As the Gina Haspel Senate Confirmation hearings unfold, it’s important to remember just how horrific the illegal torture program she oversaw truly was (and still is). The U.S. first began these practices under the Bush Administration, including water-boarding (simulated drowning), sexual humiliation, electrocution, rape, sleep deprivation, and more. Those who committed such atrocities were granted immunity by liberal-hero Barack Obama, allowing the torture program to continue still to this day.
What, you thought it ended?
Here is an exhaustive report from reporter Jeff Tietz of Rolling Stone on the shocking experience of just one of the many people tortured, for years, by the United States: Omar Khadr, a Canadian citizen captured at the age of 15.
Yes, the United States tortured a f#cking child.
Let this story serve as a reminder of just how deprived and inhumane the American Empire truly is and why it’s destruction should remain a moral imperative.
The Unending Torture of Omar Khadr (LINK)
Posted Aug 10, 2006 7:49 AM
“He was a child of jihad, a teenage soldier in bin Laden’s army. Captured on the battlefield when he was only fifteen, he has been held at Guantanamo Bay for the past four years, subjected to unspeakable abuse sanctioned by the president himself.”