World War III: Social isolation

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Camps for Citizens
By Jonathan Turley, Los Angeles Times, 14 August 2002. Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft's announced desire for camps for U.S. citizens he deems to be “enemy combatants”. He could order the indefinite incarceration of U.S. citizens and summarily strip them of their constitutional rights and access to the courts by declaring them enemy combatants.
N.J. Judge Unseals Transcript In Controversial Terror Case
By Dale Russakoff, The Washington Post, Wednesday 25 June 2003. Mohamed Atriss spent six months here in the Passaic County Jail based on accusations by county prosecutors that he had ties to terrorism—allegations prosecutors called so sensitive that they had to be kept secret from Atriss despite his constitutional right to confront evidence against him. It later turned out that the information was incorrect and easily refuted.
Who Made George W. Bush Our King? He Can Designate Any of Us an Enemy Combatant
By Nat Hentoff, Village Voice, 25 July 2003. The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals (8 to 4) gave George W. Bush a fearsome power—that can be found nowhere in the Constitution—the sole authority to imprison an American citizen indefinitely without charges or access to a lawyer.
Blaming Saddam
Newsweek, reprinted in diamondbackonline, 21 April 2004. How the Pentagon considered extending its controversial ‘enemy combatant’ label in a bid to prove links between Iraq and Al Qaeda. Defense Paul Wolfowitz, called for President George W. Bush to declare Ramzi Yousef, the convicted mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, as an enemy combatant in the war on terror. This would have allowed Yousef to be transferred from his cell at the U.S. Bureau of Prisons to a U.S. military installation.
American gulag, and a dogfight of psychoses
By Manuel García, Jr., Swans, 24 May 2004. Guantánamo, Abu Ghraib, Bagram, Kunduz/Sheberghan, Mazar-i-Sharif and the Naval Consolidated Brig at Charleston, SC: it is now an acknowledged fact that America has a Gulag Archipelago. Like all empires and coercive ideologies of the past, American Capitalism has a hidden prison system for the absorption, detention, interrogation, and disappearance of its enemies.
How the military treated some inmates at Abu Ghraib like ‘ghosts’
By Edward T. Pound, U.S.News & World Report, 4 June 2004. The top U.S. commander in Iraq, Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez, issued a classified order last November directing military guards to hide a prisoner, later dubbed “Triple X” by soldiers, from Red Cross inspectors and keep his name off official rosters.
General Granted Latitude At Prison
By R. Jeffrey Smith and Josh White, Washington Post, Saturday 12 June 2004. Abu Ghraib Used Aggressive Tactics Lt. Gen. Ricardo S. Sanchez, the senior U.S. military officer in Iraq, borrowed heavily from a list of high-pressure interrogation tactics used at the U.S. detention center in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and approved letting senior officials at a Baghdad jail use military dogs, temperature extremes, reversed sleep patterns, sensory deprivation, and diets of bread and water on detainees whenever they wished.
Secret world of US jails
By Jason Burke, The Observer, Sunday 13 June 2004. The United States government, in conjunction with key allies, is running an ‘invisible’ network of prisons and detention centres into which thousands of suspects have disappeared without trace since the ‘war on terror’ began.
Detained al-Qaeda Suspects ‘Disappeared’
Human Rights Watch, 12 October 2004. At least 11 al-Qaeda suspects have “disappeared” in U.S. custody, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. U.S. officials are holding the detainees in undisclosed locations, where some have reportedly been tortured.
Gitmo Detainees Say They Were Sold
By Michelle Faul, Associated Press, Washington Post, 31 May 2005. U.S. allies regularly got money to help catch Taliban and al-Qaida fighters. Gary Schroen said he took a suitcase of $3 million in cash into Afghanistan himself to help supply and win over warlords to fight for U.S. Special Forces. Bounty payments for random prisoners denied. But a wide variety of detainees at the U.S. lockup at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, alleged they were sold into capture.
Rights group leader says U.S. has secret jails
CNN, Monday 6 June 2005. The chief of Amnesty International USA alleged Sunday that the Guantanamo Bay detention camp is part of a worldwide network of U.S. jails, some of them secret, where prisoners are mistreated and even killed.
CIA under fire for secret detentions
By Lynda Hurst, Toronto Star, 2 July 2005. The little-known British possession, Diego Garcia, leased to the United States in 1970, was a major military staging post in the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq. It is one in a network of secret detention centres being operated by the Central Intelligence Agency to interrogate high-value terrorist suspects beyond the reach of American or international law.
UN rights chief: ‘war on terror’ is violating ban on torture
Arabic, 8 December 2005. The absolute ban on torture, a cornerstone of international human rights, is becoming a casualty of the so-called “war on terror” through loosened legal definition, secret detention, handover of prisoners without adequate safeguards and other practices, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights said yesterday.