18-050918-IM to MR tRump OKs Torture

Like Donald tRump now claims to be a promise fulfilled when he violated the Iran Nuclear Agreement by ripping it up and reimposing sanctions, he is keeping his promise to torture. tRump said during the campaign that he would use waterboarding and worse. He said he would kill terrorists and their families. He kept that promise in Yemen when he had Nawar al-Awlaki, 8-year old daughter of Anwar al-Awlaki, killed during a botched raid intended to kill an al Qaeda leader. The raid did not accomplish the mission, but did result in Nawar’s death and one dead SEAL. tRump’s message is clear by his choice of Gina Haspel to Director of the CIA; that torture worse than waterboarding is accepted US practice when interrogating “terrorists,” and if the Congress consents to Gina Haspel’s appointment, they are implicitly OKing torture. President Obama is partially to blame, because he had a chance to nip the practice in the bud when he was inaugurated. Instead, he decided to “look forward, not back” and let the Bush torture regime slide without prosecution or later when he didn’t release the torture report. The voters that chose tRump also bear some blame for torture now being an accepted US interrogation technique. To see the “or worse” fantasies wafting through tRump’s conspiracy fueled mind, watch an historical drama like Spartacus or The Borgia’s on Netflix to remind yourself where humans have gone in the past to interrogate political opponents.

About ItheMissingLink

Retired longshoreman at the Port of Seattle. US Navy veteran 9 patrol FBM nuclear submarines; married 29 years
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