When I think of a person who is an interrogator it’s natural to envision them as a person with a reasonable degree of intellect, someone who has the ability to think and reason a thing out and actually have some knowledge of the facts.
That isn’t necessarily true though when considering an era like the Inquisition where people were routinely tortured to secure a “confession”. To segue a little that kind of reminds me of Gitmo and water boarding.
To interrogate using torture as a device requires only a thug mentality-probably the reason why Peltier was selected to interrogate Annie Mae Pictou Aquash- he fit the bill.
Mentally deficient, eager to please his masters, and of brutish character.
Some will respond that Peltier may have interrogated Annie but didn’t torture her, but I would take exception to that and say that if a gun is stuck in a persons mouth and they are advised if they don’t convince the interrogator the option exists that they will be shot it does indeed qualify as torture.
Peltier has stated he loved Annie as a sister, he would have “protected” her had he only known what her fate was to be.
That raises the question, who puts a gun in their “sisters” mouth, who compels their “sister” to fabricate bombs, who wants to subject their “sister” to truth serum, and who is assigned as a part of team to watch their “sisters” every move ?
It’s been said that Peltier was in communication with Banks while he was on the run from the event at Jumping Bull, and Peltier has stated he spent the majority of time during that period in the U.S.-
After having boasted to Annie and others that he “shot the mfer” when referencing a slain FBI agent it would be interesting to know exactly what Peltier and Banks discussed during the time frame when the decision was being made to abduct, “interrogate”, and murder Annie.
Doesn’t help that Peltier has stated he was in jail in Canada when he learned of Annie’s murder and he wasn’t until a couple of months later.
No one that I’m aware of has accused Peltier of having an actual physical role in Annie’s murder, and I’m not attempting to do so either-I’m merely saying you don’t treat a “sister” in the manner Peltier did.