Torture in Guantanamo
Those three Brits who were held for two years in Guantanamo by the US, released only after extreme pressure from Britain, then freed by police immediately upon returning to Britain, are talking about what they endured.
They were tortured, there’s no other word for it.
Yet all witnessed or experienced brutality, especially from Guantanamo’s own riot squad, the Extreme Reaction Force. Its acronym has led to a new verb peculiar to Guantanamo detainees: ‘ERF-ing.’ To be ERFed, says Rasul, means to be slammed on the floor by a soldier wielding a riot shield, pinned to the ground and assaulted.
There’s lots more than just this too… Colin Powell harumphed they couldn’t have been treated badly because the US doesn’t do that. I wonder if anyone still believes much of anything he says any more.