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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 03:22 PM
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Brush Up Your Solzhenitsyn (Elaine Cassel)
On Sunday, Jan 2, Dana Priest, writing in the Washington Post, described the plans of the Pentagon and the Justice Department to imprison indefinitely, perhaps for life, persons it wants removed from society. Having committed no crime, but believed to be associated with terrorism however that is defined at any given moment in timethe people will live in prison camps modeled on American prisons.

At this moment, the CIA admits that it has imprisoned hundreds of people in foreign prisons. Amnesty International puts that number at well over 1000. At least one American citizen has been thus imprisoned in Saudi Arabia at the demand of federal prosecutorsAhmed Abu Ali. Charged with no crime, implicated in no wrongdoing.

But back to the Priest story. The administration apparently has some trouble trusting its lawless incarceration to its friends. Even the most inhumane of governments dont want to be America's prison warden. Recall that Syria sent back to Canada the Canadian citizen the CIA had kidnapped at New Yorks Kennedy Airport and sent to Syria for questioning (go ahead and read torture into that term). The Syrian guards got tired of trying to beat information out of man who had no ties to anything.

To avoid restlessness among its surrogate thugs, Priest writes that the US is contracting with private companies (no doubt subsidiaries of Halliburton, which continues to build prisons in Guantanamo and Iraq) to build new prisons on American soil. Sources say the government is writing the rules (as they can do until somebody stops them), and it is specifically written that these prisoners wont be charged with any crime and will never set foot in a courtroom. <snip>

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neweurope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 03:37 PM
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1. In another time and place they used to be called concentration camps.


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