This is real torture:
The Sheikh begins by stuffing sand down the man’s mouth, as the police officers restrains the victim.
Then he fires bullets from an automatic rifle around him as the man howls incomprehensibly.
At another point on the tape, the Sheikh can be seen telling the cameraman to come closer.
“Get closer. Get closer. Get closer. Let his suffering show,” the Sheikh says.
Over the course of the tape, Sheikh Issa acts in an increasingly sadistic manner.
He uses an electric cattle prod against the man’s testicles and inserts it in his anus.
At another point, as the man wails in pain, the Sheikh pours lighter fluid on the man’s testicles and sets them aflame.
Then the tape shows the Sheikh sorting through some wooden planks. “I remember there was one that had a nail in it,” he says on the tape.
The Sheikh then pulls down the pants of the victim and repeatedly strikes him with board and its protruding nail. At one point, he puts the nail next to the man’s buttocks and bangs it through the flesh.
“Where’s the salt,” asks the Sheikh as he pours a large container of salt on to the man’s bleeding wounds.
The victim pleads for mercy, to no avail.
The final scene on the tape shows the Sheikh positioning his victim on the desert sand and then driving over him repeatedly. A sound of breaking bones can be heard on the tape.
What you read above is real torture.
Water boarding is not torture. It is clinical and controlled by trained CIA agents who were water boarded themselves as part of their training. The subject being water boarded isn’t in any real physical danger. It’s a technique used to panic and scare the bejezus out of a him while not hurting him in any way so as to get information needed to save American lives. And it works. Los Angeles would have been hit and thousands more Americans could have been killed if we didn’t extract the information we needed to stop the attack. Those who had the information gave it up and didn’t have any physical injuries when it was over. They were just a bit terrified of our CIA agents, and that’s the way it should be.