prisoners who were detained in Guantanamo Bay were actually not captured by US troops. I was under the personal impression that many had been captured by Special Operations troops in snatch type operations but this is not the case.
It seems that for some apparent reason our capturing of the vast majority of the detainees was based on information which was obtained from sources that I think are less than credible. Sources which accounted for the capture of most of the detainees included Pakistani and Afghan spies, warlords and security services.
All of this is coming from an area where treachery and corruption are rampant at all levels. Informants were also crucial in the detaining of many of these personnel.
The US obviously had faith in their sources so I will withhold judgment on why it happened the way that it did, but it is best to withhold criticism on a thing until you are familiar with all of the facts. One thing that I have learned from being involved in many crucial situations in the military is that most times things are not what they seem to be.
Sometimes a best judgment under a situation has to take many strange variables into effect that can’t be known from the outside.
The horrible downside to this situation would be if innocent men were taken and suffered under brutal interrogation techniques. I am highly inclined to believe that this is more than likely what has happened.
Consider that Pakistani intelligence is responsible for the detaining of many of the prisoners but were supposedly unaware that Osama bin Laden was hiding out near a military facility.
“There is great reason to disbelieve claims that detainees at Guantánamo are the ‘worst of the worst’, including the fact that many were sold to the US for a bounty, not based on any real quality intelligence the US had gathered,” said Laura Pitter of Human Rights Watch.
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