Torture should not be part of a civilised society
They took him captive and marched him through the jungle. At night, he was tied spread-eagled on the ground to four stakes to stop him escaping.
In the mornings, his face would be so swollen from mosquito bites he was unable to see.
Far worse was to come. After an early escape attempt, Dengler was picked up by his guards at a jungle water hole. This was when the torture began.
"I had escaped from them, they wanted to get even," he said.
They would hang him upside down by his ankles, with a nest of biting ants over his face, until he lost consciousness. At night, they suspended him in a freezing well so that if sleep came, he feared he would drown.
Other times, he was dragged by water buffalo through villages, his guards laughing as they goaded the animal with a whip.
Bloodied and broken, he was asked by Pathet Lao officials to sign a document condemning America, but still he refused, so the torture intensified. Tiny wedges of bamboo were inserted under his fingernails and into incisions on his body to grow and fester.
"They were always thinking of something new to do to me," Dengler recalled.
"One guy made a rope tourniquet around my upper arm. He inserted a piece of wood, and twisted and twisted until my nerves cut against the bone. The hand was completely unusable for six months."
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I think the misconception about torture not working is almost entirely the media's doing in modern times. In past times
How many Americans, even ATSers, are happy to condemn America without any inducement at all? They want to do it, and jump at every opportunity they can get.
Bloodied and broken, he was asked by Pathet Lao officials to sign a document condemning America, but still he refused, so the torture intensified.
Originally posted by RealSpoke
reply to post by sonnny1
Let me know when the OP creates a thread "criticizing" Obama, and his tactics.
Fail. I have multiple.
I don't know what the headline means exactly. Is he asking Obama to hide the documents or something? It breaking so I guess it just happened, the live stream of it is above. There isn't an article to go with it.
Holder Contempt Vote Prepared in House
Holder Asks President Obama to Exert Executive Privilege
Obama Asserts Executive Privilege
Issa pushes ahead with Holder contempt vote despite Obama intervention
House Republicans appear to be charging ahead with a high-drama contempt vote against Eric Holder, after GOP Rep. Darrell Issa said the attorney generally failed to produce the documents he requested for the probe into the Justice Department's botched Fast and Furious operation.
Is that being critical of Obama and his policies? Throughout the rest of your posts in that thread, you complain most about the Republicans running the hearing.
It passed in the Senate 93-7. Only three Democrats voted against it. What do you want him to do, veto it? I know there's a lot of opposition to a couple of provisions out of thousands, but those can be repaired.
Romney supports the NDAA and admits he would renew it
Originally posted by detachedindividual
Are we really that surprised though? Come on, it was a Republican president that decided is was okay. All that has changed is the face of the organization.