23.) Forced to wear women’s clothes, forced participation in pornography
Bush sent a directive in 2002-02 that the resistance in Afghanistan were to be treated as terrorists, unprotected by the Geneva conventions. This left the fighters and POWs (Prisoner Of Wars) open to any conceivable torture.
Navy Seal Dan Cerrillo, testified the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) ordered the Seals to torture prisoners.
31.) Raping young Iraqi boys on video. 14 year old being raped. Pulitzer prize winner and breaker of Mai Lai, Seymour Hersch has seen one of the videos. The most horrifying part is the Americans raping a little boy in front of his parents as the little boy screams. The irony is, this is the very tactic, in the very same torture chamber, that Saddam himself used. Judge Hellerstein is forcing Bush to release the rape videos. Bush is refusing to comply. Last revised/verified: 2005-11-21
32.) A 26 year old man, Arkan Muhammad Ali, was stabbed, shocked with an electrical device, urinated on and kept locked — hooded and naked — in a wooden, coffin-like box
33.) Exposure to fire and smoke
34.) Pulling out fingernails
35.) Pushing lit cigarettes into ears
36.) Chaining hand and foot in fetal position without food or water
37.) Forced standing on one leg in the sun
38.) Giuliana Sgrena reported in ilmanifesto.it (no longer available) trampling underfoot
39.) Gagging with duct tape
40.) 'Dietary manipulation'. Forcing to eat pork and alcohol forbidden to Muslims. Forcing to eat disgusting things. Forced to eat the contents of a toilet. Giuliana Sgrena reported in ilmanifesto.it (no longer available) forced to drink from a toilet bowl.
Giuliana Sgrena reported in ilmanifesto.it (no longer available) forced to separate feces and urine using bare hands.
Women forced to stir pots of feces and urine mixed with lighter fluid
41.) Hanging by arms from hooks
42.) Permitting serious dog bites
43.) Bending back fingers
44.) Taping naked prisoner to board so that cannot move and leaving them there for weeks until they go insane
45.) Intense isolation for more than 3 months
46.) Slamming the head into a wall until it bleeds
47.) Leaving bullet in body of wounded prisoner
48.) Beating prisoners to death
49.) Locking prisoners naked in the dark for days at a time
50.) Shooting into containers with men inside
51.) Keeping prisoners in small, outdoor cages
52.) Pepper spraying in face
53.) Forced public defecation by using dogs to terrorize
54.) Repeated, prolonged rectal exams
55.) Inserting suppositories in the anus, diapering, cutting the clothes off with scissors. page 54 of Chain Of Command
56.) Forced public masturbation
57.) Grabbing genitals
58.) Forcing heads into toilets and flushing
59.) Riding a 70 year old woman like a donkey
60.) Threatening live burial, drowning, electrocution, rape and death
61.) Telling a Guantánamo prisoner the Americans had murdered his family then presented him photos with animal heads superimposed on their bodies
62.) Mock executions. Two US soldiers were convicted of mock executions. The names were not released
63.) Menstrual Blood. To break the prisoner’s reliance on God, a female interrogator would tell the detainee that she was menstruating, touch him, then make sure to turn off the water in his cell so he couldn’t wash. Strict interpretation of Islamic law forbids physical contact with women other than a man’s wife or family and with any menstruating women, who are considered unclean. At Guantánamo, a prostitute menstruated on a man strapped the floor
64.) Handcuffs tight enough to cut the skin
65.) Inappropriate behaviour with a corpse
66.) Forced exercising to the point of heart attack. Forcing detainees to perform exercises such as deep knee bends for hours on end, to the point of exhaustion
67.) Blowing cigarette smoke into the sandbags the prisoners were forced to wear as hoods
68.) Flushing the Qur’an (the sacred text of the Muslims) down the toilet. Leaving it out as the only toilet paper. This is equivalent to making Americans shit on or burn the flag. Oddly, this more than any other humiliation or torture, has the Muslims of the world up in arms. 100 people were hurt in protests in Iran. Clerics have even threatened jihad over it. There are also reports of standing on the Qur’an, throwing or kicking it in toilets and urinating on it. There have been many reports of the Qur’an being stepped on, tossed on the floor and placed in latrines. The LA Timesconfirmed dozens of such reports not only at Guantánamo, but also at American-run detention facilities in Afghanistan and Iraq. Britons too corroborate the story. The Pentagon lied when they said they had received no reports of Qur’an desecration. The Red Cross informed them as early as 2002. FBI documents confirm widespread Qur’an desecration. Brigadier General Jay W Hood acknowledged incidents of Qur’an abuse. On 2005-06-03, the Pentagon described five confirmed incidents of Qur’an mistreatment at Guantánamo Bay, in which the Muslim holy book was kicked, stepped on, soaked by water balloons, defaced with a scrawled obscenity and sprayed with urine. Ironically many of those on the newsgroups asserting that it was a preposterous lie that Americans had desecrated the Qur’an had previously posted their own Qur’an desecrating fantasies and acknowledged atrocities and tortures far worse in American eyes than that. Others asserted flushing a Qur’an down a toilet was impossible ignoring that some Qur’an s you can buy on the net are only 3x4" and that it is quite possible to tear out and flush pages of even the largest Qur’an
69.) Water pit in which detainees have to stand on tip-toe to keep from drowning
70.) Breaking a teen’s jaw, then wiring it shut
Bush & Co. gave more thought about how to torture than how to invade or exit. The only reason governments torture people is to get people to lie.
8.) Blinding light
2.) Confinement in boxes, cages, coffins, etc, or burial (often with an opening or air-tube for oxygen)
18.) Limbs pulled or dislocated
5.) Extremes of heat and cold, including submersion in ice water, and burning chemicals
12.) Hunger and thirst
27.) Abuse and illusion to convince victims that God is evil
30.) Psyops: Kept awake for four days by loud music
25.) Spiritual abuse to cause victim to feel possessed, harassed, and controlled internally by spirits or demons
14.) Compression with weights and devices
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19.) Application of dogs, ants, snakes, spiders, maggots, rats, and other animals to induce fear and disgust
3.) Restraint; with ropes, chains, cuffs, etc.
”We use electricity or hang them upside down, pull out their nails, and beat them on sensitive parts.” said Colonel James Steele
1.) Sexual abuse and sexual torture
Detainee Binyam Mohamed ”CIA agent took my penis in his hand and began to make cuts. He did it once, and they stood still for maybe a minute, watching my reaction. I was in agony. They must have done this 20 to 30 times, in maybe two hours. There was blood all over.”
22.) Forced to perform or witness abuse, torture of family
20.) Near-death experiences; commonly asphyxiation by choking or drowning, with immediate resuscitation
Trumps executive order does not seem to be limited to 'foreign' detainees but "anyone, anywhere that the President deems to be a threat to the safety and security of the United States."
10.) Forced ingestion of offensive body fluids and matter, such as blood, urine, feces, flesh, etc.
11.) Hung in painful positions or upside down
28.) Surgery to torture, experiment, or implant RFID devices
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29.) Harm or threats of harm to family, friends, loved ones, pets, and other victims, to force compliance
26.) Desecration of Muslim/religious beliefs
16.) Drugs to create illusion, confusion, and amnesia, often given by injection or intravenously
4.) Near-drowning (waterboarding)
13.) Sleep deprivation
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Trump told ABC News anchor David Muir: “We’re not playing on an even field. When they’re chopping off the heads of our people, and other people — when they’re chopping off the heads of people because they happen to be a Christian in the Middle East — when ISIS is doing things that nobody has ever heard of since medieval times, would I feel strongly about waterboarding? As far as I’m concerned, we have to fight fire with fire.”
Before we continue with this article, I'd like to draw your attention to our first commander and chief General George Washington, Commander of the Continental Army, and an incident after the Battle of Trenton, New Jersey on December 26, 1776.
It seems that after the battle, the Continentals were preparing to run some of the British Empire’s German mercenaries through what they called the “gauntlet.” General Washington discovered this and intervened. Washington then issued an order to his troops regarding prisoners of war:
“‘Treat them with humanity, and let them have no reason to complain of our copying the brutal example of the British Army in their treatment of our unfortunate brethren who have fallen into their hands,’ he wrote. In all respects the prisoners were to be treated no worse than American soldiers; and in some respects, better. Through this approach, Washington sought to shame his British adversaries, and to demonstrate the moral superiority of the American cause.”
And it worked. Many of the German Hessians in fact joined the revolutionaries in their fight against the English and stayed here in America to be free when the war was won.
In the worst of times when foreign troops literally occupied American soil, torturing and murdering American patriots and few believed that the cause of the revolution could ultimately win against the might of the British Empire, the first Commander in Chief of the U.S.A. set the precedent that this society is to lead even our enemies by “benignant sympathy of [our] example.”
To be fair that was a long time ago and certainly things have changed. So before I release classified portions of Donald Trumps executive order on torture here's an interrogator on the ineffectiveness of torture:
17.) Ingestion or intravenous toxic chemicals to create pain or illness, including chemotherapy agents
15.) Sensory deprivation
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Former military interrogator Matthew Alexander refutes Dick Cheney's claim that torture saved American lives.
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Matthew Alexander was the senior military interrogator for the task force that tracked down Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq and, at the time, a higher priority target than Osama bin Laden. Mr. Alexander has personally conducted hundreds of interrogations and supervised over a thousand of them.
"Torture does not save lives. Torture costs us lives," Mr. Alexander said in an exclusive interview at Brave New Studios. "And the reason why is that our enemies use it, number one, as a recruiting tool...These same foreign fighters who came to Iraq to fight because of torture and abuse....literally cost us hundreds if not thousands of American lives."
9.) Electric shock
6.) Skinning (only top layers of the skin are removed in victims intended to survive).
Most people kidnapped and tortured are people of color, innocent of terrorism. They are used for non-consensual human experimentation according to recent reports. (See AFP, Doctors have central role in CIA abuse: rights group and CIA doctors face human experimentation claims)
According to Reprieve Founding Director, Attorney Clive Stafford Smith. “Everyday, the U.S. picks up 40 – 60 people considered ‘suspects’ from around the world and imprisons them.” This system is now internationally known to be a U.S. sponsored kidnap-torture-experiment program.
Clive Stafford Smith dedicated humanitarian spent 25 years working on behalf of defendants facing U.S. death penalty. As Reprieve Director, Smith oversees Reprieve’s Casework Program plus the direct representation of prisoners in Guantánamo Bay and on death row as a Louisiana licensed attorney-at-law.
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Stop Torture The Harvard Anti-Torture Coalition
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TASSC (Torture Abolition & Survivors Support Coalition) is a coalition of torture survivors, representing countries and ethnic groups throughout all parts of the world.
APT The Association for the Prevention of Torture was founded in 1977 by the Swiss banker and lawyer Jean-Jacques Gautier. Our work is built on the insight that torture and forms of ill-treatment happens behind closed doors, out of public view. We therefore promote transparency in all places where people are deprived of liberty.
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