Guantánamo

 

B26185 / Fri, 7 Dec 2007 12:07:47 / Civil Liberties

Every day that the prison at Guantánamo stays open is an insult to our values and makes a mockery of our commitment to justice and the rule of law.

That’s why on January 11th, the ACLU is leading a nationwide movement calling on people of conscience to wear orange and demand an immediate end to the injustice at Guantánamo Bay.

To help you participate in this national day of action, we’re asking ACLU activists to wear an orange “Close Guantánamo” armband on January 11.

You can get a “Close Guantánamo” armband by making a contribution to the ACLU today.

Peace,

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GWHunta @ 12/07/07 12:22:59

I really dont know what to make of this…

CIA destroyed al-Qaeda interrogation videos
Tapes showed agency’s operatives in 2002 subjecting terrorism suspects to severe interrogation techniques

PAMELA HESS

Associated Press

December 7, 2007 at 5:46 AM EST

WASHINGTON — The CIA destroyed videotapes it made in 2002 of two top terror suspects because it was afraid that keeping them “posed a security risk,” director Michael Hayden has told agency employees.

Mr. Hayden’s revelation to the CIA employees became public Thursday and it caused a commotion on Capitol Hill where members of the Senate Intelligence Committee immediately vowed to conduct a thorough review. A leading human rights group voiced alarm about it.

In his message to agency workers, Mr. Hayden said that House and Senate intelligence committee leaders had been informed of the existence of the tapes and the CIA’s intention to destroy them to protect the identities of the questioners. He also said the CIA’s internal watchdog watched the tapes in 2003 and verified that the interrogation practices were legal. Hayden said the tapes were destroyed three years after the 2002 interrogations.

Rep. Jane Harman of California, then the senior Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, was one of only four members of Congress in 2003 informed of the tapes’ existence and the CIA’s intention to ultimately destroy them.

Memnoch06 @ 12/07/07 12:26:38

It’s too late – the civilised world will shackle yankee filth and torture and whip the living shit out of yankee scum till all yanks are dead.

jew controlled yankees can’t win – the civilised world will wipe you fat child-fuckers out, and sooner than you think.

Chi @ 12/07/07 12:30:09

Regarding the destroyed tapes, it would seem as though they’ve learned from their mistakes.

Anyone actually witnessing a waterboarding is unlikely to define it as anything other than torture.

Anyone actually performing a waterboarding on another human being isn’t likely to be particularly proud of his actions or comfortable with the existence of such solid and convincing evidence.

Sometimes no Peace

GWHunta @ 12/07/07 12:56:07

“Americans do not torture.”

GWHunta @ 12/07/07 13:02:43

Take a stand for:

Peace,

GWHunta @ 12/07/07 13:06:13
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6 Responses to Guantánamo

  1. GWHunta says:

    Gitmo Law Could Someday Apply to American Citizens

    —By Adam Serwer
    Wed Nov. 30, 2011 2:30 PM PST

    Gitmo Costs $800K/Year Per Detainee

    —By Adam Serwer
    Thu Nov. 10, 2011 7:33 AM PST

  2. GWHunta says:

    H15740

    Headlines : Human Rights
    Guantanamo military lawyer breaks ranks to condemn ‘unconscionable’ detention
    Sat, 27 Oct 2007 10:09:55 -0500
    Summary:

    The tactics used by the U.S. military against detainees at Guantanamo are neither effective for the stated goal of obtaining actionable intelligence, nor are they legal by prevailing international or even domestic standards.

    These tactics are however, quite effective in terms of the unstated goal of inspiring a true hatred for U.S. foreign policy and U.S. troops stationed for duty around the world.

    Some, if not many, of these detainees are innocent of any wrongdoing and were simply swept up, confined without trial or sentence and are being continually questioned in search of “useful” information.

    There is simply no excuse for torture in any form, unlimited detentions without due process, nor for continuing public support of this “war on terror” that is based upon global military aggression.

    Sometimes no Peace
    [Posted By GWHunta]
    gitmoBy Leonard Doyle
    Republished from The Independent
    Military lawyer makes a devastating attack on the legal process for determining whether Guantanamo prisoners are indeed ‘enemy combatants.’

    An American military lawyer and veteran of dozens of secret Guantanamo tribunals has made a devastating attack on the legal process for determining whether Guantanamo prisoners are “enemy combatants”.

    The whistleblower, an army major inside the military court system which the United States has established at Guantanamo Bay, has described the detention of one prisoner, a hospital administrator from Sudan, as “unconscionable”.

    His critique will be the centerpiece of a hearing on 5 December before the US Supreme Court when another attempt is made to shut the prison down. So nervous is the Bush administration of the latest attack – and another Supreme Court ruling against it – that it is preparing a whole new system of military courts to deal with those still imprisoned.

    The whistle blower’s testimony is the most serious attack to date on the military panels, which were meant to give a fig- leaf of legitimacy to the interrogation and detention policies at Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay. The major has taken part in 49 status review panels.

    “It’s a kangaroo court system and completely corrupt,” said Michael Ratner, the president of the Center for Constitutional Rights, which is co-ordinating investigations and appeals lawsuits against the government…….
    [end excerpt]
    Click here to read the rest of the article
    GWHunta

    Posted by GWHunta
    Small town, working class from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. 1990 went to work for the MDOC; the very forefront of the U.S. Prison / Industrial Complex. Learned there, the hard way, that if I wasn’t one of them; “they” would be pit against me. …
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    Gitmo

    As of November 2009, 215 prisoners remain at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp.

    Sometimes no Peace
    GWHunta @ 11/20/09 10:31:54

  3. GWHunta says:

    As of April 2012, 169 detainees remain at Guantanamo.[20]
    ~Wiki

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