This video from the USA says about itself:
US executed Japanese soldiers for waterboarding
25 April 2009
CNN interview with Paul Begala and Ari Fleischer [of the George W Bush administration], leaving the latter dumbstruck when Begala reveals that the US executed Japanese soldiers for waterboarding US soldiers.
From daily The Independent in Britain today:
Who chops off heads? ISIS terrorists do: sometimes, they chop off heads of prisoners sold to them by ‘moderate’ Syrian insurgents, mentioned so often in Western regime change war propaganda.
Which government chops off heads? Only one government. No, not ISIS, as their ‘Islamic State’ is neither Islamic nor a state with a government. The only government in the world practicing death penalty by beheading is the kingdom of Saudi Arabia; in many respects, including cruel punishment, the role model for ISIS. But I don’t think that Donald Trump minds beheadings in Saudi Arabia. Like many people in government in the USA don’t mind beheadings when their Saudi royal allies do it.
Speaking in an interview with ABC News on Sunday, the would-be Republican candidate said the interrogation technique, widely considered to be a form of torture, was “peanuts compared to chopping off people’s heads”.
The billionaire businessman sparked controversy at the end of last week by suggesting he would have all Muslims living on the US register on a database.
Mr Trump has since suggested the database would be “just for Syrian refugees”, but when asked by ABC’s George Stephanopoulos if he would unequivocally rule out a database on all Muslims, he replied: “No, not at all.”
The US should “be very, very vigilant” of any refugees it accepted from Syria, he said, adding: “They should not come in, by the way. They should not be allowed to come in.”
“That’s a whole different level and I would absolutely bring back interrogation and strong interrogation.”
During the interview, Stephanopoulos pressed Trump on his support of the Second Amendment – the right to bear arms – and the fact that he would have a watchlist for Muslims.
Asked if he accepted the fact that “under current law, individuals on the terror watchlist and the no-fly list have been allowed to buy guns and explosives”, Mr Trump said: “We have to have a watchlist, and if that watchlist has somebody that’s — you know, we have — you know, we have the laws right now. We have the laws already on the books as far as Second Amendment for guns, and as you know I’m a big, big, really big proponent of the Second Amendment.”
Donald Trump’s white fascist brigade: His rallies are now a safe space for racism. An activist is beaten and taunted with racial slurs at a Trump rally in Alabama. This is just the beginning: here.
Paris attacks: Women targeted as hate crime against British Muslims soars following terrorist atrocity. Figures show 115 Islamophobic attacks in the week following the Paris killings, a spike of more than 300%: here.
Nearly 200 images released by US military depict Bush-era detainee abuse. Court ruling forces Pentagon to release photos after 12-year legal battle of abuse at military sites around Iraq, Afghanistan and possibly Guantánamo Bay: here.