Getting rich from torture


This video is called CIA Torture Techniques: Stress Position & Water Boarding (Amnesty International).

From The Raw Story:

CIA torture for fun and profit?

There’s an article in today’s New York Times about Bruce Jessen and Jim Mitchell, two military retirees and psychologists with no expertise on al-Qaeda, no foreign language skills, no experience in real interrogations, and with no relevant degrees (“…their Ph.D. dissertations were on high blood pressure and family therapy”).

Nevertheless, these two seemingly managed to cash in on America’s “global war on terror.”

With little more than their psychology credentials and “an intimate knowledge of a brutal treatment regimen used decades ago by Chinese Communists,” the pair, known as “Doc Mitchell” and “Doc Jessen” built “a thriving business that made millions of dollars selling interrogation and training services to the CIA,” per the Times piece.

See also here. And here.

US Attorney General Holder has reportedly determined that only so-called rogue interrogators who went beyond the criminal methods approved by the Justice Department will be investigated for the systematic torture directed from the Bush White House: here.

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called on [British] Iraq inquiry chairman Sir John Chilcot to ensure that the investigation looks into allegations of human rights abuse and torture by British forces: here.

A legal action charity has announced it will sue the government to force it to reveal details regarding the role of British territory Diego Garcia in the illegal kidnap, detention and torture of a man in 2002: here.

Britain: Legal action charity Reprieve has written to the US government demanding to know whether it issued a threat to withdraw intelligence sharing, potentially putting British lives at risk, if information regarding CIA torture is published: here.

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