Okay, we covered the obvious 'Manchurian Candidate' reference with the title and got that out-of-the-way.
Though it could be possible, some schlep-of-a-detainee got programed, with the Queen of Diamonds as his trigger, but that remains to be played out.
Better Dead Then Red, right?
Oh, was he ever in the wrong era ...
Think of what Senator Joe McCarthy could have done with this one;
China Inspired Interrogations at Guantánamo
The military trainers who came to Guantánamo Bay in December 2002 based an entire interrogation class on a chart showing the effects of “coercive management techniques” for possible use on prisoners, including “sleep deprivation,” “prolonged constraint,” and “exposure.”You think they would have been more discreet ... More hip ...
What the trainers did not say, and may not have known, was that their chart had been copied verbatim from a 1957 Air Force study of Chinese Communist techniques used during the Korean War to obtain confessions, many of them false, from American prisoners.
The recycled chart is the latest and most vivid evidence of the way Communist interrogation methods that the United States long described as torture became the basis for interrogations both by the military at the base at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, and by the Central Intelligence Agency.
Like, if they going to go Chinese with the torture, they'd just have them brush their teeth with Chinese-made toothpaste, or, perhaps, put some Chinese-made toys in their mouths.
Or, since they were going global with the torture techniques, they beat them with one of Tom Friedman's books (hardcover, of course).
Just when you think the Bush Grindhouse couldn't go any lower ...
Hmmm ... I wonder if this record came with the program;
Dean Martin - On A Slow Boat To China
Eric Martin: Unconscionable
PraireWeather: Commie sympathizers in US military, in US intelligence, and in the White House
John Cole: Durbin Was Wrong
Marty Lederman: Made in China: What We Have Become