Out of the Bag: Guantanamo Wikileaks Dump

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    So this is it, the newest Wikileaks dump - hundreds of documents given to the NYT and the Guardian exposing what we already knew: that the United States continues to set the bar for high moral standards of conduct on this planet. Torture, abuses, mistreatment, unaccountability, uncorroborated confessions extracted through duress, and wrongful imprisonment of innocent people all are factors that add to the colorful portrait of shame laid down by previous releases, though obviously most of the communications fail to go into any detail on interrogation techniques and torture methods, which are mostly conveniently ignored.

    From the NYT, via MSNBC due to the former's obnoxious paywall:

    NYT: Files shed light on Gitmo detainees - World news - The New York Times - msnbc.com

    the Guardian's page on the files: The Guantánamo files | World news | guardian.co.uk

    Other fun tidbits: Guantánamo Bay files: Children and senile old men among detainees | World news | guardian.co.uk

    Guantánamo Bay files: Caught in the wrong place at the wrong time | World news | guardian.co.uk

    Guess most of the other headlines speak for themselves:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/apr/25/guantanamo-files-binyam-mohamed-torture - Guantánamo Bay files: Binyam Mohamed held on torture 'confessions'; Fellow captive Abu Zubaydah was waterboarded until he named British resident as 'dirty bomb' plotter

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/apr/25/guantanamo-files-informer-mohammed-basardah - Guantánamo Bay files: Star informer freed after implicating 123 prisoners; Mohammed Basardah rewarded despite unsupported claims and interrogators' doubts about sheer number of names he gave up


    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/apr/25/guantanamo-files-china-interrogated-prisoners?intcmp=239 - Guantánamo Bay files: China among regimes invited to interrogate captives; Foreign intelligence services from a host of repressive governments were brought in to identify and question suspects


    And an excellent "background" op-ed on the subject, before the release: What the Guantanamo leaks won't reveal - Opinion - Al Jazeera English

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    Well, that's a good thing a guess. The world could always use a little bit more truth. Maybe the exposure of our atrocities will make us more reluctant to continue.

    That was hard to read, though. It's hard to see how low we've sunk.
     
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    Wasn't Gitmo supposed to be closed by 01-20-2010???? WTF happened?
     
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    Well they realized that we dont have a better place to store thees guys while they wait to be shipped to Egypt to be tortured under rendition. Wonder who Obama uses now that Egypt is closed for business ?
     
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    I heard he's gonna make them sit through speeches by Michelle Obama on the need to eat healthy and run around for exercise. Thats all I fucking hear on the radio now, 10X an hour, Michelle's "letsmove dot gov" commercials, and it's fucking torturing me.
     
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    I feel you. Lets look at this old bastard here-

    But the internal files on some prisoners paint a very different picture. A 2002 assessment of Guantánamo's oldest prisoner, Mohammed Sadiq, who was then 89, revealed dementia, depression and sickness. "His current medical issues include major depressive disorder, senile dementia and osteoarthritis, for which he receives prescribed treatment." The Afghan national was also being assessed for prostate cancer.-

    I wonder how thees ailments ailments would be addressed in the American penal system.
     
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    We "mistreated" filthy Muslim terrorists in GTMO?

    So what's the problem?
     
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    Thats the claim, but if there treatment were to be compared to how Americans are treated in county jail or prison I bet that they would want them closed to.
     
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    Because most are innocent .
     

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