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Accusation Against “Obama Administration” a LIE!

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Accusation against "Obama Administration" a LIE! The accusation that the Obama administration "Threatened Britain to Suppress Torture Evidence the incident referred to by Paul Joseph Watson occurred on October 23, weeks before the election and months before Obama took office. What is wrong with out fellow lefties that they would stoop so low? Check out: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/oct/23/guantanamo-bay-human-rights http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/7870896.stm Prison Planet used to have credibility. No more.

Your information is incorrect 08.Feb.2009 13:39

J.A. Simon

You did not even read the material that you posted. Better luck next time.

UK judges accuse Obama Administration of suppressing torture claim 08.Feb.2009 14:55

J.A. Simon

Prison Planet's Paul Joseph Watson was citing the below London Times FEBRUARY 5th 2009 article.

Excerpts from the article:

"Two senior British judges have expressed their anger and surprise that President Barack Obama's Government has put pressure on Britain to suppress evidence of torture in US custody," reports the London Times.

"Lord Justice Thomas and Mr Justice Lloyd Jones said they had been told that America had threatened to stop co-operating with Britain on intelligence matters if evidence were published suggesting that Binyam Mohammed, a British resident held at the US prison camp at Guantánamo Bay, had been tortured into confessing crimes."

The article in full, please read:

UK judges accuse Obama Administration of suppressing torture claim
Richard Ford and Francis Elliott
February 5, 2009

The US has threatened to withhold intelligence from the UK if evidence of the alleged torture of a British resident held at Guantánamo Bay is made public.

Details of how the "terrorist" detainee was allegedly tortured — and what UK intelligence services knew about it — must remain secret because of the American threats, the High Court ruled yesterday.

Lord Justice Thomas and Mr Justice Lloyd Jones said lawyers for the Foreign Secretary had told them that the threat by the US still applied under President Obama. Oppostion MPs accused the Government of giving in to blackmail.

The disclosure that the US has threatened to re-evaluate sharing intelligence with Britain came only 24 hours after Hillary Clinton, the US Secretary of State, lavished praise on the special relationship between the two countries.

Noting that it is contrary to the rule of law not to release the evidence, the judges said that it must remain secret otherwise "the public of the United Kingdom would be put at risk".

Binyam Mohamed, a British resident held at the base on Cuba, has launched a High Court challenge in London seeking that documents detailing his treatment to be made public.

But the judges ruled that David Miliband, the Foreign Secretary, had said that releasing the evidence could lead to America "revaluating" its intelligence sharing with the "real risk that it would reduce the intelligence provided". The judges added: "It was and remains (so far as we are aware) the judgment of the Foreign Secretary that the United States Government might carry out that threat and this would seriously prejudice the national security of the United Kingdom."

The judges called on the Obama Administration to reconsider. "If the information in the redacted paragraphs, which we consider so important to the rule of law, free speech and democratic accountability, is to be put into the public domain, it must now be for the United States Government to consider changing its position or itself putting that information into the public domain."

The Foreign Office insisted that it had not "engaged in detail" with the new Administration about the judgment in what appeared to be an attempt to minimise the embarrassment to Mr Obama.

The ruling discloses that the secret documents at the centre of the case — seven paragraphs amounting to 25 lines — "give rise to an arguable case of torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment" against Mr Mohamed.

It is also said that a British intelligence official may have been present when Mr Mohamed alleges that he was tortured. This raises the prospect of charges being brought against British officials.

David Davis, the former Shadow Home Secretary, called for the Government to explain what had happened. The US threat was a "matter of utmost importance" and urged Mr Miliband to "come clean".

Clive Stafford Smith, Mr Mohamed's lawyer, accused Britain of "capitulation to blackmail, pure and simple". Last night Mr Miliband said that Britain's continuing intelligence relationship with the US depended on mutual trust. "There has been no threat from the United States to 'break off' intelligence co-operation," he told Channel 4 News.

"Intelligence co-operation depends on confidentiality. We share our secrets with other countries and they share their secrets with us. The founding principle for us and for them is that we can trust the confidentiality of that relationship. In this case, the United States made it clear, in documents that have been published, that there would inevitably be serious and lasting harm if that fundamental principle was breached."

Mr Miliband said that there was no indication that the US position had changed under President Obama. He added: "We never condone or authorise the use of torture."

The White House National Security Council said: "The United States thanks the UK Government for its continued commitment to protect sensitive national security information."

Link to article:  http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article5661291.ece

UK judges accuse Obama Administration of suppressing torture claim 08.Feb.2009 21:44

intheyearzero

UK judges accuse Obama Administration of suppressing torture claim
The Times
February 5, 2009

 http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article5661291.ece

PLEASE READ: UK judges accuse Obama Administration of suppressing torture claim 08.Feb.2009 22:20

intheyearzero

UK judges accuse Obama Administration of suppressing torture claim
The Times
February 5, 2009

"The US has threatened to withhold intelligence from the UK if evidence of the alleged torture of a British resident held at Guantánamo Bay is made public."

Link to article:  http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article5661291.ece

"lefties" ?! 09.Feb.2009 01:23

which prison planet are YOU reading

Prison Planet are by no means "lefties," they are the kind of paleoconservatives who have denounced every President since Eisenhower for being "socialists" and want to militarize the Mexican border to pre-empt a supposedly imminent Latino-vs.-Anglo race war.