A Grain of Sand

"I will multiply you as the stars in heaven and as the sand upon the shore." - Genesis 22:17

"I can see the master's hand in every leaf that trembles, in every grain of sand." - Dylan, Every Grain of Sand (on Shot of Love)

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Uncle Sam and Iran

What do the United States and Iran have in common? They both use torture to get information from people they consider to be grave threats to their national security. And neither side calls it torture. Enhanced interrogation, intensive interrogation: let's call the whole thing off.

From an article in UTV news:

Fellow prisoners are reported to have heard screams of pain from Tajzadeh, a former deputy interior minister, and Ramezanzadeh, who was Khatami's government spokesman, during interrogations at [the prison] Evin's section 209, which is reserved for political prisoners and run by the hardline intelligence ministry.

Do those Americans who supported enhanced interrogation in this country support Iranian hardliners using those same techniques? I'd rather not be in their company.

1 comment:

  1. Comments on the Rabbi Josh’s Blog Titled “Uncle Sam and Iran”
    Rabbi Josh tells us in his short article what should be obvious to any good thoughtful person whether American, Iranian or from any other nation. I believe people of malevolent intent influence the people of both countries to engage and support torture. Some of these people of influence divide the people of both countries so that the true patriot of one country may support one or the other side of the particular other country in order to influence people of his own country to enable their own malevolent motives of upsetting the peace of the country they most want violence to come to.
    The Republicans scream patriotism and family values at the same time they are traitors to the true values of humanity within America and also traitors to America’s long standing system of family values with no hypocrisy involved by making scapegoats of any other group in America. The Republicans are experts at dividing the different groups in America through subtle innuendo and outright lies and publically making scapegoats of their enemies which include mainly humble Godly Americans.
    For many years I was forgiving of people who wrongly accepted these evil policies which are destroying the peace and equity of America and the world. But I am becoming less accepting of others who cannot see the terrible consequences of what they say and do in support of these evil hypocrites advocating these policies.