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    Clive Stafford Smith, director of Reprieve:

    Just as with Guantánamo Bay, the CIA is paying bounties to those who will identify "terrorists". Five thousand dollars is an enormous sum for a Waziri informant, translating to perhaps £250,000 in London terms. The informant has a calculation to make: is it safer to place a GPS tag on the car of a truly dangerous terrorist, or to call down death on a Nobody (with the beginnings of a beard), reporting that he is a militant? Too many "militants" are just young men with stubble. At least 174 have been children.

    Information is the currency of democracy. ~Thomas Jefferson

    by CIndyCasella on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 08:21:44 AM PST

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