TIME Reveals Rumsfeld's "harsher torture techniques” at Gitmo: Playing Christine Aguilera, poking in the chest and pouring water on their heads

Saturday, January 24, 2009

In their article expressing the idiocy of Obama ordering Guantanamo Bay closed without any idea of where we will put the 250 extremely dangerous detainees that are currently there (Obama Orders Gitmo Closed. Now the Hard Part), TIME scandalously refers to the inmates being tortured at the hands of the State Department. Luckily, we don't have to take TIME magazine's or the Nancy Pelosi's definition on what constitutes torture.

TIME has also published an exclusive article dissecting a Top Secret 84-page document outlining the "torturous techniques" used to extract information from Mohammed al Qahtani, the famous "20th hijacker" who was slated to participate in the 9/11 attacks but was not able to get into the US in time. They gleefully boasted that "a pentagon official who has seen the log describes it as 'the kind of document that was never meant to leave Gitmo.'"

Despite their sensational framing, the actual techniques revealed in this Top Secret document are laughably mild (Keep in mind that Islamic terrorist groups have been found to use electrocution and mutilation of genitals, cutting off of limbs and beheadings for their interrogation--and of course just murdering--techniques.):

  • Solitary confinement

  • Forced shaving of hair

  • “Mild, non-injurious physical contact such as grabbing, poking in the chest with finger”

  • Playing Christine Aguilera music of dripping water on detainee’s head to make sleeping difficult

  • Performing a puppet show for detainee satirizing their involvement with al-Quaeda

  • Taking the detainee to a room decorated with pictures of 9/11 victims, American flags and red lights and taping a picture of a 9/11 victim to his trousers.

  • Making the detainee stand for the US National Anthem.

  • Pouring bottles of water over detainee’s head when he refuses to drink

  • Placing a female service-woman in the same room with the detainee

  • Placing a dog in the same room with the detainee

  • Strip-searches and making detainee stand nude

  • Making detainee bark like a dog at pictures of terrorists

  • Hanging pictures of “scantily-clad women around his neck”
TIME then reports that these “harsher measures” are discontinued after five days of use when Washington lawyers raise questions about their use and efficacy. TIME is also surprised by the intensely detained medial and behavior logs kept on these detainees (recording every instance of the prisoner eating, sleeping, going to the bathroom, exercising, etc.) and the "spectacular concern about [their] health" (with medical exams as much as three times a day).

Source: TIME Exclusive: Inside the Wire at Gitmo


Euripides said...

Hey! That's not fair. Death by Christine Aguilera is NOT a pretty sight.

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