Tuesday, December 25, 2007

KUBARK: The CIA Torture Manual online!

from the website: http://www.kimsoft.com/2000/kubark.htm

I. Introduction
II. Definitions
III. Legal And Policy Considerations
IV. The Interrogator
V. The Interrogatee
VI. Screening And Other Preliminaries
VII. Planning The Counterintelligence Interrogation
VIII. The Non-Coercive Counterintelligence Interrogation
IX. The Coercive Counterintelligence Interrogation Of Resistant Sources
X. Interrogator's Check List
Descriptive Biliography

Thanks to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) that made it possible to the Baltimore Sun newspaper to obtain this document that was classified SECRET for a long time since it was produced in 1963.
However, it took the Sun almost 10 years to get this copy, and expose the dirty world of government-sponsored torture in the US.

Although many paragraphs were deleted (Calssified) from this copy but still gives you a good picture on the similarities between all torture methods in the US or Khartoum.
Chapter IX in particular reviews part of the torture methods that interrogators can use on their 'interrogatees'.
Here are the main sub-titles of this cahpter:

The Theory of Coercion
Detention 86-87
Deprivation of Sensory Stimuli 87-90
Threats and Fear 90-92
Debility 92-93
Pain 93-95
Heightened Suggestibility and Hypnosis 95-98
Narcosis 98-100
The Detection of Malingering 101-102
Conclusion 103-104

For those of us Sudanese torture survivors we immediately saw similarities of many methods in this manual with those been used in the Ghost Houses torture centers run by the government of Sudan. No wonder, many of the Sudan's security officers were trained in the US during Nixon and Reagan adminstrations.