Friday, June 23, 2017

US Complicity In Torture

Here we go again:

Hundreds of men swept up in the hunt for al-Qaida militants have disappeared into a secret network of prisons in southern Yemen where abuse is routine and torture extreme — including the “grill,” in which the victim is tied to a spit like a roast and spun in a circle of fire, an Associated Press investigation has found.

Senior American defense officials acknowledged Wednesday that U.S. forces have been involved in interrogations of detainees in Yemen but denied any participation in or knowledge of human rights abuses. Interrogating detainees who have been abused could violate international law, which prohibits complicity in torture.

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Similar claims have been made about US operations in Central and South America and throughout the Middle East. I believe they are true. The US uses proxies to do its torturing, and as the report points out this is illegal under international law.

But somehow the US and Israel think they are ABOVE the law. Is this belief somehow motivated by the Torah/Bible? Does G-d want us to torture His creatures? Does He want us to judge and punish?

Clearly, the answer is NO.

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