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  • Tuesday, May 31, 2005

    Excerpts from Guantanamo testimonies

    Yahoo provides us with some excerpts of testimonies given at the Guantanamo torture chamber:

    "Actually, I am so embarrassed of the people we fought against. They are here in Cuba, and now we are here in Cuba. Now we are in the same boat as they are. When they see us, they laugh at us. They say 'There is the Karzai government and they are here too.'" — Another man who claims to have been in Karzai's camp.
    "No doubt about it that I can use weapons. ... It is a duty of every man. There is not a possible way for someone to live in that environment ... where there is no security, no rules, no law, that someone can defend himself with no weapon just on his own. If that becomes some sort of offense, accusation, maybe you should put all Afghanistan in this area." — A prisoner who suggested the tribunal classify the entire Afghan population as enemy combatants when the evidence against him read that "the detainee can fire an AK-47 and a pistol."
    ...... See all recent "A Logical Voice" posts


    At 5/31/2005 06:02:00 pm, Blogger Allan@Aberdeen said...

    Guantanamo torture chamber. Is that not a wee bit smaller than a gulag, even a tiny gulag?

    At 5/31/2005 10:32:00 pm, Blogger DJEB said...

    Amnesty International calls it "the gulag of our time". Of course, this has lead to some confusion by people who don't know what the phrase "of our time" means.

    At 5/31/2005 11:53:00 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    AI lost my contributions about four years ago, they became entirely too selective in their "outrage".

    At 6/01/2005 10:19:00 am, Blogger Voice 1 said...

    "The gulag of our time" is the quote you were looking for Allan, as djeb has reminded you on numerous occasions.

    Anonymous, have you visited the Amnesty International website? They have a rather in depth section on human rights violations all over the world. How do you mean "selective in their outrage"? Are you particularly concerned that, for example they aren't so much "selective", as they are inclusive of ALL human rights abusers?

    At 6/01/2005 11:29:00 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    torture chamber = gulag
    Now that's logic of our time.


    At 6/02/2005 03:21:00 am, Blogger DJEB said...

    Still having trouble with the English language, eh?


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