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Inside the Interrogation of Detainee 063 ("20th Hijacker") (Time Mag.)
Time Magazine ^ | June 20, 2006 | ADAM ZAGORIN, MICHAEL DUFFY

Posted on 07/02/2006 12:32:20 AM PDT by FairOpinion

EXCLUSIVE: TO GET THE "20TH HIJACKER" TO TALK, THE U.S. USED A WIDE RANGE OF TACTICS. A SECRET LOG REVEALS THE FIRST DOCUMENTED VIEW OF HOW GITMO REALLY WORKS

More than a year later, after al-Qahtani had been captured in Afghanistan and transferred to Gitmo's Camp X-Ray, his interrogation was going nowhere. So in late November 2002, according to an 84-page secret interrogation log obtained by TIME, al-Qahtani's questioners switched gears.

The interrogation log of Detainee 063 provides the first internal look at the highly classified realm of Gitmo interrogations since the detention camp opened four years ago. Chief Pentagon spokesman Larry DiRita tells TIME that the log was compiled by various uniformed interrogators and observers on the Pentagon's Joint Task Force at Gitmo as the interrogation proceeded. It is stamped SECRET ORCON, a military acronym for a document that is supposed to remain with the organization that created it. A Pentagon official who has seen the log describes it as the "kind of document that was never meant to leave Gitmo."

The quizzing now starts at midnight, and when Detainee 063 dozes off, interrogators rouse him by dripping water on his head or playing Christina Aguilera music.

Over the next few days, al-Qahtani is subjected to a drill known as Invasion of Space by a Female, and he becomes especially agitated by the close physical presence of a woman. Then, around 2 p.m. on Dec. 6, comes another small breakthrough. He asks his handlers for some paper. "I will tell the truth," he says. "I am doing this to get out of here."

(Excerpt) Read more at time.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; gitmo; guantanamo; gwot; interrogation; terrorism; waronterror; wot
More leaking of classified info by the media.

"is subjected to a drill known as Invasion of Space by a Female, and he becomes especially agitated by the close physical presence of a woman" -- the horrors, the torture!

1 posted on 07/02/2006 12:32:22 AM PDT by FairOpinion
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To: FairOpinion
So when's TIME gonna devote a cover story to Al Qaeda's interrogation tactics?

Oh, wait a minute, you can't fill those pages with "They capture someone and chop his head off."

2 posted on 07/02/2006 12:36:57 AM PDT by Darkwolf377
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To: FairOpinion
Oh, so they're not all innocent at Gitmo?

What a shock.

3 posted on 07/02/2006 12:37:35 AM PDT by Darkwolf377
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To: FairOpinion
A la Jeffrey Dahmer, it seems much of the bizarre pathology that is radical Islam seems to be sexually related.
4 posted on 07/02/2006 12:38:05 AM PDT by zarf (It's not a question.....)
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To: Darkwolf377

Despite of this, they are giving advice to President Bush on "How to fix Gitmo", which includes treating these terrorists according to the Geneva convention.

How to Fix Guantanamo

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1209916-2,00.html


5 posted on 07/02/2006 12:40:06 AM PDT by FairOpinion (Dem Foreign Policy: SURRENDER to our enemies. Real conservatives don't help Dems get elected.)
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To: FairOpinion
"...is subjected to a drill known as Invasion of Space by a Female, and he becomes especially agitated by the close physical presence of a woman..." -- the horrors, the torture!

Ok. We'll tie you to the chair, and Janet Reno will be right with you...

6 posted on 07/02/2006 12:40:24 AM PDT by Screaming_Gerbil (Let's Roll...)
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To: FairOpinion
Nice to see they're trying to help.

I find it interesting though that they're always saying their job is not to choose sides but to simply tell what's going on, and yet they're giving advice on "how to fix" Gitmo.

I guess next we'll see them writing articles telling UBL to give up and stop the terrorism--oh, wait, that would be "choosing a side".

7 posted on 07/02/2006 12:45:42 AM PDT by Darkwolf377
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To: FairOpinion

"in which teams that specialize in extracting information by almost any means"


I think Time intends your mind to wonder into what ever possibilities are in your imagination.

I believe this qualifies as sensationalism and using emotional triggers, not factual reporting.


8 posted on 07/02/2006 12:56:06 AM PDT by ansel12
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To: Screaming_Gerbil
Ok. We'll tie you to the chair, and Janet Reno will be right with you...


The drill was known as 'Invasion of Space by a FEMALE'.
9 posted on 07/02/2006 1:07:43 AM PDT by AmeriBrit (LIGHT A PRAYER CANDLE FOR THE TROOPS: http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/enter.cfm)
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To: Screaming_Gerbil
Don't think Janet is a woman, so it don't count.

Why do we pussy foot with these people. Time to break out Tom Clancy's novel, "Without Remorse".

A few hours in a diving decompression chamber will make them talk, and do it in ENGLISH!!!
10 posted on 07/02/2006 1:14:57 AM PDT by Springman
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To: FairOpinion

You say this is from June 20, 2006, but the article says it's from June 12, 2005. Either way, not exactly news.


11 posted on 07/02/2006 1:24:35 AM PDT by Caesar Soze
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To: FairOpinion
This is a "gulag?" Doesn't sound anything like what Alexander Solzhenitsyn described about the real "gulag." Even Ivan Denisovitch had it worse, and Solzenitsyn says he was describing "a good day in a good camp."
12 posted on 07/02/2006 3:32:55 AM PDT by JoeFromSidney (My book is out. Read excerpts at www.thejusticecooperative.com)
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To: Screaming_Gerbil

- Ok. We'll tie you to the chair, and Janet Reno will be right with you...-

How are they supposed to know it's a woman?


13 posted on 07/02/2006 3:36:05 AM PDT by AmericanChef
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To: Caesar Soze

I read the log when it was published about 6 months ago. They don't need torture to get what they want. It's sleep deprivation and behavior modification that does the trick if you ask me. Of course it isn't like hitting a button for mouse food pellets.


14 posted on 07/02/2006 3:38:25 AM PDT by Thebaddog (Labs Rules! Brilliant!)
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To: zarf
A la Jeffrey Dahmer, it seems much of the bizarre pathology that is radical Islam seems to be sexually related.

Of course, that's what happens when the rich guys get four wives, thus leaving no wives for 3 other guys. They are available for Jihad, which of course ends up promoting the interests of the rich guys. (With "rich" being a relative term only). It's actually a bit worse than that, the rich guys also get to have as many concubines as they can support.

The truth is that they are afraid of women. Like a bunch of 13 year old boys, and they never progress beyond that in many cases, even if they do manage to pick up a cast off from one of the rich guys.

15 posted on 07/02/2006 11:38:41 AM PDT by El Gato
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To: AmeriBrit; Springman; AmericanChef
The drill was known as 'Invasion of Space by a FEMALE'.
Don't think Janet is a woman, so it don't count.
How are they supposed to know it's a woman?

It certainly seems there is a concensus here on Janet Reno...

From the article:

A female interrogator so annoys al-Qahtani that he tells his captors he wants to commit suicide and asks for a crayon to write a will...

I figured this is probably what really went on. They got someone's ex-wife to berate and belittle him until he broke.

16 posted on 07/02/2006 3:55:18 PM PDT by Screaming_Gerbil (Let's Roll...)
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To: AmeriBrit; Springman; AmericanChef
From an article I found online:

He had been stripped naked, straddled by taunting female guards in an exercise called 'invasion of space by a female'; forced to wear women's underwear on his head and to put on a bra; threatened by guards, placed on a leash, and told that his mother was a whore.

There are people who pay good money for this sort of thing.


17 posted on 07/02/2006 4:35:21 PM PDT by Screaming_Gerbil (Let's Roll...)
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To: FairOpinion
"when Detainee 063 dozes off, interrogators rouse him by dripping water on his head or playing Christina Aguilera music."

Oh my god! That would be torture enough for me to crack!

18 posted on 07/02/2006 4:53:03 PM PDT by toolbreaker
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To: Screaming_Gerbil

Well, if we are going to 'invasion of space by a female', maybe the should Feds do it right and send her down to Club Gitmo!!


19 posted on 07/02/2006 9:08:46 PM PDT by Springman
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To: Springman

oops, ...the Feds should...


20 posted on 07/02/2006 9:10:47 PM PDT by Springman
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