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Globalized Torture

by Stephen Lendman

Torture is official US policy.

America's the world's leading human rights abuser. State terror is official policy. So is waging war on humanity. 

Guantanamo operates lawlessly. It's America's public face. It's the tip of the iceberg. More on that below.

Gitmo detainees gave few ways to resist. Refusing food challenges injustice. Around 130 haven't eaten in over two months. They're hunger striking for justice. 

Russia Today reports regularly on what's happening. On April 12, it headlined "Day of Action to Close Guantanamo: US Cities protest Obama's inaction."

Activists and people of conscience rallied in New York, Washington DC, Chicago, Los Angeles, and other US cities. Media scoundrels ignored them. They turn a blind eye to Guantanamo atrocities. They support imperial lawlessness.

Protesters wore orange jump suits. Some had on black hoods. They did so to attract attention. 

Two dozen human rights organization signed an open letter to Obama. In part it said:

"The situation is the predictable result of continuing to hold prisoners indefinitely without charge for more than 11 years."

"We urge you to begin working to transfer the remaining detained men to their home countries or other countries for resettlement, or to charge them in a court that comports with fair trial standards."

The Center for Constitutional Rights calls Guantanamo a "notorious example" of US lawlessness.

The ACLU says it "symbolizes our nation's failure to adhere to the rule of law and human rights"."

Straightaway in office, Obama promised to close Guantanamo. He lied. He's a serial liar. Gitmo remains open. It's one of many US torture prisons. They operate globally. They do so lawlessly.

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I was born in 1934, am a retired, progressive small businessman concerned about all the major national and world issues, committed to speak out and write about them.

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Like Mafia bosses, America would rather be feared ... by Simon Leigh on Saturday, Apr 13, 2013 at 12:53:51 PM