August 17, 2007--
Video leaked to PoliSat.Com exposing "Wretch-Boarding" as new "harsh interrogation" technique at Gitmo eclipsing water-boarding in effectiveness.·
Al Jazeera has leaked a top-secret video exposing a new, harsher interrogation technique being employed at Gitmo called "Wretch-Boarding," which has proven to be far more effective than water-boarding in eliciting confessions and cooperative attitudes from detainees at Gitmo. Although most of the video focuses on suicide-bomber recruiting techniques by al Qaeda in Iraq, the stunning revelation about "wretch-boarding" is revealed near the end of the video. (The version for highest-speed connections is here, and the version for high-speed/medium-speed connections is here; however, the best-quality versions are archived here.)
Anonymous, but highly reliable sources, have told PoliSat.Com's Washington Bureau Chief, that exposing Gitmo detainees to "wretch-boarding" causes such severe trauma that they almost immediately agree to do anything to end their exposure to it. A human-rights advocate intimately familiar with the process describes it as "one of the most cruel and inhumane things that can be done to any man." He said, "I've been exposed to it-- true, I survived without any physical injury whatsoever, but just one exposure has psychologically scarred me for life."
Paradoxically, the original inspiration for "wretch-boarding" came from interrogation experts viewing news reports on July 24, 2007 (here and here), in the Google News database from July 24, 2007 through August 24, 2007, but when that link decays 30 days after July 24, 2007, one can find the same news report by searching the Google News Archives for July, 2007. (In case Google News and/or those two news sources were to exclude those reports and accompanying images -- here and here -- from their sites, PoliSat.Com has preserved archived versions of them all, but PoliSat.Com need not post such versions unless such exclusions were to occur.)
Meanwhile, the Pentagon and CIA denied persistent rumors that former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is running a top-secret program including many new, controversial techniques, one of which is an electronic-warfare program seeking to have internet hackers post those images on Al Jazeera in a way in which they appear in a 24/7 loop in place of regular programming. Human rights advocates claim that if they were to succeed in doing so, it might result in massive suicides throughout the middle east.
--Jim Wrenn, Washington Bureau Drawer Chief at PoliSat.Com.