Wednesday, 17 April 2013

The endless horror of Guantanamo


Samir's  now 35 years old -- a Yemeni – continuously incarcerated in
Gitmo for the last 11.4 years, while authorities struggle mightily to
discover the evidence that will prove, beyond a nano-doubt, whatever crime
he committed. The top graduates from all our prestigious civilian and
military schools are trying to uncover that vital information --
information that only Samir has -- which is absolutely critical to U.S.
security, but so far -- after 11.4 years -- the Yemeni still insists on
his innocence.

It should be abundantly clear to every sentient human being that Gitmo
authorities have absolutely zero (I say below zero..) evidence of wrong
doing on Samir’s part: if they did, his trial would have been over 10
years ago.

So the authorities need lots of help -- Samir’s help --  in the form of
his confession.

Why can't Samir confess to his crimes? He's torturing us!

It would help financially if he confessed, saving US taxpayers a bundle.
Apart from defense, we are investing $800,000 per year for his
incarceration, for each of those 11.4 years: that's $9.12 million spent to
date -- and still expressions of innocence pore from his lips, as he hangs
from the Cross in Gitmo prison.

Never in the history of human civilization, have so many, invested so much
money, in one person still languishing in crucifixion.

Feeding tubes -- the modern day equivalent of Jesus' nails -- inserted
into his stomach by eight members of the Extreme Reaction Force (ERF) clad
in riot gear -- pump fluids into his distended stomach as his arms and
legs are strapped to the bed.

"I spent 26 hours in this state, tied to the bed. During this time I was
not permitted to go to the toilet. They inserted a catheter, which was
painful, degrading and unnecessary. I was not even permitted to pray."

Still, after soiled clothes...we await for his confession. Samir's still
torturing us!

Did the helmeted Roman's look any different from the ERFs 2000 years ago;
did the Romans do anything different 2000 years ago? Do our religious
institutions do anything different today? Do governments do anything
different today? Do our educational institutions do anything different

We certainly do things differently today: Jesus had a trial 2000 year ago
and faced his accusers,  before being nailed the Cross. Today, you're
strapped to the Cross with feeding tubes...and the trial starts upon your
confession. Bon appetit!

Oh, this mightily dangerous 77 lbs man! After 11.4 years, he's still
torturing us!

As our country descends into  feeding tube frenzy, let us therefore brace
ourselves to our duty, and so bear ourselves that, if the American Empire
and its Corporations lasts for a thousand years, men will still say, 'This
was their finest hour.'

At this rate, it could be...



1. Gitmo is Killing Me, by SAMIR NAJI al HASAN MOQBEL, NY Times, April 14,
2013. Samir has been in Gitmo for.....11.4 years without charge.
2. Military spending: for some good info.
3. Guantánamo: the most expensive prison on earth, by By CAROL ROSENBERG,
Miami Herald, Nov 25, 2011.
4. Apologies to Winston Churchill
5. Thank you Edwina Gateley!

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