The White House said Thursday that dangerous detainees at Guantanomo Bay could end up walking Main Street U.S.A. in the wake of last month's Supreme Court ruling about detainees' legal rights.
The military trainers who came to Guantánamo Bay in December 2002 based an entire interrogation class on a chart showing the effects of "coercive management techniques" for possible use on prisoners, including "sleep deprivation,"
Videos showing Leon police practicing torture techniques on a fellow officer and dragging another through vomit at the instruction of a US adviser created an uproar in Mexico, which has struggled to eliminate torture in law enforcement.
A new poll of citizens' attitudes about torture in 19 nations finds Americans among the most accepting of the practice.
Exposing war criminals and their allies like Yoo and Murdoch.
How to covertly train paramilitaries, censor the press, ban unions, employ terrorists, conduct warrantless searches, suspend habeas corpus, conceal breaches of the Geneva Convention and make the population love it. [US Gov. manual]Entered By: Powell Gammill
Consider this too, that if the cabal that has taken over our government did indeed knowingly create a program in which they manufactured terrorists to go along with their faux war on terror, then this would be a whole new level of evil....
"The only question that remains to be answered is whether those who ordered the use of torture will be held to account."
After years of disclosures by government investigations there is no longer any doubt as to whether the current administration has committed war crimes. The only question is whether those who ordered the use of torture will be held to account.Entered By: Powell Gammill
Interview with President Bush on Britain’s Sky News (VIDEO)
As a trusted adviser to a member of United Arab Emirates royal family, Texas businessman Bassam Nabulsi says he safeguarded the sheik's most important documents: videotapes showing the sheik torturing people with a cattle prod and a spiked plank.
Military lawyers warned against the harsh detainee interrogation techniques approved by Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld in 2002, contending in separate memos weeks before Rumsfeld's endorsement that they could be illegal, a Senate panel has fou
American soldiers herded the detainees into holding pens of razor-sharp concertina wire, the kind that's used to corral livestock. The guards kicked, kneed and punched many of the men until they collapsed in pain. US troops shackled
The lawyer for Omar Khadr, Lt. Cmdr. Kuebler, said the instructions were included in an operations manual shown to him by prosecutors and suggest the US deliberately thwarted evidence that could help terror suspects defend themselves at trial.
Of the more than 450 FBI agents who served at Guantanamo, the report found almost half “observed or heard about various rough or aggressive treatment of detainees, primarily by military interrogators”. “The most frequently reported techniques include
Below is a cheat sheet summarizing basic information about the terrorist defendants, the charges against them, and the key developments in their cases.
"There is a huge number of [secret prisoners] being held in Iraq, and one of the intriguing aspects of this that doesn’t get much reporting is that the US is bringing people into Iraq from elsewhere to hold them there, simply because that keeps
The National Security Council was headed then by President George W. Bush and included Vice President Dick Cheney, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and national security adviser Condoleezza Rice, now secretary of state.
Key actors are declining to play their part in a piece of theater designed to produce all convictions all the time. These refusals, affecting two trials this week, suggest that the whole apparatus—seven years and counting in the making—cannot ever be
The Pentagon’s decision to drop war-crimes charges against Mohammed al-Qahtani, the alleged "20th hijacker" in the 9/11 attacks, underscores the consequences of the Bush administration’s descent into torture and other abusive treatment of *
Osama bin Laden's suspected "media director" rejected U.S. terrorism court proceedings and renewed his allegiance to the al Qaeda leader in a hearing marred by technical flaws in a new Guantanamo courtroom.
A recommendation of Jacob Hornberger's article "A Presumption of Guilt at Guantanamo" & Torture Facts/stats from Human Rights First
The Justice Department has told Congress that American intelligence operatives attempting to thwart terrorist attacks can legally use interrogation methods that might otherwise be prohibited under international law.
The Washington Post charged that detainees at Guantanamo Bay may have been injected with drugs in the course of their interrogation. "At least two dozen other former and current detainees at Guantanamo Bay and elsewhere say they were given drugs
As the first anniversary of 9/11 approached, and a prized Guantánamo detainee wouldn’t talk, the Bush administration’s highest-ranking lawyers argued for extreme interrogation techniques, circumventing international law, the Geneva Conventions, and t
Sami al-Arian, a computer science professor imprisoned for more than five years after pleading guilty to a single terrorism-related charge when his trial deadlocked, is back in legal limbo. He faces either deportation or a new indictment that could e
Bush administration's torture and brutalization of an innocent imprisoned man.
The U.S. military has released Associated Press photographer Bilal Hussein after holding him for more than two years. A U.S. military statement on Monday said Hussein is no longer considered a threat.
Less well known is Sami's frontline reportage from within Guantánamo. Stafford Smith recalls that when he asked Sami for information, he "would assemble important facts on almost any topic in the prison relying on the incredible prisoner bus
Is it because John Yoo, the former Justice Dept. hired hand, is such an easy target? Is it because of the cheeky, in-your-face way Yoo argues the president has the authority to have your eyes poked out and your sons' testicles crushed, because we