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Canada Removes U.S., Israel from Torture Watchlist

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posted on Jan, 21 2008 @ 02:00 PM
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Canada Removes U.S., Israel from Torture Watchlist


www.reuters.com

Foreign Minister Maxime Bernier said he regretted the embarrassment caused by the public disclosure of the manual, which also classified some U.S. interrogation techniques as torture.

"It contains a list that wrongly includes some of our closest allies. I have directed that the manual be reviewed and rewritten," Bernier said in a statement.
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posted on Jan, 21 2008 @ 02:00 PM
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Well, what did you expect!!!

The US government would NEVER just sit back and not put pressure on any ally that had put the US on a "Torture Watchlist".

I'm surprised it happened so quickly though!

MAYBE, just maybe, it might open this administrations eyes a little and they might curb their appetite for torture.

I doubt it though!

www.reuters.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Jan, 21 2008 @ 02:03 PM
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Doubtful. They just intimidated them into a retraction. Nobody has the balls to stand up to us right now save for Russia and China. The whole world knows we are torturing prisoners, but who is going to step in? No one.



posted on Jan, 21 2008 @ 02:06 PM
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I'm truly ashamed of "my government" today. :shk:

We are a nation of spineless boot lickers.

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posted on Jan, 21 2008 @ 02:08 PM
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And so ends any respect Canada had in the world. Rewrite the definitions of torture because your friends are doing it? Meet Canada, America's bitch..



posted on Jan, 21 2008 @ 02:13 PM
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I agree with ya there. But in our defense, we are pretty efficient at licking boots. I'm going to fire off an angry email to the first email address I come across on the governments website.



posted on Jan, 21 2008 @ 02:16 PM
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The Liberal hate-america-first history revisionists up there in Canada, land of safe haven for the cowardly draft dodger among other things, who snuck that wording into the manual then leaked it finally got justified attention and removal. This was truly an embarassment for Canada's government but it is good to see them correct this foul mistake.
Just like you no longer see the French venomously opposing the US with a simple change of leadership, the Canadians are finally coming around to looking like swell guys as well.

Have a nice day



posted on Jan, 21 2008 @ 02:18 PM
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Originally posted by Gools
We are a nation of spineless boot lickers.

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Speak for yourself. I didn't vote for Harper. I wanted to vote NDP in the last election but voted Liberal to try to keep the slimy bastard from gaining office.

I've been saying that he's in Georgie's pocket all along.



posted on Jan, 21 2008 @ 02:18 PM
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What foul mistake do you refer? The adding of the US to the torture list, or its removal??



posted on Jan, 21 2008 @ 02:19 PM
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Originally posted by Gools
I'm truly ashamed of "my government" today. :shk:

We are a nation of spineless boot lickers.

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Well I can promise that I am at least as ashamed as you for getting in that manual in the first place. The American people have no business being on any torture watch list. But Cheney and company, that is another story. I urge all Canadians to consider that we as a people are just as affected by the NWO as you are. We MUST stick together.... Until it comes to the NAFTA and the NAU, that is.



posted on Jan, 21 2008 @ 02:22 PM
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Originally posted by Kronik98
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What foul mistake do you refer? The adding of the US to the torture list, or its removal??


Perhaps your native tongue is not english and it is hard for you to understand, I'll give you the benefit of the doubt but my meaning was clear. They did in fact correct a foul mistake.



posted on Jan, 21 2008 @ 02:22 PM
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LMAO. You mean draft dodgers like the current bunch of thugs running our country? It's funny to hear people still throwing around the terms libs and neocons when talking about our current state of affairs-as IF EITHER of these ridiculous parties has the average citizens best interests in mind.

Our ENTIRE system is corrupted to serve special interests. And you don't see any of these war-profiteers on EITHER side rushing to fight on the front lines, nor any of their family members. Ironic. Not.



posted on Jan, 21 2008 @ 02:25 PM
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Originally posted by intrepid
Speak for yourself. I didn't vote for Harper.


Yeah, I'm generalizing, but then the "government" acts on all our behalves doesn't it?


BTW It's interesting that nobody I know or have ever talked to has ever voted for this guy. Yet, there he is, in charge. It's the Mulroney years all over again.
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posted on Jan, 21 2008 @ 02:27 PM
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Originally posted by SectionEight
They did in fact correct a foul mistake.


BS. We ought to be on that list, is the point. Are you telling me Abu did not happen? Are you telling me the efforts of our government to look the other way and turn loose a bunch of untrained, private contractors in a matter of such sensitivity as the torture of human beings is bogus?

Mistake my ass.



posted on Jan, 21 2008 @ 02:29 PM
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We should be kept on the terrorist watch list as thats all we seem to be doing these days...Inciting fear and blowing up innocents with our tanks and guided missiles.

Canadians, I wish your government had more balls to stand up to the tyranny of the US government.

Like you, the American public are generally cowards when it comes to our government.

We fear them more than God. Its sad.



posted on Jan, 21 2008 @ 02:33 PM
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The world turns and must keep on turning despite all the socialist calls for bringing it to a screeching halt. When your cocao puffs and fruity pebbles no longer appear on the empty grociery store shelves then you will know the folly of your ideas, huddling in your frozen basements on your last duracell battery listening to the radio of the real genocide brought onto man. Total economic collapse and worldwide famine. When the US protects the world trade routes of oil in its own interest, the rest of the free world benefits also, on the back of the US taxpayer.



posted on Jan, 21 2008 @ 02:35 PM
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The Canadian government gave in to U.S pressure to remove them cause they are a major, major, major reason why we all have jobs.

They obviously torture there prisoners to get information, its been going on for century's. Difference is the U.S.A trys to lead/rule the world by "example" and how can they lead/rule the world if they look like our enemys? I myself believe certian people in the Bush administration should be tried for war crimes like every other person that has commited outrages crimes against humanity(Iraq).

Now on the otherside i do like going to sleep without bombs going off around me, in thanx to the U.S of A keeping my ass safe. (Thank you to all soldiers from every country who put there life on the line for us). But we have a stanard of living that is one above the rest in the world making North America and some Europe countries the best place to live in. When we tear down these walls of integerty (without the public knowing), we will colapse upon ourselves when countries start turning there back on us cause we look like our enemy's.



posted on Jan, 21 2008 @ 02:41 PM
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So it's good torture when we do it but bad torture when someone else does it? Is there a wall at your place without a flag and a gun on it?



posted on Jan, 21 2008 @ 02:43 PM
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The only mistake that was made was caving into the pressure and removing your names from this list. By us backing down and removing the names of the US and Israel, we have shown an ugly side of ourselves, shown that we will cave into anything the US desires us too and that upsets me. If it were me, I'd stand by it until I could see some type of proof that at least an effort was being made to move away from torture and lets face it but that will never happen with the current administration you guys have, and it doesn't look to promising for the next either. I understand what you said in your post, just didn't think you could be serious.



posted on Jan, 21 2008 @ 02:57 PM
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The Iraqi prison is a non issue. The culprits are going to jail for it. There is no way you can argue that the US govt. condones that behavior, just look at the negative press and all the damage such behavior costs for zero gain.
Now waterboarding when done by profession US interogators, not private contracors with no expertise, is done to extract time sensitive information from terrorists, that is a whole other ball game and is perfectly legal. I agree though that the negative press generated makes the successes from it diminished. We should just hand them to the Saudi royalty who would disect appendages till they talked.



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