SF soldier submits to waterboarding to prove a point


#42

There’s a time for these techniques and I wouldn’t hesitate when the time is right. It’s determining the “right time” that’s the sticky wicket.


#43

Doesn’t exist. Ask Safiel about military tribunals.


#44

@Safiel what do you think?


#45

I understand but this is a scenario where there needs to be a governing body, that understands the ramifications, the law, our intent and act as a governing body over the decision of when the level of potential danger to the US and it’s citizens, to use these techniques on enemy combatants.


#46

Like a Court? Something like a high court? Like supreme even?

How do you think they would vote?


#47

Maybe we could find a judge who was a POW or went to SERE in the 80s?

She did the right thing taking it off the table.


#48

He didn’t have to go through the trouble. Anyone interested could already find quite a few videos of people enjoying it. The scenario matters a lot here, in my opinion, and that guy isn’t a prisoner.


#49

We already know that there are sexual perverts in the military. Few I suppose, but they are there.


#50

There are a lot, depending on how you define pervert.


#51

I’m sure you believe that.


#52

so the purpose of the program to to teach people how to handle being tortured by their captives?


#53

It’s not a question of belief. I’ve been on both ends of Code of Conduct training.

You?


#54

What does the SERE acronym stand for?


#55

You should not give the power of torture to anyone because eventually someone with abuse that power - no doubt one of your “perverts”.


#56

I don’t need to have done that so put your “I’ve been there” card back in your wallet…


#57

not sure what that has to do with it, but then again torture is a horrible way to get information.


#58

Is that what you think happens?


#59

You’re killing expertise.

Yeah, you do.


#60

I have no idea how they’d vote because an event hasn’t happened yet that warrants such a decision but I believe a governing body, overseeing the military’s request to use these techniques, is necessary.


#61

Is it?