A new article has come out called Globalizing Torture: CIA Secret Detention And Extraordinary Rendition. Since 9/11, in order for the CIA to side step the law, they have been flying terrorism suspects out of the country to secret torture lairs to be interrogated by foreign officials or CIA officials themselves. Globalizing Torture is the most comprehensive account yet assembled of the human rights abuses associated with CIA secret detention and extraordinary rendition operations. It lists in detail what was done to the 136 known victims, and also lists the 54 foreign governments that participated in these operations.
Some of the torture tactics used are as follows:
Detained for more than ten months in a tiny grave-like cell seven feet high, six feet long, and three feet wide.
Extreme isolation and absence of human contact.
Loud music and artificial light twenty-four hours a day.
Exposure to cold.
Hung from the ceiling, beaten on his feet, with salt water poured on after.
Forced to sleep naked on concrete, being hung naked for hours on end.
Held in leg shackles 24 hours per day, starved, beaten, kicked, dragged along floors while shackled.
Stripped naked and hung from the ceiling with handcuffs for nearly three days, with constant lighting and loud music playing.
Guards struck the soles of his feet with batons while he was handcuffed and hanging upside down, then doused him with cold water and forced him to walk over a salt-strewn floor.
Held in solitary confinement for over five months, before being moved to the Dark Prison where he says he was kept hanging tied to the wall for almost ten days.
She was chained to a wall and not fed for five days, at a time when she was four-and-a-half months pregnant.
After two weeks of isolation, he was placed in a cage with other detainees, and hung on the cage door with his hands over his head.
He was first held in the Dark Prison, where he says he spent 77 days in a room that was so dark that it was impossible to distinguish night from day.
Hung from the ceiling by his arms in the “strappado” position, threatened by dogs, made to watch torture videos, and subjected to sounds of electric sawing accompa- nied by cries of pain.
he was stripped naked, threatened with dogs, shackled in painful “stress” positions for hours, punched, kicked, and exposed to extremes of heat and cold.
The CIA stripped, hooded, shackled, and sodomized him.
He was slammed into walls, kicked, beaten, and subjected to other forms of abuse.
they subjected him to regular beatings, causing multiple broken bones and occasionally until he lost consciousness; sliced his genitals; poured hot liquid onto his penis while cutting it; and threatened him with rape, electrocution, and death.
He was placed in a room with open sewage for a month at a time.
They racked a semi-automatic handgun close to his head as he sat shackled before them.
They threatened to bring in his mother and sexually abuse her in front of him.
He was chained to a wall in a tiny, dark room in solitary confinement, had freezing water poured on him.
Guards would occasionally urinate on the detainees’ food.
He was subjected to electric shocks to his genitals and was forced to lie on an electrified bed frame.
Here are the 54 countries who aided in these tortures:
I urge you to read the full article at 119 pages. Many of these people were never charged with a crime. Some were. Many were given life sentences or even death sentences and then release after a few years. At least one of these people who was tortured was a mistaken identity case. Combine this with the fact that Obama has made it legal to kill Americans with drone strikes if they are “suspected terrorists” and you wonder what the fuck is going on here? At what point did the “good guys” become scarier than the “bad guys?”