Congressman Murtha is to be applauded for his comments and concern about the torture of prisoners at Abu Ghraib by US intelligence officers and military personnel.
Murtha Takes Aim at Abu Ghraib
An examination of the photo included with this essay reveals two torture techniques employed. Both techniques are highly evolved. Places like the CIA have had a hand in developing them and in instructing others in their usage.
The first technique is sensory deprivation. This is seen by the hood over the poor fellow's head.
Sensory deprivation causes disorientation, helplessness, it stops the flow of communication something that we all take for granted and experience continuously.
The second technique is self inflicted pain. This fellow is being made to hold a position where he is standing with arms outstretched.
This position will cause tightness of breathing, unbearable pain in the arms and shoulders, back pain, leg cramping, shakiness. He will be shocked when he fails to hold the position.
He is made to stand balanced on a box. Without position orientation with his eyes, he will easily fall off the box and be shocked and break bones and flesh. Then he is made to repeat the torture.
Contrary to what some in our society call "college pranks", these techniques are very much for real. They did NOT happen randomly or accidentally. These are very very specific techniques, in fact some of the most horrible one's ever devised.
An examination of the photo reveals that some very sophisticated intelligence people instructed or utilized these techniques. They did not happen out of nowhere, they came from very high up in the most sophisticated places where this is developed.