On probably the most important level, if anyone at whatever point in the future should inquire what the secret being kept during our time, and throughout our known history, was/is, it would be sadism. It's more prevalent than the public realizes or admits to. The current system is designed primarily not to offend the lowest of the low. True sadists (not the reasonable appreciater of dark humor) or psychopaths basically have free reign here; or now. To say one could plant a sadist on every street corner on the planet would unfortunately apparently be an understatement. (I've never been exactly clear on the difference between a psychopath and sociopath; if really any. Whichever, said pathologicals have a certain deadness-nothingness inside, completely lacking remorse, or sometimes closely enough, that most of us can scarcely fathom; if at all).
Yes, psychopaths (currently) control the government (therefore media), though those we see on TV (with virtually certain exceptions like Dick Cheney) aren't the ones in charge. The sheeple (TV) media can't even utter the word psychopath! So, no shit that a "natural" result of 2 illegal, trumped-up wars would be the most hardcore, cold-blooded shittiest of the shitty being in charge of prisoners (however often) in at least one of the occupied countries. Like attracts like. Psychopaths, like the general population, range from very smart to very stupid.
I only hope what Seymour Hersh (Washington Post) is now reporting somehow isn't true: Does (or did?) the Pentagon have a tape of children (boys) being sodomized in front of mothers or other adult women? Is that what Lindsey Graham (Republican Senator from SC) saw?! He told reporters, "The American public needs to understand we're talking about rape and murder here. We're not just talking about giving people a humiliating experience." (Am dating myself to the freshness of the ghastly news). Oh, may the universe-multiverse be with the at least reasonably righteous.
Even if the most recently leaked (on ATS, for one) example of Hellpit "America" proves false, there's still been enough high pathology in and concerning Iraq and Afghanistan to support my thesis. 9/11 was the most blatant inside job in history. Osama bin Laden has been dead at least a few years. Wake up!!
It's plain to see they're/you're (still) torturing people, at least in large enough part, to get confessions that support their/your psychotic fairy tales. What greater Hell in the universe could there possibly be? And I'd wager the recent mass murder-wounding at the camp/post mental health clinic wasn't the result of mere PTSD. It was just one of the military's numerous enough psychopaths who lost it (assuming it wasn't part of a hidden agenda). Usually they're/you're able to keep their/your detached "cool."