manner in which the Americans extorted confessions from accused persons, or statements from reluctant witnesses subjected to automatic arrest both in the prisons for those awaiting trial as well as during the main hearing in Dachau, left clearly visible marks: the methods used were:
destruction of the bed of the (finger-, i.e., toe-)nails with burning matches
wounds of all kinds due to beatings with clubs
brass knuckles and kicks
being locked up naked in cold, damp and dark rooms for several days
imprisonment in hot rooms with nothing to drink
bogus clergymen, and many more.
According to Joachim Peiper, principal defendant in the Malmedy Trial, what was even worse than these so-called third-degree interrogation methods was the feeling of being completely at the mercy of others while being totally cut off from the outside world and one’s fellow prisoners. Another method the Americans used, which was often successful, was to play the prisoners off against each other with threats and promises in order to obtain false incriminating statements. This would help to break the prisoners’ resistance, which had its roots in the solidarity among them (seconddegree interrogations)."
Самого Пайпера вроде как заперли в каморке, где температура поддерживалась на уровне 60 С. Он сумел стулом расхреначить обогреватель, чем и спасся. Коммиссия МакКарти признала смертный приговор Пайперу (и кому-то из его подельников) недействительным, т к его допрашивали с применением пыток.
Там же читаем: "However, these committees –whose reports were published only in part, and not until public pressure had been brought to bear..."
Т е обычное в таких случаях желание пытать, но при этом выглядеть белыми и пушистыми.
Что лично меня больше всего и достает. Если это так надо для Победы Идей Демократии и Свободы Во Всем Мире, то проведите законы через Конгресс, издайте oфициальные инструкции допросов ("вставлять в жопу допрашиваемым паяльники мощностью свыше 150 ватт категорически запрещается!"), и пытайте на здоровье на глазах своего народа и всего мира.
UPDT: По Вьетнаму искать долго не пришлось:
While many have expressed surprise at these recent revelations of torture, VVAW members have witnessed the American military's systematic pattern of prisoner mistreatment since the Vietnam War. Of the 109 Vietnam Veterans who testified at the Winter Soldier Investigations in January 1971, more than a third (39) testified to observing and having first-hand knowledge of the mistreatment of prisoners of war. Incidents described in detail included beating of prisoners, throwing prisoners from helicopters, requiring POW's to kneel beside piles of dead comrades sometimes for hours, attaching electric wires to body parts, interrogation with attack dogs, interrogation with snakes, water torture, and burning skin with heated pieces of medal. Even back then some graphic evidence was available in photos and slides of specific incidents.