Huan Yi (6/30/09)
“According to the statement issued by the ministry Friday, shop owner Ahmed al-Anzi molested the boy and then strangled him with a length of rope. He then stabbed the boy's father to death when the man came looking for his son.”
London-based rights group Amnesty International criticized al-Anzi's execution and crucifixion.
"It is horrific that beheading and crucifixions still happen," said Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui of Amnesty International in a statement Friday.”
So who is sick?
(Bob Kaven comments here: The picture that comes with the news story given Huan Yi's comments a special edge.)
0 posted 03-15-2007 09:45 PM
Of course he was forced.
Look at that T-Shirt.
Obviously his Bambi pull on
was denied him.
13 posted 01-18-2005 10:07 PM
“so the lack of clear insignia and uniform, justifies the undermining of the geneva convention or more importantly, human decency?”
Don’t forget in the context of this discussion that you are talking about
people making efforts and using every means, including the deliberate
lack of clear insignia and uniform, to kill. That they would be treated
harshly is not new because of the present war.
The explanation for the why of torture being used — "harsh treatment" is the phrase substituted in this case — amounts to an appologia for the practice, at least to my eye. It is certainly, insofar as I understand it, in conflict with US military doctrine, both as articulated by Colin Powell and by others in the past as well as by the then written documents. If I am wrong about the documents, then it is only by a short amount of time. I welcome correction in this matter, however, if I misunderstand things here.
I find the following reference fairly clear because this is the point of the discussion of the thread; and you return to the issue time and again. Your habit is never to quite say anything directly, but the other people on the thread are clear about your position, say back to you what they believe you to be saying to them, and you never take the chance to correct them if they are in fact wrong.
Having put upwards of an hour into researching this, I think this is probably enough. If you want me to dig further, I will, but I’d rather not. We may differ about the rightness of what President Truman did or any number of other things, but I know you are a man of honor and sincerity and that your differences are honest. I simply believe there is no reason to torture people, though I have certainly felt the urge to do so from time to time, and all the reasons for doing so make all too much sense to me.
Sincerely, Bob Kaven