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I often wonder how these men can sleep.
How can anyone do this to any living thing and feel good about it?
There is hell on earth.
It is beyond me why we just don't eliminate them.
In the heyday of the guillotine during the French Revolution, it is said that many of the condemned were asked to blink for as long as possible after decapitation. While many reportedly did not blink at all, some complied for as long as thirty seconds. Still other observations describe much more specific reactions to stimuli following beheading. Consider the case of Languille, a convicted murderer who was guillotined in France. He was observed by Dr. Beaurieux during his execution at 5:30am on June 28th, 1905. As written in Archives d'Anthropologie Criminelle, here are the doctor's observations:
Here, then, is what I was able to note immediately after the decapitation: the eyelids and lips of the guillotined man worked in irregularly rhythmic contractions for about five or six seconds … I waited for several seconds. The spasmodic movements ceased.
The face relaxed, the lids half closed on the eyeballs, leaving only the white of the conjunctiva visible, exactly as in the dying whom we have occasion to see every day in the exercise of our profession, or as in those just dead.
It was then that I called in a strong, sharp voice: 'Languille!' I saw the eyelids slowly lift up, without any spasmodic contractions … Next Languille's eyes very definitely fixed themselves on mine and the pupils focused themselves … After several seconds, the eyelids closed again, slowly and evenly, and the head took on the same appearance as it had had before I called out.
Try researching some facts instead of falling back on sensationalism and propaganda.
The question is why. Under Taliban rule, which began in the late 1990s, Afghanistan just about kicked the growing habit by 2001. After five years the Taliban is slipping back in, but poppy production has grown by leaps and bounds.
Poppy production has skyrocketed since the 2001 U.S. invasion.
The dilemma of Afghanistan's poppy production has long bedeviled civilian and military strategists. The crop makes up 90% of the world's opium, which is used to make heroin, and a third of the nation's gross domestic product, according to the United Nations. Opium profits fuel the insurgency, but so does destroying the poppy crops of poor farmers, says Lt. Col. John Glaze, whose 2007 report for the Army War College argued against eradication.
"We have gotten nothing out of it — nothing," he said. "It is true that some … opium crop has been destroyed, but it hasn't hurt the Taliban one iota. We're often pushing farmers into the Taliban hands."
Michael Ruppert wrote: “The Bush family's involvement in drug-running is an open secret, but Dick Cheney's direct link to a global drug pipeline through a US construction company is less well known.”
“Halliburton Corporation's Brown & Root is one of the major components of the Bush-Cheney Drug Empire. The success of Bush Vice-Presidential running mate Richard Cheney at leading Halliburton, Inc.
“KBR was awarded a $100 million contract in 2002 to build a new U.S. embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, from the State Department.”
This is especially true for Halliburton's most famous subsidiary, heavy construction and oil giant, Brown and Root. A deeper look into history reveals that Brown and Root's past as well as the past of Dick Cheney himself, connect to the international drug trade on more than one occasion and in more than one way.
Furthermore, the relationships between key institutions, players and the Bushes themselves suggest that under a George "W" administration the Bush family and its allies may well be able, using Brown and Root as the operational interface, to control the drug trade all the way from Medellin to Moscow.
It is clear that everywhere there is oil there is Brown and Root. But increasingly, everywhere there is war or insurrection there is Brown and Root also. From Bosnia and Kosovo, to Chechnya, to Rwanda, to Burma, to Pakistan, to Laos, to Vietnam, to Indonesia, to Iran to Libya to Mexico to Colombia, Brown and Root's traditional operations have expanded from heavy construction to include the provision of logistical support for the U.S. military.
Originally posted by sumgai
THE OPPOSING VIEW:
How else are you supposed to deter people from stealing from others?
Are you saying that it's ok for your wife to sleep with another man behind your back and basically **** on your wedding vows?
I personally don't believe in capital punishment, but who are we to judge what happens in another man's country?
Doesn't the U.S. like to imprison people for getting high?
BTW, I've seen beheading videos before. I've also seen the Daniel Pearl video. But I've also seen pictures of U.S. trained Nicaraguan Death Squads dragging the bodies of women and children (including babies) through villages tied to the bumper of jeeps/SUVs by their intestines. There's also Abu Grahib (sp)?.
So Americans fighting is ok as long as we haven't done anything heinous RECENTLY?
Those are my thoughts on that. Let the personal attacks begin.
Originally posted by groingrinder
reply to post by susp3kt
Nope I meant Iraq. Saddam Hussein kept Taliban and Al CIADA well away with his torture and secret police. He did not want his secular regime taken down by religious fanatics.
The only weapons of mass destruction, namely the gas used on the Kurds was supplied by the United States.
Whilst I would not wish anyone to have to watch this video, people should be at least aware that this goes on.
War Child was founded upon a fundamental goal: to advance the cause of peace through investing hope in the lives of children caught up in the horrors of war.
"You shall not kill any person - for God has made life sacred - except in the course of justice. If one is killed unjustly, then we give his heir authority to enforce justice. Thus, he shall not exceed the limits in avenging the murder, he will be helped."(17:33)
anyone who murders any person who had not committed murder or horrendous crimes, it shall be as if he murdered all the people. (5:32)