Monday, September 1, 2003

Confessions of a Terrorist

11/09/2001 > conspiracies
From Time magazine, a story of startling connections between Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Al Qaeda. One is left to wonder though about how the CIA, closely connected, to say the least, with ISI (Pakistan's secret sevice), could have known nothing about this... More in the, soon to be bublished, book Why America Slept: The Failure to Prevent 9/11 by Gerald L. Posner.
An aside for Greek audiences; the Time article contains the following paragraph:
Posner elaborates in startling detail how U.S. interrogators used drugs—an unnamed "quick-on, quick-off" painkiller and Sodium Pentothal, the old movie truth serum—in a chemical version of reward and punishment to make Zubaydah talk. When questioning stalled, according to Posner, cia men flew Zubaydah to an Afghan complex fitted out as a fake Saudi jail chamber, where "two Arab-Americans, now with Special Forces," pretending to be Saudi inquisitors, used drugs and threats to scare him into more confessions.
So much I guess for the "non-existence" of truth inducing drugs: Savvas Xiros was certainly strictly on aspirin and antibiotics in "Evangelismos".

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