©2002-2017 Roedy Green of Canadian Mind Products
- bad guys
- citizens of a country with resources the USA covets.
- the retaliation for underhanded activity where that activity was kept secret from
the people, so that the retaliation appears without motivation.
- colatteral damege
- Killing civilians. Even if the military drops bombs on private homes, intentionally
killing the inhabitants, they pretend to regret it, as if it were some unfortunate, but
- burning hair
- dating the walrus
- A walrus is a large arctic mammal. Walrus’s have the longest baculum (penis
bone) of any living mammal about 50 cm (1.64 ft)
long. Walruses don’t do well in desert climates. So the phrase means inserting
large objects into the rectum.
- A prisoner of war (POW) selected for torture.
- detention centre
- torture dungeon
- dog handling
- frightening with dogs. Getting dogs to bite prisoners. Getting dogs to anally or
vaginally rape prisoners.
- double dipping
- enhanced interrogation techniques
- Torture techniques that must be kept secret to avoid public revulsion.
- ethnic cleansing
- Exterminating an entire ethnic group.
- extraordinary rendition
- Handing over someone to a third world country to be tortured to avoid the legal
checks on toture in a first world country. The USA placed its
torture dungeon in Cuba as a legal dodge to avoid
constitutional protections from torture.
- Originally it meant the right to do what you pleased so long as you did not harm
others. In Bush speak it means American corporate
interests, as in the marines are defending freedom
night and day all over the globe.
- derogatory term used by American soldiers for Iraqis, similar to gook or slope of
the Viet Nam era. It literally means a Muslim on a pilgrimage to Mecca.
- Properly speaking a rebel against a legitimate government. In Bush-speak a member
of the resistance.
- interrogation protocols
- techniques of torture
- Originally it meant the right to say whatever you pleased without fear of being
jailed. In Bush speak, it means American domination, as in
the marines are spreading liberty to every country on
- juice ball
- Routine torture of all detainees. OIL (Operation Iraqi Liberation),
OIF (Operation Iraqi Freedom), when somebody
noticed the unintended honesty.
- pop top
- pounding the marbles
- Squashing the testicles
- (Person Under Control), a prisoner
- Sending a POW to a country with lax rules against torture for really nasty torture
out of sight. Condoleeza Rice claims the USA does rendition, but claims it is not for
torture. She claims the USA trusts the target country noted for torture not to torture
these particular prisoners. Get serious! Why bother with rendition then? If the USA
were not torturing, they would keep the suspects in jail in the continental USA. They
keep them outside the USA, e.g. in Guantánamo and in eastern Europe, so they
that American laws against cruel and unusual treatment of prisoners do not apply. There
is no other reason for rendition.
- riding the dog
- rogue nation
- a nation that won’t hand over its oil to the USA without a fight.
- Properly speaking someone who kills civilians. The American invaders of Iraq would
fit this definition. In Bush-speak, a member of the resistance.
- tough tactics
- torture to extract bogus confessions
- town meeting
- informercial filming
- unlawful combatants
- prisoners of war
- occupation. The Iraq war proper was over within a week. The Iraqi army was
defeated. The capital was occupied. A puppet dictatorship was installed. What has
happened since has been an occupation. Bush called it a war because Americans
don’t like losing wars and were thus more easily suckered into continuing the
occupation. You can’t win or lose an occupation. You can only decide when to end
- where a suspect is strapped to a board, turned upside down and immersed in a wet
towel to simulate the feeling of drowning until he loses consciousness. Some say it
literally is drowning by forcing water into the mouth and nose. Others claim it just a
nice warm bath to relax the suspect into confessing.