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Captives held by Islamic State were waterboarded
WashPost ^ | 8/28/2014 | Adam Goldman and Julia Tate

Posted on 08/28/2014 12:50:09 PM PDT by Alter Kaker

At least four hostages held in Syria by the Islamic State, including an American journalist who was recently executed by the group, were waterboarded in the early part of their captivity, according to people familiar with the treatment of the kidnapped Westerners.

James Foley was among the four who were waterboarded several times by Islamic State militants who appeared to model the technique on the CIA’s use of waterboarding to interrogate suspected terrorists after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

The victims of waterboarding are often strapped down on gurneys or benches while cold water is poured over a cloth covering their faces; they suffer the sensation of feeling they are drowning. “The wet cloth creates a barrier through which it is difficult — or in some cases not possible — to breathe,” according to a May 2005 Justice Department memo on the CIA’s use of the technique.

President Obama has condemned waterboarding as torture.

“They knew exactly how it was done,” said a person with direct knowledge of what happened to the hostages.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Syria
KEYWORDS: iraq; isis; syria; waterboarding

1 posted on 08/28/2014 12:50:09 PM PDT by Alter Kaker
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To: Alter Kaker

Now they’re in deep doo doo.


2 posted on 08/28/2014 12:52:02 PM PDT by bkepley
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To: Alter Kaker

Well, maybe now we can get Obama to say that it isn’t really torture-torture.


3 posted on 08/28/2014 12:52:14 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: Alter Kaker

The liberals heads will explode over this news!


4 posted on 08/28/2014 12:52:55 PM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: bkepley
Now they’re in deep doo doo.

Only if they force their prisoners to wear panties on their head.

5 posted on 08/28/2014 12:53:35 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Alter Kaker

This is why, after you waterboard and get your intelligence, you summarily execute unlawful combatants in the field. I guess our West Point geniuses forgot the second step.


6 posted on 08/28/2014 12:54:11 PM PDT by februus
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To: Alter Kaker

WOW...The ACLU will be all over this...


7 posted on 08/28/2014 12:57:52 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Alter Kaker

“They knew exactly how it was done,”

Anyone with internet access knows how its done Einstein.


8 posted on 08/28/2014 1:00:17 PM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: Alter Kaker; All

Uuuuuummmmmm, Nazi Pelousy will be ssssooooo pissed at you guy’s — She will convene a congressional hearing.


9 posted on 08/28/2014 1:00:58 PM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: februus

I never realized how far back we quit executing folks who really needed killing, until I watched some WWII documentaries. Way too many murdering Nazis skated or got off with light sentences.


10 posted on 08/28/2014 1:02:17 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: Ouchthatonehurt; Alter Kaker

“They knew exactly how it was done,”

Well, they did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.


11 posted on 08/28/2014 1:02:27 PM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: Alter Kaker
Oh noes! Anything but waterboarding!


12 posted on 08/28/2014 1:04:12 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (FReerepublic: Bring a FRiend!)
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To: Alter Kaker

Well at least they weren’t totured.


13 posted on 08/28/2014 1:08:33 PM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: bkepley

Never underestimate the hypocrisy of the left...

Of course, they’ll say that it’s OK for the Islamists to waterboard, or to do ANYTHING, because they’re the “underdog” in the world.


14 posted on 08/28/2014 1:10:23 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Alter Kaker

Do ya think there will be media outrage over this? Nah. Can’t blame it on Bush.


15 posted on 08/28/2014 1:11:40 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: Alter Kaker

Thank goodness,we don’t do torture and just release them!


16 posted on 08/28/2014 1:18:34 PM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: Alter Kaker

Beheading? Meh. its just how Muslims do things.

Waterboarding? OMG! George Bush is to blame!


17 posted on 08/28/2014 1:27:37 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: Alter Kaker

Read the entire article, and didn’t see any backup information to support “....according to people familiar with the treatment of the kidnapped Westerners.”

Therefore no credibility with me.


18 posted on 08/28/2014 1:46:50 PM PDT by rockinqsranch ((Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.))
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To: Alter Kaker

Waaterboarding and Mock Executions are mainstays of the SERE of old.


19 posted on 08/28/2014 1:53:42 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Ouchthatonehurt
"Anyone with internet access knows how its done Einstein. "

I've scoured the internet and have not been able to find an accurate representation of real waterboarding.

And I have been on a waterboard and know how it works.

20 posted on 08/28/2014 1:55:27 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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Dramatic Liberal equivocations... yawn.


21 posted on 08/28/2014 2:26:31 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: areukiddingme1

The UN will be over this in a shot, oh wait


22 posted on 08/28/2014 2:37:43 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Alter Kaker

Some private contractors would probably sell training for it to anyone.


23 posted on 08/28/2014 2:44:06 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: Alter Kaker

All Bush’s fault. If only they would have stuck to video’d beheadings, everything would have been kosher vyosher. But nooooooo! The West set a bad example. Bad West. Bad. Bad./s


24 posted on 08/28/2014 2:57:17 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Alter Kaker

The big difference is that the terrorists waterboarded and beheaded innocent people.


25 posted on 08/28/2014 3:23:46 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: Mariner

Ever hear of “Aquaplaning”?


26 posted on 08/28/2014 4:06:08 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: bkepley

Obama has no problem with Muslims waterboarding people.


27 posted on 08/28/2014 5:51:48 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The cure has become worse than the disease. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Alter Kaker
Waterboarding dates to the Spanish Inquisition and has been a favorite of dictators through the ages, including Pol Pot and the regime in Burma,” Democratic Sens. Dianne Feinstein (Calif.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (R.I.) said in an op-ed in 2008. “Condoning torture opens the door for our enemies to do the same to captured American troops in the future.”

And if America doesn't do it, the rest of the barbarians will respect that...uh-huh.

Where do we come up with these doofus elected officials?? To be "fair and balanced" IIRC, John McCain also publically denounces the use of waterboarding.

28 posted on 08/28/2014 7:01:55 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (Don't be afraid to see what you see. -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

> President Obama has condemned waterboarding as torture.

And of course, the CIA will be blamed as having trained ISIS, and — oh wait! Some a-holes have already done that, repeatedly.


29 posted on 08/28/2014 8:20:42 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Alter Kaker

It’s strange to have the press critical of our enemies. Usually those are the people they side with...


30 posted on 08/29/2014 7:24:10 AM PDT by GOPJ (Tolerance becomes a crime when applied to evil. —Thomas Mann)
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To: Ouchthatonehurt

It’s been done for thousands of years. The CIA just did it safely.


31 posted on 08/29/2014 10:44:31 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux. If not now, when? If not here, where? If not us then who?)
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