Wednesday, July 2, 2008
I just read that we (you and me) under the aegis of our government have adopted wholesale and used torture techniques first employed by the Chinese against American prisoners captured during the Korean police action. As The New York Times reports: "China Inspired Interrogations at Guantánamo"
"WASHINGTON — The military trainers who came to Guantánamo Bay in December 2002 based an entire interrogation class on a chart showing the effects of “coercive management techniques” for possible use on prisoners, including “sleep deprivation,” “prolonged constraint,” and “exposure.”
What the trainers did not say, and may not have known, was that their chart had been copied verbatim from a 1957 Air Force study of Chinese Communist techniques used during the Korean War to obtain confessions, many of them false, from American prisoners."
Read the entire article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/02/us/02detain.html?hp
My prediction is that this morning millions of Americans will turn on the "news" and hear more about Leona Helmsley leaving billions to her dog.
That's not trivia or gossip culture. That's mind control. And we're falling for it, hook, line and sinker.
Posted by george tannenbaum at 3:41 AM