Today’s headlines were yesterday’s “conspiracy theories”
April 25, 2011
With much fanfare the mainstream media is today reporting on the Wikileaks guantanamo revelations, which highlight the fact that the US government knew there were no high ranking terrorists being held at Guantanamo Bay.
The details come from leaked classified files, however, the information contained in the files has been in the public domain for some time.
in March 2006, over five years ago, we reported on Defense Department data and statistical reports that proved no Al Qaeda “leaders” had ever been detained or discovered at Guantanamo Bay. Neither were any high profile targets captured, either first hand or via information garnered through torture.
Instead, what the US military had was a gaggle of goat herders, chicken farmers and sack makers that were in the wrong place at the wrong time.
The criteria for their detention hinged on, among other things, whether they had access to battery chargers, peanut oil and Casio watches – from which bombs can apparently be constructed.
The truth is there were no Taliban or Al Qaeda top brass at Guantanamo because they were all flown out on US planes in a deal done with Pakistan in late 2001 as the invasion began.
At the time, the mainstream media remained obediently silent and the only outlets reporting the details were dismissed as “conspiracy” websites.
Had the mainstream media done their job properly and reported on the information, maybe, just maybe the gitmo gulag wouldn’t still be operating to this day. Perhaps more light would have been shed on the scores of other CIA black sites across the globe, and perhaps a more meaningful public reaction could have slowed the ever accelerating military empire expansion we now see unfolding before our eyes.
Steve Watson is the London based writer and editor for Alex Jones’ Infowars.net, and Prisonplanet.com. He has a Masters Degree in International Relations from the School of Politics at The University of Nottingham in England.
This article was posted: Monday, April 25, 2011 at 10:25 am