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the office of naval intelligence, it was a pretty consistent cut out front for cia. they funded much of this research. and i don't know if there was a yield that they, they produce a yield for this cruel science. i don't, i that's, it's maybe more. i just don't think they do it might play out spectacularly in the military. so the connections would be much further down the road. it would be particularly on in the iraq war and in the setting up of get mo and all of that. and by the time you get to 2001, it's already this cultural artifact. and so it is going to be picked up by by anyone for any purpose. newtown,
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or a people held before tunnel are not there because they stole the car. they're not common criminals in their enemy combatants and terrorists who were b did chained for acts of war against our country. and that is why different rules have to apply to the continuity is extraordinary. if you look at a sketch of the cubicle and of the student volunteer and mcgill university, and then if you look far for 2002, when the 1st al qaeda suspects are being confined at camp x, right? at montana mowbray there and goggles gloves in here most that look by god. just like that. $957.00
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sketson's with after $911.00. all of us working at p h r. i realized that there would very likely be a huge problem of interrogation gone wild, meaning torture, cruel. in human integrating teet treatment, the use of extreme isolation was one of a range of techniques that were employed by officials interrogators and so forth. literally starting all the way back in 2002 for many, many days. and that is just unbelievably destructive. i was the 1st to really learn to go down there in the commission process in a 4 to 6 months period. you see
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a market deterioration in many respects with if you're a year or 2 solitary confinement, you're going to ask the defendant for the 1st time in 2 years to, to, to interact with other humid beaks. beyond his lawyer and his jailers. it's going to be the jury that's going to decide his life. he's going to be put on the stand. and that's where he's going to speak for the 1st time to the world for 2 years. if to be shut off from the world, it's impossible. mm.
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it's been 9 years and active duty and then i'm still in the reserves in 2011. the department of defense assigned me to assist on the team representing acknowledging mohammad, the, the lead defendant and the 911 case. what i can say is that the u. s. government has acknowledged that for the periods between 20032006, mister mohammed was held at, has certain undisclosed foreign locations, black site, otherwise known as license. it was what a boarded over $183.00 times. that's correct. i can say that there is a memos between the department of justice. i various organs of the us government to include the department of defense, the central intelligence agency, as to what types of enhanced interrogation techniques would be authorized for certain types of detainees. with
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when they began confining pantano, they moved it. having psychologists do interviews with patients, discover individual flaws, individual sources of trauma and security. and then they, they also discovered because they were germany with arabs and muslims. a muslim males are uniquely upset by nudity and also by female fiscal contact and fear of don't race has always played a role in american tortures. the american torture techniques are part of old military punishments, punishments that were used on slaves and, and, and you might find that strange, but there was one area where slaves were never whipped, but you use clean techniques on them. so they didn't leave marks. and that was,
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if you're going to sell a slave, because a slave that had wit marks, means that they were not going to obey. and so a clean slave was so got a higher price. a cotton industry in the southern delta states of the united states depended completely on torture. over the course of, for decades human beings by using their bodies as a technological form, as a technological machine were able to multiply by 8 times the amount of cotton, an individual person could pick in a single day. so the use of torture is absolutely tied at the very beginning ah,
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in these kinds of cases many people in the system and the people who are imposing these conditions believe that ordinary punishment is too good for these people. and a lot of it is about the other dis of them religiously, ethnically, nationally, culturally, it's easier than it would be to someone from your own community to do that. so in guantanamo being. secretary defense rumsfeld appointed a commander jeffrey miller, whose job was to extract information. and jeffrey miller made up
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a cd or staff did. and i include a rack and are under the oh, with the permission of the commander their general sanchez event can rent training sessions for the interrogators and the staff and upgrade person. or he transmitted the guantanamo techniques to the abu ghraib star. basically, the restraints were removed and they were told to get results. the thing that became so clear is that what united states was doing was not a secret. it was hidden in plain sight. it wasn't really until the photographs from abu ghraib were released, which were just, you know, the tip of the iceberg of what was actually happening. that people in this country began actually talking about it
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what we did, you know, was exactly the way to do. and if i had to recommend all over, yeah, i would recommend exactly the right. same course of actions that we did exactly right. for seen them all. not all of them i can differently whether one does 1600 of them . we've only seen up in about 20 maybe 30 is 1600 and they are the worst ones are. are the ones we haven't
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seen on who so yes they were violating was no, it's our regulations and what they were doing, but they were operating within a system in which they were condition. they were structured in order to violate those laws. when you arrived at the wave where you aware of what had happened there. oh, almost immediately after we arrived i will drive we were briefed that there was
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misconduct, but we weren't given details. and the interrogators that i knew who had been there during that time didn't they didn't talk about it. so we, we didn't know i learned everything through the news. we understood the geneva conventions to mean that absolutely. you know, you, you, you couldn't. you couldn't harm anybody in your care that your primary responsibility was their well being rather than putting them in distress. but then we were confused, and then of course we got these memos from the justice department and from the pentagon, authorizing the use of much more harsh techniques. we started adopting those techniques when i was station in mosul. among them were stress, possession, sleep, deprivation of inducing hypothermia just
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a any, any way we can put them in distress using dogs. this is this look so called slippery slope so that they take the gloves off policy allowed american interrogators from going from a certain list of techniques that were let's say aloud and even those were already torture to doing extreme things, rape and sodomy. and, you know, the most extreme forms of physical and psychological mortality on. mm ah, ah, is a matter of fact those in the south,
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they don't buy strictly geopolitical narrative. they're more you do, let's say, making sure the surprise, they're pragmatically, and in this, i think, clear to you to see this interesting enough irrespective of being more to the right or more to what they are not totally clear about. did you politically, ah ah, since the break away of the donates people's republic was been ranging and don't boss ukrainian artillery it's been shelling civilian, townsend, mining village. is that your more? very lovely deal with what i grew up with
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a deal about one of the company a little above the whole of the city of global us will give us volunteer for them. you can just torture somebody on a whim without knowing how to do it. and the reality of course, is that torture like any physical skill right, requires training, requires practice. it requires an institutional setting, a built environment really, you need to have this institutionalized bass, physical space in which you can perform torture. we want, you know, we, we want to be successful. i was against the war. i'm a liberal, i didn't vote for george bush, but i wanted to do my job. well, you know, i felt like, you know, if i can be successful and get intelligence from these people,
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then we could and or quickly that would be better for, for iraq, better for, for us my, the people who are in recent days there's been a focus, a few who have betrayed our values and so with the reputation of our country and with 6 or 7 investigations underway and a military justice system that has values. we know that those in law, whoever they are, will be brought to justice in . i was angry at our leadership because i knew that they were prosecuting interrogators and guards, and leadership wasn't being held accountable. i i, i was disappointed myself and our behavior were there was terrible.
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so i was, i was, i was very angry when they have a great trial happened. i, i, i got a call from the lawyer for chip frederick, and he asked me to act as part of the defense team. i said, well, the person that you should really talk to is embargo. he ran this, experimenting the 19 seventies and the situations of abu ghraib as far as i can tell, are those conditions that are also reproduced in the embargo experiments. chip, frederick, he's the man here. he was the one who had the idea of putting electrodes on the hood. his lawyer said, the problem now is the military want to use him in a shell trial in baghdad. in abu ghraib, not only not a single senior office that went to trial, not a single senior office, they got
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a recall letter of reprimand. in fact, in some cases, they even got promoted to the offices. so it's, it's the people at the top always take care of the people at the top. mm. for those individuals who were directed by the us government to, to engage in any technique that i believe would price level torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment. i think they lose a little bit of themselves every time they have to come in and human act. and am i . parker is out to them as well, frankly in i don't think i noticed that until i got back. and then, you know, i tremendous guilt and i think a lot of us develop signs that were later diagnosed as p p. s. d,
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but i don't know. i think that they have another name for now, and i think it was, it's called like moral moral failure. so to assistance is feeling that people come back with after being in war if they feel like they think they've done things better outside of their moral compass. ah, we're still evaluating how we're gonna approach the whole issue of interrogations, detentions, and so forth. and i don't believe that anybody has above belong. on the other hand, i also have a belief that we need to look forward as lowe's, as possible looking backwards, ah,
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will look forward backward. well, forward is going to be like backward. if you don't do something about what happened in the past, nobody has been held accountable for the torture that happened in the past. and for this, among other people, i fault. president obama, essentially he gave everybody, dick cheney donald rumsfeld. he gave them all a free pass george w bush. they're all going to be rehabilitated. they're all going to be treated as great statesman. one day. i mean, they gave president obama a nobel prize for not being george w bush. the question, of course, the world tap, dancing around or avoiding as does it work as torture work doesn't work. people that have information that are part of an underground apparatus, a terrorist organization at revolution or organization accomplished organization. whatever organized form of collective alan chip i b,
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they won't break now and the people that you pick up that are innocence. yes. you tell them to pieces, you'll destroy them, you will ruin them. i think that a few of the people that passed passed through my hands as an interrogator did have intelligence. but most the vast majority of the people that i dealt with work just being picked up because they were males of military age and they were just get swept up and he's raves. i don't think torture is always being used as a method to gain information or, or confessions. it's often just been used are out of it out of anger and fear ah
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right after september 11th attacks, september 11th, 2001. a very well known hover law professor islander schwartz came up with the chicken bond theory and he said, so what happens for example, if a terrorist as a ticking time bomb a small nuclear bomb in time square and the bombs ticking. and we only have so much time, we must torture. and then you know, the show $24.00 of course started every segment. well, that giant clock ticking away. and it kind of gave visual reality visual imprint that resonated with this discussion of ticking time bomb. in addition to the way that it framed our reception of torture on a popular level,
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just among the civilians in guantanamo itself, they were getting pressure from the department of defense and they have these meetings. and in the meetings they screened the 2nd season of $24.00 and use that as a jumping off place to decide what tortures what methods they were going to propose to donald rumsfeld that they would use against the people they were holding in. guantanamo, i think, was very influential on the people that i worked with. i i know that some of the techniques that people wanted to use they had, should they had seen on television programs. for instance, i mentioned to you our leaders wanted us to mock and mock executions and also using electricity. and these were things that they had seen on television. it's, i mean, no, no one trained us on that. that wasn't, that was simply from colored here in the united states. we have this picture of
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torture as something that is done by the lonely person, the lonely sarah, the man who does it more in sorrow than in anger because he is absolutely forced to because so many lives depend on it, is willing to take the moral stain and the moral pain on him. and in order to save all these people, there was always this anxiety in american politics. which is that democracy kind of makes, makes us weaker and less capable of taking the real things that real men should be able to do. there's a very gendered, masculine s sort of notion behind this real men, torture and and, and democracy makes us sissies too. in the middle east, we have people shopping, the heads of christians. we have things that we have never seen before. i would bring back water boarding and i'd bring back a hell of
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a lot worse than water boarding. we're, hey, if you're in your terrorism, people can be a free trial detention fcc 2 sounds for 2 years. they're dirty. where would you say that the manhattan m c. c? is while he done in plain sight, a black sight, an american song? yes, i would say it's a black side that the sense of the black sites that people are being taken out and tortured, but they're being tortured in the way that their daily lives are being managed or not managed. they're not living in a day or a life. they are a, a neglected product in a warehouse where there's no maintenance, you know, i mean, even as like the most,
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the most sol, negating place i've ever bid. one of the things that we need to consider now and has become a quite an issue, is how many of these soldiers who use to participate in these kinds of american techniques are now policeman and immigration officers who managed mexicans and hispanics and other sorts of things in integrations, today, there's already beginning to be evidence that these old techniques, including freezing rooms, sleep deprivation, all these things are now being used on, on, on immigrants and children. so this is one of the terrible things about techniques is that they circulate between war and home and whatever you do in war comes home ah, ah. ready different
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cheap torture, clean. ready then we can feel that the thing that's being done to protect us isn't really so bad. we have become used to the idea that it is a legitimate moral stance that we do anything we need to in order to feel safe to feel secure. i mean a bizarre way, it's as if the government is trying to make a deal with us. you let us do whatever we want over here on the dark side. and in return i promise you will never die. it's like this fake promise of immortality. but of course, what can i die on the history of the american empire a certain 50 years from now? historians might have to say, as french historians have set about french algeria, that something was lost in the russian brace of torture, of moral authority that made america world leader sacrificed for this the shamira of effective interrogation. and
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ah, [000:00:00;00] ah, with 30 eyes holbrook. i leave it with her of what are your thousands of people still live in small towns and villages that have become the new frontline towards that brick. why that they call this area the gray zone? ah yeah. i don't like
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the really only focus putting you with that was only mother you had to come with for starting this village. olivia, they'll go all the way. it was funny that similarly was him dumb or was it a show berella? well no, i threw in with his daughter lennox on roku or blue shield that tell us that she made a feel of it. was that what does that double hit? thumbs again. what buddy, luckily was before he boy cool here. scott: your quality grow your favorite them with because they didn't think of a way to finish it. a gym and like other than you to be had
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with ah, in less than 3 months, the west you pre narrative has been turned on its head. ukraine is not waiting, it's steadily losing. the west is not unified in back divisions or wide me. the russian economy is weathering, massive sanctions. western economies are in trouble. who will blame 1st? who is the aggressor today? i'm authorizing additional strong sanctions. today, russia is the country with the most sanctions imposed against it. a number that's constantly growing. i think you chose literally the list of course renewed as you speak on your senior, mostly mine, or wish you were banding all in ports of russian oil and gas. new g, i g
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with info, let me know where. where did you have regarding joe, by imposing these sanctions on russia. jo has destroyed the american economy, so there's your boomerang with me. hello, welcome towards the party. the tragedy of the war in your brain is still visceral, and so dramatic does it make easily conceal other persons and other victims of the russian. western class has already adversely affected many countries,


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