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 Is it torture? Those who decide have not felt it
Is it torture? Those who decide have not felt it
Those who approve "enhanced interrogation techniques" probably have a flawed idea of whether this constitutes torture, because few have felt the pain these methods can cause, researchers reported Monday. picked by midnightbliss10 6 months ago
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 Experiments in Torture
Experiments in Torture
The Torture Papers."In the most comprehensive investigation to date of health professionals' involvement in the CIA's 'enhanced' interrogation program. Illegal and unethical human experimentation and research on detainees in CIA custody.Apparently this was to provide cover for torture. picked by 2manyusernames 1 year ago
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 Beyond torture: the future of interrogation
Beyond torture: the future of interrogation
In the past, the US military used a set of 19 approved interrogation methods laid down in the Army Field Manual 2-22.3, which explicitly prohibits threats or coercion. Following the attacks on New York and Washington on 11 September 2001, the George W. Bush administration decided that this should change. picked by Bornbad 2 years ago
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 Torture? Naw.
Torture? Naw.
This disturbing new Amnesty International video reenacts CIA stress-position torture techniques. Oh, wait. Did I say disturbing? I meant to say, "Hells yeah, do whutever it takes to git them terrists!"

Not safe for work or children. picked by Galoot 4 years ago
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 Torture justified, say US soldiers
Torture justified, say US soldiers
WELL over a third of US combat troops deployed in Iraq condone torture to obtain information from insurgents and nearly one in 10 acknowledge mistreating civilians, a survey has found. picked by AutumnLotus 4 years ago
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 Jon Henley on US military torture euphemisms
Jon Henley on US military torture euphemisms
Waterboarding, according to the CIA - some of whose most senior officials are currently giving evidence before a congressional inquiry into the organisation's decision to deliberately destroy video recordings of two al-Qaida captives being subjected to the practice - is merely an "enhanced coercive interrogation technique". picked by leopoldogolba 4 years ago
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 Did US Blackmail UK Over Torture Complicity?
Did US Blackmail UK Over Torture Complicity?
Allegations have been made that the US threatened to withdraw intelligence co-operation over the publication of a high court document relating to Guantanamo detainee Binyam Mohamed that would have implicated the UK in US torture operations. By extension this would also implicate the US in these operations. picked by pocksucket 3 years ago
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 Megan Williams To Recant Testimony About Sex Torture
Megan Williams To Recant Testimony About Sex Torture
The case made headlines around the world. Megan Williams, a black woman was held by 6 whites for a week while undergoing horrific torture. Now she is ready to tell the truth that it was all a lie fabricated in retaliation because she was having a relationship with one of them. picked by 2manyusernames 2 years ago
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 Bush proudly signs anti-torture law...
Bush proudly signs anti-torture law...
...but (you know there's a "but"). The definition of "torture" is subject to change at Bush's whim. Indefinite imprisonment of poorly defined "unlawful combatants" is allowed. Habeas corpus is suspended for detainees. Coerced testimony at trial is A-OK. Interrogators who may have engaged in torture are retroactively immunized. Witch-burning not specifically mentione... read full post picked by Galoot 5 years ago
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 Kuntzkamera Museum:  Freaky People & Torture Instruments
Kuntzkamera Museum: Freaky People & Torture Instruments
“Kuntzkamera” is a museum in St. Petersburg founded by Russian Tsar Peter the First. He collected different weird stuff from all over Russia such as freaky people, animals preserved in alcohol, torture instruments, strange paintings and much more. Here are photos: picked by ogri2003 4 years ago
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 No Torture Needed -- Cookies Did the Job
No Torture Needed -- Cookies Did the Job
Ever had delicious cookies in the house and, try as you might, you can't avoid eating them? ... It's torture! Well, apparently U.S.officials questioning al-Qaeda operative Abu Jandal thought so. A handful of cookies later, and he talked! picked by bingo 2 years ago
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 Spain weighs torture inquiry against 6 Bush officials
Spain weighs torture inquiry against 6 Bush officials
While the move represents a step toward ascertaining the legal accountability of top Bush administration officials for allegations of torture and mistreatment of prisoners in its so-called war on terror, some US specialists experts said that even if warrants were issued their significance could be more symbolic than practical, and that it was likely that they would not lead to arrests if the offic... read full post picked by dollyllama 3 years ago
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 Torture: What’s in a Name? It Was Never Just “Sleep Deprivation”
Torture: What’s in a Name? It Was Never Just “Sleep Deprivation”
Article on the use of "sleep deprivation," a term we will now have to always render in quotes, as the irony of describing one sort of torture as a means of covering up three or four other kinds of torture is both diabolical and morbidly depraved. picked by theclansman 2 years ago
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 The "Neda video," torture, and the truth-revealing power of images
The "Neda video," torture, and the truth-revealing power of images
Yesterday, President Obama addressed the hot topic of Neda, the young Iranian woman who was shot and killed during the protests in Teheran. As Obama was answering - attesting to how "heartbreaking" he found the video, Helen Thomas, who hadn't been called on, interrupted to ask Obama about the Iranian images with his efforts at home to suppress America's own torture photos ("Then wh... read full post picked by bingo 2 years ago
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 Survey: Support for terror suspect torture differs among the faithful
Survey: Support for terror suspect torture differs among the faithful
More than half of people who attend services at least once a week -- 54 percent -- said the use of torture against suspected terrorists is "often" or "sometimes" justified. Only 42 percent of people who "seldom or never" go to services agreed, according to the analysis released Wednesday by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life. picked by dollyllama 2 years ago
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 Remembering Alyssa Peterson. The US Soldier Who Committed Suicide After She Refused To Take Part in Torture
Remembering Alyssa Peterson. The US Soldier Who Committed Suicide After She Refused To Take Part in Torture
Spc. Alyssa Peterson died seven years ago this week. She was one of the first female soldiers who died in Iraq. Her suicide after refusing to torture a prisoner should have drawn wide attention. It's not exactly the Tillman case, but a cover-up, naturally, followed. picked by 2manyusernames 1 year ago
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 Centuries-old torture instruments up for auction
Centuries-old torture instruments up for auction
Pieces from a privately owned collection of torture devices from the 16th century are displayed at Guernsey's auction house in New York.
The 252 items include gruesome instruments such as a tongue clamp, a chair covered in spikes and an iron glove that Arlan Ettinger, president of Guernsey's Auctions, said was used to "burn the flesh of your hand." picked by bingo 2 years ago
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 Bush Will Veto Ban On Torture
Bush Will Veto Ban On Torture
Although President Bush has stated that the United States has not and will not torture people, it has been learned that Mr. Bush himself has authorized the use of waterboarding on detainees (a practice previously prosecuted by the United States as a war crime), and has claimed the authority to do so again in certain circumstances. picked by dollyllama 4 years ago
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 No Charges for CIA Officials Who Destroyed Torture Tapes
No Charges for CIA Officials Who Destroyed Torture Tapes
The Justice Department will not pursue the spy agency operatives who sabotaged video evidence of brutal "enhanced interrogation techniques." The special investigation to look into these incidents was actually started under the Bush administration several years ago, but has thus far resulted in zero criminal prosecutions against the perpetrators. picked by B-MoreRavensFan 11 months ago
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 Memo: Bush's power trumps laws on torture
Memo: Bush's power trumps laws on torture
"It is no wonder that this memo ... could not withstand scrutiny and had to be withdrawn," said Leahy, D-Vermont. "This memo seeks to find ways to avoid legal restrictions and accountability on torture and threatens our country's status as a beacon of human rights around the world." picked by dollyllama 4 years ago
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 Justice Dept. Probes Torture Memo Legality
Justice Dept. Probes Torture Memo Legality
"The abject failure of legal scholarship in the Office of Legal Counsel's analysis of torture suggests that what mattered was not that the reasoning was sound, or that the research was comprehensive, but that it delivered what the Bush administration wanted," Whitehouse said. picked by dollyllama 3 years ago
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