Hours after a deadly Islamic terror attack in Brussels, Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump was asked by CNN host Wolf Blitzer to share his prescription for increased threats of violence in the U.S. and around the world. Building on several previous controversial statements, Trump confirmed on Tuesday that he wants to see members of the U.S. military permitted to engage in the torture of terror suspects.
Speaking specifically about Salah Abdeslam, a suspect in last year’s Paris attacks, the brash billionaire said he would “be talking a lot faster with torture.”
Trump went on to theorize that introducing, or re-introducing, certain intense interrogation techniques could be the key to fighting global terrorism. He did acknowledge, however, that there are some people for whom he believes torture should be off limits.
“You’re going to make certain exceptions,” he told Blitzer, “and exceptions on heads of state and some of these people, and I’m not saying we don’t do that. But we have a real problem and people don’t have any idea what’s going on” . . .
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“We’re fighting by different rules,” he complained. “They have no rules or regulations and can blow people up, and have bombs so vicious with the nails and the glass and all the things come spewing out, blinding people and destroying people. And we have rules and regulations and we can’t waterboard because it’s a little bit of a tough thing.” (Read more from “Trump Just Doubled Down on Terror Comments by Calling on These US Laws to Be Changed” HERE)