By Paracelsus 4 Comments
The first thing to note is the debatable credibility of some of those claiming that they were not only subjected to ill-treatment at "Gitmo"- released inmates who say that they US authorities subjected them not just to physical ill-treatment( waterboarding and the like-now thankfully and rightly banned by Barack Obama's Administration as torture) but claim that they were injected with drugs that engendered hallucinogenic qualities. Like the IRA (Irish Republican Army)during the NI "Troubles", vis a vis the Maze Prison and "Bloody Sunday", Al Qaeda has a vested interest in making the "infidel"( ie US )and other Western authorities seem as bad as possible as the AQ training manual "The Green Book" makes clear- always make allegations of torture and ill treatment against the authorities whether true or not.
however, books such as Allen Hornblum's "Acres Of Skin: Human Experiments At Holmesburg Prison" (1998) make it chillingly clear that there is precedent for such practices.
I think this needs to be investigated by the US authorities to the fullest extent and if necessry prosecution( whether federal civilian court or military court martial) should be an option!
Anybody think as I do?