The Pros And Cons Of Drowning

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Drowning is a pleasant thing to experience. That quote doesn 't seem to make sense because it’s an experience near death. In most cases might even traumatize the victim of the experience. The support of the us government using torture would sure be support of people experience drowning. Anything to keep the public safe and secure at any cost, even the cost of a man 's sanity. The United States of America has been using torture for quite some time now to get information from terrorist. Using some of the most brutal methods to acquire the information to foil future terrorist plots and capture other high ranking terrorist. Sometimes with simple brutal beatings to the now infamous “Waterboarding” tactic to get information. Being one of the most …show more content…
In “Delusions of justice on CIA torture”(Pitter 1) the author, Laura Pitter, talked about all the methods used by the CIA during their sessions. So being used as a interrogation style that has reaped some benefits from it’s use. The biggest one comes from the name of an article that defends torture. Simply called “Torture Is A Just Means of Preventing Terrorism”. (No Author1) Being used to just prevent horrible acts to happen again, nobody really would want a repeat 9/11. Torture being an excellent means of gathering information to prevent these sorts of events. To the point where you haven 't seen that many terrorist attacks take place on american soil. Helping to the keep the public safe and secure while constantly fighting back the war on terror. Just the cost of one guy to save the lives of thousands of future potential victims from these attacks. Sounds like a pretty good deal, keep the bad people away and everyone gets to be safe once again. Then again it’s technically not illegal either, well the way they are doing it. The last article I had mentioned before mentioned that “The Geneva Conventions only apply to prisoners of wars. They do not apply to spies or terrorist.” “....only applies on a country’s own soil, which is why torture of prisoners in Guantanamo Bay is legally acceptable.”(No Author 2) So technically it’s legal for them to …show more content…
If it seems too good to be true, then it probably is too good to be true. The public believing we are safe and everyone is safe, with no one getting hurt. But they never think of the emotional trauma caused by the experience. “Local society is damaged both through the trauma inflicted on it’s members”.(IRCT 1) Creating a sense of safety through the use of fear doesn’t seem like the greatest thing. They are trying to protect you from terrorist who cause disorder through terror, while they do the same thing. Instead causing more “Victims of torture do not suffer alone. Victims’ families and friends are also greatly affected.”(IRCT 2) Morally they are doing the unspeakable, but legally their actions are illegal but not through the Geneva Convention. “ but also through an instilled awareness that basic human rights are neither guaranteed nor respected” (IRCT 3), but this one backs it up. The basic human rights that are inalienable to every human being. Broken all for a silly piece of information that may or may not help an investigation. “The suspect still has an incentive to lie” (No Author 4) Making it impossible to know if they were lying, the reasoning being that if they want the pain to stop they will lie to stop. “..situation is entirely hypothetical and there has never been a reported incident such as this” (No Author 5). The statement is referring to the hypothetical situation that the information can be crucial from a close call. If

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