Thursday, April 12, 2007

Looking More Like Apartheid

Didn't this kind of stuff happen in South Africa? They were also outnumbered by "hostiles" so I guess it was OK there to, no?

Indeed Hadar [retired Chief Interrogator of the Shabak, Israel's internal secret security service] was summoned in 1984 to appear before a commission that investigated the Shabak following summary executions of Palestinians who kidnapped a bus in Israel. He says he told the commission that: "applying physical pressure is clearly illegal, but regrettably there is no other option. I explained that these means, including hitting, sleep deprivation, mock executions, and exposure to extreme weather conditions for many hours were the only means at our disposal for getting to the truth ... I told the commission that I do not feel good about it but someone had to do it." In other words, it's a dirty job, but someone's gotta do it



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