Treat Captured Terrorists Like Terrorists – Not Like A New Born Baby Or The Family Pet
Now might be the best opportunity available to become an anti-American terrorist, if you listen to anything the Arianna Nation (HuffPost) has to say on the matter of prisoner “torture” and enhanced interrogation techniques, which include water-boarding and sleep deprivation. And on that note, just how many anti-American terrorists does the Arianna Nation continuously give aid and comfort to by writing anti-American trash every day?
The point of the so-called “torture” techniques is obvious to anyone with a drop of American blood in them: to extrapolate vital and timely information from captured combatants (terrorists) and use that information to save many more lives, as many as possible, from being murdered. For any hot-blooded, anti-American, anti-Western terrorist wanna-be, the chance to kill American soldiers is hard to pass up. If we (America) were actually to give up on these techniques, which are used selectively and deliberately on very specific individuals, and used very rarely anyway, wouldn’t that do more to embolden terrorists? In other words, if a terrorist knew, in the back of his head, that all the while he was killing Americans he was not the least bit worried about being captured because if he was, there would be a nice, comfortable, cushy bed in a big room waiting for him; a nice hot meal, three times a day; a shower and a toilet; a lawyer, paid for by American taxpayers; even a Qur’an and a prayer carpet (for the Muslim terrorist).
There is a difference between a captured terrorist who we are holding, and a captured prisoner of war. An enormous and fundamental difference that the Arianna Nation, and liberals in general, do not seem, or want to seem, to see or understand or differentiate between. Terrorists are not fighting for a country but for an idea. Terrorists are not wearing their country’s military uniform or waving their country’s flag or banner. They are wearing whatever garb they happen to have in their personal wardrobe, and ideally clothing that can easily conceal explosives. Terrorists are not operating on direct orders from a legally recognized national leader, President, dictator, etc. Rather, terrorists are taking their orders from another terrorist higher up, who, in turn is taking their orders from another terrorist higher up the ladder, and so on until it reaches the top terrorist.
Conversely, a prisoner of war is understood, by definition, to describe a soldier apprehended who is wearing their country’s military uniform, who is fighting for, and on behalf, and sanctioned through, their country’s government; and who is fighting on direct orders from their country’s top leader, whether that be its President, dictator, or whoever is legally recognized to be running the country. And we do have rules on how to treat those prisoners, and valid reasons as to why we treat prisoners of war with less hostility and more respect than we do with terrorists, even though in both cases, whether it be the terrorist or prisoner of war, they are both trying to kill American soldiers.
The Arianna Nation has described the enhanced interrogation techniques as “worthless” because:
A nearly three-year-long investigation by Senate Intelligence Committee Democrats is expected to find there is little evidence the harsh “enhanced interrogation techniques” the CIA used on high-value prisoners produced counter-terrorism breakthroughs.”
This, despise the fact that there is not only even less information to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that treating terrorists with human compassion and a deep and abiding respect actually deters others from becoming terrorists, but that in doing so – that is, in treating terrorists more humanely, more kindly and considerately, more pleasantly, tenderly and lovingly, we are actually encouraging more people to become terrorists because, and it all goes back to this – for any hot-blooded, anti-American, anti-Western terrorist wanna-be, the chance to kill American soldiers is already too irresistible and hard to pass up, even knowing that being captured may very well include “torture” techniques being used on you to extract vital information we think you may know (whether you do or not) about your band of terrorists, their whereabouts, their activities and what they have planned next and where they will carry out their next terrorist attack. How, and why, in the hell is a terrorist expected to give up this information if, instead of throwing a towel over their head and submerging them in cold water, we place a three coarse meal in front of them and provide them with legal counsel at our own expense?
Liberals are sympathetic to terrorists, especially those terrorists that are anti-American, anti-Israel, anti-Western, anti-Christian, anti-capitalist, anti-democracy. The only real difference between a liberal and a terrorist is that terrorists carry out what liberals only dream and fantasize about carrying out. Not convinced? Look at the “Occupy” movement. They are planning some rather impressively radical activities which are coming closer and closer to being defined as terrorism. So, in a sense, liberals are beginning to move from the “dream” stage to the reality stage of terrorism and actually becoming terrorists.
We have to do something with the terrorists we capture. And we have to make every attempt possible to extract whatever information these terrorists might know about their band, and about any upcoming attacks. Why does doing this incense liberals and make them uncomfortable, and uncomfortable to be Americans?
It may be true that you can “catch more flies with honey than with vinegar”. And it may also be true that “one hand helps another”. It may also be true that “one act of kindness comes back to you threefold”. However, we are dealing with terrorists who are willing to blow themselves up, and as many innocent women and children and elderly as they can for what they believe in. And what they believe in all pertains to the after-life, not life on this planet.
But, when we are able to capture one of them, put a towel over their head and submerge them in cold water; when they feel death gripping them, and earthly life slipping away, slowly, agonizingly, under that duress they begin to appreciate this life all the more, and are not so eager to join their fellow comrades who have already made it to the after-life. It is at that moment where our military has the best opportunity available to gain valuable information and prevent another terrorist attack from occurring, and save lives. Why would we squander that opportunity because it makes pathetic, worthless liberals, like those affiliated with the Arianna Nation, uncomfortable and sad to be Americans?
Until the day comes when our military abandons the “take no prisoner” mentality, literally, we will continue to take prisoners. When we are at war with terrorists, who are not fighting on orders from their government, who are, for the most part, operating in small tight-knit bands, who do not recognize, accept or even acknowledge the Geneva convention rules for engaging in war, why in the hell should America or our allies extend to them (the terrorists) the benefits, perks, the courtesy and privilege, all at the expense of the American taxpayer, of being a prisoner of war? How does providing more safety and security to the terrorist benefit America more, and provide more safety and security to America, than it does the terrorist?
- Exclusive: Senate probe finds little evidence of effective ‘torture’ (news.yahoo.com)
- U.S. Senate probe finds little evidence of effective ‘torture’ (vancouversun.com)
- Sources: Scant evidence ‘torture’ helped war on terror, Senate probe finds (usnews.msnbc.msn.com)