By Gordon Duff STAFF WRITER/Senior Editor


There were things Americans didn’t know at the time.  We didn’t know that the “memos” that Bush was referring to when he said “legal methods” were an absurd attempt to justify war crimes, documents that have now shamed America in the eyes of the world.  We also suspected some of the abuses went well beyond “waterboarding,” one of the most severe forms of physical torture imaginable.

We weren’t told that innocent people were being kidnapped and sold to the CIA to boost “terrorist arrest” numbers.  In fact, our entire war on terror was turning out to be nothing but hot air.  For every real plot found, 20 turned out to be either our own informants planning attacks or totally invented.  However, innocent people, in numbers we will never really know, were kidnapped, imprisoned and tortured for years, in secret prisons around the world.

We never accounted for how many we arrested or how many died.  We also never accounted for the methods used, methods that, in fact, duplicated the methods of the Gestapo and SS during WW2.  In fact, there is no method of torture, dating back to the Spanish Inquisition, that we can categorically prove we didn’t use.  The methods were countless, physically brutal and often fatal.  When most of the prisoners were kidnap victims, many who were turned over to us for “private reasons”  other than terrorism, there has been no accountability at all.

Secret prisons are, in fact, death camps, concentration camps as much as Dachau or Auschwitz.  Our guards and interrogators are no different than those who went on trial in Nuremberg.  There is proof, a wealth of it, that this is true and none that it is not.  In fact, nobody has ever been able to find how many camps we have operated, how many have been detained or “rendited,” think of that word, “rendition.”  If a woman in your family is kidnapped and raped do you call it “rendition?”


Back in the 1960s, it was proven that, under the right circumstances, anyone could become a brutal torturer.  Well know university experiments showed how willing one student was to electrocute another if simply told to.  America didn’t need to convince anyone to kidnap innocent civilians, not when we went out of our way to hire criminals to work for us, professional killers, thieves and social outcasts from around the world.

We actually train war criminals from other countries at a place we used to call The School of the Americas.  Dozens of graduates of this institution have been cited for human rights abuses, murder, running death squads, killing and raping nuns and genocide.  Hiring criminals to do our dirty work was a major national policy during the Cold War.  Ask any Iranian, they can explain it.


When America needed intel on WMD’s in Iraq, we turned to people nobody trusted, including ourselves.  We “bought” lies that backed up what we wanted to believe.  We didn’t want truth.  Truth is unhandy, it would have warned us about the civil war we would have started, it would have told us that no weapons existed and that we were in bed with Iraqi gangsters.  Whenever we shop for intelligence sources, we almost always turn to criminal elements, bank fraudsters, drug dealers or others with private grudges.

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The information we get is always the same.  We are fed lies that we want to hear because we only PAY for information that backs up what we want to hear.  We always want to hear that that some kind of “operation,” be it a bombing, an invasion or kidnapping and murder are needed to keep America safe.  If there is no problem, no war, there are no promotions, no medals, no fat contractor jobs, no oilfield takeovers, no paying lobbyists, no defense contracts and, most of all, nothing to serve the Israeli agenda.  You ask what that is?  How would you like to get billions of dollars free and not have to do anything for it.  No wars to fight, America does it for you, all you have to do is bulldoze a few thousand homes, blow up some schools and bring in hundreds of thousands of “guest workers” from the Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia to do the work, “making the desert bloom” for you, all without ever having to leave an air-conditioned office or coffee shop.

Whenever America is looking for terrorists, we ask gangsters to help us find them.  What do we get?  We end up buying people that gangsters don’t like.  Thus, America’s idea of a terrorist suspect is simple.


The more innocent a “terrorist suspect” the more we torture them.  Isn’t it obvious?  Anyone with real information on terrorism will tell it all within 48 hours.  Others either invent it, making our CIA and other intelligence agencies look like the total idiots they are, or are quietly released.


Though the CIA will keep a house wife or cab driver locked up for years, real terrorists make friends with their captors easily.  They all promise to work for us and are quietly released.  The Al Qaeda leaders in Yemen, Afghanistan and elsewhere have all been in Gitmo.  If you are thinking of going to Yemen to join a terrorist organization, be prepared to be taking orders from someone that America thinks is a “confidential informant,” someone being paid by the Mossad and CIA.  Yes, they still blow things up, but just to maintain their “cover.”  Think about this, how stupid it is.  Pretty soon, every terrorist in the world will be working for the CIA and Mossad as “confidential informants,” all blowing up schools in Pakistan or markets in Baghdad, all just to maintain their credibility with other terrorists.  Are we that stupid?  Of course we are and always have been.


A Christian Zionist is an Evangelical Christian who also believes in religious heresies about Israel, the apocalypse and rapture, a person who wishes the death of all humanity, someone who prays for nuclear war and the death of all life on earth.  This is a sociopathic belief system based on severe psycho-sexual disorders leading to masochistic tendencies that manifest themselves in supporting sexual abuse, torture and manifestations of severe delusion.

The Bush administration was led by a number of these individuals including President Bush, John Ashcroft, Alberto Gonzales, Tom Delay, Dennis Hasbert, Donald Rumsfeld, Dick Cheney, Paul Wolfowitz and Condi Rice.  There is a reason you never saw any of these people talking to the public in an open forum.  They sound like total nutcases!

Poll after poll showed tremendous support among Evangelical Christians for use of “harsh interrogation methods.”  When it became obvious that we were murdering innocent people and engaging in torture and sexual abuses, all things totally unacceptable to conventional Christians beliefs, support by Evangelical Christians actually increased, or so we were told by our press.  We have two choices here, either to believe that Evangelical Christians are evil or that our press has been lying about this community for some reason.  I can’t imagine any Christian, Zionist, Evangelical or otherwise, unless they were dangerously mentally ill, supporting torture, illegal imprisonment or the murder of children, things we now know happened, now proven, now accepted as common place, even bragged about openly.


This is what has been reported to us involving the treatment of Dr. Aafia, perhaps the world’s best known “prisoner of conscience.”  This information has been seen by nearly every Muslim on the planet already and has not originated from an enemy of the United States but rather from people who want better relations between Islam and America.  I met with supporters of Dr. Aafia in Pakistan and they make up some of the most respected members of that society, people who have had decades of friendship with American leaders, both military and civilian.  Dr. Aafia’s supporters make up some of the most decorated soldiers in the world, soldiers with a long history of allegiance to the United States. What is written, to the best of my knowledge, is true.  I wish, more than anything, that it weren’t:

JFAC Horrified by New Abuse Revelations, Aafia Siddiqui Forced to Walk Naked Over the Qur’an
March 30th 2010

Contact: [email protected]

As hundreds of concerned citizens hold a Day of Remembrance in Pakistan to commemorate the seventh anniversary of her disappearance, the Justice for Aafia Coalition reveal for the first time, in the English language, specific harrowing details of the abuse Aafia Siddiqui was forced to endure in the years spent in secret detention.
During the course of an interview by Kamran Shahid on Pakistan’s Front Line, screened 26th March, Siddiqui’s mother and sister described publicly for the first time the various forms of torture she underwent at the hands of US agents. This included being:


  • forcefully stripped by six men and then repeatedly sexually abused
  • beaten with rifle butts until she bled
  • bound to a bed, with her hands and feet tied whilst unspecified forms of torture were administered to the soles of her feet and head
  • injected with unknown substances
  • dragged by her hair
  • having her hairs pulled out one by one
  • forced to walk on the Qu’ran which had been desecrated in her cell whilst naked

Maryam Hassan, founder of the Justice for Aafia Coalition (JFAC), commented:

 and Guantanamo.Ghraib Abu to Bagram“These most recent horrific revelations shine a light for the first time on years of detention shrouded until now in darkness and mystery. Forced nudity, violent sexual abuse, the desecration of the Qu’ran, video-taped torture sessions have become infamous hallmarks of US detention since the start of the War on Terror, from
The Obama administration must immediately disclose any video evidence in its possession relating to Ms Siddiqui’s detention and torture. The American public has a right to know what is being carried out in its name as much as the Pakistani public are deserving of knowing the horrendous abuse one of their citizens has been subjected to. “
For the full interview, transcribed and translated into English by the Justice for Aafia Coalition, please visit:

To view the video recording of the interview in Urdu:

A version with English subtitles will be available on www.justiceforaafia.org soon.


Notes for editor:
1. The Justice for Aafia Coalition is an umbrella body for a number of organizations, groups, and activists created in February 2010 to campaign for the release and return of Aafia Siddiqui and for the opening of a full investigation into the circumstances of her detention and the whereabouts of her children.
2. Aafia Siddiqui’s lawyers maintain that she was abducted by the Pakistani and US agents along with her three children in 2003 and rendered to Afghanistan where she was detained by American forces for over five years. Siddiqui claims she was abused, raped and tortured throughout her detention. She was convicted in February 2010 of allegedly firing on US soldiers while in custody in what appears to have been a grave miscarriage of justice. Whilst her son Ahmed was released in September 2008 from Afghan custody, two of her children remain unaccounted for to date. For full details of Aafia Siddiqui’s case, please visit www.justiceforaafia.org




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  1. John Thomas  April 5, 2010 at 7:05 am

    Of course being citizens of both the USA and the UK we are all guilty of war crimes, we are guilty because we pay taxes to pay for the armaments that kill thousands of innocent people, we vote for the war mongers no matter what affiliation they may have (they are all in it together), we are guilty by staying silent and not pressing for the warmongers to be tried for war crimes, we must disassociate ourselves from these evil bastards.

  2. Matt Ford, M.P.A.  March 31, 2010 at 12:37 pm


    Another A+ masterpiece in informative writing. This country elects “monsters”. May God help us.

    I pray for divine intervention each week.

  3. jonathan mark  March 31, 2010 at 11:51 am

    Misprision of Treason citizen’s campaign

    The best way to make a shift from the take-down of America, I believe, is to expose the ongoing cover-up of what really happened on September 11, 2001. This would pull the rug from those who lie about why we are engaging in world wars, engaged as the invader and occupier.

    Misprision of felony or treason is the ‘offense of concealing knowledge of a felony or treason by one who has not participated or assisted in it.’ The Constitution of the United States, Article III, defines treason against the United States to consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid or comfort. The events of September 11 was described as an act of war by President Bush, and used to justify expanding the war in Afghanistan by President Obama. These administrations are perhaps guilty of criminal acts or treason, based on the following evidence of a cover-up and misuse-distortion of the actual events of September 11, 2001.

    Misprision of treason – Whereas, US code 18 (Sec. 2382) – Misprision of treason, – states: “Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States and having knowledge of the commission of any treason against them, conceals and does not, as soon as may be, disclose and make known the same to the President or to some judge of the United States, or to the governor or to some judge or justice of a particular State, is guilty of misprision of treason and shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than seven years, or both.” It follows that anyone who has knowledge of treason or a crime in the events of September 11, 2001, or obstruction of justice against the United States, has a responsibility to notify the stated authorities. Therefore, the undersigned citizen of the United States of America, in accordance with the law pertaining to Misprision of treason, agrees to file the following evidence to “some judge of the United States, or . . . governor or . . .judge or justice of a particular State.”

    Evidence of Treason – see link for evidence and a blog on the campaign-

    For a PDF 2-page Action page – see:

  4. Fran Lawrence  March 31, 2010 at 5:28 am

    President Obama,

    To know of wrongs against humanity being committed by our nation and not bringing light to them so that healing may begin… makes you guilty of the perversion of our nation as well.

    G- thank you for having the courage for fearlessly shedding light where it is needed.

  5. Fran Lawrence  March 30, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    American denial…American blindness… American pride…
    Our silence speaks louder than words.

    For those who know and remain silent…
    Our silence incriminates us.

    For those who set the standards for these actions…
    Insured and approved their uses..
    May God have mercy on your souls.

    For those who have the power to bring to light this incredible blemish on our character and soul of our nation…
    You are at the crossroads of justice and injustice…
    The darkness and the Light.

    Your choice will be our fate and now is not the time to turn from courage…
    May Goodness, Beauty and Love give you the strength to rise up against this cancer which has taken root within our nation.

    Being the ‘Leader of the Free World’ is more than a title… a job.
    It is a Great Responsibilty for which there will come an answering for…
    An answering to the Creator, Maker, the Universe for the souls of the oppressed, the maimed, the fallen and all the silent tears which not one goes unnoticed.

    Chose Wisely.

  6. Gordon Duff  March 30, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    Damned fine writing.

  7. Nelson_2008  March 30, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    Words simply fail me…when I attempt to describe the evil I see seated in Washington and Tel-Aviv.

    Let’s face it, if Bush hadn’t been born into a wealthy, politically influential family, he’d have been out strangling prostitutes somewhere to get his thrills.

    But what I find utterly breathtaking, is the ease with which a psychopath like Bush or Obama, who frankly wouldn’t even qualify for a job as a cart pusher at Walmart (they’d never get past the pre-employment questionnaire) can rise right to the top, i.e., to the position of highest political power in the world.

    What’s wrong with this picture?

    And what’s equally disturbing – in fact it sends shivers up my spine – is the apparent abundance of “people” willing to carry water for these consummately evil bastards.

    Whether it be the “people” actually doing the torturing, the “people” trying to come up with “legal” “justification” for it, or even the “people” helping to cover it all up, for example, I have to ask, WTF is wrong with so many people?

    That such evil can rise right to the top, and then have the unqualified support of so many people – well the only word that comes to my mind is “demonic”…we’re facing a demonic evil of Biblical proportions here, fully primed and capable of ending life as we know it on this planet.

  8. Gordon Duff  March 30, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    I have Admiral Sirohey on my ass about this. He is hard to ignore, that and the fact that this touches on everything…sex crimes, crooked courts, torture, kidnapping and lying at every turn. People in prison in the US have to be feeling considerable pride that Dr. Aafia will be joining them. Bush in, Aafia out, Cheney in, Aafia out.


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