FBI agents back up abuse allegations

Posted: December 25th, 2004 by Militant Libertarian

By Carol Rosenberg And Frank Davies

FBI agents in the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, witnessed abuses of prisoners that included being left in their own feces, chained in ice-cold or super-hot cells and other interrogation techniques that caused one prisoner to pull his hair from his head, documents released Monday show…

The agents’ accounts, contained in e-mails to their superiors to distance the FBI from the behavior, are the first by U.S. officials confirming Guantanamo prisoners’ complaints of sleep deprivation, temperature manipulations, strobe lights and loud music…

Yet on July 30, in one of the e-mails the American Civil Liberties Union made available Monday, an FBI agent wrote that he had seen an almost identical event at the prison, describing, among other things, a prisoner draped in an Israeli flag…

In August, a Boston-based agent described incidents such as this: “I entered interview rooms to find a detainee chained hand and foot in a fetal position on the floor, with no chair, food or water. Most times, they had urinated or defecated on themselves and had been left there for 18-24 hours or more.

Torture victims wrapped in the Israeli flag is very appropriate symbol, for our policies in the Mideast and elsewhere are actually Israeli policies rather than truly American ones. We are spending a king’s ransom in Iraq, we are losing the lives and lives of thousands of our military personnel, we are making the terrorists around the world more popular than ever. We are endangering America. And, for what? For Israel, that’s what.

And now with the irreparable harm done by the Israeli-orchestrated tortures in Iraq, when will the American people realize that unless we remove these Israeli fifth columnists in government and media we and our children will pay a horrendous price?

Former “civil rights activist,” Jewish supremacist Alan Dershowitz, now has gone beyond his advocacy of torture for those pesky little Palestinians. Now he wants it for American citizens too. In the cosmic scheme of things perhaps every people pays for its sins. What happened at Abu Ghraib –anyway you cut it — is evil. If Americans continue to let themselves be used to do evil to others at the behest of Israel, who is to say that the evil won’t eventually fall back upon ourselves and our own children. Look at what is happening to the land of our founding fathers. Every good foundation of our European American forebears is being eroded. Who is to say that the cosmic wheel is not turning right now?

The American people can still avoid being crushed by that wheel. But to survive and thrive will take a great love of truth and a great deal of courage. We must begin by standing up for what is right and good. And that means we must stand up forthrightly against the Jewish supremacists and their pariah state of Israel and tell them that we won’t do their bidding any more!


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