…torture r us, and more – with a little help from our friends…

… ‘…now let it work. mischief, thou art afoot. take thou what course thou wilt’…

As the fallout continues on a few official revelations of US odious and murderous practices, character profiles do arise from the various ‘categories’ of such malevolence. Over at firedoglake, Former CIA Director’s Barbaric Defense of Using ‘Rectal Rehydration’ Against Detainees. Snippets of this chilling report on evil incarnate,

… The detainees had feeding or intravenous tubes forced into their rectums in order to help interrogators gain control of them. And, horrifically, former CIA director Michael Hayden has appeared on television to defend how interrogators used this medical procedure to sexually assault and dominate detainees.

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…from torturer’s apprentice to grand wizard?…

…or grand master of some 11-dimensional chess, as invented and promoted by corporate US MSM?…

And in real life such media fabrication, hologram, is now seen as, well, an exuberant tyro here, manoeuvring himself brilliantly into an exceptional zugzwang. Where to start?

On 1 August the US President would declare with pensive flippancy, ‘We Tortured Some Folks’. And having admitted to criminal wrongdoing goes on to state regarding his mentor, as tpm would report,

The President said he had “full confidence in John Brennan” and acknowledged that CIA personnel “did not properly handle an investigation.”

So it all amounted to negligible torture – aside wanton slaughter and destruction – and some sloppy investigation? Now that is truly exceptional. As rt would show, the Apprentice would state, Read the rest of this entry »


…a sparkling week for us democracy – the charade of the ‘light’ brigade… 

…as the past meets the present to remind the region (and the world)…

The President of Brazil whose country was spied on by the United States would on Wednesday, 10 December, release the findings of the country’s Truth Commission. To The Guardian we go for, Brazil president weeps as she unveils report on military dictatorship’s abuses. A few excerpts,

The Brazilian president, Dilma Rousseff, wept on Wednesday as she unveiled the findings of a Truth Commission investigation into the systematic murder, torture and other abuses carried out during the country’s military dictatorship.

After a nearly three-year study, the commission confirmed that 191 people were killed and 243 “disappeared” under military rule, which lasted from 1964 to 1985. More than 200 have never been found.

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