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2008-03-14 -Lurid Crime Tales-
Manacled, starved, beaten: a terror suspect's claims
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Posted by ryuge 2008-03-14 08:02|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [927 views ]  Top

#1 I meant to post this to page 2, sorry.
Posted by ryuge 2008-03-14 08:11||   2008-03-14 08:11|| Front Page Top

#2 Geez, I'm out of tissues and my violin's broke...
Posted by tu3031 2008-03-14 08:21||   2008-03-14 08:21|| Front Page Top

#3 Civil rights groups stress, however, that any involvement by Mr al-Maqtari in acts of violence against the Americans does not justify what he says was done to him.

they're right. We should've executed him. He didn't deserve the kid-gloves treatment. "Civil rights groups" can FOAD
Posted by Frank G">Frank G  2008-03-14 08:22||   2008-03-14 08:22|| Front Page Top

#4 Because as every Lichtensteiner knows, retaliation for any act of violence against America is just...mean!
Posted by Creling Darling of the Lichtensteiners8341">Creling Darling of the Lichtensteiners8341  2008-03-14 08:37||   2008-03-14 08:37|| Front Page Top

#5 You have a 'story' about someone (who apparently offered not a single shread of evidence - no scars from cigarettes or anything) from an organization who are trained to claim mistreatment (I'm talking about both Al-Q and AmNasty International here)

Add a few references to retention flights and voila - you have the next big story about what meanies Americans are.
Posted by CrazyFool 2008-03-14 09:22||   2008-03-14 09:22|| Front Page Top

#6 Ben Griffin, a former SAS man who was stationed in Baghdad in early 2005,

Mr. Griffin appears to be uncharacteristically forthcoming with his both his SAS forces affiliation and assignments. I'm afraid the rubbish flag must be thrown on this one.
Posted by Besoeker 2008-03-14 09:38||   2008-03-14 09:38|| Front Page Top

#7 Manacled, starved, beaten

Client #7? And paid how much per hour?
Posted by Procopius2k 2008-03-14 10:03||   2008-03-14 10:03|| Front Page Top

#8 Manacled, starved, beaten
He's lucky I wasn't his interrogator, we'd have a lot more information, and he'd have a colostomy bag and 3 missing toes to go with his complaint.
Posted by bigjim-ky 2008-03-14 10:24||   2008-03-14 10:24|| Front Page Top

#9 Mr al-Maqtari was born in Tabuk, Saudi Arabia, but had lived most of his life in Hodeidah on the Red Sea coast of Yemen. His reason for travelling to Iraq in early 2003 remains unclear as do the reasons for his stays in Mosul, Ramadi and Fallujah, cities which became centres of the Sunni insurgency.

At least we know that a Saudi, hailing from Yemen and travelling extensively throughout Anbar prior to the Coalition invasion, couldn't possibly be a member of Al-Q tasked with preparing the battlespace, securing Saddam's weapons stocks and training up the locals, since the NYT tells us so.

That poor dear, bet he misses his Mom.
Posted by Seafarious 2008-03-14 10:42||   2008-03-14 10:42|| Front Page Top

#10 So you'd have gone easy on him, #8 bigjim?
Posted by Barbara Skolaut">Barbara Skolaut  2008-03-14 10:44||]">[]  2008-03-14 10:44|| Front Page Top

#11 Fantastic job, ryuge (though far too cool and gentle in its sarcasm, given the moral imbecility of the usual suspects). Great comments,too. I think this is one area where our characteristic silence has got to be altered, to specifically and decisively refute slanderous errors of fact and interpretation.
Posted by Verlaine 2008-03-14 11:14||   2008-03-14 11:14|| Front Page Top

#12 Salmon comments are mine; I added them after ryuge posted. I appreciate his posting this since I wanted to tee off on the story.

Posted by Steve White">Steve White  2008-03-14 11:27||   2008-03-14 11:27|| Front Page Top

#13 Hmmm did we cut off his head? His fingers and mail them home? No in that case I don't frggin care.
Posted by Cyber Sarge 2008-03-14 13:58||   2008-03-14 13:58|| Front Page Top

#14 tu - You can borrow my electric femtoviolin, if you've got the equipment to play it. It makes lovely music. It's just the thing for heart-broken ayrab terrorists who got caught. Makes 'em cry, it does, especially when the amp's cranked up to 250dB.
Posted by Old Patriot">Old Patriot  2008-03-14 15:55||]">[]  2008-03-14 15:55|| Front Page Top

#15 this just brought a tear too my eye, never mind it was saw dust
Posted by sinse 2008-03-14 17:13||   2008-03-14 17:13|| Front Page Top

#16 Of course, it is an honor when the AoS - or any of the great moderators here - adds any comments or pictures to one of my posts. I'm always proud to contribute to Rantburg in any way. I wouldn't be surprised if we see Al-Maqtari's name in Rantburg again before too long. Let's hope that it's for nothing more serious than being a jihadi display victim.
Posted by ryuge 2008-03-14 18:24||   2008-03-14 18:24|| Front Page Top

#17 I bet he'd be more cooperative locked up in Folsom with his new boyfriend Bruce.....on second thought, he might actually like that.
Posted by Grand Proconsul Sock Puppet 2008-03-14 21:24||   2008-03-14 21:24|| Front Page Top

#18 actually i think he is more used to pitching than catching
Posted by Abu do you love 2008-03-14 22:00||   2008-03-14 22:00|| Front Page Top

#19 Maybe in his next life, to make up for this bad karma, somebody will really torture the crap out of him!

We can hope...
Posted by 3dc 2008-03-14 23:25||   2008-03-14 23:25|| Front Page Top

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