Saturday, July 24, 2010

"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

“Targets of Opportunity”: Corruption, Contractors, and the Origins of the SERE Torture Program-by: Jeff Kaye, June 14, 2009

The CIA's torture teachers - by Mark Benjamin- June 21, 2007

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 "