waterboarding


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wa·ter·board·ing

 (wô′tər-bôr′dĭng, wŏt′ər-)
n.
1. An interrogation technique, widely considered a form of torture, in which a person is restrained, usually by being strapped to a board with the feet higher than the head, and immersed in or doused with water to the point of drowning.
2. Sports Any of various sports, such as kiteboarding, in which a person rides a waterboard.

waterboarding

(ˈwɔːtəˌbɔːdɪŋ)
n
a form of torture in which the victim is immobilized and has water poured on his or her face, producing a severe gag reflex, to simulate drowning
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Two suspected Al-Qaeda militants -- Saudi citizen Abd Al-Rahim Al-Nashiri and Abu Zubaydah, a Palestinian who grew up in Riyadh -- endured waterboarding and other harsh "enhanced interrogation techniques" at the facility in Southeast Asia, which was better known as Detention Site Green.
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Vice President-elect Mike Pence Sunday declined to rule out reinstating waterboarding as an interrogation technique in his first round of Sunday talk show appearances since the Nov.
Then, just after the attack in Turkey, Trump said in an Ohio campaign appearance that eliminating practices like waterboarding--which President Obama did when he strengthened the ban on torture in 2009, and which Congress reinforced in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2016--was a sign of weakness: "Can you imagine [ISIS fighters] sitting around the table or wherever they're eating their dinner, talking about the Americans don't do waterboarding and yet we chop off heads?
Is she advocating having ISIS suspects tied up like she was in The Stud, gagged with Dynasty shoulder pads, whipped as she was in the film Land of The Pharaohs, before waterboarding them with Cinzano, as Len Rossiter did to her in the 1970s ad?
Donald Trump, his recent one on the use of waterboarding tops them all.
WASHINGTON, April 11 (KUNA) -- The CIA will not engage in "enhanced interrogation" methods, like waterboarding, even if ordered to do so by the next president, its chief John Brennan said on Monday.
President Barack Obama banned waterboarding shortly after taking office in 2009.
Trump endorsed waterboarding all the way back in November of 2015, saying that terrorists deserved to be waterboarded even if it could be proven the method had no interrogation value.
Home Secretary Theresa May said last night: "I don't think it's appropriate for anybody to talk about waterboarding and torture as a response.
The billionaire businessman said waterboarding would be a 'fine' way to gather information in an effort to prevent such attacks if it was legalised.