Prickly City by Scott Stantis

Prickly City

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  1. fbjsr

    fbjsr said, about 3 years ago

    Nightguant, yesterday you said “Torture is more than water boarding. Much more and people died under “harsh interrogation.” And it has been illegal at least since the Spanish-American war. At least one officer was put to death for being found guilty of it.” Who? Who was the officer who got put to death for it? If you know of this it should be easy to name as it would have be a courtmarshal trial and public record.

  2. Comic Minister

    Comic Minister said, about 3 years ago

    Goodbye Kevin!!

  3. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago


    So you weren’t interested to look for yourself? Afraid your myth would be shattered? Okay.
    Calling attention to atrocities always causes the imperialists to drape themselves in the flag and denounce all such criticism as “unpatriotic.”

    The estimates of civilians killed in the Philippines range from 200,000 to a high of perhaps 600,000—no one really knows. This writer has seen pictures smuggled out by American soldiers of pits filled with the bodies of dozens of Filipinos. One soldier wrote of troops massacring an entire village of one thousand people after a villager had fired upon them.

    The “water cure” was the approved torture of the day. With the mouth held open by a knife, a water hose was thrust down the victim’s throat. Whether he talked or not, most often death came later from the infection of the stomach lesions caused by the water pressure. “Civilize ’em with a Krag” [rifle] was the U.S.’s great battle cry of the era.
    Well I was only half right and am appalled at what I found.

    After the Spanish American War of 1898 in the Philippines, the U.S. army used waterboarding, called the “water cure” at the time. It is not clear where this practice came from; it probably was adopted from the Filipinos, who themselves adopted it from the Spanish.104 Reports of “cruelties” from soldiers stationed in the Philippines led to Senate hearings on U.S. activity there.

    Testimony described the waterboarding of Tobeniano Ealdama “while supervised by …Captain/Major Edwin F. Glenn (Glenn Highway).”105

    Elihu Root, United States Secretary of War, ordered a court martial for Glenn in April 1902."106 During the trial, Glenn “maintained that the torture of Ealdama was ‘a legitimate exercise of force under the laws of war.’”105

    Though some reports seem to confuse Ealdama with Glenn,107 Glenn was found guilty and “sentenced to a one-month suspension and a fifty-dollar fine,” the leniency of the sentence due to the “circumstances” presented at the trial.105

  4. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

  5. Badfisherman

    Badfisherman said, about 3 years ago

    Nuke ’em all!

  6. Dr Lou

    Dr Lou GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    These sequences of cartoons have become so ludicrous that I see no reason to keep it in my cartoon list…

    Bye bye….

  7. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    The point is that our own country wasn’t any better than fascist Japan was.

  8. Ambydextrous

    Ambydextrous said, about 3 years ago

    Like h3ll you will you dumb bunny!!This is revenge being inflicted upon YOU for YOUR transgressions against other people. So what exactly are you going to do? Get revenge on revenge? Somebody call the taxidermist and have him on standby .

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