Torture and Legality

July 4, 2008 at 1:26 pm 1 comment

Current stories like this one show what seems absolute conviction that all the current todo about torture and some of the things used (they’re even inhumane) is new.  They give the appearance that at least some people think torture is a new thing.  Torture is the practice of extracting information as quickly as possible without regard to the welfare of the source of the information.  I saw evidence that indicated that torturers were without exception psychotic; I don’t have an opinion on it.  If nothing else, information is extracted when the boundary of identity is approached.

 

A friend of mine was in a prison in Europe used for information extraction; he wouldn’t tell me which country it was.  Because it was evident that being there had basically set the rest of his life (primary goal being to fit in with “the establishment”), I had little doubt of it.  I also heard about a facility or facilities in Europe dating to that timeframe.

 

One final note, that will most likely seem unrelated.  The reason that possession isn’t necessarily valid is “eminent domain” and its variations.

–Glenn

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