Let's call it more of the same. Mkultra never went away. It just got a fancy new name, some nice clothes, an air of dignity, whatever, but underneath it is still the same ugly 'game'
Medical 'professionals' (debatable) involved in CIA interrogations of terrorism SUSPECTS engaged in forms of human research and experimentation in violation of medical ethics and domestic and international law, according to a new report from a human rights organization.
Doctors, psychologists and other professionals gathered and collected data on the impact of the interrogations on the detainees in order to refine those techniques and ensure that they stayed within the limits (this is such nonsense, what limits could be set around torture when people have died) established by the Bush administration’s lawyers, the report found.
But, by doing so, the medical professionals turned the detainees into research subjects. (Which surely was the intention)
The data collected by medical professionals from the interrogations of detainees allowed the C.I.A. to judge the emotional and physical impact of the techniques, helping the agency to “calibrate the level of pain experienced by detainees during interrogation"
Calibrating the level of pain. On suspects, not guilty persons, suspects.
Or how about this?
The so called 'professional' health care persons....
Recomending the use of saline solution for waterboarding vs water?
Their findings led to several changes, including a switch to saline solution as the near-drowning agent instead of water, ostensibly to protect the health of detainees who ingest large volumes of liquid but also, the group says, to allow repeated use of waterboarding on the same subject.
You see, since the saline solution was more sterile, the suspects could be waterboarded longer and more often. Nice right?
Or how about these medical observations?
From medical observations on 25 detainees that combining several techniques — say a face slap with water dousing or a stress kneeling position — caused no more pain than when the techniques were used individually. That was used to justify the application of multiple techniques at the same time.
What the hell? Based on medical observations, you can use multiple techniques instead of just one and it isn't causing more pain? How did these idiots gauge this?
Do no harm?