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The One Case of Torture Obama Doesn't Want You to Learn About

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Binyam Mohamed was arrested on suspicion of being affiliated with Al Qaeda. However, the evidence against Binyam was so weak that Obama ordered him released from Guantanamo and sent to England.

As the military lawyer assigned to defend him told CNN:

When she was first assigned to represent Mohamed, she did not question he was a hardened terrorist, because “my government was saying these were the worst of the worst.” However, she now says, “There’s no reliable evidence that Mr. Mohamed was going to do anything to the United States.”

The attorney also wrote in an opinion piece for the Guardian:

“It is worth bearing in mind that all charges against Binyam have been dropped and that Binyam’s chief prosecutor resigned, citing the unfairness of the system. I profoundly hope that he is not being kept in Guantánamo to avoid information surrounding his rendition and torture coming out.”
What does Binyam's case have to do with torture?

His military lawyer also told CNN:
When Mohamed was first held at a CIA prison in Morocco, “They started this monthly treatment where they would come in with a scalpel or a razor type of instrument and they would slash his genitals, just with small cuts.”
(And see this.)

Okay, that's horrible. But at least Obama has treated him fairly, right?


Well, it is true that Obama had Binyam released. However, Obama is going to extraordinary lengths to try to cover up the extent of Binyma's torture.

For example, the Obama Justice Department has filed criminal charges against one of Binyam's lawyers just for asking Obama to release details of Binyam's torture.

The Obama administration also made a dramatic threat against the British government. Specifically, Obama told England that if British courts released any documents about Binyam's torture, the U.S. would stop sharing vital intelligence with England, even if such intelligence would prevent a terrorist attack against England.

The Obama administration is playing real hardball to try to hide the truth.

 

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I really can't see how torture will help our i... by David Waters on Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at 2:08:33 PM
The photos Mr. Obama tried to suppress are availab... by John S. Hatch on Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at 6:43:00 PM
Not only will torture not help our nation’s ... by Nathan Nahm on Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at 9:10:42 PM
What are we supposed to believe, this "nonsen... by Nick van Nes on Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at 11:51:06 PM
Ladies and gentlemen, the US crossed a threshold f... by William Whitten on Thursday, May 21, 2009 at 3:17:04 PM
"The Obama administration is playing real har... by Sister Begonia on Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 1:30:23 PM