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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

U.S. Lets Gitmo Terrorist Publish Letter About Suffering, Abuse at Prison -- By Judicial Watch, Corruption Chronicles

The Obama administration has allowed a fighter in Osama bin Laden’s 55th Arab Brigade to publish a sob letter in an international media outlet describing the “humiliating and brutal treatments” he suffers at the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay Cuba.

Earlier in the year the administration let the mastermind of 9/11, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (KSM), dispatch propaganda from his Guantanamo jail cell, undoubtedly aiding and abetting more terrorism. That was disgraceful enough; allowing the Al Qaeda operative, an enemy combatant who’s admitted being the architect of the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil, to issue a manifesto from his military prison cell. Besides boasting of waging jihad against the U.S., KSM’s Pentagon file confirms he’s a senior Al Qaeda recruiter, financier and operational planner for the group’s global terrorist network.

This month another Islamic jihadist, Moath al-Alwi, was allowed to publish his propaganda from a Gitmo prison cell. Al-Alwi is a Yemeni national who served as Osama bin Laden’s bodyguard, according to his Pentagon file. He is a top Al Qaeda operative and a “veteran jihadist and fighter in UBL’s 55th Arab Brigade who participated in hostilities against the U.S. and Coalition forced on the front lines and in UBL’s Tora Bora mountain complex,” the Department of Defense (DOD) assessment says. The file also includes details of al-Alwi’s elite, hand-to-hand combat training and lengthy stays at Al Qaeda guest houses in various locations, including Kandahar.

Not surprisingly, these extensive terrorist credentials and training aren’t mentioned in al-Alwi’s lengthy letter, which was published internationally by the Arab news conglomerate Al Jazeera. The headline reads: “A letter from Guantanamo: Nobody can truly understand how we suffer.” The piece only describes Al-Alwi as a Yemeni national who has been in U.S. custody since 2002. It also says that he was “one of the very first prisoners moved to Guantanamo, where the U.S. military assigned him the Internment Serial Number 028.”       

Whip out the tissue box for the letter’s introduction, which reveals that Al-Alwi and his fellow terrorists are “trapped behind the walls of Guantanamo.” Al-Alwi says he wrote the letter “between bouts of violent vomiting” and sharp stomach pains caused by a morning force-feeding session. He describes being force fed and trashes the colonel in charge of the military detention facility for confiscating prisoners’ legal papers and Qurans and for instituting “humiliating groin searches.” Al-Alwi also whines about having a special mattress and pillows to alleviate back pain, an electric razor and a bar of soap confiscated over his hunger strike.

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