posted on Nov, 8 2002 @ 08:19 PM
Lupe - how familiar are you with detention procedures? Are you against the fairly standard practice of having the person two steps out from a wall,
leaning into the wall supported only by thier fingertips, with their legs crossed?
These procedures are designed with the safety of our soldiers in mind. By hooding them, you take away the ability to see, and you know as well as I do
that it is VERY difficult to hit something you can't see. Also, the earpieces. Those were for the prisoners own protection as the inside of cargo
planes is very loud. If you notice, the US military personnel in the planes have ear protection as well.
William, I believe that these folks fall under the category of Unlawful Combatants, thus, the Geneva Convention doesn't apply to them.
Next, nyeff mentioned something very important. Look at the way people, our soldiers as well as coalition soldiers, are treated. I will cite the
stories of Michael Durant and Andy McNabb as examples. Durant was severly beaten in Somalia and McNabb was severly beaten during interrogations in
Iraq during the Gulf War. The people in these planes, although they want to kill thier captors, are treated very well. How well would they treat one
of us if they caught us?