"Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons." Bertrand Russell

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Torture is essential and fair

Dear Madam,

Kevin Myers takes on opposition to the forces of 'right' in today's Irish Times, kindly explaining why torture is not just essential, but fair, in the battle against evil incarnate. Unfortunately this evil incarnate was once a close ally in the other clear struggle of good versus evil that Mr. Myers somehow forgets. Communism was forced back by the west with the help of one Al Qaeda. This evil incarnate that is now killing prolifically in Iraq was nurtured by foreign intervention and now draws its power from US/UK military maleficence. The rendition of both innocent and suspect citizens from around the world is characterised by methods of torture reminiscent of Inquisition era methods such as tortura del'agua. Methods that have long been known to produce results that are totally unreliable. There is solace in his words for those who have been subjected to this rendition unfairly, Mr. Myers seems willing to face this suffering in the name of the eternal fight against former allies turned despots. Let us continue fighting fire with fire.

yours etc...

An Irishman's Diary
Kevin Myers

This week the Wolesi Jirga, the Afghan parliament, met for the first time in 30 years, and last week an astonishing 70 per cent of the electorate of Iraq faced down the terrorists' threat and voted in a general election to form a government. Yet throughout the 50 previous weeks of this year, we in Ireland have been treated to endless denunciations of US policies towards both countries.

This is mad. In my entire lifetime, there has never been a clearer struggle between the forces of evil and of right as those we are witnessing in Iraq and Afghanistan. Islamo-nazi terrorists in both countries judge victory there as merely the stepping-stone to the conquest of Islamic Asia, followed by the creation of a worldwide caliphate and the extinction of infidel societies.

continued... The Irish Times