Oxymoron of the Year Award 2014 (OOTYA 2014)

Rectal Feeding – OOTYA 2014.

Congratulations to the CIA, who have been awarded the Oxymoron of the Year Award 2014 (OOTYA 2014) for their use of “Rectal Feeding”. The rape of prisoners (and the English language) by CIA officials was revealed when the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence issued it’s report on CIA torture — actually the “Committee Study of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Detention and Interrogation Program”.

In the program interrogation techniques were used such as depriving prisoners (remember held without charge) of sleep for as long as a week, being told they would be killed while in American custody, and repeatedly being drowned.  Some prisoners were subjected to medically unnecessary “rectal feeding” or “rectal hydration” a technique the CIA chef of interrogation described   as exerting “total control over the detainee”.

Oxymoron of the Year Award 2014. Congratulations to Rectal Feeding and the CIA.

Oxymoron of the Year Award 2014. Congratulations to Rectal Feeding and the CIA.

Rectal Feeding can be used as a medical treatment when liquids containing nutrients that can be absorbed by the lower intestines are used, such as sugars or saline solution. However the report reportedly contains the statement that  “Majid Khan’s lunch tray, consisting of hummus, pasta with sauce, nuts, and raisins was ‘puréed’ and rectally infused”.

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Syria Today (I have a dream?)

President Obama won’t say anything more about Syria today because it is 50 years since civil rights activist Martin Luther King made his “I have a dream speech”. War hawks say that Obama’s credibility is at stake after he stated the use of chemical weapons by the Syrians was a “Red line”, surely if he can find a way avoid further escalation it will demonstrate his character.

There should be a blank-cheque vote tomorrow in the House of Commons about if the UK should take action in response to the use of chemical weapons in Syria. SAS / UKSF troops are said to be in place within Syria. US and UK governments are suggesting they have evidence that the Assad regime has used chemical weapons, which they won’t show anyone (neither Chinese and Russia to get support at UN security council or the House of Commons so they can make a proper judgement).

Assad government stated they would use chemical weapons in case of invading forces, they are fighting mercenary/ Al-Qaeda `militia’ forces from multiple countries. These `rebels’ have been armed by the West leading to escalation.

If the UK and USA take action (or already are taking action?) against Assad it will be the first publicly acknowledged time we fought on the same side as Al-Qaeda since Al-Qaeda term was named/created/trained/recruited/supported by the CIA to fight in Afghanistan. Or at least the first time since September 11, 2001.