Birthers: God's way of telling Darwin "Take that!"
We're dealing with master Satanists here. The fact that there's no evidence proves that it's true.
Matthew 10:34Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
"The crisis will end when fear changes sides" - Pablo Iglesias Turrión
"Austerity is used as a cover to reconfigure society and increase inequality and injustice." - Jeremy Corbyn
The Treatment of Detainees in U.S. Custody
Some might say that if our personnel go through it in SERE
school, what's wrong with doing it to detainees? Well, our
personnel are students, and they can call off the training at
any time.And read on:Again, it's critical to remember that these techniques are
not used in SERE school to obtain intelligence, they are to
prepare our soldiers to resist abusive interrogation.
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there is also this:Discussions about reverse-engineering SERE techniques for
use in interrogations at GTMO had already prompted strong
objections by the DOD's CITF at GTMO. CITF Deputy Commander
Mark Fallon said that the SERE techniques were ``developed to
better prepare U.S. military personnel to resist
interrogations, and not as a means of obtaining reliable
information,'' and that, ``CITF was troubled with the rationale
that techniques used to harden resistance to interrogations
would be the basis for the utilization of techniques to obtain
In fact, waterboarding is just the type of torture then Lt. Commander John McCain had to endure at the hands of the North Vietnamese. As a former Master Instructor and Chief of Training at the US Navy Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape School (SERE) in San Diego, California I know the waterboard personally and intimately. SERE staff were required undergo the waterboard at its fullest. I was no exception. I have personally led, witnessed and supervised waterboarding of hundreds of people. It has been reported that both the Army and Navy SERE school’s interrogation manuals were used to form the interrogation techniques used by the US army and the CIA for its terror suspects. What was not mentioned in most articles was that SERE was designed to show how an evil totalitarian, enemy would use torture at the slightest whim. If this is the case, then waterboarding is unquestionably being used as torture technique.
Naval Leadership: Waterboarding is Torture… Period
There's much more out there and I've probably linked it all at one time or another. But the point is they are not the same, and waterboarding is torture.
AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.