Army Guy Posted January 27, 2017 Report Share Posted January 27, 2017 23 hours ago, cybercoma said: Torture is not effective for gathering intel and putting aside the harm it inflicts on the tortured, it also has "severe, long-term negative consequences on ... perpetrators and communities." The costs are grave, while the information gained from it is quite often faulty. If you care to be enlightened, here's an often cited bit of research on the matter. https://www.cgu.edu/pdffiles/sbos/costanzo_effects_of_interrogation.pdf Wow, so you read an article and now you discount that torture is not an effective tool to extract info.....I wonder if any of those, who make these claims have been tortured themslefs, today the military still runs escape and evasion course, and use mild forms of torture to extract info from each candidate, each candidate gets one week of classroom time, where they instruct them on E&E, along with methods to give you stamina while being torture.....then a one week field EX here the run the candidates through many different themes and different rescues techs.... they don't get alot of sleep during this period, the final 2 1/2 days are spent escaping and evading, prior to starting this EX they have printed on a card their worst fear, and if the interrogator finds this out they will fail the course.......nobody wants to invest that much time and pain and disconmfort only to be told they failed......so it is a great motivator..... everyone gets caught sooner or latter, and everyone talks sooner or later .......when they do get caught they are tired, exhausted, wet and cold, half the job is already done......+ note DND does not teach any forms of torture, nor do they condone any form of torture, this training is designed to teach soldiers how to resist torture attempts,and how to E&E. They use only mild forms of torture......such as described below....that being said even those methods are again'st the law, both Canadian civil and military law,along with Geneva convention....and inter national law. Mild forms of torture include loud music, or babies crying, women screaming, children screaming and crying, light and dark, meaning blinding light on all the time, or a head covering so no light is visible, for long periods of time, Stress positions like back again'st wall Like a chair, sitting on hunches or heels, plank position, normally by combining these you can inflame joints to the point it is very painful. extreme hot and cold, done for 10 to 15 mins each time for long periods of time produces cold or flu symptoms quickly. No sleep, over long periods...Some are saying thats not very bad....it's because you have not been through it..... Torture be it mild or extreme, in the hands of someone how has mastered it can and will produce results, info gleaned from torture is backed up by facts they already know, or can be verified by other sources as well. this is not a short process, taking a day or several days to produce small results. depending on what rank and what info the subject was exposed to, Say Bin Ladin, they would squeeze him for years for any info he had..... We had an MP give us a lecture on protecting our personal info, he took a picture off a guys phone, within 20 mins he handed him a piece of paper with his home address, bank account numbers, pictures of his kids and wife, where they worked and went to school , what type of car he drove and how much he owed on it etc etc ....very detailed info.....info that could be used again'st him....or convince him something bad is going to happen to any or all of them..... Torture has been around since man got tired of playing with himself..... and it will be around long after we are gone....for something to last that long and not die out....has got to say something for it's effectiveness....don't kid your self it works. but it does have it's limitations.... Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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