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The Stain on America’s Soul That Will Not Wash Away

By Robert Scheer

November 22/23, 2019 "Information Clearing House" -  Guantanamo Bay has become a name synonymous with torture and lawlessness. Years after the so-called “War on Terror” began, information about operations in this U.S.-controlled section of Cuba have slowly leaked out. In an astounding new book titled “A Place Outside the Law: Forgotten Voices from Guantanamo,” University of San Francisco law professor Peter Jan Honigsberg documents the firsthand accounts of 52 of the 780 detainees held at Guantanamo Bay by U.S. authorities.

On the latest installment of “Scheer Intelligence,” Honigsberg, who was allowed to interview only former detainees, tells Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer some of the stories of these men who were “purchased” by the U.S. government, and detained without charges or a trial, most of whom were completely innocent.

“The way this happened was after the attacks on 9/11, America dropped flyers over Afghanistan that said, ‘Bring us Taliban and al-Qaida fighters and we’ll pay you,’ ” the law professor explains. continue

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