Should terrorists ( isis , extremists , etc ) be tortured for information when a terrorist is captured should we torture them in an attempt to gain information or should we not torture because they have feelings as well and are likely not to talk anyway. At any rate, the point to be made here is that torture is a terrorist tactic, and for a liberal democracy to legalise and institutionalise it, ie weave the practice of torture into the very fabric of liberal democratic institutions, would be both an inherent contradiction - torture being an extreme assault on individual autonomy - and. In a post-abc poll, 49 percent said the cia's treatment of suspected terrorists amounted to torture. These arguments imply that information about government transgressions is available to potential group sympathizers, but have not examined whether and how variation in the visibility of different torture techniques affects the likelihood of backlash. The cia says the harsh interrogation of detainee ammar al-baluchi generated information that led to the courier the senate report says the most accurate information about the courier did not come.
The cia torture report: what you need to know twitter for interrogation, or what has come to be known as the torture memo in 2002, the memo relied on information provided by the cia. Torture, false information and the iraq war of this method — particularly whether information sought from suspected terrorists could be gleaned using other sources or techniques. A related argument acknowledges that torture may sometimes produce self-proving, valuable, real-time information, but that there are better methods for securing such information than by torture. Krauthammer uses the example of terrorists in his example, what if we captured a terrorist with knowledge of an attack and the knowledge of future attacks do we torture him for his information or simply just have him locked up.
The report undercut the cia's claims that its tactics thwarted plots and led to the capture of terrorists the cia's claims and what the committee found to defend against torture. Washington dc, august 10, 2018 - current cia director gina haspel described graphic acts of deliberate physical torture including the waterboarding of a suspected al-qa'ida terrorist under her supervision when she was chief of base at a cia black site in thailand in 2002, according to declassified cia cables - most of which she wrote or authorized - obtained by the national. French lawmakers told bataclan terrorists tortured, disemboweled victims women were stabbed in the genitals - and the torture was, victims told police, filmed for daesh or islamic state. Just as the fear of communism in the 1950s led to extraordinary measures in times of peace so too did the fear of terrorism in the wake of 9/11/2001 lead to an interrogation program using torture. The european court of human rights has applied the prohibition against torture contained in european convention on human rights in several cases involving alleged terrorists.
A consequentialist argument against torture interrogation of terrorists this is all to say that while torture of terrorist terrorist information is bought. In his first interview since stepping down as mi6 chief, sir john sawers made the controversial statement to the bbc he said uk security services refrain from engaging in torture because it breaches british values. I conclude that torture interrogation is permissible in tightly constrained circumstances, and that we should not rule it out tout court nevertheless, in practice it will be practically impossible to justify any particular decision to act on an exception to the prohibition of torture interrogation of terrorists. If, for example, a suspect is believed to hold a piece of clear, verifiable information - such as the whereabouts of a fellow terrorist, or a hostage who is facing imminent execution - then.
Keywords: torture, moral aspects, legal aspects, minimal absolutism, terrorism prevention, war on terror, ticking bomb situation, international law, human rights bibliographic information print publication date: 2008. The man's dilapidated state of mind was the result of a systematic program of torture inflicted on terrorism suspects by the cia after 9/11 torture can produce false information by harming. Is torture ever justified in a post-9/11 world preserving security and democratic freedoms in the war on terrorism, which attempted to establish some limits and a process for oversight and. Here's what actually gets terrorists to tell the truth — and it's not torture over the past five years, psychological research — some involving real terrorist suspects — has shown how to get information from people who don't want to talk. This survey, conducted across the united states in april 2014, shows the public opinion regarding the justification of torture against suspected terrorists 35 percent of respondents felt that the.
A moral investigation of torture in the post 911 world joe moloney t have any information regarding terrorist activities, those that harbor terrorists. In recent decades the absolute wrongness of torture has begun to be questioned, following repeated terrorist acts and the fear that terrorists have access to weapons of mass destruction. Because the defense teams have access to some classified information about the cia's torture program, they are regarded with suspicion as weak links in the chain of secrecy, and this has led to. If the impulse to torture is as much about instantiating power relationships as it is about extracting actionable, credible information, then this may explain, though it could never justify, why the us resorted to torture in its war on terrorism.
10 most shocking facts we found in cia torture report tactic known as waterboarding to try and get information out of suspected terrorists detained overseas. Why is torture wrong it may well produce false information because under torture a prisoner will eventually say anything to stop the pain - regardless of whether it is true.
Debates about the ethics of torture are all very well, but does it even work in the first place listening to the post-9/11 debate over guidelines for the interrogation of terrorist suspects.