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Academy of Torture

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Dinosaur Barney unleashes tongues

The bullying of Iraqi prisoners in the notorious Abu Ghraib prison was inspired by experts in the field of psychological operations (PSE), so that, according to BBC, they sow fear and demoralize prisoners before the interrogations. As is known, several American military personnel recognized as outdated were even convicted. But the true masters in knocking out testimony are the British.

The brigadier general of the US Armed Forces Janice Karpinski, the head of the Abu Ghraib prison, acknowledged the indirect reasons for the sophisticated humiliations of the wardens of Iraqi prisoners. According to her, the decision on the attitude towards the defendants as dogs was taken at a high level after the transfer of part of the prison under the control of military intelligence officers who conducted interrogations there. The Americans did not hide the fact that during the war in Iraq they were the pioneers of applying psychological methods to intractable and non-contact prisoners, including the prolonged use of loud music from the rock band Metallica or children's television programs.

Popular Welsh journalist and documentary filmmaker John Ronson, who investigated the psychological methods of conducting interrogations in the war against terrorists, gives an example of using a melody from a children's TV show against Iraqi prisoners of war. “It sounds silly,” writes Ronson, “but someone in PSO determined that Barney’s dinosaur was an effective tool for torture.”

Impossible to resist

An avalanche of inquiries received by the British Ministry of Defense from journalists, deputies and simply curious subjects of Her Royal Majesty about the activities of the PSN 15 group (for more information, “The Grip Group of Brains”), runs into a blank wall of silence. The ability of MO officials to evade the questions raised is amazing. At the same time, all official answers begin with the on-call mention of the statutory rights of residents of the country to freely receive information. Then follows a verbose explanation of the reasons for not allowing the author of the inquiry to be answered on the merits.

Academy of TortureOn the pages of electronic and print media, social networks still penetrated information shocking the man in the street with terrible details of the everyday life of the elite units of the British army. At first, the Guardian published an article by David Leigh with the chilling head of the philistine heading "The UK armed forces are studying methods of torture." Information about the development of interrogation technologies by methods prohibited by international law and the Geneva Convention by the 15 group of the British Social Intelligence Agency at the Chicksands Center for Security and Military Intelligence was no longer concealed. The reaction of the military authorities followed immediately: the training of British and American special forces soldiers at Chicksands is being conducted with the aim of developing their skills in coping with the psychological onslaught of the enemy, seeking to break the morale. Listeners learn to resist interrogation techniques such as humiliation and torture. The lesson lasts strictly 48 hours. A set of methods to resist interrogation, called R2i (Resistance to interrogation), includes depriving a person of not only dignity, but also the basic needs for food, water, sleep, warmth, and clothing. Classes are held in the presence of the commander and psychologist. The British officer involved in the classes admitted that two of his colleagues could not cope with the training. One of them left classes with the words: "I've had enough!". Without special maintenance, he added, subjects could plunge into deep psychosis.

The UK MoD, 14-02-2011-101446-002, stores an unanswered Amy Carson request for interns trained in the R2i Interrogation Resistance Program. Among other things, information was requested on the availability of an exhaustive list of each type or method of exposure to which the trainee may be exposed during the R2i training. The use of special methods of influence was confirmed by the State Secretary of the Armed Forces of Great Britain Marc Gino Francois in response to a written request from the deputy Jimma Shannon.

Major General Jeffrey Miller, in charge of the military prisons in Iraq, made an invaluable statement, the essence of which is that it is difficult for soldiers who have received similar psychological training to refrain from using special coercive methods against detained enemies. The general was right. The skills of "prolonging the seizure shock" were used by British and American soldiers not only in Iraq. The Emily Buchanan report, shot for the BBC Newsnight program, provides evidence that the UK has actively cooperated with the Brazilian dictatorial regime in teaching complex interrogation techniques. Alvaro Caldas, who was subjected to torture in the barracks of the military police of Rio de Janeiro, said that the new type of interrogation was called the English system. Professor Glausio Soares interviewed more than a dozen Brazilian generals who sent officers to study in England and praised Britain as having the best interrogation method. In a recent interview, the former minister of the national information service, General Ivan de Souza Mendez, called the English masters of education, who hold the key to confessions under pressure through torture. Colonel Paulo Malkhanes, who passed the appropriate school in the UK, called England the best place to study the rich experience of extracting information from individuals without using brute force.

The roots of the English system


However, many officials in the Buchanan report expressed their conviction that such flattering assessments of the dubious primacy in the development of interrogation technologies were acquired by the UK solely through the systematic use of torture in Northern Ireland. Even the South American press drew attention to the use of the UK Supreme psychological methods of interrogation against its own population. According to Cory Doctorow of the Montevideo News Agency (Merco Press South Atlantic News Agency), technologies that leave no trace of torture, which became known as the English method, were improved on North Irish Republicans. The British press has repeatedly called the exact address and the name of the military structure that systematically prepared the shoulder masters. The Biggleswade Today newspaper (Biggleswade Chronicle) repeatedly drew the attention of its readers to the fact that military personnel were trained in prohibited torture methods applied to Iraqi prisoners of war at the Chicksands Security and Military Intelligence Center.

Even methodological recommendations on the psychological treatment of a prisoner before interrogation have become public knowledge. At the disposal of the Guardian newspaper were textbooks of the British Armed Forces, published in PowerPoint format. The authors of the secret methodics advise future interrogators to make the prisoner feel insecure, anxious, and fearful. A team of human rights lawyers led by the notorious solicitor from Birmingham, Phil Shiner, collected documents indicating the ill-treatment of British soldiers with the detained Iraqis. The data presented includes a list of specific incidents when the arrested were put bags on their heads, made it impossible to hear by using headphones, to see - with the help of dark glasses, forcibly stripped naked, they were not allowed to fall asleep. The sexual humiliation of Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison was not the invention of her guards. According to British military sources, methods of ill-treatment of prisoners are rapidly spreading today among ordinary military units of the armed forces of the United Kingdom.
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  1. Kent0001
    Kent0001 April 20 2016 16: 00
    +11
    Gestapo - continued.
    1. Error
      Error April 20 2016 16: 05
      +14
      Anglo-Saxons legalized Nazis
      1. cniza
        cniza April 20 2016 16: 14
        +8
        But they have a democratic approach - choose which torture to apply to you. In general, they are very good students of fascists and medieval methods, so to speak, honor traditions.
      2. Mavrikiy
        Mavrikiy April 20 2016 17: 02
        +2
        Quote: Error
        Anglo-Saxons legalized Nazis

        We want to restore justice and punish the executioners? Then you need to defeat them and say that everyone will answer for everything. Then maybe someone will refuse to participate in the execution of the order.
        1. Hellraiser
          Hellraiser April 20 2016 17: 16
          +1
          The roots of the Inquisitors.
          1. Nyrobsky
            Nyrobsky April 20 2016 19: 57
            +10
            Quote: Hellraiser
            The roots of the Inquisitors.

            Well, yes - to burn at bonfires, hang them by the ribs in squares and chop off heads on a guillotine, it was in the traditions of enlightened Europe, at a time when Catherine forbade executions and sent stages to Siberia for eternal exile to a settlement, because she believed that the Russian state, with its vastness, is an impermissible luxury "...
            And they call us barbarians!
    2. 79807420129
      79807420129 April 20 2016 16: 19
      +10
      Quote: Kent0001
      Gestapo - continued.

      Worthy pupils and successors of the Gestapo, and before them they improved their shoulder skills on the peoples of the colonies, in India, in Australia, etc.
      1. alstr
        alstr April 20 2016 16: 52
        +5
        No. They are the ancestors. It all really started with the Boer War and India (the Sepoy Uprising). The first contraceon camps appeared there, torture and humiliation began there (Recall "Tear the Head", which described the hunt for a person).
        The Germans just erected it in industrial mastaba.
        The Saxon Angles are now beginning to learn something new again.
        Apparently, they are preparing someone who will erect everything new on an industrial basis.
    3. grandson of the hero
      grandson of the hero April 20 2016 16: 36
      +4
      If they had used "house 2", they would have been kicked out of the Gestapo for atrocity.
  2. Teberii
    Teberii April 20 2016 16: 00
    +8
    That's what the Hague court is crying for.
  3. avvg
    avvg April 20 2016 16: 03
    +5
    "Enlightened Europe" is capable of anything.
  4. Arkan
    Arkan April 20 2016 16: 09
    +1
    Special methods are always in use, only the Anglo-Saxons lit up on unacceptable dirt in the work. Actually, the successors of the case of Mueller and Himler, have gone far ahead, preserving the ideological filling of their deeds.
  5. demiurg
    demiurg April 20 2016 16: 10
    +2
    Do not bay, torture is tolerant in Europe. They can. They try to comply with all liberal values.
  6. Same lech
    Same lech April 20 2016 16: 12
    +2
    Evidence of British soldiers mistreating detained Iraqis


    I saw pictures of this obscenity created by the Anglo-Saxons ...

    one word is disgusting ... the Anglo-Saxons do not pull on a higher and exclusive nation.

    You cannot bring good to the souls of people by torture.
  7. V.ic
    V.ic April 20 2016 16: 21
    +1
    Anecdote of the construction of the Aswan Dam. They dug up the burial chamber of some pharaoh, an unidentified mummy. Egyptologists of all involved countries could not establish the name of the deceased: either Amenhotep III, or Nomenhotep IV. They called specialists from the USSR. Three guys in sunglasses arrived and immediately proceeded to the tomb. They went out h / z half an hour, wiped off the sweat without taking off their glasses and delivered the verdict: "Amenhotep III"! To the question of foreign journalists about the reliability of the information, a specific answer was given: "he confessed himself!"
    1. Sorokin
      Sorokin April 20 2016 18: 53
      0
      Not funny of course. But answer the question? What would you do when the DRG was captured specifically for its part and you need to establish where and where, why. What? Mine would have been clearly regulated by the instruction of 1969. on the midrange of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the USSR.
  8. Oleg Lavrov
    Oleg Lavrov April 20 2016 16: 29
    +2
    Mockery of prisoners is the same as mockery of the weak! The cowardice of fiends, who are not able to repulse an equal enemy, has always shown cowardice and are already being emptied at a hint of force !! This is the scum that creates lawlessness in the dangers!
  9. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh April 20 2016 16: 32
    -8
    You know, everything is relative. Compared to what they did completely
    every day for decades (and in dozens of prisons) of Iraq's executioners
    Saddam Hussein, Abu Ghraib Americans - Artek pioneer camp.
    All torture consisted in the humiliation of prisoners.
    Drills, as is customary among the Arabs, did not drill people and do not saw limbs with electric saws.
    Therefore, in Iraq itself, the revelations made no impression.
    Only Iraqis did not like the participation of women in the humiliation of male prisoners.
    This is "not Islamic".
    1. grandson of the hero
      grandson of the hero April 20 2016 16: 41
      +4
      Did you see it yourself? Or did Moysha say from the words of Chaim whom Whore had whispered to Slum?
    2. Sorokin
      Sorokin April 20 2016 19: 17
      +1
      I did not understand about Artek. Who tortured whom? Uryuk Jews or Uryuk Jews?
  10. Alexander 3
    Alexander 3 April 20 2016 16: 45
    +2
    This may not be a specialty. This is a vocation, that is, non-humans.
    1. Rosty
      Rosty April 20 2016 17: 23
      +3
      There is such a thing as special training. Interrogation of a prisoner in battle, for example. Ours are taught the same, learn the truth effectively and quickly. The article dealt, as I understand it, about two different things - training the military for the battlefield, and training "jailers". Different things.

      Best regards
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  11. cedar
    cedar April 20 2016 17: 17
    +4
    Quote: voyaka uh
    You know, everything is relative. Compared to what they did completely
    every day for decades (and in dozens of prisons) of Iraq's executioners
    Saddam Hussein, Abu Ghraib Americans - Artek pioneer camp.
    All torture consisted in the humiliation of prisoners.
    Drills, as is customary among the Arabs, did not drill people and do not saw limbs with electric saws.
    Therefore, in Iraq itself, the revelations made no impression.
    Only Iraqis did not like the participation of women in the humiliation of male prisoners.
    This is "not Islamic".


    Oh, these ruthless Arabs ... The executioners of Saddam Hussein showed his execution to the whole world, they did the same with Gaddafi! They intimidated the taciturns ...
    Of course, they are fooled by the British, they are not Arabs, they are good-natured ... As soon as the British Empire became the Commonwealth of "independent" states, their colonial practice of suppressing riots and torture in the colonies was thrown into the dustbin of history. Secret prisons around the world are the CIA, this is the United States. And England is golf clubs, on the fields of which prisoners are tortured, forced to play from morning till night. Oh, this good ... old bitch. England.
  12. Aleksandr1959
    Aleksandr1959 April 20 2016 17: 18
    +1
    During one of the programs, the former head of the Nativ agency, Yakov Kedmi (Yakov Iosifovich Kazakov), told in what cases forced interrogation methods are used in Israel. It turns out that with the approval of the court, they can be used in special cases.
    The rulings of the Israeli Supreme Court, which prohibit the intelligence services from torturing individuals suspected of terrorist activities, but allow "moderate physical pressure" in cases where the testimony of the arrested person can prevent an impending terrorist attack (such cases are called "time bomb"

    Those. in case of obtaining important information capable of preventing a terrorist act, the judge has the right to authorize the use of such methods.
    I do not comment on anything, I only state a fact. Perhaps users of this site from Israel will more fully talk about these features of Israeli law?
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh April 20 2016 17: 46
      -3
      In any case, they are not beaten or crippled.
      I think they are injecting special "relaxing" drugs that
      they take control of the prisoner over their thoughts, and he blurts out what he knows.
      When the action of the drug passes, awareness returns to the original
      condition
      1. Aleksandr1959
        Aleksandr1959 April 20 2016 18: 28
        +1
        Yakov Kedmi in this program said that the methods of forced influence can be used to obtain information about a possible terrorist act, in the conditions of a tight time limit. But, only by decision of the judge. And the judge may or may not. Those. it is a legislatively fixed application of such methods.
      2. popandopulo
        popandopulo April 20 2016 22: 04
        +5
        Quote: voyaka uh
        In any case, they are not beaten or crippled.
        I think they are injecting special "relaxing" drugs that
        they take control of the prisoner over their thoughts, and he blurts out what he knows.
        When the action of the drug passes, awareness returns to the original
        condition

        great! The former warrior never listened to Caruso, but he knows very well that this Caruso is burr, nasal, and completely hearingless. and Rabinovich sang to him.
  13. goblin xnumx
    goblin xnumx April 20 2016 17: 26
    +1
    for someone and a slaughterer on sausage-non-people-
    1. Throw
      Throw April 20 2016 17: 43
      0
      Sausages from animal meat have not been made for a long time laughing
  14. demiurg
    demiurg April 20 2016 17: 55
    +1
    Quote: voyaka uh
    You know, everything is relative. Compared to what they did completely
    every day for decades (and in dozens of prisons) of Iraq's executioners
    Saddam Hussein, Abu Ghraib Americans - Artek pioneer camp.
    All torture consisted in the humiliation of prisoners.
    Drills, as is customary among the Arabs, did not drill people and do not saw limbs with electric saws.
    Therefore, in Iraq itself, the revelations made no impression.
    Only Iraqis did not like the participation of women in the humiliation of male prisoners.
    This is "not Islamic".

    It may be pleasant, it may not be pleasant, but the satrapy on the territory of Iraq reconciled everyone with a little blood. I don’t climb into someone else’s monastery with my charter. Torture from my point of view is not ice. But!!! They demolished the "bloody dictator". A democratic government was imprisoned, torture disappeared in prisons. But on the streets people are being cut into pieces, and on an industrial scale. Lawlessness is too mildly said. Well?
    You Jews are peculiarly lucky. You squeezed out the promised land, and rallied in front of an external threat to protect the squeezed. But as soon as the threat disappears, everything will become like its neighbors, only more civilized and tolerant. You will not try to solder with a zugunder, of course. But even without this there are many ways to suffer a person. Relatives for example.
  15. guzik007
    guzik007 April 20 2016 19: 50
    0
    Yapaztalom !!! cartoon torture! About nerds. Our Kazan cops from the "Dalny" department could easily work for them as professors at the academy: =)
  16. sharp-lad
    sharp-lad April 20 2016 20: 50
    +2
    In war, as in war! If hundreds of lives of their fighters or civilians depend on obtaining information, then all methods are justified. At least until the advent of memory reading equipment. And psychological pressure is not the worst of the arsenal of forced denunciation.
  17. Wolka
    Wolka April 21 2016 05: 52
    -1
    everything according to Freud, the weak always wants to seem strong, sophisticated sadism is nothing more than the sublimation of the inferiority complex of his own cowardice ...