View Full Version : CIA's Harsh Interrogation Techniques Described

05-01-2009, 06:40 PM

1. The Attention Grab: The interrogator forcefully grabs the shirt front of the prisoner and shakes him.

2. Attention Slap: An open-handed slap aimed at causing pain and triggering fear.

3. The Belly Slap: A hard open-handed slap to the stomach. The aim is to cause pain, but not internal injury. Doctors consulted advised against using a punch, which could cause lasting internal damage.

4. Long Time Standing: This technique is described as among the most effective. Prisoners are forced to stand, handcuffed and with their feet shackled to an eye bolt in the floor for more than 40 hours. Exhaustion and sleep deprivation are effective in yielding confessions.

5. The Cold Cell: The prisoner is left to stand naked in a cell kept near 50 degrees. Throughout the time in the cell the prisoner is doused with cold water.

6. Water Boarding: The prisoner is bound to an inclined board, feet raised and head slightly below the feet. Cellophane is wrapped over the prisoner's face and water is poured over him. Unavoidably, the gag reflex kicks in and a terrifying fear of drowning leads to almost instant pleas to bring the treatment to a halt.

Can you imagine? You have a combatant, captured on the battlefield while trying to kill you and your men, they haven't observed a single recognized convention of war and you have the temerity to grab them by the shirt, slap them, make them stand up for a long time while cold and pour water in their face until they cry like a baby? Why can't we just behave like them and....... cut their heads off?

"They would not let you rest, day or night. Stand up, sit down, stand up, sit down. Don't sleep. Don't lie on the floor," one prisoner said through a translator. The detainees were also forced to listen to rap artist Eminem's "Slim Shady" album. The music was so foreign to them it made them frantic, sources said.
Are they sure they aren't describing what a parent of a teenager goes through daily? :rolleyes:

05-01-2009, 06:50 PM
Sounds like a night at a Frat House. :rolleyes: