Torture Research and Experimentation: Official Policy under Bush and Obama - by Stephen Lendman
Nazi and imperial Japanese doctors performed horrific human experiments on unwilling subjects. At Auschwitz and other death camps, Josef Mengele, Carl Clauberg, Herta Oberheuser, Karl Brandt, Aribert Heim and others conducted ones involving freezing temperatures, toxic chemicals and gas, sterilizations, high altitudes, radiation, electroshock, starvation, amputations, bone, muscle and nerve transplants, and numerous other atrocities called crimes of war and against humanity at Nuremberg.
At its infamous Unit 731, Japanese doctors and scientists did their own, involving vivisections, germ and other forms of biological warfare, toxic chemicals, and other atrocities causing severe pain, disease and certain death. Yet in 1945, General Douglas MacArthur agreed secretly with Dr. Shiro Ishil to turn over 10,000 pages of human experimentation information in exchange for immunity from prosecution. Justice for their victims was denied.
Today and since the early 1950s, CIA operatives conducted physically harsh and psychologically crippling mind control experiments, turning human beings into mush, a topic this writer addressed earlier, accessed through the following link:
In addition, for decades, CIA and other US agencies experimented illegally with human subjects, including:
-- in 1931, Dr. Cornelius Rhoads conducted radiation and cancer cell injection experiments;
-- in 1932, Tuskegee Syphilis Study doctors infected 200 black men with the disease, followed their progression, and let them die untreated;
-- in 1940, 400 Chicago prisoners were infected with malaria to test experimental drugs;
-- numerous human radiation experiments have been conducted on unwitting subjects;
-- VA hospital patients were used as human guinea pigs;
-- chemical and biological agents were released in US cities, and other similar experiments were conducted;
-- US military personnel have been given experimental vaccines and other drugs, known to be toxic;
-- numerous experiments with human subjects tested mustard and nerve gas, ionizing radiation, psychochemicals, hallucinogens, and other dangerous substances;
-- others injected radiation into newborns, placed mentally ill patients in giant refrigerators, infected children with hepatitis, performed surgeries without anesthesia, subjected prisoners to plague, infected them with cholera, injected soldiers with plutonium (the most toxic known substance) as part of the Manhattan Project, used children, prisoners, and the mentally ill for ghastly experiments; and
-- at US torture prisons, horrific tortures and illegal medical experiments continue being used on unwilling subjects.