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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 09:37 AM
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Apparently, Dick Cheney was so afraid of Afghan sharecroppers he had to build a camp to hold them.
Edited on Mon Apr-25-11 10:20 AM by kpete
http://wikileaks.ch/gitmo/index.html

That same month, U.S. troops in Bagram airlifted to Guantanamo a 30-something sharecropper whom Pakistani security forces scooped up along the Afghan border as he returned home from his uncles funeral.

The idea was that, once at Guantanamo, 8,000 miles from his home, he might be able to tell interrogators about covert travel routes through the Afghan-Pakistan mountain region. Seven months later, the Guantanamo intelligence analysts concluded that he wasnt a risk to anyone and had no worthwhile information. Pentagon records show they shipped him home in March 2003, after more than two years in either American or Pakistani custody.



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One thing the report is clearly not: an attempt to get at the truth of the matter.

(!!!)............ note the admission the report makes on page 13 (of 14):

Detainee is assessed to be of HIGH intelligence value. Due to detainees HVD status, detainee has yet to be interviewed.


That is, the people writing this report apparently had never even interviewed AZ, more than two years after he passed into their custody.

MORE:
http://emptywheel.firedoglake.com/2011/04/25/the-gitmo-... /


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(btw) Smells like a backfire, deliberately set to undermine the original wiki leak.

In other words, Im betting the Admin, to control the story through the NYT.

I know. Im so obvious.

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Heres more on the NYT/NPR collaboration, including how the NYT once against gave advance warning to the government on what they were going to publish.

'Gitmo Files' Finally Released by WIkiLeaks -- But 'NYT' Got Its Own Copy
http://www.thenation.com/blog/160134/gitmo-files-finall...
How News Outlets Raced To Publish Classified Gitmo Files
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/25/wikileaks-gitm...
The Gitmo Files: WikiLeaks vs. NYT, The Guardian & Daniel Domscheit-Berg
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/04/25/969932/-The-Gi...
interesting twitter:
https://twitter.com/#!/wikileaks/statuses/6236537591182...

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formernaderite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 10:18 AM
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1. so are they farming for Obama now?
so many broken promises...
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