Wednesday, December 10, 2014

MUCH OF THE WORLD CONSIDERS AMERICA TO BE THE NAZIS OF THE 21ST CENTURY


HORRIFIC TORTURE REPORT SHOWS WHY MUCH OF THE WORLD CONSIDERS AMERICA TO BE THE NAZIS OF THE 21ST CENTURY
Good guys do not sadistically torture people




by MICHAEL SNYDER | THE AMERICAN DREAM | DECEMBER 10, 2014

 Good guys do not threaten to sexually abuse the family members of their prisoners, and they certainly do not forcibly ram things up the rear ends of those in their custody. One of the greatest dangers that our country is facing is the fact that we are not passing on what it means to be “American” to future generations. Once upon a time, Americans were the good guys. But now, instead of fighting the Nazis we are behaving just like them. The details of the Senate torture report that was just released are almost too horrifying to talk about. We must talk about them though, because we are losing our soul as a nation. So please be warned – this article is going to be quite graphic. The reason for this is so that we can all take a long, hard, honest look at what we have become. After everything that has happened, top politicians from both political parties are still standing up and defending those that conducted and authorized this torture. The rest of the world is watching this, and the number of people that are absolutely convinced that America is pure evil is growing by the day. By not loudly condemning this torture and bringing the perpetrators to justice, we add fuel to the fire of those that hate this country, and we make it more likely that Americans will be targets of violence all over the planet.

When I was growing up, I was taught that Americans never torture their prisoners. That was something that the Russians, the Nazis, the Chinese and the North Koreans did. We were the “good guys”, and so I was taught that we always treated our prisoners humanely.

The following is a summary of some of the details from the Senate torture report that just came out. As a nation, we should be deeply, deeply ashamed of what our government has been doing…

-We kept prisoners awake in “stress positions” for 180 hours

-We waterboarded prisoners until they started vomiting

-One prisoner died of hypothermia while chained to the floor

-At least five prisoners were subjected to a procedure known as “rectal feeding

-Prisoners were routinely paraded around naked with their hands shackled above their heads

-One detainee was “chained to the ceiling, clothed in a diaper, and forced to go to the bathroom on himself

-Prisoners were regularly subjected to mock executions during which they believed that they were about to be killed

-U.S. interrogators regularly threatened to physically harm, rape and sexually abuse the families of prisoners


 Americans need to be faced with the horrific truth. That is the only way that things will ever change.

The sadistic behavior of American personnel at the Abu Ghraib Confinement Facility in 2003 is almost too horrible for words. The following are highlights from an official U.S. Army report about the events that took place at that prison that you can find at nbcnews.com. Are these the kinds of things that “good guys” would do?…

*Punching, slapping, and kicking detainees; jumping on their naked feet

*Forcibly arranging detainees in various sexually explicit positions for photographing

*Forcing naked male detainees to wear women’s underwear

*Forcing groups of male detainees to masturbate themselves while being photographed and videotaped

*Arranging naked male detainees in a pile and then jumping on them

*Positioning a naked detainee on a MRE Box, with a sandbag on his head, and attaching wires to his fingers, toes, and penis to simulate electric torture

*Placing a dog chain or strap around a naked detainee’s neck and having a female Soldier pose for a picture

*A male MP guard having sex with a female detainee

*Using military working dogs (without muzzles) to intimidate and frighten detainees, and in at least one case biting and severely injuring a detainee

*Breaking chemical lights and pouring the phosphoric liquid on detainees

*Sodomizing a detainee with a chemical light and perhaps a broom stick

Have you seen enough yet?

But perhaps even more disturbing is the way that the rest of the country is responding to these revelations.

Where is the overwhelming public outrage?

Where are the calls for those involved in all of this torture to be fired from their jobs and arrested?


It has now been documented that the CIA blatantly lied to Congress and to the American people over and over about their sadistic torture of prisoners.

So who is being held accountable?

And Barack Obama sounds like he has absolutely no intention of ever holding anyone accountable for what happened.