Part of a Broader Campaign of TerrorTorture is a deliberate act of cruelty; an act of inflicting severe physical and emotional suffering on a person or group of people as part of an overall campaign of coercion. Torture has been used as an interrogation technique, (see “Interrogation”), but this is not actually its most prominent or most effective use. Torture is usually part of a broader campaign of terror, a tactic of intimidation meant to create an overall climate of fear. It has also been used to alter behavior patterns. There is also a class of torture where the torture method is part of an overall act of execution. Image: raid on an al-Qaeda safe house in Iraq, U.S. military officials recovered an assortment of crude drawings depicting torture methods like 'blowtorch to the skin' and 'eye removal.' Along with the images. http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/crime/torture-al-qaeda-styleTargetsThe target may be the individual who is being tortured, that…

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Carmen Rane Hudson

From the time I was a small child I always had a fascination with "the what" and "the how." As I got older I realized that some of the most interesting subject to pair with these...