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18 U.S. Code § 2340 - Definitions | LII / Legal Information Institute
You could make a potentially make a case for C, though I am not sure. However, the hijackers where not "acting under the color of law", so under 18 U.S. Code § 2340, it would not be considered torture. I am not really sure how it would matter however. The hijackers are dead, so prosecuting them is kinda wasted effort, and trying to use what they did as moral justification for what was done later would fail, and miserably.(1) “torture” means an act committed by a person acting under the color of law specifically intended to inflict severe physical or mental pain or suffering (other than pain or suffering incidental to lawful sanctions) upon another person within his custody or physical control; (2) “severe mental pain or suffering” means the prolonged mental harm caused by or resulting from— (A) the intentional infliction or threatened infliction of severe physical pain or suffering;
(B) the administration or application, or threatened administration or application, of mind-altering substances or other procedures calculated to disrupt profoundly the senses or the personality;
(C) the threat of imminent death; or
(D) the threat that another person will imminently be subjected to death, severe physical pain or suffering, or the administration or application of mind-altering substances or other procedures calculated to disrupt profoundly the senses or personality; and
(3) “United States” means the several States of the United States, the District of Columbia, and the commonwealths, territories, and possessions of the United States.
"To waste, to destroy, our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by rights to hand down to them."~ Theodore Roosevelt (Message to Congress, Dec. 3, 1907)
9/11 was performed by those who were here on expired Visas under Bill Clinton while taking flying lessons. Letting foreigners into this country and not keeping tabs on them can have adverse effects especially when you let people into this country who are known to have those who despise this country.
9/11 occurred because of a series of restrictions created over the course of over twenty years, Democrats and Republicans alike, that made it impossible for the FBI to share with the CIA on intelligence. They could connect the dots after the fact but what the Hell good does that do after the damage was done?
When you lose 3000 lives in such a way with threats of more to come, it becomes and extraordinary situation that requires extraordinary measures.
When you lose that perspective pal then you have lost it all.
Last edited by vesper; 12-17-14 at 03:42 AM.