A new report by George Soros’s Open Society Foundations corroborates earlier news stories on torture and cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment of prisoners by the U.S. forces at a secret prison within the Bagram complex near Kabul, Afghanistan. While the vast majority of the press have ignored it, one of the report’s “main findings” was that the abuse of prisoners is linked to use of the Army Field Manual’s Appendix M.
|By: Jeff Kaye Monday October 18, 2010 8:23 pm|
|By: Jeff Kaye Sunday September 12, 2010 9:32 pm|
The Washington Post’s Walter Pincus reports on the non-coercive interrogation of an Al Qaeda suspect without noting that the interrogator involved, Stephen Gaudin, was a participant in the torture interrogation of Abu Zubaydah.
|By: Jeff Kaye Monday May 17, 2010 5:58 pm|
Former CIA agent John Kiriakou told Jason Leopold in an interview that torture victim Abu Zubaydah’s use of multiple voices in his diaries was the work of a creative mind and not mental illness. But the creation of Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) was something studied for use in relation to CIA interrogation for decades. If Zubaydah had DID, we need to look closer at this entire episode to know what exactly was going on.
|By: Jeff Kaye Sunday May 16, 2010 12:49 am|
Like a modern-day Ministry of Truth, the American Psychological Association (APA) has scrubbed the webpage describing “deception scenarios” workshops that were part of a conference it conducted with the CIA and Rand Corporation on July 17-18, 2003. In addition, the APA erased the link to the page, and even all mention of its existence, from another webpage from its July 2003 Science Policy Insider News that briefly described the conference.
|By: gaborronahrf Friday February 19, 2010 1:48 pm|
The words “give” and “rights” do not belong in the same sentence. We do not speak of “constitutional privileges,” we speak of “constitutional rights.” Privileges are given and may be withheld. Rights are rights.
|By: daphneeviatarhumanrights1st Thursday January 28, 2010 1:13 pm|
Ever since the failed attempt to blow up a Northwest airline carrier on Christmas Day, critics have been pressing to militarize the treatment of all terrorism suspects and deny them the basic due process rights provided by the law.
|By: DavidDanzig Wednesday January 6, 2010 3:37 pm|
An army of political pundits is crying foul over the transfer of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab to the federal criminal court system.
|By: Teddy Partridge Friday September 25, 2009 12:10 pm|
Apparently the GOPs aren’t playing nice with Dianne Feinstein’s Senate Intelligence Committee investigation. They’ve taken their toys and gone home. But there’s a step she should take.
|By: acquarius74 Saturday April 25, 2009 7:37 pm|
The link here is to a 2 part vidoe showing the debate between AF Major Matthew Alexander (our guy) vs David Rivkin, labeled ‘the torture lawyer’. (Our Guy wins)
|By: burqa Thursday April 23, 2009 3:07 pm|
It was suggested I post research I have done on interrogation, particularly in regards to waterboarding and other techniques approved by the Bush administration.
Some sources are articles from newspapers or magazines where they now want you to pay for the article. I have links to some which are still available and I’ll thank ahead of time anyone who posts a link I don’t have yet for any of these articles.
At times the quotes are lengthy, sometimes because the whole passage is relevant and/or to provide context.
Though I have tried to group selections by general aspects of the subject, please keep in mind this is an ongoing project and so more quotes may appear elsewhere here.