Sunday, 2 May 2010

A Tradition of Dehumanizing: The CIA's Psycho-War and Torture Schemes in The Philippines

Extrajudicial killings, beatings, mental torture, abductions

The United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) occupies center-stage again in the Philippines, the laboratory in 1950-1960s for the Phoenix assassination program in Vietnam inspired by CIA agent Edward Lansdale who is credited for defeating the communist-led Huk uprising. Attention is being given to the CIA systematization of coercive techniques in handling prisoners, including diverse forms of torture, zealously implemented by the police/military officials of the corrupt, unpopular Gloria Arroyo regime. more...


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