U.S. Torture Shame; Spain Also Steps Up To The Plate ...
Strictly speaking, the copy on the powerful picture placed above is only half true. Since, as the sane civilised half of the United States well knows -- as well as over half the rest of the world -- it seems the brain dead, belligerent bloodthirsty Bush supporting bunch couldn't care less.
Moreover, there's a considerably sized sub-set and/or sub-species of red necked, extreme right wingers who would welcome even more blood & gore. So long as it's some other poor sod's of course, and not their own.
Shame? Such Neanderthals have yet to hear of such a word.
Carefully crafted yet demonstrably, dubious denials from Donald Rumsfeld et all, cut precisely no ice at all in the real free world outside the United States' very own, albeit candy-coated, Bush era's iron curtain.
Bush's America [often aided & abetted by Blair's Britain] is serially sending out 'subjects' to countries where torture isn't outlawed -- indeed, such appalling mediaeval 'sport' is almost the norm in some of the places some sad souls are still shipped.
But even though the deny, deny, deny crap keeps on coming, the wider and wiser world knows better.
The latest in an increasingly longer line of civilized countries catching on to what's going on, is Spain.
And now even the EU itself, is advising it's member states how best to go about uncovering more evidence of these unforgivable, state sanctioned undercover operations.
Spain probes 'secret CIA flights'
Secrecy surrounds US "war on terror" prisoner transfersSpain is launching an investigation into claims that CIA planes carrying terror suspects made secret stopovers on Spanish soil.
Interior Minister Jose Antonio Alonso made the announcement on Spanish television on Tuesday.
He said that if proven, such activities could damage relations between the Spanish and US governments.
The first flight allegedly landed in Palma, on the island of Majorca, on 22 January 2004. The suspect flights - by two Boeing 747s and two Gulfstream jets - allegedly continued until 17 January 2005. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/4434876.stm
EU urged to probe 'CIA prisons'
Human rights groups have criticized US treatment of prisoners
Members of the European Parliament have urged the EU's executive Commission to investigate allegations that the CIA used secret prisons in eastern Europe.
But EU Justice Commissioner Franco Frattini told the MEPs late on Monday that it was up to individual governments to investigate the claims.
Recent reports in the US press alleged that US secret agents had interrogated terror suspects in eastern Europe.
Poland and Romania - named in the allegations - have denied the reports.
Yeah, sure. So poor innocent little Romania and Poland are just being picked on, eh? Yeah, you better believe they are -- and with very good reason.
So simply stick to the script, eh? Deny, deny, deny.
Well, This Old Brit wants you to know this, you shameless shower of sycophantic, sicko shits; your sold-out souls are already way beyond saving.
And today, courtesy of Common Dreams we can read this -- straight from the horses mouth, as they say. Though the Tony in question still stops short of actually admitting to torture -- erroneously, electing to employ excruciating euphemisms such as 'Harsh Techniques'.
Former U.S. Army Interrogator Describes the Harsh Techniques He Used in Iraq,
Detainee Abuse by Marines and Navy Seals and Why "Torture is the Worst Possible Thing We Could Do"
*With deep remorse, former U.S. Army interrogator Specialist Tony Lagouranis talks about his own involvement with abusing detainees in Iraq and torture carried out by the Navy Seals.
He apologizes to the Iraqi people and urges U.S. soldiers to follow their conscience. Lagouranis returned from Iraq in January and until now had given no live interviews.
But Lagouranis says he now feels it his duty to speak out about what he witnessed in Iraq:- His use of harsh interrogation techniques on prisoners in Iraq including dogs, sleep deprivation, prolonged isolation and dietary manipulation.- How Navy SEALS induced hypothermia by using ice water to lower the body temperature of prisoners. http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=05/11/15/1632233
As always, along with This Old Brit, Richard reports.
But you decide.