I don’t want to describe the brutal menu of the CIA’s nonsensical torture. But one Australian recipient of the torture regime was David Hicks. He was invited by his lawyer to attend the 2014 Human Rights Awards last night – and couldn’t stop himself when Senator George Brandis was giving the introductory speech. Hicks stood up and yelled out:
“I was tortured for five-and-a-half years in Guantanamo Bay in the full knowledge of your party. What do you have to say?”
Then, Federal Attorney-General George Brandis told a senate committee hearing this morning.
“You don’t expect to run into a terrorist at a human rights awards event.”
David Hick’s lawyer, Stephen Kenny, this morning:
“I think David was surprised to find Minister Brandis there, talking about human rights, when he was a member of the Howard government who had so completely ignored David’s human rights,”
Yes – I too was surprised at Senator Brandis being chosen to speak at a human rights awards – when he is leading the charge in removing more of our freedoms and privacy with (meta)data capturing splurge legislation.
So now what? What can we expect?
TIGHTER SECURITY of course. No one can challenge the propaganda or the status quo. So predictably…
Senator raises concerns over security ‘breakdown’
Coalition Senator Ian Macdonald, a member of the senate committee hearing evidence from Senator Brandis, raised concerns over security.
But back to torture:
All this torture was to root out the culprits and their accomplices for the deeds of 9/11. I wonder if they managed to extract a confession over Building 7 from any of these terrorists?
Well Senator – maybe get your department to educate you on the collapse of Building 7 – and then contemplate the justification of supporting a government that tortured people over that building’s demise. Oh sorry – you probably haven’t heard of building 7. It was the third skyscraper that came down that day. It wasn’t hit by a plane – but completely collapsed (much in free fall) as a result of a few office fires, they say. To re-think you view of ‘Terrorist Hicks’ and torture – click here.