The use of torture is covered in the video HERE.
Torture? That is only in WWII Films, right?
Is the United States, we have had cases of torture going on for years. Since 9/11, the use of torture under the hands of the Central Intelligence Agency has gotten nationwide attention. Thanks to cell phones, idiots posting and sharing #selfies from the War on Terror front lines and prisons. And the rotation of troops, willing to share their stories of heroism against them there Al-kee-dah.
And yet it is torture. It has been done by the United States directly, by our friends, allies, contractors, agents, military and enemies. And those doing it might have hated it, they might have loved it, being that kind of sick-o fuck head. And it can all be justified.
President Bush and Torture
… The United States is committed to the world-wide elimination of torture and we are leading this fight by example. I call on all governments to join with the United States and the community of law-abiding nations in prohibiting, investigating, and prosecuting all acts of torture and in undertaking to prevent other cruel and unusual punishment. I call on all nations to speak out against torture in all its forms and to make ending torture an essential part of their diplomacy…
— George W. Bush, “Statement in Support of Victims of Torture”. White House Press Release. 23 June 2003.
George Bush on the use of torture has led our Nation down that path. The Bush administration that decided that America ought to
- torture people
- imprison them without trial indefinitely (ie, possibly forever)
- n extra-territorial jails
- America ought to launch preemptive wars against other countries in defiance of international public opinion, based on a delusional belief in the irresistible glory and rightness of American power.
When someone wants to tell you that the Bush Administration was Right headings towards centrist, look at them and sicuss just these points. That is Right leaning towards extreme Right. The Police State USA and beyond our borders.
The CIA got lots of good information from torture in GITMO, right?
No. Not anything at all. And nothing that they did not already have or obtain from other means, not using torture or any extreme measures. In other words, all fo the torture conduct under the Bush and Obama administration in the Middle East and in GITMO by the CIA was unnecessary, evil, and yielded nothing but pain, humiliation and a degradation of human life and our nations place in the history of the world.
The voluminous report does not state that the use of “enhanced interrogation techniques” – which included measures such as “waterboarding,” or simulated drowning, on captured al Qaeda militants – produced no information of value whatsoever, the officials said.
But it asserts that such tactics yielded no information that would have been “otherwise unavailable” to spy agencies through normal interrogations aimed at foiling further plots in the aftermath of the 2001 attacks on New York and Washington, the officials said.
Should torture be outlawed by all US citizens, allies and agents, employees, contractors, friends, and people our CIA prods and pokes with guns, cash or drugs on the side. You know, to get around those silly rules of law back in the clean cut white bread world of the United States of America. Why? because the average Joe wants Special Agent Smith to torture people for information, soe Joe can have his latte in peace and comfort.
After all, its only the torture of a human life. How important can that be?
Americans don’t want torture, right?
Nope. In fact, the opinion polls in favor of torture in general have gone up. And when asked about specific types of torture, that has gone up also. Let that sink in. We as Americans are being asked not only how we feel about torturing another human being, we are being asked to weigh in our specific types. It has gotten that much attention in America, that people not only allow it, they are not repulsed by it, they know the different methods.
- 2007 Rasmussen poll , 27 percent of Americans surveyed said the United States should torture prisoners captured in the war against terrorism.
- 2008 we had the Presidential elections
- 2012 YouGov national poll, 41 percent said they approved of torture, a gain of 14 points.
What happened? Was it just the shifting of the POTUS seat from DGOP to Democrats? Are liberals willing to accept torture if their guy is in office? Are there willing to believe their guy? if Obama says he needs to torture, they go along with it? Did they secretly want torture all along, but only go against it to help gain Democrat elections? Is it more deep then that? Or are we that shallow of a nation?
Is Child abuse torture?
That is a good question. Yes it is. And it includes not just the abuses of Catholic Priests and the victimization of children in every organized religion in America. it includes physical, mental and emotional abuse that grows into torture on the victim. Emotionally, we find out about these events and wonder what kind of sick fuck does this to a child?
The sad story of this little girl in Florida is worth learning, and sharing with others. Sunshine was tortured by her mother and her boyfriend. No one reported it. No one stepped in to help. She was murdered. The mother, in order to get a lighter sentence said the boyfriend did it all and she was his victim also. So brave to a baby, but a coward when facing Justice.
Her story is worth sharing and I cover it HERE.
Husband kidnapped by CIA and taken to GITMO
The title story is found HERE if you want to learn about it.
It is from 20 years ago. Torture in America is not something invented by President Bush the day after 9/11.
In short, An American women discovered that her husband was kidnapped by the CIA. They took him to GTIMO. At GITMO, the husband was tortured and murdered by the CIA and US Army soldiers. he was never tried for any crimes. he never had an attorney. He was denied all of the Rights we would expect from our Government. The President later issued an apology for the tragedy.