Friday, May 20, 2005

pinions of buddy don: dont read that thar articull! jes dont!

i wonted to wurk on a chaptur this mornin, but thays that habit thang i lack to say:
habits: easy to make, hard to brake; goodns make ye, badns brake ye.
since my habit of takin a look at the new york times ever mornin aint broke, i ended up readin the mane articull on the frunt page, witch it made me so mad i wonted to cry.

ifn ye wonta bleeve the war on terr is a war twixt good (us'ns) n evil (them), then dont ye read that thar articull!

but ifn ye aint inclined to take that add vice, lemme warn ye a bit better. furst, the name of that thar articull ye dont wonta read is In U.S. Report, Brutal Details of 2 Afghan Inmates' Deaths, witch ye gut to register to read it n mayhap ye aint dun that (tiz free, but doon it mite keep ye frum bein tempted to read that thar articull).

twuz writ by a feller name of tim golden, witch ifn ye look at that list of whut he has dun writ, ye kin see he covers thangs mos folks probly wish wuznt true.

ifn ye wonta bleev sum them thangs ye dont wonta bleev aint true, then dont read that thar articull!

but ifn ye aint cunvints yet, heres a long quote frum the beginnin n end of the articull, startin with the beginnin:
Even as the young Afghan man was dying before them, his American jailers continued to torment him.

The prisoner, a slight, 22-year-old taxi driver known only as Dilawar, was hauled from his cell at the detention center in Bagram, Afghanistan, at around 2 a.m. to answer questions about a rocket attack on an American base. When he arrived in the interrogation room, an interpreter who was present said, his legs were bouncing uncontrollably in the plastic chair and his hands were numb. He had been chained by the wrists to the top of his cell for much of the previous four days.

Mr. Dilawar asked for a drink of water, and one of the two interrogators, Specialist Joshua R. Claus, 21, picked up a large plastic bottle. But first he punched a hole in the bottom, the interpreter said, so as the prisoner fumbled weakly with the cap, the water poured out over his orange prison scrubs. The soldier then grabbed the bottle back and began squirting the water forcefully into Mr. Dilawar's face.

"Come on, drink!" the interpreter said Specialist Claus had shouted, as the prisoner gagged on the spray. "Drink!"

At the interrogators' behest, a guard tried to force the young man to his knees. But his legs, which had been pummeled by guards for several days, could no longer bend. An interrogator told Mr. Dilawar that he could see a doctor after they finished with him. When he was finally sent back to his cell, though, the guards were instructed only to chain the prisoner back to the ceiling.

"Leave him up," one of the guards quoted Specialist Claus as saying.

Several hours passed before an emergency room doctor finally saw Mr. Dilawar. By then he was dead, his body beginning to stiffen. It would be many months before Army investigators learned a final horrific detail: Most of the interrogators had believed Mr. Dilawar was an innocent man who simply drove his taxi past the American base at the wrong time.

The story of Mr. Dilawar's brutal death at the Bagram Collection Point - and that of another detainee, Habibullah, who died there six days earlier in December 2002 - emerge from a nearly 2,000-page confidential file of the Army's criminal investigation into the case, a copy of which was obtained by The New York Times.
i reckun ye kin see that this aint the kinda thang ye wonta thank our folks is a'doon over thar, so dont read that thar articull, speshly not to the end.

are ye payin attenchun yet? i tole ye not to read that thar articull! speshly not to the verr end, whar ye wood read this:
In February, an American military official disclosed that the Afghan guerrilla commander whose men had arrested Mr. Dilawar and his passengers had himself been detained. The commander, Jan Baz Khan, was suspected of attacking Camp Salerno himself and then turning over innocent "suspects" to the Americans in a ploy to win their trust, the military official said.

The three passengers in Mr. Dilawar's taxi were sent home from Guantánamo in March 2004, 15 months after their capture, with letters saying they posed "no threat" to American forces.

They were later visited by Mr. Dilawar's parents, who begged them to explain what had happened to their son. But the men said they could not bring themselves to recount the details.

"I told them he had a bed," said Mr. Parkhudin. "I said the Americans were very nice because he had a heart problem."

In late August of last year, shortly before the Army completed its inquiry into the deaths, Sergeant Yonushonis, who was stationed in Germany, went at his own initiative to see an agent of the Criminal Investigation Command. Until then, he had never been interviewed.

"I expected to be contacted at some point by investigators in this case," he said. "I was living a few doors down from the interrogation room, and I had been one of the last to see this detainee alive."

Sergeant Yonushonis described what he had witnessed of the detainee's last interrogation. "I remember being so mad that I had trouble speaking," he said.

He also added a detail that had been overlooked in the investigative file. By the time Mr. Dilawar was taken into his final interrogations, he said, "most of us were convinced that the detainee was innocent."
have ye gut the point? ye dont wonta read that thar articull, do ye? ye wonta sleep peaceful, thankin how we mus be on gods side, how thonly reason muslims mite be upset with amurka is how newsweek dint git its story strate. tiz easier to bleev that than to read bout this awful stuff bein reported bout us.

corse, ifn ye aint lisnin n go ahead n read that thar articull, witch here is whar ye go not to read it, then ye gut nobidy but yer ownself to blame on a counta how im a'tellin ye now the middle part of that thar articull is much wurser than the parts i dun quoted.

why dont ye go to the la times n read bout how brave mr bush lacks to make shore hes gut a good audients of folks that needs to here him splain why privatizin soshul securty is the mos importunt issue of the day. lease that articull mite give ye sumthin to smile about.

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