2.10.2009

Better not visit The Onion for a while....

At least not until the morons aren't running Gitmo and the rest.
A British ‘resident’ held at Guantanamo Bay was identified as a terrorist after confessing he had visited a ‘joke’ website on how to build a nuclear weapon, it was revealed last night.

Binyam Mohamed, a former UK asylum seeker, admitted to having read the ‘instructions’ after allegedly being beaten, hung up by his wrists for a week and having a gun held to his head in a Pakistani jail.

It was this confession that apparently convinced the CIA that they were holding a top
Al Qaeda terrorist.

But The Mail on Sunday can reveal that the offending article – called How To Build An H-Bomb – was first published in a US satirical magazine and later placed on a series of websites.

Written by Barbara Ehrenreich, the publication’s food editor, Rolling Stone journalist Peter Biskind and scientist Michio Kaku, it claims that a nuclear weapon can be made ‘using a bicycle pump’ and with liquid uranium ‘poured into a bucket and swung round’.

Despite its clear satirical bent, the story led the CIA to accuse 30-year-old Mohamed, a caretaker, of plotting a dirty bomb attack, before subjecting him to its ‘extraordinary rendition programme’.
It just goes downhill from there. I linked to a story about this very man in my video fluff post in which Think Progress details all the brutal shit done to him. But it still chaps my ass so I decided to do a whole post about it.

Who is interrogating these "terrorists"? Cuz *they* should be IN Gitmo...not working there. I guess we know why all these people want *amnesty* for this stuff. Cuz they know they are monsters....

1 comment:

wayward said...

I'm disappointed that the Obama administration's invoking the state secrets act to cover this up. Sounds like UK intelligence was involved too.