Are These People Our Friends?

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  1. Martin

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    "El Kebir, whose father suffered a heart attack when he saw the images, was convinced to come forward by human rights groups and activists."

    Question: Are people who do these kind of things really our allies in the war on terror?

    "Human rights activists say that systematic police brutality is part of the Egyptian security apparatus, and has been on the rise. Torture became widespread in the early 1990s, but was focused on Islamist militants and their families. More recently, though, non-political detainees have also begun to report being tortured as police seek to extract confessions in criminal cases." -Story

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    Yes they are.

    It costs us $2 Billion a year to keep the bargain Carter made, but we're doing it.
     
  3. Martin

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    ==They may be our government's friends but they are not my friends. I will not be friends with anyone who engages in that kind of torture. There is no excuse for that. None.

    ==O, brother :BangHead: .
     
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    Sure, they're one of our torture buddies!
     
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    Yeah, torture saves lives. Everybody knows that. :cool:
     
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    I guess it all depends on how you define "friends", right? :BangHead:
     
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    Who's kidding who here? It doesn't matter who's considered our friend or our enemy.

    This is the way it is in the Middle East. Egypt is the norm, not the exception.

    The only real exception is Israel. And I'm sure some will disagree with that.
     

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