Torture, like crimes and terrorism – which is practiced in United States with world’s largest jail population (2.1%) – but denied. It’s interesting to note that while “Israel’s security” and the “failed economy (thanks to Zionist controlled Wall Street)” – the state-torture never became an issue in the US election.
According to the Poll taken by AP-Ipsos in December, 2005 – in the US and its eight closest allies reported:
“In the US, 61 percent of those surveyed agreed that torture is justified at least on rare occasions. Almost 90 percent in South Korea and 50 percent in France and Britain felt the same way. In Canada, Mexico and Germany people are divided whether torture is ever justified. Most people opposed torture under any circumstances in Spain and Italy.
The results from 2005 Harris Interactive Poll taken among Americans were more disturbing. Majority of Americans believe that the use of torture, secret prison camps outside the US, is “justified”.
1. 82% of all adults believe that torture is justified.
2. 81% of all adult believe that the use of secret prison camps in Europe or elsewhere is justified.
3. 83% of all adults believe that torture is justified either often (17%) or sometimes (66%).
The BBC Poll of 27,0407 people in 25 different countries in October, 2006 – showed that majority of people in 19 countries are against torture even if its purpose is to elicit information that could save innocent lives from terrorism. The United States stood at the bottom of ‘civilized’ countries in which majority is against torture – from top down, Italy, France, Australia, Canada, Britain, Germany, South Korea, Spain, Egypt, Turkey, Poland, Chile, Brazil, United States, Philippines, Iraq, Ukraine, Kenya, and Indonesia.
In Israel (43-48), Nigeria (39-49), Russia (37-43), China (37-49), India (32-23), and Mexico (24-50) – there was no clear majority for or against torture.
There are close to 10,000 Arab prisoners in Israeli jails without due legal process. These prisoners are tortured worse than the Nazis used to torture their prisoners. Israelis are also considered as expert in torture technique and used as consultant by US Armed Forces for training their personnel.
In a CNN Poll taken in November, 2007 – 69 percent of American believe that “waterboarding” is a form of torture – while 58 percent of American surveyed believe that “waterboarding” should not be used to get information from the so-called ‘terrorists’.
Now, the question is why the majority of Americans are so bankrupt morally? The answer could lie in a Survey conducted by ‘Faith in Public Life’ and Mercer University in 14 Southern states during August 14-22, 2008.
“60 percent White Southern evangelicals believe torture is ‘justified’. 28% admitted that their opinion is based on Christian teachings or beliefs.”