Finally, some Jack Bauer-like details on how we cracked prisoners down Guantanamo way. How bad did it get, I wonder? Knuckle sandwiches? Hertz donuts? Hawaiian punches? Swirlies, wedgies, towel-snapping, Indian burn, nipple cripple?
I’m glad John Murtha is dead (for his sake, you understand!) and doesn’t have to hear this:
The Associated Press reports that the British government lost its attempt to keep sensitive intelligence involving former Guantanamo Bay detainee Binyam Mohamed secret despite pleas that it would damage cooperation with the US, and the courts have published a summary of what Mohamed’s advocates claim was torture at Gitmo.
v) It was reported that at some stage during that further interview process by the United States authorities, BM had been intentionally subjected to continuous sleep deprivation. The effects of the sleep deprivation were carefully observed.
vi) It was reported that combined with the sleep deprivation, threats and inducements were made to him. His fears of being removed from United States custody and “disappearing” were played upon.
vii) It was reported that the stress brought about by these deliberate tactics was increased by him being shackled in his interviews
viii) It was clear not only from the reports of the content of the interviews but also from the report that he was being kept under self-harm observation, that the inter views were having a marked effect upon him and causing him significant mental stress and suffering.
OMG The horror of it all: this is stuff we’ve already copped to!!!
It’s not new, and it’s certainly not torture. In fact, it sounds more like college.
Didn’t we do anything that remotely can be considered torture?
He says he was tortured … and that interrogators … beat him, deprived him of sleep and sliced his genitals with a scalpel.
Owww!!! Sorry I asked. Just one small clarification:
He says he was tortured in Pakistan, and that interrogators in Morocco beat him, deprived him of sleep and sliced his genitals with a scalpel.
But that’s how Muslims treat each other, unfortunately. I wish that they didn’t, but by all available evidence (in Iran, Iraq, Egypt, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Libya, Palestinians—plus Pakistan and Morocco) they do.
We just put them on suicide watch.