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Friday, October 26, 2012

The Junta Issues Guidelines on Torture (Pollak)

I wonder if Pollak ever imagined this would apply to the United States when he published it in 1984...
It is strictly forbidden to use torture
without there being just cause for torture.

Whether there is just cause for torture
can best be determined by torture.

If it appears in the course of torture
that there is no just cause for torture

You will eliminate all traces of torture
by eliminating the recipient of torture.

Death is therefore never caused by torture
though it may be the consequence of torture.

Whosoever denies the truth about torture
is thereby giving just cause for torture.

Felix Pollak, "The Junta Issues Guidelines on Torture"

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