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ПАРИЖ – Сверхсекретные записи, которые разрешила публиковать администрация Обамы, о методах пыток в тюрьмах ЦРУ проливают новый свет на фундаментальный вопрос: как же получается, что люди, действующие от имени правительства США,  могли с такой легкостью допустить идею о том, чтобы пытать находящихся под стражей арестантов?

Недавно опубликованные документы не разоблачают факты самих пыток, которые уже были известны тем, кто хотел о них знать. Но они действительно раскрывают большое количество информации о том, как проводились сеансы пыток, и как воспринимали их задействованные агенты.

Что больше всего поражает – это раскрытие пустячных мелких правил, изложенных в инструкциях ЦРУ и допущенных судебными исполнителями правительства. Можно подумать, что пытки были результатом грубых ошибок или неумышленного выхода за пределы допустимого, совершенных под горячую руку. Наоборот, эти записи ясно дают понять, что пытки были тактикой, сформулированной в мельчайших деталях.

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