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Tue Oct 9, 2012, 10:06 PM

10 military officers dismissed for torturing fellow soldiers (Colombia)

Source: Colombia Reports

10 military officers dismissed for torturing fellow soldiers .
Tuesday, 09 October 2012 14:45 Caitlin Trent

Ten Colombian military officers were barred for allegedly torturing 21 fellow soldiers as a part of counter-guerrilla training, reported RCN television network on Tuesday.

According to RCN, the soldiers were tortured through suffocation, sexual abuse, beatings and burns, as a means of a training tactic performed by military officers to simulate FARC capture.

Although the training only lasted a day, the torture was so severe that many soldiers allegedly sustained permanent disability and mental disorders from the abuse. Multiple soldiers were even convulsing afterward.

RCN reported that the officers used torture in their training because research has shown that soldiers who have endured such abuse "have tested higher for not submitting to giving information to the guerrilla organizations if they were kidnapped."

Read more: http://colombiareports.com/colombia-news/news/26428-10-military-officers-dismissed-for-torturing-fellow-soldiers.html

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 10:27 PM

1. We run similar training, hopefully with better oversight.

Detachment 3, 66th Training Squadron at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, teaches the Air Force's only Evasion and Conduct After Capture (ECAC) course. The Evasion and Conduct After Capture (ECAC) course is a Level-B, four-day curriculum designed to prepare Air Force members to survive the rigors of isolation and return with honor. The course consists of full spectrum (wartime, peacetime and hostage) captivity training in academic classes and academic role-play laboratory (ARL) training environments and culminates with a hostage resistance training laboratory (RTL). ECAC also provides academic training on evasion; personnel recovery principles; Tactics, Techniques & Procedures (TTP); and an evasion laboratory (EL) that provides hands-on practice using evasion TTP.

http://www.fairchild.af.mil/library/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=3771

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 11:42 PM

2. Why did it take six years to come to light?

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 05:25 AM

3. If they hadn't gotten a slightly more progressive President than the maniac they had,

it would still be a deeply buried right-wing secret. Alvaro Uribe was right in the middle of this nightmare, The U.S. Government knew what kind of man he was long before he became the President, and no one was going to discuss it. (A Department of Defense investigation which became declassified showed they knew Uribe was a friend of mega narcotrafficker/killer Pablo Escobar, and that even Uribe's powerful father had been narco-connected, too.)

When the new President Santos started cleaning up the evil monstrosity, of which he had been the
Defense Minister, Alvaro Uribe turned on him with a fury, and has been fighting him constantly in the media ever since.

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