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The CIA Psychologist Who Designed the Torture Program Claims It Was Not Torture

Respectfully Submitted by Lawrence E. Rafferty (rafflaw)- Weekend Contributor

We have seen and heard the claims from Donald Rumsfeld and others that the leaked Senate torture report is off base because the enhanced interrogation techniques were not only legal according to the Office of Legal Counsel, but they also produced results.  613 more words

Criminal Law

Saudi princesses tortured for protesting regime's anti-women policy

This video from Britain says about itself:

28 March 2014

Tonight exclusively on Channel 4 News the daughters of the king of Saudi Arabia speak out about being locked away for years.

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Human Rights

Madame de Pompadour - The Torture of Damiens

Spoilers, as they say.

In the book, they refer to the horrendous way in which Damiens was tortured and then killed for the attempted assassination of the king. 203 more words

Books

Metal Gear?

While it seems prudent to withhold judgement on MGSV until it has come to completion in the form of The Phantom Pain, Ground Zeroes presents us with some interesting questions, foremost in my mind being: “What?” This is decidedly different from the “Huh?” I was left with at the end of Sons of Liberty, or the “Pardon?” that kept echoing through my skull throughout the final hour and a half cutscene of Guns of the Patriots. 727 more words

Game Criticism

Père Delarue: la torture

Père Delarue : la torture

Grüß Gott !

Louis Delarue, aumônier français, en Algérie, justifie un interrogatoire sans sadisme. Mais efficace.

Histoire de la guerre d’Algérie / Bernard Droz / Evelyne Lever / 1954-1962 / Histoire / Seuil / 1982: … 1,110 more words

He Went Through Hell and Back

This morning I was meditating on what today being Easter means to me. My heart welled with gratitude and love when I considered the many ways Jesus suffered more than I could imagine when He didn’t have to, and all for saving humankind, which specifically includes me. 364 more words