Tuesday, December 18, 2007

It's what good patriots do, right?

Catapult the propaganda?
"Wikileaks reports that US armed forces personnel at Guantanamo have conducted propaganda attacks over the Internet. (The story has been picked up by the NYTimes, The Inquirer, the New York Daily News, and the AP.) The activities documented by Wikileaks include deleting Guantanamo detainees' ID numbers from Wikipedia, posting of self-praising comments on news websites in response to negative articles, promoting pro-Guantanamo stories on the Internet news focus website Digg, and even altering Wikipedia's entry on Cuban President Fidel Castro to describe him as 'an admitted transsexual' (misspelling the word 'transsexual'). Guantanamo spokesman Lt. Col. Bush blasted Wikileaks for identifying one 'mass communications officer' by name, who has since received death threats for 'simply doing his job — posting positive comments on the Internet about Gitmo.'"
I mean... rice pilaf! And lemon herbed chicken! What's not to like? Like this boy here. He was 15 when he was brought to Gitmo. FIVE years ago. That's a lot of rice pilaf!:

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Detained at age 15 in July 2002 by US Forces in Afghanistan, the Canadian Omar Khadr, Guantanamo detainee #766, has been held for over 5 years without trial. Omar was one of at least three detainees who had their ID numbers covertly deleted from Wikipedia on Nov 1 and Nov 2, 2007 by Guantanamo staff.
Five years without trial. And they're trying to erase his name. What are they planning to do with him, disappear him? After five years, is he functional and able to be let go? Are they ever going to let him go?

Or are these lucky lemon-herbed-chicken-eating guys prisoners for life just because?

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