Thursday, 1 May 2014

30 Kinds Of Torture Used By CIA

Bush administration’s program of kidnapping “suspects,” a covert operation also known as “rendition,” continues under the Obama administration according to Reprieve Founding Director, Attorney Clive Stafford Smith.


The following is a partial list of C.I.A. forms of torture:

  1. Sexual abuse and sexual torture. ”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.” detainee Binyam Mohamed

  2. Confinement in boxes, cages, coffins, etc, or burial (often with an opening or air-tube for oxygen).

  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

  4. Near-drowning. (waterboarding)

  5. Extremes of heat and cold, including submersion in ice water, and burning chemicals.

  6. Skinning (only top layers of the skin are removed in victims intended to survive).

  7. Spinning.

  8. Blinding light.

  9. Electric shock.

  10. Forced ingestion of offensive body fluids and matter, such as blood, urine, feces, flesh, etc.

  11. Hung in painful positions or upside down.

  12. Hunger and thirst.

  13. Sleep deprivation.

  14. Compression with weights and devices.

  15. Sensory deprivation.

  16. Drugs to create illusion, confusion, and amnesia, often given by injection or intravenously.

  17. Ingestion or intravenous toxic chemicals to create pain or illness, including chemotherapy agents.

  18. Limbs pulled or dislocated.

  19. Application of dogs, ants, snakes, spiders, maggots, rats, and other animals to induce fear and disgust.

  20. Near-death experiences; commonly asphyxiation by choking or drowning, with immediate resuscitation.

  21. Forced to perform or witness abuse, torture of family.

  22. Forced to wear women’s clothes, forced participation in pornography.

  23. Raped.

  24. Spiritual abuse to cause victim to feel possessed, harassed, and controlled internally by spirits or demons.

  25. Desecration of Muslim/religious beliefs.

  26. Abuse and illusion to convince victims that God is evil.

  27. Surgery to torture, experiment, or implant RFID devices.

  28. Harm or threats of harm to family, friends, loved ones, pets, and other victims, to force compliance.

  29. Psyops: Kept awake for four days by loud music.

Bush Administration memos released by the White House provide new insight into claims that American agents used insects to torture young children.

In the memos, the Bush Administration White House Office of Legal Counsel offered its endorsement of CIA torture methods that involved placing an insect in a cramped, confined box with detainees. Jay S. Bybee, then-director of the OLC, wrote that insects could be used to capitalize on detainees’ fears.

Most individuals who are kidnapped are used for non-consensual human experimentation according to recent reports.

Shortly after coming into office President Obama ordered the closing of the CIA’s “black” detention sites. At these secret sites the CIA aggressively interrogated people while also denying them access to legal representation. However, despite ordering the closing of these sites, what the Obama administration has been doing instead since 2011 leaves much to be desired.

Instead of having foreigners interrogated in foreign prisons the Obama administration has taken to questioning suspected terrorists aboard U.S. Navy ships. As the Associated Press explains, this allows Obama to not use the CIA’s secret prisons while also allowing for suspects to be interrogated indefinitely under the laws of war. (Remember back to 2009 when the Obama administration said that it would continue the Bush policy of sending terrorist suspects abroad to be interrogated, but with more oversight).

It seems that we can’t leave the responsibility up to these criminals to police themselves.

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