Why is Child Abuse a Despicable Thing? It takes away a child’s Free Will and ability to think for himself or herself. Any Trump, Dick and O’Reilly can tell anyone anything they want, and everybody who has been abused and told, “Because I said so,” will believe anything any kind of authority figure tells them.
For instance, those films and snapshots of the Gitmo prisoners being “tortured” were staged and deliberately “leaked” to make people think we (the US) didn’t torture its prisoners. US citizens truly believe the only torture the prisoners were subjected to was mockery and humiliation. I know those pictures were staged because I was there. During my many years as a slave and prisoner of a Satanic cult I was used any way they saw fit. One day or night I awakened in a darkened room of about fifty men. The men were all prisoners at Guantanamo Bay and I was thrown in among them naked. The throw and landing broke two ribs and one back vertebrate and badly bruised my hip and arm. As soon as I woke up some of the men screamed because they thought I was dead. They began throwing their clothes at me, so I asked what they were doing and I was told to put them on because I was naked. I was horrified and put on the clothes they had given me – quite literally the shirts off their backs. I asked, “What is this place?” and they told me it was a prison. “Why am I here?” they told me they didn’t know and they didn’t know there were any women there. I asked them why they were here in this prison and they all told me they didn’t know. They were not lying. Some of them guessed they were given up by a relative or friend who had been tortured into giving names because they couldn’t think of any other explanation. Fifty Gitmo prisoners and they were nothing but gentile and kind and very concerned for my safety and wellbeing. They explained why I was in so much pain and growled about the inhumane treatment I suffered and they were subjected to daily. I’m sure someone has a surveillance video of it, because what was supposed to happen, what everyone who did this to me thought would happen, was I would be raped and killed and then my owners would have the best snuff video of all time, and they’d have a reason to execute several Gitmo prisoners.
A few of the pictures taken that night included me. One was me in a burlap sack with my hair pulled back and my head covered by a black bag. My arms are outstretched and held forward a bit, so you can’t tell I’m a woman, but if you’ve studied anatomy or art and figure drawing you can tell by the way my elbows and knees are shaped that it’s a picture of a woman.
I was a torture guinea pig for the man who is known as Dr. Death in the report on Guantanamo Bay. He had been paid a sum of $100 million to devise methods of torture and I can tell you – torture hurts! Most of his torture methods were first tried out on me.
For some reason people of the US believed the propaganda “leaks” showing torture as merely poking fun at someone. I am astonished and appalled that people actually believe that. The prisoners I met at Gitmo were much kinder and gentler than the American men and women who still have a hold over my life. The prisoners I met had no more reason to be there than I did.
What happens during torture is the people torturing you say they want information, they will ask for names and as the pain increases and the time passes your torturers begin asking for ANY names. Not just of possible terrorists but of family and friends and you will give them those names or pray for death, usually both. The men held at Gitmo are prisoners picked up on the streets and their friends and family members.
I remember one time I was being tortured and I was being asked for names. I’m a writer and I make up names for a living but under such extreme stress and in unimaginable pain I couldn’t think up names so I asked to see a phone book. I told them if all they wanted were names I’d read the phone book to them and they could have all the names they wanted. I figured that answer would either get me killed or stop them; and I was also hoping they’d see torture was an ineffective way of getting information. And I’m telling you I have no doubt what-so-ever that that is how those unfortunate men ended up in Gitmo. If you read my book, the Conversation, you’ll find more information about that. http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-conversation-grace-gardener/1119252024?ean=2940045483650
Obama said he’d release the prisoners of Guantanamo Bay when he first ran for President. But Obama has also parroted Bush’s fabricated, deceitful sentiment, “They hate us for our freedom,” so they have to stay there – (like that’s a crime.) Conditions at Gitmo are despicable and wholly inhumane. I’ve heard that things have gotten better there, but still, can you imagine being in prison for 15 years for walking down the street?
Now that Cuba is accessible, investigative reporters should go there to talk to prisoners and guards. I can’t imagine all the guards agree with what’s going on there.
Obama has been in office almost eight years since he made that promise. There is no reason not to shut the prison at Guantanamo Bay.
The petition to the president is at http://wh.gov/iw0Xf
My book the Conversation is available for free at Smashwords or http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-conversation-grace-gardener/1119252024?ean=2940045483650