It's always important you consider the motives of those you listen to.
Do you Remember the widespread accusations that SAVAK was routinely Torturing People. Those allegations certainly had a motive and Iranians are paying for believing them today. While some cases had occured, they were done without the knowledge of superiors and unlawfully, people involved were charged and lost their positions. Hypocritically, the systematic and widespread torture of hundreds of humans has come to light from the very group of "better thans" that accused SAVAK of acting unlawfully.
The "Better thans", namely "America" used to have a magical meaning for Iranians and people all over the world, but things have changed.
It's so Ironic that the country which backed Khomeini and worked hard at removing the Shah, managed to convince Iranians that it was human rights they were so concerned about.
Americans were not unaware of propaganda and quite happily deployed such techniques in realizing their agenda to deceive and manipulate Iranians. All in the name of "Democracy" and "Human Rights", didn't anyone ever stop to ask if they even had these working for themselves?
Their Legacy has been already eched in the stone that their history is being written.
GITMO Isn't closed and may never be, because human rights are a relative thing for Americans in practice.
When Carter implemented America's new policy of "get your filthy persian hands off my oil" it was with the full knowledge that human rights only mattered for some and especially not Iranians, which by his actions he considered to be like animals.
So what is the American Story of Today regarding Torture in Guantanamo prison?
On Jan 7, 2011, President Obama signed the 2011 Defense Authorization Bill
which contains provisions preventing the transfer of Guantánamo
prisoners to the mainland or to other foreign countries, and thus
effectively stops the closure of the detention facility. Didn't he pretend to want to shut it down?
Supporters of controversial techniques have declared that certain protections of the Third Geneva Convention do not apply to al-Qaeda or Taliban fighters, claiming that Article III of the Geneva convention only applies to uniformed soldiers and guerrillas who wear distinctive insignia, bear arms openly, and abide by the rules of war. Jim Phillips of The Heritage Foundation has said that "some of these terrorists who are not recognized as soldiers don't deserve to be treated as soldiers."
Critics of U.S. policy say the government has violated the Conventions
in attempting to create a distinction between "prisoners of war" and
"illegal combatants." Amnesty International has called the situation "a human rights scandal" in a series of reports.
One of the allegations of abuse at the camp is the abuse of the religion of the detainees.
The U.S. government has claimed that they respect all religious and
cultural sensitivities. However, prisoners released from the camp have
alleged that abuse of religion including flushing the Qur'an down the toilet,
defacing the Qur'an, writing comments and remarks on the Qur'an,
tearing pages out of the Qur'an and denying detainees a copy of the
Qur'an. These allegations were highlighted by Pakistani politician Imran Khan.
Some of these abuses have been seen as emblematic of the whole military
leadership's approach toward treatment of the prisoners while others
argue that many abuses are performed and directed on an individual level
with severe disciplinary repercussions if discovered. One of the
justifications offered for the continued detention of Mesut Sen, during his Administrative Review Board hearing, was:
Red Cross inspectors and released detainees have alleged acts of torture, including sleep deprivation, beatings and locking in confined and cold cells. Human rights groups argue that indefinite detention constitutes torture.[who?]
The use of Guantánamo Bay as a military prison has drawn criticism from human rights organizations and others, who cite reports that detainees have been tortured
or otherwise poorly treated. Supporters of the detention argue that
trial review of detentions has never been afforded to prisoners of war,
and that it is reasonable for enemy combatants to be detained until the
cessation of hostilities.
Three British Muslim prisoners, now known in the media as the "Tipton Three", were released in 2004 without charge. The three have alleged ongoing torture, sexual degradation, forced drugging and religious persecution being committed by U.S. forces at Guantánamo Bay. Former Guantanamo detainee Mehdi Ghezali
was freed without charge on July 9, 2004, after two and a half years
internment. Ghezali has claimed that he was the victim of repeated
torture. Omar Deghayes alleges he was blinded by pepper spray during his detention. Juma Al Dossary claims he was interrogated hundreds of times, beaten, tortured with broken glass, barbed wire, burning cigarettes, and sexual assaults. David Hicks also made allegations of torture and mistreatment in Guantánamo Bay, but as part of his plea bargain Hicks withdrew the allegations.
An Associated Press report claims that some detainees were turned over to the U.S. by Afghan tribesmen in return for cash bounties The first Denbeaux study
reproduces copies of several of leaflets, flyers and posters the U.S.
Government distributed to advertise the bounty program; some of which
offered bounties of "millions of dollars."
Forced feeding accusations by hunger-striking detainees began in the
fall of 2005: "Detainees said large feeding tubes were forcibly shoved
up their noses and down into their stomachs, with guards using the same
tubes from one patient to another. The detainees say no sedatives were
provided during these procedures, which they allege took place in front
of U.S. physicians, including the head of the prison hospital."
"A hunger striking detainee at Guantánamo Bay wants a judge to order
the removal of his feeding tube so he can be allowed to die, one of his
lawyers has said."
Within a few weeks, the Department of Defense "extended an invitation
to United Nations Special Rapporteurs to visit detention facilities at
Guantanamo Bay Naval Station."
This was rejected by the U.N. considering the restrictions "that [the]
three human rights officials invited to Guantánamo Bay wouldn't be
allowed to conduct private interviews" with prisoners. Simultaneously, media reports ensued surrounding the question of prisoner treatment. "District Court Judge Gladys Kessler also ordered the U.S. government to give medical records going back a week before such feedings take place."
In early November 2005, the U.S. suddenly accelerated, for unknown
reasons, the rate of prisoner release, but this was unsustained.
In 2005, it was reported that sexual methods were allegedly used by female interrogators to break Muslim prisoners.
In a leaked 2007 cable, a State Department official requested an
interview of a released Libyan national complaining of an arm disability
and tooth loss that happened during his detainment and interrogations.
It's truly depressing to reflect that Iranians were mostly deceived and manipulated into betraying their king and destroying their own country, by people who act this way and have frieds that they support like the Governmet of Israel "the middle easts only democracy" which engages in similar activities.
So what do you say to Iranians who are still hoping that the USA will be the friend of Iranians and help achieve their freedom and even ask for their military support?
Does this sound like a Free Country to YOU? Just because we can openly discuss these crimes, exactly the way we used to in Iran when we used to allege the Shah was committing torture on us.
Are these acts what the people want?
Please Reflect a little on Freedom, the Next time you drive around in America. Also stop to think how good Iranians used to have it before the Shah was forced to leave Iran.
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