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Thread #156284   Message #3685218
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
12-Dec-14 - 06:14 PM
Thread Name: BS: CIA torturers (God Bless America)
Subject: RE: BS: CIA torturers (God Bless America)
The torture itself may have ceased, at least for now, but the mindset that engaged in it hasn't gone.

Here's an extract from a story about the six Guantanamo prisoners who, after years in captivity without at any time even being charged with a crime, let alone convicted were this week sent to freedom in Uruguay.

"The harsh treatment lasted up to the moment the prisoners descended from the US military plane in Montevideo early on Sunday.
The men spent their entire nine-hour flight to freedom in handcuffs, shackles, blindfolds and "ear defenders", their lawyers said.

"When they arrived, the Uruguayans refused to let them walk off the plane in shackles, they insisted that they be allowed to take their first step on Uruguayan soil as free men," said Mone.

That wasn't some effort to extract information. It was plain and simply arbitrary and pointless cruelty. Recreational cruelty on behalf of the American state. And of President Obama we sadly have to assume.