Abu Zubaydah, Tortured Guantánamo Detainee, Makes Case for Release By Scott Shane Aug. 23, 2016
ABU ZUBAYDAH – the First Gitmo prisoner ever to be waterboarded and tortured in ways that were discussed, decided upon, printed in training manuals and taught to the ‘staff’ at Gitmo on “How to properly Torture Prisoners who were Incalcitrant and Defiant to get ‘intel’ from them. He was initially identified as #1, 2, 3, or 4 at the TOP of Al Queda with no definitive evidence or witness reports on his life or activities – only hearsay by OTHER terrorists that this was so! The ENTIRE MILITARY INTELLIGENCE SERVICE, CIA and NSA Agencies have now declared that he is not – and never was – an Al Queda Chief. Bear in mind – HE IS a Muslim Radical in thought and words but – but not in deed – he is NOT the TOP ENEMY of the USA or NATO. HELL.. I would be a FLAMING RADICAL TOO it I was locked up on Gitmo for 17+ years and tortured daily for deeds and associations I never did or had!!
THE USA IS A TERRORIST COUNTRY – AN OUTLAW ON THE GLOBAL SCENE THAT NEEDS TO BE REIGNED IN. THEY DO WHAT THEY WANT TO WHO THEY WANT WITH IMPUNITY AND AMBIGUITY AND WITHOUT DUE COURSE OR CAUSE – THEY MUST STOP THIS SHIT!! WE ARE THE GLOBAL CRIME SYNDICATE.. 👀😳😖😫😵😠😡💩💀
WASHINGTON — Over 14 years in American custody, Abu Zubaydah has come to symbolize, perhaps more than any other prisoner, how fear of terrorism after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks changed the United States.
He was the first detainee to be waterboarded, and his brutal torture was documented in a Senate report. He is among those heldwithout charges and with no likelihood of a trial. The government long ago admitted that he was never the top leader of Al Qaeda it claimed he was at the time of his capture in 2002, but it insists that he may still be dangerous.
The review panel, comparable to a civilian parole board, is composed of representatives of six security agencies who participated in the hearing from an undisclosed location in the Washington area. It will announce, a month or longer from now, whether it recommends the continued detention of Mr. Zubaydah or his transfer to another country.
Of 779 people held at Guantánamo since 2001, 61 remain. The government says about half are, like Mr. Zubaydah so far, impossible to put on trial but too dangerous to release.
Dressed in a white tunic and wearing a neatly trimmed beard, Mr. Zubaydah, whose mental stability has been questioned by some American officials, listened attentively, resting his chin on his right hand. He did not react visibly as officials read various statements about him. The eye patch that in earlier photographs covered his left eye, injured at some point after his capture, hung from a strap around his neck. He wore one pair of glasses and switched to another pair to read a document.