Oops, CIA Abducts & Tortures Wrong Guy


Written by: SM Gibson at thenantimedia.org


On December 31, 2003, Khaled El-Masri was seized by Macedonian border officials after being mistaken as a member of al-Qaeda. El-Masri was held in Macedonian custody for 23 days before being “rendered” (an extrajudicial transfer of a prisoner) into the hands of the CIA.

After receivership of Khaled, the CIA put him through a process that the Agency refers to as “capture shock”. El-Masri, a German citizen, was subjected to being stripped, hooded, shackled, severely beaten and sodomized with a suppository. The man was then drugged and taken to a secret detainee facility located in Afghanistan called the “Salt Pit”.

The United States held El-Masri at the secret prison for four months where he was frequently beaten, kicked, tortured, and smashed into walls among other various forms abuse that he had to endure. At no time was the German charged with a crime or given the ability to contact his family or his country. To the outside world, he had simply disappeared.

Eventually the Agency realized that they had apprehended the wrong man but continued to hold him captive for another few weeks before deciding to give the innocent man his freedom back.

Khaled was finally set free on May 24, 2004.

Even in his release though, the CIA demonstrated how little they value or respect human life. El-Masri was blindfolded, earmuffed, and chained to the seat of an airplane which eventually dropped him in Albania. The German was dumped on the side of the road with €14,500 to buy his silence and zero explanations.

The United States had apparently confused El-Masri with a suspected member of al-Qaeda who shared a similar name.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, with then Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, by her side, spoke with journalists in December of 2005 and disclosed that the United States government admitted to its mistake regarding Khaled. The US however refused to take responsibility for his torture and the appalling conditions which he was subjected to.

Despite the CIA having admitted to apprehending and detaining an innocent man, they have continually declined to admit to something that has now finally been confirmed with the release of the CIA torture report. The United States has indeed kidnapped and tortured innocent people.

Isn’t it time to admit that we need a drastic change in this country?

The secrecy, lies, torture, and overall offensive nature of US foreign policy needs to end now. Before it ends us.

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Source: http://theantimedia.org/cia-abducts-tortures-wrong-guy/



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  1. Those responsible will be damned to Hell for potentially eternity. There they will suffer in regret for up to the end of time. They are fundamentally wrong, fundamentally a danger, and with great prosperity they commit these unforgivable crimes. I see no forgiveness for them except what they have received already through avoiding capture or retribution.

    God will issue the final retribution. These people are not working for good or anything remotely similar, although they frequently lie and say otherwise. They are weak with respect to the one(s) actually in power. They are foolish in their attempt to defy God and God knows, clearly, what they do.

    They stare into the eyes of the their damnation and they fail to see. It is their own damnation they are seeking. The pain of this man who was unjustly abused by them will be like Heaven in comparison to what they will receive. Eternity is long.

  2. It’s crazy what the world has continued to do coming into its tyrannical rule. With that could someone hack my computer n fix it so I can finish my book? Addressing anonymous only.

    • Americans won’t rebel. They are too complacent. The systems in place to ensure passivity and ignorance (the terrible lack of a decent education system and the tyrannical banking system compounding that) work all too well to keep them in their place. America’s foundation must be shaken and the whole thing brought to rubble so something just and fair can be rebuilt atop said rubble.


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