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Four members of a US military intelligence unit assigned to Guantanamo Bay are questioning the government's official version of the deaths of three detainees in the summer of 2006.
The soldiers are offering a very different version of events than the one provided by the official report carried out by the Naval Criminal Investigation Service. Their stories suggest the three inmates may not have killed themselves -- or, at least, not in the way the US military claims.
Both Hickman and Specialist Tony Davila told Harper's that they had been told, initially, that three men died as a result of having rags stuffed down their throats. And in a truly strange turn of events, the whistleblowers say that -- even though by the next morning it had become "common knowledge" that the men had died of suicide by stuffing rags down their own throats -- the camp commander, Col. Michael Bumgarner, told the guards that the media would "report something different."
According to independent interviews with soldiers who witnessed the speech, Bumgarner told his audience that “you all know” three prisoners in the Alpha Block at Camp 1 committed suicide during the night by swallowing rags, causing them to choke to death. This was a surprise to no one—even servicemen who had not worked the night before had heard about the rags. But then Bumgarner told those assembled that the media would report something different. It would report that the three prisoners had committed suicide by hanging themselves in their cells. It was important, he said, that servicemen make no comments or suggestions that in any way undermined the official report. He reminded the soldiers and sailors that their phone and email communications were being monitored. The meeting lasted no more than twenty minutes. (Bumgarner has not responded to requests for comment.)
Originally posted by adifferentbreed
While I disagree with this.....if it happened bring it out and punish those involved to the full extent of the law. However, I can't help but notice the similarities between this and Vince Fosters "suicide", an impossible story, yet fully meant to be believed. I think since this came out something will have to be done, but it'll probably take hearings of some kind to even start a full investigation.
Originally posted by rainfall
reply to post by ProtoplasmicTraveler
Of course these innocent imprisoned victims were murdered by the criminal nut-jobs that are part of the United States killing machine....
These sick psychopaths known as the U.S. Military will eventually have to answer for their crimes against humanity.....
Have a great day...
Originally posted by Taupin Desciple
reply to post by seattletruth
As much as you may not want to face it, the truth is that this world will never know peace as long as we allow people with the mindset of hatred, bigotry, war to keep breeding. I don't care what country they're from.