- WASHINGTON, DC -- "My
colleague here showed me an overview, official study concerning U.S. detainees.
It is not generally knows to the public but the U.S government now has
over 30,000 (31,082 as of May 19, 2008 ) people in secret custody, all
over the world.
- An official U.S. program of torture and 'rendition'
has been going on since before 9/11 and has never stopped. A number, estimated
to be approximately 3,500, have been killed during these interrogations
or have died as the result of them.
- At the present time, the government, acting under specific
Presidential orders, has a virtual fleet of prison ships scattered all
across the globe and masked by a curtain of strict secrecy.
- The U.S. Army, the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Department of
Justice, the U.S Department of State and the Central Intelligence Agency
are all heavily involved in this program.
- A total of 22 U.S. Navy ships ( including ten ships leased
by the U.S. Navy) house prisoners who are kept chained up in the vessels
very much like the conditions of the black slavers in the days when slavery
was legal in the United States .
- Officially, George Bush has said these practices have
been stopped but they are still in full swing and the President is fully
aware of them, even as I speak.
- Specifically, after Bush claimed in 2006 that the rendition
programs had been halted, acting under his specific orders, there were
376 new cases of rendition.
- The ongoing torture is conducted, in the main, by serving
CIA personnel. Since an incident in 2003 when a U.S. Navy doctor refused
to give lethal injections to five prisoners kidnapped from Quatar by British
special forces, now, all CIA interrogation teams are supplied with a doctor
working as a special CIA employee, and under a false name. In fact, all
CIA operators are routinely issued completely false American passports
by the Department of State's Passport division
- It is now known that the FBI, which had originally been
a party to these abductions and tortures, strongly objected to the methodology
of the CIA and a number of agents flatly refused to participate any further
in a deliberate program of what one FBI agent said was 'the same as those
practiced by Josef Stalin's' dread secret police. As a result of this revolt,
the FBI are no longer involved in this program but agents with first hand
knowledge of it have been warned not to discuss the subject with anyone.
- The Soviet gulags were in the Siberian wasteland, far,
far from prying eyes and Bush's death gulags are floating prisons that
can quickly be moved to other locations if their presence becomes known.
- The depths of the ocean are excellent places to dispose
of the weighted bodies of the unwanted dead. It wouldn't do for a broken,
mutilated body of a dead torture victim to float to the surface after being
lethally-injected. Unpleasant questions might be asked by uninitiated foreign
governments and the floating torture palaces would. find it imperative
to get up steam, hoist their anchors and just move to another position
without let or hindrance
- Names of ships used for this program are known, the USS
Bataan, USS Peleiu, USS Ashland and a whole fleet of Navy ACS units. Areas
of detention include, but are not limited to, Somalia, the Persian Gulf,
Diego Garcia, (where the British intelligence and counter intelligence
now use American ships for their own kidnapped suspects) the Gulf of Aden
and several areas off the south coast of Cuba, in the area of Guantánamo
- The commanding officers, and their staffs, of these ships
are a matter of public record which can be accessed by anyone with a computer
- The legal justification for this mass torture and murder
program? The office of the U.S. Attorney General has ruled that anti-torture
prohibitions (deliberate murder is not a subject here) only apply within
the United States and are not operational outside its geographical boundaries