agree i am not the best person, but short of someone with real war experience whatever that is said here is armchair at best..
get someone that has fought in a real war and they will tell you what is real life versus what we are talking about in our sitting room. and I am not even talking about people who are emotional because they know of friends or relatives being killed in the crossfires...
and btw, I am not advocating that torture is the right solution.
but the question I have been asking is, what THEN is the right solution.
yes, elimination of poverty and education are the best solution, but are they going to work in the current context ?
most of the people here seems to talk like god. they know 'when are people telling lies or telling truth', they can tell 'what are the right information from informants versus the fake and wrong information', they can afford to give people the benefit of the doubt when someone else provide info that this suspect is a terrorist, etc.etc...
trust me, go to a real war, even in just info-comm warfare, the amount of information coming in would be so huge there are just no way for someone to easily identify what's right and what's wrong.
that's what I kept telling you, in real life, when you are there looking at the information, needing to make real time decision, everything would be so different!