Zionist link possible in US torture techniques
In exchange for interrogation
training, did Washington award security contracts?
CHICAGO, Illinois: The head of the American defense contracting firm
implicated in the torture of Iraqis at Abu Ghraib prison has close ties to
the Zionist entity and visited an Zionist "anti-terror" training camp in the
occupied West Bank earlier this year.
London, chairman, president and CEO of CACI International Incorporated,
traveled to the Zionist entity in January this year as part of a high-level
delegation of US Congressmen, defense contractors and pro-Zionist lobbyists,
sponsored and paid for in part by the Jerusalem Fund of Aish HaTorah, a
pro-Zionist lobbying and fundraising group, and Greenberg Traurig, LLP, a
prominent Washington law and lobby firm.
purpose of the visit, according to a CACI press release, was "to promote
opportunities for strategic partnerships and joint ventures between US and
Israeli defense and homeland security companies."
of the highlights of the visit, London was presented with the Albert
Einstein Technology Award by Zionist Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz at a gala
dinner at Jerusalem city hall, for "achievements in the field of defense and
Delegates also spent several hours in the occupied Syrian Golan Heights with
Housing and Construction Minister Effie Eitam, a former Zionist general, who
is notorious for his view that the Zionist entity should "transfer" - that
is, expel - all the Palestinians.
According to the official itinerary for the Jan. 11-17 Defense Aerospace
Homeland Security Mission, obtained from the Jerusalem Fund of Aish HaTorah,
London's trip included a visit to Beit Horon, (the central training camp for
the anti-resistance forces of the Zionist police and the border police,) in
the occupied West Bank. The visitors were also "briefed by top experts," and
were able to "witness exercises related to anti-terror warfare."
CACI employees, Steven Stephanowicz and John Israel, were named in the
leaked report by US Major General Antonio M. Taguba on the abuses at Abu
Ghraib prison. Taguba wrote that Stephanowicz, a "contract US civilian
interrogator," "allowed and/or instructed MPs (military police), who were
not trained in interrogation techniques, to facilitate interrogations by
'setting conditions' which were neither authorized or in accordance with
applicable regulations/policy. He clearly knew his instructions equated to
Israel, an interpreter, did not have the appropriate security clearance,
according to Taguba.
Although Taguba recommended that Stephanowicz be terminated and his security
clearance revoked, a May 5 statement from CACI confirmed, "at present, all
CACI employees continue to work on site providing the contracted for
services to our clients in that location." It added: "We have not received
any information to stop any of our work, to terminate or suspend any of our
Although no evidence has emerged directly linking CACI's involvement in the
Abu Ghraib atrocities to the Zionist entity, it has long been known that the
US military has been interested in "learning" from Zionists experience
attempting to suppress the Palestinian uprising. In March 2003, for example,
the AP reported that the "the (US) military has been listening closely to
Israeli experts and picking up tips from years of Israeli Army operations in
Palestinian areas and Lebanese towns."
cooperation has included briefings of US personnel by Zionist officers, and,
according to AP, "In January and February (2003), Israeli and American
troops trained together in southern Israel's Negev Desert ... Israel has
also hosted senior law enforcement officials from the United States for a
seminar on counterterrorism."
Meanwhile, more evidence has emerged undermining the US thesis that the
abuses at Abu Ghraib was the work of a "few bad apples." The Guardian
reported that the "sexual humiliation of Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib
prison was not an invention of maverick guards, but part of a system of
ill-treatment and degradation used by special forces soldiers that is now
being disseminated among ordinary troops and contractors."
system, known to insiders as "R2I," short for resistance to interrogation,
also includes such methods as "hooding, sleep deprivation, time
disorientation and depriving prisoners not only of dignity, but of
fundamental human needs, such as warmth, water and food." These are all
techniques long employed by the Zionist entity.
visit of the US delegation that included the CACI head exposes a rarefied
web of influence sharing in which US government officials and congressmen,
defense contractors and lobbyists parcel out huge contracts, and siphon
significant portions off to the Zionist entity.
Batya Feldman of Zionists Globes financial news service put it, the visit
provided Zionist companies with "an excellent opportunity to encounter big
bucks in homeland security."
Zionist companies pry some of these "big bucks" loose, the visit included
seminars for Zionist companies given by US pro-Zionist lobbyists called "How
to Approach the Homeland Security Department," and "How to Sell to the US
Zionist participants would have had a chance to test the helpful tips, since
present on the trip were Assistant Secretary for Homeland SecurityRobert
Liscouski and many leading US legislators, including top members of the US
House and Senate Armed Services Committees, which jointly oversee tens of
billions of dollars in military spending.
source: The Daily Star - May 11, 2004