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July 8, 2008

Essay:

Regarding the Torture of Others
By SUSAN SONTAG

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2 Responses to “Read”

  1. myexpression Says:

    “deep breath” is my reaction

  2. astralwicks Says:

    violence, torture, pornography, dominance, hegemony…nothing but a very powerful person confident that he/she can get away with anything…that other people are their slaves, that other’s resources are mine, that othr’s land is mine, that my pleasure is of paraamount importance and others can go to hell.

    here is a list from the Veterans of Foreign Wars site. the number of countries US has invaded/attacked, some more than once in combat operations.

    Quemoy & Matsu Island
    Taiwan Straits
    Congo
    Laos
    Vietnam
    Cuba
    Dominican Republic
    Korea
    Cambodia
    Thailand (in direct support of Cambodia Operation)
    Operation Eagle Pull – Evacuation of Cambodia
    Operation Frequent Wind – Evacuation of Vietnam
    Mayaguez Operation
    Operation Urgent Fury – Grenada
    Lebanon
    Germany (West Berlin)
    Austria
    Korea
    Japan
    Italy
    Trieste
    Germany (except West Berlin)
    Austria
    Asiatic Pacific
    Korean Service Medal (Army, Navy, Air Force)
    Berlin
    Lebanon
    Libyan Operation El Dorado Canyon
    Persian Gulf Operation Earnest Will
    Panama Operation Just Cause
    Somalia-United Shield-Operation Restore Hope
    Haiti – Operation Uphold Democracy
    Operation Southern Watch (Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq, Oman, Gulf of Omen W. Of 62’ E. Long, Yemen, Egypt, Jordan)
    El Salvador
    Bosnia – Operation Joint Endeavor
    Operation Joint Guard
    Operation Vigilant Sentinel
    Operation Northern Watch
    Operation Maritime Intercept
    Operation Joint Forge (Bosnia-Herzegovina)
    Operation Desert Thunder
    Operation Desert Fox
    Thailand Military Operation
    Cuban Military Operation
    Iranian, Yemen & Indian Ocean Operation
    Lebanon
    Libyan Expedition
    Panama – (pre and post invasion)
    Liberia (Operation Sharp Edge)
    Rwanda (Operation Distant runner)
    Vietnam Service Medal
    Operation Desert Storm/Operation Desert Shield
    Combat Action Ribbon
    Korean Service
    Kosovo Campaign Medal (Allied Force)
    Joint Guardian
    Allied Harbor
    Sustain Hope/Shining Hope
    Nobel Anvil
    Kosovo Task Force Hawk
    Kosovo Task Force Saber
    Kosovo Task Force Falcon
    Kosovo Task force Hunter
    Kosovo Air Campaign
    Kosovo Defense campaign

    and some of us do know that war is not pretty. local, national or international. go visit the local police station and they canteach you a thing or 2 about torture. where are we living? and i wonder at people’s naivety.


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