Friday, October 12, 2007


Jimmy Carter claims to "know" that the US tortures-

Former President Jimmy Carter said Wednesday he is convinced the United States engages in torture that clearly breaches international law and told CNN President Bush creates his own definition of human rights to escape violating them.

"I don't think it. I know it, certainly." the former president told CNN's Wolf Blitzer when asked if he thinks the United States commits torture.

And what are the terrible and inhumane tortures that he refers to?

Carter's comments come on the heels of a New York Times report that disclosed the existence of secret Justice Department documents supporting the use of "harsh interrogation techniques" including, according to the Times, "head-slapping, simulated drowning, and frigid temperatures."

Meanwhile, his Palestinian friends engage not only in the real thing but also the murder of an innocent man.

The owner of a Christian bookstore in the Gaza Strip who was found dead this weekend was publicly beaten by Islamic gunmen accusing him of spreading Christianity, witnesses and Palestinian Arab security officials said.

The body of Rami Ayyad, director of Gaza's only Christian bookstore, was found Sunday riddled with gunshot and stab wounds. He had been abducted the night before as he closed his shop, a local Christian group said.

And the Islamists didn't bother with head clapping or anything even remotely like that.

The witnesses said they saw three armed men, two of them wearing masks, beat Ayyad repeatedly with clubs and the butts of their guns while accusing him of attempting to spread Christianity in Gaza. The witnesses said that after the three men beat Ayyad, they all shot him.

Hamas security sources said Ayyad's body showed signs of torture. He leaves a pregnant wife and two young children.

Carter doesn't seem to have to much to say about the Palestinian torture and killing of innocent people though, does he?

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