Monday, January 09, 2006

Author explores CIA connections to torture tactics (Jan 9, 2006)

An excerpt from what sounds like an important book:

"The origins of the Abu Ghraib scandal and the Guantanamo controversy can be traced very directly to the 1950s, when the Central Intelligence Agency launched a massive mind-control project that discovered psychological torture. This proved an unheralded scientific breakthrough, indeed, the first real revolution in five centuries in the cruel science of pain," McCoy says.

And:

"That photo indicated that this abuse was not the work of 'recycled hillbillies' on the 'night shift' at Abu Ghraib. It was instead the product of a half-century of history that reached back to the darkest recesses of the Cold War and decisions that extended all the way to the highest levels in Washington," he says.

2 Comments:

Blogger AJ said...

Damn Prof, if you are saying what I think you're saying I couldn't agree more.
I always thought it really odd they would take the time and expense to ship hundreds of 'alledged combatants' miles away, and keep them there for months and months for what?
information?
Bullshit.

Something's up with that, and I think you hit it.

MK all over again, but this time -

they're serious.

11:34 PM  
Blogger gallant said...

Damn, now I have 57 books to read this year, thanks to you.

10:33 PM  

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