Wednesday, May 27, 2009

WHAT ABOUT THOSE "TERRORISTS" HELD AT GITMO AND OTHER PLACES? IF WE CAN HANDLE THE TRUTH, WHY ARE WE NOT BEING TOLD THE TRUTH?

WHAT ABOUT THOSE "TERRORISTS" HELD AT GITMO AND OTHER PLACES? IF WE CAN HANDLE THE TRUTH, WHY ARE WE NOT BEING TOLD THE TRUTH?

"...The principal incentive the CIA used for arresting suspects was money, and it was said that paid informants "often lied and set-up innocent people." Many detainees at Guantanamo were turned in by Afghan bounty hunters who were paid off by coalition officers. In night raids on Iraqi homes all males were routinely detained, but only 10-15 percent, admits intelligence officer Jose Garcia, are of any intelligence value..."

“...the black hood covering the faces of naked prisoners . . . was known as la capuchi in Guatemalan and Salvadoran torture chambers." Contrary to initial impressions, the soldiers at Abu Ghraib evidently did not make up these techniques on their own. Filming the torture sessions was also not new..."

IF WE FAIL TO PROSECUTE THIS BLATANT DISMISSAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW, WHAT DOES THAT MAKE US? STRONGER? I THINK NOT.

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As Jim Hightower explains it, is that “the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans possess more net worth today than the bottom 90 percent of us combined. Worse, these privileged few and their political henchmen have structured a new economic ‘normal’ of long-term joblessness, low wages, no benefits or worker rights, miserly public services, and a steadily widening chasm between the rich and the rest of us.” We must restore sanity to this nation.