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A guide to memos on torture
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The soldiers of the US Imperial army, like the soldiers of Pinochet, torture, humiliate and murder their prisoners.
US terrorism in Iraq and the rest of the world:
US terrorism in Iraq:
A Guide to the Memos on Torture
By THE NEW YORK TIMES    --   27 June, 2004

The New York Times, Newsweek, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal have disclosed memorandums that show a pattern in which Bush administration lawyers set about devising arguments to avoid constraints against mistreatment and torture of detainees. Administration officials responded by releasing hundreds of pages of previously classified documents related to the development of a policy on detainees.
The Washington Post, 17 and 21 June 2004
Torture Policy
Did senior officials order torture? We know of two relevant cases so far. One was Mr. Rumsfeld's December 2002 authorization of the use of techniques including hooding, nudity, stress positions, "fear of dogs" and physical contact with prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay base. A second was the distribution in September 2003 by the office of the top U.S. commander in Iraq, Lt. Gen. Ricardo S. Sanchez, of an interrogation policy that included these techniques as well as others, among them sleep and dietary manipulation.
A. Applebaum, 17 June, 2004
So Torture Is Legal?
To understand the magnitude of what may have gone on in America's secret prisons, you don't need special security clearance or inside information. Anyone who wants to connect the dots can do it. To see what I mean, review the content of a few items now easily found on the Internet.
M. Ratner, E. Ray, AlterNet (13 June, 2004)
Guantanamo: What the World Should Know
Why Guantanamo represents everything that is wrong with the U.S. war on terrorism. A conversation with the Director of the Center for Constitutional Rights.
D. Priest, 13 June, 2004
Justice Dept. Memo Says Torture 'May Be Justified'
Today washingtonpost.com is posting a copy of the Aug. 1, 2002, memorandum (PDF) "Re: Standards of Conduct for Interrogation under 18 U.S.C. 2340-2340A," from the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel for Alberto R. Gonzales, counsel to President Bush.
June 9, 2004, The Washington Post
Legalizing torture
..."Theirs is the logic of criminal regimes, of dictatorships around the world that sanction torture on grounds of "national security." For decades the U.S. government has waged diplomatic campaigns against such outlaw governments -- from the military juntas in Argentina and Chile to the current autocracies in Islamic countries such as Algeria and Uzbekistan -- that claim torture is justified when used to combat terrorism. The news that serving U.S. officials have officially endorsed principles once advanced by Augusto Pinochet brings shame on American democracy -- even if it is true, as the administration maintains, that its theories have not been put into practice. Even on paper, the administration's reasoning will provide a ready excuse for dictators, especially those allied with the Bush administration, to go on torturing and killing detainees."
June 9, 2004, The New York Times
The Roots of Abu Ghraib
In response to the outrages at Abu Ghraib, the Bush administration has repeatedly assured Americans that the president and his top officials did not say or do anything that could possibly be seen as approving the abuse or outright torture of prisoners. But...each new revelation makes it more clear that the inhumanity at Abu Ghraib grew out of a morally dubious culture of legal expediency and a disregard for normal behavior fostered at the top of this administration. It is part of the price the nation must pay for President Bush's decision to take the extraordinary mandate to fight terrorism that he was granted by a grieving nation after 9/11 and apply it without justification to Iraq.
K. Zernike and D. Rohde, 8 June 2004
Sexual Humiliation
Forced nudity of Iraqi prisoners is seen as a pervasive pattern, not isolated incidents
D. Priest and R. J. Smith, 8 June 2004
Memo Offered Justification for Use of Torture
In August 2002, the Justice Department advised the White House that torturing al Qaeda terrorists in captivity abroad "may be justified," and that international laws against torture "may be unconstitutional if applied to interrogations" conducted in President Bush's war on terrorism, according to a newly obtained memo.
N. A. Lewis and E. Schmitt , June 8 2004
Lawyers Decided Bans on Torture Didn't Bind Bush
A team of administration lawyers concluded in a March 2003 legal memorandum that President Bush was not bound by either an international treaty prohibiting torture or by a federal antitorture law because he had the authority as commander in chief to approve any technique needed to protect the nation's security.
R.J. Smith, 26 May 2004
General Is Said To Have Urged Use of Dogs
A U.S. Army general dispatched by senior Pentagon officials to bolster the collection of intelligence from prisoners in Iraq last fall inspired and promoted the use of guard dogs there to frighten the Iraqis, according to sworn testimony by the top U.S. intelligence officer at the Abu Ghraib prison.
D. Jehl, S. L. Myers and E. Schmitt, 26 May 2004
Abuse of Captives More Widespread, Says Army Survey
An Army summary of deaths and mistreatment involving prisoners in American custody in Iraq and Afghanistan shows a widespread pattern of abuse involving more military units than previously known.
Global Research (Canada) : Feature articles on torture and war crimes
Michel Chossudovsky,
Bush appoints a Terrorist as US Ambassador to Iraq
Felicity Arbuthnot, 14 May 2004:
Crimes in Iraq: ?As American as Apple Pie?
Marwa Elnaggar, 14 May 2004:
The Merciless Killing of Nicholas Berg
Orit Shohat:
American army committed war crimes in Falluja on an unprecedented scale
John Stanton:
Torture: United Kingdom, United States and Israel Kings of Pain
Michel Chossudovsky:
Did the US Military Target and kill the Red Cross Delegate on April 8 2003 to undermine the ICRCs activities in Iraq?
William Blum:
God, Country and Torture
Jack Random:
Abu Ghraib: Enough Shame for All
"To the people in the Middle East, and too often today, the symbol of America is not the Statue of Liberty, it's the prisoner standing on a box wearing a dark cape and a dark hood on his head, wires attached to his body, afraid that he's going to be electrocuted. These incidents of torture and abuse resulted in a catastrophic crisis of credibility for our nation."
Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) (7 May 2004)

J. Pilger (Daily Mirror), 7 May 2004:
Torture is News but it's not New
F. Butterfield (The New York Times) May 8 2004:
Mistreatment of Prisoners Is Called Routine in U.S.
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Abu Ghurayb Prison Prisoner Abuse. The Files
M. General A. M. Taguba (March 2004):
U.S. Army Report on Iraqi Prisoner Abuse
CBS 60 Minutes (28 April 2004):
Torture of Iraqi POWs in Baghdad's Abu Ghraib Prison
D. Von Drehle (Washington Post), 8 May 2004:
Capitol Hill Sees the Flip Side of a Powerful Warrior

S. M. Hersh (The New Yorker), 10 May 2004:
Torture at Abu Ghraib
R. J. Smith (Washington Post), 10 May 2004:

Senators Fault Pentagon as New Photos Emerge
J. Weisman (Washington Post), 11 May 2004:
Across America, War Means Jobs
R. Chandrasekaran/S. Wilson (11 May 2004):
Mistreatment of Detainees Went Beyond Guard's Abuse
D. Priest/J. Stephens, 9 May 2004:
Pentagon Approved Tougher Interrogations
J. Morley, 3 May 2004:
George Bush as Saddam Hussein
D. Priest/J. Stephens, 11 May 2004:
Secret World of U.S. Interrogation
S.M. Hersh (The New Yorker), 17 May 2004:
Annal of National Security. Chain of Command
J. Morley, 11 May 2004:

In shameful photos, the specter of failure
The Washington Post, 14 May 2004:
Double Standards
P. Byrne (Daily Mirror), 1 May 2004:
Shame of Abuse by Brit Troops

D. Nelson, D. Connett, S. Grey (Sunday Times), 9 May 2004:
UK soldiers face Iraqi sex charge

The photos of the horror.

Sworn Statements by Abu Ghraib Detainees
These documents, obtained by The Washington Post, are the offical English translations of previously secret sworn statements by detainees at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. Some of the names have been withheld from these statements by washingtonpost.com because they are alleged victims of sexual assault. (21 May 2004)
7 May 2004
Rumsfeld Testifies Before Senate Armed Services Committee
The horror revealed by The Washington Post on May 21, 2004
A U.S. soldier appears to be using both hands to restrain a dog facing an Iraqi detainee in the Abu Ghraib prison. (The Washington Post)

New Iraqi Abuse Details Emerge
Statements to U.S. investigators from 13 detainees describe range of incidents involving sexual humiliation, savage beatings.
Scott Higham and Joe Stephens

Exclusive to The Washington Post
Documents: Detainees Describe Abuse
Sworn statements reveal insight into prisoner mistreatment
Scenes From Inside the Prison
New Prisoner Abuse Photo Gallery
February 2004
Report of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on the treatment by the coalition forces of prisoners of war and other protected persons by the Geneva Conventions in Iraq during arrest, internment and interrogation
US terrorism all over the world:
The New York Times - 8 March 2005

Torture by Proxy
One of the biggest nonsecrets in Washington these days is the Central Intelligence Agency's top-secret program for sending terrorism suspects to countries where concern for human rights and the rule of law don't pose obstacles to torturing prisoners. For months, the Bush administration has refused to comment on these operations, which make the United States the partner of some of the world's most repressive regimes.
The New York Times - 6 March 2005
Rule Change Lets C.I.A. Freely Send Suspects Abroad to Jails
- The Bush administration's secret program to transfer suspected terrorists to foreign countries for interrogation has been carried out by the Central Intelligence Agency under broad authority that has allowed it to act without case-by-case approval from the White House or the State or Justice Departments, according to current and former government officials.
Torture, American Style
February 11, 2005 in The New York Times
Following a Paper Trail to the Roots of Torture
(February 8, 2005) 
April 6, 2004:
Toledo Blade wins Pulitzer: Series exposing Vietnam atrocities earns top honor
Three Blade reporters won the Pulitzer Prize - journalism's highest honor - yesterday for uncovering the atrocities of an elite U.S. Army fighting unit in the Vietnam War that killed unarmed civilians and children...
Murder in the name of war
The My Lai massacre, which took place on the morning of March 16, 1968, was a watershed in the history of modern American combat, and a turning point in the public perception of the Vietnam War. In the course of three hours more than 500 Vietnamese civilians were killed in cold blood at the hands of US troops.
Did Americans mass-murder Korean women and kids during the Korean War? The answer is: yes
"The Army has requested that we strafe all civilian refugee parties. . . approaching our positions... To date, we have complied." USAF Col. Turner Rogers' memo
"Shoot any civilian suspected of being a communist before they become prisoners.", "The Chinese and Koreans are in appearance but a shade above the human beast." - US Army Gen. M. Ridgway, United Nations Commander-in-chief in Korea
P. Kornbluh/T. Blanton (12 May 2004)
Prisoner Abuse: Patterns from the Past
National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 122
Cold War U.S. Interrogation Manuals Counseled "Coercive Techniques"
Cheney Informed of "Objectionable" Interrogation Guides in 1992 "Inconsistent with U.S. Government Policy"
National Security Archive Posts CIA Training Manuals from 60s, 80s, and Investigative memos on earlier controversy on human rights abuses
A. Nairn articles:
Reagan's Link to Guatemalan Death Squads
C.I.A. Death Squads
Out of East Timor
Our Payroll, Haitian Hit
Haiti Under the Gun
Haiti Under Cloak
Indonesia's Killers
Lost History Series

How the American historical record has been tainted by lies and cover-ups
A CIA Officer's Calamitous Choices
Secret intelligence operatives sometimes make decisions that resonate through time. One such CIA officer was James Critchfield, whose choices influenced U.S. attitudes in the Cold War and shaped the Saddam era in Iraq. By Jerry Meldon. May 15, 2003.

Toward the Brink
The terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon have suddenly made relevant the shadowy history of the past two decades. September 17, 2001
CIA's Worst-Kept Secret
Newly released documents confirm that U.S. intelligence recruited and protected hundreds of Nazi war criminals after World War II. By Martin A. Lee. May 16, 2001

Three Reasons -- What Went Wrong
Three recent news events shed light on what went wrong with American democracy over the past half century, as the nation compromised its principles -- and implicated young men like Bob Kerrey in atrocities -- all for the Cold War. May 1, 2001
CIA's Anti-Drug Message for Kids
The CIA wants American families to know that it's fighting the war on drugs, but the real story isn't quite so simple or so pretty. By Martin A. Lee. March 4, 2001
Reagan-Bush Security Breaches
Ronald Reagan's tough rhetoric of the 1980s obscured a very different reality. As the arrest of an alleged FBI "double agent" underscores, the Reagan-Bush era was a time when American national security was compromised, possibly worse than at any time in U.S. history. February 23, 2001
Iran-Contra & the Case of Wen Ho Lee
Little-noticed Iran-contra files shed light on how the Reagan-Bush administration built the clandestine ties to communist China that were the backdrop of the Wen Ho Lee nuclear secrets case. By Robert Parry. September 18, 2000

Ronald Reagan's Last Secret
A search for an inner self ends on the surface. By Robert Parry. November 25, 1999

Reagan & Guatemala's Death Files.
New records prove genocide and the U.S. hand. By Robert Parry. May 26, 1999

The US-Guatemala File.
Training state terrorists. By Robert Parry. May 26, 1999

'Like I Wasn't President at All.'
Reagan and Iran. By Robert Parry. May 26, 1999

Secret Service Privilege: The Bush File
Kenneth Starr has obliterated the Secret Service's claim of a special 'protective privilege.' But Starr's old boss, George Bush, benefitted from that privilege when his bodyguards concealed records from October Surprise investigators in 1992. July 23, 1998
Uncle Sam's Favorite Terrorists
New evidence suggests that in the past year, U.S. soil again has served as a base for anti-Castro terrorism. The attacks confront President Clinton with a choice between law and politics. June 24, 1998
Two Indonesias, Two Americas
The turmoil in Indonesia has brought to the fore secret military relations between Washington and Jakarta that date back to the 1960s. Then, President Sukarno was ousted by Gen. Suharto amid a bloody rampage that killed up to one million people. The U.S. hand always hid behind a cloak of national security, one dark chapter in a troubling history of counterinsurgency. June 9, 1998
India, the CIA & the Bomb
CIA's botched Indian analysis is drawing criticism, but the root of the failure is found in President Reagan's 'politicization' and President Clinton's failure to correct the problem. June 9, 1998
Lost History: GOP & KAL-007: 'Key Is to Lie First'
Republican leaders say they want the "whole truth" about the Clinton scandals. But the GOP's history is strewn with 50 years of Cold War situational lying, like the doctored intercepts used as propaganda after the Korean Air Lines disaster in 1983. (5/18/98)

Lost History: Project X, Drugs & Death Squads
New disclosures about secret 'Project X' training manuals and the CIA's purge of criminals from its payrolls have corroborated many of the decades-old criticism of U.S. national security. But the news is slipping back into a media black hole. (3/31/97)

Lost History: Contras, Dirty $ & CIA (Part 2)
A mysterious Cuban-American banker lined up millions of dollars in guns for the Nicaraguan contras. But the money came from shadowy Panamanian banks and brought suspicion that the CIA was arranging laundered drug profits. (3/3/97)

Lost History: Contras, Dirty Money & CIA
When Ronald Reagan wanted to get guns and money to the Nicaraguan contras, his men often turned to the shadowy world of money-laundering. Newly discovered documents show a well-worn trail that leads from Panama's law offices to Swiss banks, from dirty money on the streets of American cities to the brutal murder of a principal contra financier. (2/17/97)

Lost History: Ollie's 'Enemies' & the FBI
When Oliver North was at the height of his power, he tried to muscle his 'enemies' by enlisting the FBI and other federal agencies to investigate them. Newly released Iran-contra documents show that North saw the FBI as a possible weapon even to use against troublesome journalists. (2/3/97)

Lost History: The CIA Protects the Iran-Contra Cover-up (1/20/97)
Lost History: CIA-Contra Plan-Kill Cubans
Duane Clarridge acknowledges in a new book that an original goal of the contra operation was to "start killing Cubans." (1/20/97)

Lost History: The CIA's Fugitive Terrorist
Luis Posada, a CIA-trained Cuban exile, hooked up with Oliver North's secret Nicaraguan contra supply operation in 1986. Before that Posada was a known international terrorist accused of bombing a civilian airliner that was headed for Havana. (1/6/97)

Lost History: CIA's Perception Management
How the CIA practiced "Perception Management" on the American people during the '80s. (12/9/96)

Lost History: Dole Nearly Cited in Iran-Contra Report
While in the Senate, Dole fought to hinder Lawrence Walsh's Iran-contra investigation and then urged President Bush to pardon Casper Weinberger in the last month of the Bush Presidency. (11/11/96)

Lost History: Arafat Reveals 'October Surprise' Bid
Arafat informed President Carter that the Republicans approached him in 1980 over October Surprise. (10-28-96)

Lost History: 'Project X' & Assassins School
The Pentagon now admits that the School of the Americas used manuals that advocated torture, murder and coercion for political ends. (10-14-96)

Lost History: Wall Street Journal's 'Big Lies'
The Wall Street Journal's editorial page, edited by Robert Bartley, stoops to some of the worst media abuses. Evidence is fabricated. Good people are smeared. Case in point: WSJ vs. Gary Sick. (9-30-96)

Lost History: Reagan-Bush Crime Syndicate
A decade ago, press reports disclosed that the Nicaraguan contra rebels were trafficking in cocaine to buy guns. But instead of going after the contras, the White House went after the story and the government investigators who tried to follow it up. (9-16-96)

Lost History: Marcos, Money & Treason
In a stunning disclosure, Ed Rollins, Ronald Reagan's former campaign manager, writes that Philippine despot Ferdinand Marcos sent $10 Million in cash to Reagan's 1984 campaign. (9-2-96)

Lost History: Newsweek's Convenient Lies
When Newsweek columnist Joe Klein lied about his authorship of a novel and editor Maynard Parker published falsehoods in Newsweek to protect Klein's money-making secret, the magazine's 'standards of truth' responsible for hounding Adm. Jeremy Boorda over his right to wear a pin were suddenly less inviolable. (8-19-96)

Lost History: Pierre Salinger & 1980 Taboo
The censorship of fomer ABC News' Paris bureau chief Pierre Salinger's memoirs, P.S., which expunged his October Surprise conclusion, is another case of the history of the 1980 American Presidential election is Lost History. (7-8-96)

Lost History: October Surprise Arises
The October Surprise has been brought before the Supreme Court in a libel suit. Former national security adviser Robert McFarlane has brought suit against Esquire magazine for a 1991 story linking McFarlane to both the alleged 1980 hostage dirty trick and to the Jonathan Pollard spy case. (6-24-96)

Lost History: The Devil & Bob Gates
Ex-CIA Director Bob Gates's memoirs, "From the Shadows," reveals an eerie mix of startling admissions blended with dubious history and self-serving explanations to provide proof of our lost history. (6-10-96)

Lost History: Death, Lies and Bodywashing
A small granite marker in Arlington National Cemetery honors the 21 American soldiers who fought and died in El Salvador's civil war, but their story remains a secret to the American people. (5-27-96)