Among the things that should be deeply troubling to all fair minded, freedom loving people is the ongoing war on whistleblowers in conjunction with an exploding contractor "intelligence" power.
Last month marked one year that Jeremy Hammond has been held in jail, pre-trial, without bail and facing charges of computer crime for the Wikileaks emails known as the GI files.
Basically it is a collection from a US Government contractor who spy on everyone from Occupy to the Yes Men to victims of Bophal but here they talk about the investment opportunity in torture devices that leave no marks on the victims.
Stratfor continues to be paid by US taxpayers under contract for more of this "secret" work and Hammond stays jailed by Federal Judge Loretta Preska wife of Stratfor client.
Posterity post of justice here in America.... Special thanks to the group #CableWeek who can be followed or searched by Twitter name or hashtag.
On Monday February 27th, 2012, WikiLeaks began publishing The Global Intelligence Files, over five million e-mails from the Texas headquartered "global intelligence" company Stratfor. The e-mails date between July 2004 and late December 2011. They reveal the inner workings of a company that fronts as an intelligence publisher, but provides confidential intelligence services to large corporations, such as Bhopal's Dow Chemical Co., Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon and government agencies, including the US Department of Homeland Security, the US Marines and the US Defence Intelligence Agency. The emails show Stratfor's web of informers, pay-off structure, payment laundering techniques and psychological methods.
FW: [OS] GERMANY - Companies Profit From Torture Device Exports
Released on 2013-02-20 00:00 GMT
Stratfor bizdev opportunity??
We could sell tasers and water boards through the website. Maybe a black
Proceeds would go to the security and terrorism group.
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Subject: [OS] GERMANY - Companies Profit From Torture Device Exports
Human Rights | 27.02.2007
Germany Companies Profit From Torture Device Exports
Torture is still practiced in many different countries and electro-shockers
-- some of which can be bought and exported from Germany -- have become
increasingly common in torturing political dissidents.
Electro-shockers are black, about as long as your arm and resemble police
batons but are capable of causing much more pain.
"The pain is extreme," Nedim Baran told German public broadcaster ARD of
when he was tortured with an electro-shocker. "You have the feeling your
eyes are popping out of your head. You think your head will explode. You
can only think about your death."
There are electro-contacts on one end that transfer up to 120,000 volts of
electricity into the victim's body -- about 500 times the voltage
delivered by a power outlet.
"The electrons are applied in different places -- to the ears, the tongue,
the temples, the genitals, such as women's nipples, and so on," said
Mechthild Weng Anson a Berlin doctor who has treated people tortured with
Only recently did the German customs office confirm that German companies
export electro-shockers to countries where they are used for torture: 100
to Iran, 84 to Georgia, 115 to Bangladesh.
According to ARD television, torture is currently practiced in 87
Little evidence of torture
Unlike other torture methods, however, the electro-shockers cause intense
pain without leaving any visible wounds, they also make it difficult for
doctors to prove that a patient had been subjected to this kind of
"They are very, very common weapons of torture," said Manfred Nowak, a
human rights commissioner for the United Nations. "A torture method that
causes a lot of pain but can't really be proven without eye witnesses is
exactly what modern torturers prefer."
UN calls for ban
In Great Britain, the Benelux countries (Belgium, the Netherlands and
Luxembourg), Switzerland and Scandinavia, selling electro-shockers is
forbidden. This is, however, not the case in Germany, which ranks second
behind the United States in exporting the devices. German xxporters need
only apply for a license to sell the torture devices abroad.
"It is my wish that every country in the world would completely outlaw the
export of all electro-shock weapons and punish violators with high
monetary fines or prison sentences," Nowak said.