Sunday, December 18, 2005

Fun Bits About American Torture

The interrogation camp that turned prisoners into living skeletons

By Ian Cobain

Last week, Foreign Office files which have remained closed for almost 60 years
were opened after a request by the Guardian under the Freedom of Information
Act. These papers, and others declassified earlier, lay bare the appalling
suffering of many of the 372 men and 44 women who passed through the centre
during the 22 months it operated before its closure in July 1947.

Fun Bits About American Torture

In many ways, the U.S. is now just as inhumane and brutal as any Third World
regime. Oh well?

By Mark Morford

Oh my God, yes, yes we do torture, America that is, and we do it a lot, and we
do it in ways that would make you sick to hear about, and we're doing it right
now, all over the world, the CIA and the U.S. military, perhaps more often and
more brutally than at any time in recent history and we use the exact same kind
of techniques and excuses for it our numb-minded president cited as reasons we
should declare war and oust the dictator of a defenseless pip-squeak nation that
happened to be sitting on our oil.

America's Own Chronicle of Its Hellish Descent

Iraq, Ourselves


"Iraq, Ourselves" traces the descent of American values into various circles of
hell. The lust and gluttony for power, the greed for cheap and easy profit from
Iraq's ruins, the wrath of our terrified military, of our mercenary "private
security" goons, and now of Iraq's government-backed death squads and their hunt
for heretics: All of it combines into a three-ring circus of violence with the
Tigris for a River Styx and the Potomac for a Rubicon. Our imperial president
crossed that one three years ago, with fraud on his lips and hubris in his
plastic laurels.

Kidnap and Torture American Style

Video : Chanel 4 Investigation

Kidnap and Torture American Style follows the stories of terror suspects. Some
of them are British residents, who have been snatched from streets and airports
throughout the world before being flown to the Middle-East and Africa. In
countries such as Syria and Egypt, they undergo agonising ordeals before being
incarcerated, without ever facing an open trial.


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