Essential Quotes

I have sworn on the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.
Thomas Jefferson

Monday, August 21, 2006


Because of some Loose Change we have the following also.

Break Them Down: Systematic Use of Psychological Torture by U.S. Forces
Published one year after the release of scandalous photographs of U.S. military personnel torturing Iraqi detainees at the U.S.-run Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, Break Them Down provides extensive evidence that psychological torture was systematic and central to the interrogation process of detainees in Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantánamo Bay.
The 135-page report is the first comprehensive review of the use of psychological torture by US forces, examining the devastating health consequences of psychological coercion and explaining how a regime of psychological torture was put into place in the U.S. "war on terror."
Techniques of psychological torture used have included sensory deprivation, isolation, sleep deprivation, forced nudity, the use of military working dogs to instill fear, cultural and sexual humiliation, mock executions, and the threat of violence or death toward detainees or their loved ones. There is strong evidence that psychological torture remains in use today.
May 2005, 135 pages

Pass it on. Jimbo

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