posted on Aug, 21 2009 @ 11:49 PM
As far as I am aware, the Geneva Convention prohibits psychological torture. Setting up an execution, telling a person they were going to be killed,
and possibly even injecting someone with something to make them lose consciousness in my is an extreme form of torture. It falls in the same category
as simulating a drowning, at least in my mind. What if we pretended to cut off someones genitals applying a numbing agent and blood keeping the person
from viewing themselves. Would they think they had no more genitals? Maybe we pretend to remove a testicle? Then tell the person to start talking?
So if I can think of these ways to get information out of someone, who knows what our government could come up with. For those that are okay with this
kind of interrogation, I can see your point that we didn't actually harm the person physically. However, telling someone they will die if they
believe it is traumatic in itself. Makes me wonder if death scares these people so much, how they are all described as suicide bombers.
Here is a memo from the Attorney General's office advising of the legality of different forms of interrogations. The prevailing theme was "shocking
the conscious." If a method of interrogation "shocks the conscious" then it probably isn't legal.
[edit on 21-8-2009 by ExPostFacto]