Afghanistan torture film on US TV

This video from Britain says about itself:

CIA TortureGuantanamo Prisoner Lifts The Lid: Russell Brand The Trews (E211)

15 December 2014

I talk to former Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg about the CIA torture revelations, Britain’s involvement in it and his experiences during three years of false imprisonment.

Moazzam Begg is also a former Bagram detainee.

From Jennifer’s Documentaries Blog in the USA:

Taxi To The Dark Side Airs On HBO September 29

Wednesday September 17, 2008

Director Alex Gibney‘s Taxi To The Dark Side is a shocking expose about the American military’s use of torture to get confessions–not always truthful ones–from prisoners suspected of terrorism. Check the HBO schedule for broadcast times and read my interview with Alex Gibney about the film.

AFGHANISTAN: Self-immolation on the rise among women: here.

8 thoughts on “Afghanistan torture film on US TV

  1. Afghans say Australians killed police

    September 18, 2008 – 10:54PM

    Afghan police allege that international troops had shot and killed an Afghan district governor with two of his men after mistaking them for Taliban.

    President Hamid Karzai expressed sorrow over the killing, which he called a “misunderstanding,” and said the district chief had been a close associate.

    The NATO-led multinational force said it was investigating the shooting late on Wednesday in the southern province of Uruzgan. “We are working on it,” an officer in the force’s media wing told AFP.

    Chora district governor Rozi Khan and two of his men were killed as they went to the aid of a friend who had called for help believing Taliban had surrounded his home, Uruzgan police commander Gulab Khan said.

    The forces outside the man’s home were, however, international troops, who in turn mistook Khan and his men for Taliban attackers, Gulab Khan said.

    Meanwhile, the Australian Defence Force said it was investigating an incident near Tarin Kowt in which Afghan police may have been killed in the crossfire between Australian special forces soldiers and insurgents in southern Afghanistan.

    “A number of Afghan (National) Police may have been killed”, but no Australians were wounded. defence said.

    It said the gun battle began after the Special Operations Task Group (SOTG), which was on patrol, was fired upon from a number of locations and returned fire in self-defence, according to authorities.

    The death of civilians in military action against insurgents is a sore point in Afghanistan and one touched on by US Defence Secretary Roberts Gates during a visit to Kabul.

    Karzai said Rozi Khan, also a one-time provincial police chief, was killed in a “misunderstanding between international forces and local troops.”

    He said in a statement the deaths of the official and another elder who was killed in a separate mine explosion in Uruzgan were a “great loss.”

    The men were close colleagues of Karzai during his resistance to the Taliban, the statement said.

    The president worked against the Taliban regime from a base in Uruzgan during the 2001 invasion that eventually drove the hardliners from power.

    The elder, Mohammad Gul, was killed with two policemen when a bomb hit their vehicle Thursday, the police commander said.

    A Taliban spokesman told journalists that his group had planted the mine.

    Two more policemen were killed when Taliban attacked a police post in the town of Sharan near the eastern border with Pakistan.

    “Two policemen were martyred and four others were injured after Taliban riding two motorbikes attacked their posts,” deputy provincial governor Malik Tanai told AFP.

    More than 720 Afghan police have been killed in insurgency-linked violence since March, according to the interior ministry.

    NATO’s International Security Assistance Force said meanwhile that one of its soldiers was killed in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday after coming under fire from insurgents.

    Another foreigner trooper died from non-combat injuries, the separate US-led coalition said.

    At least 212 international soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan this year alone, most of them in insurgent attacks, according to an AFP tally. Around 220 died last year.

    Afghanistan is battered by near-daily attacks as the Taliban, who were removed from government in late 2001, lead a growing insurgency.

    Gates said during his visit that the US government was planning to send extra troops to the country next year after calls from commanders on the ground for more help.

    The top US commander in Afghanistan, General David McKiernan, said on Tuesday he needed more than 10,000 extra combat troops to fight.

    There are around 60,000 international soldiers already in the country, many of them in support and not combat roles.

    Gates also announced a joint probe with Afghanistan into civilian deaths in an August 22 air strike that Afghan and UN officials say 90 non-combatants but the US military says killed five to seven, along with 30-35 rebels.

    © 2008 AAP


  2. Message from Afghanistan to German protesters

    Today more than 10.000 protesters took to the streets of Germany’s capital Berlin and the southern metropolis Stuttgart to demand the withdrawal of the German troops from Afghanistan. According to all surveys and opinion polls the majority is opposed to the countries massive participation in the illegal occupation of Afghanistan while this is in no way reflected within the parliament let alone in the government. The demonstrations, in which the affiliates of the Anti-imperialist Camp participated, therefore give voice to this passive majority.

    The “Left Radicals of Afghanistan” sent a message to the demonstrators which shows asks for the support for the resistance and at the same time explains that the resistance is a popular phenomenon much broader than the Taliban alone engulfing leftists and nationalists as well.

    See the call:



    U.S. escalation has killed at least 1400 civilians in 2008
    “This is the highest number of civilian deaths to occur in a single month since the end of major hostilities and the ousting of the Taliban regime at the end of 2001.”

    U.S. General: Far more troops needed in Afghanistan
    “We are not losing, but we are winning slower in some places than others.”

    War and drought generate resistance
    “The lower part of society, when facing hunger, will not wait. We could have riots.”


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