Standard Operating Procedure – Torture and the Abu Ghraib Scandal

Torture – a centuries old practice. When Francis Fukuyama coined the phrase ‘The End of History’, the West in his view strode triumphant, demonstrating the virtues of democratic capitalism and the integration of peoples into a open and liberal framework over that of repressive government regimes of the Communist Bloc. When the War on Terror began in 2001, however, the United States, once the self-appointed ‘leader of the free world’ managed to demonstrate just how heavy handed it was willing to be in order to ‘liberate’ peoples of the world. In US-occupied Iraq, the Abu Ghraib prison served as a focal point for showing the world its willingness to (openly) use methods of psychological and physical humiliation to perpetuate its dominance.

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The Myth of the 20th Century – Episode 122 – Standard Operating Procedure – Torture and the Abu Ghraib Scandal

— References —

– The Battle of Algiers, Fusu (1966)
– The Phoenix Program, Valentine (1990)
– Kay Griggs Reveals Evil Underbelly of Military and Government, Strawcutter (1998) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_qCmuJWiAQ
– Mr. Death, Morris (1999)
– Fog of War, Morris (2003)
– Cold War U.S. Interrogation Manuals (Declassified 2004) – https://nsarchive2.gwu.edu/NSAEBB/NSAEBB122/
– Standard Operating Procedure, Morris (2008)
– Lockup – History of the U.S. Prison System, Myth of the 20th Century (2017) – https://myth20c.wordpress.com/2017/12/05/lockup-history-of-the-u-s-prison-system/
– The Stanford Prison Experiment, McLeod (2018) – https://www.simplypsychology.org/zimbardo.html
– Kill Anything that Moves – My Lai and the Vietnam Death Squads, Myth of the 20th Century (2019) – https://myth20c.wordpress.com/2019/03/13/kill-anything-that-moves-my-lai-and-the-vietnam-death-squads/

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