In a recent interview with ABC News, U.S. President Donald Trump openly admitted that he is open about the idea of torturing suspected terrorists. “I want to keep our country safe,” he said when asked about the country’s battle with ISIS.
“When they’re shooting – when they’re chopping off the heads of our people, and other people, when they’re chopping off the heads of people because they happen to be a Christian, in the Middle East, when ISIS is doing things that nobody has ever heard of since Medieval times, would I feel strongly about waterboarding? As far as I’m concerned, we have to fight fire with fire,” Trump said.
“We have to fight fire with fire,” President Donald Trump said regarding torturing suspected ISIS terrorists.
Trump also clarified:
“I don’t want people to chop off the citizens’ – or anybody’s heads in the Middle East, okay? – because they’re Christian or Muslim or anything else.
“Look, now they chop them off and they put them on camera and they send them all over the world. So we have that, and we’re not allowed to do anything. We’re not playing on an even field….
“I want to do everything within the bounds of what you’re allowed to do legally. But do I feel it works? Absolutely, I feel it works.”
The president, however, said that he would leave it all to the judgment of Gen. James Mattis, Secretary of Defense, and Mike Pompeo, Director of CIA, if they would like to subject suspects to ‘enhanced’ interrogation techniques.
“I’m going with General Mattis. I’m going with my [Defense] secretary,” Trump explained. “Because I think Pompeo is going to be phenomenal. I’m going to go with what they say.”
Trump further emphasized that Pompeo will do a “fabulous” job “compared to the character who just got out, who was not fabulous at all,” criticizing John Brennan, Obama’s CIA Director.
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Meanwhile, Pompeo himself has earlier said they will not go in that direction.
Before Trump’s inauguration, he assured a Senate panel that he would “absolutely not” comply if the president instructs them to use interrogation techniques that can be considered “torture”.
“Moreover, I can’t imagine that I would be asked that by the president-elect,” the director added.
Republican Senator John McCain, who was once a Vietnam War captive, expressed his disagreement about terrorist torturing.
“The president can sign whatever executive orders he likes. But the law is the law. We are not bringing back torture in the United States of America,” said McCain.
China Deploys Powerful New Long Range Nuclear Missile To Warn US President Donald Trump
China is clearly sending a message here.
In an unexpected turn of events, China has recently made a public announcement regarding the deployment of a new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) called the Dong Feng ("East Wind") -41 missile. The DF-41 is capable of carrying up to twelve nuclear warheads and the country says it has the longest range in the world, compared with any other nuclear missile.
Many are perceiving the sudden move as China’s way of sending a strong warning to U.S. President Donald Trump who took office just recently. It can be remembered that Trump, during the campaign period, repeatedly spoke sharply against China.
Reports tell us that the long range nuclear missile has been deployed to Heilongjiang Province.
$20 Million in Cash Found Hidden Under A Mattress
It’s literally lying on a bed of cash!
Imagine moving in a fully-furnished house. It's your first day in this new city and you're optimistic that you'll have a good life here. You lie down on your hand-me-down bed and immediately think that it's cozy and comfortable and that it'll likely give you a goodnight's sleep. Out of sheer curiosity, you peek under the bed and you get the shock of your life when you find $20,000,000 hidden under the mattress.
Okay, this is the kind of stuff that we see in the movies and, sorry, but that's not really what happened. We just asked you to imagine, right? But there really is a mattress that has $20,000,000 hidden under it.
Investigators found bundles of cash amounting to about $20 million stashed in a bed frame in an apartment in Westborough, Massachusetts. Officers raided the said apartment in connection with an investigation of an alleged $3 billion pyramiding scheme. ...
Islamic Hate Preacher Still Gets £123,000 of Benefits and Legal Aid to Stay Longer in UK
Islamic hate preacher Hani al-Sibai is taking full advantage of the UK government’s generosity.
Hani al-Sibai, an al-Qaeda cleric who is now living in the UK, has been tagged by the media as an "Islamic hate preacher." Despite this, he seems to be enjoying his life — with the government footing the bill.
The Egyptian-born Al-Sibai, 55, is believed to be one of the "key influencers" of the terrorists who attacked a Tunisian beach resort in 2015. In that incident, there were 38 victims — and 30 of them were British.