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The Use of Torture: The UK's Turn.

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posted on Nov, 26 2005 @ 04:52 AM
Amnesty International is planning to launch a "global campaign" against Blair and the British government for using the war on terror to give the "green light" for the use of torture.

Check out the justifible reasoning given [in bold], which then in turn, angered Amnesty International in their campaign to end the use of torture no matter the situation or conditions.

LONDON — Tony Blair was accused yesterday of undermining decades of British campaigning for international human rights by using the war on terror to give a “green light” to torture.

Amnesty International will today launch an unprecedented global campaign against the British government after ministers admitted that they would use information gained by torture to prevent attacks on the United Kingdom.

Mike Gapes, Labour chairman of the Commons Foreign Affairs Committee, reacted with anger after Ian Pearson, the Foreign Office minister responsible for human rights, said the government could not ignore evidence obtained under torture if it could prevent a terror attack.

Blair used ‘war on terror’ to okay torture: Amnesty

Is the reasoning given rationally justifible?
Or should the use of torture never be used, no matter the situation or condition?
What say you?

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posted on Nov, 26 2005 @ 06:15 AM
So wait, the UK is getting accused of torture because of the anti terror laws..and because we will accept info from sources which use torture..and because we want to deport people.

A) The anti terror so far have not taken away any rights I can see.
B) The sources of information may come from less than nice people but we have to deal with less than nice people everyday.
C) If they dont want us to deport terrorists, then YOU pay for the damm bill to keep them here. Not us.

posted on Nov, 26 2005 @ 03:06 PM
First off, Seeker is banned? WTF?

Now DW don't worry, it’s part of Amnesty International’s plan to ignore all the countries in the world that use torture openly every day sometimes for no reason at all. And go after only western courtiers (UK, US) who are actually doing something against terrorism.

[edit on 26-11-2005 by WestPoint23]

posted on Nov, 26 2005 @ 03:24 PM

Originally posted by WestPoint23
First off, Seeker is banned? WTF?

UUUUH yeah! WTH...

PS, I wouldnt say its a "planned" all out attack mate.
Its more that they CAN report it in OUR countries.

[edit on 26/02/2005 by devilwasp]

posted on Nov, 26 2005 @ 09:06 PM

Originally posted by WestPoint23
First off, Seeker is banned? WTF?

Nope... He's not banned. It was a goofy glitch is all totally fixed...


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