Saturday, February 06, 2010

Five U.S. militant suspects jailed in Pakistan: "Since our arrest, the U.S.A., F.B.I., and Pakistani police have tortured us with electric shocks" right out of Al-Qaeda Playbook

Five U.S. militant suspects jailed in Pakistan: "Since arrest, the U.S.A., F.B.I., and Pakistani police have tortured us with electric shocks" right out of Al-Qaeda Playbook.

As they arrived for a remand hearing at a high-security court in the eastern city of Sargodha, one of the suspects tossed a scrap of toilet paper scrawled with writing from the window of the police van, an AFP reporter said.

"Since our arrest the USA, FBI and Pakistani police have tortured us. They are trying to set us up. We are innocent. They are trying to keep us from the public, media, our families and our lawyers. Help us," it read.

The piece of paper was signed by "Waqar, Ahmed, Ramy, Umar, Aman" -- the names of the five US citizens aged between 18 and 25, who were arrested in Sargodha in December but have yet to be charged.

The US embassy and a Pakistani jail official denied the men's allegations of mistreatment but defence lawyer Tariq Asad told reporters the detainees claimed they were subject to electric shocks.

"They have said they were given electric shocks in custody," he said. Asad quoted the detainees as alleging that they were threatened with having their passports destroyed and "being stabbed in the chest" if they reported their alleged mistreatment to the media.

Police have accused the men of trying to contact Al-Qaeda-linked groups and to plot attacks against Pakistan and its allies, more from this source..............
Phony claims of torture when no torture has taken place is a move straight out of the Al-Qaeda playbook.

When Al-Qaeda operatives are jailed, they are told to claim that they have been tortured. From the Al-Qaeda playbook:
1. At the beginning of the trial, once more the brothers must insist on proving that torture was inflicted on them by State Security [investigators ]before the judge.

2. Complain [to the court] of mistreatment while in prison.

3. Make arrangements for the brother 's defense with the attorney, whether he was retained by the brother 's family or court-appointed.

4. The brother has to do his best to know the names of the state security officers, who participated in his torture and mention their names to the judge.[These names may be obtained from brothers who had to deal with those officers in previous cases.]...

5. During the trial, the court has to be notified of any mistreatment of the brothers inside the prison.

Al Qaeda Training Manual;  The attached manual was located by the Manchester (England) Metropolitan Police during a search of an Al Qaeda member's home. The manual was found in a computer file described as "the military series" related to the "Declaration of Jihad." The manual was translated into English and was introduced earlier this year at the embassy bombing trial in New York (2001). The Department is only providing the following selected text from the manual because it does not want to aid in educating terrorists or encourage further acts of terrorism.

Al Qaeda Training Manual;
Cover - Lesson 4 , Principles of Military Organization
Lesson 9 - Lesson 11,  SECURITY PLAN
Lesson 12 - End,  ESPIONAGE

Bill Warner Director of CSPI..Covert Surveillance by Private Investigators at WBI Inc.