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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 09:02 AM
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Guantánamo Leaks Lift Lid on World's Most Controversial Prison (Thank You, Manning!)
Edited on Mon Apr-25-11 09:03 AM by tekisui
Source: Guardian

More than 700 leaked secret files on the Guantánamo detainees lay bare the inner workings of America's controversial prison camp in Cuba.

The US military dossiers, obtained by the New York Times and the Guardian, reveal how, alongside the so-called "worst of the worst", many prisoners were flown to the Guantánamo cages and held captive for years on the flimsiest grounds, or on the basis of lurid confessions extracted by maltreatment.

The 759 Guantánamo files, classified "secret", cover almost every inmate since the camp was opened in 2002. More than two years after President Obama ordered the closure of the prison, 172 are still held there.

The files depict a system often focused less on containing dangerous terrorists or enemy fighters, than on extracting intelligence. Among inmates who proved harmless were an 89-year-old Afghan villager, suffering from senile dementia, and a 14-year-old boy who had been an innocent kidnap victim.

more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/apr/25/guantanamo-...

Link to The Guardian's full coverage: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/guantanamo-files

Link to New York Times' excellent coverage: http://www.nytimes.com/guantanamo-files/
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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 09:12 AM
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1. "Democracy Now!" reported this morning that files released by Daniel Ellsberg...
Edited on Mon Apr-25-11 09:13 AM by KansDem
...were classified "Top Secret." The files allegedly released by Bradley Manning were classified "Secret."

Yet, who is being held indefinitely without trial and tortured daily?
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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 09:19 AM
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2. Yeah, and as I looked through a lot of these from today, they were 'unclassified'.
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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 09:48 AM
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3. kick
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Warren Stupidity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 10:31 AM
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4. kick
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 10:35 AM
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5. But Geoff Morrell says his weekend was ruined!
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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 10:37 AM
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7. Oh my god, how petty!
The spokesperson for the Pentagon sounds like a petulant child. Amazing.
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bullwinkle428 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 10:52 AM
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8. Maybe he and Tony Hayward can embark on journey where they attempt
to get their lives back!

:evilgrin:
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 10:36 AM
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6. recommend
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sudopod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 10:53 AM
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9. Kickin nt
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IScreamSundays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 10:54 AM
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10. IMO Manning didn't have access to those State Department
cables. Those came from someone else.
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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 12:00 PM
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12. Interesting. I hope you are right, actually.
I would like for there to be more brave individuals releasing important information.
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 11:09 AM
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11. K&R
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