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  • Amnesty International calls Guantanamo 'gulag'

    05/25/2005 4:44:37 PM PDT · by Jacob Kell · 32 replies · 970+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | May 25, 2005 | WorldNetDaily.com
    The prominent left-leaning human-rights group Amnesty International called the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay "the gulag of our time" as it released a blistering new annual report. In its 308-page document, covering 149 countries, Amnesty called for the camp to be closed.
  • Guantánamo Tour Focuses on Medical Ethics

    11/13/2005 6:30:25 PM PST · by neverdem · 6 replies · 336+ views
    NY Times ^ | November 13, 2005 | NEIL A. LEWIS
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 - Troubled by news accounts of medical participation in coercive interrogations at Guantánamo Bay and the resulting unease in the professional medical community, the Pentagon led an intense one-day tour of the detention camp last month, several participants said in recent days. The purpose of the trip, some of the participants said, was for the military leadership to convince the ethicists, psychiatrists, psychologists and others who visited the detention camp at the United States Naval Station in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, that what was occurring there did not violate medical ethics and was necessary to strengthen the nation's...
  • US considers Guantanamo, Iraqi prisons for ISIS fighters captured by Syrian rebels: report

    08/30/2018 12:08:22 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 30, 2018 | Ellen Mitchell
    The Trump administration is considering sending hundreds of captured ISIS fighters held in Syria to an Iraqi prison or the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, NBC News reported Monday. Five U.S. officials told NBC that several of the highest-value fighters could possibly go to Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. Those detainees include Alexandar Amon Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh, two Islamic State fighters who took part in killing Americans, including journalists James Foley Steven Sotloff, and other Western hostages. A group of about 600 ISIS fighters are currently being held by U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in a rebel-controlled area...
  • Jeff Sessions Touring Gitmo Prison

    08/24/2018 7:48:36 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 104 replies
    NEWSMAX ^ | 23 AUGUST 2018 | JEFFREY RODACK
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions was scheduled to visit the prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba on Friday to get a firsthand look at the facility. Sessions was to be joined on his tour by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, The Hill reported. Sessions has defended the detention facility. He said in March there is no legal reason not to send newly captured terrorism suspects there, according to The Hill. "Keeping this country safe from terrorists is the highest priority of the Trump administration," Ian Prior, Department of Justice spokesman said.
  • Mueller reportedly grants Tony Podesta immunity to testify against Paul Manafort

    07/19/2018 7:11:38 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 202 replies
    Special counsel Robert Mueller has reportedly given a key Democratic operative immunity to testify against former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort. According to Tucker Carlson, speaking Thursday evening on his Fox News program, Mr. Mueller has offered immunity to Tony Podesta, founder of the Podesta Group and brother of former Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta. Mr. Carlson cited “two sources” whom he did not name. Both Mr. Manafort and the Podesta Group worked on a campaign named the European Centre for a Modern Ukraine
  • Update: Mueller Suspected of Giving Podesta Brothers Immunity to Indict Manafort and Is HIDING..

    07/17/2018 11:24:16 PM PDT · by bitt · 188 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 7/17/2018 | Jim Hoft
    Earlier today it was reported that Robert Mueller is seeking to give immunity to five potential witnesses in the Paul Manafort trial according to a new court filing Tuesday. It’s now suspected that two of the witnesses are creepy and criminal Podesta brothers, the Democrats’ poster boys. Mueller is filing the requests under seal; Manafort is facing charges of bank and tax fraud and his trial begins next Wednesday in the Eastern District of Virginia. The five potential witnesses have not been charged and their identity has not been released to the public. Via NBC reporter Tom Winter: NEW: The...
  • Judicial Watch: FBI Begins Releasing Strzok-Page Communications, DOJ Objects to Preservation Order

    07/13/2018 12:28:01 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 39 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 13, 2018 | Tom Fitton
    Judicial Watch obtains the first court-ordered production of Strzok-Page communications from the FBI (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it has received 87 pages of records from the Department of Justice revealing former top FBI official Peter Strzok and FBI attorney Lisa Page’s profanity-laced disdain for FBI hierarchy and policies. The DOJ, meanwhile, is resisting Judicial Watch’s request for a court order to preserve all responsive Page-Strzok communications. Strzok and Page’s anti-Trump text messages became center-stage amid allegations of bias at the Bureau, and both have been subpoenaed to testify before the House Judiciary and the Oversight and...
  • A Decade Ago, Dem Durbin Compared US Military to Nazis; Now He’s Calling ICE “Incompetent”

    07/02/2018 4:42:52 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 24 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Every 13 years, just like clockwork, Dick Durbin opens his yap to insult the people keeping America safe . . . In 2005, Sen. Durbin took to the floor of the Senate to accuse the US military of acting like “Nazis, Soviets in their gulags, or some mad regime: Pol Pot or others” in its treatment of Gitmo prisoners. That earned Durbin the enduring sobriquet of “Dick Turban” from Rush Limbaugh. Durbin was back at it over the weekend. This time, the subject of his slander was ICE. Calling for its abolition, Durbin said: “Look at ICE. What a group...
  • From 9/11 to Spygate: The National Security Deep State

    06/14/2018 9:37:14 AM PDT · by detective · 9 replies
    Front Page ^ | June 14, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    On September 4, 2001, Robert Mueller took over the FBI. At his confirmation hearings, fraud had overshadowed discussions of terrorism. And as FBI Director, Mueller quickly diverged from the common understanding that the attacks that killed 3,000 people had been an act of war rather than a crime. In 2008, Abdullah Saleh al-Ajmi, who had been unleashed from Guantanamo Bay, carried out a suicide bombing in Iraq. Al-Ajmi had been represented by Thomas Wilner who was being paid by the Kuwaiti government. Wilner was a pal of Robert Mueller. And when the families were having dinner together, Mueller got up...
  • NYT Reporter Blamed ‘Trumpster Lawyers’ for Leaks. Turns Out It Was Her Boyfriend.

    06/08/2018 5:34:21 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 41 replies
    https://ntknetwork.com ^ | By NTK Staff | NTK Staff
    Federal investigators seized the records of New York Times reporter Ali Watkins in relation to an investigation of leaks out of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI), the Times reported Thursday night. (snip) Not only did it turn out to be the committee doing the leaking, Watkins knew the person doing the leaking on an intimate level.
  • US military plans for future at Guantanamo because of Trump

    06/08/2018 1:42:22 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 14 replies
    chron.com ^ | June 7, 2018 | Ben Fox
    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) — A new dining hall for guards at the Guantanamo Bay detention center has a shimmering view of the Caribbean and a lifespan of 20 years. Barracks scheduled to start getting built next year are meant to last five decades. And the Pentagon has asked Congress to approve money for a new super-max prison unit to be designed with the understanding that prisoners will likely grow old and frail in custody — some perhaps still without being convicted of a crime. President Donald Trump's order in January to keep the Guantanamo jail open, and...
  • Trump administration seeks to transfer unnamed enemy combatant within 72 hours

    04/17/2018 3:33:47 PM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/17/18
    The Trump administration intends to transfer a U.S. citizen held in Iraq as an enemy combatant for over six months to an unnamed foreign country within 72 hours, it revealed in a court filing on Tuesday afternoon. The detainee has declined to consent to the transfer, according to the government, and a hearing has been set for Thursday morning. The government did not name the country, but a U.S. official confirmed to The Hill that officials are seeking to transfer him to Saudi Arabia. The detainee, known publicly only as John Doe, also holds a citizenship there, The Hill has...
  • 13,000 SEALED INDICTMENTS FOR PAST THREE MONTHS...WITH EVIDENCE THIS TIME...NEW CAMP BEING BUILT...

    02/22/2018 8:17:48 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 127 replies
    Youtube ^ | Published on Feb 19, 2018 | LIGHT~BEARER
    HERE'S THE CURRENT EVIDENCE THAT THERE ARE CURRENTLY OVER 13, 600 SEALED INDICTMENTS IN FEDERAL CRIMINAL COURTS FROM OCT.30TH 2017 THRU JANUARY 26TH 2018...NEW FACILITY THAT HOUSES 13,000 PRISONERS BEING BUILT AT GITMO...
  • Jim Mattis fires lawyer overseeing Guantánamo trials of 9/11 terrorists: Report

    02/05/2018 5:52:06 PM PST · by markomalley · 18 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/5/18 | Katelyn Caralle
    Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Monday fired the top official overseeing the trials of five men being held at Guantánamo Bay who have been accused of plotting the 9/11 attacks.Harvey Rishikof is an attorney with experience in national security law, but with no military experience. According to the Miami Herald, there is no known reason for Mattis’ decision to fire the man he named convening authority for military commission last April. Two Pentagon lawyers have replaced Rishikof and Gary Brown, a legal adviser for military commissions who was fired by acting general counsel William S. Castle.Tom Crosson, a spokesman for...
  • Make Gitmo Full Again

    02/01/2018 8:59:35 AM PST · by rktman · 34 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 1/31/2018 | Jim Treacher
    Hey, remember when Obama closed Gitmo? Remember how he couldn't stop telling us how great it was that he'd closed Gitmo? He actually listed "closing Gitmo" as one of his achievements. To him, making a promise was the same as keeping it. And if he didn't actually keep it, so what? All because on January 22, 2009, two days after being sworn in, Obama signed the first of his many executive orders: Before Obama even knew how to find all the bathrooms in the White House, he'd signed that executive order to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility. It was...
  • Feinstein to President: Close Guantanamo Bay Prison

    01/11/2018 11:17:28 PM PST · by ransomnote · 38 replies
    senate.gov ^ | 1/11/2018 | Dianne Feinstein
    Washington—Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today called on President Trump to close the prison at Guantanamo: “It was 16 years ago today that the first detainees arrived at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility. Since then, 780 detainees have been held there. I have called on both the Obama and Bush administrations to remove and transfer all detainees and close the facility, and hundreds of detainees have been transferred or released. Today, 41 detainees remain, five of whom have been cleared for transfer to other countries and 36 who remain in legal limbo. “This prison has cost taxpayers more than $5 billion,...
  • Trump planning to keep Guantanamo open with new executive order

    01/27/2018 4:53:20 PM PST · by Libloather · 55 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 1/26/18 | JESSICA CHIA
    President Trump is planning to keep the detention center at Guantanamo Bay open with an executive order that will reverse his predecessor's directive, according to a report. Trump is expected to make an announcement about his plans sometime next week, according to Politico. Trump, who campaigned as the “law and order candidate,” has repeatedly attacked the legacy of former President Barack Obama, who signed an executive order to shutter the facility in 2009.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Radical Dem Worked For Russian Lawyer Who Met With Trump, Jr.

    07/13/2017 6:48:49 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 23 replies
    Radical left-wing icon former California Democratic Rep. Ron Dellums was a hired lobbyist for Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Russian lawyer who met with Donald Trump Jr. June 9, 2016, the Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group has learned. Dellums, who represented liberal San Francisco and Oakland, Calif., is a long-time darling of left-wing political activists. He served 13 terms in Congress as an African-American firebrand and proudly called himself a socialist. He retired in 1996. The former congressman is one of several high-profile Democratic partisans who was on Veselnitskaya’s payroll, working to defeat a law that is the hated object of...
  • Former "High-Level" CIA Agent Warns "Terrified" Deep State Wants President Trump "Taken Out" (VIDEO)

    01/17/2018 1:26:56 AM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 56 replies
    gatewaypundit ^ | January 16, 2018 | Joshua Caplan
    Shipp was a CIA Anti Terrorism expert and was assigned as a protective agent for the Director of Central Intelligence. He is the recipient of a Medallion for overseas covert operations, two CIA Meritorious Unit Citations and three Exceptional Performance Awards. Zerohedge published a partial transcript of Ship's comments made to USAWatchdog.com's Greg Hunter: "They are terrified, they are terrified right now. They did not expect Trump to do what he is doing now. The reason they tried to get him even before he was elected is they knew he was uncontrollable, and they knew if he got in there,...
  • Gitmo Protesters Blast Obama for Broken Promises, Urge Trump Arrest

    01/13/2018 11:29:19 AM PST · by ColdOne · 22 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1/12/18 | Edwin Mora
    WASHINGTON, DC — Attendees at a protest Thursday expressed frustration over former U.S. President Barack Obama’s failure to close the Guantánamo Bay prison, which he promised to do on the first day of his presidency. The protesters also denounced President Donald Trump. An imam calling for Gitmo, as the facility is commonly known, to be shut down also urged authorities to detain U.S. President Donald Trump in a similar facility for refusing to give into the demonstrator’s demands. Many demonstrators placed the blame on the fairly new U.S. President Donald Trump for keeping the detention center, ignoring his predecessor’s eight...