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Holding the Line on Torture

Holding the Line on Torture

Rebecca Gordon

Sometimes the good guys do win. That’s what happened on August 8th in San Francisco when the Council of Representatives of the American Psychological Association (APA) decided to extend a policy keeping its members out of the U.S. detention center at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.


A debt of gratitude goes to this author for reminding us of the inhumanity of America’s military policy of dehumanizing its enemies; especially in the CIA (JFK said that agency should be “smashed into a thousand pieces and scattered to the winds”), how prophetic.
But missing was an important source revealing how ubiquitous torture is for American client states, especially Central American dictatorships (“bastards but our bastards”); and that is The Blindfold’s Eyes: My Journey from Torture to Truth, by Sister Dianna Ortiz, 2002.
What American CIA agents in Guatemala (1989) did to this Catholic nun, with continued impunity is another prophetic judgment.


The famous quote from Obama should also be scrutinized. “nothing would be gained by spending our time and energy laying blame for the past”.
This was the dog whistle to the CIA, Military, Wall Street, and everyone on the right, don’t worry-be happy.
This was also the point I realized, we were screwed under Obama, and he was a fraud.


Dog whistle a thought provoking metaphor Recon and if only more people had your awakening

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Jeeze–they sure are going to a lot of trouble to torture these guys, when all they would really need to do is run MSM channels on a TV 24/7 with non-stop coverage of Hair Fuhrer.

Under George Bush and APA members, the US demonstrated to the world that its “exceptionalism” includes military aggression and crimes against humanity. We are exceptional in those endeavors.