Posts Categorized: Guantanamo

Zubaydah Media Myths

Zubaydah Media Myths

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Zubaydah, characterized as “the poster child” and “guinea pig” for the CIA Interrogation Program, made his first public appearance on Tuesday before a GITMO parole board: The hearing is part of the Periodic Review Board, which the Department of Defense describes as “an interagency process designed to review whether continued detention of Guantanamo detainees is… Read more »

PolitiFact is PolitiWrong on Waterboarding

PolitiFact is PolitiWrong on Waterboarding

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PolitiFact didn’t do its homework. The experts it consulted are just expert critics. They failed to dig deeper- kind of like the Feinstein Report failed to consult those directly involved in the program they were “investigating” with a predetermined outcome. (First came the conclusion; then a 5 year selective Easter egg hunt, shaping it to… Read more »

Could torture have prevented the Brussels terror attacks?

Could torture have prevented the Brussels terror attacks?

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In wake of the Brussels attack, media (including center-right polibloggers monikered “wordsmith”) once again are drawing focus on Trump; because how do you keep a narcissist happy? Feed them the attention they ask for: The Republican frontrunner was the first presidential hopeful to respond to the Brussels attacks, tweeting and then appearing on multiple television… Read more »

GITMO as recruiting ground?  No.  They're just not that into you.

GITMO as recruiting ground? No. They’re just not that into you.

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Guantanamo- the least worst option, during a time of “a new kind” of war. It’s been much maligned- some criticism I feel does have merit and consideration; much does not. If it’s become any kind of propaganda bonanza for our enemies, it’s only because of the hysteria and hyperventilation and the mythic distortions and outright… Read more »

Islamists have a friend in high places

Islamists have a friend in high places

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  Long before the day I was graciously afforded the opportunity to write on this blog I have been contemptuous of Barack Obama. Time has only heightened that contempt. Two stories that parallel each other demonstrate just how badly Barack Obama will compromise the US for the sake of his hubris. The jihadista of San Bernardino, Malik… Read more »

A Sad Extended Chapter in American History

A Sad Extended Chapter in American History

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Obama says he’ll fight Gitmo ‘until my very last day as president’: in an interview with French news outlet iTELE that aired Tuesday. “Guantanámo continues to serve as a recruitment tool for jihadists, it is something we need to stop,” Obama said. “I will make this argument until my very last day as president.” Why?… Read more »

If Obama closes Gitmo on his own, why not just release all the detainees?

If Obama closes Gitmo on his own, why not just release all the detainees?

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  Barack Obama, undeterred by his failure at every aspect of foreign policy, is showing a sense of urgency to add another failure to his dark list.  Obama has directed the Pentagon to present a plan to close Gitmo to Congress this week: WASHINGTON — The Pentagon’s plan outlining the long-stalled effort to close the Guantanamo Bay detention center, expected… Read more »

Senate Votes to Ban Torture

Senate Votes to Ban Torture

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When have we ever legislated for torture? Torture for me is Pelosi, Feinstein, Obama, and McCain demagoguing about America’s image, standing in the world. And the issue of “torture”. Maybe this is kind of like what it would look like if the Amish banned their use of SUVs to combat global warming? Isn’t this redundant,… Read more »

It's official: Obama traded five terrorists for a deserter

It’s official: Obama traded five terrorists for a deserter

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It has been concluded that Bowe Bergdahl is a deserter: The Army has decided to charge Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was released by Taliban-aligned militants last year in exchange for five Guantanamo prisoners, with desertion, according to a former military intelligence officer. Retired Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer, who now works at the London Center for… Read more »

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The Stupid Continues to Burn

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Un frickin’ believable! Copies of ‘torture’ report hand delivered to terror suspects, blocked from CIA officials: Full disclosure took a back seat to the CIA’s green movement last week when agency big shots blocked officials from printing out hard copies of the Senate Democratic report on terrorist interrogations, fearing it was “killing too many trees.”… Read more »