Sunday, May 03, 2009
The CIA Weight Loss Regime: Very Effective
The CIA believes that a hungry person is more amenable to interrogation, so devised a diet that only now is coming to light.
Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the architect of the 9/11 attacks, said he was not provided “with any solid food apart from on two occasions as a reward for perceived cooperation,” and fed only Ensure. “If he refused to drink then his mouth was forced open by a guard and the Ensure was poured down his throat,” the report states. Mohammed claimed to the Red Cross that his weight dropped from 78 kilograms, or 171 pounds, to 60 kilograms, or 132 pounds, after the month-long regimen of dietary restriction.
Orlando Ticon, a survivor of torture under Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos (advised by the CIA), described what dietary manipulation feels like. “The main thing was you never knew when you were given food,” said Ticon. “I was blindfolded and hogtied for about three months. For the first weeks, I was not allowed to feed myself. Someone was feeding me, literally,” but without any predictability of when he would receive food.
But the greatest advantage of the CIA Diet is that in the long term torture survivors experience a lingering lack of appetite. “Some survivors lose a taste for food because it’s identified for them with prison,” he said. “Like certain types of food, like dried bread, tea, things like that.” Torture survivors “don’t eat regularly and have no appetite for food.”
The regime is administered under close medical supervision and it is not dangerous. I for one have many excess kilos that would be happy to lose. I wonder if CIA facilities will accept dieters?
Another little talked about aspect of torture is its sexual experience. When people who had been tortured returns to their cells are so excited that they masturbate repeatedly. Torture is an aphrodisiac, both for the torturer (see pic) and the torturee. Several people told me this. We are only too human.