George W. Bush 'knew Guantánamo prisoners were innocent'

George W. Bush 'knew Guantánamo prisoners were innocent'

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George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld covered up that hundreds of innocent men were sent to the Guantánamo Bay prison camp because they feared that releasing them would harm the push for war in Iraq and the broader War on Terror, according to a new document obtained by The Times.

The accusations were made by Lawrence Wilkerson, a top aide to Colin Powell, the former Republican Secretary of State, in a signed declaration to support a lawsuit filed by a Guantánamo detainee. It is the first time that such allegations have been made by a senior member of the Bush Administration.

Colonel Wilkerson, who was General Powell’s chief of staff when he ran the State Department, was most critical of Mr Cheney and Mr Rumsfeld. He claimed that the former Vice-President and Defence Secretary knew that the majority of the initial 742 detainees sent to Guantánamo in 2002 were innocent but believed that it was “politically impossible to release them”.

General Powell, who left the Bush Administration in 2005, angry about the misinformation that he unwittingly gave the world when he made the case for the invasion of Iraq at the UN, is understood to have backed Colonel Wilkerson’s declaration.

Colonel Wilkerson, a long-time critic of the Bush Administration’s approach to counter-terrorism and the war in Iraq, claimed that the majority of detainees — children as young as 12 and men as old as 93, he said — never saw a US soldier when they were captured. He said that many were turned over by Afghans and Pakistanis for up to $5,000. Little or no evidence was produced as to why they had been taken.

He also claimed that one reason Mr Cheney and Mr Rumsfeld did not want the innocent detainees released was because “the detention efforts would be revealed as the incredibly confused operation that they were”. This was “not acceptable to the Administration and would have been severely detrimental to the leadership at DoD [Mr Rumsfeld at the Defence Department]”.

Referring to Mr Cheney, Colonel Wilkerson, who served 31 years in the US Army, asserted: “He had absolutely no concern that the vast majority of Guantánamo detainees were innocent ... If hundreds of innocent individuals had to suffer in order to detain a handful of hardcore terrorists, so be it.”

He alleged that for Mr Cheney and Mr Rumsfeld “innocent people languishing in Guantánamo for years was justified by the broader War on Terror and the small number of terrorists who were responsible for the September 11 attacks”.

He added: “I discussed the issue of the Guantánamo detainees with Secretary Powell. I learnt that it was his view that it was not just Vice-President Cheney and Secretary Rumsfeld, but also President Bush who was involved in all of the Guantánamo decision making.”

Mr Cheney and Mr Rumsfeld, Colonel Wilkerson said, deemed the incarceration of innocent men acceptable if some genuine militants were captured, leading to a better intelligence picture of Iraq at a time when the Bush Administration was desperate to find a link between Saddam Hussein and 9/11, “thus justifying the Administration’s plans for war with that country”.

He signed the declaration in support of Adel Hassan Hamad, a Sudanese man who was held at Guantánamo Bay from March 2003 until December 2007. Mr Hamad claims that he was tortured by US agents while in custody and yesterday filed a damages action against a list of American officials.

Defenders of Guantánamo said that detainees began to be released as early as September 2002, nine months after the first prisoners were sent to the jail at the US naval base in Cuba. By the time Mr Bush left office more than 530 detainees had been freed.

A spokesman for Mr Bush said of Colonel Wilkerson’s allegations: “We are not going to have any comment on that.” A former associate to Mr Rumsfeld said that Mr Wilkerson's assertions were completely untrue.

The associate said the former Defence Secretary had worked harder than anyone to get detainees released and worked assiduously to keep the prison population as small as possible. Mr Cheney’s office did not respond.

There are currently about 180 detainees left in the facility.

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And acts of torture were committed against them

Therefore, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and George W. Bush should end up in the docket on war crimes charges.

Guantanamo Bay prison cover-up/ Russia Today

This is a bombshell

Insider confirmation of war crimes for political propaganda ...and getting false confessions. Great clip by RT.

The terrorists who hate our freedoms are the ones who DESTROY them. The jihadists against our Constitution.

Bombshell - but not reported by US media?

Has it not...?

If not, the media should be somehow made to choose if they are going to side with war criminals.

It was discussed on MSNBC tonight

I watched Keith Olbermann on MSNBC tonight and he discussed it and showed Larry Wilkerson's comments from the affidavit.

I often wonder

if Cheney will ever get that terrifying knock at his door..

"Mr. Cheney, you are under arrest. Please come with us.."

Very powerful and persuasive.

And clearly, unless something is done forthwith capable of excercising justice for those remaining, then Obama becomes complicit after the fact, in war crimes and crimes against humanity, perpetrated at Gitmo.

There are no two ways around it.

There's a lot of pressure there on the Obama administration to get this right, and do so quickly, before his oval office starts to smell of the Bush/Cheney corruption (like a a rotten egg).

Extraordinary Rendition - War Crimes - International Law?

The whole war, 9/11 cover-up, continuation of wars, torture, murder, deception by Obama is extraordinary, and business as usual. Hopeful this act of courage of a Bush insider cracks the wall open from deadly silence before it is too late.

Hopefully this and other campaigns will eventually lead to an independent investigation of September 11.

The following campaign was filed at The Hague.

International Law Professor Launches
World BUSH TO HAGUE Campaign

This above subject was posted on blogger here:

Another one finds their conscience, better late,

Larry W., than never. Half dozen more with your level insights into the vast criminality also peer into their soul's eternal mirror and we will push this bitch over the top.

Wilkerson has been highly

Wilkerson has been highly critical of a lot of aspect of the War on(sic) Terror for a long time. I would have to dig for more info, but this is not the first time he harshly criticized the GWB administration. He made some interesting comments regarding the Israel lobby recorded in this very well produced documentary:


It’s not as if we didn’t know these men were innocent, but to see it affirmed by an insider is somewhat surreal.

This isn’t just evil. This is James Bond super villain evil: a form of malevolence so vile it becomes difficult to wrap your head around, like infinity, or nothingness. I think I’m starting to understand why David Icke thinks these people are Reptilian shapeshifting aliens from another planet. It’s painful to think I belong to the same species as Dick Cheney and George Bush. The only people worse than these “elites” are the countless men and women of conscience who fail to speak out against these atrocities. What did Dante say?

The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who in times of great moral crisis maintain their neutrality.


"This isn’t just evil. This is James Bond super villain evil"

Beware the transfer of blame and shame from the guilty parties to the entire United States of America as a whole. The demonizing of the U.S.A. in the eyes of the world is about to go into high gear. Even if we are not actually willing to hand our sovereignty over to a world government, the powers that be will make the world, and make us BELIEVE that we are willing to hand our sovereignty over. The system will be rigged and we will accept the results. Just like every election, they just want us to believe and accept the results.



"Beware the transfer of blame and shame from the guilty parties to the entire United States of America as a whole."

I certainly don't blame citizens such as yourself who are doing the right thing and fighting against tyranny. However I have no problem blaming the American state. States are violent institutions and nothing to be proud of. The American government is not behaving with extreme violence due to a conspiracy to vilify the American government. It is behaving as powerful states have always behaved -- with extreme violence.

I am not convinced that a "world government" is imminent. We already have a transnational ruling class. Consider IBM. "According to Business Week, by the end of 2008, more than 70 percent of IBM's work force of 400,000 was abroad. In 2009 IBM reduced its U.S. employment by another 8 percent." The activities of IBM and other corporations are not designed to establish a global government. They are designed to maximize profit. It just so happens that maximizing profit entails finding the cheapest labor force with the weakest regulations. Hence off-shoring.

I am well aware of the many powerful individuals who have advocated for a "world government". However the current arrangement is more logical. It allows a transnational ruling class and the free flow of capital while restricting the movements and rights of human beings based on arbitrary borders. It also allows for primitive nationalism -- divide and conquer on a global scale. Creating a super-exploited class of Mexican laborers, for example (which drives down the wages of the native population) is an excellent way of channeling aggression towards Mexicans rather than corporations.

The problem with a world government is that it would direct the wrath of the entire populace to a single entity -- the world government. It would dissolve within years, months even. It would be untenable.

Now, assuming plans for a real, honest to goodness "world government" are in fact underway, complete with the dissolving of national borders (and yes I think this is theoretically possible that some elites are stupid enough to engage in such a scheme), I will be standing right beside you in opposing it. The difference is that I do not believe states as they are currently constructed are conducive to freedom -- quite the opposite. We need far more decentralization and participatory democracy in both the political and economic realms.

New World Order & Anatoliy Golitsyn


please put to bed Alex Jones and the so-called NWO. Alex is okay on many issues, but when he attempts to link all the desperate events such as 9/11, the Oklahoma bombing, financial crisis, etc. into his theory of a NWO, there are two possibilities:

Alex and like-minded people are either wrong or right; 50-50. Guess what? He happens to be wrong.

If there is any NWO on the horizon, it isn't coming from the West. It's coming from the East. Why do you think we still have NATO? And why don't you think NORAD wasn't swallowed up by the Air Force in 1992? And why are we still trying to get missiles into Eastern Europe (Romania, now)?

The guys who planned 9/11 are megalomaniacs, attempting to save the Republic by killing 3,000 (just like the megalomaniacs that allowed Pearl Harbor be attacked). Their anti-Republican, anti-Constitutional behavior since 9/11 is part of the war with the USSR/China. When the war is over, and if America wins, then those same megalomaniacs will go back to being supporters of the Constitution.

Have you read KGB Major Anatoliy Golitsyn's book yet? If not, then put down what you're reading now and read it! Until you've read Golitsyn, one doesn't know what is really going on in the world today. Read Golitsyn's book via the link below:

Dean Jackson/Editor-in-Chief
Washington, DC

These maniacs will use nukes to save their gravy train.

Personally, I don't think America should be the dominant country anymore, if it means killing off the heirs apparent. Who benefits from America's dominance? I don't. I have friends in other western countries who do just fine, thank you. This dominance is not about you and me, it is about the monied elite. It is about the extremely rich. The wars are fought by lower and middle class "patriots" who are duped into thinking what they are doing is for the people of the USA. This is just not true.

I fear nuclear war. I think that because the US is so indebted to China that these maniacs want to use nukes to hit the reset button. They then believe they will emerge as the dominant country because of their ruthless willingness to murder millions. This is not a plan that I could get behind.

I am for peace, even if it means that I can't say "We're number one!" BFD

What Would Happen?


the same thing was going on when the Vietnam War was in progress; the moneyed elite's children didn't go! However, I have no problem with America being dominant. The problem is the lies. Because no one will tell the truth about the USSR, millions are dying in straw man wars. Of course millions died between 1945-1991 when the USA and USSR were fighting the so-called Cold War.

The problem is, if our elected officials told us the truth about the USSR, what do you think would happen?

Dean Jackson/Editor-in-Chief
Washington, DC


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Pronunciation: \ˈjiŋ-(ˌ)gō-ˌi-zəm\
Function: noun
Date: 1878
: extreme chauvinism or nationalism marked especially by a belligerent foreign policy
— jin·go·ist \-ist\ noun or adjective
— jin·go·is·tic \ˌjiŋ-gō-ˈis-tik\ adjective
— jin·go·is·ti·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

It's a bad man's world

Of course they knew they were innocent. The US is now famous for running torture camps around the world with no regard for human rights or due process.............what happened to America?

what happened to America

Please see comment above. Let's keep the blame where it belongs, not on America, but rather on the banks, the media, and the military industrial complex. There are good forces at work to take our Republic back, and we do not want to demonize America. We need to keep the focus on those who actually perpetrated the evils, not on America the Republic.


What happened to America?

Sure these thugs in power are partly to blame but so are the American people. The average Joe is more interested in Tiger Woods while the entire country is going to hell. When in the world are the American people going to wake-up? Time is running short.

yes and no

you are both perfectly correct in pointing to who is responsible; however, the reason why people focus on Tiger Woods is that they are afraid of the truth.. and consequences. 911bloggers go beyond being mind-controlled by fear, yet we also have not succeeded to effectively awaken the deniers and those giving cover for criminal administrations.

i personally am still working on filing about the 9/11 crime officially, and will continue to attempt to resuscitate a dying republic and constitution at least for a few more years. This situation reminds of being a kid watching WWII movies after school and asking myself what would I do if I was in Germany and Jewish.. Yet as I matured I have found that the victory of WWII led to an infiltration of intelligence agencies by crazy nuke military-connected people; using NAZI methods to gain and maintain control. 911blogger is sort of a white rose group.. resisting..

9/11 Crime - Misprision - Citizens Action


"..the undersigned citizen of the United States, affirm the duty and right of all citizens of these United States of America to take action in accordance with US Code 18, Section 2382 on Misprision of treason, and affirm that I have or will soon discharge my duty and right under its provisions, and affirm that the officials so informed are required to act in a manner honoring their sworn oaths to uphold and protect the Constitution of the United States."

After we the people file evidence of treason to Judges, and others, especially those vowing to protect the US Constitution, then we can put more pressure on the authorities to take the bull by the horns - (meant as a metaphor, not to condone the brutal (sic) sport of bull fighting).

9/11 Crime - Misprision - Citizens Action

Our Leaders are COMPROMISED!

Our leaders are being bought off. Pure and simple the electoral process is flawed. This is what happened to America, the sleeping public is now and has been for sometime irrelevant. Americans via ignorance and apathy are guilty of the crimes we let our leaders perpetrate. America is sadly not a republic anymore. Your rights have been taken, your voice hasn't counted in years and still doesn't. The bad news is these guys will never go away without a fight and they have no conscience. Jackson may think the republic will be restored someday but it's not on the agenda, power corrupts absolutely etc. The world's population is becomming more obsolete everyday to the oligarchs, sooner than later we won't be needed if the economic model prevails. 911 truth represents the best chance to crack the matrix most likely in our lifetimes and the odds are not in our favor. However, I am most always rooting as in this case on the side of the underdog. Power to the people.

Restore America Plan

"the sleeping public is now and has been for sometime irrelevant"

The non-sleeping are in action all over this nation. Some brilliant moves are being made to restore the republic. I personally have learned so much in the last five months, and I (with the help of some fellow truthers) am taking concrete powerful steps to push back against the pawns. 9-11 Truth serves as the best and fastest way to wake up members of the sleeping public, but there is so much more about which we have been lied to. 9-11 Truth is the greatest portal into truth; in addition, true knowledge of the law and practical methods for using the law are crucial for restoring the republic. Incredible truths about the law have been hidden from us and we have all been misled as to the jurisdiction of courts and attorneys. My suggestion is that anybody who wants to be empowered in the court arena begin your journey now, while you still have access to information via the internet.

My newly gained knowledge, and the confidence that comes with that, gave me power at that March 20th anti-war march. When the president of the Lawyers Guild of Los Angeles tried to bully us to move our banners, my one statement shut him up fast. "Are you prepared to incur the liability for trespassing on our first amendment rights, today?" Our first amendment rights became a powerful force surrounding us that he did not want to touch out of fear that he would lose... lose everything. Please take note, this was the president of the Lawyers Guild of Los Angeles, who also happens to be the primary culprit doing all he can to take 9-11 Truth completely out of the daily programming at a local public radio station.


I totally respect all the great work you and wacla do.

You are all superpatriots in my book. And I most certainly agree that 911 truth is the porthole of greater awareness etc. I would be very much interested in your recommendations regarding advancing legal knowledge. My question is why is the president of the Lawyers Guild so anti 911 truth? I recently attended a debate at the local ACLU chapter regarding KSM and civilian vs military courts and with a room full of lawyers . KSM's possible innocence or 911 truth was outside of anyone's reality. One of the speakers who suggested that congress get involved to start setting up better guidelines for dealing with such question was especially dangerous.

I wish I could say I was surprised

'KSM's possible innocence or 911 truth was outside of anyone's reality.'

I wish I could say I was surprised, but at this point I absolutely not. Obeisance to the 9/11 OCT is practically a carrying card for membership in the 'liberal,' 'progressive' establishment. The higher one's prominence within such groups, the greater the likelihood they will be hostile to 9/11 truth. They're accustomed to opposing other forms of repression. False-flag terror is something they just don't want to grapple with, and they will resort to ignoring and/or blaming the messenger rather than do so.

Restore America Plan - Tim Turner


Friday, April 9, 2010

Restore American Plan - Tim Turner Interview Audio -- LISTEN

I just rec'd this from CJ. Thanks

This 30 min or so recording is from – Constitutional Americans - (radio in Alabama -
and will only be at this location (tim turners site) for 24 hrs -

Tim Turner is interviewed per The Restore American Plan – Amazing stuff!


Just got notification from my Restore American insider, This is not by RAP but another group ---






More information when it comes available.


Thank You LORD!
I rechecked with my source based on the first comment.
This refers to the Trust and the Post Office Bank being established. Accounts are being set up now. There is also going to be a Big Gathering or Convention in Las Vegas. ALL expenses paid by the Trust.

There is more but my heart is running wild now! UNBELIEVABLE!

Posted by John MacHaffie at 7:23 PM 9 comments

Restore America Plan - Update Audio - Truth and Freedom 4/9/10

Truth and Freedom - 04/09/10

DateFriday, April 9, 2010 at 9:09AM
“The Restore America Plan: Restoring the People, their Rights and their Purpose” with Tim Turner, Tom Schaults, and Regan Reedy
These 3 Guardian Elders of the free republic share a synoptic view of the underlying purpose and goals of the Restore America Plan, touching upon the unlimited rights of the Sovereign People, the foundation for a just society and fair economy, and the true nature of the human person as sovereign under God.
Tim Turner, Tom Schaults and Regan Reedy are architects, along with Sam Kennedy, of The Restore America Plan. Working with the military and highly placed international figures over the past few years, they have labored behind the scenes to craft and activate a Constitutional method of restoring the American republic. The plan is currently being deployed and signs of its success are being made visible daily. You can learn more by visiting the website:


looking forward - what will happen?!? :D

... and please check your text-formating ...

and please check

"... and please check your text-formating ..."

it was late, sorry, lol. will keep you updated as info comes in

Blessings in disguise

As we fight, let's not forget that it is faith alone that gives the certainty of victory. If our collective will is aligned with what is truly right, then with faith we cannot fail. Our faith must be stronger than partial defeats and all appearances of setbacks, for these are often blessings in disguise.

I agree Alison

We MUST have faith if we are to win this thing. We also need God's help. We are up against the most sinister people who ever walked the face of the Earth. I still think, with God's help we truthers will win this thing. I still believe 9/11 truth is the answer.

It's called "The Bill of Rights" not "The Bill of Privileges"

The "Bill of Rights" does not bestow Rights to the US Citizen. It guarantees that Rights will not be violated. The rights are inherent and inalienable. For officers of the US Government to deny these rights to others simply because they are not US Citizens is a violation of the foundational principles upon which the US is constituted. This seems like a difficult concept for many people to grasp. It is glaringly obvious to me.

9/11 Truth

9/11 Truth is the key., Not only the last administration, but the present one as well, must be held accountable for war crimes.
Make that ESPECIALLY the present one as well --- because the present one has had plenty of time to read and study the evidence.

The last administration was one kind of evil.
The present one is another face of the same evil.

9/11 truth is the key. It cuts the Gordian Knot in two.

There are currently about 180

There are currently about 180 detainees left in the facility.

Change we can all believe in. (rolls eyes)

Which one of these revelations will be the straw...

that breaks the camel's back? When is enough enough?

MK-ULTRA? Drug-running?

I'm about 95% confident that Gitmo has been a staging point for government-protected illicit drug running for a long time. It would make a great cover to have planes flying in and out under cover of "National Security". This would be especially true if some of these flights originated in Afghanistan, which is the world's largest opium producer. It would also be rather easy to cooperated with the Cubans to traffic in cocaine from Central and South America.

I am 100% certain that the Bush mob (including Ma and Hillbilly Clinton). This clearly involves the CIA and elements of US Special Forces.

There is also a strong possibility that some of what has been going on at Gitmo and other places is some kind of MK-ULTRA-type psychological abuse. It could be a means of producing suicide bombers, or other "sleepers". I'm not saying that I have a lot of evidence backing up this speculation, but I am fully convinced that MK-ULTRA was a real program which engaged in this type of activity. Torture, trauma and confinement are all elements of such programs.

One also has to ask who the detainees are, and why they are being held. Are they rival drug-lords? Are they witnesses to the misdeeds of the PTB? Are some of them not really detainees, but willing participants?

MKUltra (etc) presidential apology.

If this youtube clip is genuine (which it seems to be), then Bill Clinton's presidential apology confirms that the (thousands of) experiments on US citizens by government agencies were more conspiracy FACT, rather than mere conspiracy *theory*. I wonder why Clinton bothered to apologize on behalf of the US government... after all, what could be done about it now? Who could be prosecuted, and who would have had the political will back in 1996 to initiate such proceedings? And why admit to it, when all he had to do was keep his trap shut and keep the doubt going?

Regarding the current admin: There are approaching 200 prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay concentration camp. The chances are that the goons are still using torture as a tool of questioning.... they are above the law, after all. Obama has been president for some 16 months now. If Col. Wilkerson knows, then the chances are that Obama knows as well. It is more than likely that he has been aware of known-to-be-innocent people still incarcerated without charge, and the ongoing torture of innocent people. If true, then such makes him an "accessory after the fact" to war crimes... a crime as serious (in the eyes of the law) as perpetrating war crimes.

He apologized for a couple of government connected conspiracies

Bill Clinton also apologized for the United States concerning the Tuskegee syphilis experiments.

He did that in May 1997, just a couple months after the MKUltra apology. His second term began in January 1997, which makes me wonder if he waited to get in for a second term before doing this. If so, Clinton would appear to be someone interested in doing the right thing. He also battled with the oil companies at the end of his second term over price fixing and supply manipulation and he opened the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to keep the supply high enough to keep prices down.

Bil Clinton is also the one who got the Assassinations Records Review Board convened concerning the JFK records. George H.W. Bush would not do it even though congress passed a resolution to do so in 1991. It was the ARRB that declassified Operation Northwoods. So it seems that is another conspiracy Bill Clinton allowed to be officially recognized.

I know he did not agree that 911 was an inside job when confronted about it, but that doesn't necessarily mean he had to be in the know on it. He may just believe what he is saying there. He isn't an engineer and even a lot of engineers were fooled by 911, and still are if they haven't looked into it in a significant way. The propaganda, technical cover-up, and continuing disinformation concerning 911 are fairly strong and many are easily fooled by these lies.


It's possible that Clinton tried to put a stop to ongoing MK-Ultra type activities within the national security apparatus behind the scenes and his apology may have been part of that effort, because he always had some good qualities. If so, I reckon he failed. But rather than assume Clinton was fooled as most were about 911 being an inside job, I would suggest he is compromised by his own involvement in past illegal activities, and too close to some of the perpetrators to permit him to make any admissions about 911. His body language and tone in denying it were those of a well practised actor, suggesting a bold determination to go with the status quo for some hidden reason rather than any real conviction.

Colonel Wilkerson ... 9 / 1 1 EVIDENCE

It would be nice if "we" could get our evidence to this Colonel Wilkerson.

How do we find him?

Clinton is just another Bush Mobster

I don't believe Clinton's "apology" was anything more than damage control. He knows damn good and well that 9/11 was an inside job, and the Osama bin Laden was a Western intelligence asset from the Carter years till the day he outlived his usefulness. There is a trail of blood, bodies, beatings, extortions, cover ups, high crimes, and other forms of massive criminality with Bill Clinton's footprints running right down the middle of it. And yes, that was in full cooperation with his crime-boss, Poppy Bush.

Mena Arkansas
TWA 800

That hummer in the Oval Office was a planned diversion. It was not the scandal. it was the cover up.

Don't forget Bosnia.

Rumour has it that They had the old Pres by the B*lls, ala Monica, during the impeachment nonsense. Nice post Kerberos I usually agree with 90% or more of what you say. Keep up the nice work.