Great news from Human Rights Watch! Your constitutional republic at work spreading the Rule of Law around the world!
U.S.: Detained al-Qaeda Suspects 'Disappeared' (Human Rights Watch, 12-10-2004): At least 11 al-Qaeda suspects have “disappeared” in U.S. custody, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. U.S. officials are holding the detainees in undisclosed locations, where some have reportedly been tortured.
The 46-page report, “The United States’ ‘Disappeared’: The CIA’s Long-Term ‘Ghost Detainees,’” describes how the Central Intelligence Agency is holding al-Qaeda suspects in “secret locations,” reportedly outside the United States, with no notification to their families, no access to the International Committee of the Red Cross or oversight of any sort of their treatment, and in some cases, no acknowledgement that they are even being held.
“‘Disappearances’ were a trademark abuse of Latin American military dictatorships in their ‘dirty war’ on alleged subversion,” said Reed Brody, special counsel with Human Rights Watch. “Now they have become a United States tactic in its conflict with al-Qaeda.”
Oh goodie, the US joins the proud company of the USSR and fascist latin dictatorships. We are so proud.
While there is a treasure trove of information out there on alot of our Cold War doings, alot of abuses of which lead to the Church hearings and the Iran Contra scandal, I somehow get the feeling that in 20 years were going to be deluged with discoveries of our activities during the 80’s, 90’s, and today. And its not going to be pretty.
It’s high time people stop being so damned timid about this issue, and just letting it slip. These buffoons endanger our lives with there ill conceived plans and actions.
That’s why we have people like Lynne Cheney to scrub our history curriculum. Stop being so negative.