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Surviving a CIA ‘Black Site’

By Amy Goodman

The kidnap and torture program of the Bush administration, with its secret CIA “black site” prisons and “torture taxi” flights on private jets, saw a little light of day this week. I spoke to Mohamed Farag Ahmad Bashmilah in his first broadcast interview. Bashmilah was a victim of the CIA’s so-called extraordinary rendition program, in which people are grabbed from their homes, out of airports, off the streets, and are whisked away, far from the prying eyes of the U.S. Congress, the press, far from the reach of the courts, to countries where cruelty and torture are routine.

Bashmilah is being represented by the American Civil Liberties Union and by the New York University School of Law International Human Rights Clinic in a lawsuit with four other victims of CIA rendition. They are suing not the U.S. government, not the CIA, but a company called Jeppesen Dataplan Inc., a subsidiary of Boeing Corp. A former Jeppesen employee, Sean Belcher, entered an affidavit in support of Bashmilah, reporting that Jeppesen executive Bob Overby bragged, “We do all of the extraordinary rendition flights,” further explaining to staff that he was speaking of “the torture flights,” and that they paid very well.

Through a translator, over the phone from his home in Yemen, Bashmilah described how his ordeal began on Oct. 21, 2003, when he was arrested in Amman, Jordan: “It was approximately six days, but what I endured there is worth years. They wanted me to confess to having some connections to some individuals of al-Qaida. They tried several times to get me to confess, and every time I said no, I would get either a kick, a slap or a curse. Then they said that if I did not confess, they will bring my wife and rape her in front of me. And out of fear for what would happen to my family, I screamed and I fainted. After I came to, I told them that ‘please, don’t do anything to my family. I would cooperate with you in any way you want.’”

After signing a false confession, he was told he was going to be released. In the process of being led through the Jordanian intelligence facility, he lifted his blindfold. “I saw another man who had a Western look. He was white and somewhat overweight and had dark glasses on. I realized then that they were probably handing me over to some other agency, because during the interrogations I had with the Jordanians, one of the threats was that if I did not confess, they will hand me over to American intelligence.” He was prepared for transit, stripped “completely naked. They started taking pictures from all directions. And they also started to beat me on my sides and also my feet. And then they put me in a position similar to the position of prostration in Muslim prayer, which is similar to the fetal position. And in that position, one of them inserted his finger in my anus very violently. I was in terrible pain, and I started to scream. When they started taking pictures, I could see that they were people who were masked. They were dressed in black from head to toe, and they were also wearing surgical gloves.”

He says he was put in a diaper, had his eyes and ears covered, a bag was put over his head, and he had additional earphones put on his head to block noise. He was then flown to Kabul, Afghanistan, where he was held in solitary confinement for close to six months. He believed he was being held by Americans. “Some of the interrogators would come to me and interrogate me in the interrogation room, and they would tell me, ‘You should calm down and be comforted, because we’ll send all this information to Washington.’ And they would say that in Washington, they will determine whether my answers are truthful or not.” Although kept isolated from other prisoners, he managed to overhear some of them speculating that they were being held at Bagram Air Base. He went on to say that he was kept awake with blaring music and was held in shackles that were removed only for periodic interrogations.

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Will we find out the master mind behind the new US torture programs?


It seems that government employees of various "agencies" enjoy immunity against normal expectations of humanity and ethics.

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One of his complaints was about the APA being present and approving of the torture techniques and making it seem humane and ethical. This is one of the players that really should know better. But some of the board that decided the torture issue is part of the CIA/Military organ that decides on the APA position.

This is an ugly situation that will never get better now that the US has sanctioned torture. How will a soldier feel about being captured by the enemy now!

Will that make us on both sides want to fight to the death rather than get captured?

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You recently made a thread about neo gov cyops. The author stated that 'intelligence' has maybe 1000 journalists on their payroll. Something to that effect. Control of the APA and UPI would be clear goals.

Amazing what you can do when you print money from nothing and distribute it generously.

I just videotaped a black helipcopter hovering over the neighborhood (it was over a neighbors house), it stayed in one place for a 1/2 hour I'd say. I was reading a good book and kept thinking the noise would clear. When it failed to abate, I got a video camera out of my safe and taped until the battery died...which occurred as the chopper receded. It came back and I got another vidoe recorder. It receded again....then returned. I went out with a 12.8MB still camera but was unable to get it to focus as the chopper moved away. The chopper seemd to be unaware or unconcerned of being taped. Not much to see of a black chopper at night though it was pretty close.

One might consult with a reporter about a black chopper that is that resilient. With so many reporters working in surveillance in addition to the fact that five organizations run the msm.....one wonders what the point might be.

It is safer to post anonymously (somewhat) on the net I think.


Incidentally, the book is about the Bilderbergers.....The True Story of the Bilderbergers. Just came out this month. I got banned at Political Forum US & World Politics for mentioning the book. The author states that the Bilderbergers had Kennedy's assassination on the agenda. He also states they are striving for a world with nothing but slaves..except for them.

I'll say more when the book is done.

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Guess I can't blame people for wanting to follow 'the party line'. Look what you learn when you start looking around.

It is like walking through a thick fog and when the fog clears, you come out in hell.

I grew up in a world where people were incensed when others wanted to do harm to innocent people. When did we become like them?

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Keep up with articles on "rendition", here.

And, yes. TOTBAL.

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My 'black helicopter' turned out to be the local news chopper...which is black.

I'm still wondering why it hovered in one place for so long and returned a few times.

It made my conspiracy book a lot more interesting so it was useful.

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My 'black helicopter' turned out to be the local news chopper...which is black. I'm still wondering why it hovered in one place for so long and returned a few times


Have you tried calling and asking the local news organization?

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Good news PT, but why do they want their helicopter to be black? Nuts, or out of touch with the times?

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