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Report: US Soldiers Did "Dirty Work" For Chinese Interrogators

Report: US Soldiers Did "Dirty Work" For Chinese Interrogators

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Report: US Soldiers Did "Dirty Work" For Chinese Interrogators US military personnel at Guantanamo Bay allegedly softened up detainees at the request of Chinese intelligence officials who had come to the island facility to interrogate the men — or they allowed the Chinese to dole out the treatment themselves, according to claims in a new government report.

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jennifer76 jennifer76 9 years
Or, if you actually read what I wrote, you might notice I said I didn't consider any of the allegations to be in the same realm even as torture. Who cares if we did nothing wrong for the Chinese, the Ethiopians or the ladybugs? And, if you actually read the linked, linked article, you might notice that the allegations are that either we may have used classic, mild interrogation techniques OR we may have allowed the Chinese access to their own citizens and they may have used classic, mild interrogation techniques. Are you seriously claiming that no country should be allowed access to their own citizens while under US detention?
raciccarone raciccarone 9 years
Yeah, Jennifer, that's the issue here. How badly we torture illegally detained prisoners for the Chinese. Talk about rationalizing.
jennifer76 jennifer76 9 years
I was raised in a military family, too, Stephley and continue to be in one. I just don't see anything dishonorable about using extremely mild interrogation tactics on suspected murderers and their accomplices. And, we won't crank it up if the "Russians have someone they'd like to visit" because we have a pretty limited playbook as far as what we do and don't do in interrogations. Of course, I'm sure you didn't mean to imply military personnel are inherently dishonorable and would gladly torture and maim given the right visitors.
stephley stephley 9 years
Sorry it wasn't bamboo under the fingernails Jennifer. Maybe if the Russians have someone they'd like to visit we'll crank it up a little. I don't think this is proper use of American military personnel - but I was raised in a military family that had signs that said "Duty, HONOR, Country' all over the house.
jennifer76 jennifer76 9 years
Quite a headline. When you actually read the linked, linked story the "dirty work" in question was this: "awakened at 15-minute intervals the entire night and into the next day." The detainee also allegedly said he was "exposed to low room temperatures for long periods of time and was deprived of at least one meal." Wow. Woken up every 15 minutes for 24 hours(Both of my children did this to me. The torturers!). Exposed to low room temperatures. (Keep in mind this is CUBA, and the coldest they can achieve is what an A/C can do and that is cold but not anything approaching freezing or dangerous.) And, deprived of one meal. Seriously!? We're getting up in arms about this!?
raciccarone raciccarone 9 years
It's nice to know the US is finally as crappy as China.
stephley stephley 9 years
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