Om de één of andere reden associeer ik waterboarding met California, jonge blonde goden en waterratten. Geef toe, ‘water’ en ‘boarding’. Edoch, … zelfs een SM-rechter waagt zich niet aan deze sport :
Waterboarding is a form of torture that consists of immobilizing a person on their back with the head inclined downward and pouring water over the face and into the breathing passages. Through forced suffocation and inhalation of water, the subject experiences the process of drowning and is made to believe that death is imminent. In contrast to merely submerging the head face-forward, waterboarding almost immediately elicits the gag reflex. Although waterboarding does not always cause lasting physical damage, it carries the risks of extreme pain, damage to the lungs and brains by damage aused by oxygen deprivation injuries (including broken bones due to struggling against restraints, and death. The psychological effects on victims of waterboarding can last for years after the procedure.