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The Borking of 'Zero Dark Thirty'

Rock Strongo Wrote: Feb 28, 2013 8:33 AM
Holy cr@p, are you libs pathetic! Pour water on a terrorist's face and libs will call for you to be tried as a war criminal (if you happen to be republican); send a predator missile up a suspected terrorist's @#$%, killing him and anyone unlucky enough to be in relative proximity, and the NYT will write fawning pieces about you, praising your "toughness" (if you are King Barack the Wise, anyway. when done by a republican, these drone strikes instantly become crimes against humanity). And incidentally: if torture didn't work, people would have stopped doing it centuries ago.
Jimsd55 Wrote: Feb 28, 2013 8:59 AM
Chase J. Nielsen, one of the U.S. airmen who flew in the Doolittle raid following the attack on Pearl Harbor, was subjected to waterboarding by his Japanese captors. At their trial for war crimes following the war, he testified "Well, I was put on my back on the floor with my arms and legs stretched out, one guard holding each limb. The towel was wrapped around my face and put across my face and water poured on. They poured water on this towel until I was almost unconscious from strangulation, then they would let up until I'd get my breath, then they'd start over again... I felt more or less like I was drowning, just gasping between life and death." The United States hanged Japanese soldiers for waterboarding American prisoners of war.
rickmcq Wrote: Feb 28, 2013 9:07 AM
Have you any documentation, Jim, that the United States hanged Japanese soldiers for waterboarding Chase J. Nielsen? Have you any documentation showing that Japanese soldiers were hanged by the US solely for waterboarding American prisoners of war, or might there have been a much more detailed list of abuse which led to those executions?
3204 Wrote: Feb 28, 2013 11:44 AM
flagged for excessively repetitive stupidity
The technique that the Imperial Interrogators used was to pour water into a prisoner, then jump on the prisoners belly. It's a little different than POURING water on a detainee.
t252 Wrote: Mar 02, 2013 7:13 PM
and then they bayoneted them.
t252 Wrote: Mar 02, 2013 7:13 PM
and then they bayoneted them.
NewJAl Wrote: Feb 28, 2013 8:42 AM
I agree, and think well of the man who pointed out to the people, who distorted Christianity to stay in power, that most people will say anything you want, if you torture them.
And the threat is powerful, as we can see with the tears of the thousands, when Kim Jung died, recently, in N.Korea.
On a much milder basis, releasing prisoners months ahead of the financial need, and from Brewer's Arizona, was a ploy by Obama, and a thinly veiled threat, because he wants more taxes.
Everyone, even the useless trolls, needs acquaintance with the ploys of the other Chicago Community Organizer, Alinsky. To closely related to what Obama is doing to be ignored. Check for youself.
The threat can be so effective the dire event need never come.

NewJAl Wrote: Feb 28, 2013 8:43 AM

Weeks before the Oscars, Sony Pictures, the studio behind "Zero Dark Thirty," put out this statement: "We are outraged that any responsible member of the Academy would use their voting status in (the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences) as a platform to advance their own political agenda. The film should be judged free of partisanship. To punish an artist's right of expression is abhorrent. This community, more than any other, should know how reprehensible that is."

To what was Sony Pictures co-chair Amy Pascal referring?

"Zero Dark Thirty," directed by Kathryn Bigelow and written by Mark...