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Discussion 1.Waterboarding In 250 – 300 words, provide a comprehensive answer using your reading, knowledge and experience for this Discussion Question. U.S. policy states that “the use of torture is illegal.” There is a known terrorist mastermind in U.S. custody who is unwilling to divulge his wealth of information. Top CIA officials support the clandestine use of waterboarding to elicit his information that is judged could help thwart an imminent terrorist attack. Give an ethical argument for and against the use of waterboarding on this subject. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings.
Discussion 2.Justifying Terrorism In 250 – 300 words, provide a comprehensive answer using your reading, knowledge and experience for this Discussion Question. Is terrorism simply “the poor man’s” use of force? If nations can justify war, can non-state actors? Using Just War Theory, give a justification for and against the use of terrorism through the lens of Hezbollah. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings.
Readings and Multimedia
Guantanamo Bay Prosecutor Quits over Ethical Issues http://www.theaustralian.com.au/archive/news/gitmo-prosecutor-quits-over-ethics/story-e6frg6tf-1111117585115 Declaration of Jihad by Osama Bin Laden against the US http://www.terrorismfiles.org/individuals/declaration_of_jihad1.html ◦Ari Fleischer VS Paul Begala: Torture Interrogations http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpdLS2GjSmk ◦11/28/07 Republican Debate – Torture http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNf6ubjdYmc Part 1 Interview with a Terrorist Shehadeh Jawhar – Abu Omr