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    Re: UN Officials Demand Prosecutions for US Torture

    Quote Originally Posted by Henry David View Post
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    There you go again displaying your inability to live in reality and focus on the topic, showing all that you have no valid argument in reference to the topic or of me.
    In your defense of torture Excon, I would say it is YOU who lives in an unreal and immoral 'reality', not I.
    Figures! There you go doing the same thing all over again.
    And you talking about morals is hilarious.

    The only problem here was your inability to know the difference between that which is and isn't torture, and that which is and isn't legal.





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    Crimes against humanity, like torture, can be tried anywhere in the world, regardless of whether or not the US has signed onto the ICC.

    1. No they can't.
    2. Nor where there any crimes agaisnt humanity to be prosecuted.
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    Re: UN Officials Demand Prosecutions for US Torture

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Whom do you think is following teachings of the Devil?
    Anyone who supports torture. They are not the devil. They are merely supporting something evil, that follows the way of evil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Look who's talking, it's Johnny Come Lately to the party.
    Do you just run around making random nonsensical comments? Otherwise, I'm not sure what you're trying to say.

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    Re: UN Officials Demand Prosecutions for US Torture

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    The only problem here was your inability to know the difference between that which is and isn't torture, and that which is and isn't legal.
    Not one in a thousand of the anti-American propagandists who never tire of yammering about torture of jihadists has ever bothered to read a single page of the Justice Dept.'s analyses of enhanced interrogation techniques under U.S. torture laws, and it would be way over their heads anyway.

    But these people don't care about facts or laws--all they are interested in is running down the United States through dumb appeals to the emotions of the most gullible members of the dimocracy. These people resent this country just like Barack Obama and other statists do--and, oddly enough, just like the Islamists do.

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    Re: UN Officials Demand Prosecutions for US Torture

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob0627 View Post
    All senior U.S. officials and CIA agents who authorized or carried out torture like waterboarding as part of former President George W. Bush's national security policy must be prosecuted, top U.N. officials said Wednesday.

    It's not clear, however, how human rights officials think these prosecutions will take place, since the Justice Department has declined to prosecute and the U.S. is not a member of the International Criminal Court.

    Zeid Raad al-Hussein, the U.N. high commissioner for human rights, said it's "crystal clear" under international law that the United States, which ratified the U.N. Convention Against Torture in 1994, now has an obligation to ensure accountability.

    "In all countries, if someone commits murder, they are prosecuted and jailed. If they commit rape or armed robbery, they are prosecuted and jailed. If they order, enable or commit torture ? recognized as a serious international crime ? they cannot simply be granted impunity because of political expediency," he said.

    U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hopes the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee report on the CIA's harsh interrogation techniques at secret overseas facilities is the "start of a process" toward prosecutions, because the "prohibition against torture is absolute," Ban's spokesman said.

    Ben Emmerson, the U.N.'s special rapporteur on counterterrorism and human rights, said the report released Tuesday shows "there was a clear policy orchestrated at a high level within the Bush administration, which allowed (it) to commit systematic crimes and gross violations of international human rights law."

    He said international law prohibits granting immunity to public officials who allow the use of torture, and this applies not just to the actual perpetrators but also to those who plan and authorize torture.

    UN Officials Demand Prosecutions for US Torture - ABC News

    The only CIA agent who has been jailed to date for anything to do with torture is John Kiriakou, for whistleblowing on the CIA torture program.
    I'll give a **** about the UN when the UN opens it's books to a public audit.
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    Re: UN Officials Demand Prosecutions for US Torture

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    1. No they can't.
    2. Nor where there any crimes agaisnt humanity to be prosecuted.
    You're completely wrong on both counts. But you'll have to research it yourself, as I have no desire to educate you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Anyone who supports torture. They are not the devil. They are merely supporting something evil, that follows the way of evil.
    How about me Joe...do you think I am evil?
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    Re: UN Officials Demand Prosecutions for US Torture

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    All I know is there are a lot of Yizidi women and young girls in Syria who wake up every day to endless rapes, maiming and disfigurement thanking their lucky stars they didn't get water up their nose.
    ah but its all the fault of the west. POS says so.

    Eveil frickenm leftists are obsessed with helping our enemies

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    Quote Originally Posted by matchlight View Post
    Not one in a thousand of the anti-American propagandists who never tire of yammering about torture of jihadists has ever bothered to read a single page of the Justice Dept.'s analyses of enhanced interrogation techniques under U.S. torture laws, and it would be way over their heads anyway.

    But these people don't care about facts or laws--all they are interested in is running down the United States through dumb appeals to the emotions of the most gullible members of the dimocracy. These people resent this country just like Barack Obama and other statists do--and, oddly enough, just like the Islamists do.
    By institutionalizing torture, and by refusing to prosecute those who broke the law in that regard, the US is doing a pretty damn good job in running itself down.

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    Re: UN Officials Demand Prosecutions for US Torture

    Quote Originally Posted by Henry David View Post
    By institutionalizing torture, and by refusing to prosecute those who broke the law in that regard, the US is doing a pretty damn good job in running itself down.
    I don't know what your mean by "institutionalized," but it sounds very much like you are slandering the United States. I wish I could say it surprises me to see that here.

    The United States has not approved the use of torture on anyone. And if you really knew that certain persons had violated the laws against torture, there would be no need to prosecute them--the purpose of a trial is to determine guilt. You don't know any such thing.

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