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We Import Chinese Torture Techniques at Guantanamo

Original post made by a, Adobe-Meadows, on Jul 1, 2008

It appears America doesn't even lead in torture. We import everything from China, including torture techniques! What hypocrites Americans are. We protest against China on the outside, but we love all their goods.

China Inspired Interrogations at Guantánamo

By SCOTT SHANE
Published: July 2, 2008
WASHINGTON — The military trainers who came to Guantánamo Bay in December 2002 based an entire interrogation class on a chart showing the effects of "coercive management techniques" for possible use on prisoners, including "sleep deprivation," "prolonged constraint," and "exposure."

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(pdf) What the trainers did not say, and may not have known, was that their chart had been copied verbatim from a 1957 Air Force study of Chinese Communist techniques used during the Korean War to obtain confessions, many of them false, from American prisoners.

The recycled chart is the latest and most vivid evidence of the way Communist interrogation methods that the United States long described as torture became the basis for interrogations both by the military at the base atGuantánamo Bay, Cuba, and by the Central Intelligence Agency.
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Posted by Walter E. Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Jul 2, 2008 at 7:37 am

Gee, China invented the 3rd degree? Who'da thunk it.
I guess copying machines back then were incapable of copying the beating, starvation and refusal to treat illness and injury that were also a component of Chinese interrogation. Missing also at Gitmo is the Chinese motive, to compel false public testimony for propaganda purposes.


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Posted by Rudy
a resident of Barron Park
on Jul 2, 2008 at 11:51 am

Barack is against torture. Barack is in favor of habeus corpus. Barack wants to close Guantanamo. The world will respect us when Barack is president.

End Torture. Elect Obama!


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Posted by Walter E. Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Jul 2, 2008 at 3:19 pm

Barack would make us the world's lollypop.


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Posted by Paul
a resident of Downtown North
on Jul 2, 2008 at 3:55 pm

Under Bush we already are.


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