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October 2, 2006

Exclusive Gitmo Interview

Very few times have I read someone elses blog and had the urgency to post a trackback. Patterico has an exlcusive interview with an Army Major stationed in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. You know, the place where you can "... eat breakfast 300 yards from 4000 Cubans who are trained to kill."

This interview is epic because it is straight from the horses mouth, no main stream media involvement, ie. the truth. A clip from Patterico's site (posted below) says it all. Please bookmark his site and catch all 5 segments of this interview with an Army Major stationed in Gitmo.

The Major goes by the pseudonym Stashiu and was very eager, however careful, to give Patterico the interview. It probably didn't go like Col. Jessup's request-
I can deal with the bullets, and the bombs, and the blood. I don't want money, and I don't want medals. What I do want is for you to stand there in that faggoty white uniform and with your Harvard mouth extend me some fucking courtesy. You gotta ask me nicely.
A good friend of mine was stationed at Gitmo for 6 months and he talked about his experiences, I believe I even posted a little bit of our conversation, but Patterico's interview will be very telling and I am excited to read it.

Here is an excerpt from Patterico's site:

I know Zarqawi, the terrorist said to the American. I am going to have Zarqawi cut off your family’s head while you watch. Then he will cut off your head.

The terrorist said it all in a matter-of-fact way, looking the American straight in the eye.

The American was not frightened. There was little danger that the terrorist was going to carry out his threat . . . at least any time soon.

The terrorist was a detainee at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, and the American was an Army nurse who worked with Guantánamo detainees with psychological and/or behavioral problems. For six months, he spoke with detainees on a daily basis, and built a rapport of sorts with some of the most troublesome terrorists at Guantánamo.

He spoke with me recently, and I will be telling his story in several posts over the coming days.


  1. For generations, the British held Irish nationalist partisans without civil trial for indefinite periods. Their only hope for release was to become an "informer". Few did.

    The result was that they bred generations of IRA leaders whose single minded pursuit of Irish independance was only exceeded by their rabid hatred of all things English. Ireland has been independant for the better part of a century. It has a strong economy. High educational levels. The Catholic church's hold on civil life is broken. In many ways it is a different country.

    One thing remains constant. A deep abiding hatred and distrust of the United Kingdom.

    "Do not rejoice in his death, you men. The Bitch that bore him is in heat again." - Bertold Brecht

  2. I can see a parallel between your IRA example and the insurgents in Iraq, however, I don't see an independent country anytime soon.

    Are you implying that when Iraq does become free there will be Iraqi citizens who will resent the American liberation the same way the IRA hates all things English?