With the recent release of a report detailing the USA’s torture programs dating back to 2002 being released, the World is reeling at the ISIS-esque brutality of the extraordinary renditions, it’s becoming clear that this really is a WAR OF TERROR. Some say that America changed on 9/11, but how far back does this go?
“Should any American soldier be so base and infamous as to injure any [prisoner]. . . I do most earnestly enjoin you to bring him to such severe and exemplary punishment as the enormity of the crime may require. Should it extend to death itself, it will not be disproportional to its guilt at such a time and in such a cause… for by such conduct they bring shame, disgrace and ruin to themselves and their country.” – George Washington, charge to the Northern Expeditionary Force, Sept. 14, 1775 (Washington’s letter to Col. Benedict Arnold)
Research indicates that the founding fathers opposed torture during the revolutionary war. After the battle of Trenton, New Jersey on December 26, 1776, General Washington issued an order to his troops regarding prisoners of war:
“‘Treat them with humanity, and let them have no reason to complain of our copying the brutal example of the British Army in their treatment of our unfortunate brethren who have fallen into their hands,’ he wrote. In all respects the prisoners were to be treated no worse than American soldiers; and in some respects, better. Through this approach, Washington sought to shame his British adversaries, and to demonstrate the moral superiority of the American cause.”
Reading that quote you’d think America has changed in the New World Order the CIA/private contractors of the USA are just as likely to use sodomy on prisoners as Islamic State militants are. Has America become its enemy? “One nation under God” with sodomites.
Of course you could just blame the 2 contractors or 7 owners of “Company Y” or Mitchell, Jessen & Associates that made $80 million to design a torture program based on US Air Force Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape (SERE) school, established at the end of the Korean War, but what would George Washington think?
A hint could be in what happened in 1754, when Washington was a twenty-two-year-old militia commander fighting alongside the British in the wilderness of western Pennsylvania. Washington commanding a militia of 40 Virginians and a dozen allied Iroquois warriors lead by Tanaghrisson, known to the English as the ‘Half-King’. They encountered the French forces and after a brief battle Washington’s forces captured around 20 prisoners. As the legend goes the prisoners were killed by the Iroquois starting with a French officer waving papers:
Joseph Coulon de Jumonville, who was murdered instantly via a tomahawk blow to the head. This killing of an unarmed prisoner of war was a war crime—a war crime for which George Washington, as commanding officer, technically bore responsibility.
As Tanaghrisson had hoped, the revelation of Jumonville’s death caused an international scandal, quickly igniting a globe-spanning military conflict known in Europe as the Seven Years’ War and in North America as the French and Indian War.
Washington and the colonial militia fled to “Fort Necessity” a small wooden shed, surrounded by sharpened stakes, in a meadow about 60 miles south of what is now Pittsburgh (smithsonian.com).
On a rainy July 3rd, the French surrounded Fort Necessity and poured gunfire down on Washington’s hapless troops. Their powder wet, their trenches filling with mud and gore, some of the Virginians ransacked the rum stores. By the morning of the 4th, Washington had no choice. Fortunate he wasn’t shot on the spot, he accepted terms. Among them was signing what amounted to a murder confession. His admission sparked the Seven Years’ War, history’s first true “world war.”
July 4th 1754 George Washington was a prisoner of war, apparently the “British turned the Fort Necessity fiasco into a propaganda coup to rally opinion against the enemy.” (smithsonian.com) Washington became a colonial hero over the next few decades became the revolutionary leader and first President. Does this relate in any way to the modern day American-sanctioned torture?
VICE News Exclusive: The Architect of the CIA’s Enhanced Interrogation Program:
Is the land-of-the-free becoming a cage-of-the-enslaved?
In the 21st century portrayal the private contractors hired by America to run the torture are the Half King, the secret torture sites around the globe are the Fort Necessity, and the-powers-that-be want to be the Washington. The-powers-that-be includes government officials, politicians, and CIA, you outsource to private contractors for an $80-million deniability scheme, like George Washington could blame it all on the Half King. Although the descriptions of Fort Necessity seem to be dire even worse reports are the water boarding prison known as the Salt Pit.
One clandestine officer described the prison as a “dungeon,” and another said that some prisoners there “literally looked like a dog that had been kenneled.”
It’s a disgusting unclassified report on the War of Terror by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence: Committee Study of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Detention and Interrogation Program. So much it’s hard to believe that the torture crimes could just be made up, but what if there’s more the story then the unclassified report reveals?
CIA Detention and Interrogation Program report (528 pages)
What if the Half-King was set-up in 1754 to frame the natives for the murder of the prisoners of war?
There is some historical precedence involving the colonial Freemasons the Sons of Liberty framing Mohawk Indians for war crimes (see: Boston Tea Party conspiracy)