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Torture Still Doesn't Work

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posted on Feb, 5 2008 @ 08:53 AM
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Torture Still Doesn't Work


www.alternet.org

"Torture works," an American special forces major -- now, needless to say, a colonel -- boasted to a colleague of mine a couple of years ago. It seems that the CIA and its hired thugs in Afghanistan and Iraq still believe this. There is no evidence that rendition and beatings and waterboarding and the insertion of metal pipes into men's anuses -- and, of course, the occasional torturing to death of detainees -- has ended. Why else would the CIA admit in January that it had destroyed videotapes of prisoners being almost drowned -- the "waterboarding" technique -- before they could be seen by US investigators?
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posted on Feb, 5 2008 @ 08:53 AM
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An article by Robert Fisk of The Independant, this shows how torture has been used through the ages and how right thinking people have been horrified by its use.

The conclusion of the article is this - IT DOESN'T WORK.
Instead, you have a situation where a "subject" will say almost anything in order to get them to stop the torture.

This alleged continued use of torture is something that everyone should worry about.

In the governments of tomorrow, this could become standard practice for ALL detainees if it's not stopped now.

www.alternet.org
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[edit on 5/2/2008 by budski]



posted on Feb, 5 2008 @ 09:12 AM
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Torture is used to make people confess to things they did not do.



posted on Feb, 5 2008 @ 09:17 AM
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reply to post by ItsHumanNature
 


Well, yes.

That's kind of the point of the story




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