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The American Inquisition Was Willing to Use Insects on Detainees

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Released memos on CIA torture tactics that the Obama Administration considered keeping secret have been released. The memos highlight many of the techniques used on detainees.

 

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As one portion of the released memos reads:

 

“You would like to employ ten techniques that you believe will dislocate his expectations regarding the treatment he believes he will receive and encourage him to disclose crucial information mentioned above. These ten techniques are: (1) attention grasp (2) walling (3) facial hold (4) facial slap (insult slap) (5) cramped confinement (6) wall standing (7) stress positions (8) sleep deprivation (9) insects placed in a confinement box and (10) waterboard. You have informed us that the use of these techniques would be on an as-needed basis and that not all of these techniques will necessarily be used." [emphasis added]

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It goes on to explain each of these techniques and what the technique entails. A few examples…

 

Attention grasp involves “grasping the individual with both hands, one hand on each side of the collar opening, in a controlled and quick motion.” (Exactly how that is supposed to get information out of so-called terrorists, I don’t know.)

 

Facial hold “is used to hold the head immobile. One open palm is placed on either side of the individual’s face. The fingertips are kept well away from the individual’s eyes.”

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The facial slap involves slapping “the individual’s face with fingers slightly spread.”

 

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Kevin Gosztola is managing editor of Shadowproof Press. He also produces and co-hosts the weekly podcast, "Unauthorized Disclosure." He was an editor for OpEdNews.com

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