Not long after the US Administration said that the Abu Ghraib prison scandal was cleaned up in 2004, I gave US officials (Tenet, Rumsfeld, Bush, Cheney, and JCS) my declassified medical report on the Iraq prisoners at 3 US prison that showed it was not. That medical report was not just my own findings, but those of the 8 Red Cross physicians (pressured into secrecy by the US) that I managed to get inside of two of those prisons with me. The findings were so scandalizing that the US administration held a meeting of the cabinet to figure out how to bury my report of 28 pages and over a thousand pages of supporting documents. My boss Tenet had me listen to the CIA's tape recording of that meeting; three US officials argued in it that I should be to be tortured into silence. That silence lasted until this week, when under CIA torture yet again in Ireland, I decided that nothing would silence me. My torture included electrical shocks so strong that the pain caused me to pass out. It also included injecting me with a muscle paralyzing drug that prevented my being able to breathe. I turned blue from lack of oxygen. I was at the mercy of my CIA torturers for each breath in by their mouth-to mouth-resuscitation. They intermittently withheld resuscitation intentionally , each time I experienced dying as I passed out from lack of oxygen. At another point, a gun was held to my temple and the trigger pulled. Each of these methods of torture was designed to be as cruel as possible. I want to tell you about the torture the U.S. has done in Iraq and why. Then, I want you to request my report on medical results of US torture in Iraq and to stop all US torture, including by the CIA.
US General Karpinsky, who had command responsibility at the Abu Ghraib prison, later admitted that 90% of the prisoners there were innocent of any wrongdoing ( See HYPERLINK "http://dir.salon.com/story
Torture is operationally worthless in producing accurate intelligence. Per CIA studies, the noise-to-signal ratio of "time-wasting leads" to "time-helpful leads" to so bad, that ordinary police work is faster, more reliable, easier, and more cost effective. It is also infinitely more humane and avoids the horrible blow-back of creating enemies and destroying coalitions.
Torture has been used as a tool by the CIA "relatively effectively" in two main ways. The first is to intimidate a whole population into submission out of fear of being tortured, by intentionally torturing mainly innocent people so that no one feels safe from it. That strategy was used by the CIA because the CIA routinely favored the rights of corporations to make a profit over the rights of Third World workers to be paid a wage that kept their children from starving to death. US sanctions caused half a million Iraqi children to die (please read former Attn. General Ramsey Clark's Iraq called The Fire This Time: US War Crimes in the Gulf ). The death of the children was not an unintended consequence of sanctions; Kissinger said;
"Depopulation should be the highest priority of US foreign policy towards the Third World….". Henry Kissinger National Security Memorandum (NSSM 200) early 1970's
Ironically, CIA studies show that populations are rather like rose bushes; pruning them causes them to seed, and population growth is best controlled by giving people opportunities to have satisfying lives. While I was at the CIA, I would occasionally go with Tenet to the White House. Officials at the White House would ask him, in front of others they wanted to impress, "Is Iraq becoming more democratic?" Then those very same officials would later call up Tenet and ask him how the installation of the US puppet govt. in Iraq was going. It was a complete charade to fool people as to what the real goals of US foreign policy are and the methods being used to achieve them. The US produces a reign of terror in order to steal the resources and labor of others. That is like a man beating his wife; the man gets what he wants, including power, but ends up in an unhappy marriage losing more than he won in the process. CIA studies proved that cooperation and being genuinely concerned about the welfare of others and other countries produces the greatest wealth and satisfaction, just as in a marriage.
The second way that torture is used by the US govt. is to make mind control slaves. Operation MK-ULTRA is the most well-known of the CIA operations to force people to do things against their will and started in the 1950's. I am one of the survivors of the MK-ULTRA II. There are at a minimum 90 thousand American victims and the CIA just renames the programs frequently in order to claim "But we stopped doing that a long time ago." (see online The Pedophocracy, Parts II-VI: by David McGowan ). It is a very active, expanding, and ongoing use of torture done first to American children, and then Canadian, European, and children around the world, especially the children of foreign diplomats ( see online The Pedophocracy, Part I: David McGowan). [Note: I was unable to send this Part 1 of 5 parts until I replaced the actual web addresses of the Pedophocracy articles with the title and author for you to search for them.] The Bush Administration's chief legal architect, John Yoo, stated publicly that the U.S. Administration reserves the right to torture children by crushing their testicles---innocent children (see HYPERLINK "http://www.informationclea
The Bush Administration was using sexual humiliation and sexual torture to create mind control slaves in Iraq to make it appear later that Iraq was self-ruled and democratic. The CIA files on the "graduates" of the Abu Ghraib Prison "School of Torture" showed that they were used in Iraq as assassins, suicide bombers, death squads, and Iraqi militia to sow sectarian violence. That was done to justify the continuing presence of the US military in Iraq, by threatening that civil war would occur if the US pulled out. Internal CIA documents showed that about 85% of all the so-called "sectarian violence" was the direct result of CIA black ops to cause it! Torture, all torture is cruel, without exception--there is no such thing as "torture light". As an ex-CIA physician, I recently faxed members of Congress to ask for the release of my studies that proved that the CIA and Pentagon would work better using only non-violent ethical means. Torture is completely unnecessary and has no place in modern society, just like beating one's wife has no place in a marriage. would work better using only non-violent ethical means. Torture is completely unnecessary and has no place in modern society, just like beating one's wife has no place in a marriage.would work better using only non-violent ethical means. Torture is completely unnecessary and has no place in modern society, just like beating one's wife has no place in a marriage.