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The Watch is concerned about the increasing pressure towards feudalism in the United States from corporations, social regressives, warmongers, and the media. We also are concerned with future history concerning our current times, as non-truths which are “widely reported” become the basis for completely false narratives.

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Human Rights, Continued...

This just in this morning:

El-Masri, a German citizen who was arrested in Macedonia on December 31, 2003, claims that he was handed over to U.S. officials, who flew him to a secret prison in Afghanistan, where he was held in appalling conditions and interrogated as a terrorism suspect.

El-Masri says that he was returned to Europe five months later after the CIA realized they had abducted the wrong man.

"Masri was held for five months largely because the head of the CIA's Counterterrorist Center's al Qaeda unit believed he was someone else. She didn't really know - she just had a hunch" said one former CIA official.

Apparently, the Bush Administration has asked that Germany keep quiet about the incident as well.

It apparently took five months of torture in a secret prison for the CIA to determine that they had captured an innocent person.

This is why we can't trust that the government will do the right thing without proper oversight and without limits on their power -- simply because they won't.

-John Locke


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