Yet ANOTHER THING to be pissed at Obama for!

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    Little Known Military Thug Squad Still Brutalizing Prisoners at Gitmo Under Obama
    By Jeremy Scahill, AlterNet
    Posted on May 15, 2009, Printed on May 15, 2009
    Little Known Military Thug Squad Still Brutalizing Prisoners at Gitmo Under Obama | | AlterNet

    As the Obama administration continues to fight the release of some 2,000 photos that graphically document U.S. military abuse of prisoners in Iraq and Afghanistan, an ongoing Spanish investigation is adding harrowing details to the ever-emerging portrait of the torture inside and outside Guantánamo. Among them: "blows to [the] testicles;" "detention underground in total darkness for three weeks with deprivation of food and sleep;" being "inoculated … through injection with 'a disease for dog cysts;'" the smearing of feces on prisoners; and waterboarding. The torture, according to the Spanish investigation, all occurred "under the authority of American military personnel" and was sometimes conducted in the presence of medical professionals.

    More significantly, however, the investigation could for the first time place an intense focus on a notorious, but seldom discussed, thug squad deployed by the U.S. military to retaliate with excessive violence to the slightest resistance by prisoners at Guantánamo.

    The force is officially known as the the Immediate Reaction Force or Emergency Reaction Force, but inside the walls of Guantánamo, it is known to the prisoners as the Extreme Repression Force. Despite President Barack Obama's publicized pledge to close the prison camp and end torture -- and analysis from human rights lawyers who call these forces' actions illegal -- IRFs remain very much active at Guantánamo.

    Little Known Military Thug Squad Still Brutalizing Prisoners at Gitmo Under Obama | Rights and Liberties | AlterNet
     
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    I'll wait to see an account and confirmed report from someone other than a known partisan hack 'reporter'
     
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    i would trust alternet and other indie media outlets way more then partisan bias pushed on msm media such as the far right leaning fox news and left leaning msnbc
     
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    I do not trust when not a single major news outlet will not even sniff at the story..

    There is nothing factual to back this up.. par for the course for these kinds of stories on sites like these
     
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    Cool, we're back to real issues again. All I have to say to this one is ... see? It's still Bush in office.
     
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    of course msm wont sniff out these stories, they have specific agandas to follow that come down from their bosses, left is of course gonna be leery of touching a story that hurts their side and the right waits till the right time to go after it...mark my words, you WILL hear about it soon on fox news for sure, give it time. I like alternet because they rarely show any bias and have storys that go after both sides, hence this story and one they did that rips tim geithner a new one
     
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    See how the right blames everything on Clinton & Obama but they themselves were guilty of nothing in the last 8 years? Are they sharing the blame on this one? :lol:

    The people in charge of Gitmo should be fired/arrested. The tortures should be fired/arrested. Bush for approving it should be arrested.

    Obama said we don't torture. That doesn't mean he's guilty if some guard tortures.

    Now if you find out he approved of it, let me know.
     
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    For what it is worth all prisons holding serious criminals will react this way on a periodic basis when the natives think they might be getting or wanting the upper hand. It works. If the story is genuine the decaying MSM will charge into the story weeping with joy and faux outrage. They will not give The Prophet a pass IMO.
     
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    Ha ha ha, 'serious Spanish investigation..'

    At that line, I stopped reading.
     
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    The story smells like BS to me. Bare facts hyper-inflated to masquerade as something they aren't.

    On the very off chance it's true, the whole lot of them should be prosecuted. They've violated the UCMJ and they know it.
     

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