The CIA and Torture

by William Blum


The CIA may not have pushed the button or turned the switch, but ...


1. The Agency has encouraged its clients in the Third World to use torture.

2. It has provided the host country the names of the people who wound up as torture victims.

3. It has supplied torture equipment.

4. It has conducted classes in torture.

5. It has written torture manuals -- how-to books.

6. It has been present when torture has taken place, to observe and evaluate how well its students were doing.

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