Guantanamo Jumpsuit Detainees by by Andy Worthington TruthOut OpEd
Citizens of 48 Nations Fought US Invading Afghanistan 779 Men in Guantanamo. This is according to the New York Times 4/25/11 article:
The Guantanamo Docket or
Documents and research related to the 779 people who have been sent to the GuantÃ¡namo Bay prison since 2002.
We're not going to bring up all the disgusting acts of Americans in uniform as illegal jailers at Guantanamo following grisly orders. We are not going to cite documents regarding the children who finished growing up in the cages in that part of Cuba, which is the possession of United States. No, never mind this mass sordid details. Americans have little interest in negative things about America.
Suffice to figure that if America's successful civil disobedient specialist anti-capitalist minister Martin Luther King were alive, he would probably be saying that all Americans are imprisoned along with the terrorists and those innocent of crime being mistreated immorally at Gitmo.
But perhaps no one's soul is imprisoned there, not those dedicated to destroy Great Satan, nor those who have been tortured and maltreated regardless of having committed no crime at all. It is always the souls of the torturers and the souls of those uninterested in the suffering caused by one's own government's armed forces that are in danger. It is the soul of America that is in prison, whether noticed by those who feel guilt or unnoticed by the great majority seeking diversion from reality.
We just want to point out that citizens of 48 nations fought the US Invasion, the second invasion, of Afghanistan after Saudi Arabians flew U.S. planes into the World Trade Towers. (The first U.S. invasion was that of the CIA funding, arming and training fundamentalist hill tribe warlords to make civil war against a very popular at the time women liberating Socialist government in Kabul, a first invasion which continued once it had sucker in Soviet armed forces into the trap of trying to defend that Kabul government six months later.)
There is no way a sensitive person can be happy to be an American citizen, let alone be proud, unless he or she has been in a coma or in an equivalent unconscious state since early childhood.
All the teaching of torture techniques and use of same over decades by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency all over the world dwarfs the worst horrors of Guantanamo.
And all the killing of millions of men, women and children in their own beloved countries, very often in their very own homes before, during and after Vietnam, dwarfs the continuing homicidal U.S. crimes of today ongoing in six Muslim nations.
In turn, all that half of the world's resources owned by America's wealthy investors in a world in which half of Earth's population struggles to survive while a hundred million die of starvation or malnutrition for the resultant impoverishment. This dwarfs the lesser number of millions slaughtered by U.S. weapons.
All the silent disinterest Americans have in the above mentioned shameful behavior of their government and its investor bosses vis-Ã-vis the rest of the world - the other ninety-four percent of Humanity - better rather to say Mankind, for Americans have built up a reputation of inhumanity in protecting 'American interests.'
Citizens from forty-eight nations are against what America does? No, there are citizens of every country in the world who are against the America prerogative of killing from the sky anyone Americans choose to.
Every country means the U.S. included. One of the nationalities represented in Gitmo 48 is the United States of America.
One need not be a terrorist to be against a U.S. president having the prerogative of ordering the assassination of whoever might simply be designated as a suspected enemy, and to self-declare a right to collateral manslaughter as well, without having to answer to anyone, not even to Jesus his personal Savior.