Sunday, December 14, 2014

Will USA hypocrites still have the chutzpah to criticize other nations known to torture prisoners?

You bet they will!  Hypocrites remain hypocrites and liars to the day they die.

Can you imagine drilling into the flesh of a human being and making prisoners with broken legs stand upright? 
Yes folks .... these are the kind of atrocities that went on in Rome before that empire came to ruins.  The argument that the jihadis do much worse to their prisoners does not work.  Just because the scum do such things does not mean that sadistic CIA officials are given a licence by the government to do likewise.  
The first segment of the vid below deals with the torture issue, the rest refers to other informative news.

From MotherJones:
"Rectal Feeding," Threats to Children, and More:  16 Awful Abuses From the CIA Torture Report
A new report from the Senate intelligence committee says the CIA pureed hummus and put it in a detainee's rectum............

.........8. During waterboarding sessions, KSM made up a story that Al Qaeda was trying to recruit African-American Muslims…in Montana (p. 118):

James Ross writing at Reuters:
Details of how U.S. rebuked foreign regimes while using same torture methods  
So the CIA doesn’t consider “waterboarding” — mock execution by near drowning — to be torture, but the U.S. State Department does.

State Department reports from 2003 to 2007 concluded that Sri Lanka’s use of “near-drowning” of detainees was among “methods of torture.” Its reports on Tunisia from 1996 to 2004 classified “submersion of the head in water” as “torture.” In fact, the U.S. military has prosecuted variants of waterboarding for more than 100 years — going back to the U.S. occupation of the Philippines in the early 1900s.

If you want to know whether the U.S. government considers the “enhanced interrogation techniques” described in the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report summary on the CIA’s interrogation program to be torture, you could read President Barack Obama’s 2009 statement rejecting the use of waterboarding — or you could click on the State Department’s annual Country Reports on human rights conditions. It turns out that all those methods carried out by the CIA would be torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment if committed by other governments.

The grotesque and previously unreported “anal feeding” and “anal rehydration” discussed in the Senate report may not have been used elsewhere, but the State Department has reported on analogous sexual assault of prisoners as a form of torture. Its 2012 report on Syria described as custodial torture the “forcing of objects into the rectum.”

Stress positions and forced standing also can amount to torture. The State Department’s 2006 report on Jordan said that subjecting detainees to “forced standing in painful positions for prolonged periods” was torture. It also described as torture the Iranian practice of “suspension for long periods in contorted positions.”

The same holds true for sleep deprivation and blaring music. In State Department reports on Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Libya, and Saudi Arabia, sleep deprivation was classified as torture. The 2002 report on Turkey lists “loud music” as a torture method.

The Intelligence Committee chairwoman, Senator Dianne Feinstein, had no qualms.........

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