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The Torturers Speak

Roger’s note: I often post articles and write on the theme of the United States as an imperial power which through economic and military might creates death and misery around the globe.   951 more words

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Video: Omar Khadr's 'Interrogation' at US Prison

12 July 2017 | James Porteous | Hawkins Bay Dispatch

Why would anyone want to acknowledge, let alone take responsibility for state-sponsored torture. No matter the state. 196 more words

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The Torture Trial

I’m mesmerized by this New York Times article which shows video footage of key people testifying under oath about the US post 9/11 torture program, also known as “enhanced interrogation”.   722 more words

Waterboarding: A Tortured Illegality (Part 4)

Waterboarding and the Military

A point that often gets overlooked in torture debates is how members of the military are instructed on these matters. Military members are forbidden from engaging in torture and waterboarding because it is explicitly regarded as form of torture in military literature. 1,087 more words

Waterboarding: A Tortured Illegality (Part 3)

Let’s return to our series on waterboarding. You should read parts 1 and 2 before reading this post.  

Is Waterboarding Torture? Is Waterboarding Legal?

In an interview with Fox News’s Sean Hannity Donald Trump… 491 more words

Waterboarding: A Tortured Illegality (Part 2)

Is Torture Legal?

Article 1 of the United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment says:

For the purposes of this Convention, the term “torture” means any act by which severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental, is intentionally inflicted on a person for such purposes as obtaining from him or a third person information or a confession, punishing him for an act he or a third person has committed or is suspected of having committed, or intimidating or coercing him or a third person, or for any reason based on discrimination of any kind, when such pain or suffering is inflicted by or at the instigation of or with the consent or acquiescence of a public official or other person acting in an official capacity. 419 more words

Waterboarding: A Tortured Illegality (Part 1)

Here is what Donald Trump said on the campaign trail:

I happen to think that when you’re fighting an enemy that chops off heads, I happen to think that we should use something that’s stronger than we have right now. 109 more words