#Guantanamo Bay

Vanity Fair

“The Place Where the Rule of Law Goes to Die”: Alex Gibney’s New Documentary Illuminates the Plight of Guantanamo’s Forever Prisoner

Alex Gibney thought he was done with torture. His 2007 film Taxi to the Dark Side, about an Afghan prisoner who was interrogated to death by his American captors, won an Oscar for best documentary, and the writer-director moved on to make fascinating features about Hunter S. Thompson, New York governor Eliot Spitzer, Lance Armstrong, and the Church of Scientology, among other subjects. But Gibney had lingering questions about the role of the CIA in the treatment of suspected terrorists in the years after the September 11 attacks. So he, along with journalist Raymond Bonner, sued for access to classified documents.
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What Happens When the Government Breaks Its Own Laws?

Americans live under a governmental regime that openly breaks its own laws. The government not only believes it can do whatever it can get away with politically, not only believes that it can torture its foreign foes and claim the torture is a state secret, not only can bribe and coerce witnesses into saying what the government wants to hear, but it also can authorize criminals to commit crimes.
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Teen Cheerleader Misses Navy Dad But Doesn't Know He's Standing Behind Her

When you have a loved one who needs to be far away from home, it can make the time that you do have together all the more special. You grow to appreciate the time spent with your parents or kids more as you get older as well. This is especially true for military families that go through long deployments. Kendall Williams went seven months without seeing her dad, but when he was given 24 hours to visit his family in 2012, he knew he had to do something special for his daughter.

The Biden Administration’s Moment of Truth on Torture Evidence

Abd Al-Rahim Hussein Al-Nashiri is headed to federal court to prevent the U.S. government from using torture-derived evidence in his capital prosecution before the Guantanamo military commissions. As discussed in detail in these previous posts, prosecutors claimed the authority to use such evidence in certain circumstances in his case, and the military commission judge signed off.

FBI Whistleblower Theresa Foley: WNN Exclusive Interview

“I simply thought I was doing what you should do as an FBI agent.” In the first of a two-part episode, Jane talks with Theresa Foley, an FBI whistleblower and the first female agent to be assigned to Guantanamo Bay full-time. Foley talks about her journey of becoming an FBI agent and the horrors she suffered once stationed at Guantanamo Bay, including contracting leptospirosis, an illness she got from rats that infested her deplorable living quarters. The illness has had serious, lasting effects that drained her athleticism and causes severe pain. Foley also discusses the “vicious” retaliation and sexual harassment she was subjected to while stationed at Guantanamo Bay, as well as the moment she knew she had a target on her back.

CC Employee Transitions – November 2021

Angela Battle will start as Academic Advisor at the NASJRB Ft. Worth, Texas, location on 11/8/2021. Antonio Edmond will start as Custodian in Physical Plant on 11/8/2021. Mary Caitlyn Rodriguez will start as Marketing Coordinator-Copywriter in Marketing on 11/15/2021. Jennifer Gravley will start as Assistant Director, Library in Stafford Library...
Armed with Science

This Week in Seabee History: November 29-December 5

1945: 46th Naval Construction Regiment (NCR) inactivated. 1967: NMCB 11 main body begins deployment from Dong Ha, RVN to Construction Battalion Center (CBC) Port Hueneme, California. The movement was accomplished by 14 Military Airlift Command (MAC) C-130 flights. November 30. 1942: The first echelon of the 29th NCB arrived at...

Military Arrests Biden Handler Mike Donilon

U.S. Marines on Saturday served a military arrest warrant on Deep State agent Mike Donilon, an American attorney and campaign consultant who served as a Senior Advisor to fake President Joe Biden. He was the chief strategist of Joe Biden’s 2020 criminal presidential campaign. Before sunrise Saturday morning, Marines operating...

The fundamental flaw in Biden's democracy summit

Next week's meeting is premised on the wrong notion that ballot boxes alone can deliver rule of law and accountability. In an attempt to reinstate American global leadership, US President Joe Biden is convening a “Summit for Democracy” on December 9 and 10. The two-day virtual summit is expected to have the participation of more than 100 countries, at Mr Biden’s invitation. The premise is that America is the leader of the “free world”, inviting “like-minded” countries to support the ideals of democracy. The reality is that the US is facing serious challenges to its leadership role globally – and the summit itself is facing challenges, from organisational issues to questions about its long-term significance. As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to spread, the summit was moved from the original plan of an in-person meeting to a virtual event with a number of panels, announcements and interactive virtual sessions. Mr Biden would not be expected to sit through most of the sessions, and with time zones creating difficulties for leaders from 100 countries to attend at the same time, the level of interaction between attendees will be limited.

How Senate Democrats could block Biden from closing Guantanamo

Senate Democrats are set to advance legislation this week that would effectively prevent US President Joe Biden from making good on his pledge to close the Guantanamo Bay prison, erecting the same hurdle that former president Barack Obama failed to overcome in his efforts to shutter the notorious detention site.
Common Dreams

Assange and the Assurances of US 'Civilized' Torture

In persisting with its campaign to have Wikileaks founder Julian Assange extradited from the United Kingdom, the US continues to expose its own systemic crimes. The "assurances" of humane treatment now issued by the United States government—currently under consideration by the UK High Court—testify to the horrors otherwise routinely inflicted by America's mass incarceration state.

Look at Buddha holes for $5, Taliban offers

Fresh from their conquest of Afghanistan, the Taliban are welcoming intrepid tourists to the famous Bamiyan Buddha statues, ancient monuments that the militant group blew up two decades ago. Hewn out of a rocky cliffside in central Afghanistan's Bamyan Valley around the sixth Century AD, the Bamiyan Buddhas stood more...