Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Torture is as American as Cherry Pie

USA!!! USA!!! USA!!!

Torture makes me proud to live as an American, a citizen in a country where my fellows have gone mad cheering for most barbaric tortures of fellow humans in vain hope of stopping "THEM" from killing "US."

Got news, folks, we all gonna die.

In the end it doesn't matter where or how but only why.

At my time, I want to hold the Constitution high.

Human rights for all!

[...Gareth Porter, an American investigative journalist who writes on US foreign and military policy, told Al Jazeera that, for years, international troops routinely handed detainees over to Afghan intelligence and security forces specifically to be interrogated harshly.

Pointing to a report he had published earlier this year, Porter said this practice went back to 2005 and 2006 when US and Canadian forces were conducting large-scale sweeps.

"They were picking up hundreds of young Afghans without really knowing who they were and trying to interrogate them to get information from them, but not very successfully," he said.

"What they did was to turn to the Afghan intelligence service and have them interrogated by the Afghans..."

Some detainees interviewed for the report described being hung by the wrists from the wall or ceiling. Others gave accounts of being beaten, especially with rubber hoses, electric cables or wires or wooden sticks, on the soles of the feet, the report said.

Electric shock, stress positions including forced standing, removal of toenails and threats of sexual abuse were among other forms of torture that detainees reported, it added.]


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