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Gitmo Detainees Get Russian Propaganda From U.S. Military


Why the hell are Gitmo prisoners watching Russian TV for their news? – PB/TK

Gitmo Detainees Get Russian Propaganda From U.S. Military – By Spencer Ackerman / July 3 2017

The secretive wing of Guantanamo Bay reserved for the highest-priority terrorist suspects is an unlikely place for Russian propaganda.

But letters from one of its long-term residents indicate that for at least two years, the only English-language news accessible to these survivors of CIA black sites is RT, the Kremlin channel that loves to broadcast whatever makes America look terrible.

Guantanamo officials would not comment on why RT, which U.S. intelligence considers a key component of Vladimir Putin’s global messaging, gets shown in Gitmo’s Camp 7. Inmates there include confessed 9/11 architect Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and accused USS Cole bomber Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri.

Another one of those cellmates is Muhammad Rahim al-Afghani. Apprehended by the CIA in Pakistan in 2007, Afghani has written to his attorney voluminously—displaying a Seinfeld-esque sense of humor unexpected from a man who was once forced awake for so long he hallucinated. But among Afghani’s observations is that he and the 14 other Camp 7 detainees are fed a media diet heavy on RT.

In a March 15, 2017 letter Afghani wrote, “It’s the only western news we get—and it’s from Moscow.”

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