Tuesday, April 7, 2009

National Geographic Special

I did not watch the program. From what I heard I did not miss much. I was sent this link (click on the title) to a thoughtful review of the program and the general lack of knowledge by the American people... to this day, about what Guantanamo is about and who is and has been held at Guantanamo.

How Long Were the 14 Held At Guantanamo prior to September 2006???

On September 6, 2006 President Bush announced that 14 high valued detainees were transferred from the custody of the CIA to the custody of the Guantanamo authorities. This was a carefully worded announcement to make it sound as if the men were actually moved to Guantanamo on or around that date. As the ICRC report states, some of the men thought they were being held in Guantanamo during at least some of the time that they were being held by the CIA. I believe that the truth is that the men were held at a secret location at Guantanamo and tortured at Guantanamo for a very long time...some for years. I have come to this conclusion in the course of my investigations but unfortunately my sources do not want to go public. If there are individuals out there who are willing to go public please contact me and I will do my best to provide you with whatever legal protections are necessary and available.

Red Cross Torture Report

The actual report, which includes gross misconduct on the part of Guantanamo medical staff, has been released on the New York Review of Books website. Thanks to Charly at the Project to Enforce the Geneva Conventions for the direct link. Click on the title to read it.