Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Citizen Spies, Brutal Torture Foreshadow the Domestic War on Terror

An innocent European, who was sold to U.S. military by a citizen spy, spent nearly five years in Guantanamo Bay prison without charges exposes the brutality of torture.  With the DHS anti-terror apparatus now turned inward, do American citizens face the same treatment?

Eric Blair
Activist Post

Martin Luther King Jr. wisely proclaimed "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." Murat Kurnaz, a German-born Turkish citizen, describes in the video below his chilling story of torture under United States custody.  Kurnaz was rounded up in Pakistan at the height of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 when locals sold him to the U.S. military for $3000, the bounty paid to citizen spies for "terror suspects."  With the Department of Homeland Security ramping up its own citizen spy program, can we expect the same treatment in America?

Working for a peaceful NGO, Kurnaz was detained on his way to return home to Germany.  Over the next five years he was repeatedly tortured by the United States with no charges ever filed. According to Amnesty USA, "his 2006 release was prompted by a personal plea by German Chancellor Angela Merkel to President George W. Bush even though official documents show that U.S. and German authorities had determined in 2002 that he was innocent."



Murat's story echoes that of other released Guantanamo detainees, and verifies that events that took place in Abu Ghraib were definitely not an isolated case. How many more cases of criminal torture must Americans hear before they demand an end to these actions done in their name?  If this was done to even one innocent person, like Murat, it is a catastrophe to justice, freedom, and basic moral conscience. These are war crimes by every definition.


When American officials excoriate other nations for being brutal regimes, it rings more hollow than ever after listening to Murat's testimony.  America is becoming history's most evil empire by engaging in such wicked brutality.  This is the shameful reputation that Americans must now wear when they travel abroad.  No longer is America a shining example of liberty and morality.  The U.S. government is increasingly a criminal organization, and its citizens in their apathy seem like willing accomplices.

Americans and Brits, with their endless distractions, may not realize it, but this stunningly evil injustice machine is coming home to roost.  You see, Murat was turned in by a citizen spy for financial compensation.  America is now acting on similar anonymous tips to corral potential dissidents; and the U.K already pays its citizens to monitor CCTV for crimes.

The Department of Homeland Security has proudly unveiled its very own citizen spy program.  Although they are not yet paying for tips, the citizen snitch can remain anonymous while having immunity in case of wrongful accusations.  The DHS promotional video below, with its hypnotic background music and monotone narrator, comically shows ridiculous scenarios that citizen spies should report on:



The injustices of detainment without charges and vicious torture has been allowed to happen because abductees were suspected of being "enemy combatants" somewhere over there.  But now, the DHS has openly announced that the primary target for their anti-terror apparatus is focused inward on American soil. With its citizen spy program in full swing, we can expect many innocent people to be wrongfully snitched on.  And if history is any indicator, victims will face Jack Bauer justice with little recourse.  Beware: an injustice there is quickly becoming an injustice here.



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14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Shtoopid schmuck working for an NGO??? You have to be really stupid to get involved with any NGO!
NGO are the stupid informers & patsies for the PTB! If you're stupid & get involved with this s**t you get what's coming to you!

Anonymous said...

The worst thing America ever did was to authorize the Bush family to implement torture. It was their plan of course -- they come from generations of Nazi's.

Look at Quartsite -- the police chief who has implemented martial law in that town is being ignored by all concerned, including the AZ gov.

Folks, this is just the beginning -- martial law, FEMA camps to kill those grabbed.

Can we overcome? You men, including my husband, have to get off your asses. Otherwise the last thing you will feast your eyes upon is the last touch down.

Good for you, you children.

apeman2502 said...

Good strong article,Eric Blair. Thanx for the forum, Mr. Post.

You wives have way more power than I. I have 2 or 3 people with military experience that I can talk with about this material. I live amid a police department that deals large amounts of cocaine through local hotels. Five young men into drugs have been murdered around here in a year and a half, and the local police do NOTHING. Free masonry? The local men, even the victims' families will do NOTHING, but watch TV. Stupid, huh? Amounts of cocaine and ice to screw up many kids' lives. The menfolk "leave it up to the authorities" and talk stink about me behind my back. Even on the net, for over a year I have spoken from a place of knowledge of the demolitions put in the WTCs I, II, and 7, as well as the Sears tower, and I have received fewer than 10 responses. During the WTC construction, I was a student who went over progress reports during the entire construction process.

I started my 9-11 and GOM oil well blow-out commenting,several years ago, I had '0' listings on Yahoo!search. I have been as high as 59+ million listings and now am at about 22 million for my name, Howard T. Lewis III. See Activist Post: Architects and Engineers Question...Comments. Three people have responded by calling my phone, which I put out over three or four sites. I also met Hillary Clinton in 1983. You do not want to see her in power.
The men folk don't care about your country and would be more than happy to live under a system where top religious and government figures can rape and abuse your children at will. Not me. A strong coordinated effort was vital 10 years ago and it is vital now. All I see is a bunch of mewling turkeys who are having their stock markets and banks looted while they mewl and watch TV because they believe it is a safe alternative.
The psychopaths at the top will not stop at the white collar looting, 9-11, Fukushima, Norway, and the rest, they want a world of 50 million incest-crazed pedophiliacs, the New World Order. And the men around me just sit there and scratch themselves and sneer. Right where the Council on Foreign Relations put them. The CFR controls all television news. And they are not legally obligated to tell the truth. It is up to you ladies. Give them Hel.

Anonymous said...

As humans, if we are unable to overcome our entrenched, bigoted views of “the other” (especially Muslims) and work together to counter this menace, indeed, wait for history to repeat itself and "Beware: an injustice there is quickly becoming an injustice here"

Susan Lindauer said...

Great story, Eric! It reads like a balm to a wound. I'm Susan Lindauer, and I'm living proof that it's already happening here. I was the 2nd non-Arab American arrested on the Patriot Act, subjected to secret charges, secret evidence-- and secret grand jury testimony. They locked me in prison on Carswell Air Force Base without a trial or hearing to punish my opposition to the Iraqi War (and to cover up the true facts of Iraqi Pre-War Intelligence & 9/11).

It's no joke when the FBI pounds on your door. Something's gone terribly wrong, and we'd better wake up right now. Or we're going to lose this country!

Anonymous said...

you are getting there Eric Amen brother!

Michael said...

It is real simple. The only way most will inform on anything is if they remain anonymous. A web site dedicated to exposing the exposers would put an end to any snitching before it ever gets started. It is real simple to figure out who it is too most of the time. I have spent my life watching how people act. Most just can't hide what they are doing. Just like a poker tell.
Screw them...

Anonymous said...

Nazis mentioned again. The Jews have been the problem with world affairs since the late 1800's. At least a billion people have met their death because of Jews starting wars. The collapse of the world economy was done by Jews to reduce the population by starvation, disease, and warfare. It will also cause a reorganization of governments and the Jews will be there to take control again. They are the Masters, we are their animals with the gift of speech slaves. Our beloved America was murdered by Jews. Make war by deception.

Anonymous said...

Single some of these bad torture fellows out and take care of business. If we don't no one else will do the job.

Guys like Woo, Rumsfeld, Cheney, Obama , etc.

We are either true Americans or we are just more trash on the planet.

Anonymous said...

Always investigate for Jewish connections to anti-freedom/pro-NWO efforts!

Always keep your eyes on the Jews...if you see something, say something!

Anonymous said...

I agree with the essence of this report and understand the author's outrage but the language is a bit over the top which undermines his credibility as a reporter. I'm not saying do the he said she said "balance" approach that the mainstream media uses but to avoid overstatements like " America is becoming history's most evil empire by engaging in such wicked brutality." Isn't it enough to know of the evil being done without opening up a debate about just how evil America is compared to others.

Too bad the anti-Semites are dominating the comments so far. I remind folks that Israel is a state not an ethnicity. And it is the state of Israel that is committing the crimes against the Palestinian people.

Anonymous said...

My first visit here. Sorry about the two posts. I didn't notice that comments are moderated. And I had inferred they must not be when I read this for example:

"Nazis mentioned again. The Jews have been the problem with world affairs since the late 1800's. At least a billion people have met their death because of Jews starting wars. The collapse of the world economy was done by Jews to reduce the population by starvation, disease, and warfare. It will also cause a reorganization of governments and the Jews will be there to take control again. They are the Masters, we are their animals with the gift of speech slaves. Our beloved America was murdered by Jews. Make war by deception."

I'll remove your bookmark from my browser now. I agree with the article above but don't wish to be associated with this kind of ignorant hate speech. This guy makes the Ku Klux Klan look thoughtful.

Anonymous said...

"Too bad the anti-Semites are dominating the comments so far."

Two comments of thirteen is "dominating?"

Very interesting perception...

"I remind folks that Israel is a state not an ethnicity. And it is the state of Israel that is committing the crimes against the Palestinian people."

Another interesting perception...
Who said anything about Palestinians?

I smell hasbara.

slrman said...

It isn't as if any rational person still believes the USA is a free country.  Think about it.  No-warrant wire taps, indefinite detention of citizens without charges, approval of rendition of prisoners and torture, stop and frisk without probable cause, search and seizure without a warrant, no-knock entry, confiscation and destruction of cameras that might have been used to film police acting illegally, police brutality, police shootings that go without  investigation, managed news, and the civil-rights destroying "Patriot" Act. 

Acts of police behaving illegally, with shootings, Tasers, and unwarranted violence now appear almost daily.  Rarely are these offenses punished.  Most often "an investigation" is claimed, but soon forgotten.



In addition, the USA, with 5% of the world population, has 25% of all of the prisoners in the world.  That means the USA has the most people in prison of any nation in history.  Even by percentage of residents incarcerated, not just sheer numbers.  USA is # 1



Does any of that sound like a free country?

As Dwight D. Eisenhower said about communism, "It's like slicing sausage.  First they out off a small slice.  That isn't worth fighting over.  Then they take another small slice that isn't worth fighting over.  Then another and another.  Finally, all you have left is the string and that isn't worth fighting over, either.

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