Sunday, June 07, 2009

Now This Is Torture

According to the May 31st Miami Herald:
Some Guantánamo detainees to get laptops

To better prepare them for life in asylum, the U.S. military is setting up a virtual computer lab for some Guantánamo captives now cleared for release.

These captives already get to order fast-food takeout from the base and have access to a phone booth for weekly calls. Now some 17 Uighur Muslims awaiting a nation to grant them asylum are about to go high-tech, with laptops and web training.

While awaiting details of President Barack Obama's order to close the prison camps by Jan. 22, commanders here have ordered 20 laptops for the captives of Camp Iguana.

"As you know, detainees are leaving this place," said Army Lt. Col. Miguel Mendez, who oversees detainee classes, a multilingual library and now-emerging virtual computer lab. "We're getting them computer classes to prepare for their return."
(via Maggie's Farm, Jammie Wearing Fool)

3 comments:

Assistant Village Idiot said...

Y'know, if they preload those computers with a vulnerability to Russian and Ukrainian spam and viruses, it actually might be a very diabolical type of torture.

Get them hooked on internet porn, then have it always divert to sales pitches and freeze-ups after about six months.

Carl said...

Or set up each laptop with a CIA back-door.

OBloodyHell said...

> Or set up each laptop with a CIA back-door.

Actually, that would be an NSA back door.

... and it's a fair bet they already come with that.

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