World War III: Renditions and torture

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IX. Coercive Counterintelligence Interrogation of Resistant Sources
CIA Manual, 2000. The purpose of this part of the handbook is to present basic information about coercive techniques available for use in the interrogation situation.
The blood doesn't wash off
By Morton Sklar Toronto Globe and Mail Comment, 10 November 2003. The case of Maher Arar has directed a spotlight on “rendition to torture.” He is the first case where one of the alleged terrorists has been freed, and is in a position to confirm the existence of a practice that so brutally violates basic principles of human rights and the rule of law.
Outsourcing torture
By Jane Mayer, New Yorker, 14 February 2005. The secret history of America's “extraordinary rendition” program. “They are outsourcing torture because they know it's illegal,” he said. “Why, if they have suspicions, don't they question people within the boundary of the law?”
United States: trade in torture
By Stephen Grey, Le Monde diplomatique, May 2005. A story of private jets flying out of Germany, of kidnappings on European streets, and of torture. It has a cast of lawyers, spies, suspected terrorists, innocent bystanders and an ex-CIA boss who believes that ‘human rights is a very flexible concept’.
US May Be Keeping Secret Prisoners on Warships: UN Official
Radio Havana Cuba, 29 June 2005. The United Nations has learned of “very, very serious” allegations that Washington is secretly detaining so-called ‘terror suspects’ aboard prison ships in various locations around the world.
Legal Experts Say US Defense of “Rendition” Makes No Sense
Radio Havana Cuba, 8 December 2005. The strong defense of rendition offered in recent days during a tour of Europe by U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice makes no sense, according to legal experts.
EU concealed deal with US to allow ‘rendition’ flights
By Justin Stares and Philip Sherwell, Sunday Telegraph (London), 11 December 2005. The European Union secretly allowed the United States to use transit facilities on European soil to transport “criminals” in 2003. This contradicts repeated EU denials that it knew of “rendition” flights by the CIA.
Ugly “rendition” phrase conceals an uglier truth
By Salmon Rushdie, Sydney Morning Herald, 10 January 2006. Behind the US Government's corruption of language lies a far greater perversion. “extraordinary rendition” reveals a squeamishness about saying “the export of torture”.
U.S. uses front companies for “rendition”
Reuters, The Guardian, 5 April 2006. Amnesty said it has records of nearly 1,000 flights, mostly using European airspace, which were made by planes that appear to have been permanently operated by the CIA through front companies. The Central Intelligence Agency transports terrorism suspects outside normal legal channels to countries where they could be tortured under interrogation.
Amnesty International: USA, Jordan, Yemen: Secret detention centers
Arabic, 6 August 2006. Two men in a Yemeni prison have told Amnesty International how they were held in US secret detention in solitary confinement for over one and a half years without seeing daylight, mostly shackled and in handcuffs, with no chance of communicating with their families, lawyers or humanitarian organizations.
In the fight against cruelty, barbarism, and extremism, America has embraced the very evils it claims to confront
By George Monbiot, The Guardian (London), Tuesday 12 December 2006. United States interrogators have found a new way of destroying a human being. Jose Padilla, a US citizen detained as an “enemy combatant,” subject to total sensory deprivation and as a result appears to have lost his mind. A social lobotomy.
‘The More Subtle Kind of Torment’
By Joseph Margulies, The Washington Post, 2 October 2006. Congress approved a “compromise” that gives the president authority to determine the meaning of the Geneva Conventions and redefines the War Crimes Act to protect CIA interrogators. Between 1950 and 1962, the CIA tested different interrogation techniques, hoping to learn from and refine the lessons of the Korean War, which resulted in the top-secret KUBARK manual, a 1963 primer on how to conduct coercive counterintelligence interrogations and touchless mental torture.