Here is a summary of the U.S. Senate’s report on CIA torture, also referred to by the media as “harsh interrogation techniques,” of mostly innocent victims of U.S. government kidnappings overseas. You see, according to Andy Worthington, who cites former Colin Powell Chief of Staff Lawrence Wilkerson, even those at the top including George W. Bush and Dick Cheney were NOT “out of the loop” and KNEW that “the vast majority of Guantánamo detainees were innocent.” And senior intelligence analysts had already concluded long ago that one-third to one-half of Gitmo detainees were “mistakes” and “had no connection to terrorism whatsoever.” Several cases against detainees had been dismissed by judges based on the detainees giving false confessions, which is really the true purpose of this kind of sick torture regime. But the
neanderthals Republicans are complaining how “unconscionable” the release of the CIA torture information is, NOT the torture itself of innocents. That is how Republicans (and Democrats, too) think (if you call it “thinking”). C’mon, Republicans, are you really that gullible?
Among the methods of torture, we now read in detail, include waterboardings which led to “convulsions” and “near-drowning,” detainees being forced to stand on broken legs (I wonder what/who broke them?), 180 hours in a row without sleep, freezing temperatures in which one suspect froze to death, etc., etc., etc.
What’s even more shameful, regarding various non-government-employed contractors who have been aiding and abetting these crimes, are that such contractors included medical doctors, nurses and psychologists, like a bunch of Doctors Mengele, in my view. And such “unethical” (ya think?) practices were continuing as of this November 2013 article.
Psychopaths, sadists and sickos. And these are the people who will be turned against USSA’s dissenters and Regime critics when societal collapse occurs and martial law is inflicted on us and Obama makes full use of the NDAA.