October 14th, 2015
(Era of Wisdom) The World — Survivors of CIA torture are filing a federal lawsuit against psychologists James Mitchell and Bruce Jessen and their consulting firm for forming the downright evil ideas for how they would be tortured, and for giving these ideas to the CIA for use on innocent people.
Mitchell and Jessen developed “one of the most infamous programs of the post-9/11 era”; they are contractor psychologists who developed torture techniques for the US war machine.
With a title as innocuous and “Corporate-America-anonymous” as Mitchell Jessen & Associates, it’s not surprising that these people would go undetected on the radar of alternative media. That is, until this torture report was released in late 2014.
These psychologists who founded Mitchell Jessen & Associates advised the CIA on torture techniques used to give men seemingly irreversible, constantly consuming post-traumatic stress.
This calls attention to the still-functioning Guantanamo Bay, and the entire enterprise profiting off of torture.
According to the Guardian–
“On behalf of torture survivors Suleiman Abdullah Salim and Mohamed Ahmed Ben Soud, as well as a representative of the estate of Gul Rahman – who froze to death in a CIA black site in Afghanistan – the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed the suit against Mitchell and Jessen on Tuesday in a federal court in Washington state, where the two currently reside. They seek compensatory damages of at least $75,000.
The suit calls the torture program a ‘joint criminal enterprise’ and a ‘war crime’ in which the CIA, Mitchell and Jessen colluded and from which Mitchell and Jessen financially profited.”
A joint criminal enterprise. That’s quite the right term for this military industrial complex affiliated conglomerate of people profiting off of war, death, and torture. Mitchell Jessen & Associates is just one group for activists to keep on their radar, in understanding the names and corporations affiliated with these war crimes.
According to the Guardian report, the torture consisted of “disappearances, mock executions, anal penetration performed under cover of ‘rehydration’.”
This torture operation included “at least one man who froze to death, according to a landmark Senate report last year. Versions of the techniques migrated from the CIA’s undocumented prisons, known as black sites, to US military usage at Guantánamo Bay, Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan and Abu Ghraib in Iraq,“ the Guardian continued.
“This case is about ensuring that the people behind the torture program are held accountable so history doesn’t repeat itself,” one of the ACLU attorneys, Steven Watt, told the Guardian.
“Impunity for torture sends the dangerous message to US and foreign officials that there will be no consequences for future abuses.
This lawsuit is different from past ones because public government documents now provide exhaustive details on the CIA torture program, and they identify the people who were tortured and how it happened. The government has long abused the ‘state secrets’ privilege to prevent accountability for torture but at this stage, any claim that the torture of our clients is a state secret would be absurd,” Watt continued.
This is an insightful interview with an innocent victim of CIA torture, recently released by The Guardian. I have to give Spencer Ackerman props here.
How much do you know about the world of the corporate American military industrial complex?
What about military industrial complex-affiliated consulting firms and corporations? I know that might sound complex, but it doesn’t have to be.
I ask to help inspire you to research these corporate structures that work in conjunction with the US government; to research what the US government is even composed of in the first place. I challenge you to understand and decipher the military actions taken in the recent past by the US government, and to understand their agenda in Syria and elsewhere.
It pays to know about this world of power; it paints a much clearer picture of how the world works and puts puzzle pieces together in your perception of the world. Learn about this world of power. Find a place to start – read news articles on a regular basis, research ‘corporation’, research ‘military industrial complex’, research ‘MK Ultra‘. Find a place to start and dig into the world of information. Get creative; research everything and use discernment, and your perception of the world will sharpen.
I respectfully challenge you to delve into the world of analyzing the deep state and military industrial complex. Learn about corporations such as P-Tech or Blackwater, and understand the significance.
You want to know who the “NWO” is? These are the real structures of hegemony, hidden in plain sight. A name as non-descriptive as “Mitchell Jessen & Associates” should immediately raise alarm bells.
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