Began Long Before Bush _ Democracy Now!.htm
Professor Metin Basoglu
Mass Trauma, Mental Health & Human Rights
- Inside America's Policy of Secret Interrogations and Torture in the
McKelvey gets it
Lt. Col. Barry Johnson
I think I can say this
with some authority, as I sit here in Iraq on my third year-long
tour, having worked at Guantánamo and having spent a year with
detainee operations in Iraq as part of the team that went in to
improve conditions at Abu Ghraib in spring of '04...........
Unfortunately, most people will probably read into her words
reinforcement of their own pre-conceived notions, whatever those may
be..... Bad thing have happened with detainees. Those responsible
have and must be held accountable.
Colonel Johnson is
right; men should be held accountable. Alan
Dershowitz, a Jewish advocate of torture would make a good start.
Sadly the system is too corrupt for justice to be done.
Long Shadow [ 18 December 2005 ]
is bad news, far worse news than seems obvious from a distance. The
information it gets is likely to be useless, out of date and just
plain wrong. A man may say whatever it takes to stop the pain. It
corrupts the torturers and the system that they are part of too. That
is why every Tsar of Russia banned it. Vladimir Bukovsky writes from
Policy Came From The Top [ 1 March 2006 ]
little people got thrown to the wolves. That is standard operating
procedure [ SOP ]. The White House went clear. Also SOP. Then there
are the courts that do not want to know. Congress? It is just as bad.
Zion controls it and Zion wants war.
Ghraib was only one of them [ 20 March 2006 ]
special operations mob was at it too. Their idea was No Blood - No
Evidence. Special forces should be the pick of the bunch but these
are an armed rabble. No wonder the SAS don't want to be part of it.
man quits over US tactics
Seeks Silence on CIA Prisons [ 4 November 2006 ]
Bush administration has told a federal judge that terrorism suspects
held in secret CIA prisons should not be allowed to reveal details of
the "alternative interrogation methods" that their captors
used to get them to talk. ... but has pressed to retain the use of
unspecified "alternative" interrogation methods ...
What is the difference between these hooligans and the
Spanish Inquisition, Gestapo, KGB etcetera? Not a lot apart from the
excuses. And lawyers will stand up in court and defend them.
Torture Victim Confessed To Attacking Bank Founded AFTER His Arrest!
[ 18 March 2007 ]
Mohammed's alleged confession testimony has been thoroughly
discredited after it emerged that one of the targets he identified,
the Plaza Bank, was not founded until 2006, four years after the
alleged Al-Qaeda mastermind's arrest. KSM was arrested in March 2003.
According to the Plaza
Bank's website, the organization was founded in early 2006,
making it impossible for KSM to have even known of the bank's
existence before 2003, never mind plotted against it.
the twerps who run the CIA got what it takes to organize an orgy in a
brothel? I doubt it. Pravda didn't swallow this tosh either - see
Victim Confesses to Everything He is Ordered To - The Independent
played it for laughs.
Caused the Torture at Gitmo [ 2 July 2007 ]
Dick Cheney was personally responsible for American policies that
subjected terrorist suspects to cruelty and denied them the right to
a fair trial, according to revelations from senior US government
officials. The details have laid bare more than ever before the
remarkable influence of Mr. Cheney in shaping the prosecution of the
war on terror which led to the scandals
at Guantánamo Bay and Abu Ghraib.
President or President of Vice? The power to do evil means that evil
will be done. The Washington Post is a Zionist propaganda operation
so I wonder why they are grassing Cheney now. Past his sell by date?
Zionists have infiltrated the Democrats even more thoroughly than the
Republicans so Cheney is expendable. So is the Republican Party.
the take and loving it - torture researchers make a living [ 1
October 2007 ]
Opinion: On the take and loving it: academic recipients
of the U.S. intelligence budget.
last decade, U.S. intelligence funding of academic research has taken
on caviller [ sic ], even brazen qualities...... The article details
how during the 1960s the CIA used the Human Ecology Fund to push a
covert research agenda into torture and interrogation
Far from the
"deep dismay" expressed by some academics on being informed
about covert CIA grants in the 1960s, I suggest that modern academic
recipients of the intelligence budget are clearly "on the take
and loving it".
Not all research goes into
torture. Lots goes into making better killing machines. The world's
only super power is running wild.
PS Researchers have life styles
to support too.
the FBI gets you to confess - they threaten to have your family
tortured [ 25 October 2007 ]
to Higazi, the investigators coerced him into confessing to a role in
9/11........ he says, the investigator said his family would go
through hell in Egypt, where they torture people like Saddam
The FBI did the coercion. The FBI
did the cover up. BTW the FBI carried out The
Waco Massacre. They did the cover up on that one too.
still available from the How Appealing website.
War And Torture [ 25 October 2007 ]
weekend the roll-out for the Next War continues. The most remarkable
item is a speech delivered by the man who, by all accounts, has
aggressively pushed for war against Iran for at least two years: Vice
President Dick Cheney.... Is Cheney threatening war against Iran?
Yes, that’s exactly what he is doing......
speech is worthy of careful study. It shows a man who has
disintegrated into a moral sewer. He regales his audience with the
need to use torture techniques,.... he then proceeds to cite a
insane op-ed by Bernard Lewis,...in which the Soviet Union is
held up as a wonderful model for the United States.
people get thrown to the wolves for torture. Real people don't. That
is the theory and the practice. We need Nuremberg II - fair trials
and brisk hangings.
enjoy torturing Palestinians [
29 October 2007 ]
enjoy torturing Palestinians, both men and women, and many of them
use it to discharge energy, [ It is also
healthy exercise - Editor ] according to a
recent study by an Israeli psychologist. "At one point or
another of their service, the majority of the interviewees enjoyed
violence," Nufar Yishai-Karin, a clinical psychologist at the
Hebrew University, told The Observer...... Erlik Alhanan, the public
face of Israeli refuseniks, has said that the number of occupation
soldiers who defy army orders to serve in the occupied territories is
on the rise due to illegal army practices.
Is it true?
I have no doubt that it is. Was it all over the main stream media?
Torture Down the Memory Hole [
4 November 2006 ]
According to the
government, these “alternative interrogation methods,”
actually brutal medieval torture techniques updated to include sexual
humiliation, are “now among the nation’s most sensitive
national security secrets” and any release of information about
the systematic sadism of the state against largely innocent victims,
especially released to the attorneys of the victims, “could
reasonably be expected to cause extremely grave damage” to the
torture and murder state, now a bestial leviathan with tentacles
stretching around the world.
-- a historical perspective [ 27 February 2008
Then and Now
a little stroll through history can have its uses. Take, as an
example, the continuing debate over torture in post-9/11 America.
Last week, Stephen Bradbury, the head of the Justice Department's
Office of Legal Counsel, testified before the House Judiciary
Committee about waterboarding......
readers, Bradbury is the government lawyer who, in 2005, drafted two
secret memos authorizing the use of freezing temperatures, and
waterboarding in CIA attempts to break terrorism detainees. Nor is
Bradbury the only one with the urge to distinguish any current
American proclivity towards torture from the barbaric procedures used
until the Enlightenment set in. As Senator Joseph Lieberman commented
last week, citing
another medieval torture technique, waterboarding "is not like
putting burning coals on people's bodies. The person is in no real
danger. The impact is psychological." Waterboarding isn't
torture, both men claimed, because it leaves no "permanent
Notice that the publicity concentrates
on American evil which is fair enough. Jewish complicity gets ignored
but then with Jews controlling the media the reason is obvious.
used water torture in the Philippines circa 1900 [
27 February 2008 ]
Many Americans were puzzled by the news, in 1902, that United
States soldiers were torturing Filipinos with water. The United
States, throughout its emergence as a world power, had spoken the
language of liberation, rescue, and freedom. This was the language
that, when coupled with expanding military and commercial ambitions,
had helped launch two very different wars........
the first year of the war, news of atrocities by U.S. forces—the
torching of villages, the killing of prisoners—began to appear
in American newspapers. Although the U.S. military censored outgoing
cables, stories crossed the Pacific through the mail, which wasn’t
censored. Soldiers, in their letters home, wrote about extreme
violence against Filipinos, alongside complaints about the weather,
the food, and their officers; and some of these letters were
published in home-town newspapers.
don't change. An enthusiasm for covering up the truth is very much
alive and well. Alfred McCoy has written about the subject in A
Question of Torture: CIA Interrogation, from the Cold War to the War
on Terror. He also wrote about the CIA and its major drug
trafficking operations in The
Politics of Heroin
Boarding In Vietnam [ 27 February 2008 ]
senators say Congress has outlawed one of the most notorious detainee
interrogation techniques -- "waterboarding," in which a
prisoner feels near drowning. But the White House will not go that
far, saying it would be wrong to tell terrorists which practices they
Inside the CIA, waterboarding is cited as
the technique that got Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the prime plotter of
11, 2001, terrorist attacks, to begin to talk and provide
information -- though "not all of it reliable," a former
senior intelligence official said.
They look as though
they are having fun. Did the American write home and tell his mum? I
bet she was thrilled.
One advantage of water boarding is that it leaves no external signs. Plausible
denial is that much more plausible.
Soldier Boasts About Torture, Rape & Murder [ 18 May 2008 ]
enjoyed it. They didn't. War is Hell. Bush claims that this film is
fraudulent. He lies so naturally. Of course when he has men tortured
that is different. That is all right.
The Dark Side - A Book On American Torture
[ 28 July 2008 ]
Not to beat about the Bush - they were all at it.
Six Questions for Jane Mayer, Author of The Dark Side
In a series of gripping articles, Jane Mayer has chronicled the Bush
Administrationï¿½s grim and furtive dealings with torture and has exposed both
the individuals within the administration who ï¿½made it happenï¿½ (a group that
starts with Vice President Cheney and his chief of staff, David Addington),
the team of psychologists who put together the palette of techniques, and
the Fox television program ï¿½24,ï¿½ which was developed to help sell it to the
American public. In a new book, The Dark Side,
Mayer puts together the major conclusions from her articles and fills in a
number of important gaps. Most significantly, we learn the details on the
torture techniques and the drama behind the fierce and lingering struggle
within the administration over torture, and we learn that many within the
administration recognized the potential criminal accountability they faced
over these torture tactics and moved frantically to protect themselves from
possible future prosecution. I put six questions to Jane Mayer on the
subject of her book, The Dark Side.
1. Reports have circulated for some time that
the Red Cross examination of the CIAï¿½s highly coercive interrogation
regime...... concluded that it was
ï¿½tantamount to torture.ï¿½ But you write that the Red Cross
categorically described the program as ï¿½torture.ï¿½....... Do you believe
that the threat of criminal prosecution drove the Bush Administrationï¿½s
crafting of the
[ Jane Mayer looks
quite nice but she is a Jew ].......
2. You have patiently traced the torture
techniques used by the CIA back to two psychologists,
James Mitchell and
John Bruce Jessenï¿½you describe them as ï¿½good looking, clean-cut, polite
Mormonsï¿½ï¿½who reverse-engineered their techniques out of the SERE (survival,
evasion, resistance, escape) program used to train U.S. pilots in
Sources suggested to me that, as you
imply, it is highly uncomfortable for top Bush Justice officials to
prosecute these cases because, inevitably, it means shining a light on what
those same officials sanctioned. Chertoffï¿½s role in particular seems ripe
for investigation. Alice Fisherï¿½s role also seems of interest. Much remains
to be uncovered.
It was easy to feel that America was morally superior to the Soviets. Now we
In Iraq Was High Level Policy [ 31 October 2008 ]
Lagouranis never expected to become a torturer. He didn't even really want
to be a soldier. But at 30, he was bored and broke. He had a facility with
languages, fancied learning Arabic, and figured the US army would teach him
for free and help him clear his student debts. When he started his training,
the Twin Towers were still intact and no one expected the US to go to war in
Iraq........ Vast numbers of suspects were being rounded up, and they
weren't talking. His superiors at the detention facility where he worked in
Mosul gave him a list of authorised interrogation tactics - some might say,
torture tactics. ï¿½It said explicitly that
the interrogator needed the freedom to be creative... So basically there
were no limitsï¿½........
But maybe it was worth it if it produced
valuable intelligence in the fight against the insurgency? No, he says. As a
method of getting intelligence it was useless. And besides, the aim of
interrogations shifted subtly. "A lot of what we ended up doing was trying
to gather confessions, not intelligence. I think that the commanders wanted
to show that they were doing a good job and were picking up guilty people.
But in fact we were just rounding up whoever was on the street. They just
wanted us to force people to confess so that they could brief their
commanders and say that they had captured all the terrorists."
Torture was policy. A few little people got thrown to the wolves. Bush and
Cheney got away with it.
Guantánamo Torture Carries On Under Obama [ 15 April 2009 ]
An inmate in the US prison facility at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, has told Al
Jazeera that he has been beaten while in custody and had tear gas used on him
after refusing to leave his cell. Mohammad al-Qurani, a Chadian national, said in a phone call to Al Jazeera
that the alleged ill-treatment "started about 20 days" before Barack Obama
became US president and "since then I've been subjected to it almost every day"."Since Obama took charge he has not shown us that anything will change," he
said.............. Several hundred detainees have since been released but more than
240 prisoners remain there, including Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who is
suspected of planning the September 11, 2001, attacks on the US.
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was the one who claimed that he set up the 9/11
KSM Confessed To Attacking Bank Founded After He Was Captured, which he
had never heard of. But he didn't admit to killing Kennedy. They clearly
didn't ask the right question.
Obama Saying Nothing About Gitmo Torture Claim
16 April 2009 ]
state department has refused to comment on a claim that guards at Guantánamo Bay
prison camp abused a Chadian prisoner held there. Al
Jazeera reported on Tuesday that Mohammad al-Qurani had been beaten and
tear-gassed by guards after Barack Obama, the US president, pledged to end abuse
at the camp in January. Al-Qurani made the call to Sami al-Hajj, an Al Jazeera
cameraman who was himself held at Guantánamo Bay for more than six years. Al Jazeera's Monica Villamizar said authorities at
Bay confirmed to her that al-Qurani would be punished for making the call but
did not say how.......... On his second day in office, Obama ordered the closure of the
prison, which has been heavily criticised by rights groups over reports of
ill-treatment of detainees.
Has Obama delivered? No. Is he
a legal president? No! Are the main stream media
doing a major cover up on the crooks who put him in office? Yes! Will Obama
deliver? Not a chance. He is a puppet being used by Jews and criminals.
Lets Torturers Get Away With It [
17 April 2009 ]
Obama Releases Torture Memos, Vows Not to
The Obama administration on Thursday released top secret
memos outlining the legal rationale used to justify the
CIA's torture of terror suspects, but vowed not to prosecute
the torturers. "It would be unfair to prosecute dedicated
men and women working to protect America for conduct that
was sanctioned in advance by the Justice Department,"
Attorney General Eric Holder said..... Obama's release of the memos is a commendable act of
transparency. At the same time, though, Justice Department lawyers are
defending the previous administration's top officials
accused in federal court of authorizing and carrying out
torture and other abuses.
You can see why Bush is laughing.
PS Some criminals are more equal than others.
Busting the Torture Myths [ 28 April 2009 ]
The man who rocked the boat tells all.
Miliband Hiding CIA Torture Evidence
[ 18 October 2009 ]
The High Court last week dealt a humiliating blow to Foreign Secretary David Miliband's attempts to keep secret an official account of the torture of Binyam
Mohamed, stating that his arguments had 'no rational basis' in a democracy
governed by the rule of law............. Before the judgment was issued on Friday, Government lawyers claimed that
parts of the ruling could damage national security and, for the time being, the
court has allowed this.
Gross lies, shameless lies and blatant
lies are par for the course under the New Corruption that is New Labour. Not
that the Tories are much better.
He looks like a slob too.
American Government Blocks Release Of Torture Photos [ 15 November 2009 ]
US Secretary of
Defence Robert Gates has blocked the release of new
photographs showing prisoners in Afghanistan and Iraq being abused by their
Gates said that public disclosure of the photos would endanger US citizens,
US armed forces, and employees of the US government deployed outside the US.........
The Obama administration filed a brief with the Supreme Court late Friday
saying that Gates has invoked new powers blocking the release of the photos.
When President Barack Obama took office, he clarified he would not fight the
release of these types of photographs. He reversed course in May and
authorized an appeal to the high court.....
In one [ photo ], "a soldier holds a broom as if 'sticking its end into the rectum of
a restrained detainee,'" Kagan said, quoting from an investigation report
prepared by the Pentagon.
Obama lied about hiding torture.
Obama is a criminal born in Kenya and an illegal president.
British Government Under Blair Outsourced Torture
[ 15 November 2009 ]
Today, however, there is mounting evidence that torture is still regarded by
some agents of the British state as a useful and legitimate investigative tool.
There is evidence too that in the post-9/11 world, government officials have
been prepared to look the other way while British citizens, and others, have
been tortured in secret prisons around the world. It is also clear that an
official policy, devised to govern British intelligence officers while
interrogating people held overseas, resulted in people being tortured.
The Guardian has established that
Tony Blair, when
prime minister, was aware of the existence of this policy. What he knew of
its terrible consequences is less clear: he has repeatedly been asked, in a
series of letters from the Guardian, what he believed to have happened to
those who were subjected to the policy, but he has repeatedly failed to
answer the question. There is a growing suspicion that Blair could not have
been alone, and that other very senior figures in government may have been
aware of the existence of Britain's secret interrogation policy. What did
David Blunkett and Jack Straw, the ministers responsible for MI5 and MI6 at
the time, know about the policy and its consequences for people detained in
the so-called war on terror? They too have declined to say, stating that it
is the British government's policy not to condone torture, but that they
cannot comment further because of a number of forthcoming court cases.
Torture is an evil that Blair
would probably claim he didn't encourage but then Blair is a liar.
Would you believe Straw or Blunkett? The Guardian tells us that 'British citizens'
were tortured under MI6 arrangements but does not
mention that they were foreign enemies imported by the traitors of
Her Majesty's Government with
Miliband Fails To Hide CIA Torture Evidence
[20 November 2009 ]
The high court today flatly rejected claims by
the foreign secretary, that releasing evidence of the
CIA's inhuman and unlawful
treatment of UK resident
would harm Britain's relations with the US by giving away intelligence
Evidence that the foreign secretary also wants to
suppress is believed to reveal what British intelligence officers knew about
Mohamed's treatment. Mohamed, 31, an Ethiopian, says he was tortured in
Pakistan, Morocco, Afghanistan, and Guantánamo Bay.
In the sixth in a string of damning rulings, the high
court accused Miliband of wanting to suppress information about CIA
activities even though details had already been disclosed by the Obama
administration. Dismissing Miliband's claims, Lord Justice Thomas and Mr.
Justice Lloyd Jones insisted they were not trying to give away "American
secrets". They said: "Of itself, the treatment to which Mr. Mohamed was
subjected could never properly be described in a democracy as 'a secret' or
an 'intelligence secret' or 'a summary of classified intelligence'."
Miliband is a Jew without a conscience, son of communist subversive and
grandson of a traitor. Sadly it seems that we are saddled with Mohammed even
though he is in all probability an Islamic trouble maker about to become a
Israeli Secret Agency Defends Use Of Torture
[ 1 December 2009 ]
The Israeli secret service agency, Shin Bet, responded to a
petition in Israel's High Court on Monday, defending their use of torture
against detainees. The petition was filed by the
Public Committee Against Torture in Israel,
a prisoner advocacy group which challenged the Israeli practice of forcing
Palestinian detainees to sit on small chairs with their hands cuffed behind
the chair during interrogations. But Shin Bet agents insisted that their
methods of interrogating Palestinian detainees are 'humane'. They said that
since they increased the length of the chain between the handcuffs to 48
inches, their methods of handcuffing are now humane. The Israeli secret
agency said that the handcuffing of Palestinians during interrogation is
necessary in order to 'prevent escape attempts', but gave no examples of
such escape attempts actually taking place.
In 1999, the Israeli High Court determined that a number of torture
techniques used by Shin Bet, including the 'banana' technique pictured
above, were illegal. But Palestinian detainees who have served time in
Israeli prison camps in the ten years since that ruling say that many of the
banned techniques continue to be used by Shin Bet and other Israeli military
Do you need any more proof that Jews are evil?
PS Haaretz, which is about as near to a conscience that Israel has does not bother
to tell us about this one although they have just written up
Israel's Mark of Cain. It is a group that tells Jews things they do not want
PPS They use Facility 1391,
their answer to Gitmo.
Says No Facility More Humane Than Gitmo [ 14 January 2010
There's Nothing Better Than a Good Jewish Comedian!
The original story is at
Lieberman: No facility more
humane than Gitmo
PS Obama lies in his teeth.
12 March 2010 ]
George W Bush's top political
adviser has said he was 'proud' of controversial techniques such as
waterboarding, which he claimed broke the will of terrorist. Karl Rove - known
as the former president's 'brain' - said he did not believe that the
interrogation method amounted to torture. In an interview with the BBC, he
claimed that waterboarding - which simulates drowning - had helped prevent
If Rove were to be tried at a rerun of the
Nuremberg War Trials he would be convicted and hanged.
Dummies - The CIA Explains How To Torture The Obstinate [ 23 March 2010 ]
Mark Benjamin reviews a cache of internal CIA documents giving directions on
how to water board prisoners:
Interrogators pumped detainees full of so much
water that the CIA turned to a special saline solution to minimize the risk of
death, the documents show. The agency used a gurney ï¿½specially designedï¿½ to tilt
backwards at a perfect angle to maximize the water entering the prisoner's nose
and mouth, intensifying the sense of chokingï¿½and to be lifted upright quickly in
the event that a prisoner stopped breathing.......
Finally, to keep detainees alive even if they
inhaled their own vomit during a sessionï¿½a not-uncommon side effect of
waterboardingï¿½the prisoners were kept on a liquid diet. The agency recommended
Once more we see that Ensure Plus, a staple of
the force-feeding regime used at Guantánamo, also regularly featured as a part
of the torture regime for CIA prisoners......... While the identities of the
lawyers involved in introducing the torture program has become public, the
doctors involved have largely retained their anonymity. Why?
KGB were the nasty people who tortured people. Our lot were the goodies, not the
baddies. So we were told. So lots of us believed. The truth is uglier.
PS One important advantage of waterboarding is that it leaves no visible marks
unlike flogging, branding. It is done to make perverting the course of justice
American Army Tortures Its Own Men To Cheat Them Out Of Injury Payments [20 April 2010 ]
Sergeant Chuck Luther, now back from Iraq, was describing his
journey to hell and back. The worst part, he said, wasn't battling
insurgents or even the mortar blast that tossed him to the ground and
slammed his head against the concrete ï¿½ it was the way he was treated by
the U.S. Army when he went to the aid station and sought medical help.........
He thought he would receive medical care.
Instead he was confined to an isolation chamber and held there for over
a month, under enforced sleep deprivation, until he agreed to sign
papers saying that he was ill before coming to Iraq and thus not
eligible for disability and medical benefits. "They wanted me to say I
had a 'personality disorder,'" Luther told me.
call did not come out of the blue. For two years I had been
investigating this personality disorder scandal: how military doctors
were purposely misdiagnosing soldiers, wounded in combat, as having this
pre-existing mental illness. As in the civilian world, where people can
be locked out of the insurance system if they have a pre-existing
condition, soldiers whose wounds can be attributed to a pre-existing
illness can be denied disability benefits and long-term medical care.
This is a real nasty. America went over to an all volunteer army and
nice people do not join up. It is just the lower orders. Then this
happens. It is reason for rebellion.