Watching Olberdouche is also a form of torture. But for Yusuf, its all good old Islamo-prop, and he just can’t get enough of it:
The reality is, as usual, quite different:
What you’ll never see on Planet Irf:
- Hamas: Gilad Shalit “will go missing forever and his fate ‘might be similar to Ron Arad'”
- The Gitmo Myth and the Torture Canard
- More Torture, more dehumanization: the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals saysÂ female guards can strip search male prisoners.
â€¢ the twelve separate inquiries into the abuses alleged by critics and former detainees at Gitmo that found no evidence of those abuses taking place;
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â â€¢ the revelation during the release earlier this year of the so-called “torture memos” that waterboarding and other harsh interrogation techniques had been applied to exactlyÂ three suspectsÂ in the course of eight years and had never been standard operating practice at Gitmo;
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â â€¢ the evaluation by the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point that 73 percent of Gitmo detainees were “a demonstrated threat” to Americans;
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â â€¢ and, finally, the fact that the detention facility was created in the wake of a declaration by Congress in September 2001 that “all necessary and appropriate force” should be used “against those nations, organizations, orÂ persons” [emphasis added] responsible for the attacks of September 11;Â
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â â€”one may be permitted to wonder why, exactly, the pressure to close the prison facility has been so intense and long-lasting.