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Red-hot torture
TownHall.com ^ | Saturday, September 16, 2006 | By Bill O'Reilly

Posted on 09/16/2006 1:08:58 AM PDT by JohnHuang2

Thanks to the New York Times, we now know the dreaded torture methods the sadistic CIA used on captured Al Qaeda big shots shortly after the 9/11 attack. I warn you: Reading this column any further will subject you to unvarnished brutality.

According to a front-page article in the Times on Sunday, Sept. 10, Pakistani authorities captured Abu Zubaydah, Al Qaeda's personnel director, a few months after the terror attack five years ago. Zubaydah, wounded in the confrontation, was turned over to American authorities and whisked away to Bangkok, Thailand, where FBI interrogators began questioning him.

According to unnamed sources in the Times article, the FBI and CIA clashed over whether to use soft or tough questioning methods on the captured terrorist. Because it had jurisdiction, the CIA took over and the inquisition began. Agency interrogators stripped Zubaydah, put him in a freezing room and subjected him to Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Not the vegetables, the rock group.


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; War on Terror
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1 posted on 09/16/2006 1:08:58 AM PDT by JohnHuang2
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To: JohnHuang2

"Of course in reporting the interrogation story, the Times played up the conflict between the FBI and the CIA big but buried the lead. In the final two paragraphs of the lengthy report, the importance of the Chili Pepper story emerges. Times reporter David Johnston quotes yet another anonymous "government official" as saying: "the fact of the matter is that Abu Zubaydah was defiant and evasive until the approved procedures were used. He soon began to provide information on key Al Qaeda operators to help us find and capture those responsible for the 9/11 attacks."

That sounds like a good thing to me, but I do have some advice for the CIA the next time around: Use Ludacris and you'll get bin Laden."


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The liberals seem to forget that the purpose of interrogation is to get information. Any means that elicits information from terrorists that can prevent terror attacks and lead to the elimination of other terrorists should be permitted. The choice is the comfort of the terrorists vs. innocent American lives.

What would the American people choose?


2 posted on 09/16/2006 1:26:38 AM PDT by FairOpinion (Dem Foreign Policy: SURRENDER to our enemies. Real conservatives don't help Dems get elected.)
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To: FairOpinion

I remember "red hot torture" Taliban style. A video of some poor bloke who IIRC thought of adultery, was to be punished by having to lick a red hot spoon. No human can make oneself do this...until the barrel of an AK-47 taps you head. He did - and no fake sizzling sounds were added - all authentic.


3 posted on 09/16/2006 1:37:07 AM PDT by endthematrix (None dare call it ISLAMOFACISM!)
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To: JohnHuang2

OH the INHUMANITY!!!!


4 posted on 09/16/2006 1:57:25 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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Can you imagine being locked in an air conditioned room with Arab music blaring out at you? The horror, the horror.


5 posted on 09/16/2006 2:27:22 AM PDT by paristwelve (-*/)
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To: JohnHuang2
"Agency interrogators stripped Zubaydah, put him in a freezing room...."

"Do they know about shrinkage?"

Might have made for an "impressive" photo to release

6 posted on 09/16/2006 2:30:26 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Free Sirhan Sirhan, after all, the bastard who killed Mary Jo Kopechne is walking around free)
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To: FairOpinion

I'm convinced the libs would welcome a mushroom cloud over an American city if they could blame Bush and subsequently win an election.


7 posted on 09/16/2006 2:52:17 AM PDT by Wristpin ("The Yankees announce plan to buy every player in Baseball....")
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To: JohnHuang2
According to the AP, the interrogaters also ply their subjects with Subway and McDonalds.

Fillet of Fish is said to be the Al Qaida favorite.

8 posted on 09/16/2006 3:52:37 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

I hear they like their Big Mahmouds (mak.mouds) at McDonalds.


9 posted on 09/16/2006 3:57:02 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: SkyPilot

A bit off subject, but I have it on good authority that the Filet of Fish is actually a sponge soaked in fish oil, and fried to a golden brown in left over French fry oil.


10 posted on 09/16/2006 4:29:26 AM PDT by sgtbono2002 (The fourth estate is a fifth column.)
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To: JohnHuang2

Sitting in a A/C room in your underwear. Listening to the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Eating at Subway... Basically a description of college dorm life.


11 posted on 09/16/2006 5:24:06 AM PDT by 6SJ7
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To: FairOpinion; Wristpin
The liberals seem to forget that the purpose of interrogation is to get information

No, they remember that very well. That is why they want to prevent it. Success for Bush is failure for them.

The Democrat Party has been taken over by the left. Liberal is just a name they fled to when Communist became too discredited by history. They are now fleeing from liberal to progressive. No matter their name lies and deception is their game and world domination their ultimate goal. We are all that stand in their way.

12 posted on 09/16/2006 6:45:06 AM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done, needs to be done by the government.)
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Oh the humanity ...forcing these poor innocents to sleep without their warm jammies and have to listen to that bad rock music. Why does this remind me about a Monty Python sketch about the Spanish Inquisition?


13 posted on 09/16/2006 7:02:44 AM PDT by The Great RJ ("Mir wölle bleiwen wat mir sin" or "We want to remain what we are." ..Luxembourg motto)
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To: Mind-numbed Robot

You won't hear one word about torture or anything from the media with a democratic president. Just like we never used to hear about the homeless with a democratic president, but let a Republican win and the homeless situation became a crisis.


14 posted on 09/16/2006 7:08:48 AM PDT by tioga
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To: JohnHuang2
I have heard a lot of outrage about the alleged torture of terrorist prisoners lately but not one word about the real torture of American prisoners.
15 posted on 09/16/2006 7:24:57 AM PDT by Gritty (Kill off the Goddamned cowards and we will have a nation of brave men - General Patton)
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To: JohnHuang2
My Gawd! Better to have one's head sawed off with a dull rusty steak knife as the tender hearted, compassionate Islamofaciests do with the Infidels they kidnap or capture.
16 posted on 09/16/2006 7:31:52 AM PDT by F.J. Mitchell (The devil himself is less of a demon, than the devout and peace loving Islamofaciest who serve him.)
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To: FairOpinion

About 10 years ago, a critter got into the wall next to our kitchen. You could hear the scratching and our cats were going nuts. Then my wife set the boom box next to the wall, turned on a rap station, cranked the volume all the way up, took the cats and left for 2 hours (I was at work). When she came back the critter had departed - she didn't even need a cold pack.


17 posted on 09/16/2006 7:46:51 AM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, DemocRATs believe every day is April 15th. - Reagan)
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FoxFan ping! (article by Bill O'Reilly)

Please FReepmail me if you want on or off my FoxFan list. *Warning: This can be a high-volume ping list at times.

18 posted on 09/20/2006 9:58:15 AM PDT by nutmeg (National security trumps everything else.)
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To: paristwelve

Actually I have been to Egypt where the people LOVE to play their music VERY LOUD. I would say that is pretty torturous!!


19 posted on 09/20/2006 10:20:58 AM PDT by RushCrush (Gimme full consistent cell phone coverage, THEN worry about global warming. Mkay?)
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