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MK-ULTRA style pharmacological water boarding used at Guantanamo Bay

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posted on Dec, 2 2010 @ 11:30 AM

The Defense Department forced all “war on terror” detainees at the Guantanamo Bay prison to take a high dosage of a controversial antimalarial drug, mefloquine, an act that an Army public health physician called “pharmacologic waterboarding.”

The US military administered the drug despite Pentagon knowledge that mefloquine caused severe neuropsychiatric side effects, including suicidal thoughts, hallucinations and anxiety. The drug was used on the prisoners whether they had malaria or not.

The revelation, which has not been previously reported, was buried in documents publicly released by the Defense Department (DoD) two years ago as part of the government’s investigation into the June 2006 deaths of three Guantanamo detainees.


The official story is that it was a few low ranking army soldiers who were doing all the abuses at Guantanamo Bay.

How is it then that they were using well known and documented MK-ULTRA techniques and styles of interrogation?

I'm sure they did not have access to or administer these drugs which an Army physician equated to “pharmacologic waterboarding.”

Here is a video explaining some of the techniques used:

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