Jun 24, 2011
It ends up that something called “Cold Cell” torture was the most widely used torture
technique used by the United States in the fight against terrorism. Government operatives “praised” hypothermic torture as the most effective of all the techniques they employed.
When the less redacted previously released torture documents were made available to the public, the new revelations revealed how wide spread hypothermic torture was utilized, in
many facilities it was used every night, all night long, and all year round. Apparently, hypothermic torture produced the largest amount of actionable intelligence, it produced it
“consistently,” and it worked in the shortest amount of time. Water boarding it ends up,
was the least used. The eeriest was something called the “box.”
With the “box” a captive would be folded up and locked into a box the size of a foot locker. No air or light could get in. After two days of sheer panic in the box, what emerged was a psychological vegetable.
The United States finally described cold cell torture they used on Private Manning, the Army soldier that leaked national secrets to WikiLeaks. The US Military brigs, both in Charleston andQuantico, have entire wings of temperature controlled hypothermic torture chambers.
At night Private Manning was stripped naked and locked onto a cold metal slab. The air conditioning units blew 45 degree air into the cell at great speed. Private Manning curled into the fetal position and shook violently all night long. There was no way to sleep when the body sustains that level of pain. The constant shivering causes severe pain after a while. That level of pain lasted all night long. During the day Private Manning was allowed to dress and sleep, but the nights were reserved for punishing torture.