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Since the left likes to cry that waterboarding is torture and we executed people from Japan for it in WWII,

Did you know that no one was executed or even prosecuted for it? The Japanese did not even use waterboarding. They used water torture. Not at all the same as waterboarding.

Water torture used by the Japanese is the forcing of massive amounts of water into the stomach usually followed by punches to the stomach, usually resulting in death.

http://ist-socrates.berkeley.edu/~warcrime/Japan/Yokohama/Reviews/Yokohama_Review_Sawamura.htm

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/180923/sorry-paul-begala-youre-still-wrong/mark-hemingway

http://ist-socrates.berkeley.edu/~warcrime/Japan/Yokohama/Reviews/Yokohama_Review_Minemo.htm

http://ist-socrates.berkeley.edu/~warcrime/Japan/Yokohama/Reviews/Yokohama_Review_Kita.htm

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Carpy

Asked by Carpy at 2:02 PM on May. 7, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • ? Waterboarding IS torture. I think people were a lot less aware of what was going on back in wwII. Watch the movie unthinkable... It's horrible how far people will go.
    BabyBugsmama

    Answer by BabyBugsmama at 2:26 PM on May. 7, 2011

  • I don't think a dislike of waterboarding is a charactristic of "Lefts" or "Middles' Or :"rights"........anyone, no matter what their political stance is, can see that torture makes us as bad as the enemy. I know some republicans (relatives) who feel that way too--that it makes us no better than the enemy.
    And the people being tortured are prepared ahead of time to spew LIES and make their captors believe them . It does no good except to make the people who do the waterboarding real happy.
    minnesotanice

    Answer by minnesotanice at 2:28 PM on May. 7, 2011

  • ? Waterboarding IS torture

    It doesn't injure or main. NOT torture.
    Carpy

    Comment by Carpy (original poster) at 2:37 PM on May. 7, 2011

  • Waterboarding is way different than water torture. Waterboarding uses a persons own natural fear of death. If it were torture it would not be used as a regular training tool.
    yourspecialkid

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 3:05 PM on May. 7, 2011

  • There you go using details to ruin a good argument!

    Charis76

    Answer by Charis76 at 3:12 PM on May. 7, 2011


  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waterboarding


    Although a variety of specific techniques are used in waterboarding, the captive's face is usually covered with cloth or some other thin material, and the subject is immobilized on his/her back. Water is then poured onto the face over the breathing passages, causing an almost immediate gag reflex and creating the sensation that the captive is drowning.Waterboarding can cause extreme pain, dry drowning, damage to lungs, brain damage from oxygen deprivation, other physical injuries including broken bones due to struggling against restraints, lasting psychological damage and, if uninterrupted, death.[4] Adverse physical consequences can manifest themselves months after the event, while psychological effects can last for years.[5]

    minnesotanice

    Answer by minnesotanice at 3:18 PM on May. 7, 2011

  • And the people being tortured are prepared ahead of time to spew LIES and make their captors believe them

    Actually, thanks to the NYT they are prepared ahead of time to withstand it, since they desensitize themselves to it now. SINCE IT DOESN'T INJURE OR MAIN OR KILL.
    Carpy

    Comment by Carpy (original poster) at 3:19 PM on May. 7, 2011

  • minnesotanice

    Answer by minnesotanice at 3:20 PM on May. 7, 2011

  • Read the links---the descriptions of waterboarding.
    I can't imagine why anyone would think it is not harmful.
    I get really discouraged with people....do we really want to be sadists and emulate the enemy?
    minnesotanice

    Answer by minnesotanice at 3:21 PM on May. 7, 2011

  • minnegerp, here is how inaccurate your wiki source is.

    even though the United States government hanged Japanese soldiers for use of various torture techniques against US prisoners of war in World War II.

    Since we know that is not true, what are we to believe of the rest of your link?
    Carpy

    Comment by Carpy (original poster) at 3:28 PM on May. 7, 2011

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