Hip Hop legend Mos Def has been force fed under the ‘standard Guantánamo Bay procedure’. The following video was put together with human rights organisation, Reprieve.
WARNING: This video might cause offence – but hopefully not as much offence as the Obama administration doing the exact same thing on non-consenting detainees at Guantanamo Bay.
Disturbing, isn’t it?
I struggled to watch it all, the inhumanity of it got to me.
The only difference with the 40 inmates currently being force fed is that we aren’t watching. There is no accountability for how they are being treated. There is no one to call cut and bring it all to an end.
The US administration has said that it does not use torture in Guantanamo Bay but does use ‘enhanced interrogation techniques’ such as ‘waterboarding’. Amnesty International this time illustrates what this means:
These techniques, the bastard child of Bush’s war on terror are still used under Obama’s rule.
Never before has the phrase, ‘the land of the free’ left such a bitter taste in the mouth.