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March 3, 2006 7:49 AM   Subscribe

Now, as an increasing number of detainees mount legal challenges to their incarceration, TIME is making the record of al-Qahtani's treatment available to the public in its entirety [pdf]. Also read the companion Time article about Mohammad al-Qahtani, the so-called "20th hijacker."
posted by rxrfrx (12 comments total)

 
I thought Zacharias Moussaoui was the 20th hijacker.

Is it a bit like being the Al Quada #2 man?
posted by delmoi at 7:51 AM on March 3, 2006


Wikipedia on 20th Hijacker
posted by rxrfrx at 7:54 AM on March 3, 2006


So the Twentieth Hijacker is this generation's Fifth Beatle?
posted by Plutor at 7:56 AM on March 3, 2006


This couldn't have gone in an open Gitmo/Bush/Terror thread?
posted by LarryC at 8:05 AM on March 3, 2006


Sure, or I could've not posted it at all. What's your point?
posted by rxrfrx at 8:06 AM on March 3, 2006


I wouldn't have found it in an open similar-topic thread, so I'm glad you posted it here. Thanks.
posted by dougunderscorenelso at 8:09 AM on March 3, 2006


Very interesting. Assuming the log isn't doctored, it seems that he definitely had some level of involvement with those guys- if you just read the first day, his reaction to seeing and hearing the names of the hijackers raises a lot of red flags. If you read further, though, scary patterns of isolation and (major) sleep deprivation start appearing. I'll leave the legal analysis to our resident jurists, but damn, I'd probably be giving up my parents after a few days of that.
posted by mkultra at 8:29 AM on March 3, 2006


23 Nov 2002

0240 SCT A runs "love of brothers in Cuba" approach.

0540 SGT A begins 9/11 theme.

23 Nov 2002

0415 SGT A is using the "circumstantial evidence theme."

0450 SGT A is fusing the "Level of Guilt theme" with the Evidence.

0635 SGT A begins "Muslims in America Theme"

0830 SGT A uses "Level of Guilt" approach.



At this point detainee pleaded to be beaten by SGT B begging, "Please. Make her shut up. I joined the Taliban to get away from women like that."
posted by three blind mice at 8:36 AM on March 3, 2006


1315: Corpsman checked vitals – O.K. Christina Aguilera music played.

This clearly qualifies as torture.
posted by laptop_lizard at 9:40 AM on March 3, 2006


Unmentioned in the log is that SGT A is standing in the background with an Ashlee Simpson CD.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 10:54 AM on March 3, 2006


24 December 2002

0001: Control entered booth, changed music playing, and hung binder of fitness models around detainee's neck.

...

0200: Control entered the booth and began the "attention to detail" lesson for the night. The detainee still would not accurately answer questions about the fitness models


WTF? This is the high importance intel we're torturing people in Cuba for? To test if they can remember details from an offensive wank-mag we hung around their neck? No wonder we can't find Osama...
posted by nomisxid at 10:58 AM on March 3, 2006


Tax dollars at work. Not pretty.
posted by bardic at 11:20 AM on March 3, 2006


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