THE CIA AIN’T THE YMCA – TORTURE, DRUGS – LONG HISTORY – SINCE 1949

This is “extracted” from http://www.bradblog.com [Brad Friedman – Election Integrity blog site] – his May 21, 2009 weblog item —–

History of CIA Torture: Unraveling the Web of Deceit, Part III

For the direct link:
http://www.bradblog.com/?p=7118#more-7118

Component of Empire, Distance through Surrogates & Reagan’s Duplicity…
Guest Blogged by Ernest A. Canning

– Part III of a Four-Part Special Series (Part I is here. Part II is here.)

“The widespread abuse of prisoners is a virtually foolproof indication that politicians are trying to impose a system — whether political, religious or economic — that is rejected by large numbers of people they are ruling. Just as ecologists define ecosystems by the presence of certain ‘indicator species’…, torture is an indicator species of a regime that is engaged in a deeply anti-democratic project, even if that regime happens to have come to power through elections.” – Naomi Klein, The Shock Doctrine (2007)

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