A Gitmo detainee expressed support for U.S. civilian courts over military tribunals, so they must be evil.
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The first military commission of a detainee renditioned to the U.S. detention center at Guantánamo Bay under the Obama Administration opened Tuesday. Omar Khadr, a Canadian citizen, was kidnapped eight years ago in Afghanistan at the age of 15 by the U.S. military, threatened with rape in detention at the U.S. air base at Bagram, transferred to Guantánamo where he was tortured until he confessed that he threw a grenade that killed a U.S. soldier. Monday evening, Texas A&M at Qatar associate professor Todd Kent noted that it will likely not be a political issue for the Adminsitration because the mainstream media is downplaying it, though criminal justice is a large part of the president’s avatar, at Al Jazeera English’s “Inside Story”—which focused on the coming so-called ‘trial’ (23:41):
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Paul Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Gould, the husband-wife couple behind Invisible History: Afghanistan’s Untold Story (2009) and Crossing Zero: The AfPak War at the Turning Point of American Empire (2010), recently discussed the C.I.A connections with Afghan militant networks through Pakistani intelligence agencies with Paul Jay at The Real News Network.
Part One – WikiLeaks—The Pakistan Connection (13:15):
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The massive dump of U.S. military records relating to the war in Afghanistan confirms prior knowledge in some areas and shines light to other grim realities of aggressive war and occupation.
Afghanistan War Logs via WikiLeaks: Massive Leak of Secret Files Exposes Truth of Afghanistan OccupationPosted: 25 July 2010 by Editors in Af-Pak War, Political Science
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WikiLeaks, in coordination with The New York Times and Der Spiegel, released over 90,000 records relating to the U.S.-led forced occupation of Afghanistan detailing civilian deaths, extrajudicial assassination, covert murder-or-kidnap operations and blowback. The London Guardian has been granted access to the documents and posted an exclusive interview with the founder of the whistleblower website Julian Assange, who told them why he published the documents (4:38):
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