A Suicidal Proposition

Posted by John Rosenthal

There has been much talk recently of sending Guantánamo detainees to Europe. That the idea could even be seriously considered in America provides a measure of how woefully misinformed or under-informed the American public has been about the nature and methods of international Jihadist activism. See my new article on NewMajority.com here.

When the EU Parliament Approved of Guantanamo Bay

Posted by John Rosenthal

Barack Obama today signed an executive order to close the Guantánamo Bay detention center. The widely expected move comes, of course, in response to the incessant barrage of “international” (in fact, mostly European) criticism of the center and of the Bush administration’s policies towards the persons detained there. Once upon a time, however, the rationale [...]

The Wrong Place at the Wrong Time? (Manfred Nowak vs. KSM on Guantanamo Detainees)

Posted by John Rosenthal

The UN “torture rapporteur,” Manfred Nowak, says that many of the inmates being held at Guantánamo Bay were simply “in the wrong place at the wrong time” when they were taken prisoner in Afghanistan or Pakistan. But someone who presumably knows better disagrees: namely, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed – or “KSM” – the former bin Laden [...]

When is Torture Torture and When is Torture Not?

Posted by John Rosenthal

Answer: When it occurs in Guantánamo, it is; and when it occurs in Frankfurt, it is not. See my new article in Policy Review magazine here.

The Road to Condemning Guantanamo

Posted by John Rosenthal

What is the source of the European zeal to have the American detention center in Guantanamo Bay shut down? Perhaps no one has been more zealous in the matter than Manfred Nowak, the Austrian professor and UN Human Rights “expert” who has famously accused the US of practicing torture at Guantanamo. A look at the [...]