Fearful Symmetries

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11 January, 2013

"Death of a Prisoner"

This is heart-wrenching and infuriating at the same time.

Adnan Farhan Abdul Latif recently died in solitary confinement at Guantánamo at age 36, after nearly 11 years of imprisonment there, despite never having been charged with a crime. Last month his body was returned to his family in Yemen, but we are left with many unanswered questions about his imprisonment and death.

So we kidnap this guy, throw him in Gitmo until he dies without ever charging him with a crime, and then wait until his body has decomposed significantly before sending his remains back to his family. When I was a kid, this is the kind of stuff the Soviet Union did and Americans pointed this out to differentiate ourselves from them. Now that difference is getting more and more blurry with Gitmo becoming our very own gulag.

|| Palmer, 1:35 PM


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