WHORES ON TERROR - Never mind the waterboarding, here's the sodomy

(What's this got to do with 9/11? These are the fruits of the "War on Terror", now fully owned by the Obama administration. Seymour Hersh has mentioned the existence of photographs of "Detainees" being sodomized, but there is also other physical evidence that Allan Uthman explores at The Beast, where this article originates. -rep.)

Never mind the waterboarding, here's the sodomy

by Allan Uthman

"Yasser tearfully described that when he reached the top of the steps 'the party began…They started to put the [muzzle] of the rifle [and] the wood from the broom into [my anus]. They entered my privates from behind.' ...Yasser estimated that he was penetrated five or six times during this initial sodomy incident and saw blood 'all over my feet' through a small hole in the hood covering his eyes."

– Physicians for Human Rights, Broken Laws, Broken Lives: Medical Evidence of Torture by US Personnel and Its Impact

Waterboarding. It’s all we seem to discuss when comes to American torture. Whenever you see people discussing “enhanced interrogation” on your TV, chances are they’ll be throwing around the same tired arguments, all revoling around waterboarding. Why, of all the things we’ve done to our suspected (and not-so-suspected) terrorist detainees, is waterboarding the issue? Why confine the rapidly dwindling debate to that single technique? We’ve engaged in a lot of other practices that qualify universally as torture. Are sleep deprivation or “Palestinian hanging” not controversial enough? Is solitary confinement too mundane?

How about sodomy? Is that something we consider unremarkable?

"This is highly consistent with the events Amir described, including a traumatic injury and subsequent scarring process. Examination of the peri-anal area showed signs of rectal tearing that are highly consistent with his report of having been sodomized with a broomstick."

– Physicians for Human Rights

That’s right; sodomy. Forcible anal penetration. The documentation of this and other forms of sexual humiliation is too extensive to be denied or pawned off on a couple of redneck privates. And we know now that sexual humiliation techniques were among those discussed and approved by the National Security Principals Committee, a White House group including Dick Cheney, Condoleezza Rice, Donald Rumsfeld, Colin Powell, George Tenet, and John “History will not judge this kindly” Ashcroft.

I don’t want to come off as minimizing the horror of controlled drowning. It’s just that there’s something about forcible anal rape that brings the torture issue into sharp focus. Just once, I’d like to hear one of these American Enterprise Institute psychos, the ones that always trot out to defend the Neocons’ freakish obsessions, have to defend shoving a flashlight up a guy’s ass. I want to hear Frank Gaffney or Jonah Goldberg tell me why I shouldn’t be fucking mortified that raping prisoners was considered within tolerable interrogation practices by my country. I want Glenn Beck to justify butt-raping a suspect.

The next time I hear some idiot refer to Jack Bauer in defense of torture, I want to ask him what he thinks of Jack Bauer rogering terrorists with a broomstick. You’ve never seen that in the hours of not-so-subtle pro-torture TV drama we’ve seen since 2001, have you? Never saw Andy Sipowicz cornhole a skell on NYPD blue? Or Michael Chiklis on The Shield making a suspect drink his pee? Me neither. Something tells me that might have hurt their ratings.

"He also recalled having been forced to wear soiled underwear, often for weeks or months at a time. 'I had diarrhea and I was in handcuffs. I was making my toilet in my underwear and I was very dirty. That was very painful.' ...When he asked to see the doctor he was told that 'we brought a medicine to you.' Laith explains that, in fact, 'They brought to me bottles [of] urine and [they] told me if you do not drink these now we will bring your mother and sisters. Because I was hearing the voices of women and children, I [believed him and] drank it. I was in handcuffs and they poured the urine [into my mouth] and sometimes I vomited from that but when I vomited they kept on pouring [the urine] on my head … I died at that time.' He said that he was forced to drink urine from the soldiers on eleven different occasions."

– Physicians for Human Rights

The key to winning the debate on torture is to eradicate any illusions about just what this was, which is sick, twisted, and freakish beyond any usefulness in gathering information. And it becomes very clear in the light of a rectally inserted lightstick. Raise the specter of White House-authorized sexual abuse, and anyone who doesn’t shrink away from defending it will be doomed to be remembered as the guy who defended ass-rape and forced urine-drinking, which is the very least an American should suffer for trying to justify brutally raping prisoners.

But no one will pull the trigger. Even as more proof is revealed, nobody seems to mention the sodomy. The torture debate is limited to waterboarding alone. Why? Forget the 48 photos Obama has flipped on releasing (like the putz he’s turned out to be). There are known photos—you can see them at Salon.com—of a female prisoner being raped, and a male. Not to mention the kinky naked slave-stacking and forced masturbation--and the prisoner with a banana up his ass.

We blared Metallica at them 24 hours a day while they shat themselves, chained to the floor. We kept them in coffin-sized boxes for hours on end. We hung them from the ceiling. We made them jack each other off. We beat some of them to death. Many have lost their minds. Some these people were guilty of nothing but being in Afghanistan or Iraq and being swept up as part of an intelligence “mosaic.”

"Perhaps most important are the anal scars that were observed. Not only are these scars highly consistent with anal trauma (i.e., as would result from forced sodomy or penetration with an object), these scars are in a location where accidental injuries would not occur."

– Physicians for Human Rights

The inevitable dunderhead response, “they beheaded our people,” is a sickness unto itself. From Abu Ghraib to Gitmo, we’ve suffered countless such humiliating comparisons, judging ourselves by the lowest standards current events can offer. Sorry, but it is not enough to say we aren’t as bad as Saddam Hussein or the scumbags that killed Daniel Pearl. The very idea that we should measure our own conduct by theirs is a total failure of self-respect. Only the worst kind of scumbag can excuse himself by saying, “I’m incrementally better than the Taliban.”

"These brainstorming meetings at Guantanamo produced animated discussion. 'Who has the glassy eyes?' [Guantanamo Judge Advocate Diane] Beaver asked herself as she surveyed the men around the room, thirty or more of them. She was invariably the only woman in the room, keeping control of the boys. The younger men would get excited, agitated, even: 'You could almost see their dicks getting hard as they got new ideas.' "

– Phillipe Sands, Torture Team: Rumsfeld’s Memo and the Betrayal of American Values

What’s so sick about it is that the sexual nature of the torture seems so unnecessary. I mean, even if we were going to torture them, we could have stuck to waterboarding, pulling some fingernails or just beating the shit out of them. But menstrual blood smeared on their faces? Ass rape? What kind of people do that? What possible purpose does that serve that outweighs becoming known as the country that ass-rapes people? We couldn’t get enough answers, or false confessions, or whatever we were looking for, from regular brutality? We had to go all BDSM on these people?

The upshot is this: America is the country that rapes its prisoners. We’re sex criminals. That’s our thing now. And Obama’s refusal to “look back,” i.e. prosecute these incredibly serious crimes, ensures that it’s our permanent legacy. No national reputation can survive this simply by shrugging it off. We used to be seen as a bastion of freedom and decency around the world. That shit is over, folks. We’re like the Soviet Union with better movies now. When we talk about human rights, we are an international joke.

And when we talk about torture, we stick to waterboarding, because nobody, not even the “liberals,” are willing to face what we’ve done.

These words impact more than any photo... ...I am sick.


Do not engage

The threat of torture is a major weapon against the 9/11 Truth Movement. The mainstream media aggressively plants tortue narratives into public discourse. Their goal is to stir up emotion -- anxiety, anger, and fear. Which of these emotions helps us succeed in our goal of spreading 9/11 truth around the world? Answer: none.

Do not be fooled into sowing fear.

Stay focused on 9/11 Thuth.

Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

If one wanted to make the case that these practices

continue today, with the approval of Obama and his Administration, what unimpeachable source or sources, would one cite?

truth not fear

such articles as this expose what has happened.. and when people discover what they never believed that the US would do.. a crack in some brainwashing begins.. and realizations of government involvement in the basis of this war for terror.. brings it back home to 9/11..

this is not fear.. but courage..

to connect the dots and demand accountability.

Thanks to The New York City Coalition for Accountability Now this has a great chance to happen.


"Courage is not the absence of fear;
it is the making of action in spite of fear;
the moving out against the resistance
engendered by fear into the unknown
and into the future."

-- M. Scott Peck
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I love your quote

Thanks jonathan, that is one I will remember. The whole issue of torture makes me sick. This isn't the country I grew up in. I blame the American people for letting it happen. What ever happened to the true patriot? What ever happened to our Constitution and Bill of Rights? Our founders must be turning in their graves.

Founding Fathers

Actually, the "founders" supported extensive torture of Native Americans and slaves. I recommend Peter Linebaugh's work on the subject, notably the "Many headed hydra".

It's also worth pointing out that this IS the country you grew up in. Torture has been a mainstay of American policy since its inception, but was adopted with particular ferocity during the cold war. During that time period such "work" was usually contracted out to other parties, though American advisers frequently participated in the torture for kicks. See for example Dan Mitrione.

" [U.S. aid] has tended to flow disproportionately to Latin American governments which torture their citizens..."

-- Lars Schoultz, leading academic specialist on human rights in Latin America

Thanks Danse

for the history lesson. After being brainwashes all my life by the MSM I am just beginning to wake-up to what this country is really all about. Every bit of info. is appreciated. I still have much to learn. It sure isn't a pretty picture.

Unfortunate headline

Wouldn't "rapists" be better?

The functionality of torture

A MUST READ article on the subject of torture by historian Peter Linebaugh.


Article is based on Sylvia Federici's masterpiece "Caliban and the Witch".


Now that is journalism.

The guy who wrote this article

talks and writes like a real man. No pussy beat-around-the-bush bullshit. And I totally agree. Tell it like it is, and expose the utter perverse absurdity of the Orwellian 'democracies' we live in.