Friday, May 1, 2009

WHAT IS TORTURE- You Decide

During the past few months I have heard so much about torture and water boarding that it could start your head to spin. So I looked in every dictionary I could find along with looking at pictures of torture to try to gain some knowledge for my self to see if water boarding is or is not torture . One thing I did find out is that real torture is terrible and it is not human or right. The second thing that I got out of this search was this: water boarding in my judgment cannot be considered torture if you go by the sense of the true meaning. Several English Dictionaries  defines the word TORTURE this way: (1) something that causes agony or pain, (2) the infliction of intense pain (as from burning, crushing, or wounding) (3) to punish, coerce, or afford sadistic pleasure, (4) The act of inflicting excruciating pain, as punishment or revenge, as a means of getting a confession or information, or for sheer cruelty, (5) a method of inflicting such pain,  (6) a cause of severe pain or anguish.

I found out that theses things did happen to our service men, as they can attest to, in the last few wars that we have been in. World War two, The Korean Conflict, The Viet Nam War, and the present war on terror. Our men were shot, cut, skinned, starved, beat, had arms and legs broke and cut off, denied medical treatment, had gas dumped on them and burned alive, decapitated, made to watch as their buddies were killed or mutilated. I could go on and on with a long list of what was done to our service men in the past but I think that I have said enough for everybody to see what real torture is. It was just plain sickening to read and view pictures of what one human being will do to another.

You know as a country we had better wake up and smell the coffee before it is too late. We have some people crying fowl because the CIA has water boarded or put bugs in the cell with terrorist to get information from them to stop more terrorist attacks like 911. What is the crying about? Where is the torture? There was no pain caused. There was no punishment or revenge there. There was no sadistic pleasure there. There was no excruciating pain there. So what was there? Well we know for a fact by released reports there were doctors there just incase there was a medical problem. These terrorist also had the best food going. That is also a fact that you can read. They have better medical treatment than a lot of tax payers get. It is also noted and a published fact that these terrorist have better quarters than most prisoners in the United States prisons. Theses things to me do not add up to the definition of torture. How much more easier can you make it for a person who is your sworn enemy?

The only bad guys that I see hear are the ones that hang our citizens on bridges for the world to see. The ones who behead American newspaper people for trying to get to the truth, the ones who hold knives to the throats of our soldiers, kill people who do not believe in their religion, The ones who plant road side bombs that maim and kill innocent people as well as soldiers. and kills over two thousand innocent civilians in this country in one day, the ones who hide behind women and children, The ones who hide in hospitals, places of worship, and family homes. The ones who say they are going to do it again and they will because the hands of the CIA are now tied. How can the CIA protect us with their hands tied?

For eight years we have carried the fight to the terrorist and not once in eight years have we had another attack on our soil. There was several tries and that was because we have a strong Military and another organization called the CIA that has done a superb job in the intelligence field. Now we are down sizing our troops and tying the hands of the CIA and our president is apologizing to every country that he visits. What does all that mean in terms that we can all understand. It means that in the coming months a head we will, in this country, experience more large scale destruction by terrorist. You can be sure it is coming. The road side bombs will soon be going off on our road sides and our citizens will be the ones injured and maimed. Will we then be allowed to call them what they truly are: thugs and terrorist or do we still use the political correct term and call them freedom fighters?

Am I trying to scare you? No, just giving you hard facts of what will take place in this country if these people gain any type of foot hold here. President Obama can ban the

phrase “war on terror” but he cannot ban the terrorists’ war on us. That war will continue, so why are we turning the terrorists loose before the battle is over? They chose to make it this kind of war, we didn't. The started this war we didn't We don’t need to put American lives on the line or battlefield to prove that we are nice and kinder than they are and that is what we are doing. There are now dozens of captured terrorists, who have started again with their terrorist acts against us. Why? Because they have been given “rights” that do not exist in our laws or under any kind of law of any nation. They are not criminals in our country, that are not protected by the United States Constitution They are not even prisoners of war entitled to the protection of the Geneva Convention. They are terrorist. They are cut throats and thugs that would do you in, in a heart beat.

As if it is not enough to turn cutthroats loose to cut throats again, we are now thinking about taken legal action against the people (American Citizens) who got information about the terrorist plans out of the captured terrorists, by the way who are not citizens of this country. What is wrong with this picture? Does nobody think ahead to what this will mean  for a lot of year to come if people trying protect this country from terrorists have to worry about being put behind bars themselves for doing there job? I ask you, do we need to have the CIA serve ice cream and cake when they deal with terrorists? This is so silly.

We have a president who has weakened our ability to obtain the vital information to keep this country safe and free. I do not like wars. riots, or torture of any kind including water boarding but when it comes to the safety of our country and the people then you have to do what you got to do to keep this nation safe. If Islam gets a hold in this country then every congressmen would be gone, every governor would be gone, like wise all mayors, police chiefs, and school teachers. Women's rights would go back to the dark ages. Homosexuals would not stand a chance. People who do not believe in God would then believe in a god (the god of Islam) There would be no freedom of religion. Is this what you want. Don't say it can not happen in America because it can and will if we do not stand up to it now. Do not only listen, but read and research and you will see.

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