In the earlier piece, it was learned
that Kinane was arrested twice in 2006 in Washington, D.C. In 2007 upon
returning from Iran, he also revealed himself to be completely
brainwashed by claiming the United States lied about and demonized
Iran. He claimed further that he saw U.S. warnings to Iran as threats
being “a form of terrorism on a global scale.” His delusions also
included enormous pressure being put on the United States from
“profiteers” to secure the gas and oil in Iran and “fears that the Bush
administration is hunting for a pretext to invade.”
Not surprisingly, Kinane’s current
phantasm regarding the prison camp and its “illegal and inhumane
treatment of fellow human beings held at Guantanamo,” came with the
same absence of evidence as all his assertions.
The truth is that there was, and is, no
torture practiced at Guantanamo. Other than such allegations by
terrorist inmates, blindly supported by the Arab world and left-wing
groups and media, no proof exists of any torture.
Unfocused claims of torture, like Majid
Khan’s in April 2007, were found lacking, with Khan actually being
tortured in Pakistan. Even Al-Qaida mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed
finally admitted that while at Gitmo, he was not under duress when he
confessed to horrific crimes.
Likewise, who will ever forget Newsweek’s
phony story on May 15, 2005, that military interrogators at Gitmo
flushed a copy of the Qur’an down a toilet? Who can also ever forget Newsweek admitting their error?
Clearly, Ed Kinane’s fantasies are of
the “blame America first” variety. It seems Griffin-Nolan thinks
Kinane’s nonsensical thoughts make good copy, but it’s difficult to
even imagine he believes in Kinane’s veracity. We can all only hope we
have seen the last of that same photo of Kinane.
—Richard A. Lindsay