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    • Paul
    • 18.12.11 | 13:45 (IST)

    There are many countries that use torture against prisioners, this is nothing new. I have been there & seen it when I was much younger. This physical torture as indicated in this article is NOTHING, compared to psychological/mental torture used on prisioners. The 1st one destroys your body, BUT the 2nd one destroys the soul. In an idealistic world, torture should never be a consideration, but then we dont live in an idealistic world.If a prisioner with vital info that could save lives of many others, refuses to talk, where does the moral dillemma lie.Let the "innocent" die or resort to torture ? I think being a civilian today, looking back at many events in a war situation, I know its very easy to judge events from the comfort of a lounge chair, but on the ground, the state of mind of those participating in a war is & has to be very different. I am not justifying anything, but when a young scared soldier fires on civilians in error due to fear, who do we judge - the soldier or the governments that put the soldier in that position.

    from the article: IDF officer retracted allegations of torture upon facing criminal charges, Haaretz learns
    First published 00:38 18.12.11 | Last updated 00:38 18.12.11
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