Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Ali Soufan: Al Qaeda Terrorists Trained For Torture

Well that explains it. I was wondering, after hearing about how Abu Zubaydah was waterboarded 83 times in 2002, and Khalid Sheikh Mohammed 183 times, I asked myself if they could take it that many times, and at reported rates of six times per day, how effective is waterboarding as an instrument of torture anyway?

Because the first report we got from an FBI guy who read a report that said they had been tortured just once and sang like canaries afterward, giving us all the impression that this was a great way to extract information, any information whether it is true or not true.

Well it was cleared up today by former FBI interrogator Ali Soufan who testified on the first day of Senate hearings on torture. Yes, waterboarding is definitely torture but al Qaeda terrorists go to torture school as part of their training.

Soufan put it this way (From Politico):

“As shocking as these techniques are to us, the al Qaeda training prepares them for much worse — the torture they would expect to receive if caught by dictatorships.”

Interesting that he equated the Bush Regime to a dictatorship, but really a namby pamby dictatorship.

Because real dictators know how to really torture people.

You have to wonder what went through the minds of these two terrorist leaders when the CIA contractors who were used brought in the waterboards. I can think of only a one word sentence that they might have uttered under their breath: “Amateurs!”

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