Omar Khadr Gitmo Interrogation Video

Guantanamo Interrogation Video Released for First Time
Colin Freeze and Omar El Akkad, of The Globe and Mail: “Before the rage, the resignation and the tears, came the trust. Teenaged prisoner Omar Khadr seemed sure that his countrymen from Canada had come to Cuba to help him and spoke freely when they asked questions. The teenager realized the obvious. The Canadian agents weren’t there to help. They were there to mine him for information. So he wept.”

5 Responses to Omar Khadr Gitmo Interrogation Video

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  2. reformislam says:

    Hypocrisy of the “Repatriate Omar Khadr to Canada” Movement

    As soon as the Gitmo interrogation tape of Omar Khadr hit the Internet, the blogosphere was flooded with demands to repatriate him to Canada. This wave is reminiscent of a Soviet campaign to free Luis Corvalán from the “fascist regime” of Augusto Pinochet thirty five years ago. The scenario is strikingly similar. A “victim” held by “fascist regimes” this time run by Bush and Harper, and a public outcry for justice. Except for the fact that Luis Corvalán didn’t kill anyone and didn’t fight for a terrorist group that wants to impose Sharia.

    The “repatriate Khadr” crowd describes him as “a child”, “a kid”, “a boy”, and even “a torture victim”, with no facts to substantiate the torture claims notwithstanding. They complain about Khadr being mistreated, again, without anything to back up their claims. Some of them are outraged about “child abuse.” And they all scream for justice.

    They want justice? OK, let’s talk about JUSTICE. What about justice for Sgt. First Class Christopher J. Speer, who was (according to an eyewitness) murdered by this “child”? What about justice for Tabitha Speer, who is a widow because of this “kid”? What about justice for Taryn and Tanner Speer, who are left without a father by this “a boy”? And what about all those Afghani civilians and NATO troops who are a little bit safer because this “torture victim” is behind bars? How many of these “repatriate Khadr” hypocrites concern themselves with justice for real victims? In literally hundreds of posts, we couldn’t find a single one.

    One would ask, what is the reason for this idiocy? The answer is simple. Ignorance. Complete and utter ignorance. Let’s forget for a second that Omar Khadr killed Christopher Speer. Let’s forget that Khadr’s father was an al Qaeda financier. Let’s forget that Khadr’s family is known for it being al Qaeda sympathizers. Let’s just remember what this “child” was fighting for in Afghanistan.

    This is what Taliban-imposed Sharia looks like in real life:

    Why don’t all of you, bleeding heart demagogues go to Afghanistan and spend a day in a Taliban-controlled territory? And let’s talk about Khadr when you get back. If you get back.


  3. o.w. says:

    Thanks for voicing support for Omar Khadr! 15 years old = child. It’s that easy. There’s no debate, and it doesn’t matter how people are treated elsewhere – its absolutely wrong and Bush and his administration need to be held accountable.


  4. Stephen Karr says:

    OK, let’s talk about justice. Of course we must mourn the loss of Christopher Speer. However, that does not mean that we must not ensure that Kadr’s fundamental legal rights are respected. We don’t even know that it was he that threw the grenade. It amazes me that self-described law & order conservatives can be so blase about ensuring that Kadr’s legal rights, such as due process and fair trial, are protected. The integrity of criminal justice depends on all parts of the system being adhered to. The Guantanamo trials make of mockery of the concept of criminal justice.

    And on the matter of his age, yes he was by definition a child soldier. If you think it’s easy for a 15 year old to avoid conscription by the Taliban, you’ve got another thing coming. I have no love for the Taliban. I think they should be stopped. But when your whole life up to 15 years has been filled with indoctrination and probably intimidation, how could you expect the boy to be in a position to resist.


  5. verbena19 says:

    O.W. and Stephen:

    Thanks for your voices of sanity and reason. Like you, I’ve no love for the Taliban, but if we act like them, then we are no better. Omar Khadr was a child soldier. Regardless of what we think about his family, he must be given due process in a legal court of law. The sham military trials at Gitmo have nothing to do with ‘due process’. They are subversions of a judicious legal system. George Bush and his cronies have unilaterally taken matters into their own hands without any regard for justice. They have indeed become like those they want to eradicate. By allowing Omar Khadr to remain in Gitmo and face a sham trial, the Harper Government is complicit. Shame on them! What would BushCo & HaperCo do if another country did the same to our soldiers???

    Thank you both for responding to reformislam’s comment. I was too disgusted to do so.



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