Waterboarding, wtf?

April 28, 2008 at 9:40 pm | Posted in Politics | 2 Comments
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I’ve just heard about the practice of waterboarding used by the CIA as an an “interrogation technique”:

Water-boarding involves a prisoner being stretched on his back or hung upside down, having a cloth pushed into his mouth and/or plastic film placed over his face and having water poured onto his face. He gags almost immediately.

Apparently, another attempt to ban it just failed; already in March, President Bush vetoed the ban. This is disgusting! Goddamit, USA, you really need some change! What happened to the home country of the citizens’ movement?

Read on BBC: What is Waterboarding

What to do with such a crime?

April 28, 2008 at 6:32 am | Posted in police | Leave a comment
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Am completely horrified by this atrocious crime that went on and on and on for 24 years in Lower Austria. I’ll post a link to an English story:

AMSTETTEN, Austria (CNN) — Austrian police believe a 73-year-old man held his daughter captive in his cellar for the past two decades and fathered at least six children with her, according to police and state-run news reports Sunday.

The woman, identified as 42-year-old Elisabeth F., has been missing since 1984 when she was 18 years old, police said at a news conference.

Read more on CNN

This makes me so angry!!! I might later regret to have ever said (written) this in public – but this crime makes me think that the pillory isn’t such a bad idea at all. This guy destroyed the lives of eight people: first of all his daughter’s who was abused since she was 11, locked up at 18 and raped and raped and raped again for 24 years – never saw the sunlight! And the child she gave birth to which died, because it wouldn’t have needed care that cannot be found in a dungeon… and the other SIX children she gave birth to, three of which grew up WITHOUT EVER SEEING THE SUN. If this where the middle-ages, and if the pillory existed still, I’d be the first to go there and spit into the face of this monster that is Josef. F. The monster is 73 years old – if one wanted to lock him up just for the amount of year’s he held his daughter captive, once couldn’t because he is probably going to die.

How ironic that this atrocity only ever came to late because the oldest daughter is ILL with a HEREDITARY DISEASE which is the result of the incest, and of which she is probably going to die now (still hospitalized).

UPDATE: A surname is mentioned on the ORF website – an “accidental” leak? I am watching the press conference right now, but they don’t mention his surname.

Wer ist Josef Fritzl, der seine Tochter in einem Kellerverlies gefangen gehalten, sexuell missbraucht und sechsmal geschwängert haben soll? Der 73-Jährige dürfte ein raffiniertes und glaubwürdiges Doppelleben geführt haben. [Source]

Monster Josef F.

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