(FB 1552011509 Timestamp)
WHAT DOES P-LAW SAY ABOUT TORTURE?
Torture as punishment? Or torture to extract information?
In the case of common criminals? For involuntary actors: soldiers, warriors, or spies? Or for voluntary actors: traitors, terrorists, enemy combatants?
As a punishment no. Never. That is cruelty.
As a means of extracting information, without maiming, yes.
As a means of extracting with maiming, only for voluntary actors: traitors, enemy combatants, and terrorists, and not for involuntary actors (soldiers, warriors, and spies).
Mercy is for the weak, for fools, and women.
–“And cruelty, for the desperate, the cowardly, the short-lived, and the base.”—Tim Beckley-Spillane
To second Tim, I ‘ll say that men who enjoy war are different from men who enjoy cruelty. And cruelty is never something we want among us.