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How U.S. Military Treated Prisoners-They Murdered Them:
Bagram torture and prisoner abuse
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In 2005, The New York Times obtained a 2,000-page United States Army investigatory report concerning the homicides of two unarmed civilian Afghan prisoners by U.S. military personnel in December 2002 at the Bagram Theater Internment Facility (also Bagram Collection Point or B.C.P.) in Bagram, Afghanistan and general treatment of prisoners. The two prisoners, Habibullah and Dilawar, were repeatedly chained to the ceiling and beaten, resulting in their deaths. Military coroners ruled that both the prisoners’ deaths were homicides. Autopsies revealed severe trauma to both prisoners’ legs, describing the trauma as comparable to being run over by a bus. Seven soldiers were charged in 2005.
The alleged torture and homicides took place at the military detention center known as the Bagram Theater Internment Facility, which had been built by the Soviets as an aircraft machine shop during the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan (1980–1989). A concrete-and-sheet metal facility that was retrofitted with wire pens and wooden isolation cells, the center is part of Bagram Air Base in the ancient city of Bagram near Charikar in Parvan, Afghanistan.
In January 2010, the American military released the names of 645 detainees held at the main detention center at Bagram, modifying its long-held position against publicizing such information. This was to comply with a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed in September 2009 by the American Civil Liberties Union, whose lawyers had also demanded detailed information about conditions, rules and regulations at the center.
Main article: Habibullah (Bagram detainee)
Habibullah died on December 4, 2002. Several U.S. soldiers hit the chained man with so-called “peroneal strikes,” or severe blows to the side of the leg above the knee. This incapacitates the leg by hitting the common peroneal nerve. According to The New York Times:
By Dec. 3, Mr. Habibullah’s reputation for defiance seemed to make him an open target. [He had taken at least 9 peroneal strikes from two MPs for being “noncompliant and combative.”]
… When Sgt. James P. Boland saw Mr. Habibullah on Dec. 3, he was in one of the isolation cells, tethered to the ceiling by two sets of handcuffs and a chain around his waist. His body was slumped forward, held up by the chains. Sergeant Boland … had entered the cell with [Specialists Anthony M. Morden and Brian E. Cammack]…
…kneeing the prisoner sharply in the thigh, “maybe a couple” of times. Mr. Habibullah’s limp body swayed back and forth in the chains.
When medics arrived, they found Habibullah dead.
Dilawar, who died on December 10, 2002, was a 22-year-old Afghan taxi driver and farmer who weighed 122 pounds and was described by his interpreters as neither violent nor aggressive.
When beaten, he repeatedly cried “Allah!” The outcry appears to have amused U.S. military personnel. The act of striking him in order to provoke a scream of “Allah!” eventually “became a kind of running joke,” according to one of the MPs. “People kept showing up to give this detainee a common peroneal strike just to hear him scream out ‘Allah,'” he said. “It went on over a 24-hour period, and I would think that it was over 100 strikes.”
The Times reported that:
On the day of his death, Dilawar had been chained by the wrists to the top of his cell for much of the previous four days.
A guard tried to force the young man to his knees. But his legs, which had been pummeled by guards for several days, could no longer bend. An interrogator told Mr. Dilawar that he could see a doctor after they finished with him. When he was finally sent back to his cell, though, the guards were instructed only to chain the prisoner back to the ceiling.
“Leave him up,” one of the guards quoted Specialist Claus as saying. Several hours passed before an emergency room doctor finally saw Mr. Dilawar. By then he was dead, his body beginning to stiffen.
It would be many months before Army investigators learned a final horrific detail: Most of the interrogators had believed Mr. Dilawar was an innocent man who simply drove his taxi past the American base at the wrong time.
In the documentary Taxi to the Dark Side (2007), directed by American filmmaker Alex Gibney, there was a claim that Dilawar was captured while driving through militia territory, not going past Bagram air base. The militia stopped him at a roadblock and transferred him to the U.S. Army for a monetary reward, claiming he was a terrorist.
Dr. Aafia Siddiqui/Prisoner 650
Main article: Aafia Siddiqui
Dr. Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani citizen educated in the United States as a neuroscientist, was suspected of the attempted assault and killing of U.S. personnel in Afghanistan. She disappeared in 2003 with her three children. She was allegedly detained for five years at Bagram with her children; she was the only female prisoner. She was known to the male detainees as “Prisoner 650.” The media dubbed her as the “Mata Hari of al-Qaida” or the “Grey Lady of Bagram.” Yvonne Ridley says that Siddiqui is the “Grey Lady of Bagram” – a ghostly female detainee, who kept prisoners awake “with her haunting sobs and piercing screams”. In 2005 male prisoners were so agitated by her plight, Ridley said, that they went on hunger strike for six days. Siddiqui’s family maintains that she was abused at Bagram.
In 2008 Aafia Siddiqui was tried in federal district court in Manhattan on charges of terrorism. She denounced the 2008 trial, saying, “(an appeal would be) a waste of time. I appeal to God. ” According to reports, 12-year-old Ahmed (Dr Aafia’s son) was transferred to his aunt Fauzia Siddiqui in September 2008 after years of being detained with his mother in a US military base in Afghanistan. Later a little girl named Fatima was dropped off at the home of Siddiqui’s sister; the girl’s DNA matched that of Ahmed (Dr Aafia’s son).[better source needed] Pakistani Senator Talha Mehmood, chairman of the Pakistani Senate’s Standing Committee on Interior, “slammed the US for keeping the child in a military jail in a cold, dark room for seven years.” The fate of Siddiqui’s other son is unknown.
Main article: Binyam Mohamed
Mohamed immigrated to the U.K. from Ethiopia in 1994 and sought asylum. In 2001 he converted to Islam and travelled to Pakistan, followed by Afghanistan, to see if the Taliban-run Afghanistan was “a good Islamic country”. U.S. authorities believed that he was a would-be bomber, who fought alongside the Taliban in Afghanistan. Pakistani immigration officials arrested him at the airport in April 2002 before he returned to the U.K. Mohamed has said officials have used evidence gained through torture in sites in Pakistan, Morocco and Afghanistan between 2002 and 2004 before he was “secretly rendered” to the U.S. Guantanamo Bay detention camp on Cuba. In October 2008, the U.S. dropped all charges against him. Mohamed was reported as being very ill as a result of a hunger strike in the weeks before his release. In February 2009 Mohamed was interviewed by Moazzam Begg, a fellow Bagram detainee and founder of CagePrisoners, an organization to help released detainees. Mohamad identified a photo of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui as the woman whom he and other male detainees had seen at Bagram, known as “Prisoner 650.”
Main article: Detainees held in the Bagram Theater Internment Facility
Mohammed Sulaymon Barre, a Somali refugee who worked for a funds transfer company, described his Bagram interrogation as “torture.” Barre said he was picked up and thrown around the interrogation room when he wouldn’t confess to a false allegation. He was put into an isolation chamber that was maintained at a piercingly cold temperature for several weeks and deprived of sufficient rations during this period. As a result of this treatment, his hands and feet swelled, causing him such excruciating pain that he could not stand up.
Zalmay Shah, a citizen of Afghanistan, alleges mistreatment during detention at Bagram air base. An article published in the May 2, 2007 issue of The New Republic contained excerpts from an interview with Zalmay Shah. He said he had originally cooperated closely with the Americans. He had worked with an American he knew only as “Tony” in the roundup of former members of the Taliban. According to the article:
While delivering one wanted man into U.S. custody, Shah was himself arrested, hooded, shackled, and stripped. Soldiers taped his mouth shut, refusing to let him spit out the snuff he was chewing. For three days, his jailers in Bagram denied him food. All the while, Shah pleaded his innocence and reminded the Americans of his friendship with ‘Tony.’
Zalmay Shah was eventually released. He said that Americans continue to ask for his cooperation, but he now declines.
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Afghanistan Has Fallen As China Is Moving to Threaten US Middle East Oil Supplies and the Liar-In-Chief Continues to Deny the Truth
Submitted by Dave Hodges on Sunday, August 15, 2021 – 14:28.
I was preparing for publishing another article on the CDC’s planned implementation of concentration camps under the guise of Covid mitigation, when I received confirmation of a story from an American GI that Afghanistan, despite assurances from the lying Biden administration, has fallen. Not only has Afghanistan fallen, Communist Chinese troops are everywhere in Afghanistan. In fact, Chinese troops engaged American forces, alongside their Taliban alies as a base was in the process of being abandoned.
It is a case of “shades of Saigon” as elements of the North Vietnamese advanced on Saigon and helicopters had to land on the roof in order to rescue Embassy personnel. America is not far from seeing history repeat itself nearly 50 years later.
If one doubts how much and how long Biden has been lying about events in Afghanistan, watch these 2 videos from the marxist stream media. https://www.youtube.com/embed/q7rlrjVqYXs?rel=0https://www.youtube.com/embed/U322Ujeb2Og?rel=0
The Daily Beast reported that Kabul authorities have become much more deeply engaged with Chinese leaders as the two work toward a deal to invest in Afghanistan’s infrastructure through China’s international “Belt and Road Initiative.” This was apparently the Biden plan all along. But wait, it is much worse than what is reported above. From the NY Post:
Taliban fighters entered Kabul on Sunday and sought the surrender of the central government, officials said, as both Afghans and foreign nationals attempted to flee the country, signaling the end of a 20-year Western experiment aimed at remaking Afghanistan…
…Taliban negotiators went to the presidential palace Sunday to discuss the transfer, according to an Afghan official who spoke on condition of anonymity. It’s unclear when that potential transfer could take place.
The negotiators on the government side included former President Hamid Karzai and Abdullah Abdullah, the head of the Afghan National Reconciliation Council, an official said. Abdullah has long been a vocal critic of President Ashraf Ghani, who long refused giving up power to get a deal with the Taliban.
The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss details of the closed-doors negotiations, characterized them as “tense.”
One has to ask, why Americans are not viewing/hearing/reading this shocking development in Afghanistan? Afghanistan has fallen and the Taliban, to avoid an extreme air campaign from the United States, is not so patiently waiting for the US to withdraw its Embassy personnel before all of Kabul is overrun. Embassy personnel run the risk of being overrun by thousands of Kabul citizens who know that they will be murdered by the thousands when the Taliban fully takes over, could bum rush the planes on the runways as the escaping planes attempt to withdraw.
When Biden said that we were in control of Afghanistan last week and there would be no helicopters on the roof of the Embassy, was massively lying to the people. He knew the country, for all intents and purposes had already fallen. The American people have been massively lied to. For all intents and purposes, unless the US is willing to fully invade Afghanistan, the war has been lost and the Embassy and its personnel are in dire danger.
Now that we have established the fact that the Biden administration lies about everything, hell, they even lie about their lies.
This past week, I was contacted by someone who regularly follows my various platforms. He told me that his brother was part of a team that was overseeing the destruction of various weapons and weapons systems, both during and after the abandonment of unidentified base. He asked if I would like to speak to his brother, but I had to agree to maintain confidentiality. This means I will not identify the specific base, nor his branch of the military.
Immediately after the draw down was announced, the withdrawal of American forces accelerated. The remaining skeletal crew came under increasing fire from Taliban forces. The threat became so ominous that additional troops were helicoptered back to the base to protect the last of the withdrawal. Many weapons and weapons systems were not destroyed because of the imminent threat which led to a hasty withdraw that was not originally anticipated. During one particular firefight at the base in question, a canvassing of the dead enemy bodies, in order to gather intel, was conducted. Some of the enemy dead were Chinese nationals, although they were not in Chinese military uniforms and were dressed in traditional Taliban garb. However, the recovered weapons obtained from the couple of dozen enemy forces were a combination of American weapons and Chinese weapons. Clearly the Chinese have been involved in Afghanistan. As soon as embassy personnel are withdrawn from Kabul, the Chinese will be occupying the country in ultimate force.
One may ask why this matters? Afghanistan is adjacent to Iran. The Iranians and the Chinese have been aligned in the BRICS nations alignment of bypassing the Petrodollar in favor of purchasing Iranian oil in gold. The BRICS nations included Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.
It does not take much insight to realize that the Chinese military will link up with the Iranian military and the threat to Middle East oil supplies will be immediate. Because of Biden’s poorly planned withdrawal from Afghanistan, the entire region is now destabilized. However, the real threat to America focuses on the potential lack of available oil. When Biden came into office, he immediately turned America from an energy independent nation to a dependent nation, dependent upon the Middle East. When WW III breaks out, America’s mobility and their ability to resupply and extend the battlefield has been purposely compromised by this Benedict Arnold of a President. Everything that this President has done has been to harm America and Americans.
In the course of my conversation with this anonymous insider source, he revealed that he had a buddy that was directly involved in removing Embassy personnel THE DAY AFTER, the announced withdrawal from Afghanistan by Biden. Again, more lies were told to the American people.
This is an impeachable offense. Biden is committing treason against the welfare of the American military. His actions, both domestically and in Afghanistan have indeed jeopardized American lives and the welfare of the country. Biden has been, and continues to be a tool of the CCP. Where is the military? Where are the Republicans? It is time to arrest this criminal President.
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