I think you had the right idea with this thread. Ugly and Ban Basketball have turned it into a "you're an asshole" "No, you're an asshole" contest. Too bad, it had real promise at first.
I think that was the best tact with the VC. With these guys it is a little different.... maybe more like the Japanese were in WWII. You might get a few to talk, but you have to spot them before you go to the hard stuff. I also suspect that this is the process being done. I would hope these guys - who are the best that we have in this sort of thing - know their business.
Yeah, that is what I always said on interrogations - the tough part isn't getting someone to talk. The tough part is figuring out what is real and what is BS. We actually had our best luck by being nice to prisoners. They were usually scared $hitless, since the NV political officers told them we would do unspeakable things if they surrendered or were captured. When we gave them food, water, cigarettes, and medical attention, it often broke them with nothing more needed.
PS - I hope you get this, the whole sending messages thing is usually over my head on this board. ;-)
They moved the topic so it is going to get all messed up.
I agree with what you said. But I did qualify my theory in that I said if you "knew for sure (or something to that effect)" that you would get the information. Just torturing people hoping to get something.... heck a fair amount of people will tell you anything you want them to just so you will stop.