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To add to Torture: Human Experimentation.

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To add to the list of deeds that the past (and current administrations) have committed, using 9/11 as a "justification": medical experimentation on prisoners, by agencies of the US Government. The Orwellian euphemism "Enhanced Interrogation" is the phrase that has been used to appeal to peoples' comfort zones and blur/disguise the nature of what's been going down. The report is here, from Physicians for Human Rights. Amazingly, the mainstream print media have not "taboo'ed" this.... (yet). Even the NYT, AP and others have given this some space....

The report, of course, only details what is known and what has been made public to date. The secretive nature of the agencies in question infers that what we do not know is far more horrifying than what we do know. There are people who here who will go to great lengths to defend anything and everything done by whichever administration to which they pay homage, be it BushCorp or Obama Inc., (for reasons that defy logical explanation), but can *anyone* honestly defend such procedures which are not only repugnant to anyone with a sense of human decency, but is also in flagrant breach of both international law and the US Constitution?

Is this kind of activity more befitting of America?... or Iraq under Saddam Hussein?... or even (at risk of invoking Godwin's Law), another group of maniacs who ran amuck in Europe in the previous century? "National Security" is the excuse that usually gets people rallying around the evildoers, but that kind of weaseling doesn't work any longer, and supporters of such atrocities should come up with something a little more credible.

Another link here.
The whole report is available as a PDF on the PHR site, see above.
"We've never made the case, or argued the case that somehow Osama bin Laden was directly involved in 9/11. That evidence has never been forthcoming". VP Cheney, 3/29/2006. Interview by Tony Snow
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"We've never made the case, or argued the case that somehow Osama bin Laden was directly involved in 9/11. That evidence has never been forthcoming". VP Cheney, 3/29/2006. Interview by Tony Snow
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The group of maniacs who ran amok last century produced much data obtained by human experimentation that was later used by US pharmaceutical companies as well as military research on hypothermia and gunshot wounds..the latter contributing a lot to forensic science I believe.

And of course many Nazis such as Werner von Braun ended up working for the US on various projects. It seems that much data obtained by human experimentation was obtained from the Japanese also.

Having said all that though, undistinguished and hypocritical though this track-record is, actually CONDUCTING the human experiments seems a new step down into the depths though.

Maybe they are doing it on Muslims though... dehumanization is the first pre-requisite for such experimentation. The Nazis would never have done their experiments on 'humans' - they had to dehumanize the Jews first.

In a way it is a twisted moral position as they accepted that one should not experiment on other humans - their arguments where that Jews were sub-human. I suppose a similar argument would need to be in place for the 'terrorists' or whoever is the victim this time.

In a way it's already happened - no shortage of people on here to argue they do not have human rights....so is a short step to downgrade them from human status.
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