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Ex-Gitmo Guard Meets With Ex-Detainees

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posted on Jan, 13 2010 @ 10:43 AM
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Ex-Gitmo Guard Meets With Ex-Detainees


www.military.com

January 13, 2010
Military.com|by Bryant Jordan

A former GI at Guantanamo Bay has made his separate peace with two of the men he once guarded, apologizing to the former detainees in a TV broadcast Tuesday night for what they went through at the island base.

Neely has previously publicly alleged systematic abuses at Guantanamo and regret for his role there, but his meeting with former inmates -- arranged by the BBC -- was a first.

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posted on Jan, 13 2010 @ 10:43 AM
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A former Guantanamo Bay Prison Guard who was once involved in guarding the prisoners and has since become an outspoken critic of the alleged human rights abuses to have occurred there sat down fact to face with two previous inmates to apologize for his involvement in how the detainees have been treated.

He said he feels what has occurred there is wrong and the right thing for a man to do is it admit that!

While many will scream propaganda if it is it’s an interesting source for the propaganda since it was the BBC that arranged for the meeting and filmed it.

As suicides amongst U.S. Troops and Veterans involved with the War on Terror continue to mount upwards and increase maybe its time we here in America pay a little less attention to the politicians and media talking heads who promote the War on Terror and a little more time paying attention to the men and women who mounting evidence suggests are not proud of how we are fighting the War on Terror and the things that they are being tasked to do in that fight?


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posted on Jan, 13 2010 @ 10:46 AM
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Seen here conversing with the two ex-detainees Neely makes his applogies.


Neely was assigned to Guantanamo in 2002 and was there when the first detainees arrived. After leaving the Army he headed a chapter of Iraq Veterans Against the War. He previously alleged in an interview with the Center for the Study of Human Rights in America that he witnessed abuses at Guantanamo.



posted on Jan, 13 2010 @ 10:51 AM
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This is good, great news
It's not nearly enough but let's be positive or try to.

There's way too much corruption in these wars, in every angle

look at this Proto
www.cbsnews.com...

Left, right, bottom and top is nothing but corruption.

I hope we see peace soon!

Thanks for the thread



posted on Jan, 13 2010 @ 10:56 AM
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From 9-11 on, the War on Terror has just been one huge gravy train of government contracts funded by the U.S. Taxpayer's rife with fraud and corruption.

CBS is so right to be investigating it. The Opium crop has increased 90 fold since we invaded Afghanistan!

Companies involved in rebuilding the smashed infrastructures of Afghanistan and Iraq have gotten rich off of the fat.

The tangled spider webs of corporations involved usually lead right back to the same few hands.

They say money is the root of all evil and it's hard to argue that.

We need to end the War on Terror.

Thanks for posting friend.



posted on Jan, 13 2010 @ 04:03 PM
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Evidently the orginazation Veterans Against the War in Iraq has members that are no strangers to controversy...

Army Spc. Marc Hall sits in jail over “Stop-loss” song



After over a month of confinement, Army Specialist Marc Hall still sits incarcerated in the Liberty County Jail near Fort Stewart, GA. The U.S. Army jailed Hall on December 11, claiming that the lyrics of his hip-hop song, “Stop-loss” amount to the “communication of a threat.” Hall, an Iraq War veteran, recorded the song last summer, expressing his anger over the Army’s Stop-Loss policy, which involuntarily extended his contract for a second Iraq deployment. We believe that Spc. Hall’s right to free speech is being violated with the Army’s actions.


Iraq Veterans Against the War

This veteran is in jail because a hip-hop song he recorded was deemed a threat.

What's next for us here in the U.S. book burnings?



posted on Jan, 13 2010 @ 04:17 PM
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the full interview is on bbc radio 5 live, you yanks should be able to listen its on at 10pm GMT. I saw the interview last night. quite a mad story that the young Muslim lads had. They went to Pakistan for a Wedding as they were both stoners, they decided they would go to Afghanistan to smoke some dope. The war broke out while they were there and they ended up getting caught up with the northen aliance who handed them over to the US. It reminds me a little of this comedy sketch.




posted on Jan, 13 2010 @ 04:21 PM
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Thanks wooswardjnd, I would love to see that interview.

If only they spoke English in England! Just kidding.

Thanks for posting the video!



posted on Jan, 13 2010 @ 05:18 PM
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Shafiq Rasul, the other former inmate, said Neely's comments had made things easier for himself and Ahmed, because they backed up what they had been saying for years of their treatment.

The two British Muslim men were held more than two years before being repatriated to England. They were picked up in Afghanistan, where they say they were merely delivering humanitarian aid.



I tell you there is nothing worse than when you get kidnapped by the CIA on the way to the store to get a half a gallon of milk for your girlfriend, and are imprisoned and tortured for two years, with no attorney or contact with the outside world only to finally make it home and your girlfriend doesn't believe you!



posted on Jan, 14 2010 @ 03:59 PM
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For anyone interested the interview is starting now on www.bbc.co.uk... should be interesting.




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