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deminks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 12:29 AM
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Suspects were nabbed and shipped to Gitmo because they wore cheap watches.
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/04/24/wikileaks-7-shock... /

WIKILEAKS: 7 SHOCKING GITMO REVELATIONS

A massive leak of more than 700 military documents, attributed to infamous transparency group WikiLeaks, was released Sunday night. Much of the new information deals with detainees held in Guantanamo Bay, records that begin immediately after the September 11 terrorist attacks and range to 2009, including documents relating to 172 prisoners still held at the controversial detention facility.

Here are seven shocking revelations about Guantanamo Bay and the practices there.

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Officials aren't sure what they're doing. In 704 leaked documents assessing detainees, the word "possibly" appears 387 times, unknown 188 times and deceptive 85 times. Two conflicting committees from the Department of Defense worked at the facility and clashed frequently over how to classify prisoners' threat levels and the quality of information they shared.

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Suspects were nabbed and shipped to Gitmo because they wore cheap watches. A specific model of watch a Casio style released in the 1980s was suspected to be used as a timer by al-Qaeda operatives. People in Afghanistan were seized and sent to the detention facility because they were wearing the watches, but most have been quietly released because of a lack of evidence.

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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 04:40 AM
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1. There's advertising Casio never wanted.
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CJCRANE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 05:20 AM
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2. It's one of Casio's cheapest watches
there must be millions in the world.

I bought one last year from Amazon because it's a retro icon and I also wanted a reliable watch for traveling...

then I stumbled across the Guantanamo connection when I was reading up on it on Wikipedia. I never wore it after that.
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eppur_se_muova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 06:57 AM
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3. Jeebuz cripes, it's not quite Cambodia ...
whee anyone wearing glasses or a watch was rounded up, and most executed. But it's bad enough.
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yellowcanine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:09 AM
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4. Well dang. Gitmo for bad accessorizing. Think of the possibilities.


The terra-ist hunters could have a field day at Walmart.
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 06:13 PM
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5. And they call this an INTELLIGENCE service?
Jesus, they could get smarter people in the lineup to see the "dog-faced boy" at your local fair.
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