Gitmo a ripe Al Qaeda recruiting station

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Of course the idea of prison itself has that fundamental flaw built in that if you aren't already a lifetime criminal, years in the company of other criminals is apt to turn you into one.

The same, apparently, goes for Al Qaeda and our "detention centers," like Guantanamo Bay.

Except in this case, Al Qaeda actually has training manuals complete with diagrams to show you how to do it.

According to a 2002 CIA report, obtained by the Smoking Gun, "while detainees at Guantanamo Bay facilities were organizing and communicating in accordance with al-Qaeda training methods, U.S. officials were hamstrung to counter these moves without the aid of "inside sources."

This warn't no Mayberry operation neither:

Additionally, inmates reportedly sought to "put their training into practice by establishing cellblock leaders and dividing responsibility among deputies for greeting new arrivals, assessing interrogations, monitoring the guard force, and providing moral support to fellow detainees, among other tasks." The report notes that seized al-Qaeda training manuals offered guidance on how members could organize and recruit while imprisoned, with one manual even including a diagram titled "Organization of Barracks Net."
Considering the fact that officials now believe that the recent Gitmo suicides were pulled off with the help of other inmates, we have to assume that communications are ongoing. We're going to have to be much, much smarter than this and I DON'T mean fiercer or more cruel. (The Smoking Gun)

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