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Stop Canadian Complicity in Torture: The Torture Doctors – PLoS Medicine journal Report by psychiatrist and retired Brig. Gen. Stephen Xenakis and Vincent Iacopino (Medical adviser)

Neglect of Medical Evidence of Torture in Guantánamo Bay: A Case Series

Citation: Iacopino V, Xenakis SN (2011) Neglect of Medical Evidence of Torture in Guantánamo Bay: A Case Series. PLoS Med 8(4): e1001027. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1001027

Extract:… ” In reality, the implementation of EITs included “unauthorized” acts of torture, were inflicted over prolonged periods of time, . . . → Read More: Stop Canadian Complicity in Torture: The Torture Doctors – PLoS Medicine journal Report by psychiatrist and retired Brig. Gen. Stephen Xenakis and Vincent Iacopino (Medical adviser)

Stop Canadian Complicity in Torture: The Torture Doctors – PLoS Medicine journal Report by psychiatrist and retired Brig. Gen. Stephen Xenakis and Vincent Iacopino (Medical adviser)

Neglect of Medical Evidence of Torture in Guantánamo Bay: A Case Series

Citation: Iacopino V, Xenakis SN (2011) Neglect of Medical Evidence of Torture in Guantánamo Bay: A Case Series. PLoS Med 8(4): e1001027. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1001027

Extract:
… ” In reality, the implementation of EITs included “unauthorized” acts of torture, were inflicted over prolonged periods of time, and resulted in severe and prolonged physical and mental pain. The abuses reported in this case series could not be practiced without the interrogators and medical monitors being aware of the severe and prolonged physical and mental pain that they caused.” …

Full Report at:
http://www.plosmedicine.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pmed.1001027

More at:

Gitmo Doctors Hid Evidence of Torture – by Spencer Ackerman – April 26, 2011

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2011/04/gitmo-docs-torture/ . . . → Read More: Stop Canadian Complicity in Torture: The Torture Doctors – PLoS Medicine journal Report by psychiatrist and retired Brig. Gen. Stephen Xenakis and Vincent Iacopino (Medical adviser)

Stop Canadian Complicity in Torture: TORTURE PROGRAM – US

No Wonder Congress Wants to Hide the Gitmo Detainees – The Atlantic, April 26, 2011 – by Andrew CohenWhatever else the latest Wikileaks dump says about our nation’s inapt (and inept) handling of the terror-law detainees at Guantanamo Bay, the newly-rev… . . . → Read More: Stop Canadian Complicity in Torture: TORTURE PROGRAM – US

Stop Canadian Complicity in Torture: TORTURE PROGRAM – US

No Wonder Congress Wants to Hide the Gitmo Detainees – The Atlantic, April 26, 2011 – by Andrew Cohen

Whatever else the latest Wikileaks dump says about our nation’s inapt (and inept) handling of the terror-law detainees at Guantanamo Bay, the newly-revealed documents remind us again of the wide gulf between what Bush administration officials . . . → Read More: Stop Canadian Complicity in Torture: TORTURE PROGRAM – US

Stop Canadian Complicity in Torture: "Preachers of the world", just a piece of the story

Why I called Bradley Manning’s treatment ‘stupidby PJ Crowley – Guardian UK – March 29, 2011Full piece at:http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2011/mar/29/bradley-manning-wikileaks”As a public diplomat and (until recently) spokesman of th… . . . → Read More: Stop Canadian Complicity in Torture: "Preachers of the world", just a piece of the story

Stop Canadian Complicity in Torture: "Preachers of the world", just a piece of the story

Why I called Bradley Manning’s treatment ‘stupid

by PJ Crowley – Guardian UK – March 29, 2011

Full piece at:http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2011/mar/29/bradley-manning-wikileaks

“As a public diplomat and (until recently) spokesman of the departmente od state, I was responsible for explaining the national security policy of the United States to the American people and populations abroad. I am . . . → Read More: Stop Canadian Complicity in Torture: "Preachers of the world", just a piece of the story

Stop Canadian Complicity in Torture: Andy Worthington and the connections: James Mitchel, Bruce James, CIA architects of the torture program, propaganda and more

The Dark Desires of Bruce Jessen, the Architect of Bush’s Torture Program, As Revealed by His Former Friend and Colleague

by Andy Worthington – March 28, 2010

“Jessen’s template for the “full exploitation” of prisoners, rather than just their interrogation, was designed to be used for propaganda purposes, “or other needs [of] the detaining power, . . . → Read More: Stop Canadian Complicity in Torture: Andy Worthington and the connections: James Mitchel, Bruce James, CIA architects of the torture program, propaganda and more

Stop Canadian Complicity in Torture: Andy Worthington and the connections: James Mitchel, Bruce James, CIA architects of the torture program, propaganda and more

The Dark Desires of Bruce Jessen, the Architect of Bush’s Torture Program, As Revealed by His Former Friend and Colleague

by Andy Worthington – March 28, 2010

“Jessen’s template for the “full exploitation” of prisoners, rather than just their interrogation, was designed to be used for propaganda purposes, “or other needs [of] the detaining power, such as the recruitment of informers and double agents.” As he added, “Those aspects of the US detainee program have not generally been discussed as part of the torture story in the American press.”

Full article at:


http://www.andyworthington.co.uk/2011/03/28/the-dark-desires-of-bruce-jessen-the-architect-of-bushs-torture-program-as-revealed-by-his-former-friend-and-colleague/
. . . → Read More: Stop Canadian Complicity in Torture: Andy Worthington and the connections: James Mitchel, Bruce James, CIA architects of the torture program, propaganda and more

Stop Canadian Complicity in Torture: Former SERE Instructor Capt. Michael Kearns on the rush rush doing torture, Bruce Jessen, Air Force psyc ( CIA contractor) and more

Former SERE Instructor Capt. Michael Kearns About The Bush Administration’s Torture Program

By The Public Record The Public RecordMar 24th, 2011

Image of John Bruce Jessen’s handwritten notes outlining the torture program are available at Jason Leopold and Jeff Kaye Truthout Investigative Report published March 22, 2011 at:(full article)http://www.truth-out.org/cia-psychologists-notes-reveal-bushs-torture-program68542

James Mitchel and . . . → Read More: Stop Canadian Complicity in Torture: Former SERE Instructor Capt. Michael Kearns on the rush rush doing torture, Bruce Jessen, Air Force psyc ( CIA contractor) and more

Stop Canadian Complicity in Torture: Former SERE Instructor Capt. Michael Kearns on the rush rush doing torture, Bruce Jessen, Air Force psyc ( CIA contractor) and more

Former SERE Instructor Capt. Michael Kearns About The Bush Administration’s Torture Program

By The Public Record
The Public Record
Mar 24th, 2011

Youtube Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ReP1MLeVD78

OR

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/205:exclusive-cia-psychologists-notes-reveal-true-purpose-behind-bushs-torture-program

Image of John Bruce Jessen’s handwritten notes outlining the torture program are available at Jason Leopold and Jeff Kaye Truthout Investigative Report published March 22, 2011 at:

(full article)
http://www.truth-out.org/cia-psychologists-notes-reveal-bushs-torture-program68542

James Mitchel and Brice James are both psychologists who, under contract to the CIA, are credited as being the architects of the government’s top-secret torture

Jason Leopold is the Deputy Managing Editor at Truthout. He is the author of the Los Angeles Times bestseller, “News Junkie,” a memoir. Visit jasonleopold.com for a preview.

Jeffrey Kaye, a psychologist living in Northern California, writes regularly on torture and other subjects for Firedoglake. He also maintains a personal blog, Invictus. His email address is sfpsych gmail dot com.

. . . → Read More: Stop Canadian Complicity in Torture: Former SERE Instructor Capt. Michael Kearns on the rush rush doing torture, Bruce Jessen, Air Force psyc ( CIA contractor) and more

Stop Canadian Complicity in Torture: The Motto: Agonizing over probability of getting caught…not over commiting the crime

The Kill Team

by Mark Boal – March 27, 2011 http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-kill-team-20110327?

At the link bellow the photos Pentagon went to extraordinary measures to suppress and the full story of this specific American Kill Team:

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/photos/the-kill-team-photos -20110327/0602176

Photo #2:Mudin was about 15 years old killed by two American soldiers – Cpl. Jeremy Morlock and Pfc. . . . → Read More: Stop Canadian Complicity in Torture: The Motto: Agonizing over probability of getting caught…not over commiting the crime

Stop Canadian Complicity in Torture: The Motto: Agonizing over probability of getting caught…not over commiting the crime

The Kill Team

by Mark Boal – March 27, 2011

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-kill-team-20110327?

At the link bellow the photos Pentagon went to extraordinary measures to suppress and the full story of this specific American Kill Team:

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/photos/the-kill-team-photos -20110327/0602176

Photo #2:
Mudin was about 15 years old killed by two American soldiers – Cpl. Jeremy Morlock and Pfc. Andrew Holmes – who staged the killing to make it look like they had been
under attack

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/photos/the-kill-team-photos-20110327/0543781

The Images were first published by Der Spiegel on March 24, 2011

http://www.spiegel.de/fotostrecke/fotostrecke-65981.html

Der Spiegel article at

http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,752918,00.html

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Stop Canadian Complicity in Torture: "Specials" and "ALL SCIENTISTS, ALL SCIENTISTS !!!"

About the “Torture Program”, a very interesting post at Invictus Blog – March 22, 2011

“Means and Ends: Newly Published Notes of Bruce Jessen Reveal Real Purpose of Bush’s Torture Program”

http://valtinsblog.blogspot.com/2011/03/means-and-ends-newly-published-notes-of.html

Extracts:

“One of the primary reasons exploitation is used on prisoners is to produce false confessions. Indeed, it was the torture of Ibn . . . → Read More: Stop Canadian Complicity in Torture: "Specials" and "ALL SCIENTISTS, ALL SCIENTISTS !!!"

Stop Canadian Complicity in Torture: "Specials" and "ALL SCIENTISTS, ALL SCIENTISTS !!!"

About the “Torture Program”, a very interesting post at Invictus Blog – March 22, 2011

“Means and Ends: Newly Published Notes of Bruce Jessen Reveal Real Purpose of Bush’s Torture Program”


http://valtinsblog.blogspot.com/2011/03/means-and-ends-newly-published-notes-of.html

Extracts:

“One of the primary reasons exploitation is used on prisoners is to produce false confessions. Indeed, it was the torture of Ibn al-Sheikh al-Libi that was used to provide the false intelligence about Saddam Hussein seeking nuclear materials that was to provide a major casus belli for the United States for their war with Iraq. “

“Up until now, the primary narrative surrounding the torture scandal has been about the purported efficacy of using torture to produce intelligence in the “war on terror.” But the new Jessen material demonstrates that the program used as the basis for the “reverse-engineering” of the SERE torture techniques was a full-blown exploitation program, whose aims went far beyond the mere elicitation of information, but included the physical and psychological pressures to produce absolute compliance in prisoners for the purpose of false confessions, show trials, recruitment of spies, and medical experimentation.”

“My end of the bargain was that I had to verbally repeat my story, agreeing with anything they added, even when they dictated my thoughts, beliefs and actions incorrectly. They also fed me things to say about other detainees as well. I did so obediently, even though I knew they were all lies.”

POST AT:

http://valtinsblog.blogspot.com/2011/03/means-and-ends-newly-published-notes-of.html

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By the way, where are the so brave, non ordinary, “special” “compliance scientists” who proudly embraced “interrogations” and who knows whatever else?
Shouldn’t these powerful and righteous “all professionals” , all “scientists” be speaking about their achievements with pride?

George Bush did…

And since they are , or believe to be , “special” , non ordinary people and above all “having more power than Bush”, they should step up to their “values” and proudly take responsibility for their “scientific achievements”. Isn’t that how it should be?

Or are they, men and women, soooooo brave in the shadows but cowards in the light ?

“…choose you this day whom ye will serve..” Joshua 24:15 . . . → Read More: Stop Canadian Complicity in Torture: "Specials" and "ALL SCIENTISTS, ALL SCIENTISTS !!!"

Stop Canadian Complicity in Torture: Andy Worthington’s YouTube Channel Now Available

Youtube Channel:

http://www.youtube.com/user/AndyWorthington1?feature=mhum

Andy Worthington, author of The Guantánamo Files: The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America’s Illegal Prison (published by Pluto Press, distributed by Macmillan in the US, and available from Amazom)

Nine Years of Guantanamo. What Now? Jan 12, 2011

. . . → Read More: Stop Canadian Complicity in Torture: Andy Worthington’s YouTube Channel Now Available

Stop Canadian Complicity in Torture: Andy Worthington’s YouTube Channel Now Available

Youtube Channel:

http://www.youtube.com/user/AndyWorthington1?feature=mhum

Andy Worthington, author of The Guantánamo Files: The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America’s Illegal Prison (published by Pluto Press, distributed by Macmillan in the US, and available from Amazom)

Nine Years of Guantanamo. What Now? Jan 12, 2011


Watch on Youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05HNc4c6OjU . . . → Read More: Stop Canadian Complicity in Torture: Andy Worthington’s YouTube Channel Now Available

Stop Canadian Complicity in Torture: State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley calls treatment of Bradley Manning “ridiculous and counterproductive and stupid.” | The Cable

March 11, 2011 – by Josh Rogin

Article at:http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2011/03/11/state_department_spokesman_calls_treatment_of_bradley_manning_ridiculous_and_counte

“”I spent 26 years in the air force. What is happening to Manning is ridiculous, counterproductive and stupid, and I don’t know why the DoD is doing it. Nevertheless, Manning is in the right place.” There are leaks everywhere in Washington – it’s a town that . . . → Read More: Stop Canadian Complicity in Torture: State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley calls treatment of Bradley Manning “ridiculous and counterproductive and stupid.” | The Cable

Stop Canadian Complicity in Torture: State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley calls treatment of Bradley Manning “ridiculous and counterproductive and stupid.” | The Cable

March 11, 2011 – by Josh RoginArticle at:http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2011/03/11/state_department_spokesman_calls_treatment_of_bradley_manning_ridiculous_and_counte””I spent 26 years in the air force. What is happening to Manning is ridicu… . . . → Read More: Stop Canadian Complicity in Torture: State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley calls treatment of Bradley Manning “ridiculous and counterproductive and stupid.” | The Cable

Stop Canadian Complicity in Torture: No more "shame" – SEXING TORTURE

Sexing in the “slow torture”, “no-touch”: The torturer’s psyche and “protected umpunity”

“… But stripping is also sexually laden. It transposes sexual gestures, acts and innuendo from a strip club to the torture chamber. Thus sex is always present in the torture chamber whether the victim is a man or a woman. The sexing of . . . → Read More: Stop Canadian Complicity in Torture: No more "shame" – SEXING TORTURE

Stop Canadian Complicity in Torture: No more "shame" – SEXING TORTURE

Sexing in the “slow torture”, “no-touch”: The torturer’s psyche and “protected umpunity”

“… But stripping is also sexually laden. It transposes sexual gestures, acts and innuendo from a strip club to the torture chamber. Thus sex is always present in the torture chamber whether the victim is a man or a woman. The sexing of torture is deeply grounded in the recesses of the torturer’s psyche.

Marnia Lazreg, Torture and the Twilight of Empire: From Algeria to Baghdad

“From 1950 to 1962, the CIA became involved in torture through a massive mind-control effort, with psychological warfare and secret research into human consciousness that reached a cost of a billion dollars annually – a veritable Manhattan Project of the mind.” This research produced “a new approach to torture that was psychological, not physical, perhaps best described as ‘no-touch torture.’“ It has also been referred to as “slow torture”.

Alfred McCoy – “A Question Of Torture: CIA Interrogation, From the Cold War To the War On Terror

Sexing torture in the “stealth, “slow”, “non touch” American Torture” hits the news and “SO WHAT?”

As torture, event after event, seems to be an integral part of American standard operating procedures and obviously goes unpunished in the United States, except for cases involving “few bad apples”, an article on the “slow torture” of 22 year-old man accused of leaking documents:

The National Shame of the US Military’s ‘Slow Torture’ of Bradley Manning

by John Grant – March 5 2011

http://www.thiscantbehappening.net/node/494

“… All right! Enough of the PR-flak Orwellian crap. Everyone with a modicum of sense knows why the Quantico jailers are stripping Bradley Manning. They are stripping him because they have the power to strip him and they want to strip him. And they know that the majority of Americans and the mainstream press don’t give a damn what happens to this young man.

A friend asked me, “Why don’t they just water-board him?” It’s simple: They would if they could, but they can’t. Manning is an American and he has advocates. They can’t get away with the sorts of torture we used in the past in places like the Philippines and Vietnam and that the French used during their war in Algeria. The French experience is broken down and analyzed by Marna Lazreg in her book cited above based on archival research, diaries and interviews with torturers.

But do not fear: Our very resourceful and secret CIA learned from the French and, over the years with your tax dollars, added their own research on the topic. Here’s Alfred McCoy from his great book A Question Of Torture: CIA Interrogation, From the Cold War To the War On Terror:…”

FULL ARTICLE AT:

http://www.thiscantbehappening.net/node/494

More on the case:


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Stop Canadian Complicity in Torture: Egyptian Activists Expose Torture Tools and Files, Tied to US Renditions

Article by Siun , March 5, 2011 at:

http://firedoglake.com/2011/03/05/egyptian-activists-expose-torture-tools-and-files-tied-to-us-renditions/

On YouTube – Activists storm Egypt torture chambers

Stop Canadian Complicity in Torture: Egyptian Activists Expose Torture Tools and Files, Tied to US Renditions

Article by Siun , March 5, 2011 at:http://firedoglake.com/2011/03/05/egyptian-activists-expose-torture-tools-and-files-tied-to-us-renditions/On YouTube – Activists storm Egypt torture chambers . . . → Read More: Stop Canadian Complicity in Torture: Egyptian Activists Expose Torture Tools and Files, Tied to US Renditions

Stop Canadian Complicity in Torture: "Destroying the Evidence" …in Egypt


Egyptian Protesters Seize Evidence of Torture after storming secret police office

Hundreds of Egyptians stormed the headquarters of the nation’s secret police, seizing secret documents and evidence of torture.

Activists say documents found inside the building contain evidence of phone tapping, election rigging and torture.

A full report by McClatchy newspaper:

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2011/03/05/109887/egyptian-protesters-storm-state.html
. . . → Read More: Stop Canadian Complicity in Torture: "Destroying the Evidence" …in Egypt

Stop Canadian Complicity in Torture: "Destroying the Evidence" …in Egypt

Egyptian Protesters Seize Evidence of Torture after storming secret police office

Hundreds of Egyptians stormed the headquarters of the nation’s secret police, seizing secret documents and evidence of torture.

Activists say documents found inside the building contain evidence of phone tapping, election rigging and torture.

A full report by McClatchy newspaper:http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2011/03/05/109887/egyptian-protesters-storm-state.html

. . . → Read More: Stop Canadian Complicity in Torture: "Destroying the Evidence" …in Egypt

Stop Canadian Complicity in Torture: Obscenity and Sadism Galore : CIA’s formula to "learned helplessness"

In a 19-page document, entitled “Background Paper on CIA’s Combined Use of Interrogation Techniques and dated Dec. 30, 2004, the CIA describes the process they refer to as providing an “effective interrogation” methodology. It includes repeated references to keeping captives naked as part of the strategy for” breaking down their resistance.”

Below, link to an article by Robert Parry published on March 4, 2011 (originally published September 12, 2009)

(Robert Parry broke many of the Iran-Contra stories in the 1980s for the Associated Press and Newsweek. He founded Consortiumnews.com in 1995 as the Internet’s first investigative magazine.
)

Bush’s Interrogators Stressed Nudity

“The CIA shared with George W. Bush’s Justice Department the details of how an interrogation strategy – with an emphasis on forced nudity and physical abuse – could train prisoners in “learned helplessness” and demonstrate “the complete control of Americans.”

Full article HERE:
http://www.consortiumnews.com/2011/030411b.html
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