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  •  Good lord you are clueless (1+ / 0-)
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    Sam I Am

    "Upon his initial confinement in Kuwait, Manning's days and nights were reversed, being awoken in the evening and kept up all night.  Sleep deprivation is a very effective torture technique used by torturers because it makes a person more suggestible, reduces psychological resistance and it reduces the body’s capacity to resist pain."

    EVERYONE works a reverse schedule in Kuwait because it is brutally hot in the day time.  It takes about 24 hours to adjust.

    The LAST thing you want to do when you are trying to control a prisoner in a non-permissive environment it to have them acting in unpredictable ways.  Kuwait was not equipped for detention - hundreds of armed personnel and all of the security directed outward, not inward.  

    "Solitary confinement is strictly prohibited under international law."

    Oh what ever!  Last I checked the Nine have not made it unconstitutional.  Let me know when they do.

    "Even though he was under 24/7 observation, the military took his underpants. "

    And you would have been the first one screaming that he "warned" the military before he killed himself.

    "At least Manning gets a military proceeding (with all its limits)"

    What exactly does that mean "with all its limits"?  Please tell me how military courts are "limited"?

    It is well that war is so terrible -- lest we should grow too fond of it. Robert E. Lee

    by ksuwildkat on Sat Dec 01, 2012 at 09:43:56 PM PST

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