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Guantanamo Britons 'Chained To The Floor And Beaten'
The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-13-2004 | Sandra Laville/Nick Britten

Posted on 03/12/2004 5:51:51 PM PST by blam

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To: Thane_Banquo
Unfortunately, this is probably pure BS.

Why unfortunately? Unless you think it's a good idea to sink to the level of our enemies.
51 posted on 03/12/2004 8:55:26 PM PST by Valin (Hating people is like burning down your house to kill a rat)
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To: Boot Hill
Now THAT'S cruel and UNUSUAL punishment!
VERY distrubing image alert.
52 posted on 03/12/2004 8:58:04 PM PST by Valin (Hating people is like burning down your house to kill a rat)
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To: Becki
>>>How can it be, "thought" to involve amputations? It is either there or it is not. Can't he tell?? <<<<

The article in the Guardian is a knock-off from a 'world exclussive' hate piece "interview" in the Mirror.

Follow this link for the original.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/allnews/content_objectid=14042696_method=full_siteid=50143_headline=-MY%2DHELL%2DIN%2DCAMP%2DX%2DRAY-name_page.html

The fast answer is, he said it was "unneccessarly high" amputations; they took too much off.

As a word of explanation, 'over there', if half the foot needs to be cut off, that is all they cut off, and then the person can hobble around as best they can.
Our doctors routinely take the entire foot in that case, so a prosthetic can be fitted. You can't "replace" half a foot with a prothesis; at least not yet, that I'm aware of.

Hope that helps. BTW, you DO know it is all BS, I hope. Of course you do; you are on FR.
53 posted on 03/12/2004 9:01:49 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (The world needs more horses, and fewer Jackasses!)
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To: Valin
Sometimes I don't think it's a bad idea to set a tit-for-tat policy. We'll treat yours only slightly better than you treat ours.
54 posted on 03/12/2004 9:40:13 PM PST by Thane_Banquo
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To: philetus
I mean I have no idea what really happened, but it is extremely unlikely these scumbags are telling the truth.
55 posted on 03/12/2004 9:40:53 PM PST by Thane_Banquo
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To: ApplegateRanch
Hope that helps. BTW, you DO know it is all BS, I hope. Of course you do; you are on FR.

Thanks for the clarification. I missed the article in the link. We have a huge project at work and I am in meetings most of the day. It really cuts into my FReep time.

Yes, I know the claims are bunk. It just struck me so odd that they think it may have involved amputation. I know these guys lie through their teeth. After all, we are only infidels and it doesn't matter if you lie to an infidel. But it seemed that he could come up with something a little more believable.

Thanks again!!

Becki

56 posted on 03/13/2004 2:05:17 PM PST by Becki (Pray continually for our leaders and our troops!)
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To: blam
The men were seized in Afghanistan... transferred to Cuba in hoods, blindfolds and chains that shackled them to the floor of the aircraft.

I take it this idiot does not understand what happens to things that are not "shackled" to the floor of a cargo aircraft.

A truck, for example, that is not properly chained down will go right out the back of this aircraft. It will leave a big hole when it does. Trucks are made out of steel though, so they can do that. Things that are made out of skin and bones do not make holes, and do not go out the back. Instead they hit the bulkhead and go 'splat.'


57 posted on 03/13/2004 2:20:11 PM PST by Nick Danger (Time is what keeps everything from happening at once)
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