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Waterboarding Torture Demonstration

OH NO SOMEONE POURING WATER ON HIS FACE!! OH THE HUMANITY!!!

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by yak

submitted November 16th 2007

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"No physical or mental torture, nor any other form of coercion, may be inflicted on prisoners of war to secure from them information of any kind whatever. Prisoners of war who refuse to answer may not be threatened, insulted, or exposed to any unpleasant or disadvantageous treatment of any kind."

Geneva Convention relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War Part III, Section I, Article 17

Seems clear enough to me. But I'm not a right-winger.
10 years ago
Say youre dealing with a true brainwashed fundamentalist who you know have info because (lets say for argurment sake) you stormed a militia meeting and all but one die and you capture him. You take him back to base and ask him why there were men with Iranian (again for arguements sake) IDs at the meeting...what would you do?
10 years ago
Give him a cupcake, say you're sorry for killing his friends, give him twenty bucks and send him home?
10 years ago
TG, you really need to learn the difference between a soldier captured as a POW and a terrorist - maybe then you'd be better able to apply GC articles. Second, it sure beats beheading, which the terrorists tend to favor when dealing with their enemies, which are never limited to soldiers but also include civilian workers, humanitarian aid workers, teachers and journalists.
10 years ago
I guess it would be ok if some muslim guys tortured you now, because you happen live in a country that keeps killing their people. How many people in those prisons do you think are planning on killing or blowing up anything, or even know shit? Politicians say its the worst of the worst, but the numbers betray their lies. For another matter, how many of the arrests made by our new homeland security have anything even vaguely to do with terrorism? They pretty much stopped publishing those numbers when it turned out to be less than 1/1000.
10 years ago
LOUD NOISES!!!!!
10 years ago
the flaw of the statement is it deals with prisoners of war. we arent in any official war per se. pretty sure anyway that its not done anywhere the geniva convention applies. oh wait dont ask dont tell (i made a funny) gays and politicalns can appreciate that remark
10 years ago
Yes and REAL terrorist use water..
10 years ago
..... water ppl
10 years ago
i could care a less,oh its torture,who fucking cares,i saw that fuckers haed off if it meant a attack was foiled, fuck'em,
10 years ago
shit,i meant head,
10 years ago
That logic is the same as flying a flane into a building.
"Fuck em, I get what I want"
10 years ago
Or even worse, a plane.
10 years ago
Id rather go through water torture as opposed to some of the other crazy shit they have out there. Reeds or bamboo shoots shoved under the fingernails or toenails is worse, for one...
10 years ago
having acid dripped on ur skin or thousands of small razor cuts all over ur body then coverd in lime juice and salt. the chinese water toture is always good too!
10 years ago
^ The thousand cuts you were talking about also originates from China.
10 years ago
The Germans and Chinese used to operate without any drugs to prisoners as experiments.
10 years ago
Id feel like a bit of a dick if I was that women in the street shouting like that. Then I never have been much of a thespian.
10 years ago
You can have a bit of my dick.
10 years ago
Mine too! Don't forget about me!
10 years ago
I think it's up to us as "humans" to develop other methods of obtaining information that could potentially save the lives of others, without maiming, torturing or causing mental anguish to another being. However until that becomes a reality, would I condone torturing 1 person to save a 1000? Fuck yea I would.
Yes America needs to change its foreign policy. No doubt about it, but Akbar w/e his name is needs to remember that his own people conduct far worse torture than waterboarding. Let's not forget all the non-combatants like camera men and the like that were captured, tortured and then had their fucking head cut off. These are the same people the stone women to death in public.
All you whiny tree hugging douche bags need to get a grip on reality.
Is Iraq even a member of the Geneva convention?
10 years ago
i dont know, why are you asking me?
10 years ago
IM 100% for torture, we should be doing a lot worse then this...fuck these mother fuckers they don't deserve a life. funny thing is they would do it to these fucking idiots protesting in 1/3 of a fucking second if they had the chance.
10 years ago
yeah, but the fact is we are doing this to some innocent people.
you would love to believe america is smart enough to know when people are innocent... but its not so.

its a flawed practice because americans are a flawed people.
just as flawed as SICK ASS IRAQIs cutting off heads to make a statement.

you need to be a twisted fuck to do this to people.

10 years ago
Things have changed a lot since the times of the Spanish Inquisition. (which no one expects!) I find it rather laughable that people consider this "tourture" when there is so much worse that could be done. Seriously, this is the most gentle thing possible.
10 years ago
haha nice reference. Do you 'appen to be English by any chance?
10 years ago
'Fraid not, lad. I am but an American of Irish descent!
10 years ago
If I get it right, you people say : POW have to be from a regular army. Then they can be treated as the geneva convention implies. Right ? So you have civilians that don't fight, with wich you can't mess at all. You have soldiers that have very tight rights you have to follow. Then you have the rest, you call them terrorists, maybe that is a correct name, but that is not the my point. My point is : People working for blackwater and other privateers out there can be tortured then ? They are no soldiers, but they sure as hell aren't normal civilians ... . They activly take part in the war and take part in the fighting, but are no soldiers. So ...
10 years ago
I'd like to waterboard him again for the fun of it.
10 years ago
OK you anti-torture people, consider this:
Your beloved little 6 year old son/daughter has been abducted, the police have got the abductor and he admits to the crime, but won't say where your child is. Would you be prepared to do anything to get him to talk?
Or would you just keep aking him while your child starved somewhere?

Answer:
You would peel his skin off with your teeth if you had to, wouldn't you?
10 years ago
Yeah, but it's more like, your girl got abducted so the cops arrested some random shady looking dude on the street that look at an officer the wrong way. Now they let you peel his skin off with your teeth and he just makes up something so you'll leave him alone. Later they admit he had nothing to do with anything and release him. Soon after, he goes and kills your son for revenge.
10 years ago
Ooh! The bastard! Lemme at him, I'll rip his nads off!
10 years ago
OK you pro-torture people, consider this:

your cousin is quite possibly involved in terrorist...orginizations to what extent you dont know.
you fail a lie detector test because they asked if you knew anyone involved in terrorist activity.
they lock you up in a prison in cuba and begin doing this to you for seven days straight depriving you of sleep even though you have told them everything you know.

they are content with your information and they leave you in this jail in foreign country without any formal charges.

now granted i am sure most of the people in guantanamo deserve to be there, but i bet you there is some who are completely innocent.

is this right or wrong?


ANSWER:

WRONG
fuckface
10 years ago
I know that innocent people get caught up in this shit, but I used an example where the detainee was definitely guilty and having sole knowlege. In that sort of scenario, where innocents are in physical danger, ANY method of getting information must surely be justified.
10 years ago
Fuck the spring water, they wouldn't give us that luxury. They should have pissed on his face. Also, what's so bad about putting a wet towel over somebody's face and pouring water on it? If it were one of us those te enemy would probably hold our head under water till we passed out. Now that's torture, not this pussy ass shit.
10 years ago
i think that it would have worked better if they would have used a firehose that close to his face!
10 years ago
this isnt really "torture" imean he isnt in any physical painother than the fear of drowning.. but you already knwo ahead of time that you wontdrown nor will they let you die... this is more liek assisted persuasion... still better than beatings beheadings bamboo torture acid dogs knives and the tried and true toilet plunger up the anus...


this is probably the LEAST deplorable of the torture methods.
10 years ago
i've gotten water up my nose swimming all the time.... its really not as bad as this guy makes it out to be ;/
10 years ago
Any guesses as to what the thing under the towel is that was blocking the water from his face? Shenanigans!!
10 years ago
Simply because one method isn't as bad as another doesn't discount the fact that it's still torture. I've no problems with someone who condones torture, if they themselves have experienced it. If Senator John McCain said "Torture is A-O.K. in my book", then I could see the general public getting behind it. But for anyone who is pro-torture, I challenge you to experience what you support for any length of time, then see how justified it is. We as a society cannot take the moral high ground on torture of any kind, then say something like "We could be doing something worse" or "They do worse things to our captured, so they should be thankful we don't employ their tactics".
10 years ago
God! the whole fucking world needs to man up. fricken bottled water and a rag.. being caged for decades is the worst form of torture possible.. should we close down prisons? iraqi's used hydrocloric acid to interogate. i'd take a few days of this crap annually if it meant living in a terror free world. can some one post some more chechnyan be heading vids? remind people what evil really is... for god sake. man up
10 years ago
torture a guy enough and he'll confess to anything. doesn't make it true
10 years ago
not true, there is a method to it. when someone is tortured the right way they become un able to lie.
10 years ago
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