The American Nazis
Vol: 53 Issue: 17 Friday, February 17, 2006
The United Nations released a scathing ‘report’ about conditions at the US detainee camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. A UN-appointed panel found that Gitmo is “effectively a torture camp where prisoners have no access to justice.”
Said Manfred Nowak, one of the UN’s panelists, told the AP in an interview that the report concludes the United States should allow “a full and independent investigation” at Guantanamo — and also give the United Nations access to other detention centers, including secret ones, in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere.
“We want to have all information about secret places of detention because whenever there is a secret place of detention, there is also a higher risk that people are subjected to torture,” he said.
Following the release of the report, UN Secretary General Kofi Annan called on the US to ‘close the camp’ telling reporters; “I think sooner or later there will be a need to close the Guantanamo (camp), and I think it will be up to the government to decide, and hopefully to do it as soon as is possible.”
The fifty-four page report was the executive summary of an investigation conducted by five UN ‘experts’. In fact, they were so expert that they conducted their investigation without ever visiting the facility themselves. They were invited to visit by the US government, but refused the invitation after being refused permission to interview the detainees.
Among the US abuses, according to the report, is the force-feeding of hunger strikers. The US says the practice is administered by medical professionals in “a humane and compassionate manner” and only when necessary.
One recently released detainee complained that hunger strikers were warned that they would no longer receive throat lozenges to ease the pain of the feeding tubes and they would have their shoes, blankets and towels taken from them and confined to a room that was deliberately kept colder than normal if they refused food.
“I’m brave, but I’m not stupid,” former Gitmo detainee Fawzi al-Odah is quoted as saying to explain his decision to quit the hunger strike. “On the chair, I’ll be restrained and unable to resist. They are determined to torture me.”
The detainee ‘question’ at Gitmo Bay is destined to become the Next Big Thing with which to attack the US administration in the global propaganda war against the United States.
One can be sure it will get a major boost from the US Left along the way. Amnesty International is making Gitmo its cause celebre, as are many of America’s homegrown Useful Idiot Squads in Hollywood, the media, and the Congress.
The perception of the United States government as corrupt and dishonest’ was created by domestic politicians hoping to use it as a political weapon, but in so doing, handed that weapon to the world at large for use at their convenience.
The Gitmo ‘report’ is a perfect example. Here we have a report issued by a panel of ‘experts’ who have seen as much of Gitmo as I have. The information was obtained from ‘eyewitness’ accounts culled from former detainees.
Let’s stop and consider that fact, first. They are detainees because they are part of an effort to destroy the United States by whatever means necessary.
Do they have the will to lie? The Koran permits lying to hurt an enemy, and since they would be willing to die for their cause, it isn’t too difficult to imagine they would will willing to lie for it.
Does it seem reasonable to therefore suspect their accounts might not be true? Evidently not.
Does it seem reasonable that the United States would routinely torture prisoners? These alleged torturers are members of the US armed forces. The US and its military forces deny the claims.
They are immediately dismissed as liars. (Thanks in part to the perception of America as a lying, corrupt institution composed of “Nazis”, to quote Senator Dick Durbin’s famous Senate speech.)
An example of the kind of ‘torture’ cited is force-feeding prisoners to keep them from starving themselves to death! An interesting twist on the old-fashioned Nazi practice of torturing prisoners by withholding food.
Evidently, the ‘torture’ part comes from not giving them throat lozenges. Or something. al-Odah’s lawyer, Tom Wilner, also represents six Kuwaiti ex-detainees.
He says the ‘harsh methods’ are the reason the number of strikers has dropped to four from several dozen at the end of 2005. (But to Wilner, its a bad thing.)
“That’s what stopped the hunger strike,” said Wilner. “They purposely force-fed these people to end the strike.”
Well. . . . yeah, but, ummm, they’d be dead if we didn’t.
If there is a logical difference between accepting the truthfulness of released al-Qaeda terrorists and taking Osama bin Laden at his word, it escapes me.
But there it is, in black and white. A report issued by experts who relied exclusively on the accounts of terrorists being the basis for global acceptance of a report that claims Gitmo is “effectively a torture camp where prisoners have no access to justice.”
US denials are given less credibility than the claims of detainees whose only claim to credibility is that they were terrorists captured in battle, thanks to the blind partisanship of the media and American political left.
We noted yesterday that Islam equates the Mahdi with the rider on the white horse in Revelation 6. In “Al Mahdi and the End of Time”, the authors note, “It is clear that this man is the Mahdi who will ride the white horse and judge by the Qur an (with justice) and with whom will be men with marks of prostration on their foreheads.”
With ‘marks of prostration on their foreheads’ . . . “And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads.” (Revelation 13:16)
As the last days progress, and the various pieces of the prophetic puzzle fall into place, the Big Picture is growing somewhat clearer. So is the role Islam plays in that Big Picture.
I’ve said it before, but it bears repeating: The same Author that inspired those prophecies we now see in the process of fulfillment promised that He would never leave or forsake His Church and that we are to occupy until He comes for us. As we watch events unfold before our eyes, our time of occupation grows short.
Each of us has an eternal destiny. Either we will spend eternity in unspeakable joy and fulfillment in the presence of the Savior, or we will spend eternity alone, nameless, cast from God’s presence, with nothing but our memories to add to our eternal torment.
Each of us has a responsibility before God to tell people of the choice before them, and to offer them the good news of the Gospel, before it is too late.
That is the mission of the Omega Letter; to equip and train an army of evangelists and watchmen, armed with the indisputable evidence that God’s Plan for the Ages is underway.
Pray that the Lord will grant us all victory in our shared mission. Until He comes.