Torture is Effective and/or Justified
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Conservative Trope Examples
- Zero Dark Thirty (2012) | Torture is EffectiveThe movie strongly implies that waterboarding suspects directly led to the eventual hiding spot of 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden, but in reality bin Laden was eventually found after the C.I.A. tracked down his courier using conventional means.
- Unthinkable (2010) | Torture Justified to Stop Terrorist AttacksClandestine officer H (Samuel L Jackson) brutally tortured suspected terrorist Yusuf Atta Mohammed (Michael Sheen) and even slashed his wife's throat right in front of him because Yusuf is threatening to detonate nuclear bombs he hid in three different cities.
- John Creasy (Denzel Washington) duct tapes a suspected kidnappers hands to a steering wheel and cuts off a finger after he initially refuses to divulge any information about where the young girl John's looking for is. John then cuts another finger and part of his ear off, which finally gets the suspected kidnapper to spill the beans on where the girl is. After getting all the information he came for, John lights the kidnappers cigarette then shoots him in the head.Other Tropes: Vigilantism is Justified
- Patriot Games (1992) | Torture is EffectiveHarrison Ford throws the IRA mole inside the British government down his basement stairs and shoots him in the leg so that he tells him about IRA terrorists coming for his family and British royals.Staff AsideYou can't write many scenarios better justifying torture than to help terrorists from killing your wife and daughter.Additional Tropes: Torture Justified to Stop Terrorist Attacks