Friday, June 16, 2006

"a documentary called _Death Squadron: The French School_ (2003) "shows in great detail, members of the OAS [the French Secret Army Organisation; a sort of right wing, almost neo-fascist paramilitary in Algeria] and other members of France's elite torturers became special consultants in the exportation of systematic torture around the world - including to the military juntas in Argentina, Chile, and Brazil as well as to the American military at Fort Bragg in 1961, which was eager to learn the techniques of 'interrogation' from the French as it geared up for the impending war in Vietnam"" (Le Seur, Uncivil War, 2005: 290), (thanks Laleh)