GREEN LIGHTS AND RED LINES January 28, 2011Posted by wmmbb in US Politics.
There is nothing in the Wikileaks documents! There was that instance twenty years ago when the American Ambassador seemed to be giving a green light for the invasion of Kuwait. And then, the torture (and illegal?) incarceration of the army soldier in the marine prison as Quantico continues. No red lines there. Or perhaps not.
Firstly, Ron Paul on the floor of the US House of Reps reflects on recent history:
“We have blundered into a war that nobody seems willing to end. . . Once it becomes acceptable to equate truth with treason, we cannot no longer call ourselves a free society.”
His comments in full:
Trevor Fitzgibbon has thirteen questions for the Pentagon in relation to the imprisonment of Bradley Manning:
1.) Is the military conducting an investigation into CWO4 Averhart’s decision to place Manning on suicide risk?
2.) Is it true that CWO4 Averhart did not have the authority to place Manning under suicide risk?
3.) What specific bases did CW04 Averhart have for placing Manning on suicide risk?
4.) Were these bases shared with the brig’s forensic psychiatrist who recommended that Manning not be placed on suicide risk? If not why not?
5.) Are there any other detainees in the Brig under MAX custody or under POI?
6.) Is it normal for a pretrial detainee to be under MAX custody and POI for this length of time?
7.) What is the longest an pretrial detainee has ever been held in MAX custody and under POI watch?
8.) What factors were considered in determining that PFC Manning needed to be held in MAX custody?
9.) What factors were consider in determining that PFC Manning needed to be held under POI watch?
10.) Were these factors shared with the brig’s forensic psychiatrist who recommended that the POI watch be lifted?
11.) Will CW2 Barnes conduct a complete review of the need for PFC Manning to be held in MAX custody and under POI watch?
12.) Other than the recommendation of the brig forensic psychiatrist, what other factors are considered in determining the need for POI watch?
13.) Does the brig consider in the long-term effects of MAX custody and POI on the pretrial detainee? IF so, how?
(via Ii Jones, Facebook)