The American Gulag May 15,2008

by Will

Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute

For five years, German resident Murat Kurnaz was held in U.S. military custody.

During that time, Kurnaz faced almost incessant mistreatment, much of it in the form of unambiguous torture. He underwent controlled drowning, more commonly called ?waterboarding,? electric shocks, and prolonged sleep deprivation. At one point, he spent 33 days in a tiny isolation cell with the ventilation system turned off for hours each day.

Even if Kurnaz had been a legitimate POW or terrorist suspect, this treatment would have been entirely illegal. But he was completely innocent ? a fact known to US authorities no later than February 2002. Yet he wasn?t released until August 2006. Even then, his captors tried unsuccessfully to compel Kurnaz to sign a confession. After he refused, Kurnaz was shackled hand and foot and forced to wear blacked-out goggles during his return flight to Germany.

It what sense is our government protecting us from terror when it inflicts such Soviet-style torture on the innocent?

Let us take back the liberty wherewith Christ has made us free.

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