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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 11:25 AM
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Andy Worthington runs down the Gitmo release today on Democracy Now!
He's been working with Wikileaks and news organizations ahead of the release:

The whistleblowing website WikiLeaks has begun releasing thousands of secret documents from the U.S. military prison at Guantnamo Bay that reveal the Bush and Obama administrations knowingly imprisoned more than 150 innocent men for years without charge. In dozens of cases, senior U.S. commanders were said to have concluded that there was no reason for the men to have been transferred to Guantnamo. Among the innocent prisoners were an 89-year-old Afghan villager and a 14-year-old boy who had been kidnapped. Some men were imprisoned at Guantnamo simply because they wore a popular model of Casio watches, which had been used as timers by al-Qaeda. The documents also reveal that the journalist Sami al-Hajj was held at Guantnamo for six years partly in order to be interrogated about his employer, the Al Jazeera network. Al-Hajjs file said he was sent to Guantnamo in order to "provide information on ... the Al-Jazeera news networks training programme, telecommunications equipment, and newsgathering operations in Chechnya, Kosovo and Afghanistan." For more, we speak with journalist Andy Worthington, author of The Guantnamo Files: The Stories of the 774 Detainees in Americas Illegal Prison.

http://www.democracynow.org/2011/4/25/wikileaks_documen...

Rush transcript will be up soon.
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 11:31 AM
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1. K&R
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 11:44 AM
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2. Andy says, there was no screening process.
What a shocker that is.
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 01:40 PM
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3. Exactly...no shock. No surprise. Just more and more disgust.
The more time that passes without prosecuting America's war crimes the more disgusted I become.

I hope every crime committed in America's 'war on terror' is fully exposed.
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leftstreet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 01:42 PM
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Thanks for posting
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crickets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 05:04 PM
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5. ...an 89-year-old Afghan villager and a 14-year-old boy.
Speechless.
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 03:26 PM
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