Wednesday, May 16, 2007

"Extensive torture"

The topic of torture came up in the GOP debate last night. Here's a truly chilling example of what goes on at Gitmo.

Beware of the graphic descriptions! This is not suitable reading material for anyone under the age of 21.

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'Extensive torture'

Majid Khan, who has been accused of planning to blow up petrol stations in the US...

Mr Khan produced a list of further examples of psychological torture, which included the provision of "cheap, branded, unscented soap", the prison newsletter, noisy fans and half-inflated balls in the recreation room that "hardly bounce".

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/6659585.stm

10 comments:

  1. hostus twinkius5/16/2007 4:58 PM

    Oh the humanity! Those barbarians! I mean they don't even provide air conditioning? And those half deflated balls really hurt when playing dodge ball. I can't believe this. Kinda makes me ashamed to be an American...

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  2. hostus twinkius5/16/2007 5:02 PM

    And these poor boys don't get a nice fresh bar of Irish Spring either? Where's Amnesty International when you REALLY need them?

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  3. I really don't want to think about what kind of artery he was trying to chew through in order to get a successful suicide.

    Now if he had tried to chew through his aorta, *that* would be impressive!

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  4. What a hoot. Meanwhile, those guys are literally slicing up Christians from head to toe and disemboweling them.

    If Mr Khan ever converted to Christianity and renounced Islam, he'd get a taste of *real* torture.

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  5. Wordsmith:

    Very perceptive.

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  6. Man, I seriously thought that was a joke post. Unbelievable.

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  7. The question was framed quite specifically around the practice of waterboarding which is quite a bit different than the inconveniences you're putting forward here as examples of "torture".

    So I wonder - what exactly is it you're trying to accomplish with this bit of misdirection?

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  8. Shamgar said:
    The question was framed quite specifically around the practice of waterboarding which is quite a bit different than the inconveniences you're putting forward here as examples of "torture".

    So I wonder - what exactly is it you're trying to accomplish with this bit of misdirection?

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    i) Try to cultivate a modicum of reading proficiency. I'm not the one who put these forward as examples of torture. Rather, I was quoting verbatim from an article in the liberal media.

    If you think these are silly examples, then your beef is with the liberal media, not with me.

    ii) For the record, I'm not opposed to waterboarding to extract actionable intel from a terrorist.

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  9. Soooo, it's OK to let terrorists water board during their free time--and this is supposed to extract intel from them? Wow, extracting intelligence should be so easy. What will they divulge if we let them water ski?

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  10. i) Try to cultivate a modicum of reading proficiency. I'm not the one who put these forward as examples of torture. Rather, I was quoting verbatim from an article in the liberal media.


    Ah - so you were just putting it out there for fun, and you tying it to the discussion at the debate had absolutely no meaning at all? I recognize you were quoting someone else (specifically a prisoner, as quoted by the media). However still you put them forward as examples of "torture".


    If you think these are silly examples, then your beef is with the liberal media, not with me.


    Actually, my beef is with the prisoner. If the media rails against them as a real problem then /that/ is my beef with the media. They're focusing on all the wrong things.


    ii) For the record, I'm not opposed to waterboarding to extract actionable intel from a terrorist.


    For the record, I'm not surprised. .

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