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  •  The "old fashioned way" (4+ / 0-)
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    From WWII - USMC Interrogator Recommends Courtesy, Respect towards Detainees for Maximum Intelligence Extraction.

    The memo, titled “Suggestions for Japanese Interpreters Based on Work in the Field,” is remarkable for its insistence that treating prisoners with humanity and respect works far better than “harsh” interrogation methods.

    Author Ulrich Straus, an expert on Japanese POWs held in US captivity during World War II, will later write that Moran “was a particularly effective interrogator because he treated each prisoner as another human rather than as the enemy.”

    More details at this link from History Commons

    Drones and brutal interrogation methods will certainly create more enemies and quite possibly lead to perpetual war.

    Orwell - "Political language ... is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable"

    by truong son traveler on Mon Apr 08, 2013 at 08:28:28 AM PDT

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    •  "quite possibly lead to perpetual war" (0+ / 0-)

      Isn't that the Military Industrial Complex's plan?

      Forever funded and employed.

      -7.62; -5.95 The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.~Tesla

      by gerrilea on Tue Apr 09, 2013 at 04:36:19 AM PDT

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