by Jonas E. Alexis
Top U.N. officials have recently said that “All senior U.S. officials and CIA agents who authorized or carried out torture like waterboarding as part of former President George W. Bush’s national security policy must be prosecuted.”
Wouldn’t it be nice to see people like Dick Cheney, George W. Bush, Condoleezza Rice, Donald Rumsfeld, Colin Powell, among others, in the court room?
Wouldn’t it be entertaining to hear their defense as to why they water-boarded “suspected terrorists”—a practice that was unknown to the American psyche prior to the Neo-Bolsheviks taking over the U.S. foreign policy? Didn’t we execute Japanese war criminals for water-boarding American POWs?
Even John McCain, the “founding father of ISIS,” as Gordon Duff rightly put it last month, declared explicitly,
“The Japanese were tried and convicted and hung for war crimes committed against American POWs. Among those charges for which they were convicted was waterboarding.”
The Zionist puppet moved on to say, “I know from personal experience that torture doesn’t work.”
If we executed the Japanese who water-boarded American POWs, what is the fate of those who practiced the same thing during the Bush administration? And what if those Neo-Bolsheviks—both members of the Dreadful Few and some Goyim—turn out be guilty of committing what Seumas Milne of the Guardian has called “torture orgy”?
That would be really fun to watch because prior to the invasion in Iraq, Bush was postulating that Saddam was torturing his own people. As Andrew Napolitano has pointed out, while Bush was trying to shape public opinion with lies like this, he was setting up his own torture chambers, buying his time to electrify so-called terrorist.
We know that there are some damning things about the recent torture report and the Dreadful Few and their puppets do not want the average American to know. And we know that even prior to the report, the CIA destroyed at least 92 videotapes documenting water-boarding.
If water-boarding was not torture, as Cheney keeps mouthing, why would the CIA go to great length to destroy evidence? And how about torturing people who had absolutely and positively nothing to do with terrorist organizations? You remember Khaled el Marsi?
“The C.I.A. kept him for months after realizing that he was the wrong man, and then dumped him by the side of the road. When he got home, he found that his wife had moved away. Apart from the ethical issues, the incident created diplomatic difficulties with Germany.”
Here are at least sixteen of the terrible things that most Americans do not know about torture:
- Torture did not lead the CIA to the courier who ultimately helped capture Osama bin Laden.
- CIA personnel objected to torture techniques, but were “instructed” by the CIA headquarters to continue.
- Colin Powell was not briefed on CIA interrogation methods because he would “blow his stack”.
- The CIA used rectal feeding on detainees.
- CIA leadership refused to punish an officer who killed a detainee during torture session.
- The CIA tortured innocent people.
- The CIA held an “intellectually challenged man” to use as leverage against his family.
- The CIA intentionally mislead the media to “shape public opinion.”
- CIA officers threatened to kill and rape detainees’ mothers.
- The CIA dismissed information that wasn’t obtained through torture, even though it proved to be true.
- CIA torture techniques included mock burials and use of insects.
- Some interrogators had previously admitted to sexual assault.
- One interrogator played Russian roulette.
- The CIA tortured its own informants by accident.
- The CIA tortured detainees in a dungeon.
- The CIA spent hundreds of millions of [taxpayer] dollars on the torture program.
So, let us ask some basic questions. What did we get from torturing at least 100 people “in U.S. detention?” Nothing. In fact, the Senate Intelligence Committee admitted that the torture program was unnecessary.
Yet even President Obama, despite his Zionist leanings and despite the fact that he is withholdings “hundreds, perhaps even thousands of photographs showing the U.S. government’s brutal treatment of detainees,” admitted that “some of the actions that were taken were contrary to our values.”
And where did the CIA learn their techniques? Well, take it from the Jerusalem Post:
“On November 26, 2001, soon after the September 11 attacks on the US, the CIA general counsel wrote that ‘the Israeli example’ could serve as ‘a possible basis for arguing… regarding terrorist detainees that ‘torture was necessary to prevent imminent, significant, physical harm to persons, where there is no other available means to prevent the harm.’”
If you think that the CIA officials were kidding, keep in mind that this is not new at all. As the noted British journalist Robert Fisk meticulously pointed out a few years ago, “Abu Ghraib torture trail leads to Israel.” Fisk wrote then:
“The actual interrogators accused of encouraging U.S. troops to abuse Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib jail were working for at least one company with extensive military and commercial contacts with Israel.
“The head of an American company whose personnel are implicated in the Iraqi tortures, it now turns out, attended an ‘anti-terror’ training camp in Israel and, earlier this year, was presented with an award by Shaul Mofaz, the right-wing Israeli defense minister.
“According to J.P. London’s company, CACI International, the visit of London — sponsored by an Israeli lobby group and including U.S. congressmen and other defense contractors — was “to promote opportunities for strategic partnerships and joint ventures between U.S. and Israeli defense and homeland security agencies.
“The Pentagon and the occupation powers in Iraq insist that only U.S. citizens have been allowed to question prisoners in Abu Ghraib but this takes no account of Americans who may also hold double citizenship.
“The once secret torture report by U.S. Gen. Antonio Taguba refers to “third country nationals” involved in the mistreatment of prisoners in Iraq.
“Taguba mentions Steven Staphanovic and John Israel as involved in the abuses at Abu Ghraib. Staphanovic, who worked for CACI — known to the U.S. military as ‘Khaki’ — was said by Taguba to have ‘allowed and/or instructed MPs (military police), who were not trained in interrogation techniques, to facilitate interrogations by ‘setting conditions’ … he clearly knew his instructions equated to physical abuse.’
“One of Staphanovic’s co-workers, Joe Ryan — who was not named in the Taguba report — now says he underwent an ‘Israeli interrogation course’ before going to Iraq.
“We know the Pentagon asked Israel for its ‘rules of engagement’ in the occupied West Bank and Gaza. Israeli officers have briefed their U.S. opposite numbers and, according to The Associated Press, ‘in January and February of 2003, Israeli and American troops trained together in southern Israel’s Negev desert …
“Israel has also hosted senior law enforcement officials from the United States for a seminar on counter-terrorism.’”
Fisk concluded the article by saying that
“it is clear the torture trail at Abu Ghraib has to run much further than a group of brutal U.S. military cops, all of whom claim ‘intelligence officers’ told them to ‘soften up’ their prisoners for questioning. Were they Israeli? Or South African? Or British? Are we going to let the story go?”
Now here is the thing—and you may want to hold on to something: the Zionist regime is now telling us that torture never worked, despite the fact that Zionist films such as Zero Dark Thirty literally sanitized torture in 2012.
Think about that for a moment. If torture never worked, why did we spend billions of dollars at Guantanamo, at Abu Ghraib, and other slaughter houses? Why did a U.S. officer end up “fu$king a kid” and committing literal sodomy at Abu Ghraib?
And here is the vital contradiction: you remember how the Zionist empire initiated the NSA and how they wanted to know everything about you and your family—including your grandmother’s underwear? And you remember how the neoconservative Looney Tunes defended the NSA program, despite the fact that it was against the U.S. Constitution?
Now the Zionist kingdom is furious because they do not want the public to know about the torture reports. The report explicitly declared that waterboarding
“was physically harmful, inducing convulsions and vomiting. During one session, Abu Zubaydah—’a Saudi Arabian who is still being held at Guantánamo Bay—”became ‘completely unresponsive with bubbles rising through his open, full mouth.’ Internal CIA records describe the waterboarding of Khalid Shaykh Mohammad as evolving into a ‘series of near drownings.’
“In addition to waterboarding, the report says, the C.I.A. used a variety of aggressive techniques on its prisoners, including isolating them, depriving them of sleep, stripping them of their clothes and keeping them naked, subjecting them to loud music, and pinning their arms above their heads.
“The report also says that the C.I.A. “placed detainees in ice water ‘baths.’ The CIA led several detainees to believe they would never be allowed to leave CIA custody alive, suggesting to one detainee that he would only leave in a coffin-shaped box.
“One interrogator told another detainee that he would never go to court, because, ‘we can never let the world know what I have done to you.’ CIA officers also threatened at least three detainees with harm to their families.
“According to the report, one prisoner, Ridha al-Najjar, identified as a former bodyguard for Osama bin Laden, was ‘left hanging—which involved handcuffing one or both wrists to an overhead bar which would not allow him to lower his arms—for 22 hours each day for two consecutive days, in order to ‘break’ his resistance.’”
Fire-breathing dragon Dick Cheney continues to declare that there was no such thing as torture at all. None whatsoever! In fact, Cheney said, “I’m perfectly comfortable that they [torturers] should be praised, they should be decorated.” The torture report, Cheney continued, is “full of crap.”
According to this Zionist dragon, he “would do it again [torturing people] in a minute”!
In a similar vein, Thomas Sowell continues to insult reason and facts when he keeps using just stupid arguments to marshal the idea that one has to succumb to the Jewish way of torturing people in order to get so-called information. Listen to Sowell here:
“If you knew that there was a hidden nuclear time bomb planted somewhere in New York City — set to go off today — and you had a captured terrorist who knew where and when, would you not do anything whatever to make him tell you where and when?
“Would you pause to look up the definition of ‘torture’? Would you even care what the definition of ‘torture’ was, when the alternative was seeing millions of innocent people murdered?”
Why does Sowell have to stop there? Does he mean to tell us that George Washington did not have enough legitimate reasons to torture his enemies? Didn’t he uphold the moral law on that issue? And if Sowell is implicitly trying to make a case for torture here, why did we have to hang some Japanese after World War II for waterboarding Americans? Can Sowell be serious here?
As we have already seen, the C.I.A. gained no serious information from torturing “terrorists.” Sowell indeed has the intellectual and political sophistication to analyze this, but since he has been bamboozled by the neoconservative agenda for much of his entire academic career, he simply has no other choice but to support his neocon brethren. After all, he writes for “Jewish World Review.”
While Cheney is mouthing nonsense, the man who crafted the legal rational for the torture program, John Yoo, admitted that the C.I.A. went too far. He said,
“If these things happened as they’re described in the report … they were not supposed to be done. And the people who did those are at risk legally because they were acting outside their orders.”
Let it be known that Yoo is moving to this new position because it seems that his own craftiness is getting him into trouble, not because he did not know what he was doing. A man of his statue cannot be that stupid.
The simple fact is that torture, as Sam Husseini rightly says, provided some political leverage and stupid justification for the war in Iraq:
“The truth is that torture did work, but not the way its defenders claim. It worked to produce justifications for policies the establishment wanted, like the Iraq war.”
Paul Craig Roberts declares almost the same thing:
“One purpose of the torture program was to produce self-incriminated ‘terrorists’ to justify and feed the hoax ‘war on terror.’ The ‘war on terror’ was public cover for secret agendas that the American people would have rejected. This is disturbing enough.
“Even more disturbing, the torture program shows that no one in the US and European governments who knew of the program and participated in torture has an ounce of humanity, integrity, compassion, and morality. They are evil people, and the ones who inflicted the torture enjoyed the pain and suffering that they inflicted on others.”
Both Husseini and Roberts are quite right, for we know that the
“The CIA tortured al-Qaeda suspects because it wanted evidence that Saddam Hussein was linked to 9/11 in order to justify the invasion of Iraq in 2003.
“The agency was under intense pressure from the White House and senior figures in the Bush administration to extract confessions confirming co-operation between the Iraqi leader and al-Qaeda, although no significant evidence was ever found.”
Noted journalist Patrick Cockburn points out that torture “probably killed more Americans than 9/11.” How?
“‘The reason why foreign fighters joined al-Qa’ida in Iraq was overwhelmingly because of abuses at Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib and not Islamic ideology,’ says Major Matthew Alexander, who personally conducted 300 interrogations of prisoners in Iraq.
“It was the team led by Major Alexander [a named assumed for security reasons] that obtained the information that led to the US military being able to locate Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the head of al-Qa’ida in Iraq.
“Zarqawi was then killed by bombs dropped by two US aircraft on the farm where he was hiding outside Baghdad on 7 June 2006. Major Alexander said that he learnt where Zarqawi was during a six-hour interrogation of a prisoner with whom he established relations of trust.
“In his compelling book How to Break a Terrorist, Major Alexander explains that prisoners subjected to abuse usually clam up, say nothing, or provide misleading information.
“In an interview he was particularly dismissive of the ‘ticking bomb’ argument often used in the justification of torture. This supposes that there is a bomb timed to explode on a bus or in the street which will kill many civilians.
“The authorities hold a prisoner who knows where the bomb is. Should they not torture him to find out in time where the bomb is before it explodes?
“Major Alexander says he faced the ‘ticking time bomb’ every day in Iraq because ‘we held people who knew about future suicide bombings.’ Leaving aside the moral arguments, he says torture simply does not work. ‘It hardens their resolve. They shut up.’
“He points out that the FBI uses normal methods of interrogation to build up trust even when they are investigating a kidnapping and time is of the essence. He would do the same, he says, ‘even if my mother was on a bus’ with a hypothetical ticking bomb on board. It is quite untrue to imagine that torture is the fastest way of obtaining information, he says.
“A career officer, Major Alexander spent 14 years in the US air force, beginning by flying helicopters for special operations. He saw combat in Bosnia and Kosovo, was an air force counter-intelligence agent and criminal interrogator, and was stationed in Saudi Arabia, with an anti-terrorist role, during the US invasion of Iraq in 2003. Some years later, the US army was short of interrogators. He wanted to help shape developments in Iraq and volunteered.
“Arriving in Iraq in early 2006 he found that the team he was working with were mostly dedicated, but young, men between 18 and 24. ‘Many of them had never been out of the States before,’ he recalls. ‘When they sat down to interrogate somebody it was often the first time they had met a Muslim.’
“In addition to these inexperienced officers, Major Alexander says there was ‘an old guard’ of interrogators using the methods employed at Guantanamo. He could not say exactly what they had been doing for legal reasons, though in the rest of the interview he left little doubt that prisoners were being tortured and abused. The ‘old guard’s’ methods, he says, were based on instilling ‘fear and control’ in a prisoner.
“He refused to take part in torture and abuse, and forbade the team he commanded to use such methods. Instead, he says, he used normal US police interrogation techniques which are ‘based on relationship building and a degree of deception.’ He adds that the deception was often of a simple kind such as saying untruthfully that another prisoner has already told all.
“Before he started interrogating insurgent prisoners in Iraq, he had been told that they were highly ideological and committed to establishing an Islamic caliphate in Iraq, Major Alexander says.
“In the course of the hundreds of interrogations carried out by himself, as well as more than 1,000 that he supervised, he found that the motives of both foreign fighters joining al-Qa’ida in Iraq and Iraqi-born members were very different from the official stereotype.”
I must take my hat off and salute Major Alexander for his decent work. You see, in the American psyche, torture is still a wicked thing. But since the Dreadful Few exert an enormously powerful influence in the media, some Americans, with the help of Goyim such as Cheney, began to believe that torture is the way to go.
What, then, should be done? Simple: prosecute the torturers. Show them we mean business. If Peter Beinart is right, that “torture is who we [Americans] are,” then there is a way we can turn things around: uphold the rule of law by prosecuting the Zionist torturers. Bush should not be going around and doing interviews at this present moment; he should be in the court room with his tailor-made uniform.
We lied about torture, we lied about Iraq, we lied about Guantanamo, we lied about Syria, we lied about Afghanistan, we lied about Libya, we lied virtually about anything serious.
America has progressively become a nation of lies precisely because we have been following the Dreadful Few for quite awhile. Christ had some damning things to say about those liars and the lies they continue to produce:
“Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it” (John 8:44).
 See for example David Hackett Fischer, Washington’s Crossing (New York: Oxford University Press, 2006).
 See for example Jonathan Stein, “Yes, We Did Execute Japanese Soldiers for Waterboarding American POWs,” Mother Jones, April 27, 2009; Nick Turse, “The Hidden History of Waterboarding,” Mother Jones, February 23, 2013; Paul Begala, “Yes, National Review, We Did Execute Japanese for Waterboarding,” Huffington Post, May 25, 2009.
 Quoted in Jonathan Stein, “Yes, We Did Execute Japanese Soldiers for Waterboarding American POWs,” Mother Jones, April 27, 2009.
 Seumas Milne, “Sending troops to protect dictators threatens all of us,” Guardian, December 10, 2014.
 Amy Davidson, “The Torture’s Report: Inhumane Scenes from the C.I.A.’s Prisons,” New Yorker, December 9, 2014.
 Seumas Milne, “Sending Troops to Protect Dictators Threaten All of Us,” Guardian, December 10, 2014.
 Taylor Wofford, “What CIA Torturers Did to Their Captives,” Newsweek, December 9, 2014.
 Noah Schachtman, “The Detainee Abuse Photos Obama Didn’t Want You To See,” Daily Beast, December 14, 2014.
 Quoted in Kathy Gilsinan, “America Trades Torture for Drones,” Atlantic, December 9, 2014.
 Yonah Jeremy Bob, “US Senate Report: CIA Used Israeli Courts as Precedent to Justify Torture,” Jerusalem Post, December 10, 2014.
 Robert Fisk, “Abu Ghraib Torture Trail Leads to Israel,” The Independent, May 26, 2004.
 See Peter Van Buren, “How Zero Dark Thirty Sanitizes Torture,” Mother Jones, January 2, 2013; Kevin Drum, “Lying About Torture, Hollywood Style,” Mother Jones, December 10, 2012.
 John Cassidy, “America’s Shame: What’s in the Senate Torture Report?,” New Yorker, December 9, 2014.
 Thomas Sowell, “Tortured Reasoning,” Jewish World Review, December 16, 2014.
 Patrick Cockburn, “CIA ‘torture report’: Agency conduct was driven by pressure to link Iraq to al-Qaeda following 9/11,” The Independent, December 14, 2014.
 Patrick Cocburn, “Torture? It Probably Killed More Americans Than 9/11,” Counter Punch, April 7, 2009.
 Peter Beinart, “Torture is Who We Are,” Atlantic, December 11, 2014.
 Kevin Drum, “Senate Report: We Tortured Prisoners, It Didn’t Work, and We Lied About It,” Mother Jones, December 9, 2014.
Jonas E. Alexis has degrees in mathematics and philosophy. He studied education at the graduate level. His main interests include U.S. foreign policy, the history of the Israel/Palestine conflict, and the history of ideas. He is the author of the new book Zionism vs. the West: How Talmudic Ideology is Undermining Western Culture. He teaches mathematics in South Korea.