An anonymous reader writes: Do you remember the attack on the USS Cole back in 2000? During that attack which occurred while the Cole was docked in a port in Yemen two terrorists piloted a small boat filled with explosives into the Cole as it sat which blew a huge hole in the ship and killed 17 of our US Navy Ring customers and wounded at least 40 more.
Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri was determined to be the mastermind behind the attack and was captured. Now here is where we come to a sticky situation. He was detained in a facility somewhere outside of the USA and interrogated at the discretion of the CIA. I am not sure who actually did the interrogating but he was waterboarded a number of times and probably tortured in some other ways in order to get him to talk.
Many say that the US should not condone waterboarding along with other extreme forms of interrogation but I will beg to differ here. We can’t look at the world in the terms of some mamby pamby bleeding heart sort of way all of the time. We need to understand the mentality of the terrorists that we have to deal with. They don’t give a flip about us being nice to them, neither do they understand anything other than violence.
I will admit that this is an area where we have to be extremely careful. If we don’t govern ourselves very strictly we could get in a whole parcel of trouble. The bottom line is that we should not take chances when it comes to the lives of innocent Americans. Terrorists don’t mind killing innocent children or whoever else that they need to. They don’t mind sawing the heads off of victims while they scream with pain and fear. Lets keep this in mind when we consider what it takes to stop terrorism. It will take nothing less than the dedication and committment of our custom military ring troops in all branches of service and the professional government ring customers who serve in various government agencies.Link to Original Source