Never mind being called chicken, I'd be interested to try it just to see what the fuss is about. Its doubtless horrendous, but it would be an interesting experience.woody said:You dont have to be clever to be an actor .Though how many of us could have been talked into having water boarding demonstrated on ourselves ?
I Think a few calls of chicken would get a vast majority of us half drowned .
I was just about to post that. For a bit of a comparison i read an article that Russia was doing just that at the high conflict in Chechnya, America the bastion of democracy and defender of the weak resorting to evil commie tactics, shock horror.Blogg said:Depressing but not in the least surprising:
"As a method of getting intelligence it was useless. And besides, the aim of interrogations shifted subtly. "A lot of what we ended up doing was trying to gather confessions, not intelligence. I think that the commanders wanted to show that they were doing a good job and were picking up guilty people. But in fact we were just rounding up whoever was on the street. They just wanted us to force people to confess so that they could brief their commanders and say that they had captured all the terrorists."
It doesn't really require any in depth knowledge of psychology, either - just the ability to ask yourself "How would I react if it were done to me?" and answer honestly.jonwilly said:The Sgt Major from the Regt who occasionally lived in our mess in Brunei was always most adamant that you must never mistreat any captives.
Be firm and fair, treat any injuries and they will answer simple ( Non Military) questions and then start talking. Once they relax and Talk you can work round to what you want to talk about.
and the courts would grant you, as a civilian, mitigating circumstances - but this does not apply to states.jonwilly said:Carrots
I don't doubt that if it was the life of my parents, now deceased, I too would have done something drastic to obtain information that would have saved them.