Amadeus
No, I Figured You Were Aware...
Fri Nov 2, 2018 8:27am
72.35.36.179

...based on your post. I was agreeing.

I think it's similar in that we've signed onto treaties regarding torture, as well.

Amadeus

  • Was it in contravention of *our law?HeavyHemi, Fri Nov 2 12:49am
    As far as I know, no legal authority in the the US made that determination regarding torture. And we're conflating things. The Geneva Convention isn't the same topic in regards to immigration. I'm... more
    • No, I Figured You Were Aware... — Amadeus, Fri Nov 2 8:27am
    • was legal to use torture techniques under the guise that the "enhanced interrogations" weren't technically torture and involved detainees NOT covered under the Geneva Convention.... more
      • A Backhanded Acknowledgement...Amadeus, Fri Nov 2 7:02pm
        ...of the obligations we had - you know, lip service to carefully observing them and toeing the line, but meanwhile, we're doing things that any simpleton understands are in violation of the... more
      • has decided that either way. So technically, it is still in legal limbo as far as the US law is concerned despite the Geneva convention saying otherwise.
        • I think there is U.S. legislation...Sia☺giah, Sat Nov 3 12:28am
          https://www.cnn.com/2015/06/16/politics/senate-torture-bill-cia/index.html https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/part-I/chapter-113C https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torture_and_the_United_States
          • There is and there was legislation before.HeavyHemi, Sat Nov 3 2:26am
            Until it's tested at the USSC and certain techniques codified a torture. There's quite a few in the GOP that would like to reverse this.
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