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karas1 1/14/2013 6:01:28 PM

Something is either immoral or it isn't.  If it's immoral then it is immoral in all situations.  If it's suddenly OK when you think you need it then you are weak and have no standards.

Torture is immoral.  That's all there is to it.

To say that the terrorists were evil and deserved it misses the point.  It's not about THEM.  It's about US. 

Did the intelligence gained through torture give away terrorist plots and save American lives?  I don't know.

Could the information gained through torture have been gained through some other method?  I don't know that either.

But while I was watching those torture scenes I kept thinking what I would do if it was me?  I came to the conclusion that if I was being tortured that way, if I really believed in my cause I would lie through my teeth.  Because I would hate my captors that much.

You can live through pain.  If I could survive through a perforated apendix (and drive myself across the county to the hospital) I can't think of what anybody could do to me that would be worse.

vitieddie 1/14/2013 7:02:30 PM

Gangster Squad was ok but a bit thin in the plot ... C plus

jedibanner 1/14/2013 7:42:10 PM

Violator, there are many different ways to interogate someone for information, regardless of what is the reason for it, I think that is the whole point of the discussion.

And Wiseguy...I actually pity you man...someone like you, just lauging at anyone else who doesn't think like you...but it's ok...last thing I would do is be like you or act like you.

Peace y'all.

Wiseguy 1/15/2013 5:11:31 AM

I know, that's why I suggest you stay right there......under your mattress. I got this ;-)

Peace out Yo!

violator14 1/15/2013 9:03:03 AM

 Ya.... good luck with that one jedibanner. I say stick to your day job.

Peace out !! lol

noco71 1/15/2013 1:29:51 PM

I really dont understand al the contoversy about the torture scenes in the movie. If thats what happened then it had to be shown. Its not even that gratutious or shocking in my opinion. Im sure they could have made it much more graphic and I believe Bigelow herself said that if they put half the stuff they had researched and put it in the movie it would have got an x rating. I cant believe that people are naive enough to think that the USA wouldnt use torture to gain vital information. 

As for the movie itself. I was engrossed from start to finish. I was impressed how events unfolded in a matter of fact way without over dramatising things. The subject matter itself leant enough wait to the movie on its own. Jessica Chaistain was great and then supporting cast was stellar too. The raid on the complex was some of the best action/drama I have seen in a movie for a long time. I really hope it wins best picture at the Oscars although it looks like the Academy will go with the safe option Argo. Ironically a movie along the same themes but without the gratutious torture scenes. Boo.     

jedibanner 1/15/2013 4:50:41 PM

Well, knowing there is people like you violator14 should keep me awake for decades but somehow...meh....all good my friends.

Real peace!

Hookedonavengers2012 1/17/2013 11:04:58 PM

 @Hanso great quote! :)

@jedibanner...youd have to torture me to stand naked with Yoko! 

just saying! great quote though! ;)

vitieddie 1/18/2013 12:33:00 AM

 Look whos back lol

Hookedonavengers2012 1/18/2013 6:06:03 PM

 hey vitti! whatcha been up to? 

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