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Forget waterboarding, is this ok?

The 'Black Shirts' of Guantanamo routinely terrorize prisoners, breaking bones, gouging eyes, squeezing testicles, and 'dousing' them with chemicals.
As the Obama administration continues to fight the release of some 2,000 photos that graphically document U.S. military abuse of prisoners in Iraq and Afghanistan, an ongoing Spanish investigation is adding harrowing details to the ever-emerging portrait of the torture inside and outside Guantánamo. Among them: "blows to [the] testicles;" "detention underground in total darkness for three weeks with deprivation of food and sleep;" being "inoculated … through injection with 'a disease for dog cysts;'" the smearing of feces on prisoners; and waterboarding. The torture, according to the Spanish investigation, all occurred "under the authority of American military personnel" and was sometimes conducted in the presence of medical professionals

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Asked by Friday at 4:07 PM on May. 16, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Friday

    Answer by Friday at 4:09 PM on May. 16, 2009

  • I see why their trying to fight the release of those files, it's probably groosum and horrible. But honestly the people in gitmo were there because they wanted to hurt ALL of AMERICA, people in our normal prisons only wanted to hurt a few people. So I don't see why we didn't do more to those gitmo prisoners, they wanted us all dead. I don't see the harm in any of it, but then again I believe rapist should get the death penality, so I guess I'm just different!!

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:10 PM on May. 16, 2009

  • That simply isn't true. There were many in Gitmo that had no terrorist ties or intentions. In the early days of Afghanistan we outsourced ops to the local warlords, many of them took our coin and turned in their personal enemies.


    Answer by Friday at 4:20 PM on May. 16, 2009

  • eh, I'm for tourture if it gets results. As long as they are tourtureing the appropriate people.

    Answer by lstrickland at 4:28 PM on May. 16, 2009

  • War is never a pretty thing.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:34 PM on May. 16, 2009

  • Just keep chewing and spewing the Bush & Co. chow that was spoon fed to you. Obviously, while you can take the time to respond with ignorance, you can't take the time to research or read. What you have said has been disproven over and over again. I suggest you take the time to educate yourself in between changing a few diapers before you respond.

    Thank you Friday. No matter how many times torture is discussed and the true facts as you have stated are set out, we still have people who respond as if that information never existed. Torture is illegal and trying to make it acceptable by saying good information was obtained, is not only untrue, but it is absolutely not a legal defense to the crime. That is like saying a man robbed a bank and that is a crime, but he did it because he needed the money. Torture did not keep us safe and that wasn't even the true intention, this has also been proven by documents.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:39 PM on May. 16, 2009

  • Blah Blah Blah Blah...blah blah blah blah

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:58 PM on May. 16, 2009

  • maybe we should give the Medical Marijuana for the pain.

    Answer by thundernlight at 5:05 PM on May. 16, 2009

  • *them

    Answer by thundernlight at 5:05 PM on May. 16, 2009

  • Maybe some people's outlook on torture would change if their own husbands were wrenched away from their homes in the middle of the night without charges or basis and they were thrown into prison and tortured for being a terrorist or having terrorist ties when they had no such involvement. When thug teams become part of everyday living, when freedom of speech has disappeared, when arrest and detention without due process comes to a neighborhood near you, just remember that when it was someone else, when it was another woman's husband or son or brother, it was OK with you. This is what our society is becoming, a population of drones, being lead by the nose, letting themselves become convinced that everything the Gov. tells you is true and everything they do is what is best for you. Give up your voice, give up your morals and ethics, follow blindly and you become what you detested and feared.

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:16 PM on May. 16, 2009

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