Terrorism,  Torture

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From the CNN article Rights group leader says U.S. has secret jails

“The U.S. is maintaining an archipelago of prisons around the world, many of them secret prisons, into which people are being literally disappeared, held in indefinite, incommunicado detention without access to lawyers or a judicial system or to their families,” Schulz said

No proof was offered on any of these secret prisons, though I would imagine they do exist.

What to draw from this?

  1. AI is fond of misusing the word “archipelago”, which they use to mean “network”, which is not accurate at all.
  2. Thanks to Campaign Finance Reform there is now a permanent agitation industry in MoveOn, Media Matters, and their ideological brethren like AU. If this is the best they can come up with things arent too bad I suppose.
  3. There is at least an attempt to deal with the whole problem humanely, especially since realistically the alternatives are field executions and rendition (personally I think that the problem will be “solved” by deporting all of them to Egypt or Pakistan where foreign governments will dispose of them quietly

David Friedman wrote an article some time back which can shed some light on the matter.

And not that much longer until the Patriot Act expires!

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