Sunday, July 25, 2010

"The Direction is clearly there" ..."It is not just republican or democratic"...

Jules Lobel discusses Less Safe, Less Free: The Failure of Preemption in the War on Terror.

He discusses the context of the American government use of torture, extraordinary rendition and other abuses and in 2008 points out to the fact that whoever would come to win the 2008 elections in USA, no change should be expected.

Watch full video at:
http://fora.tv/2007/08/11/Why_America_Is_Losing_the_War_on_Terror


Saturday, July 24, 2010

Forever

Collateral consequences of exposing CIA's Secret torture prisons

April 29, 2010
Washington Post journalist Dana Priest describes death threats and backlash she received after reporting on the CIA's use of secret prisons to detain terrorism suspects.

Priest has received numerous awards, including the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for "The Other Walter Reed" and the 2006 Pulitzer for Beat Reporting for her work on CIA secret prisons and counterterrorism operations overseas.


Complete video at of the Logan Symposium Consequences of Investigative Reporting at:
http://fora.tv/2010/04/17/Logan_Symposium_Consequences_of_Investigative_Reporting


Bad guy learns to love Bush at naval brig in South Carolina

Worthy revisiting (August 2007)

Civil Proceedings"unfair to the commander-in-chief" quote/unquote

Forensic psychiatrist Dr. Angela Hegarty speaks about her experience interviewing Jose Padilla for 22 hours to determine the state of his mental health. (at 9 min 50 sec) or download video at:
http://www.democracynow.org/2007/8/16/exclusive_an_inside_look_at_how


An Inside Look at How U.S. Interrogators Destroyed the Mind of Jose Padilla

"If I want you to love me "- Experiments on "reverse engineering" and Stockholm Syndrome

One of the specialties of Bruce Jessen, a known CIA torture psychologist, was "coping with isolation in a hostage environment". He was also one of the psychologists who "reverse-engineered" techniques originally designed to train U.S. soldiers to resist torture if captured and created some of the so called "enhanced interrogation techniques". "Stockholm Syndrome" is also an important "feature" in his "portfolio. The following are some of the articles with detailed information of his role in the Torture Program, torture experiments, "creating" Stockholm Syndrome", destroying minds etc. . . :

Torture Architects James Mitchell and Bruce Jessen "In Road to Maui"- by Jeff Kaye, Jun 18, 2009
http://firedoglake.com/2009/06/18/torture-architects-mitchell-jessen-in-road-to-maui/


“Targets of Opportunity”: Corruption, Contractors, and the Origins of the SERE Torture Program-by: Jeff Kaye, June 14, 2009
http://firedoglake.com/2009/06/14/targets-of-opportunity-corruption-contractors-and-the-origins-of-the-sere-torture-program/


The CIA's torture teachers - by Mark Benjamin- June 21, 2007
http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2007/06/21/cia_sere/print.html


About the term:
The origin of the term Stockholm Syndrome is related to a crime (a bank robbery and hostage crisis) in Stockholm, Sweden in 1973. A falsehood created about the violent criminal act was that one or two of of the criminals became engaged to their captives. This myth may stem from poor translation of the phrase "engagera sig med någon" that in Swedish does not mean "to become engaged to someone" as it was translated. Joe Meno, author of "Demons in Spring", wrote a short fictionalized story entitled "Stockholm 1973" based on the events in Stockholm.

"Stockholm Syndrome "

BY "YOU LA TENGO"



BY "MUSE"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXN9acC9edU


Thursday, July 22, 2010

Dana Priest, author of "TOP SECRET AMERICA", talks about extraordinary rendition, torture, blogs etc. - November 2007

"Top Secret America"

Is the Washington Post's two-year, three-part "investigation" into U.S. classified activities by investigative reporters Dana Priest and William M. Arkin. The first article was published on Monday, July 19, 2010.

The link at:

http://projects.washingtonpost.com/top-secret-america/


The Project includes a searchable database , videos, photos and detailed information on the hidden activities of the CIA, spread all over the world.

In 2007, Dana Priest uncovered most of the facts about the secret prisons, torture by-proxy and more:

Monday, July 19, 2010

"The Reader" - Movie

The movie tells the story of Michael Berg (Ralph Fiennes), a German lawyer who as a mid-teenager in 1958 had an affair with an older woman, Hanna Schmitz (Kate Winslet), who then disappeared only to resurface years later as one of the defendants in a war crimes trial, stemming from her actions at a Nazi concentration camp after she takes a job at Siemens.

Preceding WW II, Siemens was involved in funding the rise of the Nazi Party. World War II, Siemens supported the Hitler regime and contributed to the war effort. Siemens had many factories in and around notorious concentration camps to build electric switches for military uses. Almost 100,000 men and women from Auschwitz worked in a Siemens factory inside the camp.
At the trial, Hanna explains how it was "just a job"...

Beyond control and "above the Law" - Dangerous neighbours

Top Secret America

A Washington Post Investigation - July 19, 2010

http://projects.washingtonpost.com/top-secret-america/articles/


The Washington Post also has a searchable database cataloging the Companies participating in America's hidden intelligence services - from Adecco Group to Qualcomm Incorporated , one can check who one is really working for:

Search the database at:
http://projects.washingtonpost.com/top-secret-america/companies/1/





Read more at:

Wired Magazine: "Search Through This Database of Top Secret America"

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2010/07/search-through-top-secret-americas-network-of-private-spooks/#ixzz0u8TDR4C9

Thursday, July 15, 2010

"I will delete your memory", "Wouldn't it be good if we only had good memories?", "I will change your brain" etc...

How far would they (torturers, rapists, criminals, including war criminals etc...) go with "memory tampering"?

An article:

Slate Magazine - - "The Memory Doctor"
http://www.slate.com/id/2256089/pagenum/all/?obref=obinsite


"Part I: The Ministry of Truth

In 1984, George Orwell told the story of Winston Smith, an employee in the propaganda office of a totalitarian regime. Smith's job at the fictional Ministry of Truth was to destroy photographs and alter documents, remaking the past to fit the needs of the present. But 1984 came and went, along with Soviet communism. In the age of the Internet, nobody could tamper with the past that way. Could they?"

Full Article at:
http://www.slate.com/id/2256089/pagenum/all/?obref=obinsite



More :

You Can't Handle the TruthPsy-ops propaganda goes mainstream.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

TORTURE : UK Announces Inquiry - July 6 , 2010

But USA doesn't want it..

David Cameron: "The allegations have brought a stain on Britain's reputation."
Watch at BBC:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/politics/10521326.stm


Thursday, July 1, 2010

Navy's New Weapon Aims to Fry People, Gadgets - Wired Magazine - Danger Room -June 30, 2010

Navy’s New Solution to Bombs: Cook Them With Microwaves - June 30, 2010

Read More http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2010/06/navys-new-solution-to-bombs-cook-them-with-microwaves/#ixzz0sREXoHaw