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I was illegally detained by the US Government

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posted on Oct, 3 2009 @ 12:08 PM
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I can't say for sure, how true this is. But as far as I can tell this is a big part of whats been happening all along.

It is appalling when a matter as serious 9/11 was to find that the defendants being prosecuted are testifying behind a wall to conceal their identities at the very least. How can we identify if the person testifying is even the one being prosecuted if he is behind a wall? Does anybody even know what is going on with our Federal Court system anymore?

I was illegally detained by US Government


From October 2003 until May 2005, I was illegally detained by the U.S. government and held in CIA-run "black sites" with no contact with the outside world. On May 5, 2005, without explanation, my American captors removed me from my cell and cuffed, hooded, and bundled me onto a plane that delivered me to Sana'a, Yemen. I was transferred into the custody of my own government, which held me -- apparently at the behest of the United States -- until March 27, 2006, when I was finally released, never once having faced any terrorism-related charges. Since my release, the U.S. government has never explained why I was detained and has blocked all attempts to find out more about my detention.

What I do know is that the Jordanian government -- after torturing me for several days -- handed me over to a U.S. "rendition team" in Amman, which then abducted me, forced me onto a plane, and flew me to Afghanistan. During this, and several other transfers between CIA prisons, I was subjected to a brutal and deeply humiliating "preparation" ritual. I was stripped naked, dressed in a diaper, shackled, blindfolded and hooded, and then boarded onto a waiting plane. I was forced into painful positions, often reeling from the blows and kicks of the men who had "prepared" me for flight.

During my detention, I agonized constantly about my family back in Yemen, knowing they had no idea where I was. They never once received information about who had taken me, why I was taken, or even whether I was alive. They were never contacted by the U.S. government or the International Committee of the Red Cross. My mother and wife were in such anguish that they had to be hospitalized for illness, stress, and anxiety. My father passed away while I was disappeared and I am still distraught thinking that he died without knowing whether I was dead or alive. I continue to suffer from bouts of illness that medical doctors attribute to the treatment I experienced in the "black sites." My physical symptoms are made worse by the anxiety caused by never knowing where I was held, and not having any form of acknowledgment that I was disappeared and tortured by the U.S. government.

I believe that acknowledgment is the first step toward accounting for a wrongdoing. The American public needs to face what has happened to those of us who were disappeared and mistreated in the name of their national security, demand accountability for those who committed torture and other crimes, and acknowledge the suffering of those who became victims. Today, a group of concerned Americans called on President Obama to take the first steps to do just that, by demanding that he establish an independent commission of inquiry into the treatment of detainees in the "War on Terror."




posted on Oct, 5 2009 @ 01:28 PM
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How does he know it was the US government that did this?

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posted on Oct, 5 2009 @ 01:58 PM
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Originally posted by craig732
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How does he know it was the US government that did this?

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He probably took an educated guess, American accented English?


You do have a small point; it was probably CIA civilian subcontractors who administered the beatings. . . Plausible denyability. . .



posted on Oct, 5 2009 @ 02:06 PM
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I was transferred into the custody of my own government, which held me.


I don't think other countries like having CIA in there country so I doubt it was CIA that was doing things to him. Once he was transfered he ended up probly going through the whole process of a new intelligence agency wanting answers of there own.



posted on Oct, 5 2009 @ 02:42 PM
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This story reminds me of images from Abu Ghraib. He states that he was part of a preperation Ritual where he wore diapers, blindfolded, shackeled and hooded. Sounds like the making of a suicude bomber.

Now you guys remember Jose Padilla? The one thing we do know about Jose is that he was a member of a street gang in Chicago. Everything else is just hearsay. I am not sure what they convicted him of exactly. But it sounds like he was convicted of conspiracy to commit a terrorist attack using a dirty bomb. But under the patriot act, they can hold people inmdefiniately without any proof. There was no evidence and in court, he was accused of using codes like "walking the dog" to communicate over the phone.

Then there were the recent foiled terror attacks where federal agents had a van loaded full of explosives in which the suspected terrorists were arrested for trying to detonate them. UNDER THE DIRECTION OF FEDERAL AGENTS!



posted on Oct, 5 2009 @ 04:02 PM
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Of course he could be making all / part of it up...

Regards




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