Tuesday 9 December 2014

Hypocrisy & its Consequential Blowback

Senate report: CIA misled public on torture

...the report finds that conditions for detainees at top secret interrogation sites were much harsher than the CIA has previously admitted. It finds that high value detainees were subjected to methods like waterboarding and sleep deprivation "in near nonstop fashion for days or weeks at a time."
"In many cases, the most aggressive techniques were used immediately, in combination and non-stop," the report says. "Sleep deprivation involved keeping detainees awake for up to 180 hours, usually standing or in painful stress positions, at times with their hands shackled above their heads."
In one facility, a detainee was said to have died of hypothermia after being held "partially nude" and chained to a concrete floor, while at other times, naked prisoners were hooded and dragged up and down corridors while being slapped and punched.
Multiple CIA detainees subjected to the techniques suffered from hallucinations, paranoia, insomnia and tried to mutilate themselves, the report says.
On one occasion, high-value al Qaeda suspect Abu Zubaydah became completely unresponsive after a period of intense waterboarding. He had "bubbles rising through his open full mouth," the report says.
Meanwhile, the confessed mastermind of the September 11 attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohammad, was subjected to a "series of near drownings."

"Because Sociopathism is the unwillingless to Consider beyond Self, Hypocrisy becomes the greatest trait of a Sociopath"

If you succeed in out-terrorizing the world's terrorists, that will inescapably make YOU the #1 evil of the world, and not them - and it has the effect of making some of your opponent's previous propaganda suddenly seem like it wasn't really propaganda, gaining recruits for their cause. And of course, it will make them feel rightful in behaving the same back towards you, and retroactively justified for whatever they already did, and strengthen their resolve.

Reason also determines the future ahead of it happening: Remember, every Thing is a new consideration, and every consideration bears the Will by which it was made as a part of its identity (so you can expect there to have been many seeds of enmity sown) - and the Will by which a thing is considered is the same will that is returned to the one who is responsible for it at the end of a Considering.

Capitalism is you get what you pay for, and here it's like a deposit was put down on future conflicts - and that makes the soldier and civilian deaths so far all for nothing, as if they never were intended to bring a resolution, but rather to ensure the continuation of affliction and victims.

"They started it" is the excuse of an incompetent and irresponsible baby.

An article published after this posting:
HRW blames international rise in extremism on human rights violations


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