Hardly ever forgive, hardly ever forget. The media hardly mentions the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba or its detainees anymore, some of whom have been held for 20 many years devoid of demo. But the facility stays open at an exorbitant expense ($13 million per 12 months per detainee as of 2019 — 40 detainees remained at that time) and pretrial hearings for many of these remaining detainees are ongoing.
Before this week, Carole Rosenberg of the New York Occasions, who has committed the very last 20 a long time of her job to covering Gitmo, noted on a listening to at Gitmo at which James E. Mitchell, “the psychologist who helped create the C.I.A.’s torture system”, testified as to the “accredited and unapproved interrogation approaches (aka torture) he individually participated in and witnessed of Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, who will be struggling with a demise penalty trial sometime this century for the 2000 assault on the U.S.S. Cole in close proximity to Yemen that killed 17 U.S. sailors.
Probably water-boarding is viewed as much too ho-hum to report on these times, but Dr. Mitchell’s testimony regarding forced anal feedings forcing naked detainees into a little crate box (picture listed here) like a puppy utilizing a stiff bristle brush to scrape the detainees an*s and then set it in his face and mouth, and other disgusting treatments are not.
We really should all make it a level not to fail to remember the atrocities that have happened in our name at the behest of some of the most heinous politicians in U.S. history. Dick Cheney, are you listening?