Friday, June 24, 2011

Petraeus advocates torture for "special" occasions - like when they can't deny it

Reporting from Washington— Gen. David H. Petraeus, President Obama's choice to be the next director of the Central Intelligence Agency, told senators Thursday that the U.S. should consider a policy for using special interrogation techniques when a detainee is withholding information that is immediately needed to save lives.
British and Afghan National Army troops operating in Afghanistan's Upper Gereshk Valley say they uncovered a Taliban torture chamber.

Officials believe the 8ft by 4ft underground facility uncovered north of Forward Operating Base Keenan, was used to torture local Afghan citizens. Officials say in the blood-soaked chamber, British and Afghan troops found chains used for stringing up prisoners and a pair of shackles along with bamboo canes, the British Ministry of Defense reported.

In other words, Petraeus wants a "legal out" for those times when someone obtains proof that they've been torturing again, because torture is the epitome of this "war," which is actually advanced SRA on a vast scale. In the vast majority of torture cases (which I assume take place in underground bunkers such as the "Taliban" torture chamber mentioned above), there is no way for anyone to prove it, so it's as if it didn't happen.

Torture is also a great way to manufacture enemies out for revenge. I understand that a lot of "interrogation" takes place at "Forward Operating Bases," and that a lot of innocents are captured, "processed," and released, although Petraeus counts all of them as "Taliban" or "Al Qaeda," perhaps because they THEN go out and join one of these groups, in hopes of getting revenge for some outrage committed against them. Little do they know that that's exactly what Petraeus wants, to keep the cycle of violence going.