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The Unholy Trinity: Death Squads, Disappearances and Torture - from Latin America to Iraq

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posted on Dec, 11 2007 @ 10:21 PM
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The Unholy Trinity: Death Squads, Disappearances and Torture - from Latin America to Iraq


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The world is made up, as Captain Segura in Graham Greene's 1958 novel Our Man in Havana put it, of two classes: the torturable and the untorturable. "There are people," Segura explained, "who expect to be tortured and others who would be outraged by the idea."

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An Unholy Trinity

Like rendition, disappearances can't be carried out without a synchronized, sophisticated, and increasingly transnational infrastructure, which, back in the 1960s and 1970s, the United States was instrumental in creating. In fact, it was in Latin America that the CIA and U.S. military intelligence agents, working closely with local allies, first helped put into place the unholy trinity of government-sponsored terrorism now on display in Iraq and elsewhere: death squads, disappearances, and torture.
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posted on Dec, 11 2007 @ 10:21 PM
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A target group of 'torturables' would be a few of us here on ATS, fair game to the degree that inflicting pain on scum like us, will in no way taint the merit of the executioner. In their own mind, be sure about that.

Torture is the animating spirit of the triad, the unholiest of this unholy trinity, the real evil we all fear ... ..pain.

Now laws are in place to set the confinement where torture can be 'legal' and 'safe' practised. The Patriot act and the recent passed thought control act, "AN ACT - To prevent homegrown terrorism, and for other purposes.", a masterpiece in Newspeak that really states so... "for other purposes."

One of those purposes is to make torture ethical and social acceptable, to make it an academic issue for the non-torturables to develop and study.

They're doing fine already, like this Harward professor, who

- thinks that the practice needs to be regulated, as if it were a routine medical act. He has suggested empowering judges to issue "warrants" that would allow interrogators to insert "sterile needles" underneath finger nails to "to cause excruciating pain without endangering life."
We just want you to feel the pain so you can alter your opinions to some that will attract less pain. We teach you the cause and effect.

You are nothing but a pavolian dog.

How far will it go before it's just the norm, a fact of the day to live with, and to stir around not to get in harms way, literally spoken.

The pharmaceutical industry is working on the drug that prevent thoughts from arising. And really, we are not safe before they got it.
Thoughts can cause pain by their mere present. That's how it is and always have been, but now you have to prepare to be subjected to pain by someone else who don't like the thoughts YOU have.

And this was just about the torture part. Then there's the death squads and disappearances.

Have you ever wondered when a member you have noticed on the board suddenly is gone from one day to the next?

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posted on Dec, 12 2007 @ 09:24 PM
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Outstanding article, and a horrifying harbinger of what's to come if we don’t' wake up, stand up and do something about it. Great post.



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