Friday, March 31, 2017


Earlier this week I posted a review of Jeffery Kaye's book "Cover-up at Guantanamo." Now the talking dog has interviewed Jeff.

read the interview here.

Sunday, March 26, 2017


Jeffrey Kaye is a psychologist in private practice in California. . Over the years our paths have crossed as he investigated and wrote about Guantanamo- torture and interrogation abuses. Now he has a book out- which you can get as an ebook or in paper: "Cover up at Guantanamo: The NCIS investigation into the "suicides" of Mohammed Al Hanashi and Abdul Rahman Al Amri."

The book is as riveting as it is disturbing. Many of us have looked into the questionable deaths of the three men that died together in 2006 but sparse attention has been paid to these two men. Now with Jeff's book their deaths raise more questions than answers-- and as usual with the military-- the cover up runs deep. We will probably never know the full story surrounding any of these deaths but it is not for Jeff's lack of trying.

You can read more about the book at which also has many of the underlying documents that Jeff uncovered.

You can also visit Jeff's Blog: Invictus

You can order the book here.

 As we monitor the new war crimes by our current lunatic in the white house we cannot lose focus of the war crimes that preceded him.

My thanks to Jeff for sticking with this investigation and helping to spread the truth.

Friday, March 24, 2017


It seems that Trumps new supreme court nominee doesn't like alot of things about the attorneys who stepped to the plate to represent the men at Guantanamo- not only did he disparage us back when we started our representation in the 2004-1005 time period- but he claimed that we were engaged in a campaign of fabricating abuse and torture. He apologized this week for some of the comments that he made... but not all of them. He has not apologized for his comments claiming that we (the attorneys representing the men at Gitmo) were fabricating the abuse and torture of our clients. I guess that is not too surprising given his role in both the abuse and torture of those men but he is certainly not a man that I want to see in the supreme court.
Read more here.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Gitmo Petition in the Supreme Court

One of the men who has long been before the military commission has filed a Petition with the Supreme Court asking to have his case moved to the federal court system -- for many reasons-- including the torture he was subjected to over the years while in CIA and military custody.

This article explains the Petition and also links to the actual documents- some of the documents are redacted but the Petition itself seems to be fairly readable.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Trumps Supreme Court Nominee....

Just in case anyone really thought that Trump made a mistake and appointed someone who would be fair and just.... Read this.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017


Or I guess more accurately-- Trump Tweets....
Up until now Trump has been pretty quiet about Guantanamo. That ended in the wee hours of the morning today.

"  122 vicious prisoners, released by the Obama Administration from Gitmo, have returned to the battlefield. Just another terrible decision! "

So where does one start when you are dealing with a lunatic? I guess with the facts.

First, the total number of men released by the Obama administration is 161. For Trump to suggest that 80% of the men released by Obama have "returned" to the battlefield is ludicrous.

Second, 96% of the men held at Guantanamo were never on a battlefield.

Finally (for now- because I will get back to this) what my military considers to be the "battlefield" is an ever expanding view- men who publicly condemn and protest my government and its policies are considered to be on the battlefield. The battlefield is public opinion.

Trump is a dangerous person but unfortunately he is not the only dangerous person in this here country of mine. 

Monday, March 6, 2017

Torture Summay in Graphic Novel...

The 2014 torture report (summary) released by the Senate Intelligence Committee is a 500-plus-page denunciation of the CIA’s use of EITs, or enhanced interrogation techniques, during George W. Bush’s presidency. Now Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colón, the pair behind the best-selling graphic novel adaptation of the 9/11 Commission Report, have illustrated the torture memo in powerful, disturbing detail. Here’s an excerpt from their haunting book.
Take a look here.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Could one of the remaining Algerians be on his way home?

There are two Algerians still at Guantanamo- one is Mr. Barhoumi who was cleared for release and set to be sent home but unfortunately the Obama administration couldn't get their collective act together prior to the end of Obama's administration. The other is my client. Both were arrested the same day at the same guesthouse. Mr. Barhoumi was cleared for release but my client was not. The answer to the question as to why my client was not cleared would require the reading of tea leaves or maybe a ouiji board. Neither man had any ties to any terrorist activity or organization. Both were held all of these years because they were staying at the same guest house in Pakistan where another individual- a person our government thought (incorrectly) was a terrorist- was also staying. (makes you want to check the guestlist when staying at B&Bs!) Anyway, there are rumors that the Algerian government is in talks about one of the two men- if I were to guess I would guess Barhoumi since he has been cleared...but I can always hope maybe my client is being discussed too!

More here.