Book By Innocent Prisoner Points To Widespread Torture
(mwcnews.net, July 30, 2010)
“According to Murat Kurnaz, a 19-year-old Turkish citizen raised in Germany and falsely defamed as “the German Taliban,” torture at the several prisons in which he was held was frequent, commonplace, and committed by many guards. In his book, “Five Years of My Life: An Innocent Man in Guantanamo”(Palgrave Macmillan), beatings began in 2001 on the flight from Pakistan (where he was pulled off a public bus and sold by Pakistani police for $3,000) to his first imprisonment in Afghanistan….
“”The guards even tortured a blind man who was older than 90 “the same way the rest of us were,” Kurnaz wrote….
“”Every time I unknowingly broke a rule, or because they had just invented a new one…an IRF (Immediate Reaction Force) team would come and beat me.”…
“… Kurnaz said doctors participated in the tortures….
“And so it happened that, during the presidency of George W. Bush, tens of thousands of innocent human beings, Kurnaz among them, were swept up in dragnet arrests by the invading American forces or their allies and imprisoned without legal recourse—the very opposite of what America’s Founders gifted to humanity in their Constitution….”
There are years and years of graphic and disturbing articles like this one about torture and abuse of rights by the U.S. government and its allies who pretend to represent “democracy”, “freedom” and “human rights”.
People need to stop and reflect: about all the propaganda, about what their governments are perpetrating, about all the distractions that are deliberately placed in front of them to prevent them from thinking, and about what kind of future they want their children to endure.
We need to stand up for the innocent and preserve traditional rights and moral rules that are supposed to protect everyone, including ourselves, our families and neighbours against this kind of abuse.
We shouldn’t tolerate ANY OF IT.
Why are we just going along? Why is it just business as usual?
Every Canadian politician, every Member of Parliament, and every official who is involved in decisions about foreign policy, about the military, about the justice system, about treatment of prisoners should be answering questions from the public about these kinds of things ALL THE TIME – until it ENDS or until Canada is no longer a part of it.
Same goes for local and provincial politicians and officials who are involved in DISEMPOWERING ordinary people through new taxes, new laws and new forms of oppression (not to mention old forms of oppression). They are part of the problem too!
Same goes for corporations who think it is business as usual, who think they can just get rich from the creation of a worldwide surveillance and police state, and that the public is just going to go along with all of it.
DON’T go along with intrusions into privacy and erosions of freedom, whether private or public. And demand that they take the other burdens off our backs. Doing that for yourself can benefit many others.
Same goes for the media liars who are white-washing and sugar-coating everything for the government and corporations, who report entertainment as if it’s news. They should be under pressure from the public to cover what matters, and to report the truth.
All of them should be answering questions and talking about what they are going to do to help save the future that has been stolen from us.
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