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Instead of one Dr. Mengele we have an entire base using persons kidnapped, in most cases for a bounty, and locked up and tortured in our United States Naval Station Guantanamo Bay at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. And they are drugged without their knowledge or permission simply because we know how to chemically alter someones reality. The term that caught my eye was chemical torture. Another term that would describe the administration of medication on unknowing inmates is poisoning.

And that activity was abetted by our Justice Department in their acquiescence to not release records or investigate this for the crime it is.

Other investigations show that Guantanamo Bay detainees, including David Hicks, were forced to take high dosages of the controversial anti-malaria drug mefloquine despite showing no signs of the disease, an unprecedented practice that has been likened to ''pharmacologic waterboarding'' by a US military doctor.

Questions have been raised about whether the mass administration of the drug to detainees was a secret, illegal experiment after a medical journal article last month by an army doctor, Major Remington Nevin, highlighted the ''inappropriate use'' of the drug, asking if its use had been motivated by the its psychotic side effects. The US Centres for Disease Control has issued a warning against the use of mefloquine on anyone suffering psychiatric disturbances or having a history of depression. Dr Nevin has also warned that high doses of the drug can cause brain injuries.

Evidence including previously secret reports and witnesses including a Guantanamo guard, and New York lawyer, Josh Dratel, support Mr Hicks's claims that he was drugged. Mr Dratel, who has top secret security clearance from the US Department of Justice and has acted for a number of detainees including Mr Hicks, was to give direct evidence of the ''non-therapeutic'' drugging. In an affidavit prepared for the trial, Mr Dratel revealed that US prosecutors had admitted that Mr Hicks's claims that ''guards had forced him to eat a meal which contained a sedative before they read him the charges'' were true. He was told it had been done to protect the officers from his reactions.

Did you read that?

He was told it had been done to protect the officers from his reactions
They are prison guards that are also Marines and they need to drug someone they have locked in a kennel on the beach to tell them they are being fucked over?

When did Marines turn into such chicken shits?

As to the details the republican eraser has been hard at work trying to hide the crimes they commit as they are doing them.

We will never know who was given what drug because just like the hyoid bones in the Gitmo "suicides" that information was removed. As far as we know those drugs may have created a bio easter egg in those detainees and they will all die in short order. But we can't find out because the low lying dogs that did this have thus far gotten away with crimes against humanity

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  •  Shut it down now. (10+ / 0-)

    Gitmo should have been gone a long time ago.

    Let's go back to E Pluribus Unum

    by hazzcon on Sat Sep 15, 2012 at 06:42:55 AM PDT

  •  WE ARE THE BEST!!! Americans don't want to know (4+ / 0-)

    How can we get civil liberties back on the political agenda when Americans ignore this issue?

    The military, corporate, security state doesn't want this story covered. Who would want a revenue stream of trillions of dollars challenged?

    The politicans work for them.

    Citizens seem unable to hear bad news. In other words, they can't stand the truth.

    Country was founded to know what the power structure was doing. Gone full circle.

  •  Congress is not only paying for this (6+ / 0-)

    operation but refusing to authorize the moving of the inmates to the U.S. mainland.  Every incumbent should be questioned as to his/her votes on the bills that perpetuate these crimes.
    Torturers once removed are still torturers.  But, triangulation has become such a standard operating procedure that our agents of government have convinced themselves that like Mafia dons, they have clean hands because someone else is delegated to do the dirty work.
    The Justice Department is just another layer of middlemen.  The policy is set on Capitol Hill, regardless of how loudly the denizens proclaim that they are just RUBBER STAMPS.
    There's a reason there's such a kerfuffle about the presidential contest.  Unless the incumbents in Congress can come in under the radar, there's going to be hell to pay if the Republicans lose their majority and the ability to set the investigative agenda.

    The aliens are guinea pigs. What they can get away with doing to them, they can do to anyone who's not compliant.

    We organize governments to provide benefits and prevent abuse.

    by hannah on Sat Sep 15, 2012 at 07:21:14 AM PDT

  •  Gitmo is an evil stain on the nation. nt. (5+ / 0-)
  •  Gitmo remains a stain on our national history (5+ / 0-)

    where people were literally sold into captivity for a few coins to appease a vengeful superpower.  We have records of 12 year olds in the camp who grew to adulthood in captivity.  How can we not expect some sort of reckoning for our national sins at some future date?

    Exceptionalism is a cancer in our nation which we have to excise, the sooner the better

  •  Guantanamo Bay is a Naval Base. n/t (3+ / 0-)
  •  Why oh why do they hate us so??? (1+ / 0-)
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    Horace Boothroyd III

    It's just shocking that any Libyans would want to kill Americans. So what if we tortured anti-Qaddafi activists in the mid-2000s? So what if the current government failed to prosecute that torture? It's time to look forward, Libya, not backward.

  •  The more things "Change" ... (1+ / 0-)
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    Horace Boothroyd III

    ... the more they stay the same.

    Yup.  Gitmo is still open for business for indefinite "prolonged detentions," even though they can't charge most of the prisoners because the "evidence is tainted" (coerced confessions can't stand up in a civilian court, and since these individuals are only criminals, not POWs, they can't be legally tried in a military court; we never declared war on another country - it was a gang of common criminals using guerrilla warfare tactics that committed hijacking and murder on 9/11, and they died with their victims).  The same convoluted faux-legal-logic is still going on in the Executive, Judicial, and Congressional branches of government that were in effect under Dumbya-Dickie.  (Obviously, one must wonder where else such prisons are open that we don't yet know about.)

    Rachel Maddow - Obama proposes detention for Pre-Crime

    The date on the newspaper that Rachel Maddow quotes is 21 May 2009, four months after Obama took the presidential oath of office..., and just a few months before Obama signed the 'revised' version of the Military Commissions Act of '09 which updated the Military Commissions Act of '06 (when Dumbya-Dickie were in charge).  Both are as unconstitutional as the Patriot Act and the FISA fiasco '08 (which Obama voted for), and the FISA extensions 2011.

    Three days after Obama voted for the FISA fiasco '08, he announced that he was not only going to retain Dumbya's executive-order-created 'office of faith-based initiatives' that is run out of the White House, but that he was going to expand it and increase funding for the program.  (One would have thought the reichwingnuts screaming "he's a mooslem" would have been silenced by that religion-in-the-White-House gesture, but they only screamed louder, and switched the topic to his birth certificate.)

    A few months after he took the oath of office, I caught a blurb online that Obama had hired/appointed a "religious adviser" and listed his name with Rev as a title.  When I went back to look for it a week or two later, I couldn't find it.  Now I see on the Wiki page there's a whole long list of 'advisers' and I don't remember which name I saw about three years ago.  [Why would a secular leader of a secular nation with a secular constitution that mandates separation of church and state need 'religious advisers' - and, more importantly, who's paying their salaries???]

    As willfully stupid as Dumbya is, even he didn't try to get Congress to create that office since even that moron knew the First Amendment mandated separation of church and state.  Instead, he started his pattern of issuing executive orders every time he wanted his way on something he knew he couldn't get via the regular way: by going to Congress first.  That's as unconstitutional as the rest of these things, yet Obama has let all of them be, and expanded and extended the reach of these unconstitutional pieces of legislation that took away virtually all of our rights.  Obama should have written a counter-executive order to disband that unconstitutional office.  It would save a helluva lot of money, for one thing!

    For as big a deal as Moronic Media makes of religion in politics/government (without pointing out to the religicos that it's unconstitutional), and letting these bigoted reichwingnut faux-religious bloviators have open microphone time to scream about "teh gayz," abortions and birth control, you'll notice they never say anything about the executive-order-foot-in-the-door Dumbya created (and Obama retained) for inserting religion into government one way or another..., by stealth, if they can't get Congre$$ Critter$ to make laws of religious beliefs (this legitimizes the War on Gayz, and the War on Women, especially the whole anti-abortion part).

    Then there's the matter of the whistleblowers who are supposed to be protected by law because they're reporting on the illegalities done..., who, since Dumbya-Dickie were in office, are still being treated like criminals (Valerie Plame and Jesselyn Radack know about that).

    And there was the failure to even consider, let alone mention, single-payer medical insurance run through Medicare, in spite of voters' emails, phone calls, faxes, all begging them for single-payer medical insurance (it could create lots of jobs through the government to handle the extra paperwork; the infrastructure is there, it's running efficiently, even if greedy insurance, medical, and pharmaceutical corporations keep increasing prices, and Congress "could" put caps on all of that, but don't/won't, thanks to the "freedom of speech" they gained by the $COTU$ Citizen$ United wrongheaded decision).  Now, because of another $COTU$ decision, we'll be forced to funnel more of our hard-earned money to the profit margins of more corporations.  (Bet they make record-setting profits within three months of the full program starting.)

    All that and more intolerable things are still going on....

    My outrage meter long ago broke.

    I'm sick of attempts to steer this nation from principles evolved in The Age of Reason to hallucinations derived from illiterate herdsmen. ~ Crashing Vor

    by NonnyO on Sat Sep 15, 2012 at 03:45:45 PM PDT

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