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  • I'm a Liberal Democrat. I'm Voting for Rand Paul in 2016. Here Is Why.

    11/17/2014 5:58:25 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | November 17, 2014 | H.A. Goodman
    The editor of Breitbart Unmasked, a site that I enjoy immensely and find informative, recently told me that supporting Rand Paul disqualifies a person from being labeled a progressive. My rebuttal was that he might be right. However, I also mentioned that Democratic Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia agreed with my latest Congress Blog piece. In the article, I explain why Rand Paul is correct in questioning the legality of President Obama's troop deployments. Sadly, people at UC Berkeley are more interested in protesting Bill Maher than condemning a conflict George McGovern stated weakens our country in the same manner...
  • 'We crossed the line', US admits to UN anti-torture body (Abu Ghraib)

    11/13/2014 10:28:09 AM PST · by Bettyprob · 20 replies
    The International New York Times ^ | November 12, 2014 | AFP
    GENEVA: The United States said Wednesday it did not condone torture under any circumstances, but acknowledged to a UN anti-torture watchdog it had “crossed the line” following the September 11 attacks. “The US is proud of its record as a leader in respecting, promoting and defending human rights and the rule of law, both at home and around the world,” acting US legal advisor Mary McLeod told the 10-member UN Committee on Torture. “But in the wake of 9/11 attacks, we regrettably did not always live up to our own values,” she said. “We crossed the line and we take...
  • Man convicted in 1976 sex assault, killing of 10-year-old Trenton boy loses another appeals

    10/21/2014 4:47:05 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 10 replies
    Times of Trenton ^ | 10/21/2014 | James McEvoy
    A man prosecutors called “the personification of evil” after he was convicted of the kidnapping, sex assault and killing of a 10-year-old in 1976 was denied another appeal Tuesday in the decades-old case. Anthony “Lee” Foskey, who later changed his name to Jamal Waliyuallah, had sought to have his sentence reconsidered on the grounds he received ineffective council --SNIP-- The 10-year-old's body was later found mutilated with more than 80 cuts and stab wounds, according to prosecutors. Police interviewed Waliyuallah multiple times over several years as a suspect in the case before he failed a polygraph test and later confessed.
  • China increasingly producing ‘tools of torture’ for export: Amnesty

    09/22/2014 7:18:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 53 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Sep 22, 2014 9:31pm EDT | Megha Rajagopalan
    Dozens of Chinese firms are producing and exporting “tools of torture”, from electric stun guns to metal spiked batons, to countries with bad human rights records, rights group Amnesty International said on Tuesday. More than 130 companies are involved in producing or trading the equipment, typically marketed to law enforcement agencies, up from about 28 companies a decade ago, Amnesty said. […] One company, China Xining Import/Export Corporation, which advertises thumb cuffs, restraint chairs and electric stun guns, said in 2012 it had ties to more than 40 African countries, according to Amnesty. The firm could not be reached for...
  • Gaza Schoolchildren Traumatized by Sounds of Hamas Torture

    09/22/2014 11:52:16 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    INN ^ | 9/22/2014, 4:19 PM | Ari Soffer
    Children at a school in southern Gaza are reportedly being terrorized by the sounds of Hamas detainees being tortured at an adjacent police compound. Arabic-language Al Hayat Al-Jadida says parents of children attending the school in central Khan Younis have complained to authorities on numerous occasions about the phenomenon, which includes the chilling sounds of “shrieks and cries of pain”, and has left students shaken. The sounds of torture apparently emanate from a building belonging to the Department of General Intelligence, which is tasked among other things with detaining and interrogating suspected “collaborators” or informants for Israel. One ninth-grade student,...
  • Obama’s monsters ball: doors to some of Africa’s most evil dictators

    08/06/2014 1:29:29 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 12 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 6 August 2014 | Corey Charlton and Ted Thornhill
    "President Barack Obama drew the diplomatic line somewhere at the first ever U.S-Africa summit at the White House this week by not inviting Zimbabwe’s brutal dictator Robert Mugabe. But the guest list still included several other African leaders with only slightly better human rights records. The White House promoted the summit as the largest-ever gathering of African leaders in the United States, with more than 50 countries represented. The red carpet was rolled out for Equatorial Guinea's Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, who shot or jailed virtually all his political opponents, Gambia’s Yahya Jammeh, who threatened to ‘cut off the head’...
  • Why Col. Strelkov May Have Trouble Recruiting Russians (Abduction, Torture, Murder)

    08/05/2014 8:46:11 AM PDT · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 45 replies
    Why Col. Strelkov May Have Trouble Recruiting Russians 06:13 (GMT) Andrei Morozov (nick-name "Murza"), is an ultranationalist activist from Moscow who heads a small Russian neo-Stalinist nationalist group called "Red Blitzkrieg," among the groups supporting the pro-Russian separatists in southeastern Ukraine as we reported. Morozov travelled to the region and tried to join the "Donetsk People's Republic," but was arrested and tortured by the "militia" for his trouble. Ultimately he was released, and wrote an account on 21 May of his ordeal. Snip On the night of 12th May, without any commentary, I was taken to the dead end of...
  • Obama overrules Senate, declares CIA’s Bush-era tactics ‘torture’

    08/01/2014 1:55:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/01/2014 | Noah Rothman
    President Barack Obama was halfway out the door, joking with his counterparts in the press that he had not yet been wished a happy birthday, when a chorus of uniform questions from the assembled reporters forced him to address the recent admission that CIA Director John BrennanÂ’s intelligence agency had improperly spied on the Senate.On Thursday, the CIA admitted that intelligence operatives tapped into computers linked to staffers with the Senate Intelligence Committee in March. Those computers contained documents pertaining to an ongoing investigation into the agencyÂ’s Bush-era enhanced interrogation techniques. The report, which is set to be declassified,...
  • Obama says after 9-11, US 'tortured some folks'

    08/01/2014 12:47:26 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 66 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 8/1/14 | ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says in the immediate aftermath of 9/11, the United States did things that were wrong and crossed the line. He says, quote, "we tortured some folks." Obama is commenting on a Senate investigation into the CIA's interrogation techniques.
  • End Torture, Shut Down the CIA

    07/29/2014 4:57:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 29, 2014 | Ron Paul
    Remember back in April, 2007, when then-CIA director George Tenet appeared on 60 Minutes, angrily telling the program host, "we don't torture people"? Remember a few months later, in October, President George W. Bush saying, "this government does not torture people"? We knew then it was not true because we had already seen the photos of Iraqis tortured at Abu Ghraib prison four years earlier. Still the US administration denied that torture was torture, preferring to call it "enhanced interrogation" and claiming that it had disrupted so many terrorist plots. Of course, we later found out that the CIA...
  • Illegal Unaccompanied Minors Admit to Engaging in Torture and Murder

    07/09/2014 4:21:06 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 7 replies
    Townhall ^ | 7-8-14 | Katie Pavelich
    Despite Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson vowing to "stem the tide" of unaccompanied illegal minors across the southern border with Mexico, thousands more are expected to enter the United States by the end of the year. With the system being overwhelmed, Border Patrol agents are concerned about minors who have admitted to being MS-13 members, a brutal street gang from El Salvador that has been successful in infiltrating American communities. Agents are also concerned about minors who have committed acts like torture and murder in their home countries before heading north to the United States. "We have six minors in...
  • Hillary-Inspired Musical in the Works (another sign of the apocalypse)

    07/03/2014 7:08:37 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 41 replies
    New York Observer ^ | 7-3-14 | Meredith Carey
    "We’re the sisters who never stop... It’s time for women to be on top.” “A Woman on Top,” a new production based loosely on the life of Hillary Clinton, is making its way to the stage. “I always admired Hillary. I have even more respect after doing research for this show,” composer Rhonda Kess told the NY Daily News. “I’ve always been drawn to stories of women who swam upstream.”
  • Hooked: Why would Boulder County folks want to hang from hooks piercing their skin? (Video)

    06/29/2014 1:53:58 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 65 replies
    Daily Camera Lifestyles ^ | 6-29-2014 | Aimee Heckel
    The first thing you'd probably ask Lisa Marteau is: Why would people want to hang from hooks pierced through their skin? The reasons are different for each person who participates in this activity known as body suspension, and the Boulder woman is careful not to make generalizations. She tiptoes around her words. She does not want to misrepresent the community — to further distort society's misconceptions and opinions about this unusual hobby.
  • Congressman: Obama 'co-conspirator' in border torture

    06/27/2014 10:01:20 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 13 replies
    WND ^ | June 27, 2014 | Bob Unruh
    'Boys and girls forced to cut off the fingers or cut off the ears of other boys and girls' Only days after the stunning report from Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, of threats and torture illegal alien children endure en route to the southern U.S. border, a member of Congress is charging that President Obama, through his statements and actions, is complicit. Cruz’s statement came in a news conference after he, Rep. Michael C. Burgess, R-Texas, and others visited a dorm at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas that serves as a temporary home to some of the tens of thousands...
  • How the UK taught Brazil's dictators interrogation techniques

    06/18/2014 2:12:22 AM PDT · by Renfield
    BBC News ^ | 5-29-2014 | Emily Buchanan
    As the world focuses on the World Cup, which opens in Brazil in less than a fortnight, many Brazilians are wrestling with painful discoveries about the military dictatorship that ruled the country from 1964 to 1985. The BBC has found evidence that the UK actively collaborated with the generals - and trained them in sophisticated interrogation techniques. Brazil's 21-year dictatorship is less well known abroad than that of Argentina or Chile, but it was still brutal. Hundreds died and thousands were imprisoned and tortured. One of those tortured was a left-wing guerrilla who is now the country's president, Dilma Rousseff....
  • Hostage reveals horrific torture details

    03/11/2010 8:41:44 PM PST · by george76 · 24 replies · 1,119+ views
    AFP ^ | March 12, 2010
    A UK man held hostage in Iraq for more than two-and-a-half years has revealed harrowing details of the torture meted out to him by his captors. In media interviews two months after his release, Peter Moore told how he was subject to mock executions and hung from a door by his arms as a punishment. The computer expert was released unharmed in December after 31 months in captivity during which all four of his bodyguards - abducted with him - are thought to have been killed. Moore, 36, told The Times newspaper how guards put a gun to his head...
  • Secret KGB Torture House Opens Its Doors in Riga

    06/04/2014 6:33:27 AM PDT · by lbryce · 8 replies
    Daily Best ^ | JUne 4, 2014 | Brandon Presser
    For decades, the Corner House stood as a silent reminder of Russian oppression. Now, the former KGB headquarters are open and exposing the horrors committed against the people of Riga. It’s like the plot of one of those dystopian young adult novels. There’s a sudden rapping at the door in the middle of the night. A stoic man in a trim suit hands you a warrant. Before you can open the crisp envelope you’re escorted to an imposing structure in the center of town. You’re led inside, and you disappear—never to be heard from again. For years, this was the...
  • Separatists are demoralized. They can be finished off

    05/19/2014 8:02:47 PM PDT · by WildSnail · 33 replies
    Inforesist ^ | 5/9/2014 | Catherine Shapoval
    Interview of Sergiy Shapoval, who spent three weeks in captivity of Donetsk separatists. A journalist of Lutsk’s newspaper “Volin Post” Sergiy Shapoval spent more than three weeks in captivity of Donetsk separatists. He was captured on the 26th of April after he tried to subscribe as a volunteer in Donbas people’s militia. Shapoval was going to join separatists to write a report about people who support the protest. According to Sergiy, there is a real spy-phobia among separatists: they interrogate all volunteers fearing that members of the “Right Sector” will join them. After they found Sergiy’s journalist ID, he was...
  • Barbara Walters Charmed by the Hemisphere’s Top Torturer of Women

    05/17/2014 5:21:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 17, 2014 | Humberto Fontova
    "She was an early ballbuster, and I mean that in the nicest possible way. She rattled a lot of cages before women were even allowed into the zoo." (Katie Couric hailing Barbara Walters this week in Vanity Fair.) Some women living in the U.S. today (and with long experience in literal cages) strongly differ with Couric. They know—and from first-hand experience--that far from “busting” any gentleman parts, the figurative description for Ms Walters’ services to a powerful man matches a famous performance by another woman much in the news this week, also courtesy of Vanity Fair. (Her fist name starts...
  • Catholic Church’s Right to Oppose Abortion Challenged

    05/11/2014 10:26:44 AM PDT · by John Semmens
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 10 May 2014 | John Semmens
    In a hearing before the United Nations Committee Against Torture (UNCAT) , the Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR) argued that the Catholic Church’s campaign against abortion is tantamount to mental torture. In testimony before the UNCAT, CRR Vice Chairperson Felice Gaer maintained that “the Church’s uncompromising opposition to abortion is out-of-step with the values shared by all progressive nations. By characterizing abortion as the taking of a human life they are, in effect, accusing every woman who has an abortion of murdering her own child. This type of mental abuse is among the list of tortures this Committee has the...
  • Boko Haram strikes again, attacks Nigerian village ( Sharia law )

    05/07/2014 10:09:31 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    cnn ^ | May 7, 2014 | Isha Sesay, Vlad Duthiers and Michael Pearson
    Details emerged Wednesday of an apparent Boko Haram attack on a Nigerian village in which at least 150 people died, the latest in a series of attacks and abductions of schoolgirls attributed to the group. ... 'I abducted your girls' A man claiming to be Shekau appeared in a video announcing he would sell his victims. The video was first obtained Monday by Agence-France Presse. "I abducted your girls. I will sell them in the market, by Allah," he said. "There is a market for selling humans. Allah says I should sell. He commands me to sell. I will sell...
  • Vatican Blasts UN After It Calls Catholic Church’s Pro-Life Teachings “Promoting Torture”

    05/07/2014 3:05:20 PM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies
    Life News ^ | May 7, 2014 | Steven Ertelt
    Vatican officials are blasting the Untied Nations after a UN panel made wild-eyed claims that the Catholic Church’s pro-life teachings “promote torture.” The UN panel is expected to release its report on the Catholic Church at the end of the month.As international pro-life leader Austin Ruse writes as Breitbart: Archbishop Silvano Tomasi told committee members, “The Holy See condemns the torture of anyone, including those tortured and killed before they are born.” This was a pointed comment to a committee manned largely by outspoken abortion advocates.“Late-term abortion constitutes torture,” he said to Felice Gaer, an American and vice-chairman of the...
  • UN: Torture of detainees common in Mexico

    05/02/2014 11:48:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 2, 2014 10:01 PM EDT | E. Eduardo Castillo
    The torture of detainees in Mexico continues to be widespread and occurs between the time of arrest and when suspects appear before a judge, a United Nations official said Friday after a two-week probe of issue. U.N. special rapporteur on torture Juan Mendez said that signs of torture are found on people arrested by all levels of authority, from the military down to local and state police. […] “I wish I could say that torture is isolated in Mexico,” said Mendez, who was invited by the Mexican government to do the study. “But I have an obligation to tell the...
  • If Lethal Injection Is Torture, Who's Responsible?

    05/02/2014 11:31:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 2, 2014 | Debra J. Saunders
    News reports this week were filled with lamentations from death penalty opponents about the messy and unnecessarily painful execution of Oklahoma's Clayton Lockett. As Andrew Cohen wrote in The Atlantic, Oklahoma corrections officials "were using an untested mix of lethal drugs, never previously used in that dosage combination, obtained through secret means, which precluded the possibility of oversight from attorneys or medical officials on the quality of the drugs. They were warned by medical experts, and asked by defense attorneys, to open up the process to review -- by the courts, by doctors, by some members of the public. Yet...
  • CIA 'Tortures' Muslims with 'Barney the Dinosaur', Bee Gees 'Saturday Night Fever', Meow Mix Theme

    04/23/2014 7:33:57 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 76 replies
    PolicyMic ^ | April 22, 2014 | Tom Barnes
    11 Popular Songs the CIA Used to Torture Prisoners in the War on Terror Imagine you are chained with your hands between your legs, crouching. You're isolated in a small, dark room with earphones you can't take off. Queen's "We Are the Champions" has been playing on repeat for 30 hours now at full volume, and you've lost your ability to think. It could go on for months. Music torture has been common practice for the CIA ever since it began its "enhanced interrogation program" in the early 2000s. The process is designed to "create fear, disorient … and prolong...
  • Justina Pelletier Tells Parents in Secret Letter She is Being “Tortured”

    04/18/2014 3:33:47 PM PDT · by Morgana · 31 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Mat Staver
    Lou Pelletier, Justina’s father, has released a photo of a portion of an incriminating letter he says Justina wrote and snuck to them during one of their recent visits. The Pelletier’s weekly visits with Justina are closely guarded and monitored by the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF). Obtained from Personhood USA and reported by TheBlaze, the haunting letter contains insight as to how she is being treated while in DCF imprisonment. “‘They hurt me all the time push me all the time and more,’ the purported note from Justina Pelletier says. It also says ‘[they] do not let...
  • I ran the CIA interrogation program. No matter what the Senate report says, I know it worked.

    04/05/2014 8:42:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 91 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/05/2014 | Jose A. Rodriguez Jr. is the former head of the CIA’s National Clandestine Service
    People might think it is wrong for me to condemn a report I haven’t read. But since the report condemns a program I ran, I think I have justification. On Thursday, the Senate Intelligence Committee voted to declassify and release hundreds of pages of its report on U.S. terrorist interrogation practices. Certain senators have proclaimed how devastating the findings are, saying the CIA’s program was unproductive, badly managed and misleadingly sold. Unlike the committee’s staff, I don’t have to examine the program through a rearview mirror. I was responsible for administering it, and I know that it produced critical intelligence...
  • CIA Official Dies in Apparent Suicide

    04/04/2014 9:06:49 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 76 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 5 | Bill Gertz
    A senior CIA official has died in an apparent suicide this week from injuries sustained after jumping off a building in northern Virginia, according to sources close to the CIA. CIA spokesman Christopher White confirmed the death and said the incident did not take place at CIA headquarters in McLean, Va. “We can confirm that there was an individual fatally injured at a facility where agency work is done,” White told the Washington Free Beacon.
  • Jeremiah Denton, Former Vietnam POW Who Blinked 'T-O-R-T-U-R-E', passes at 89

    03/28/2014 1:24:34 PM PDT · by Saint X · 51 replies
    U.S. Naval Institute ^ | 3/28/14 | Naval Institute Staff
    The former U.S. Senator from Alabama, Navy admiral and Vietnam prisoner of war who blinked “T-O-R-T-U-R-E” in Morse Code to alert the world of abuse by his North Vietnamese captors, died on Friday.
  • Four teens facing charges after allegedly torturing boy

    02/18/2014 9:39:25 AM PST · by massmike · 23 replies
    katu.com ^ | 02/18/2014 | Colin Miner
    Drugs and ignorance is not a good combination. That's the conclusion of several law enforcement sources after looking into the case of four teenagers facing kidnapping and assault charges after they allegedly lured another teen to a shed in Southeast Portland and tortured him for several hours. Those under arrest are three boys and a girl. The youngest is 14. Two of them are 15 and one is 17. They were arraigned Tuesday, and the grand jury started hearing the case on Thursday. The 14-year-old is described as the ring-leader. The target of the teens is a 14-year-old that they...
  • Philippine Police Used 'Wheel of Torture' to Abuse Suspects w/ One Punishment Named Manny Pacquiao

    01/28/2014 7:45:00 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 32 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 28 January 2014 | Kieran Corcoran
    <p>Police in the Philippines abused suspected criminals with a 'wheel of torture' game, according to human rights groups.</p>
  • Man executed for raping, murdering sex slaves in dungeon

    01/21/2014 3:45:41 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 12 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | Jan. 21, 2014 | Reuters
    BEIJING - China on Tuesday executed a man who held six women as sex slaves in an underground prison and killed two of them, state news agency Xinhua said, in a crime which shocked the nation.
  • Morocco: 16-year-old girl kills herself after being forced to marry her rapist

    11/23/2013 12:50:54 PM PST · by markomalley · 33 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 11/23/2013 | Robert Spencer
    When we ran the ad above, we were widely derided as spreading falsehood. But in fact, in Islam the victim of rape is all too often to blame, for she has sullied the family's honor by engaging in sexual immorality. The fact that it was forced upon her makes no difference at all.Think this is only something that greasy Islamophobes say?Think again. We have seen a Muslim rape victim ostracized in India; the charging of a rape victim in Pakistan with adultery; Islamic clerics in Pakistan opposing attempts to end the equating of rape with adultery; a rape victim marrying...
  • 11 y/o Boy Handcuffed to Porch with Dead Chicken Tied Around Neck

    11/19/2013 5:59:44 AM PST · by GoreFreeTN · 35 replies
    FOX 8 Winston-Salem NC ^ | 12:40pm, November 18, 2013 | Compiled by Web Staff
    <p>CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Authorities say it appears the 11-year-old boy found handcuffed to a porch with a dead chicken around his neck was routinely handcuffed in the home.</p> <p>Union County Sheriff’s Capt. Cody Luke also told The Charlotte Observer on Sunday that human waste was found on the home’s floor.</p>
  • (Poetic Justice) At Least 125 Palestinians Injured While Torturing Livestock Animals in Gaza

    10/16/2013 7:39:24 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    Israel Today ^ | Wednesday, October 16, 2013 | Israel Today Staff
    Palestinians Injured While Torturing Cattle At least 125 Palestinians in Gaza were wounded while torturing and slaughtering cattle in the streets as part of the Muslim holiday of Eid al Adha, Palestinian media reported. Gaza has five official slaughterhouses, but wait times were hours long, so a great many Gazans decided to do their own public butchering for the holiday, which is typically accompanied by much feasting. But, as videos and pictures posted to the Internet revealed, many of the Palestinians did not contend themselves to simply slaughtering the animals, but first engaged in what can only be described as...
  • Hope Rises in Child Murder/Torture Cold Case

    10/13/2013 9:39:30 AM PDT · by Glennb51 · 3 replies
    Law Enforcement Todat ^ | 101313 | Anne E. Bremer
    On a sweltering New York City day in July, 1991, a highway worker made a horrible discovery. He had noticed a putrid odor just off the Henry Hudson Parkway in the Washington Heights neighborhood of upper Manhattan and traced it to a dirty cooler. Among empty beer cans and debris, Baby Hope’s tortured body was found. The child had been found naked, sexually abused, starved, and asphyxiated.
  • Torture 'widespread' in Libyan jails - UN report

    10/02/2013 7:48:57 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    BBC ^ | 1 October 2013 Last updated at 14:26 ET
    The UN estimates about 8,000 people are still being held in relation to the 2011 conflict which ended in the overthrow of Col Gaddafi. The vast majority are being held without due process, the report says. Torture is being used "as a means to extract confessions or other information", the UN says.
  • The Unbelievable Savagery of the Kenya Mall Terrorists

    09/30/2013 8:25:01 PM PDT · by neverdem · 91 replies
    National Review Online ^ | September 27, 2013 | Alec Torres
    <p>As if the senseless massacre of innocents in Nairobi’s Westgate mall was not horrific enough, reports are surfacing that the Islamic terrorists who seized the mall last weekend tortured, beheaded, raped, and mutilated their victims before killing them. A police doctor who entered the mall after the attack said these reports “are not allegations. Those are f***ing truths.”</p>
  • Terrorists ripped off noses, gouged out eyes of hostages in horrifying Kenya mall attack

    09/28/2013 8:49:08 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 81 replies
    The NY Daily News ^ | September 27, 2013 | Stephen Rex Brown
    A doctor told Kenya's The Star newspaper that Al Shabab militants castrated hostages, gouged out eyes and cut off limbs. And that was just the beginning of the nightmarish cruelty of the radical group aligned with Al Qaeda that made its move Saturday. "They removed...eyes, ears, nose. They get your hand and sharpen it like a pencil then they tell you to write your name with the blood," said the doctor, who was not named in the report cited by England's The Independent. "They drive knives inside a child's body. Actually, if you look at all the bodies, unless those...
  • Horrifying fate of Assad’s soldiers executed on camera by Syrian rebels

    09/06/2013 6:16:35 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 26 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 14:02 EST, September 5, 2013 | UPDATED: 03:07 EST, September 6, 2013 | Tara Brady
    Video footage has emerged which shows the moment seven of President Bashar al-Assad's Syrian soldiers are executed on camera by rebels fighting to overthrow the regime... ...The horrific scene filmed in April 2012 was documented in a video smuggled out of Syria only a few days ago by a former rebel who says he had become horrified by the brutality of the tactics his one-time comrades are using. He gave the footage to The New York Times.... Issa is known as 'the uncle' because two of his deputies are his nephews. His former aide, who had the copy of the...
  • Amnesty Warns: Hamas Planning to Execute Two Men

    08/10/2013 9:16:12 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/8/13 | Elad Benari
    Hamas plans to publicly execute two prisoners in Gaza this week as a "lesson" to others, according to Amnesty International. The organization has described the move as "deeply disturbing," reported the British Guardian. The human rights organization said a 23-year-old man had been sentenced to death for "collaboration with an enemy entity," He told his lawyer he had been beaten during interrogation, Amnesty said. An appeal at a military court is scheduled for Wednesday but he will be at risk of imminent execution if it is unsuccessful, reported the Guardian. The second man, 27, confessed to the rape and murder...
  • Murder and Double Standards

    08/01/2013 7:00:50 AM PDT · by GailA · 14 replies
    Front Page ^ | 7/31/13 | Matthew Vadum
    Channon Christian, 21, and Christopher Newsom, 23 Crime took place Jan. 6, 2007. There was very little lsmsm news on this horrific crime, I will not post the details, you will have to go read about the torture deaths of these two fine looking young people.
  • Tortured in the Sinai: 'I Was Hanged for Days' (Christians Tortured)

    07/10/2013 11:04:15 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 6 replies
    CBN ^ | 11 July 13 | Chris Mitchell
    By Chris Mitchell, Middle Eastern Bureau Chief JERUSALEM, Israel -- From the West Coast of Africa to the deserts of Sinai, Bedouin tribes are conducting a human trafficking trade on a massive scale. It's no secret. The trade reaps millions of dollars and deals with human misery. It could be stopped but so far no one has dared. "By that time I had lost sense (sensation) in both my hands," an Eritrean torture victim told CBN News. "It was a result of the accumulated torture but mainly because (both) of my wrists were tied up so tightly, (and I was)...
  • 30 KILLED IN SCHOOL ATTACK IN NORTHEAST NIGERIA

    07/06/2013 8:32:04 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 20 replies
    AP ^ | 6 July 13 | ADAMU ADAMU and MICHELLE FAUL
    POTISKUM, Nigeria (AP) -- Islamic militants attacked a boarding school before dawn Saturday, dousing a dormitory in fuel and lighting it ablaze as students slept, survivors said. At least 30 people were killed in the deadliest attack yet on schools in Nigeria's embattled northeast. Authorities blamed the violence on Boko Haram, a radical group whose name means "Western education is sacrilege." The militants have been behind a series of recent attacks on schools in the region, including one in which gunmen opened fire on children taking exams in a classroom. "We were sleeping when we heard gunshots. When I woke...
  • Ariel Castro, Cleveland Kidnapper, Is a Registered Democrat

    05/09/2013 7:29:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/09/2013 | By Oleg Atbashian
    According to voter registration records, Ariel Castro, the Cleveland kidnapper, is a registered Democrat. He was also the alleged leader among the three Castro brothers, who were arrested this week, and the owner of the house at 2207 Seymour Ave., where the three abducted local women had been kept in captivity for over a decade. Why is this important? Whenever a crime or a scandal captures national attention, the pattern in the mainstream media is to either identify the culprit as a Republican or hold silence -- in which case we can rest assured that the culprit is a Democrat....
  • Activist: Mosque has torture chamber 'Persecution has gotten worse for Christians since fall

    04/12/2013 3:12:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    wnd ^ | 4/13/13 | Michael Carl
    An attorney and human rights activist in Egypt says a mosque in Cairo has installed a torture chamber, and it is being used to terrorize Christians and others there. The report comes from Egyptian Coptic Christian attorney and human rights activist Wagih Yacoub, who said the Bilal ibn Rabah mosque in the Cairo suburb of Moqattam serves as a Muslim Brotherhood-approved torture chamber. The Muslim Brotherhood virtually has taken over Egypt since its candidate, Mohammed Morsi, was elected president after the ouster of former President Hosni Mubarak. Yacoub says his friend, Amir Ayad, was the victim of the torture after...
  • Women 'chained up and tortured' in labour camp

    04/09/2013 2:29:03 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 7 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | Tuesday, April 9, 2013 | Chris Luo
    Inmates at the Masanjia labour camp for women. Photo: AP A rarely seen report by a Chinese monthly has exposed some of the dark practices of a Liaoning labour camp including torture and inhuman treatment of female prisoners at a time when the government has vowed to reform the country’s notorious, decades-old labour camp system. The claims, reported by Lens, part of the leading SEEC Media Group, are based on accounts of provincial procurators, former camp officials and former and current prisoners. Masanjia female labour camp, near Shenyang, houses nearly all the female forced-labour prisoners in Liaoning province and is...
  • In Denial Over 'Zero Dark Thirty'

    02/26/2013 2:18:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 26, 2013 | Debra J. Saunders
    You've got to admit that it's awfully precious that there was a huge controversy about "Zero Dark Thirty" because Kathryn Bigelow's film suggested that enhanced interrogation techniques helped intelligence officials find Osama bin Laden but no controversy about the final mission in the movie -- to kill, but not capture, the al-Qaida leader. Some of the film's defenders believe that the controversy robbed "Zero Dark Thirty," Bigelow, actress Jessica Chastain and screenwriter Mark Boal of well-deserved Oscars. Maybe so but maybe not; a number of fine films were up for best picture this year. But it cannot have helped that...
  • Obama’s Amazing Achievements: His military intervention prompted some stunning reversals. (VDH)

    03/31/2011 12:50:22 PM PDT · by neverdem · 18 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | March 31, 2011 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Obama’s Amazing AchievementsHis military intervention prompted some stunning reversals. By bombing Libya, President Obama has accomplished some things once thought absolutely impossible in America:(a) War-mongering liberals: Liberals are now chest-thumping about military “progress” in Libya. Even liberal television and radio commentators cite ingenious reasons why an optional, preemptive American intervention in an oil-producing Arab country, without prior congressional approval or majority public support — and at a time of soaring deficits — is well worth supporting, in a sort of “my president, right or wrong,” fashion. Apparently, liberal foreign policy is returning to the pre-Vietnam days of the hawkish “best...
  • Why Non-Torture is More Honorable Than Assassination

    02/10/2013 6:55:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 10, 2013 | Kevin McCullough
    Astoundingly we have seen the media turn into hypocrites in recent days. Shock of shocks... how can it be? But when the President that an overwhelming majority of media members voted for, was running for President, they parroted his message of compassion, and American humility, and the need for us to talk to our enemies instead of torturing them. Being in the solid minority of media members who held that we either kill the guys who are trying to kill us, or at the very least, extract information about when they are next going to try to kill us, I...