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We Do Not Torture


"We do not torture" George.W. Bush Panama City 2005


” We Do Not Tor tur e”

” Th e Un i ted S ta tes is committed to th e wor ld wide eli mi n a ti on of tor tur e a n d we a r e lea din g this figh t by ex a mple.” G e o rg e W. B ush 20 0 3

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… h e r emember ed n oticin g th a t an odd fluid wa s lea kin g out of th e 1B sh ower in to h is office… h e sa w a sea led body ba g lea ki n g fluid a cr oss th e floor . " We open ed it up a n d looked a t i t." Sg t G ra ne r i n h is Ap ri l 20 0 5 t e s ti m o ny .

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" Th i s guy doesn 't wa n t to cooper a te."

Diaz r epor ted th a t

a t th i s poi n t, th e deta in ee's fa ce wa s swollen a n d defor med, a n d h e wa s bleedin g fr om th e mouth . Dia z said h e a lso r ea li z ed tha t a l -Ja ma di (th e deta in ee) n o lon ger h a d a pulse.

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" th e i n terr oga tor seemed sh aken up an d ha d sa id someth i n g li ke, 'Th e gu y j ust died on us.'" At th a t poin t, a ccor di ng to B r in son , a l -Ja ma di (th e deta in ee) wa s lyin g on th e gr oun d fa ce up. O n e of his eyes wa s b loody, a n d th er e wa s a smudge of blood on th e floor a bout th e size of a ma n 's pa lm.

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M i li ta r y poli ce told in vestig a tor s th a t th ey believed CIA per son n el followed th eir own r ule book. " You kn ow th ese guys ca n ki ll people," Gr a n er said in a n April 2005 sta temen t to th e Ar my Cr imin a l In vestiga tion Comma n d (CID). " Th e O GA guys do wh a tever th ey wa n t. Th ey don 't ex i st."

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Th ey wer e told to h a n g h im fr om his a r ms in a tor tur e posi ti on kn own a s ” Pa lestin e h an ging” … After th ey left th e r oom on e M P r edca lled ” we h ea r d a lot of scr ea min g” . Less th a n a n h our la ter Ma n a del a l -Ja ma di wa s dea d… Wh en th e M Ps took th e dea d man down ” blood ca me gush i n g out of h i s nose a n d mouth , a s if a fa ucet h a d been tur n ed on ” Dia z r epor ted. Th e n ex t da y a medic ha d him ca rr ied out of th e pr ison on a str etch er a s i f h e wer e a live a n d mer ely ill… a n d th er e wa s n o pa per tr a ils beca use a l -Ja ma di h a d n ever been offi ci a lly r egistr ed. Philip Zim bardo

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Cpl Gr a n er , you a r e doin g a fin e j ob in Tier 1 of th e B FC… You h a ve r eci eved ma n y a ccola des fr om th e M 1 unitsh er e a n d speci fi ca lly fr om LTC. Con tin ue to per for m a t th is level a n d i t wi l l h elp us succed a t our over a ll mission . Captain B ri nson to Cp l Grane r o n Nov 16t h 2 00 3

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" Amer i ca sta n ds for liber ty, for th e pur suit of h a ppin ess, a n d for th e un a li en a lien a ble r igh t of life. George W. Bush Nov. 3, 2003

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" We h a d a good Ca bin et meetin g, ta lked a bout a lot of i ssues. S ecr eta r y of S ta te a n d Defen se br ough t us up to da te a bout our desir es to spr ea d fr eedom a n d pea ce a r oun d th e wor ld." Ge orge W. B ush, Was hing ton, D.C., Aug. 1, 200 3

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" A ta ll b la ck soldi er ca me a n d put electr ica l wir es on my fi n ger s an d toes a n d on my pen is, a n d I h a d a ba g over my h ea d," Sa a d sa id in h is sta temen t. " Th en h e wa s sa yi n g 'wh i ch swi tch is for electr icity.' An d h e ca me with a loudspea ker a n d h e wa s sh outin g n ea r my ear . An d th en h e br ough t th e ca mer a an d h e took some pictur es of me, wh i ch I kn ew beca use of th e fla sh of th e ca mer a ." De taine e

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" I wa s j oki ng wi th him, a n d told him if h e fell off, h e would get e lectr ocuted," Ha r ma n sa id. O n e year la ter , Gr a n er spoke to i n vestiga tor s a bout for cin g deta in ees to sta n d on box es, a ta ctic h e cla ims to h a ve employed with th e a ppr ova l of milita r y in telligen ce. " You fell a sleep, you fell down . Wow, you j ust woke your se lf up," Gr a n er ex pla i n ed.

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No ph ysi ca l or men ta l tor tur e, n or a n y oth er for m of coer ci on , ma y be i nflicted on pr ison er s of wa r to secur e fr om th em i nfor ma tion of an y kin d wh a tever . Pr ison er s of wa r wh o r efuse to a n swer ma y n ot be th r ea ten ed, i n sulted, or ex posed to a n y un plea sa n t or di sa dva n ta geous tr ea tmen t of a n y kin d. G e ne v a C o nve nt i o n Ar t i cle 17

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" It wa s li ke n oth in g. O ver h er e, killin g people is like squa sh i n g a n a n t. I mea n , you kill somebod y, a n d it's li ke, 'All r i gh t, let's go get som e pizza ,' " Army Pvt. Gre e n de scribe d s hooti ng a man who re fuse d to s top at a n Iraqi c he ck poin t

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M r Sh a a th , for mer Pa lestin ia n for eign minister , sa id th a t i n a 2003 meeti n g with M r B ush , th e US pr esiden t sa id h e wa s " dr i ven wi th a mission fr om God" .

"G od wou ld te ll m e, G eorge, go and fight those terrori sts i n Af ghanistan. And I did, and t h en G od wou ld te ll m e, G eor ge, go and end the ty ranny in Ira q... And I di d. "And no w, again, I feel G od's words c om i ng to m e, G o get the Palestinians their sta te a nd get t he Israelis their sec urity , and get pea c e i n the Mi ddle East. And by G od I'm g onna do i t." Palestinian transcript of the meeting is containing a version of Mr Bush's remarks. But the Palestinian delegation was reluctant publicly to acknowledge its authenticity.

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" I h a d br ough t him over to th e wa ll wh er e we wer e pr ocessi n g people a n d h e h a d been r esisitin g me th e wh ole ti me," Gr a n er said. " Wh en I put him up n ea r th e wa ll, h e h a d come ba ck on me. I push ed h im for wa r d a ga i n st th e wa ll, blood s ta r ted comin g fr om un der n ea th hi s sa n dba g.

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I wa s told ea r ly th i s mor n in g th a t, perh a ps, our tr oops wer e ca ptur ed, a n d, if th er e is somebody ca ptur ed ... I ex pect (th em) to be tr ea ted h uma n ely j ust like we'r e tr ea ti n g th e pri son er s tha t we h a ve ca ptur ed h uman ely. If n ot, th e people wh o mistr ea t th e pr ison er s will be tr ea ted a s wa r cr i mi na ls G.W. B ush M arc h 2 003

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You kn ow, th ese people a r e bein g fir ed a t ever y da y. I'm ta lki n g a bout people h a vin g a good time, th ese people, you ever h ea r d of emotion a l r elea se? You [ever ] h ea r d of n eed to blow some st ea m off?" Raido host R us h Limbaug h

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" Th ey str i pped me of a ll my cloth es, ev en my un der wea r ," H. told CID i n vestiga tor s. " Th ey ga ve me woma n 's un der wea r th a t wa s r ose color with flower s in it, a n d th ey put th e ba g over my fa ce. O n e of th em whisper ed in my ea r , 'Toda y I a m going to fuck you,' a n d h e sa id this in Ar a bi c."

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" He cuffed my h a n ds with ir on s beh in d my ba ck to th e meta l of th e wi n dow, to th e poin t my feet wer e off th e gr oun d an d I wa s h an ging th er e for a bout 5 h our s j ust beca use I a sked a bout th e time, beca use I wa n ted t o pr a y. An d th en th ey took a ll my cloth es a n d h e took th e fema le un der wea r an d h e put it over my h ea d. After h e r elea sed me fr om th e wi n dow, h e tied me to my bed un til befor e da wn ."

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“ Th e Ch ri sti a n in me sa ys it’s wr on g, but th e cor r ection s offi cer i n me sa ys, I love to ma ke a gr own ma n piss h i mself” C h a rles G ra ne r

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Th e use of dogs h a d been r ecommen ded two mon th s ea r li er by M a j . Gen. Geoffr ey Miller , th e for mer comma n der of th e U.S . prison fa cility a t Gua n tá n a mo B a y, a s pa r t of h i s pla n to impr ov e in ter r oga tion in Ir a q.

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… Romer o h a d specifica lly given or der s to mistr ea t th e deta i n ee. " You kn ow h is wor ds wer e, 'M a ke h is life a living h ell for th e n ex t th r ee da ys,'" sa id Gr a n er ...

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" We n eed common -sen se j udges wh o un der sta n d our r i gh ts wer e der i ved fr om God," G . W. B u sh as qu o te d i n th e d o o cu m e nta ry “Th e J es us fa ct o r”

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Th er e wer e even mor e sh ockin g ph otogra ph s tha t th e U.S . gover n men t chose n ot to r elea se to public beca use of th e gr ea ter da ma ge th ey would sur ely h a ve don e to th e cr edi bi li ty a n d mor a l ima ge of th e U.S . milita r y an d Pr esi den t B ush ’s a dmin istr a tive comma n d. P h i li p Zi m ba rd o

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S er gean t Joseph M . Dar by i s best kn own a s th e wh istle blo wer in th e Abu Gh r aib tor tur e a n d pr i son er a buse sca n da l. At th e time, Da r by w a s a U.S . Ar my Reser vist wh o ser ved a s a n M .P. a t th e Abu Gh ra i b pr i son , in Abu Gh ra ib, Ir a q. After lea r n in g of th e a buse, Da r by wa s th e fi r st per son to ta ke steps to a ler t th e U.S . milita r y comma n d. In Ja n uar y 2004 , Da r by pr ovi ded a compa ct disc of ph oto gr a ph s a n d an a n on ymous n ote to S peci a l Agen t Tyler Pi er on of th e US Ar my Cr imin a l In vestiga tion Comma n d, wh o wa s sta ti on ed a t Abu Gh r a i b Pr i son , tr igger in g a n in vestiga tion wh ich led to th e implica tion of sever a l soldi er s vi ola ti n g th e Gen eva Con ven tion . Dar by in itia lly wa n ted to r ema in a n on ymous — h e a n d th ose i mpli ca ted a ll ser ved in th e 37 2n d M ilita r y Police Compa n y, but beca me kn own a fter Dona ld Rumsfeld pu blicl y n a med h im dur in g a S en a te h ea rin g. Da r by h a d a gon i z ed for a mon th befor eh an d, but fin a lly decided to blo w th e wh istle on h i s for mer fri en ds ex pla in i n g " It viola ted ever yth in g I person a lly be lieved in a n d a ll I'd been ta ugh t a bout th e r ules of wa r ." He h a d kn own Lyn n die E n gla n d, on e of th e most well -kn own suspect s, si n ce ba si c tr a in in g. He testi fied th at h e h a d r eceived th e photos fr om Ch ar les Gr a n er , a n oth er soldier in th e ph otogr aph s.

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Th e di sclosur e wa s n ot r ecei ved wel l b y th e commun ity fr om wh ich Dar by a n d his wife, B er n a dette, wer e li vi n g i n M a r yla n d. Th ey h a ve been sh unn ed by fr ien ds a n d n eigh bor s, th ei r pr oper ty h a s been va n da li z ed, a n d th ey n ow r eside in pr otective milita r y custody a t a n un di sclosed loca ti on . B ern a dette sa id, " We did n ot r eceive th e r espon se I th ough t we would. People wer e, th ey wer e mea n , sa yin g h e wa s a wa lkin g dea d ma n , h e wa s wa lkin g a r oun d wi th a bull's -eye on h i s h ea d. It wa s sca r y." O n th e oth er h a n d, CBS r epor ts th a t for mer n eigh bor s fr om on e of his ch ildh ood homes i n Pen n sylva n i a wer e proud of h i m. Dar by h a s a lso sa id tha t soldier s in h is unit sh ook h is h a n d a fte r wa r d. O n M a y 7 , 2004 , Da r by wa s pr ofi led a s th e " Per son of th e Week" by a n ch or Peter Jen n i n gs on AB C's Wor ld New s Ton igh t, a n d in December 2004 , h e wa s sele cted a s on e of th r ee AB C News " People of th e Yea r " . He wa s pr ofiled a n d in ter viewed by An der son Cooper on th e December 10, 2006 br oa dca st of 60 M in utes (th e segmen t wa s a ir ed a ga in on Jun e 24 , 2007 ). Da r by r ecei ved a Joh n F. Kenn edy Pr ofile in Coura ge Awa r d on M a y 16, 2005, in r ecogn i ti on of h i s coura ge i n ex posin g th e a buses a t Abu Gh r aib. S ource : Wikipe dia

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Lennart Grebelius 2007 and 2010


Sources: www.wikipedia.org www.cnn.com www.guardian.co.uk www.ap.org www.usatoday.com http://judicial-inc.biz/ http://www.thememoryhole.org/ http://www.conspiracyplanet.com/ Philip Zimbardo, The Lucifer Effect


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