No big shock here but the piles of evidence that are coming out makes it frustrating to handle. These people care about one thing and one thing only
... $. Anything they can do is considered good business if they dont get caught. We have to start holding some of these people responsible for this
When your buddies own the world you can torture.
Thanks for bringing this to light OP.
I don't think that administration put any thought
as to whether or not it was torture.
Most work went into convincing "Us", it wasn't.
This is ridiculous; what we do in the US is not torture. Now the hard corps detainees are in fact sincerely tortured in other locations.
All the doo gooders out there who cried for us to stop our "supposed torture" can blame themselves for the real and genuine suffering of those who
were subsequently sent to worse places to achieve the same thing albeit with less effective results.
Enhanced interrogation which is more like intense physical and mental manipulation that may produce momentary panic or mental fatigue did without a
doubt produce documented and good usable/ actionable intelligence.
I have been to SERE School and had every one of these methods applied to me. Yes - you will talk; that is a fact. However, it's hardly torture. No
Also, I was a Special Forces Officer - I was also a Military Intelligence Officer, specifically a HUMINT officer (I was also a 97B when enlisted). I
personally used most of these techniques on individuals at various locations in theater and at one location in the US. Prior to being authorized to
use any technique you must first have been subjected to it so you know how to safely do it and what the effects feel like.
I was also a Russian speaker so when a post came up for a liaison officer to be on site in Uzbekistan for some intelligence collection I was selected.
If you want to know what torture is - it’s there and in other places. I was not allowed to witness any real torture for plausible deniability
reasons I suspect but I saw its effects. It doesn't work really IMO the information was unreliable.
It is a classic case of the choosing the devil you know...
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