Thursday, 12 May 2011

Cage Prisoners Praises bin Laden, writes satire piece on assassination of President Obama *UPDATED*

UPDATED: see bottom for update
A few days ago Caged Prisoners' legal advisor Irfan Salah Butt, published an article about Bin Laden's assassination. Here are some excerpts:
You can fool most of the American people most of the time but you cannot fool the rest of the world all the time.

If one is to believe the astonishing story of the body of Osama bin Laden being thrown into the sea the US administration could not have done a better job to add insult to injury and incite further violence against itself.

It also shows the utter hatred of the enemy and fear of a man that dared to challenge the might of the superpower of our times.
Nothing like a little praise for that daring challenger of authority, OBL.

Pakistan has aided the USA more than any other country in the War on Terror and thus it makes no sense that it would harbour Osama bin Laden.
Um........

Caged Prisoners also published a mock write-up about the assassination of US President Barack Obama, by Pakistani forces. The write-up included a photoshopped picture of what is supposed to be a Barack Obama, shot in the face.

.Excerpt:
Crowds gathered outside the Red Mosque in Islamabad, chanting "Allah Akbar" after the news brokeForeign Minister of Pakistan, Mullah Jundullah said the operation sent a signal to the Neoconservatives in both the US and Britain.
"You cannot wait us out, you cannot defeat us, but you can make the choice to abandon the CIA and participate in a peaceful political process," she said.

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Obama’s probable successor, Tony Blair, was "far less charismatic and not as well respected within the organisation", according to reports from captured Neoconservative operatives, the official said.
However, the root causes of Neoconservatism - the range of issues that enabled the Neocons to recruit disaffected young liberals to its cause – hatred of Islam, oil and power - remain, for the most part, unaddressed, Neoconservative affairs analyst Rajinder Harbin told the BBC.
"The death of Obama will strike at the morale of the global ‘war on terror’, but is unlikely to end it," he warned.
'Momentous achievement'
World leaders welcomed the news of Obama’s death.
French President Jean Luc Blanc said Obama had "paid for his actions".
British Prime Minister Ed Milliband said the killing was a "great victory" but added that he "didn't know the details" of the Pakistani operation.
Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Salim described the news as a "momentous achievement".
"The fight against terror goes on, but tonight Pakistan has sent an unmistakable message: No matter how long it takes, justice will be done," Mr Salim said in a statement.
But a spokesman for the English Defence League threatened revenge attacks against the "Muslamic and British governments and their security forces".
In the Israeli enclave of Tel Aviv, which is governed by militant group IDF, Prime Minister Ariel Lieberman condemned the killing of "a peaceful man".


On May 11, Cage Prisoners released a statement saying that this satirical article was merely meant to show that they do not condone extra-judicial killings. Of course.

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And for those of you still on the Human Rights Watch bandwagon - apparently they are now making contributions to Cage Prisoners website, and putting on events in conjunction with them. This particular example is in relation to their undying support for Omar Khadr.

Good news for Canadians: As previously reported, Cage Prisoner reps are coming to Canada!! Paging Jason Kenney....

UPDATE: After doing some more reading, I see that Harry's Place did a write-up yesterday about Cage Prisoners, their ties to Amnesty and their funding (funded by the Quakers fyi).
It is worth checking out.