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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

What I Believe - Torture


Lets have a fun discussion about torture. First I’d like to treat you readers to some of my favorite torture/execution methods developed down through history.

DRAWN AND QUARTERED

This developed by our friends the Brits and administered to those found guilty of treason. Here’s how it goes:

1. Dragged on a hurdle (a wooden frame) to the place of execution.

2. Hanged by the neck for a short time or until almost dead.

3. Disemboweled and emasculated and the genitalia and entrails burned before the condemned's eyes.

4. The body divided into four parts, then beheaded.

Sounds like great fun doesn’t it? It is recorded that this was the fate of William Wallace, remember “Braveheart”?

Kinda hard to imagine that the Brits, oh so prissy, prim and proper would do such a thing. My how times change.

BRAZEN BULL

This method was given to us by the ancient Greeks.

This was a bull, made entirely of brass, hollow, with a door in the side. The condemned were shut in the bull and a fire was set under it, heating the metal until it became yellow hot and causing the person inside to roast to death.

The head of the device was designed with a complex system of tubes and stops so that the prisoner's screams were converted into sounds like the bellowing of an infuriated bull.

Oh my! Delightful isn’t it?

SLOW SLICING (Death of a thousand cuts)

This from the Chinese:

Slow slicing was reserved for crimes viewed as especially severe, such as treason and killing one's parents. The process involved tying the person to be executed to a wooden frame, usually in a public place. The flesh was then cut from the body in multiple slices in a process that was not specified in detail in Chinese law and therefore most likely varied. In later times, opium was sometimes administered either as an act of mercy or as a way of preventing fainting. The punishment worked on three levels: as a form of public humiliation, as a slow and lingering death, and as a punishment after death.

Fun, fun, fun!

ENHANCED INTERROGATION TECHNIQUES

WATERBOARDING

Waterboarding is a form of “torture” that consists of immobilizing the victim on his or her back with the head inclined downwards, and then pouring water over the face and into the breathing passages, causing the captive to believe he or she is dying. By forced suffocation and inhalation of water, the subject experiences the sensation of drowning.
The victim is not permanently injured by this technique.

Hmmmmm, not nearly as much fun as drawing and quartering.

SLEEP DEPRIVATION

I suffer from this myself most of the time.

BLOWING SMOKE IN THE PRISONER’S FACE.

Rush Limbaugh says it wouldn’t be bad if the smoke was from a good cigar.

FORCED TO LISTEN TO LOUD MUSIC

If it were rap, I might prefer the Brazen Bull.

Folks, I am really disgusted with the left and specifically our Attorney General for drumming up all this crapola about investigating previous actions of CIA agents against terrorists. These terrorists are radical Muslim extremists. They want to kill us simply because of who we are and what we believe. They hate freedom and liberty.

In my humble opinion the “enhanced interrogation techniques” described above come nowhere close to torture, especially when compared to things the terrorists have done.

In fact if a captive terrorist is believed to hold information vital to the security of the United States, extraction of that information should be done by ANY MEANS NECESSARY. Not a single American life should be ever put at risk worrying about some legal implication of a technique.

In fact, I wouldn’t mind seeing a few of the bastards lit up in a Brazen Bull on Al Jazeera for all the world to see. Oh the horror!

The wimpy left screeches and flaps their limp wimpy wrists in disgust. “Oh my, what will the rest of the world think of us?”

I could care less what the rest of the world thinks. I believe in American exceptionalism. Were it not for the U.S. there would not be freedom in the world today. I think the world should fear us first, so much so that nobody would dare raise a finger against us.

I’m not like the wimpy, big eared bastard excuse for a president who parades around on the world stage making apologies for America!

But that’s just me…..

6 comments:

  1. The defination of torture has changed over the years and I suppose we are now in the modern era the indoor toliet as opposed to the outhouse. Wonder what will be considered torture 50 years from now---maybe just putting handcuffs on a prisoner!

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  2. The truth is we won't have anyone to actually fight wars, take terrorists into custody, or interrogate them, for fear they will end up being prosecuted by the next administration. Wars and protecting this nation should have nothing to do with politics. Unfortunately today EVERYTHING is political.

    I'm going to have a marjarita, or two, maybe three...

    Deborah F. Hamilton
    Right Truth
    http://www.righttruth.typepad.com

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  3. I prefer to give them the rack, the iron maiden or even the wheel. But will settle for the brazen bull. Let us put it live on TV and watch the fun. Bet it would beat American Idol. We can start with that couple in California who stole a child's life.

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  4. Ron, you're right. Pretty soon we won't even be allowed to talk ugly to terrorists/ We might hurt their feelings..

    You're right again, sweetie.

    Findalis, I think the punishment should fit the crime.

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  5. Torture is defined within the Geneva convention which the United States not only signed, but was a main architect in creating.

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  6. Anonymous. You're telling me nothing I don't already know. These terrorists are not enemy combatants in the strictest since of the word and therefore have no protection under the Geneva conventions (betcha didn't think I knew that didja?)

    I stand by my statement. If a terrorist has information critical to the defense of the U.S. then we should resort to ANY MEANS NECESSARY to obtain that information.

    That's the way it is. If you don't like it....TOUGH!

    How about growing a pair and refraining from anonymous posting?

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