23 November 2002
0225: The detainee arrives at the interrogation booth at Camp X-Ray. His hood is
removed and he is bolted to the floor. SGT A and SGT R are the interrogators. A
DoD linguist and MAJ L (BSCT) are present.
0235: Session begins. The detainee refuses to look at SGT A “due to his religion. This
is a rapport building session.
0240: Detainee states he’s on hunger strike. SGT A explains the affects of a hunger
strike on the body. SGT A runs “love of brothers in Cuba” approach.
0320: The detainee refused to answer whether he wanted water. SGT R explained with
emphasis that not answering disrespects SGT A and embarrasses him. The
detainee said no, he didn’t want water. The detainee continues to say he’s on
0345: The detainee dozed off during a break. SGT R woke him up.
0355: SGT R wakes up detainee again.
0450: Interrogators take a break. Detainee goes to the bathroom.
0520: Interrogation resumes. The detainee refuses food and water.
0540: SGT A begins 9/11 theme. The detainee asks to pray and is refused.
0550: Detainee drinks _ bottle of water and states after this he is on strike, he refuses
0620: Interrogators take break to discuss theme.
0630: Interrogation resumes. SGT A continues with 9/11 theme.
0700: SGT R emphasized his frustration over detainees refusal to speak. SGT R denies
detainees request to pray.
0707: Detainee requests to go to the bathroom.
0720: Detainee returns from bathroom break. He refuses a meal and states he is on
0725: Detainee states he will eat meal, but after that he’s going on hunger strike, one
hand is uncuffed to allow him to eat.
0755: Detainee finishes meal and states again he is going on hunger strike. The detainee
ate the entire MRE plus an extra cereal bar.
0800: SGT A continues with 9/11 theme.
0830: Detainee given 2 hours of rest. Interrogations will resume at 1030.
0835: Observations – Detainee attempts to control the interrogation by complaining
about his treatment, his mental illness, and his separation from his brothers in
Cuba. When shown articles of 9/11, the detainee looked at pictures attentively.
The detainee was repeatedly told that he is a man, and part of being a man is
accepting responsibility for your actions. Whenever the detainee said that “it is
God’s will for him to be sitting in front of me, having to acknowledge and accept
responsibility for his actions. The detainee went as far as to state that his religion
forbids him to even speak to a woman.
1035: The detainee is awakened and secured in chair. The interrogators are ENS C and
IS1 E. A DoD linguist is present. The detainee is offered to use the restroom.
The detainee is taken to the bathroom. The detainee then was starring at the floor
for several minutes. When ENS C asked “what is on your mind” the detainee
looked at the interrogator and began talking a lot about how unfair his situation
1110: The detainee asked if it was time to pray and was told not yet. The detainee then
began asking what month it is. When not given an answer he persisted and then
became quiet for about 10 minutes and then began again to engage in some
1135: The detainee began to shut down and not respond. He said that he would not
speak at all.
1220: Interrogators returned and told the detainee it would be 20 minutes and then time
1240: Detainee given opportunity to pray.
1300: Lunch. Detainee refused to eat. At first he said he would eat, but then said that
he was mentally not well and had only agreed because he was not thinking
1345: Detainee was shown 9/11 video. The detainee did watch without exhibiting any
emotion. The detainee averted eyes from the photos of the hijackers.
1420: Read names of captured and killed AQ. The detainee stared off but was listening
and closed his eyes when he heard some of the names of the dead.
1515: The detainee engaged in conversation regarding family and dreams. He asked
why the interrogator was causing him pain talking of family and things he could
not have. The detainee began to cry.
1530: Detainee requested and was given a bathroom break. Detainee returned hardened.
1700: Detainee spoke and said it has been a hard long day, also that he is on a hunger
and talking strike.
1730: Detainee is offered food and water. He stated he was on a hunger strike. Food
and water was provided anyway and placed next to him.
1800: Manchester Document was presented to the detainee. The detainee reacted when
the description of an AQ operative was brought up.
1810: Detainee was asked if he would like to go the bathroom and if he wanted to nap.
1820: Circumstantial evidence was explained to the detainee. The Detainee stared at
all of the documents and was visibily shaken. He seemed disturbed that the AQ
leadership was talking, the detainee didn’t say anything but he was making
noticeable facial expressions.
1840: Detainee was told that he failed in his mission to the United States and in the
Jihad in Afghanistan he again showed a facial response of failure.
1910: Returned from break.
1920: The detainee started speaking when told about the Koran and being judged by
Allah and that leaders of AQ twisted the words. The detainee spoke very
emotionally . SGT B asked to explain how this came about. Why he is the only
one holding on and everyone else is speaking . SGT B stated “don’t worry about
a military judge worry about Allah, the Koran doesn’t say kill the innocent. Make
things right, repent.”
1930: Detainee cried. He wants to be taken back to Delta and he will talk. He was told
that he had to earn his way back to Delta.
1950: Returned from break. SGT B told the detainee “I want to help and I won’t let
anything bad happen to you.” Detainee became unresponsive.
2030: Break. Detainee used restroom and was allowed to sleep.
2145: Return from break. Detainee awakened and taken to restroom then secured in
2215: Detainee unresponsive.
2400: Activities concluded for the day and detainee allowed to sleep.
24 November 2002
0400: SGT R and SGT A begin session. SGT R wakes 063. He is
taken to the bathroom and walked around for 5 minutes to wake him up. SGT A
greets 063. Detainee asks to perform sunrise prayer. SGT A tells him the sun
hasn’t come up yet and that she will allow prayer later. SGT A offers water, but
detainee refuses. Detainee asks when Ramadan will begin, SGT A says she’ll talk
about that later. SGT A tells detainee that he is on hunger strike, so how would
Ramadan make a difference? SGT A asks detainee what would be different if it
was Ramadan, detainee states he doesn’t know how to answer the question, and
detainee becomes unresponsive.
0415: SGT A begins by showing pictures of 19 hijackers and making remarks about
what they may have been like, especially the young ones. Detainee won’t look at
pictures. SGT A asks why detainee won’t look at pictures detainee won’t answer,
SGT A is using the circumstantial evidence theme.
0430: Detainee nods off. SGT R explains that falling asleep is wrong.
0430: Detainee states that he won’t look at pictures because the people in the pictures
don’t pertain to his case, and because he’s striking from interrogations.
0440: Detainee states he won’t participate in interrogations until he returns to Cuba with
his brothers, and until we stop this injustice. SGT R explains that he has no right
to talk of injustice.
0445: Detainee engages in conversation with SGT A over the evidence. Detainee states
that the (U.S.) shouldn’t glue the hijackers to him. SGT A states that the evidence
0450: Detainee wants to know if SGT A wants interrogation questions answered. SGT
A states she doesn’t need an answer. The detainee seems disheartened by her
0450: SGT A is fusing the Level of Guilt Theme with the Evidence. The Detainee is not
speaking, but appears to be listening carefully. SGT A is pointing out the little
mistakes the detainee made that lead to the evidence that “glue the detainee to
hijackers”. The detainee becomes unresponsive.
0457: SGT R advises detainee not to sleep.
0509: SGT R advises detainee not to sleep.
0520: SGT R makes the detainee stand up and sit down 3 times. SGT R explains
sleeping and not paying attention will not be tolerated. SGT A explains that his
continued silence, while evidence builds against him hurts no one but him.
0545: Detainee continues to be unresponsive. SGT A continues to point out the
mistakes that stopped him from entering Orlando, and the connections the
detainee has with the hijackers.
0550: SGT R makes the detainee stand up 3 times and tells him to pay attention.
0602: SGT A is telling a story about an owl (Rapport Story). The detainee interrupts
and states he wants to pray. SGT R advises detainee that SGT A decides when he
prays. SGT R also explains that interrupting is rude.
0605: Detainee again asks to pray. SGT R says no.
0620: Detainee states he wants to pray. SGT R explains that he must respectfully ask
SGT A for prayer time, the detainee does so and SGT A allows prayer.
0635: SGT A begins “ Muslims in America Theme”. Detainee is unresponsive
0702: SGT A briefly covers the Manchester Document, saying that his actions and
answers during interrogations follow the resistance techniques in the document
“It’s just another piece of evidence.”
0705: SGT R makes detainee stand up 3 times, and tells the detainee to pay attention.
SGT R gives 5 minutes of instruction on the proper way to show respect to SGT
0708: SGT A talks about “Brothers in Cuba”. Detainee remains unresponsive.
0800: SGT A offers meal to detainee. The detainee refuses. SGT R explains that
refusal to eat is unproductive. SGT A offers 30 minutes rest. The detainee
refuses. Interrogators had Corpsman check the detainee’s vital signs. The
detainee has not taken fluids for over 24 hours. Corpsman states vital signs are
good. The detainee still refuses to speak a word.
0820: SGT R removes food from table and tells the detainee he missed his chance. SGT
R explains that the detainee’s refusal to eat hurts only him. SGT R will not loose
any sleep over it.
0830: SGT A uses “Level of Guilt” approach.
0840: SGT R has the detainee stand for 10 minutes to stretch and avoid sleeping.
0900. SGT A asks the detainee if he wants to pray and sleep. The detainee says yes.
SGT A says you have to drink water. The detainee says no. SGT R gives
detainee 1 more chance. The detainee says no. SGT R empties water on floor
and tells the detainee “you had your chance”. The Corpsman then checks the
detainee’s vital signs, they are OK.
0925: SGT A discusses levels of guilt and sin.
0930: SGT A talks about the embarrassment of using a weak cover story and mixes in
the “You can make this stop” approach. The detainee remains unresponsive.
0930: CAPT W advises SGT R that the Corpsman can administer IV fluids once Capt
W and the Doctor on duty are notified and agree to it.
0940: SGT A begins September 11 approach.
0945: Detainee showed visible signs of interest when SGT A states “all will be revealed
on judgment day”.
0955: The detainee demands to go to the bathroom. SGT R states he will not go until he
asks properly. The detainee says “please may I go to the bathroom?. SGT A
1000: SGT R asks how the detainee will act on judgment day. Will he be proud, will he
beg forgiveness or will he remain silent like a coward, just as he’s doing now.
The detainee appeared to be thinking about what SGT R said.
1023: SGT A begins “Good Muslim” approach.
1215: ENS C and IS1 E entered booth. Detainee was not very responsive.
1230: Detainee is offered a fish sandwich, French fries, coke and a yogurt parfait.
Request was made to unhand cuff detainee, but there was no key. Detainee did
1240: Detainee was unhand cuffed and interrogation team ate in front of him.
Detainee’s nose turned red when his judgment was questioned. In the past, this
has indicated that he was getting upset.
1320: Strap was hung from ceiling in anticipation of the doctor’s arrival.
1330: Detainee was asked if he wanted water. Detainee understands that in order to
pray, he must drink water.
1340: Vitals were checked
1345: Detainee was searched
1355: Detainee stated, “I think now we are in Ramadan.”
1405: Detainee agreed to drink water in return for being allowed to pray.
1440: Interrogators reentered room and discussion ensues about returning to his brothers
in Cuba. Detainee became somewhat upset and claimed that the treatment he was
receiving was illegal. “Evidence of guilt” was reinforced and detainee was
introduced to the implications of conspiracy to commit crimes. Detainee was
questioned about a statement he made the previous day, “I was only doing what
God wanted me to do.” Detainee asked several times if he really said that. When
pressed on the issue, detainee stated that he wanted a normal life that what
happened was between him and God. Lead interrogator pointed out to detainee
that he could be a messenger for God and his cause. Detainee became visibly
1545: Detainee was silent and unresponsive. He averted his eyes when the 9/11 video
was playing. Control interrogation initiated a “judgment day approach.”
Detainee’s facial expressions indicated some responsiveness to the approach.
1630: Detainee was allowed to sleep. Detainee was told that he would be awoken and
could pray if he drank water.
1745: Detainee awoken and given opportunity to pray and use the restroom. Detainee
refused to drink water and consequently was not allowed to pray.
1800: Medical personnel checked vital signs and determined that detainee needed to be
1810: Detainee was given two bags of fluids. Detainee stated that he did not want an IV
and that he was in control of his body. SGT M asserted that he was in control and
that detainee has no choice but to cooperate.
1845: Medical doctor arrives to evaluate detainee to ensure he is physically able to
continue. Detainee stated that he wanted to sign a form or a release stating that he
did not want any medications. The doctor explained that no such form exists.
Detainee was informed that we would not let him die.
1900: Detainee was told that he had been abandoned by Al-Qaida and that he should
stop trying to protect them.
1915: Detainee used restroom and prayed.
1930: Detainee seemed disturbed that everybody was talking and that he was left here
2000: Detainee was offered food and told that he has already missed five meals.
2020: Detainee’s vital signs were checked and it was determined that he was in good
2030: Detainee was offered anonymity in exchange for his cooperation. SGT M
reminded detainee about false statements that he made in the past.
2045: Detainee was asked if his allegiance to Al-Qaida was greater than his allegiance
to God. SGT M emphasized that detainee has choices and that detainee was
responsible for his current condition.
2100: Discussion turned to the Koran. SGT M asked detainee to show him in the
Koran where it authorizes the use of terrorism.
2115: Detainee said he was cold and the AC was turned off.
2205: Detainee used restroom and asked if he wanted food or water.
2315: Medical personnel checked vitals signs. All vital signs were normal.
2330: Detainee began to cry.
2400: Pressure wrap was put on detainee’s feet to combat the swelling. Detainee was
put to bed.
25 November 2002
0400: Woke detainee and corpsman took vitals. Corpsman advised SGT R that detainee
must take oral liquids within one hour or detainee will be given IV solution. SGT
R provided SGT A with a bottle of powdered Tang mixed with water in order to
provide electrolytes. SGT A advised detainee that he must drink bottle or he’ll
get another IV. She offered the incentive of morning prayer if he drank. Detainee
refused. SGT A began with a “your mission” approach. SGT A asks detainee
“what do you think is God’s mission for you”, “you have a mission to share God’s
message.” Detainee was unresponsive.
0440: SGT A again advised detainee that he must drink or get an IV.
0445: Corpsman tried several times to get IV into the detainee without success. The
corpsman stated that the detainee’s dehydration was causing his veins to roll in
his arm. The corpsman succeeded in getting a IV in the top of the hand but the IV
stopped flowing. The corpsman retried the IV in the hand but was unsuccessful.
The doctor was called to make a trip to perform an assessment.
0600: To follow up on “Gods message”, SGT R showed 9-11 DVD. SGT R stood
behind detainee and whispered in his ear , “What is God telling you right now?
Your 19 friends died in a fireball and you weren’t with them. Was that God’s
choice? Is it God’s will that you stay alive to tell us about his message?” At that
point, detainee threw his head back and butted SGT R in the eye. The 2 MPs in
the room wrestled detainee to the ground to regain control. SGT R crouched over
detainee and the detainee attempted to spit on him. SGT R stated “Go ahead and
spit on me. It won’t change anything. You’re still here. I’m still talking to you,
and you won’t leave until you’ve given Gods message.” Detainee is put in chair.
0630: SGT A showed circumstantial evidence and told detainee repeatedly that she
won’t go away and neither will the evidence.
0645: Doctor attempted to put in IV and was unsuccessful. The doctor left to get more
0700: SGT A continued circumstantial evidence theme.
0705: Assessment – His reaction to SGT R was a combination of his guilt (possibly at
not participating in the attack), his continuous interrogation, and his obvious
hatred of SGT R. He was told after the episode that it proves he’s not as weak
and mentally ill as he wants us to believe.
0730: Doctor arrived and ran an IV by putting in a temporary shunt to allow continuous
0745: SGT A ran the “already captured and talking” approach. When SGT R entered
the booth the detainee reached for the IV. The guard stopped him and he reached
again. The guards stopped him and cuffed his hands to the chair so he couldn’t
reach the IV. The detainee bent over and bit the IV tube completely in two. The
guards strapped him to a stretcher and the corpsman attached a new IV. The
detainee struggled through the entire process, but could no longer reach the IV.
0900: SGT A resumed the previous approach.
0915: Detainee requested to go to the bathroom but was given an opportunity to use a
bottle instead. He was told he will not be unstrapped.
0940: Detainee was given three and one-half bags of IV. He started moaning and told
the MPs he’s willing to talk so he can urinate. SGT A entered the booth and
asked the following questions: Who do you work for? (Detainee answered: Al
Qaida), Who was your leader? (Detainee answered: Usama bin Laden), Why did
you go to Orlando? (Detainee answered: I wasn’t told the mission), Who was
meeting you? (Detainee answered: I don’t know), Who was with you on the
plane? (Detainee answered: I was by myself). SGT R told detainee he was
wasting SGT R’s time. Detainee told SGT A he was willing to drink.
1000: Detainee again said he has to go to bathroom. SGT R said he can go in the bottle.
Detainee said he wanted to go to the bathroom because it’s more comfortable.
SGT R said “You’ve ruined all trust, you can either go in the bottle or in your
pants.” Detainee goes in his pants. SGT A continued approach.
1030: Assessment – Detainee has a greater deal of animosity toward SGT R. He is
beginning to understand the futility of his situation. He has to understand that his
antics will not stop the interrogation at all. We feel he is slowly realizing that he
will not outlast the battle of wills. He is much closer to compliance and
cooperation now than at the beginning of the operation.
1110: Interrogation team entered the booth; ENS C (Lead), IS1 E (Control), and a
female DOD linguist. Lead attempted to engage detainee in conversation but
detainee was unresponsive.
1115: Detainee requested to use the restroom. When offered a bottle he said that he
wanted to go outside. Control told him he could not, he would have to use the
bottle. Detainee agreed. As preparations were being made control was talking
about his behavior and how to get off the gurney, detainee urinated in his pants.
1130: Lead began talking with detainee. Detainee began moaning and turning his head
from right to left.
1140: Detainee in clear voice said that he needed to use the restroom. He engaged in
clear and articulate conversation about getting off the gurney.
1200: Detainee said that he would eat.
1210: Detainee released from gurney and sat in chair. He ate two bites of meal and said
it was enough. Control said he promised to eat the whole meal. Detainee ate the
1235: Detainee taken to restroom. He was told to empty himself completely. Detainee
then washed and changed clothing.
1250: Detainee was given an opportunity to pray.
1320: Interrogation team entered room and detainee engaged in conversation regarding
his statement about being Al Qaida. He said that he was mad at the guards and
under much pressure.
1335: Detainee requested a second MRE as he was still hungry. He said he would end
the hunger strike to stop the IVs. Lead kept small talk going.
1340: Detainee began crying hard spontaneously.
1350: Detainee said that when he came to Orlando he was turned away due to a visa
problem. He said that he was coming on his own and was not Al Qaida. He said
he did not know Usama bin Laden. He said “I don’t know what God wants.”
Lead talked about the oath to Usama bin Laden and the detainee sat in silence
listening intently. He said he knows nothing about Usama bin Laden.
1420: Detainee requested a third MRE. He was given an MRE and drank half a bottle
of water. Detainee slowly engaged less and less while he ate. Detainee became
evasive on most simple of requests.
1445: Detainee said “After I ate I feel better and will not talk.”
1500: Detainee stated “You are working with the devil. You can take me back to my
brothers. I will not eat anymore. I will not drink anymore and I am not going to
1505: Detainee began crying and praying.
1520: Detainee began talking about his situation. He continued to engage but much
1605: Resumed with detainee engaging very little.
1715: Team exited for a break. Control returned and began 9-11 theme.
1735: Detainee given opportunity to pray. He wanted to check if the sun was down
himself but was refused.
1745: Control re-entered and continued 9-11 theme until relieved. Detainee did not
speak but was actively listening and viewed all photos.
1800: Third shift commenced interrogating detainee.
1805: Detainee claimed he was innocent and that everything was just a coincidence.
1807: Detainee claimed that he admitted to be Al-Qaida because of the intense
1815: Detainee asserted his innocence and expressed remorse over the terrorist attacks
1820: Circumstantial evidence theme
1840: 9/11 video
1850: SGT B takes over interrogation and goes over the Manchester Document
1900: GWOT theme
1915: Detainee asked about Ramadan
1935: SGT M continues GWOT theme
1945: Break. Detainee refused both food and water.
2000: Detainee began to cry while watching 9/11 video
2100: Detainee claimed to have been pressured into making a confession
2130: Detainee requested to go back to Cuba
2135: Detainee refused to talk about his mission, the one that was between him and God.
2150: Detainee went to the restroom
2205: Manchester Document – security plans
2230: Futility and self-inflicted suffering
2320: Detainee refused food and water
2400: Detainee was checked by medical personnel and was allowed to rest
26 November 2002
0400: SGT R wakes detainee- MPs take detainee to bathroom- he is searched and cuffed
to chair. Detainee takes a couple sips of water. SGT A advises detainee that a
bottle of water is much easier than a bag.
0405: SGT A begins by quoting a verse from Qoran. Detainee is awake, but completely
0425: SGT A uses “ Manchester Document” theme, explains to detainee how he uses
interrogation resistance techniques. Detainee is unresponsive; he has yet to speak
a word. SGT R makes detainee stand up to avoid sleeping.
0430: SGT R states that because he (SGT R) is such a kind-hearted guy, he’ll let
detainee sit down, but detainee will stand again if he falls asleep.
0440: SGT R makes detainee stand again to avoid sleep.
0445: SGT A explains how detainee is not mentally sick, he simply feels guilty.
0457: SGT R allows detainee to sit down.
0505: SGT A tells detainee that no one feels sorry for him; he has brought this on
himself. Detainee takes two sips of water. Corpsman checks vitals. Guards take
detainee on walk to wake him up. Detainee has not spoken a word.
0515: Detainee is returned to chair. SGT A gives Arabic greeting detainee returns it.
Detainee says he’s mentally sick. SGT A explains to everyone in room how
detainee is using Al-Qaida handbook. Corpsman rechecks vitals.
0545: Detainee is stood up for 2 minutes to avoid sleep.
0550: SGT R makes detainee stand up to avoid sleep for two minutes.
0555: SGT R makes detainee stand up to avoid sleep.
0620: SGT A allows detainee to sit down. SGT R explains the difference between his
will and God’s will. Detainee asks to pray. SGT A says, “You can pray after you
drink water” Detainee says he is fasting. SGT A doesn’t allow prayer.
0630: Detainee begins to chant. SGT R says, “If you continue to chant, I’ll turn on the
music” Detainee stops chanting.
0645: interrogators take a break. Corpsman states we need to elevate left hand to
alleviate swelling. Hand is cuffed above hand with a soft strap. No tension is on
the arm. Detainee states he doesn’t want his hand tied up. “I will take
responsibility for my hand” SGT A states “I’m glad you are taking responsibility
for your hand. Not drinking caused the swelling.”
0700: SGT A covers circumstantial evidence theme.
0730: SGT R covers detainee’s personal failures.
0745: Doctor gives detainee checkup – vitals are good – shunt is cleaned – swelling in
hand has gone down.
0800: SGT A covers “What we know” theme.
0820: SGT R covers “Failures” with more emphasis.
0850: SGT A allows detainee to sleep for 30 minutes. Detainee has spoken very little
through the session and keeps falling asleep. The 30 minutes may help him
engage a little more. After a brief discussion, interrogators decided to let detainee
sleep until 1000 hoping to improve participation.
1005: SGT R wakes up detainee. Detainee goes to bathroom and is searched.
1010: SGT A gives “Futility” approach.
1045: SGT R runs a harsh pride & ego down approach. ENS C (as rehearsed earlier)
comes in and asks SGT R what he is doing. ENS C says “Don’t talk to him like
that, he’s a human being.” SGT R says “Human beings don’t kill 3000 people”
and storms out.
1100: Second shift interrogation team enters booth – ENS C (lead) and IS1 E (control).
Lead begins speaking to detainee but the detainee looks down and away.
1130: Detainee continues the silent conduct. Lead leaves and control instructs detainee
to stand for ten minutes to stretch and wake up.
1150: Lead re-enters but subject continues not to engage in conversation. Lead runs
“Circumstantial Evidence” theme. Medical checks detainee’s circulation.
1245: Detainee offered food and water. Detainee refuses. Team ate outside of
1330: Control enters and offers water. Detainee says he is fasting due to Ramadan.
Detainee requested to pray and was told he could only pray if he drinks water.
Detainee continues to refuse water but exchanges in dialogue with control.
Detainee was allowed 10 minutes to pray. Medical removes shunt from arm.
1400: Lead continues to try to engage detainee in conversation. Detainee unresponsive.
1600: Detainee laid down with feet elevated due to swelling of feet. Detainee slept for
1720: Detainee told it is time for prayer but he must drink water first. Detainee took one
sip but was told he must drink it all. Detainee refused to drink water.
1800: SGT B began interrogation. Detainee refused to speak. Muslims in America
theme was introduced.
1805: Levels of guilt was introduced.
1810: Detainee refused food and water
1835: SGT M takes over the interrogation. P&E down was employed (ie You look like
hell. Do you want to see me everyday and pray on the floor where you urinated?)
1845: Manchester Document/Futility- The Al-Qaida training manual was written by
somebody who never went through an interrogation.
1850: Why doesn’t Usama bin Laden use his children, or why does he not participate in
suicide missions? Al-Qaida is falling apart theme/futility. SGT M reviewed with
detainee the slips that he made.
1905: Manchester Document theme/futility
1930: P&E down
1940: SGT B takes over interrogation
2010: Detainee drinks a bottle of water and is allowed to pray. Comparison is made
between idol worship and swearing Bay’a to Usama bin Laden.
2100: Detainee uses the latrine, walks around outside, and does knee bends to get the
blood circulating. Medical check. Detainee checked out medically
2110: Muslims in America theme
2200: SGT M takes over interrogation
2230: Manchester Document theme/futility – Did you see how quickly the United States
took over Afghanistan and how quickly the Jihadist fled the country or
2235: Detainee became very uncomfortable with SGT M’s hand on his shoulder
and tried to move it. Detainee seemed very disgusted at SGT M
2300: Detainee proclaims his innocence and requested that SGT M stop talking about
Islam. (ie Usama bin Laden raped Islam. UBL hijacked Islam) Detainee stated,
“If you interrogate me in the right way and the right position… you might find
2308: Detainee claimed that the interrogations are based on malice, hate, and jealousy.
He said, “The treatment is wild and animalistic. Everybody has limits. Once
those limits are crossed, what is somebody suppose to do?”
2310: Detainee said, “If I told the truth, everybody would get mad. If you interrogated
me correctly… maybe if you rested and I rested… One interrogator after
another… God and his angels see what is happening.”
2315: Detainee was on the verge of breaking
2339: Detainee shut down and medical personnel check detainee. Detainee used the
2400: Interrogation ended. Medical check. Detainee was walked around the room for
five minutes before going to bed to get his blood circulating. Detainee’s feet were
elevated to reduce swelling in his feet.
27 November 2002
0400: SGT R (control) wakes detainee. Detainee goes to bathroom. MPs walk detainee
around to wake him up and get fluids from IV to move. His feet have swollen due
to excess fluid. SGT A (lead) begins Manchester Document.
0415: Detainee asked to pray at sunrise. Lead told him that he must drink _ bottle of
water. Detainee held his hands up and readily accepted the water.
0510: Lead started playing 9-11 video. Detainee asked to go to bathroom half way
through the video. Lead told him he would have to wait because she thinks he
just asks for bathroom breaks just to get a mental break. Detainee did not ask to
go to bathroom again.
0610: Video over. Detainee prayed and taken to bathroom. Detainee stated he was
constipated. Corpsman states detainee is impacted and needs to drink three
bottles of water or the detainee will be given an enima.
0640: Control explains the enima procedure. Control begins circumstantial evidence
theme with “you’re a failure approach”. Detainee’s body language indicated he
was becoming angry. Control nicknames detainee “Mo”.
0800: Doctor checks vitals – O.K. Lead starts Saudi Government theme and Al Qaida
falling apart and talking theme. Lead covers circumstantial evidence theme in
soft but stern voice. Detainee appears to be listening to lead.
0905: Detainee goes to bathroom and is walked around to stay awake.
0925: Lead starts “failure” approach with Al Qaida falling apart theme.
1000: Control puts detainee in swivel chair at MAJ L’ssuggestion to keep him awake
and stop him from fixing his eyes on one spot in booth. Detainee struggled with
MP when MP moved chair. Control used “onion” analogy to explain how
detainee’s control over his life is being stripped away. Control gives detainee
three facts: we are hunting down Al Qaida every day, we will not stop until they
are captured or killed, we control every aspect of your life. Detainee did not
speak but became very angry with control.
1100: Detainee awakened and taken to the restroom.
1200: Interrogation team entered booth. ENS C (lead), IS1 E (control) and a female
DOD linguist. Lead made polite conversation but detainee did not engage.
Detainee asked for prayer. Was told it was not time yet. Detainee was offered
water but refused. Detainee said he was fasting.
1225: Team brought in a home cooked Arab meal and offered to detainee. Detainee
declined to eat and team ate in front of him.
1245: Detainee asked for prayer. He was told he would have to drink water. Detainee
took a small drink and was told he would have to take the whole bottle. He
finished the bottle and was allowed to pray.
1315: Detainee taken to bathroom. He stated that he made a small bowel movement.
1340: Detainee asked to eat and was offered the homemade meal. Control entered room
and displayed agitation that detainee was now eating (a rehearsed event).
1400: Lead and detainee engaged in small talk about prayer.
1415: Medical visited detainee regarding constipation. Detainee was offered a
suppository rub but he refused, saying he wanted an oral stool softener.
1440: Detainee asked to use the bathroom and was taken.
1500: Lead began speaking with detainee about prayer and Islam.
1600: Detainee complained of pain in head, and was offered a nap.
1715: Detainee was taken to bathroom.
1725: Interrogators offered to let detainee pray.
1800: SGT B began interrogation by talking about the numerous slip-ups that detainee
has made since returning to Camp X-Ray.
1845: Detainee requested water and drank _ bottle
1900: Detainee used latrine and exercised.
1915: Interrogation team discussed the irony of Usama bin Laden choosing the name Al-
Qaida (The Base) for his organization. Interrogation team took the position that
God and the Koran should be the base and the foundation in everybody’s life.
2000: SGT M took over interrogation. Detainee became very agitated and yelled at
SGT M for about five minutes. Detainee was restrained. SGT M continually
stated that UBL’s mission was unrighteous and misguided and continually asked
detainee who he worked for in Al-Qaida.
2030: Detainee drank water and went to the latrine.
2110: 9/11 Video was played for detainee. He became very agitated and violent. He
tried to kick the DVD player and assault SGT M. MP had to restrain detainee.
SGT M agitated detainee by grasping his shoulder and asking him the following
Who did you work for in Al-Qaida?
What was Al-Qaida doing in America?
2130: Detainee was sent to the restroom, but tried to resist.
2140: Detainee refused stool softener medication.
2145: SGT M initiated the Al-Qaida Falling Apart theme.
2200: SGT B continued with Al-Qaida Falling Apart theme and introduced detainee to
the victims of 9/11. At this point, SGT B was very firm with detainee and took
the moral high ground. SGT B expressed his disgust for detainee and accused
detainee of being “unclean” because of his malicious intentions and desires to kill
innocent men, women, and children. Detainee took great offense to being
accused of being unclean and accused SGT B of not knowing what a harsh word
2245: Detainee went to the latrine and exercised
2300: Detainee took the stool softener medication
2315: SGT M took over the interrogation.
2320: Detainee requested that SGT M stop saying that the Al-Qaida raped the Koran.
He also said, “God is not Al-Qaida and the Koran cannot be raped.”
2325: SGT M read several passages out of the Koran that condemned Al-Qaida.
2342: Detainee spit on SGT M after SGT M said, “This was the reason (referring to the
attacks of September 11) of your miserable existence; to go to the United States
and kill innocent people.” Detainee also accused SGT M of working with the
2350: Detainee proclaimed his innocence
2400: Medical personnel check detainee’s vital signs. Detainee went to sleep.
28 November 2002
0400: SGT R (control) woke detainee up. Detainee drank _ bottle of water, goes to
bathroom and walks. Corpsman checks vitals. Detainee’s feet appear more
swollen than yesterday. Detainee refused aspirin (offered to help reduce
swelling). SGT A (lead) asks detainee about the kicking and spitting incident the
night before. Lead explains how detainee has no control.
0415: Lead begins Al Qaida falling apart theme, goes into pride and ego down.
Detainee was repeatedly shown picture of Bin Al Shibh and asked why Bin Al
Shibh’s life was viewed as being more valuable than his. Detainee told that Bin
Al Shibh was viewed as a future leader. Lead wondered out loud why Bin Al
Shibh is better than detainee, if Saudis are supposed to be better than Yemenis.
Detainee was told he should show Bin Al Shibh respect because he is better than
0530: Lead began asking about detainee’s family and asking what happened in his
household that produced a terrorist. Lead also talked about pictures of 9-11
victims on the wall, focusing on children. Detainee still won’t look at lead.
Detainee was told that if God keeps track of your sins, he would have millions so
he should not be concerned about something as small as looking at a woman.
0615: Detainee told that he would be going to the bathroom. He said he didn’t have to
go, but was told that he would go because we wanted him to.
0630: When control entered booth, detainee stated in English “Excuse me sergeant, I
want to pray.” Control said “Have you earned prayer? I know you have a lot to
ask forgiveness for, but I already told you that you have to earn it.” Detainee says
“Please, I want to pray here” (pointing to floor next to his chair). Control
0635: Detainee placed in swivel chair. As control talked about victims’ pictures on
wall, MPs rolled detainee to each picture. Particular attention was paid to the
children. Control asked “Are these the faces of evil?” Detainee struggled with
MPs during his stay in swivel chair. Detainee gets explanation of use of enima –
0700: Control gives Arabic lesson to detainee. Control writes the Arabic words for
“liar” ,”coward”, and “failure” on the wall. Control asks detainee “are you a liar?
Are you a failure? Are you a coward? Yes you are.” Detainee seemed surprised
at control’s knowledge of Arabic. Control did this in response to detainee’s
earlier use of english. Detainee said nothing during this session but showed
apparent signs of anger toward the theme.
0740: Control takes break. Medical shows up and checks vitals. Detainee takes walk.
Control asks in Arabic “how are you Mohammed?” Detainee responds in arabic
0800: Lead begins session, returning to Al Qaida falling apart. Asks detainee why Bin
Al Shibh is better than him.
1041: After revisiting words written on the wall by control, detainee said (paraphrased)
“You are using those words against me and they are hurting me. There’s no need
to say those things to me. No man would accept those words.”
1125: Detainee awakened.
1150: Interrogation team entered the booth. ENS C (lead), IS1 E (control), and a female
DOD linguist. Lead made small talk about family. Detainee non-responsive.
1205: Took pictures of 9-11 victims down.
1220: Offered water for prayer. At first detainee rejected but then accepted.
1240: Bathroom break.
1300: Subject was given cheeseburger and MRE. He had some worry if the burger was
O.K. for him to eat, he finally decided it was.
1330: Detainee spoke with lead for a period of time but then began whining so lead left.
1400: Taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes.
1430: Control entered room and started 9-11 theme. Detainee professed his innocence.
Theme was switched to circumstantial evidence.
1500: Detainee asked for bathroom break and was refused as he was using it as a ploy to
1515: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes.
1540: Control re-entered, continued circumstantial evidence, then switched to 9-11.
1645: Detainee requested prayer. He was told it was not time.
1700: Detainee was told it was time for prayer and was offered water. Detainee refused
the water. Detainee was then taken to the bathroom and walked 10 minutes. He
then said he wanted prayer and would drink. He was told that he could have the
water, however the time for prayer had passed.
1750: Detainee exercised and refused food and water. SGT B began interrogation
1840: Detainee refused food and water
1900: Detainee went to the latrine
1945: SGT M took over interrogation
2000: Detainee went to the latrine and drank two bottles of water to avoid get an enema
2020: Detainee exercised by doing knee bends. SGT M implemented SPC P’s
“Mohammad the Slave” theme. Detainee stated that he is God’s slave.
Circumstantial evidence theme.
2100: Detainee exercised and used the latrine
2115: Interrogation team left detainee to watch 9/11 video
2200: SGT M taped pictures of the 9/11 victims on detainee’s body
2305: Detainee proclaimed his innocence and said he would pass a polygraph test.
2230: Detainee went to the latrine
2340: Detainee exercised
2350: Medical check
2400: Detainee drank one bottle of water, used the latrine, and went to bed.
29 November 2002
0400: New linguist assigned to team. SGT R (control) wakes detainee. Corpsman
advises detainee he need to drink three bottles of water of get an enema. After
some resistance, detainee drinks one and a half bottles of water. Detainee walks
for 15 minutes. SGT A (lead) begins approach.
0415: Run Manchester document theme and muslims in America.
0600: Detainee does not ask for anything, but waits for control to enter room and asks to
pray. Drinks one half bottle of water.
0610: Detainee taken to bathroom and exercised.
0645: Control begins Arabic lesson. Explains detainee is a student and control is
teacher. Detainee drinks one bottle of water.
0730: Doctor checks detainee. Tells detainee that if detainee doesn’t have a bowel
movement, detainee will get an enema. Doctor says detainee’s feet look better.
0745: Control continues student/teacher approach.
0800: Control asks detainee, “are you a liar?” Detainee replies no. Control, “Then why
did you tell me you’ve never been to the U.S.? Here’s the proof.” Controls
shows circumstantial evidence of visit. Control tells detainee that he will show
detainee how to embrace the truth. Detainee did not say anything else but paid
close attention to control. Control gave commands at random times to stand and
sit. Detainee complied.
0915: Detainee taken to bathroom. Lead begins pride and ego down approach.
1000: Detainee taken to bathroom. Base communication workers arrive to install
command post phone lines, so detainee could not be walked.
1010: Lead resumes approach. Detainee began to fall asleep and was told to stand.
When guard tried to teach detainee where to stand, detainee pushed guard. Other
guards entered room and regained control. Detainee tried to complain, but lead
told detainee that he might as well be speaking an alien language because no one
wants to hear what he says.
1040: Lead laughed at detainee and this seemed to infuriate the detainee. Detainee told
he must realize he has no control.
1100: Detainee used the latrine
1125: 2nd Shift entered the booth. Detainee would not engage in conversation but would
make eye contact.
1200: Detainee prayed, walked, and used latrine
1220: Detainee refused lunch and stated that he was on a food and water strike
1320: Detainee used latrine and checked by medical
1440: Detainee exercised and used latrine. Detainee asked for a nap and was refused.
1500: Interrogators entered the room
1550: Detainee was given the chance to use latrine
1648: Detainee was offered prayer time if he would drink water. Detainee refused water
1650: Detainee used latrine and exercised
1700: Detainee returned to booth
1725: Detainee refused MRE.
1755: Interrogation session ended
1800: Shift 3 began interrogation
1920: Detainee refused food
1935: Detainee used latrine
1940: Detainee exercised
2100: Detainee used latrine
2105: Detainee refused food and water
2145: Detainee exercised
2400: Detainee refused water and was checked by medical personnel. Medical personnel
indicated that detainee is getting very close to being dehydrated. Detainee
complained of being dizzy and having a headache. Detainee went to bed.
30 November 2002
0402: First shift begins. Detainee awakened and sent to bathroom. Corpsman checked
detainees vitals and determined that if the detainee didn’t drink any water he
would need an IV.
0415: Detainee refused water.
0420: Interrogation began with lead running pride and ego down. Enforced control of
0530: Detainee refuses water, IV is started. Detainee offers no resistance.
0540: Detainee taken to bathroom. While in bathroom, “My shame causes me to look at
the floor” was written on the floor in the interrogation booth.
0600: Detainee given another IV bag. Lead suggested the detainee elected this
procedure because he wants people to feel sorry for him. Detainee stated that he
didn’t choose IV. Lead stated that he did because he wasn’t drinking water.
0715: Detainee taken to bathroom.
0740: Interrogator began showing pictures of places in Saudi Arabia informing the
detainee that he will never see these places again. Detainee gave indications he
was near tears, then composed himself.
0830: Interrogator began 9-11 theme. Talked about innocent children victims. Detainee
stated that he didn’t believe the person who wrote the information about the
victims. Detainee made to wear sign that stated “I am going to hell because I am
full of hate”
0915: Detainee taken to bathroom. Detainee received another IV bag. Shown 9-11
video. Detainee protested about the music on the video.
1000: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked. Detainee given another IV bag.
1030: Interrogator continued 9-11 theme with volume turned up high.
1105: First shift ended.
1115: Second shift began.
1140: Detainee taken to bathroom and exercised, allowed to wash hands and pray.
1220: Detainee offered food and water. Detainee rejected the MRE and waited until the
lead had started eating to say that he was now ready to eat. The lead did not give
the detainee the MRE because he had rejected the food when it was offered and
would not allow the detainee to manipulate the situation. Detainee then told lead
not to bring food anymore.
1330: Detainee given 1-1/2 hour nap
1500: Detainee woken and taken to bathroom. Detainee was shown video of UBL
laughing about the hijackers not knowing their mission. Detainee recounted cover
story about buying used cars in the U.S. again.
1635: Break. Detainee continued cover story about buying used cars in the U.S. but was
caught denying information he had just spoken about knowing A. T.
1750: Detainee taken to bathroom and exercised.
1925: Detainee used the latrine. Third shift started by asserting control over the
detainee by making him exercise.
2020: Detainee refused food and water
2035: Detainee refused water
2040: Medical evaluation determined an enema was necessary.
2045: Detainee received an enema and had his first bowel movement in many days
2100: Detainee exercised.
2200: Detainee ate one complete MRE and drank 1/3 bottle of water
2300: Detainee used latrine
2345: 3rd Shift ended
01 December 2002
0400: Detainee awakened and sent to bathroom. Corpsman checked detainee’s feet for
swelling and wraps feet to avoid irritation from cuffs. Detainee exercised for 10
0420: Detainee eats MRE and drinks water.
0445: Interrogator begins circumstantial evidence theme. Detainee made consistent eye
contact, but did not speak.
0600: Detainee taken to bathroom and exercised. Detainee asked guards to pray when
control left the room. Control told detainee that he could not ask anyone other
than the interrogator for anything.
0630: Interrogator continues circumstantial evidence theme.
0745: Detainee stated that he is on strike from food and water again. Corpsman
administers IV. Detainee’s head is restrained by MP to prevent detainee from
biting the IV.
0900: Detainee asked to have IV removed – denied. Detainee given one hour nap.
1000: Detainee taken to bathroom.
1101: Second shift began. Detainee taken to bathroom and exercised.
1115: Interrogation began. Detainee mostly unresponsive during discussion of 9-11
victims. Detainee asked for prayer and was denied since it wasn’t time.
1200: Detainee taken to bathroom and exercised. Offered water and prayer time.
Detainee drank one full bottle and prayed.
1240: Detainee ate one MRE and drank one half bottle of water.
1300: Detainee taken to bathroom and exercised. Doctor checked vitals – O.K.
1400: Detainee taken to bathroom and exercised.
1450: Detainee taken to bathroom and exercised.
1615: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked for 10 minutes.
1715: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked for 10 minutes. Detainee drank one
bottle of water and prayed.
1800: Interrogation began. Detainee offered food and water, detainee refused. Detainee
stated that his treatment was making him forget things. Detainee was questioned
about his cover story and continued to deny knowing A. T.
1930: Detainee taken to latrine and exercised. Control started circumstantial evidence
theme centering on the 9-11 hijackers. Detainee stated that if he had been with
that group on that day, he would have been the pilot.
2115: Detainee taken to latrine and exercised. Control started talking about the Koran
and the detainee became angry saying that the interrogator didn’t know anything
about the Koran.
2230: Detainee taken to latrine and exercised. Control compared the Manchester
document to the teachings of the Koran. Detainee remained quiet.
2400: Third shift ended.
02 December 2002
0400: First shift begins. Detainee taken to bathroom and exercised.
0425: Lead began session. Detainee complained that guards were not nice.
0530: Detainee offered water – refused. Lead continued with circumstantial evidence
0630: Detainee taken to bathroom and exercised. Control started session with Arabic
lesson and explained how Saudis go to Bahrain for alcohol and prostitutes.
Continues we are in control approach.
0800: Detainee taken to bathroom and offered water.
0900: Detainee woken up and offered MRE – refused.
0910: Lead cleaned detainee’s face and combed hair and beard. Showed 9-11 video.
1000: Lead and control explained that detainee has no control.
1030: Control began “birthday party” and placed party hat on detainee. Detainee
offered birthday cake - refused. Interrogators and guards sing “God bless
America”. Detainee became very angry.
1100: Second shift began. Detainee taken to bathroom and exercised for ten minutes.
1115: Control began talking to detainee to calm him.
1145: Lead enter booth and began talking to detainee. Detainee unresponsive.
1215: Detainee offered water and prayer. Detainee refused. Detainee taken to bathroom
and exercised for ten minutes.
1230: Detainee offered food and declined, then reconsidered and asked to eat. Detainee
ate one MRE after the interrogators decided to allow him to eat if he asked nicely.
1330: Detainee taken to bathroom and exercised ten minutes. Detainee unresponsive.
1500: Detainee taken to bathroom and exercised ten minutes. Lead runs approach about
holes in cover story.
1600: Detainee taken to bathroom and exercised ten minutes. Lead continues approach
and detainee tries to negotiate by saying that he will talk if he is returned to his
brothers in Cuba.
1715: Detainee drank one bottle of water and prayed.
1730: Detainee taken to bathroom and exercised.
1800: Third Shift began interrogation with Al-Qaida Falling Apart theme. Detainee ate
one Hostess Cupcake with interrogation team.
1845: SGT M began took over interrogation
1850: Detainee exercised
1940: Detainee ate one full MRE and drank _ bottle of water
1950: SGT B employed Circumstantial Evidence theme.
2010: Detainee exercised
2015: SGT M took over interrogation
2035: Interrogation team took a break
2100: Detainee exercised
2115: Detainee finished exercising
2120: SGT B employed Manchester Document, focusing on the beating and
killing of hostages.
2135: SGT M took over interrogation and employed Futility and Saudi Government Left
2200: Detainee began to tell his cover story again after SGT M questioned asked him
about his future and what it would be like living in jail for the rest of his life.
Detainee had been silent all night; therefore he was allowed to retell certain parts
of his story again. Detainee provided more general information about alleged
contacts in Saudi Arabia. Detainee was evasive about his family and would only
request that Saudi Government ministries be contacted to verify his story.
Detainee appeared nervous when asked if he had connections to Saudi royal
2300: SGT B questioned detainee extensively about his business plan. It became readily
apparent that he knows very little about business and international trade.
2345: SGT M questioned detainee about his family. Detainee was very evasive and
refused to provide anything other than his family’s PO box. BSCT observation
indicated that detainee was lying during entire exchange.
000: Detainee used latrine and went to bed.
03 December 2002
0400: Lead woke detainee up and sent him to the bathroom. Detainee was exercised.
0425: Lead began session with circumstantial evidence theme and “you are a failure”
0615: Detainee drank water and was sent to the bathroom and exercised.
0630: Control began session on circumstantial evidence theme with “you have no
control” approach. Detainee was attentive but unresponsive.
0800: Detainee taken to bathroom. Refused meal stating that he is fasting.
0830: Lead and control started “tell the truth” approach using circumstantial evidence
0930: Interrogators gave class to new MPs in view of detainee stating the resistance
training, clouded thinking, series of mistakes, and attempts to gain control that the
detainee has exhibited. Interrogators ran puppet show satirizing the detainee’s
involvement with Al Qaida.
1040: Detainee was given a nap.
1100: Detainee awakened, taken to the bathroom, and exercised 10 minutes.
1120: 2nd shift interrogation team entered booth, ENS C, (Lead), IS1 E (Control) and a
female DOD linguist. Discussion was aimed at calming detainee down as he was
upset. Detainee was mostly unresponsive.
1210: Detainee given head break and 10 minutes exercise.
1225: Detainee was offered water and refused. He was refused “Salat.”
1235: Detainee offered lunch and refused.
1330: Detainee given head break and 10 minute exercise.
1440: Detainee given head break and 10 minute exercise.
1550: Detainee given head break and 10 minute exercise.
1600: Detainee placed down for nap.
1900: Detainee asked for bathroom break, granted.
2000: Phase 1B begins. Detainee awakened and told he is being taken back to Cuba,
hooded, and loaded into ambulance. Ambulance drove a few feet and detainee
was taken out and into a different interrogation booth. ENS S lead interrogator
with a female DOD linguist. ENS S was in civilian clothes and ran an approach
to plant seeds in the detainee’s mind on how to end the interrogations. The
approach centered around how Al Qaida had destroyed Islam and the detainee’s
life had been spared because it was now his jihad to tell the world about how 9-11
was wrong, and help rebuild Islam.
2040: Detainee hooded and taken to new primary interrogation booth that was decorated
with photos of 9-11 victims, the U.S. flag, flags of coalition forces in the global
war on terrorism, and red lighting. Detainee was subject to loud music for 20
2100: Hood was removed and U.S. National Anthem was played. CAPT W was lead
interrogator with the same female DOD linguist.
2105: Detainee’s head and beard were shaved with electric clippers. Detainee started
resistance when beard was shaved and MPs had to restrain. Shaving was halted
until detainee was once more compliant. LTC P supervised shaving. No
problems occurred. Photos were taken of detainee when the shaving was finished.
2130: CAPT W began bad muslim theme. Detainee said CAPT W was oppressed.
2330: Corpsman checked detainee’s vitals – O.K.
2345: Detainee hooded and walked for 10 minutes.
2400: Detainee taken to different interrogation booth where ENS S began asking
questions about his mission to Orlando. Detainee unresponsive and did not make
04 December 2002
0010: Detainee replied “I don’t know” when asked the question “What is a normal life?”
0100: Detainee offered food and water – refused. Five minutes later detainee said he
wanted to eat. Interrogator continued questioning, the told detainee he could now
eat. Detainee ate one MRE and drank water.
0115: Interrogator resumed session by telling the detainee the “right” way to interrogate
0120: Detainee was told that Usama bin Laden needed bodyguards to protect him from
Islam (interrogator was hinting about the Taqfir without using the word) and that
detainee’s family was also at risk. Detainee seemed either confused or concerned.
0130: Detainee was hooded and taken back to primary interrogation booth. Loud music
was played and the “devil in the smoke” theme was run.
0200: SGT R (lead) and SGT L (control) enter booth. Detainee attempted to gain
control by interrupting lead when the futility approach was started.
0300: Detainee offered food and water – refused. Detainee taken to bathroom and
0320: Lead tells detainee Usama bin Laden is making a whore of Islam. Detainee told
lead that he is “looking for trouble”. “Arrogant Saudi” approach is run. Detainee
was angered by approach.
0400: Cover story is thoroughly mocked. Detainee dislikes theme and states that he will
not talk until he is interrogated the proper way.
0515: “Usama bin Laden as a politician” is discussed. Detainee complains about a
picture of a 9-11 victim being taped to his trousers – received the “I control all”
speech from interrogator.
0615: Detainee told that the truth would get him back to his brothers in Cuba.
0700: Detainee taken to bathroom and put to bed.
1100: Second shift began with IS1 E, SGT A , and a DOD linguist. Detainee was
awakened in old interrogation booth by interrogators.
1130: Detainee was taken to bathroom and walked for 10 minutes. Moved to primary
interrogation booth. Detainee complained that the General had said he should be
returned to Cuba.
1230: Detainee was offered food and ate one MRE and drank one bottle of water.
1300: Detainee was taken to bathroom and walked for 10 minutes – complained of
dizziness when walking.
1315: Corpsman checked vitals – O.K. Christina Aguilera music played. Interrogators
ridiculed detainee by developing creative stories to fill in gaps in detainee’s cover
1410: Doctor checked vitals – O.K.
1415: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes.
1540: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes. Detainee was offered water
– refused. Circumstantial evidence theme ran. Detainee was asked what would
happen to the hijackers souls on judgement day. Detainee responded that all the
people in the towers were infidels.
1710: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes.
1740: Doctor checked vitals and determined that detainee was becoming dehydrated.
Drew blood to check kidney function. Lab results showed the detainee’s kidney
function was normal.
1800: Third shift began with SGT L and SGT M and a DOD linguist. The detainee was
given two IVs by the medic. The detainee began to talk when questioned on why
he was clean shaven in his passport, and his answer was that he was not a good
Muslim at that time. The detainee was bothered by the presence and touch of a
female. Detainee tried to get out of the seat and restraints. Rules have changed
theme was used. No response.
1900: Detainee was offered food and water he refused.
1920: Medical representative removed the IV.
2003: Detainee went to the latrine and was walked, offered food and water refused.
2102: Detainee was taken to the latrine and was walked.
2200: Detainee had not said a word since 2000 hours.
2300: Detainee performed exercise to reduce swelling of hands and feet.
2330: Detainee was taken to the latrine and walked, and on return he began to talk, in
response to him being told that his travel story was weak.
05 December 2002
0001: First shift began. SGT R (lead) and SGT L (control) enter booth with interpreter.
Lead follows up with questioning about detainee’s plane ticket.
0025: Control covers used car part of detainee’s cover story. Detainee complains about
0051: Detainee is exercised and hands are strung loosely above head to reduce swelling
from an earlier IV. Detainee is told to stand to improve circulation.
0100: Detainee is offered water – refused. “Al Qaida falling apart; captured; talking”
theme is run. “Al Qaida used Islam” theme is run.
0300: Detainee is checked and cleared by corpsman. Sent to bathroom and walked.
0330: “What we know” theme was run. Detainee asked to stand up. Was allowed to
stand then told to sit down in order to maintain control.
0400: Detainee was told to stand and loud music was played to keep detainee awake.
Was told he can go to sleep when he tells the truth.
0420: Detainee was given 30 minute nap since he was unable to stay awake during
0450: Control covered detainee’s cover story.
0600: Lead enter booth and told detainee to sit up straight. Detainee would not comply
and MPs sat him upright. Detainee told lead that he would only answer questions
on his cover story, but did not elaborate any further on the story. Lead begins
reclaiming control of session. Detainee is made to stand up and face the
American flag while the national anthem is played. Detainee resists MPs as they
0700: Detainee asks to go to bathroom. Lead tells detainee he must say “please”.
Detainee complies and is taken to bathroom. Detainee asks for prayer – denied.
Lead offers food and water – detainee states he is on strike. Detainee put to bed.
1020: Detainee woke up himself and requested to go to bathroom. Was taken to
bathroom and walked 10 minutes.
1100: Detainee awakened by 2nd shift interrogation team. Ran “Arrogant Saudi”
approach and “Al Qaida destroyed Islam” theme. Detainee unresponsive.
1215: Detainee sent to bathroom and walked for 10 minutes.
1240: Detainee offered food – ate one MRE and drank one bottle of water. A bottle of
water was also left with the detainee for him to sip on during the shift.
Interrogators began “bad muslim” theme. Ran “circumstantial evidence” theme.
1400: Detainee sent to bathroom and walked 10 minutes. Corpsman checked vitals and
changed wraps on ankles. Detainee was O.K. Interrogator began reading from a
book of Koranic prayers. Detainee became agitated and yelled for Allah.
Detainee tried to kick interrogator and MPs held his legs and hands down.
Interrogator began “lonely” theme and detainee lunged at interrogator. MPs
regained control of detainee. Detainee stated that his emotions were making him
behave badly, then started making odd faces. Interrogators told detainee that they
had seen crazy people before and he was not crazy, so detainee stopped making
1545: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked for 10 minutes.
1600: Medical checked vitals – O.K.
1630: Detainee told interrogators that he was in charge now and they would bring him
food and water when he wanted and they would let him sleep when he wanted.
Interrogators established control over detainee by having him alternately sit and
stand. Detainee seemed near crying and was told not to cry on this shift.
1800: Detainee became irritated with the female invading his personal space. He made
several attempts to push her away from him with his back because she was
standing behind him. Detainee spit at SGT M and the DoD linguist because he
was annoyed by the female behind him and they were seated directly in front of
him. Detainee was offered water and food. He did not want water or food.
1900: Detainee was given a latrine break. After the latrine break detainee was exercised
because he had swelling in his hands and feet. During the walking exercise the
detainee attempted to injure two guards. Detainee used all of his body weight
elbowing one guard and then elbowed the other guard. The guards quickly
restrained and secured the detainee to his chair and the interrogation continued.
Detainee was offered water but he quickly denied it. The interrogation continued
with the theme that the Rules have changed.
1945: Detainee finally decided to eat. He did not drink the water that was given to him
with his meal.
2016: Medical representative took vitals of the detainee. She stated that the detainee’s
vitals were normal. The interrogation continued with the theme being Saudi
Government. The detainee was not responsive nor did he appear concerned with
the Saudi Government.
2108: Detainee was taken to the Latrine. He was also offered water but he refused the
2225: Detainee became completely quiet, he would stare into space, and he would
attempt to put his head down but when commanded to raise his head he would
comply. The interrogation continued with the theme of the Manchester
2320: Detainee was escorted to the latrine.
06 December 2002
0001: 1st shift begins. Interrogator talked about Zacarius Mousaui and his capture.
Detainee stated that since Mousaui would’ve been the 20th hijacker, he could not
be. Detainee also stated that if he had been one of the hijackers, he would’ve
gotten into the country. Circumstantial evidence was run. Detainee stated that he
couldn’t have applied for a visa in Riyahd three days after the Orlando incident
because he was in the U.A.E.
0100: Detainee’s vitals are checked – O.K. Interrogators tried to engage detainee in
discussion of falconry. Detainee complained about being asked the same
questions, asked to be taken back to Cuba.
0130: Detainee offered water – refused.
0140: Detainee confronted with evidence of another detainee identifying him at a
safehouse in Kabul. Detainee accused of being a bodyguard.
0230: Detainee sent to bathroom, walked for 20 minutes. Detainee drank one and a half
bottles of water. Corpsman checked vitals – O.K.
0300: Futility approach run. Detainee told this will never end and things will get worse.
0420: Detainee taken to bathroom.
0430: Discussed Saudi royal family and corruption in the middle east with detainee.
Detainee states that corruption should be studied and stopped, can start out small
and grow. Detainee uses analogy about someone smoking, then drinking, then
moving on to drugs. Detainee will not discuss political corruption. Interrogator
told him he must be very angry to do what he did. Detainee replied that he is a
simple man and is not angry.
0530: Corpsman checks detainee’s IV stint. Detainee was asked how he feels about Al
Qaida and replied that he is displeased because they killed innocent people.
0630: Detainee allowed to pray.
0700: Detainee taken to bathroom and put to bed.
1100: Detainee awakened, taken to bathroom, and walked 10 minutes.
1115: Interrogation team entered the booth. Loud music was played that included songs
in Arabic. Detainee complained that it was a violation of Islam to listen to Arabic
1200: Detainee refused a bathroom break and was walked 10 minutes.
1210: Corpsman checked detainee’s vitals – O.K.
1225: Detainee offered food – ate one MRE and drank one bottle of water. Started 9-11
theme. Detainee asked to pray when confronted with photos of child victims and
was denied. Interrogators told detainee he was using religion as a tool to escape
hard questions. “Al Qaida falling apart” theme was started. Detainee was told
God was not with them because He had given detainee to us and helped us defeat
Al Qaida and the Taliban. Detainee declared a hunger strike and said he would
decide when to eat. Interrogators began “we control all” theme.
1400: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes. Corpsman replaced ankle
bandages to prevent chafing from cuffs. Started “Al Qaida used Islam” and “bad
muslim” themes. Detainee said “I will tell the truth” and told the interrogator to
get out some paper. He also said “I am doing this to get out of here”. Detainee
began talking but would not give any information about people other than
himself. Detainee talked about traveling to Afghanistan and meeting UBL who
gave him money and sent him to America. Detainee also talked about his travel
after he was turned away from Orlando.
1600: Detainee allowed to pray after promising to continue cooperating. Detainee asked
for air conditioner to be turned off and asked for blanket – both were given.
1610: Detainee offered water and bathroom break – refused.
1715: Detainee allowed to pray.
1730: Detainee ate an apple. Refused water and bathroom break. Detainee’s story
began to get vague and had many holes where third party involvement should
have happened. Interrogators eventually determined the detainee was veering
away from the truth and closed their shift.
1930: Third shift interrogation team enters the booth. The approaches employed were
Pride and Ego down, Fear Up Harsh, and Invasion of Space by a Female. The
detainee became very violent and irate. Detainee attempted to liberate himself
from the chair in order to get away from the female. He struggled for
approximately forty minutes attempting to move out of the presence of the
2030: Detainee was exercised for approximately fifteen minutes. The Medical
Representative checked the detainee’s blood pressure and weight. She cleared the
detainee for further interrogation. Detainee refused water and food. Interrogation
continued with the theme of Al Qaeda falling apart. The approach that was used
during this phase of the interrogation was pride and ego down with an occasional
fear up harsh if necessary.
2100: Detainee was sent to latrine.
2115: Detainee was offered food and water once again and he refused.
2150: Detainee was given a latrine break. He was offered food and water and he
2230: Again detainee was offered food and water. He refused to eat or drink water.
2320: Detainee stated that he met M. K. in the United Arab Emirate during his travels.
He stated that K. was a businessman, 5’10” tall, Afghani, and in his mid to late
30’s. The interrogation team believed this was a lie and the detainee began to
stare at the wall quietly as SGT M continued to interrogate detainee using the
pride and ego up with a fear up harsh combination.
2340: Medical representative checked the detainee at the request of the Military Police.
07 December 2002
0001: First shift began. Detainee made to stand for the National Anthem. Interrogators
began harsh pride & ego down by poking holes in the new cover story and
outlining the rules he must live by now.
0100: Detainee taken to porch where he can see foraging banana rats and told that he
chose this life with the rats. He is reminded of the good things in life that he
chose to leave behind.
0120: Issues arise between MPs and dog handler. CAPT W talks with all parties and
0320: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked for 10 minutes. Corpsman checks vitals –
0345: Detainee offered food and water – refused. Detainee asked for music to be turned
off. Detainee was asked if he can find the verse in the Koran the prohibits music.
0350: Corpsman checks vitals – detainee refuses Motrin and water. Corpsman asked
detainee if he has dizziness or a headache – detainee says yes. Corpsman explains
it is from lack of water. Vitals show dehydration is beginning. Corpsman calls
0415: Detainee admits story he told interrogators was false. Stated he told the story
because he was under pressure. Detainee was told he chose to be here, and was
given the list of decisions he made that brought him here and was told he needs to
take responsibility for his actions. Detainee was given an IV by corpsman.
Detainee was told that we would not allow him to die.
0515: Detainee offered food and eats peanut butter and crackers. Began “God’s will”
approach. Detainee told Al Qaida chose him because he was expendable.
Interrogators asked detainee how he could stay in Afghanistan and not see any
Taliban personnel. Detainee stated that Taliban people spoke good Arabic.
Interrogators revisited falcon story.
0600: Interrogators revisited the new cover story and poked holes in it.
0700: Detainee taken to bathroom and put to bed.
24 HOUR RECUPERATION STAND-DOWN BEGINS
1100: Detainee awakened, taken to bathroom and walked for 10 minutes. Schedule is
given to MPs to offer water every hour, take detainee to bathroom and walk every
one and a half hours, offer food once per shift, and keep music playing to prevent
detainee from sleeping during stand-down. MPs are instructed not to converse
with detainee except to issue commands. MPs are given log book to log all
2000: Corpsman checks vitals and finds the detainee’s pulse is unusually slow. Doctor
arrives and decides to perform an EKG – leaves to get EKG machine.
2050: Doctor returns and performs EKG. Heartbeat is regular but very slow – 35 bpm.
Doctor consults with another doctor.
2130: Decision is made to take detainee to GTMO hospital to perform a CT scan of the
detainee’s brain to see if there are any irregularities.
2215: Depart to hospital.
2230: Arrive at hospital and begin CT scan.
2330: Doctors review scan and do not find any conclusive evidence of any conditions,
but request the detainee be kept overnight until a radiologist can be flown in to
ensure there are no anomalies. Detainee is placed in isolation ward and hooked
up to monitor heart rhythm.
08 December 2002
Detainee’s electrolytes are checked and corrected. Potassium was slightly below
normal due to not eating. Detainee’s left leg was swollen and an ultrasound was
performed to check for blood clots. No blood clots were detected and the
detainee’s swelling went down naturally. A radiologist was flown in from
Roosevelt Roads and checked the detainee’s CT scan - no anomalies were found.
No unusual heart rhythms were recorded by the monitor during the detainee’s stay
and his heart rate returned to normal naturally. The detainee slept most of the day
09 December 2002
0800: Detainee’s checks are all good. Plans are underway for release in the afternoon.
1800: Detainee is hooded, shackled and restrained in a litter for transport to Camp XRay.
ENS C rides in the ambulance with the detainee and informs him that he has
a choice to make; tell the whole truth and return to his brothers in Cuba or remain
silent and return to X-Ray.
1830: Detainee arrives at Camp X-Ray and is returned to interrogation booth. ENS C
enters booth with detainee and gives a last chance to tell the whole truth.
Detainee is uncooperative and ENS C leaves. CAPT W enters booth and informs
the detainee that he had been medically cleared and only he could make it stop,
otherwise it would get worse.
1900: Detainee was exercised for good health. He was also offered food and water. He
refused the food and water.
2000: Detainee was walked around for improving his circulation and exercise purposes.
He was offered food and water but he refused. He was taken to the latrine but he
refused to use it.
2030: The detainee’s vitals were checked by the medical representative. She stated that
they were normal. The interrogation continued.
2100: Detainee was taken to the latrine. He did not refuse to use it because he stated
that he had to do number two. He refused water and food.
2145: Detainee replied to question that was posed by SGT M. Detainee had been shown
several pictures of little old women that died in the 9/11 terrorist attack. SGT M
asked the detainee what could these little old women do? Were they going to
drop a bomb or fly a plane into the holy city of Mecca? The detainee shook his
head and replied “no”. Later, SGT M asked, do you think the people that are
jumping from the burning building are going to go to heaven or hell. The
detainee replied with I don’t know.
2240: Detainee was exercised for improved circulation, reduction of swelling in feet and
overall good health. Detainee refused water and food.
2340: Detainee was repulsed by the female invasion of his personal space. He made
several attempts to stand up in order to prevent her from entering his personal
space. He attempted to appeal to SGT M but that was not effective. SGT M
continued with fear up harsh until the detainee would give new information but
the detainee continued to give old information so, he was silenced (by the
interrogation team). Detainee refused water. He was sent to the latrine.
10 December 2002
0000: Interrogation team entered the booth and played the national anthem. Detainee
was made to stand and put his hand over his heart. Lead explained rules to
detainee. Ran pride and ego down approach. Played loud music to keep detainee
0230: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked. Corpsman checked vitals – O.K.
0300: Detainee offered food and water – eats crackers, peanut butter, and drinks water
0330: Detainee asked about relationships with women and what his mother would think
of him. Detainee said the Saudi government knew he was innocent. Interrogators
replied that the Saudi government knows he is guilty and that is why he is here.
0400: Lead established control over detainee by instructing him not to speak and
enforcing by playing loud music and yelling. Detainee tried to regain control
several times by starting to talk about his cover story. Detainee was not listened
0530: Detainee was taken to bathroom and walked for 20 minutes.
0600: Futility approach was run. Rules have change theme was run. It can get a lot
worse theme was run. Detainee attempted to talk but was silenced by interrogator
through yelling and loud music. Detainee cursed interrogator and pleaded his
innocence. Circumstantial evidence theme was run. Interrogator turned on the
music and left the booth for the last 20 minutes of the shift, detainee screamed for
the interrogator to come back as he departed the booth.
0700: Detainee was put to bed.
1030: Detainee woke up on his own and requested to go to the bathroom. He was taken
to the bathroom and walked for 10 minutes.
1100: 2nd shift began by waking the detainee to music. Interrogators told detainee how
happy they were that he was back. Detainee was mostly unresponsive.
Reinforced the notion that the detainee would be here a long time.
1215: Detainee was taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes. Food and water were
offered and the detainee ate one MRE and drank a bottle of water. Interrogators
engaged the detainee in conversation about marriage and dating. Detainee said
that he had a chance to marry but refused. He said that he would like to marry
someday. The detainee then stated that he was having emotional problems and
needed to see a doctor for this. Detainee stated the Jinns had control of his
emotions and only a trained doctor could help him. He stated that he would tell
everything to a doctor in the same way that he had previously stated that he would
tell all if he was taken back to Cuba. Detainee was told he would have to describe
what was wrong before a doctor could be brought in. Detainee became
unresponsive upon hearing this.
1400: Detainee was taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes. Detainee offered water
– refused. Interrogators covered the resistance techniques he had used and asked
him to perform the “crazy Mohammed” facial expressions again. Detainee began
to cry. Interrogators recounted the “emotional Mohammed” from earlier in the
session and the detainee became stoic again.
1600: Detainee was taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes.
1615: Offered water to detainee – refused. Loud music was played and the interrogators
began yelling at the detainee. Pride and ego down approach was run. Al Qaida
falling apart theme was used.
1715: Offered water to detainee – refused.
1800: Detainee taken to bathroom and exercised 10 minutes.
1830: Detainee became very annoyed with the female invading his personal space. He
spit on her several times. He tried to push her away using his head. He attempted
to move her chair by using his feet to push her chair away from him. Detainee
was offered water but he refused to drink it.
1930: Detainee was offered water but he refused it. He was taken to the latrine.
Medical Representative weighed detainee and logged detainee’s weight at 119
pounds. He was 123 pounds with the three piece suit.
2000: Detainee ate two cheese filled pretzels and when he was given his meal he
accepted it and began to eat. He devoured all of his MRE.
2030: Detainee was exercised for good circulation and overall good health. He was also
taken to the latrine. He was offered water but he refused.
2140: Detainee was offered water; he refused to take the water. He was taken to the
latrine; he did not use it. He stood at the door and waited until we allowed him to
return to the interrogation booth.
2230: Detainee was taken to bathroom. Detainee urinated on himself as he was being
taken to the latrine. Detainee was allowed to clean himself while in the bathroom.
He was offered water and refused.
2307: Detainee was exercised.
2339: Medical representative took detainee’s pulse rate and vital signs. She said they
were all normal. Detainee was taken to the latrine. He refused water.
11 December 2002
0001: Detainee stood and faced the flag for the national anthem. He showed less
resistance towards facing the flag than on previous days. Both interrogators
began the “pride and ego down approach”. This approach was utilized throughout
the session. The lead (SGT R) gave detainee the rules for the session. 1) no
talking 2) don’t ask for anything 3) face forward 4) no sleeping.
0050: Detainee refused water
0100: Detainee began to cry during pride and ego down. Detainee was reminded that no
one loved, cared or remembered him. He was reminded that he was less than
human and that animals had more freedom and love than he does. He was taken
outside to see a family of banana rats. The banana rats were moving around
freely, playing, eating, showing concern for one another. Detainee was compared
to the family of banana rats and reinforced that they had more love, freedom, and
concern than he had. Detainee began to cry during this comparison.
0202: Detainee refused water. Detainee was walked for 10 minutes. Control (SSG M)
continued “p&e” down approach. Detainee was unresponsive. He appeared to
struggle controlling his anger.
0310: Detainee refused water. Walked for 10 minutes. Used bathroom. Vitals checked by
medic and within normal limits.
0320: Detainee was agitated at music being played in his presence and attempted to
voice his opinion. He was ignored and moved excessively during this time while
seated in the chair with his hands clenched in a fist.
0418: Detainee was offered water; he refused the water. Detainee was offered food; He
refused the food. Detainee was exercised by walking him around to prevent
swelling in his feet. Bandages on legs were replaced with sterile bandages to
0503: Detainee refused water. Control continued the “pride and ego down approach”
using the circumstantial evidence as a theme
0600: Detainee refused water. Detainee was exercised to prevent swelling of his feet.
Control and lead continued P&E down approach.
0700: Detainee vitals taken and are within normal limits. Detainee was sent to bathroom.
Upon return, he began his four hours of rest.
1100: Detainee was awakened, taken to the bathroom and walked 10 minutes.
1115: Interrogation team enter the booth and started talking about how glad they were
that he was back and that they would have a BBQ in his honor. When the
detainee stated that he would not want any of that food, the interrogators told him
that the BBQ wasn’t for him, it was for everyone else. Interrogators talked about
detainee’s loss of freedom. Interrogators held an exorcism to purge the evil Jinns
that he claimed were controlling his emotions. Detainee was more responsive
after the exorcism.
1200: Detainee was taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes. Detainee was offered
food and water.
1230: Detainee ate one MRE and drank a bottle of water. Interrogators instructed
detainee how to mix up the tea and coffee in the MRE. Detainee was drinking the
coffee and started ignoring the interrogators, so the interrogators took away the
detainee’s coffee. The detainee asked for the coffee back several times in the next
hour. The lead held the coffee in front of the detainee and when the detainee
reached for the coffee, the interrogator poured the coffee on the floor. The
detainee seemed to be mad at the interrogators for the remainder of the shift.
1400: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked for 10 minutes.
1530: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked for 10 minutes. The futility approach was
run. The detainee was allowed to speak to the linguist for five minutes. The
detainee tried to develop rapport with the linguist and the interrogators reentered
the booth and ran the futility approach by telling the detainee the linguist was on
their side. Control began talking in a low sympathetic tone of voice and spoke to
him about his past, present, and possible future. Detainee began to cry. Detainee
asked to sleep in a different room and only be interrogated in the present room.
Control asked why the detainee would make such a request and detainee replied
that control was human. The BSCT observed that the detainee was only trying to
run an approach on the control and gain sympathy.
1700: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked for 10 minutes. The interrogators started
the BBQ outside the interrogation booth and ate in the booth so the detainee could
1800: Detainee refused water and food. He stared at the ground and wall while
humming to himself. The futility approach was run for the entire shift.
1900: Detainee was taken to the latrine. Detainee refused water and food.
1930: An attempt was made to exercise detainee but detainee refused to walk on his
own. He attempted to pray as the guards carried the detainee back to the
interrogation booth. Detainee complained of feeling dizzy as he held his head in
his hands. The medical representative took detainee’s vital signs. They were
normal. The medical representative told the detainee that he had to drink water or
else he will continue to feel dizzy. The detainee was also told that the next step
would be to give him an IV. Detainee still refused to drink water.
1955: Detainee still refuses to drink water or eat some food. Still complaining of being
2000: Latrine break for the detainee. No new information was given by the detainee.
Detainee was told not to talk because he is not giving any new information.
2100: Detainee refused water. Latrine break for the detainee was given.
2120: Medic took vitals and weight. All normal except it may be necessary to give the
detainee several IVs because his vitals although normal at the moment continues
to fall. Medic had warned the detainee that if he doesn’t drink water that he will
be given several IVs in order to replace the fluids that he has lost.
2200: Latrine break for the detainee. Still refusing to drink water.
2245: Detainee still refusing to drink water. Medical representative took the detainee’s
vital signs. They were not good so the detainee was being prepared to receive the
2312: Medical representative had begun to administer the first of three IVs. No new
information was given by the detainee.
12 December 2002
0001: Detainee was subjected to white noise (music) waiting for his IV’s to be
0110: Detainee had his 3rd IV removed. He was exercised to improve the circulation to
his legs. Detainee used restroom. Detainee had vitals checked, which were within
normal limits. Detainee refused water.
0140: Detainee shown video of Taliban Bodies and Die Terrorist Die.
0150: Interrogators gave detainee rules for the evening. 1) No talking. 2) Face forward.
3) Don’t ask for anything. Detainee almost immediately began to speak. The
interrogators screamed at detainee until he stopped. Detainee was reminded of his
worthlessness as a human being. He was reminded of the fact that his standard of
living is less than a Banana rat. While running the Pride and Ego (P/E) down
approach, SSG M showed the bottom of his boot to detainee. Detainee had one of
the longest emotional outbursts seen yet. He went into a fit of rage yelling insults
in English and Arabic to interrogators. He began to move his arms and legs in his
chair as if to want to break away from the shackles and attack. He then began to
make statements about his story. He was cut off and told to think about what he
wanted to say. He was left in the booth for approximately 10 minutes to think
about the statements he wanted to make.
0230: Interrogators returned to the booth and reminded detainee of what he was
supposed to think about in order to go back to his brothers in Cuba. He began to
talk and again introduced going to America, “the land of opportunity,” (Orlando
Florida) to conduct a car business. Detainee was cut off and told that we did not
want to hear this story anymore. P/E down continued.
0300: Detainee was exercised for 10 minutes, used Bathroom and refused water.
0350: Detainee was unable to stay awake. Tried to stand him up to keep him awake but
was unable to stay awake. Detainee was allowed to sleep for 1 hour 10 minutes.
0500: Detainee was woken up exercised for 10 minutes, taken to use bathroom and
declined water and food.
0515: P/E Down continued. Detainee was asked if he could remember when he last he
felt love? When he last laughed? Last felt Happy? When he last felt like he was
worth something? Interrogators compared lifestyle difference between Camp
Delta and Camp X-ray. Camp Delta – Could live in a cell and communicate with
others; could read if he wants to, practice his religion if he wants to; could laugh
with others, could write and receive letters, could sleep when he wants to; drink
when he wants to; move around freely in his cell when he wants to; use the
bathroom when he wants to and at least feel like a human being with normal
Camp X-ray- live in a wooden box with no communications and constantly
reminded of his low level of self worth; unable to laugh and only be laughed at;
unable to write or receive letters; unable to read; unable to choose when he sleeps,
drinks or go to the bathroom; unable to move around freely; unable to practice his
religion when he wants to; unable to feel like a human being; the only feeling he
knows at camp x-ray is the hate he brought with him.
Interrogator told Detainee to think about what he could have at the camp with his
brothers. Detainee listened to Arabic music for 15 minutes before start of rest
0700: Detainee begins 4 hour rest period.
1100: Detainee was awakened, taken to the bathroom, and walked 10 minutes. Coffee
was offered and initially refused. Detainee later accepted coffee and drank one
sip. He said he did not want any but took a sip to not be disrespectful. Covered
rules have changed theme. Discussed prison life in America. Showed bits of the
movie “The Green Mile”. Detainee became unresponsive and the interrogators
interjected that perhaps they needed to perform an exorcism. Detainee became
1215: Detainee was taken to the bathroom and walked 10 minutes. Detainee became
relatively unresponsive again. Interrogators discussed how they had been
relatively nice to him.
1230: Detainee was offered food and ate one MRE and drank about 3 oz water.
Interrogators decided to escalate detainee’s emotions and began ridiculing him.
Detainee became very angry and started to cry. Interrogators instructed the
detainee not to cry.
1400: Detainee was taken to the bathroom and walked 10 minutes. Detainee was
offered water – refused. Interrogators started playing music and asked the
detainee if music offended him. He said it did and the interrogators told him if he
could show them where the Koran said it was a sin to listen to music, they would
turn if off. Detainee said he did not know where it was. Linguist said the Koran
said nothing about listening to music. Detainee said it was in the Hadith, but
could now specify where it was. Began Al Qaida falling apart and Taliban
themes. Detainee was asked why Al Qaida and the Taliban had the resources to
help starving women and children but had done nothing, violating one of the
pillars of islam.
1600: Detainee was taken to the bathroom and walked 10 minutes. Detainee was
offered water – refused.
1615: Corpsman checked vitals – O.K. Bandages around ankles were replaced to
prevent chafing. Detainee was offered water – refused. Interrogators told
detainee that he was not respected because he did not answer questions.
Interrogators asked if the detainee would not or could not answer and told him
that they would respect him as long as his answer was truthful.
1700: Detainee was taken to the bathroom and walked 10 minutes.
1800: Detainee was awakened from a short nap by the interrogation team. Refused
water and food. Latrine break for the detainee.
1830: SGT L started “invasion of personal space” approach. Detainee attempted to free
himself from restrains. Detainee requested of SGT M to have SGT L removed
from the interrogation booth.
1930: Latrine break for the detainee and exercised for circulation purposes. Medical
representative weren't in Iraq. And Bush himself, since 2003, has repeatedly insisted on one plainly false point: that Saddam rebuffed the U.N. inspectors in 2002, that "he wouldn't let them in," as he said in 2003, and "he chose to deny inspectors," as he said this March.
The facts are that Iraq — after a four-year hiatus in cooperating with inspections — acceded to the U.N. Security Council's demand and allowed scores of experts to conduct more than 700 inspections of potential weapons sites from Nov. 27, 2002, to March 16, 2003. The inspectors said they could wrap up their work within months. Instead, the U.S. invasion aborted that work.
As recently as May 27, Bush told West Point graduates, "When the United Nations Security Council gave him one final chance to disclose and disarm, or face serious consequences, he refused to take that final opportunity."
All of them --- Bush, Rice, Hoekstra, Santorum, the warmongering nabobs at Fox News – know they are peddling lies. The truth is too glaringly obvious to ignore, even for a pathologically incurious, spoon-fed twit like Bush. But they don't care. Hanley's story is one of the very few in the mainstream press to have ever laid out the facts alongside their lies in a calm, straightforward fashion. It's clear, concise, quietly but utterly devastating – and it won't make a damn bit of difference.
The Bushists know that a wire story buried on page 16 of the Topeka Capital Journal – or even splashed on the front of the Washington Post – poses no threat to their propaganda machine. They know that the majority of Americans get their "news" from TV – or rather, from glimpses at the scrolling headlines rolling by under the bland, blathering, blow-dried heads of the anchors and the fulminating mugs of the countless hard-right apparatchiks who dominate the screen. The lies will go on – and the corpses will keep piling up, despite the occasional flash of lightning piercing through the dark.
*Corrected since original posting.*
*** � LH�> @ ��K�> @ �KH�> � pageclass_sfx= back_button= item_title=1 link_titles= introtext=1 section=0 section_link=0 category=0 category_link=0 rating= author= createdate= modifydate= pdf= print= email= keyref= docbook_type= � . numbers, catastrophe, percent, solution, fifty� �ѝ, 9The Goons of August: Bushists Blather While Lebanon Burns8the-goons-of-august-bushists-blather-while-lebanon-burns Juan Cole delivers a masterful essay eviscerating the hideous moral perversions of Bush and all the apologists for the ongoing destruction of Lebanon: Bush, Islamic Fascism and the Christians of Jounieh. You should read the whole piece, and see the illustrations of the kind of "Islamic fascists" being killed and despoiled with American weaponry even as we speak, but here are some brief excerpts:
….If the Israelis had not aggressively occupied the Lebanese South, there would have been no Hizbullah. If the Israelis had left ten years earlier, Hizbullah would have disarmed when all the other militias did. Hizbullah could have been nurtured out of existence if Lebanon had been helped.
Now, extremism has been strengthened. Lebanon is abject, on its knees, stricken with a plague inflicted on it by Bush and Olmert. The abject, the humiliated, the impoverished do not, as Bush and Olmert fondly imagine to themselves, lie down and let the mighty walk over them. They blow up skyscrapers.
The idea that the whole Eastern Mediterranean had to be polluted, that the Christian Lebanese economy had to be destroyed for the next decade or two, that 900,000 persons had to be rendered homeless, that a whole country had to be pounded into rubble because some Lebanese Shiites voted for Hizbullah in the last election, putting 12 in parliament, is obscene. Bush's glib ignorance is destroying our world. Our children will suffer for it, and perhaps our grandchildren after them.
Starting this week, I will be writing a regular column for Truthout.org.
WATERTOWN, Tennessee — Our revels now are ended. This is my last column for The Moscow Times.
It seems somehow appropriate, if entirely accidental, that I should be writing it here, in the small town in rural Tennessee where I grew up — indeed, in the same room where almost 40 years ago I first heard mysterious snatches of Radio Moscow filtering through the static on my shortwave radio, and where I spent so many hours reading and re-reading Solzhenitsyn: my first exposure to Russian literature, and to a deeper Russian culture behind the chest-beating blather of state propaganda.
It was these "echoes from the future," to borrow Pasternak's line, that set me on a path that would one day lead to the great city itself. I first saw it swathed in winter gray, in the dying days of the Brezhnev regime; then many years later returned to Moscow in the bright, choking heat of midsummer, at the high-water mark of the Yeltsin era. I came to the city as a supplicant: destitute, no job in hand, no home to go back to — a last, wild throw of the dice.
Against the odds, I found a foothold: a job at The Moscow Times, working in one of the same buildings where they'd concocted the Soviet propaganda I'd heard in those broadcasts years before. The column itself was largely an accident. The paper's editor wanted a weekly feature for the arts and entertainment section: a round-up of funny stories culled from the newswires. He told the section editor — a fetching young Englishwoman — to cobble it together each week. She was less than enthusiastic about the chore, so I volunteered to take it on. (And reader, I married her — but that's another story.) I began plucking out items illustrative of human absurdity, then riffing off them, usually in slavish imitation of S.J. Perelman, and the feature quickly turned from a compilation to a personal column. It seemed to go over well enough, and when I had to leave the city later for family reasons, they asked me to keep writing it from abroad. So on it went.
Politics, that rich — indeed, overripe — field of human absurdity, had always been a running theme in the Eye, particularly the rise of right-wing extremism in America, which I'd been writing about since the late 1970s. During the bloodsport of the Clinton impeachment and the sinister buffoonery of the 2000 election campaign, politics came to dominate the column more and more. And when the American Republic was usurped by a gaggle of corporate bagmen and sex-crazed God-botherers in the judicial coup of December 2000, the Global Eye found a permanent theme: high crimes and low comedy in the Bush Imperium.
After the thunderclap of Sept. 11, this theme, and the column, became considerably darker. It was immediately apparent that George W. Bush and his henchmen were going to use the "new Pearl Harbor" — which they had openly pined for, in print, before the election — to advance their long-standing agenda: "full spectrum dominance" over geopolitical affairs and world energy resources; rampant cronyism to loot the public treasury for private profit and partisan ends; a vast expansion of presidential powers, including arbitrary arrest, indefinite detention, even "extrajudicial killing" at Bush's whim; and the wanton destruction of civic society, of the very idea of a "common good" that might impinge upon the power and privilege of the wealthy elite.
All this was evident — just from reading the mainstream press — in the first few weeks after Sept. 11, so I wrote about it. I didn't think it was particularly controversial. Yet in those palmy days of the Bush ascendancy, The Moscow Times was one of the few mainstream, for-profit media outlets in the world publishing this kind of criticism. The paper was flooded with hate mail for printing such "traitorous filth," such "lunatic ravings." But the editors never asked me to change a single word, never censored anything. Nowadays, of course, the column's view of Howdy Dubya — a crook, a killer, a liar, a tyrant, a mean-spirited, incompetent goon — is practically conventional wisdom. You'll even hear if from stalwart Republicans of the old school. But The Moscow Times was on the case from the beginning. They could have easily washed their hands of this lunatic raver and saved themselves a lot of grief. But they didn't, and for that I'm eternally grateful.
These days the paper is focusing more intensely on its unique strengths: covering Russia and environs. It's moving away from the kind of world news and commentary that Moscow readers can now obtain from other sources: the Internet, cable television and so on. So the Global Eye — which by design has no specific Russian content — is being dropped. But its peculiar brand of raving can still be found, for anyone interested, at my political blog, Empire Burlesque.
The dogs bark, the caravan moves on; such is life. Yet as Lincoln once said, in a wildly dissimilar context, I am loath to close. My final word here severs my last real link to the city I've loved above all others. The echoes from the future that I first heard in this room will now be a whisper from the past. Yet to have known Moscow, to have called it home, even for a season, is surely privilege enough for anyone. Why ask for more? Let the circle come to a close, here where it began. Do svidaniya.
*This column has been edited since the original posting.*
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Relatives of victims,killed when their building was hit by an Israeli raid on Monday, mourn during their funeral held in Beirut August 9, 2006. (Eric Gaillard/Reuters)
A Lebanese morgue worker and a nurse cover the body of a dead l girl at a hospital morgue in the southern port city of Sidon, Lebanon, Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2006, after a building collapsed in the town of Ghaziyeh following Israeli airstrikes. Israeli airstrikes hit near a funeral procession in south Lebanon on Tuesday, sending some of the 1,500 mourners running in panic and killing at least 13 people in nearby buildings, witnesses, hospital officials and the town's mayor said. (AP Photo/Mohammed Zaatari)
Lebanese chant anti-Israel and anti-U.S. slogans during a funeral in Beirut, August 9, 2006. (Sharif Karim/Reuters)
Fadi Dahaineh embraces the wrapped body of his 20 month-old son Mohammed who was killed in an Israeli airstrike on an apartment building late Monday, as he walks into the funeral house of the Shaheedein cemetery in the southern suburbs of Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2006. The death toll in an Israeli airstrike on a Shiite neighborhood in south Beirut three days ago has risen to at least 41, with 61 wounded, Lebanese security officials said Wednesday. (AP Photo)
A Shiite clergyman identifies the dead bodies of people killed after in Israeli air strike on Monday for burial at the morgue of Shaeedein cemetery for in the southern suburbs of Beirut, Lebanon Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2006. The dead were from an Israeli air strike on Monday on an apartment building in the Chiah suburb of Beirut. The death toll in an Israeli airstrike on a Shiite neighborhood in south Beirut three days ago has risen to at least 41, with 61 wounded, Lebanese security officials said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)
A Lebanese civil defence worker carries the body of Iham Rmeity, 5, after she was extracted August 9, 2006 from the rubble of a building in Chiyah, a residential neighbourhood in Beirut. The building was hit by an Israeli raid on Monday. REUTERS/Hussam Shbaro (LEBANON) h�t�> > y allowcomments=1 showcomments=1 textalign=left fgcolor=black bgcolor=white border=2 bordercolor=navy width=500 height=250 6 6 bodies!, *graphic*, lebanon, another, deadly, day, yet� I suppose they are all terrorists eh? http://news.yahoo.com/photos/ss/events/wl/080601mideast Relatives of victims,killed when their building was hit by an Is� /��, $The Ceremony of Innocence is Drowned$the-ceremony-of-innocence-is-drowned � In the oceans of newsprint and tsunamis of pixels expended on the London bomb plot stories over the last two days, I don't recall seeing -- anywhere, either in the US or UK media -- that one little word which differentiates honest journalism from the noxious regurgitations of state propaganda: "alleged."
Everywhere, you read that a "bomb plot was thwarted" -- not an alleged bomb plot. Everywhere, you read that the plotters (or most of them) have been captured -- not the "alleged" plotters. Everywhere, whatever line is being laid down by "intelligence officials" and government poo-bahs is accepted uncritically and megaphoned out to the public. Everywhere the presumption of innocence -- one of the bedrock liberties of the "way of life" that we are supposed to be defending -- is gleefully tossed aside.
Now it may be that there was a bomb plot. It may be that those who have been rounded up were indeed planning to blow up airplanes with IPods and Juicy Juice with a nitro twist. Certainly, the state terrorism of the Bush and Blair regimes -- which has killed more than 100,000 innocent Muslims in Iraq alone -- has fomented a whole new wave of hatred and extremism that will inevitably result in non-state terrorist violence directed against the West: an incontrovertible fact confirmed by Bush's and Blair's own intelligence services.
But in the present case, neither the existence of a plot nor the guilt of the alleged plotters have been proven in a court of law. This doesn't mean that the claims of government officials should not be reported or taken seriously. (Although anyone who remembers John Ashcroft's deathless pronouncements from Moscow about thwarting the "dirty bomber" Jose Padilla -- among many other hair-raising scare stories in both the US and UK that turned to be far less than meets the eye, albeit politically well-timed -- will retain a healthy skepticism until all the facts are in. This is only natural when dealing with proven liars like the Bush and Blair regimes -- liars who have used mendacious fearmongering over and over to enhance their own weak political standing, and moreover, liars who in this case control all of the information about the case; there are no outside, independent agents making charges, or bearing witness to open incidents -- just the same governments who have lied to us about "intelligence" and "security" issues time and again, telling us about secret plots tracked in secret by secret forces, who now hold the alleged plotters in secret). Nor does the lack of judicial judgment mean that talking heads and scribbling scribes shouldn't speculate wildly to their heart's content about the alleged incident and its implications, if that's what floats their boats (and sells their product).
But it does mean that every now and then they ought to toss in an "alleged" -- if they are interested in retaining at least the form of independent journalism, that is. But not many are concerned with that sort of thing these days. The presumption of innocence -- like the Geneva Conventions -- is just another "quaint" relic of a bygone era.
UPDATE: Meanwhile, Jonathan Schwarz is on the case with another aspect of the airport security issue that it is being cruelly neglected by the mainstream media. From A Tiny Revolution:
And what about those who, like myself, have mated with women from Planet Voltran and now have young children who drink nitroglycerin? Will our needs be ignored completely?
Of course they will. Typical.
"Angry Arab" As'ad AbuKhalil takes a sharp pen to
the UN resolution on the war in
Well, then: Bombs away!
"You Did It Too"
Israel's Kosovo Redux
C. L. Cook
August 12, 2006
How fitting Israel should retaliate European criticism of its murderous rampage, currently burning nicely, with its most lethal, but rarely used, diplomatic Weapon of Sass Destruction: The Truth.
Europeans, at least those that rule over the major, and aspiring nations of Europe, are complicit in the abortion of justice and abrogation of the duty to Humanity during what was the NATO scourge of the Former Republic of Yugoslavia. Fitting for the lessons learnt, and practiced with precedent-following impunity in Palestine, Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, and elsewheres.
Apt, when considering the use of cluster bombs, and depleted uranium munitions, drones, and satellites, missiles, and smart bombs, and on, and on, combined as it is with the systematic brutalisation of prisoners, and the deliberate targeting of essential civic services; services like: Water, and sewage; power, and communications; transit routes, and hospitals; houses, schools, fire and police stations; ambulances, fire trucks, and now "any vehicle" piloted by one so desperate to risk flight 'neath the IDF terror being wreaked about her, and her children's ears.
Yes, it sounds a lot like the "ethnic cleansing" of Kosovo.
Appropriate too, remembering the involvement of Osama, and his crew, in complicity with their then-C.I.A. paymasters, and the similar brand of carnage loosed largely against the citizenry. All done then, Israel implies now, with the official imprimatur of both NATO, and the UN.
Amazingly, Israel - and, I beg pardon of those Arab and "fringe" Israeli's opposing the fanatical fascism currently made most starkly visible, hath spake two truths in a single day! But, the amazing parallels well exceed that, when looking a little more deeply into the goings-on, both today, and in those benighted days in the Balkans.
In those dark times, an entire people, identify racially, were driven from the land they'd lived upon for millennia; driven wholesale from their purchase. These same were strewn, the survivors of the onslaught, to the winds; scattered to find some new landing, the only certainty being they could not now, nor perhaps ever, go home.
They speaking for the so-called Israeli nation have put on notice all that would dare oppose naked, military conquest, and their neighbours too targeted should they interfere. In Lebanon, Robert Fisk reports today, leaflets falling the heavens, each one an identical indictment of international criminality; each an admission of the abandonment of the Geneva Conventions, the rules that have ostensibly guided the world in this unprecedented time.
Israel's blood-stained ministers are correct in their condemnation of NATO, its members, and the public that allowed the destruction of a nation, all conducted in the name of justice, and based on lies and blatant, criminal deception. They are correct too in wondering: "Why complain of we when doing your dirty business?"
And, that is the heart of it.
The dichotomy is an illusion: "Israel" and "America" are a single entity. This is no news to those living beneath the boot of the rising tide of oppression in those far-flung places. It seems only in the United States, where the results of a recent poll - if you believe in such things - claimed: More than half of "Americans" asked didn't know which year the rather well publicized 9/11 attacks occurred. This of course played in conjunction with the ceaseless 24/7 "news" cycle reportage of the next, newest "terrorist plot;" a convenient distraction from military reversals in Lebanon, Iraq, Afghanistan, and the continuing hammering of the populace in Occupied Palestine.
What differs, during the most recent outrages against humaneness is the Israeli State's official, literal declaration of war against a civil population has not been seen since the Nazi occupation of Greece. Collective Punishment of civilians is clearly indicated upon the thousands of leaflets dropped before the bombs in Lebanon; as the most knowing English-language reporter from the scene, Robert Fisk reports.
These are clearly open declarations, on the part of the current Israeli leadership, of defiance to any and all conventions yet constructed in hopes of making of this world a more equitable place. And, the lack of effective reaction to these obvious transgressions on the part of the "world" community are a Damnation of collusion in ethnic cleansing; a cleansing some are already calling "Holocaust."
Chris Cook is a contributing editor to PEJ News, and host of Gorilla Radio, a weekly exploration of the muck and mire comprising what is today, laughingly referred to as civilization. You can check the GR Blog here.
Stay informed. Subscribe and get the best of PEJ News by email. Free. �Q��> � y allowcomments=1 showcomments=1 textalign=left fgcolor=black bgcolor=white border=2 bordercolor=navy width=500 height=250 7 kosovo, redux, israel, you, did, PEJ News - C. L. Cook - So it's come back? Israel sniped this past week at the growing chorus coming out of civilized Europe against their murder spree in Lebanon, and continued practice of routine atrocity in Gaza and the West Bank, with a tart retort to the Germany's, France's, and lesser's, of tP �( )Gorilla Radio for Monday, August 14, 2006'gorilla-radio-for-monday-august-14-2006 R So, what’s it to be for us all? Is humanity destined to descend the winding vortex to total annihilation, dooming the rest of the biosphere too to destruction, or is there yet a way to salvation? Len Falkenstein is a playwright, drama teacher, and the Artistic Director of New Brunswick’s Theatre Free Radical. They will be premiering his play, ‘Futures,’ at Victoria’s annual Fringe Festival later this month. Futures is described as: “a suspenseful and highly topical new drama combing text, live music, and multimedia projections to offer a powerful, unsettling, and at times blackly comic exploration of the complex intersections between global economics, environmental degradation, and the ongoing war on terror. Len Falkenstein in the first half. And, as unsettling as our uncertain future is, for thousands of Victoria’s poorest residents, their worries are more immediate. British Columbia’s social welfare system has undergone radical revision during Gordon Campbell’s tenure as premier. In some cases, the results have been deadly. In wake of the failures of the Ministry of Children and Families, the provincial Liberals have announced the creation of the position of commissioner of youth and children. But, what about the equally lethal failures of the province’s financial assistance system? Bruce Wallace is researcher with the Vancouver Island Public Interest Research Group, and he’s arguing the province must also retain a commissioner to oversee the way welfare is run. Bruce Wallace in the second half. And, Janine Bandcroft will be here at the bottom of the hour to bring us up to speed with all that’s good to do in and around Victoria in the coming week. But first, Len Falkenstein and playing with our collective futures. Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing live every Monday, 5-6pm Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, 104.3 cable, and on the internet at: http://cfuv.uvic.ca He also serves as a contributing editor at the progressive web news site: http://www.pej.org. You can check out the GR blog at: http://GorillaRadioBlog.blogspot.com G-Radio is dedicated to social justice, the environment, community, and providing a forum for people and issues not covered in the corporate media. Some past guests include: M. Junaid Alam, Joel Bakan, Maude Barlow, David Barsamian, William Blum, Luciana Bohne, William Bowles, Vincent Bugliosi, Helen Caldicott, Noam Chomsky, Michel Chossudovsky, Diane Christian, Juan Cole, David Cromwell, Murray Dobbin, Jon Elmer, Reese Erlich, Anthony Fenton, Jim Fetzer, Laura Flanders, Chris Floyd, Connie Fogal, Susan George, Stan Goff, Robert Greenwald, Denis Halliday, Chris Hedges, Sander Hicks, Julia Butterfly Hill, Robert Jensen, Dahr Jamail, Diana Johnstone, Kathy Kelly, Naomi Klein, Anthony Lappe, Frances Moore Lappe, Jason Leopold, Jeff Leys, Dave Lindorff, Jim Lobe, Jennifer Loewenstein, Wayne Madsen, Stephen Marshall, Linda McQuaig, George Monbiot, Loretta Napoleoni, John Nichols, Kurt Nimmo, David Orchard, Greg Palast, Mike Palecek, Michael Parenti, Robert Parry, Kevin Pina, William Rivers Pitt, Justin Podur, Jack Random, Sheldon Rampton, Paul Craig Roberts, Paul de Rooij, John Ross, Danny Schechter, Vandana Shiva, Norman Solomon, Steven Staples, Starhawk, Grant Wakefield, Paul Watson, Bernard Weiner, Mickey Z., Dave Zirin, and many others. �f��> � y allowcomments=1 showcomments=1 textalign=left fgcolor=black bgcolor=white border=2 bordercolor=navy width=500 height=250 8 $ 2006, august, gorilla, monday, radio�So, what’s it to be for us all? Is humanity destined to descend the winding vortex to total annihilation, dooming the rest of the biosphere too to destruction, or is there yet a way to salvation? Len Falkenstein is a playwright, drama teacher, and the Artistic Director of New Brunswick’s Theatre Free Radical. They will be premiering his play, ‘Futures,’ at Victoria’s annual Fringe Festival lat5 b��( .Home Front: Dispatches from the War on America-home-front-dispatches-from-the-war-on-america �_ While your attention has been diverted by the proxy war in Lebanon, the civil war in Iraq, the still-hot shootin' war in Afghanistan and the coming war with Iran, the Bush Regime been busy waging -- and winning -- another take-no-prisoners, give-no-quarter conflict right in the sacred Homeland itself: class war.
I know, I know: we don't have "classes" in America. No, our society is flatter than a flitter; we're all born on the same level playing field, lined up together at the same starting gate, given the same amount of seed corn to plant on identical plots of rich topsoil. We're all subject to the same laws, which are applied equally to everybody, all the time, regardless of race, creed, color, national origin or sexual orientation. Who would deny these self-evident truths -- except perhaps for those same churls who refuse to acknowledge the seasonal beneficence of Santa Claus or the wonder-working power of the Easter Bunny?
And in truth, the epic despoliation now being wrought by the Bush Regime upon the overwhelming majority of the American people does not fall neatly into classic (or classist) Marxist categories. For one thing, Marx's bête noir, the bourgeoisie, are getting it in the neck along with everybody else. In fact, now that the poor have essentially been erased from public consciousness, wiped out by decades of savage Right-wing rollback, and "tough love" from corporate-coddling, welfare-whacking "New" Democrats, the middle class and its "privileges" -- higher education, affordable health care, job security, pensions, government services and regulatory protections, civil liberties, etc. -- have become primary targets of the Bushists' bold attempt to return American society to the glory days of the Gilded Age, where rapacious robber barons held untrammeled sway.
Dispatches from the Bush Faction's war on America come in every day, piecemeal, the dots rarely if ever connected. Last week saw a bumper crop of precision strikes, hitting an array of some of the Regime's favorite targets: the cannon fodder they've used up in their wars of crony conquest then tossed aside like so much bad meat; the two million Americans that have been clapped behind bars by the Bush Regime -- more prisoners both in sheer numbers and percentage of the population than any nation on earth; and those ever-popular punching bags, the unwealthy sick.
First up, from USA Today: Center for war-related brain injuries faces budget cut. Excerpts:
Proponents of increased funding say they are shocked to see cuts in the treatment of bomb blast injuries in the midst of a war. "I find it basically unpardonable that Congress is not going to provide funds to take care of our soldiers and sailors who put their lives on the line for their country," says Martin Foil, a member of the center's board of directors...George Zitnay, co-founder of the center, testified before a Senate subcommittee in May that body armor saves troops caught in blasts but leaves many with brain damage. "Traumatic brain injury is the signature injury of the war on terrorism," he testified.
The Brain Injury Center, devoted to treating and understanding war-related brain injuries, has received more money each year of the war — from $6.5 million in fiscal 2001 to $14 million last year. Spokespersons for the appropriations committees in both chambers say cuts were due to a tight budget this year.
"Honestly, they would have loved to have funded it, but there were just so many priorities," says Jenny Manley, spokeswoman for the Senate Appropriations Committee.
Boy, they're not even trying very hard to put a plausible spin on these things, are they? No "budget flexibility" to fund treatment for the heads being battered, splattered and bashed in Bush's lie-greased, blood-sodden "war of choice" in Iraq.? The Republicans couldn't even find $7.5 million in chump change just to keep the current level of funding? Seven-and-a-half million dollars -- Dick Cheney could pay that much with a personal check with scarcely a flutter in his bank balance. Halliburton and Boeing charge the taxpayers that much in "overhead" before they sit down to breakfast every day. George Widowmaker Bush could chip in that much with just a chunk of the windfall he'll get from his elimination of inheritance taxes. And how much money have they given the Moonies to peddle "abstinence" in the public schools?
The Republicans are slashing war-related brain trauma treatment for one reason only: they don't give a good goddamn about the rabble they send off to kill and die in their crusade for loot and dominion. That's all there is to it. If they wanted to fund it, if it was important to them, they'd fund it. But they don't, and it isn't, so they won't.
Buried deep in the story is yet another twist of the knife. It seems the Center has also offended the Lord High Warlord, Don Rumsfeld. How so? Here's how:
The Pentagon so far has declined to do the screening and argues that more research is needed.
In other words, the Pentagon doesn't want to acknowledge all the brain injuries being borne by returning troops -- because then they'd have to pay to treat them. And they don't want to pay. Bush and Rumsfeld need that money for the black-hole warpits they've already dug, and the one they're planning for Iran. (As Sy Hersh notes this week: "A former intelligence officer said, "We told Israel, 'Look, if you guys have to go, we're behind you all the way. But we think it should be sooner rather than later - the longer you wait, the less time we have to evaluate and plan for Iran before Bush gets out of office.'") They don't care if the soldiers they've ordered into battle come back damaged, crippled, irradiated or diseased. They don't want to know about it. All they really care about is that these soldiers have the good grace to kick off quietly and cheaply somewhere after their service, so their deaths won't add to the politically-charged body count of the Bush wars.
Next up, from the New York Times: Panel Suggests Using Inmates in Drug Trials. Excerpts:
The proposed change includes provisions intended to prevent problems that plagued earlier programs. Nevertheless, it has dredged up a painful history of medical mistreatment and incited debate among prison rights advocates and researchers about whether prisoners can truly make uncoerced decisions, given the environment they live in.
Supporters of such programs cite the possibility of benefit to prison populations, and the potential for contributing to the greater good.
Until the early 1970’s, about 90 percent of all pharmaceutical products were tested on prison inmates, federal officials say. But such research diminished sharply in 1974 after revelations of abuse at prisons like Holmesburg here, where inmates were paid hundreds of dollars a month to test items as varied as dandruff treatments and dioxin, and where they were exposed to radioactive, hallucinogenic and carcinogenic chemicals.
In addition to addressing the abuses at Holmesburg, the regulations were a reaction to revelations in 1972 surrounding what the government called the Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis in the Negro Male, which was begun in the 1930’s and lasted 40 years. In it, several hundred mostly illiterate men with syphilis in rural Alabama were left untreated, even after a cure was discovered, so that researchers could study the disease.
“What happened at Holmesburg was just as gruesome as Tuskegee, but at Holmesburg it happened smack dab in the middle of a major city, not in some backwoods in Alabama,” said Allen M. Hornblum, an urban studies professor at Temple University and the author of “Acres of Skin,” a 1998 book about the Holmesburg research. “It just goes to show how prisons are truly distinct institutions where the walls don’t just serve to keep inmates in, they also serve to keep public eyes out.”
...“It strikes me as pretty ridiculous to start talking about prisoners getting access to cutting-edge research and medications when they can’t even get penicillin and high-blood-pressure pills,” said Paul Wright, editor of Prison Legal News, an independent monthly review. “I have to imagine there are larger financial motivations here.”
This story speaks -- screams -- for itself. It's part of that grand rollback mentioned earlier. The Hard Right and its present avatars in the Bush Faction really do want to repeal and destroy all of the advances in civil rights and civic rights and human rights won -- at such tremendous sacrifice -- over the past century. It's not just about dismantling the Great Society or undoing the New Deal; it's about going all the way back to the post-Civil War era, when the powerful few could prey without let or hindrance upon the wretched many, and government was a brutal tool in the robber baron's arsenal. These guys don't just have Franklin Roosevelt in their sights; they're going after Teddy Roosevelt too, with all the trust-busting and major social reforms of his era (many of which he gets unearned credit for, but that's another story). -- And of course, a goodly number of these Hard-Righters don't want to stop at the post-Civil War era; they'd like to restore the "honor" and "morality" of the antebellum South as well.
Anyone who wants to understand the roots -- and future goals -- of the Hard Right's penal philosophy should check out David Oshinsky's searing 1996 book, Worse Than Slavery: Parchman Farm and the Ordeal of Jim Crow Justice. You might have trouble finding it (I ran across my copy in the remainder bin in a Nashville bookstore): hard truths don't hang around on the shelves as long as the latest Harry Potter. But if you want to see where the Hard Right is coming from -- and what they "admire" when, like John Ashcroft and Trent Lott, they hark back to the good old days -- the book is well worth the effort of looking up.
Like America's soldiers, America's two million prisoners are worthless trash in the eyes of the elite. The former are to be denied medical treatment; the latter are to be subjected to medical experiments. Either way, they're just things, just ciphers to be moved around in the great game of grabbing loot. You ditch the soldiers so you can take the money that should have been used to heal them and either stuff it in your trousers or ladle it out as pork or payoff in some backroom deal. And you use the prisoners as guinea pigs to pump profits for Big Pharma. As for the usual porous "protections" outlined in the measure, one expert noted: “They’re also the parts of the report that faced the strongest resistance from federal officials, and I fear they’re most likely the parts that will end up getting cut as these recommendations become new regulations.”
Finally, a week wouldn't be complete with yet another Bush bashing of the sick and old and poor. Once more into the breach with the NYT: Planned Medicaid Cuts Cause Rift With States. Excerpts:
More than 330 members of Congress, including 103 Republicans, have objected to the plan. A letter signed by 82 House Republicans says it “would seriously disrupt financing of Medicaid programs around the country.” A bipartisan group of 50 senators recently urged President Bush to scrap the proposed rules, which were set forth in his 2007 budget and could be issued before the end of this year.
Medicaid finances health care for more than 50 million low-income people, with money provided by the federal government and the states. Under the White House plan, the federal government would reduce Medicaid payments to many public hospitals and nursing homes by redefining allowable costs. It would also limit the states’ ability to finance their share of Medicaid by imposing taxes on health care providers. About two-thirds of the states have such taxes.
Ah, there's the rub, you see. There's the heart of the matter: limiting "the states' ability to finance their share of Medicaid by imposing taxes on health care providers." How dare these commie bastard states try to help the poor and sick by begging a nickel from the billionaires of Big Medicine like Bill Frist.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger of California, a Republican, said, “The administration is attempting to reverse decades of federal Medicaid policy through the regulatory process,” less than a year after “Congress rejected these misguided cuts.”
In Missouri, Gov. Matt Blunt, a Republican, said the change “could mean a loss of more than $84.9 million” for his state. That, he said, would “jeopardize the continuity of care for Medicaid recipients” and set back efforts to improve care in nursing homes....
The cuts contemplated by the White House would not reduce the cost of care. But state officials said the changes would put pressure on states to reduce Medicaid benefits, restrict eligibility or lower payments to health care providers...
Dr. Bruce A. Chernof, director of the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, said the cuts would “reduce access to services in a county where 33 percent of residents are uninsured.” The county’s five public hospitals operate trauma centers and burn treatment units for all patients, not just Medicaid recipients, he said.
The effects are magnified by the way Medicaid is financed. For each dollar that a state loses in provider tax revenue, the federal government will reduce its contributions — by $1 in California and Connecticut, and by $3 in a poor state like Mississippi.
In other words, the point is to kick people off the Medicaid rolls, make it much harder to get treatment (just as it's now harder for students to go to college), and re-define whole sections of the population out of eligibility. And in classic Bush style, the poorest of the poor, as in Mississippi, will lose the most.
Every day, the Regime makes it abundantly, overwhelmingly, undeniably clear that there is only one thing that sick poor people -- and used-up soldiers and chained-up prisoners -- can do to play their part in Bush's noble vision for American society: they should all slink off into the dark somewhere and die.
That is the very quintessence of Bushism. That is now the actual, actionable platform of the modern Republican Party. This is the reality they want to create behind the words "the United States of America."
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said that was not what he meant. The detainee stated that the reason high ranking
Al Qaida where talking was because they have information and he does not.
2100: Detainee was offered food and water – ate one MRE and drank a bottle of water.
Detainee was taken to the bathroom and walked 10 minutes.
2215: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes.
23 December 2002
0001: Upon entering booth, lead changed white noise music and hung pictures of
swimsuit models around his neck. Detainee was left in booth listening to white
0030: Lead entered booth and observed that detainee appeared troubled. Lead asked
detainee how he was doing. Detainee related that he had problems. When lead
first asked him what the problems were he stated that they were between him and
god. Lead then told detainee to tell interrogator his problems because they could
not be solved unless they were addressed. Detainee then address the following
problems to lead:
1. Being subjected to pictures of swimsuit models and questioning. – he began to
cry quietly at this point.
2. Metal chair is too stiff and uncomfortable.
3. The overall treatment here. He cannot handle the treatment much longer. -
when he made this statement he began to cry and sob out loud.
Lead asked him if he had any other problems and he stated that the other
problems he could deal with on his own. Ie: physical pain, sleeping arrangement
etc. What he could not deal with much longer were his being subjected to the
pictures and the treatment day after day.
Lead then began to explain why he was being subjected to the following:
1. The pictures:
2. Metal chair:
Lead then began a futility approach on detainee and stated that he has chosen this
The “attention to detail” approach began. Lead pulled pictures of swimsuit
models off detainee and told him the test of his ability to answer questions would
begin. Detainee refused to answer and finally stated that he would after lead
poured water over detainees head and was told he would be subjected to this
treatment day after day. Detainee was told to think about his decision to answer
questions. Lead would only ask questions if detainee fully cooperated with lead.
0130: lead returned to booth and asked detainee if he had thought about the answer he
was to give. Detainee then related that he would answer questions regarding
pictures of swimsuit models.
Detainee was asked 10 questions. First 3 answers were used for training and teach
him how to provide all details related to the question. Of the following 7
questions he gave 2 correct answers with detail to substantiate his answer. He
gave 2 incorrect answers due to his lack of attention to detail. He gave 3 vague
answers without enough information to substantiate his answer. After the 2nd
incorrect answer he was told that was enough for today since there was no reason
to continue and this would continue tomorrow.
0230: Detainee drank 1 cup of coffee. Upon completion he was told to go exercise and
go to the bathroom. Detainee then asked lead if he could ask a question. Lead
told detainee to ask his question. Detainee requested that lead add wearing the
towel over his head to the list of detainee problems. Detainee related that he
already knows where he is, so why does he continue to wear a towel over his
head. Lead then told detainee that he will continue to wear a towel over his and
live this lifestyle until he has proven himself to be truthful, and provides answers
to questions asked. He was reminded that he chooses when this treatment stops.
0300: Lead and translator played cards in front of detainee. Lead instructed detainee to
drink 24 ouinces of water. He was told that he needed to drink the 24 ounces by
the time the next break approached. he was not finished the remainder If of the
water would be spilled over his head. Detainee completed the 24 ounces of water.
0400: Detainee was exercised and taken to the bathroom. Mps told lead that detainee
cried quietly under the towel while exercising. When he returned to the booth
lead asked, what is bothering you? Detainee immediately began to cry and sob
loudly and when he regained his composer he stated “i’m tired of my life here”
and continued to cry. Lead reinforced that he, detainee knew what he had to do to
go back to his brothers in cuba. Detainee then related, “i’m ready to tell my
story.” Lead told detainee that he has not proven himself to be able to answer
questions in detail and truthfully, therefore lead did not want to hear his story at
0500: Detainee was told to drink water and drank 16 ounces.
0600: Detainee was exercised and taken to the bathroom. Upon returning to booth he
was told to clean his room. He picked up trash and swept floor. He was subjected
to white noise and lead left room. Lead was then informed that detainee appeared
to be crying and wished to see him. Lead returned to booth and asked what
detainee wanted. Detainee asked if he could have food and water. Lead told
detainee that he would give him food and water but if he mentioned going on
strike from food and water as he has in the past lead would take it away. Detainee
related that he would not mention going on food / water strike anymore to lead.
0700: Lead returned to booth and instructed detainee to go to sleep. He was reminded of
his choices and lifestyle he could choose.
1100: Detainee awakened and taken to bathroom. Interrogator engaged detainee in
conversation and asked the detainee why Muslims would consider the U.S.
oppressive. Detainee was evasive and would not answer the question.
1115: Detainee was offered water and refused, so the interrogator poured some of the
bottle over the detainee’s head. Detainee began to answer the interrogator’s
question by stating the Muslims did not like the U.S. being in Saudi Arabia.
Interrogator pointed out that the Saudi government had invited the U.S. into Saudi
Arabia. Detainee responded that that was due to Iraq, and that they were no
longer a threat so the U.S. had no reason to still be in Saudi. The detainee stated
that this was not his opinion and that he did not see the U.S. presence as sinful,
but others might see the 9-11 attacks as a warning to the U.S. to leave Saudi.
1215: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes. Control started a “drill
instructor” approach and instructed the detainee to salute when the control entered
the booth and to answer questions respectfully with “sir”. The control ran several
drills asking questions and encouraging the detainee to answer quickly and loudly.
After several questions the detainee was responding as desired, and the control
slipped in a question about the detainee’s involvement with Al Qaida. The
detainee appeared to start to give an answer but then caught himself and stated
“Sir I wasn’t Al Qaida, sir”.
1245: Detainee offered food – refused. Detainee drank one bottle of water. DI
approach continued with control outlining to detainee that the interrogators were
the detainee’s only family now.
1515: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes. Lead entered the booth and
asked the detainee what had been transpiring. Detainee told lead that control had
been telling him the rules. Lead decided to engage in conversation and
recommended the circumstantial evidence theme. Detainee stated that he did not
like that topic. Lead asked the linguist what to talk about and the linguist
suggested Al Qaida. Detainee stated that he did not like that topic either. The
detainee finally stated that he would like to know about agriculture in the U.S.
Lead started telling about crops grown in the U.S. and transitioned into the
circumstantial evidence theme. The detainee was reminded that the people he
was captured with were Al Qaida, and that even though some of the people he
was captured with were talking about him, we would not divulge their names.
Detainee was reminded that when he talked, his name would be protected as well.
Detainee’s actions were compared to the Manchester Document.
1700: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes. Lead engaged detainee in
conversation about his travel from Afghanistan to Pakistan. Detainee described
trip in detail from the month-long stay with A in Khost up to his arrival in Cuba.
Detainee stated that an Afghani named S lead the group on foot from Afghanistan
to Pakistan. Detainee also stated that he stayed close to S and three Afghanis
during the journey. He described the Afghans in detail, but would not offer
descriptions of the Arabs in the group. When asked why he did not associate with
the other Arab speakers in the group, he stated he was afraid of them because he
had been robbed (he stated that he had been robbed by an Afghani while riding in
a taxi, so it doesn’t make any sense that he would want to avoid Arabs and stay
close to Afgans.)
1830: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes. Detainee continued detailing
his trip from Afghanistan to Cuba.
2000: Detainee given a nap.
2130: Detainee was awaken. The themes that were employed for the night were
Taliban, Afghanistan and Al Qaeda falling apart. The detainee did not provide
the interrogators with any new information.
2245: Detainee was taken to the latrine and exercised for approximately 10 minutes.
Refused water. Female interrogator used invasion of personal space and detainee
cried out to Allah several times.
2345: Detainee was taken to the latrine and exercised.
24 December 2002
0001: Control entered booth, changed music playing, and hung binder of fitness models
around detainee’s neck.
0020: Lead entered the booth and asked the detainee why he stated he respected the
lead. Detainee stated that lead treated him better than the second shift. Lead
asked detainee what he thought of lead. Detainee hesitated to answer and was
berated. Detainee finally stated that the lead spoke injustices by confront him
with the circumstantial evidence when the detainee told his story. Lead explained
that this was done because the detainee is lying and we know he is lying because
he keeps changing his story, but the truth will always stay the same. Rules have
changed theme was covered.
0200: Control entered the booth and began the “attention to detail” lesson for the night.
The detainee still would not accurately answer questions about the fitness models
and control stated that the lesson would continue the next day. Detainee
complained that the interrogator had said that today would be the last day of this
lesson. Control replied that the lesson would continue until the detainee could
accurately answer all questions asked of him during the lesson. Control left the
booth with the detainee still complaining about the lessons.
0300: Detainee offered water – drank one bottle. Detainee taken to bathroom and
walked 10 minutes, then allowed to take a nap.
0500: Detainee awakened, taken to bathroom, and walked 15 minutes.
0615: Detainee offered food and water – ate one MRE and drank one bottle of water.
Rules have changed theme was used and detainee was reminded that he would
remain here until he told the truth. Detainee was attentive during session.
0645: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes.
0700: Detainee taken to his sleeping cell in X-Ray for sleep time.
1100: Detainee awakened but left in X-Ray cell as part of a prearranged operation to
allow more time for conversation between detainee and confederate. Detainee
was rushed back into his cell just after being removed while walking to
interrogation booth, and the guards appeared anxious that something was
happening. Detainee trembled uncontrollably until confederate talked to him to
calm him down. Confederate asked the detainee “what is your case” and detainee
declared “it is big” and began to cry.
1130: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes.
1145: Corpsman checked vitals and changed ankle bandages to prevent chafing. Pulse
was slightly elevated and corpsman elected to recheck a couple of hours later.
Control started session with Drill Instructor approach and continued reinforcing
the lessons of the previous day. Detainee remembered the lessons of previous day
and saluted control when he entered the booth. Detainee initially refused water so
control poured a little on detainee’s head. Detainee then accepted the water and
1230: Detainee offered food and water – ate one MRE and drank two bottles of water.
Control continued DI approach and instructed detainee to tell about his trip from
Orlando to Afghanistan. Control wrote itinerary on a dry erase board with dates
and time spans and showed the detainee that he would have arrived in Mazar e
Sharif Sep. 14, 2001, and would have been in Kandahar during the most intense
bombing. Detainee was shown the stupidity of the cover story. Detainee began to
become angry with the DI approach and control decided to end the session rather
than have the detainee start resisting.
1400: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes.
1415: Corpsman checked vitals – O.K. Lead entered the booth and began to talk about
Afghanistan and it’s terrain. Lead then began to speak about the terrain in the
U.S. When lead got to the terrain in Florida, the detainee asked if Orlando was
close to Florida. Lead ridiculed detainee for not knowing that Orlando was a city
in the state of Florida and launched into the circumstantial evidence theme with a
futility approach. Lead told detainee that he was stupid and that is why no one
will believe the stupid cover story he has used. Lead stated the evidence against
the detainee was enough for lead to believe detainee was guilty, and detainee
stated that that was the lead’s opinion. Lead replied that everyone had the same
opinion about detainee. Detainee stated that he hoped the other interrogators did
not share this opinion. Detainee was told that his only hope of leniency was a
change of heart and a desire to do good.
1600: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes.
1700: Detainee given a nap.
1800: Third shift began; detainee was woken from his nap. Interrogation began with
SGT M and a DOD linguist. the interrogation began with what we know, mainly
with the time line he had given in the previous shift, the detainee seemed
disturbed and stated that the whole timeline was wrong and then tried to say that
he was confused by the times he had gave. When asked “How long after you tried
to enter America did you spend in UAE” the answer was about a month and half
which is similar to the timeline in the previous shift. The detainee tried to act as if
he had a mental problem, but when I jumped up and told him not to start faking
that condition he regained his composure, it was the only time I’ve ever seen him
do that but he has tried that tactic on other shifts.
1930: Detainee was taken to latrine and exercised.
2000: M.D. checked the detainee out every thing ok.
2030: Detainee ate an MRE and drank one and half bottles of water.
2100: Circumstantial evidence was the next theme used, the detainee was reminded that
all the evidence shows that he is Al Qaida and that it is time to tell the truth,
detainee sat there in silence for a about a minute and seemed as he was going to
let it all out, but stuck to his story again. The detainee is thinking a lot more on the
themes when presented to him, seems to be on the verge of breaking.
2230: Detainee was taken to the latrine and exercised.
2330: Detainee laid down for a 30 minute nap.
2400: Interrogation over.
25 DECEMBER 2002
0030: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 15 minutes.
0045: Interrogation began with interrogator speaking plainly to the detainee that his
cover story was a lie and because he kept lying, he would not get a chance to
return to Delta. Interrogator stated that a smart man would not do this.
Interrogator asked detainee if he was stupid or afraid, and eventually concluded
the detainee was just stupid because the detainee’s past and continued actions
were what brought and kept him here. Detainee became more and more angry
with this line or reasoning and stated that he was on strike. Interrogator poured
one half bottle of water over detainee’s head and yelled that the detainee was not
in control in the booth, that the interrogator decided everything that happened to
him, but the detainee could take that power away by simply telling the truth.
Detainee yelled back that the interrogator did this to him and the rest of the bottle
was poured over the detainee’s head to illustrate the point that the interrogator
was in control.
0230: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 30 minutes.
0300: Detainee offered water and refused. Interrogator poured some water on detainee’s
head and detainee decided to drink a half bottle of water. Interrogator began to
play cards with MP to ignore the detainee due to a BSCT assessment that the
interrogators may be becoming the family figures of the detainee, and the
interrogator wanted to see if the detainee would try to seek attention. The
detainee tried to interrupt the card game by saying “You choose to pour water on
me, you do this to me,” and “I don’t understand why you pour water on me when
I refuse to drink, I decide when I’m thirsty”. The interrogator laughed at the
detainee and replied that the interrogator controlled all in the booth, and the
detainee chose to stay in the booth. Detainee started falling asleep so interrogator
had detainee stand up for 30 minutes.
0430: Detainee given a nap.
0600: Detainee awakened from nap and interrogator again asked detainee what he hoped
to gain by being here. Interrogator asked detainee why his hands were clenched
and detainee replied that he was cold so interrogator wrapped blanket around
detainee and continued the futility approach.
0645: Interrogator left detainee with linguist to ponder what he had been told. Linguist
talked to detainee as arranged by the interrogator and reinforced the futility
approach, telling him that AQ was destroyed and no one would be coming to help
him. The linguist also told him not to be afraid of anyone if he told the truth
because God would help him. The linguist suggested that the detainee give some
bits of truth and see how his treatment improved.
0700: Interrogator and linguist entered the booth and reinforced the futility approach.
Detainee asked for breakfast and the interrogator gave him an MRE which he ate.
0725: Detainee taken to sleeping cell.
1200: Detainee is woken up, and taken to the bathroom.
1220: The detainee is placed in the interrogation booth and he is checked out by medical
personnel. The detainee is dehydrated and given the choice of drinking water or
receiving IV’s. The detainee refuses water and is given three IV’s.
1339: Detainee is given a bathroom break and exercised. Medical check conducted.
1440: Interrogation resumes. Interrogator begins theme that all this will stop if the
detainee simply tells the truth. The topic of respect was discussed and how his
family must be disappointed with him.
1515: Detainee is given a bathroom break and exercised. Medical check conducted.
1535: Detainee is given MRE and he eats it and drinks 1 bottle of water.
1600: Interrogations resume. Detainee was told about leadership and detainee stated that
he did not want to be a leader and did not want any responsibilities.
1715: Detainee is given a bathroom and exercise break. Medical check conducted.
1735: Interrogation resumes. Detainee was asked about his trip prior to Orlando and
detainee stated that he went to UAE, Pakistan, then Afghanistan the summer of
2000, and the interrogator asked where he received his AQ training. Detainee
stated he was not AQ and the interrogator asked him why he went to AF the
summer of 2000. Detainee then stated that it was the summer of 2001 when he
1750: Interrogation ends. Detainee was offered water throughout the day and refused.
1810: Detainee refused water. He was sent to the latrine and exercised. The medic
wrapped left arm because it contained the housing unit for an IV.
1929: Detainee refused water. He was exercised and sent to the latrine. Detainee spoke
in English when the female interrogator invaded his personal space.
2022: Detainee was given a latrine break and exercised. He refused water. The
interrogator was talking to the detainee about his inability to get into the US in
Orlando, and the detainee stated that he would have gotten in if he had filled out
the INS paper himself, he would have gotten into the country. The interrogator
had the detainee write the word “business” five times on a piece of paper, but the
detainee had to have coaching to write the word.
2208: Detainee continued to refuse to drink water. He was taken to the latrine and
2315: Detainee was given an exercise break. The medic checked his vitals and they
were normal. His blood pressure was 117/74 and his pulse rate was 62 while
standing. His blood pressure was 118/79 and his pulse rate was 53 while sitting.
2350: Detainee was given a complete meal ready to eat and a bottle of water. He did not
refuse to eat or drink. He completed his meal to include the water.
26 DECEMBER 2002
0001: Detainee was eating his food (given by the previous team). Lead walked into
booth turned on white noise and put picture binder of swimsuit models over
0030: Lead entered the booth and began attention to detail approach. Detainee missed 3
of 10 questions. He has learned to provide more details and provides enough
information to substantiate his answers. He still has a problem paying attention to
detail and fabricates information not on pictures. Control berated the detainee
about the fabrication he provided to questions of the pictures and compared this
fabrication to the fabrication of story told regarding his travel to the US and
Afghanistan. Lead then began the circumstantial evidence / futility approach.
Lead covered circumstantial evidence in detail and told the detainee that the
evidence does not lie.
0200: Detainee was exercised and taken to bathroom. Detainee refused water. When
detainee returned to booth lead played cards and ignored detainee. Lead berated
0400: Detainee was exercised and taken to bathroom. Detainee refused water.
0430: Detainee was instructed to sleep.
0630: Detainee was woken up by lead. Lead used a futility approach describing
standard of living here vs standard of living at delta with his brothers. Detainees
vitals were taken. Detainee drank 2 bottles of water. Detainee was instructed to
pray. After the prayer he was told that he could look forward to having prayers
anytime he chooses at delta. Lead emphasized that detainee knows what he has to
do to go back to his brothers in delta. He was told to think about it and instructed
to go to his cell and eat then go to sleep.
0730: Detainee departed to his cell to eat and sleep.
1115: Detainee awakened and taken to the head. Detainee was then walked for 10
1130: Interrogation team entered the booth, IS1 E , SGT B and a DOD Linguist. Futility
and Circumstantial Evidence were covered.
1230: Detainee was offered and refused water.
1300: Head Break and 10 minute exercise.
1330: Detainee refused Meal and water. Detainee was instructed that jihadism and
terrorism were different, but detainee shook his head “no” indicating that he
thought they were the same.
1500: Head break and 10 minute exercise. Detainee was given the silent treatment
during this next session. He did not attempt to speak to interrogators.
1630: Head break and 10 minute exercise.
1700: Detainee ate 1 MRE and drank 1 bottle of water. IS1 E continued engaging the
detainee in conversation in an attempt to keep communication flowing and with
long term intentions of limiting the topics until the detainee is driven to speak
only of his Al Qaida associations.
1810: Detainee was exercised for circulation and taken to the latrine.
1930: Detainee was sent to the latrine and exercised. He did not want any water.
1945: The doctor checked the detainee. The doctor looked at the detainee’s back to
ensure there were no abrasions from sitting in the metal chair for long periods of
time. The doctor said everything was good.
2030: Detainee stated that SGT L would be the cause of him committing suicide. He
requested to write a will. His request was granted and he wrote a will with a
crayon. Lead had will translated and it was a request that if he died here to have
his body and passport sent back to his country quickly and to notify his mother.
Lead entered booth with the detainee’s will and told detainee that since he had
allowed the detainee this opportunity, what would the detainee offer in return.
The detainee said “thank you” and lead stated that was not enough. Lead told
detainee that a single truth would be enough and asked the detainee “who
recruited you into Al Qaida?” Detainee stated he was not Al Qaida and lead tore
up the detainee’s will in front of him.
2100: Detainee was taken to the latrine and exercised. He was given a meal ready to eat
and a bottle of water. He ate all of the meal and drank all of the water.
2220: Detainee was given a latrine break and exercised for approximately 10 minutes.
He does not desire water.
2330: Detainee was taken to the latrine and exercised.
27 December 2002
0001: Lead entered the booth and offered water to detainee – refused. Lead poured the
water over the detainee’s head and offered a second bottle of water – refused.
Lead poured the second bottle over the detainee’s head. Lead confronted detainee
with the inconsistent stories he had given about his family members. Detainee
stated that he was afraid for his family because he didn’t trust us.
0100: Detainee was taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes. The “attention to detail”
theme was run with the fitness model photos. The detainee answered five
questions correctly and was told that we would not run the attention to detail
lesson again unless we felt that he was not giving details about the questions we
0200: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes. The detainee was told that
since he could now provide detailed answers, he would review the location of the
visa office where he had obtained his US visa. Maps were used and the detainee
was questioned to see if he could properly estimate distance on the maps. The
detainee was accurate in this line of questioning. The questioning provided the
Name of visa office: M
Worker #1: K
Worker #2: F
Location: Shari Al Ulayya street approximately 2km n/o Shar A Mahar in the Al
Ulayya district of Riyadh.
Grid coordinate: 7031
Map used: Saudi Arabia graphic
Map name: Ar Riyad
0400: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes. Detainee was offered water
– refused. Detainee was told to go to sleep.
0600: Detainee awakened, taken to bathroom, and walked 10 minutes. Corpsman
checked vitals – O.K. Detainee offered food and water – ate one MRE and drank
two bottles of water.
0715: Detainee taken to sleep cell for sleep period.
1100: Detainee awakened, taken to bathroom, and exercised 10 minutes.
1120: Detainee offered water – refused. Lead began by asking the detainee why he
wanted to write a will. Detainee was evasive and finally stated that he didn’t want
to answer that question. When asked if he was going to try to commit suicide, the
detainee stated “no”, but death had been entering his mind lately. The detainee
was allowed to rewrite his will (it was essentially the same as that written the
previous day). Control began discussing the condemnation of UBL by Islamic
1300: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes.
1315: Detainee offered food and water – refused. Control continued discussion about
UBL, fatwas, and leading clerics.
1415: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes. Control continued theme and
steered it towards levels of guilt and how AQ personnel were cooperating and
reducing their levels of guilt by doing so. Control told detainee about witness
protection program without making any offers of protection.
1530: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes. Lead entered the booth and
began talking about detainee’s youth.
1630: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes. Detainee offered water –
refused. Lead continued by talking about how some people use religion to prey
upon young people, and mislead them into doing things that are wrong. Lead told
detainee that it appeared the detainee was having trouble asking God for
forgiveness. Lead explained process in Christianity for asking forgiveness.
1800: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes.
1815: Corpsman took vitals – O.K.
1820: Interrogation began with circumstantial evidence by SGT M. Detainee was very
resistant, possibly due to presence of LT G. Detainee gave descriptive
information on the person at the car dealership in Riyadh and the person who was
supposed to meet him in Orlando. The information given was in keeping with his
1910: Lt G began interrogation by talking about fear and trust, and how the truth is easy
to recall but lies take effort, and someone who is tired will have trouble telling the
same lies all the time. Detainee offered that he would tell the truth to LT because
he felt he could trust the LT and gave his brother’s and sister’s names as well as
his father’s name and phone number. This list is nearly identical to a listing of
siblings given by him on 9 APR 02, which tend to indicate this information is
truthful. LT asked detainee why he gave different information to the other
interrogators and detainee stated that he didn’t trust the others. LT began
explaining that since the detainee spent so much time in AF that he must have
useful information about AQ. Detainee repeatedly stated that he didn’t know
anything about AQ and kept a severe frown on his face during this line of
2020: Detainee offered water – took one sip.
2025: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes.
2100: Detainee ate an MRE and drank a bottle of water.
2110: Circumstantial evidence theme was used by SGT M. The detainee seemed very
responsive when told that not only the evidence was there but that a lot of the
detainees are talking.
2200: Detainee exercised and given a latrine break. Detainee tripped stepping out of
latrine. Corpsman looked detainee over and everything was O.K. Lt G
continued interrogation and reminded the detainee that there was only one way
out. LT explained to detainee why the U.S. was doing the things it was due to
being at war.
2308: Detainee offered water – took one sip.
2335: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 15 minutes.
28 December 2002
0001: Lead entered booth and gave detainee option to drink 1-1/2 bottles of water
during the shift. Detainee related that he would rather take an IV and did not
want to drink water at this time. Lead berated detainee on his choice and
introduced circumstantial evidence of K’s connection to a NGO which served as a
front for Al Qaida. Lead berated detainee and left booth.
Control entered booth and told detainee to drink bottle of water. Control told
detainee that he was walking out of booth and that by the time control returned
detainee should have better have drank the water or else he would be wearing it.
Control walked out for about 5 minutes and returned to booth. Detainee had
drank the water.
0100: Detainee taken to bathroom and exercised 10 minutes. Detainee offered water –
0200: Control entered the booth and began to question the detainee about personalities
he knows in Riyahd, SA.
0400: Detainee was instructed to go to sleep.
0500: Detainee was woken up, taken to bathroom and exercised.
0530: Lead introduced circumstantial evidence and elaborated on how detainee’s story
did not coincide with his story.
0630: Control used a p/e down / futility approach on detainee and detailed his life here
vs life in Cuba with his brothers. Detainee was told to pray and told that upon
completing his prayers he would be walked to his cell where he would eat and
drink water. Control left the room and was called back by MPs. MPs told control
that detainee stated he was on strike from food and water. Control instructed
detainee to get up from prayer and berated detainee about his remarks (fasting on
food and water). Detainee was then instructed to go to his cell for sleep time.
1130: Detainee awakened, taken to bathroom, and walked 10 minutes. Detainee
appeared tired and interrogator questioned him about this. Detainee finally stated
that sometimes a person has something new come up, possibly referring to his
conversations with the confederate detainee. The topic of Shia muslims was
brought up and the detainee stated that Shia did not believe in the prophet
1145: Corpsman checked vitals. Vitals were O.K. but indicated that detainee was close
1230: Detainee offered food – ate one MRE. Detainee given three bags of IV.
1300: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes. Topic of animals was
discussed with interrogator telling of the type of animals in the U.S. Detainee
broke out in tears and cried for half an hour. Detainee talked about the
wonderment of God and asked God for forgiveness several times. Detainee told
interrogator a story about a young man from an evil city who found God by
looking over creation from a hill, then returned to the city and fell back into sin,
and finally returned to the hill and found the strength to sin no more.
1500: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes. Interrogator clarified the
differences between Shia and Sunni muslims.
1545: Detainee given one hour nap.
1645: Detainee awakened, taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes. Detainee asked
interrogator about prayers in Christianity and eventually asked to pray.
Interrogator told detainee that he was denied prayer because he had lied and
disrespected the interrogators. Interrogator told detainee that his supervisor told
him that prayer could be granted if the detainee gave something up first.
1800: Detainee was exercised, taken to the latrine, and the medic on shift checked his
vitals everything was o.k. The interrogation began with SGT M as lead and a
DOD linguist, levels of guilt theme was the first theme used as the detainee had
been crying profusely in the previous shift about a story of Allah’s forgiveness.
SGT M asked the detainee the reason of why he had cried so much the detainee
began telling the same story and was stopped, and told that I knew the story
already just to tell me the real reason of why he was crying. The detainee went on
to tell me that something tragic happened in his life today and he could not tell
me. I kept on but the detainee would not give it up. The detainee went on to tell
me that today he felt very spiritual and he could not keep the tears in. I told him
“why today should he not feel this way every day”, and he told me again that
something tragic in his life had occurred and again he did not want to talk about
it. I asked him if because of the story he had finally realized that his involvement
with Al Qaeda was wrong and the mission to America was wrong. I told him that
everyone makes mistakes, he stated “no according to Al Qaeda this situation is a
headache”, and I asked him to repeat, and then he realized what he had said, so he
started on his treatment and that this is not the way to do an investigation, and I
reminded him that this was not an investigation.
2000: The detainee was seen by the doctor and reminded that he needed to drink water.
Latrine brake and exercised.
2100: Detainee ate an MRE and drank a bottle of water. The detainee was asked if he
had ever talked to a Saudi official while he has been detained and the detainee
replied yes, then he was asked if his living conditions where better then, and how
long ago had it been since the officials had spoken to him. He replied that his
living conditions where worse and it had been so long that he could not remember
even what they looked like. I asked him if the Saudi government still wants him
and he replied yes, then I asked him then why are you here and the detainee
replied “because of the investigation”. I once again reminded him that this is not
an investigation and that his government does not care about him and that is the
reason he now belongs to the United States of America. The detainee seemed very
shocked by this as if he had never put much thought in to this subject.
2130: Detainee taken to the latrine and exercised. Medic check his vitals everything ok.
The detainee was reminded that his involvement and actions taken by Al Qaeda
have defaced Islam and that they are the reason that Muslims are not liked around
the world. The detainee became extremely aggravated and started saying no that it
was our fault and caught himself and started again on his treatment I told him to
humor me and tell me about interrogations, he told me to tell the guards to show
there face and take him back to Cuba, so I laughed at him uncontrollably, and the
detainee got quiet. Once again I reminded him that only his cooperation would get
him out of this situation.
2345: Detainee taken to the latrine and exercised. Medic check his vitals everything ok.
2400: 3rd shift interrogation over.
29 December 2002
0000: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes.
0015: Interrogation began with p/e down, fear up, and futility. Whenever detainee tried
to speak, lead instructed him to shut up. Whenever detainee appeared too
comfortable, lead instructed him to stand up and sit down several times. Al Qaida
falling apart and circumstantial evidence were themes used.
0200: Detainee offered water – refused, so lead poured it over detainee’s head.
Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 15 minutes. Interrogator continued same
approach and detainee became very angry.
0330: Detainee offered water – refused, so lead poured _ bottle over detainee’s head.
0345: Detainee instructed to sleep.
0530: Detainee awakened and offered water – refused, so lead poured it over detainee’s
head. Approach continued.
0645: Detainee taken to bathroom, walked, and taken to sleep cell. Detainee was given
MRE to eat while in sleep cell.
1130: Detainee awakened, taken to bathroom and walked.
1200: Detainee offered food and water – ate 2 MREs, banana, pears, and cookies, drank
2 bottles of water. Interrogator revisited the theme of high-level AQ talking and
being protected in a witness protection program.
1335: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked.
1430: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked. Interrogator instructed MPs to unshackle
the detainee except for his legs to let him feel what it was like and gave the
detainee a chance to make a decision to talk. Detainee refused and was
1535: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked. Interrogator continued discussions of
1630: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked. Interrogation continued with detainee
1740: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked.
1800: Detainee refused food and water. Detainee said that he had thought about 2A0773
earlier during the day and was surprised him. It had been approximately one
month since 2A0773 has interrogated detainee. Detainee thought that it was a
good sign. Detainee seemed fairly talkative and relaxed. Discussion ensued
about “God’s will” and about why detainee was saved when the other 19 terrorists
1845: Detainee refused food and water. Futility and Al-Qaida falling apart were
discussed. Detainee was relatively unresponsive and seemed relatively
1930: Detainee refused food and water and did not need to use the latrine.
2030: Detainee seemed too comfortable. He was questioned about why he was
unaffected by our discussion of the victims of 9/11. Detainee immediately sat up
in his chair. BSCT observed that detainee does not like it when the interrogator
points out his nonverbal responses. Detainee professed his innocence and
interrogator laughed. At this point, detainee made a comment about the
interrogators nonverbal responses to try to take control of the interrogation.
Detainee stated, somewhat sarcastically, that he was very happy that the
interrogator was laughing and enjoying himself. Detainee refused water.
2115: Detainee refused food and water.
2200: Discussion ensued about the why people join terrorist groups. Two quotes were
read from the book What Makes a Terrorist and Why? The first quote asserted
that people join terrorist groups for a sense of belonging, something that they are
unable to find in normal social circumstances. The second quote pointed out that
terrorist must dehumanize their victims and avoid thinking in terms of guilt and
innocence. P&E down was also incorporated into the discussion and interrogator
expressed understanding about why detainee would join a terrorist group after so
many failures. Detainee seemed unresponsive. Detainee refused food, water, and
2215: Detainee walked around the interrogation booth for approximately 10 minutes.
2230: Detainee refused water.
2320: Detainee refused food and water.
2330: Medical check – O.K. Detainee refused food and water. Detainee went to
latrine and exercised for approximately 5 minutes.
2400: Second shift ended.
30 December 2002
0001: After detainee was exercised and used the bathroom, lead entered the booth and
subjected detainee to white noise. Waiting for linguist.
0100: Linguist arrives. Detainee drank _ bottle of water. Lead began to question
detainee on his contacts in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
0200: Detainee was exercised and taken to the bathroom. He drank _ bottle of water.
Upon returning to the booth questioning of known contacts in Abu Dhabi, UAE
0330: Detainee was exercised for 10 minutes and taken to the bathroom. Detainee drank
_ bottle of water. Upon returning from booth questioning of known contacts in
Abu Dhabi, UAE continued.
The following personalities were obtained from detainee regarding known
contacts in Abu Dhabi, UAE and should be crossed referenced with previous
mfr’s to identify new personalities and differences in known contacts(refer to
MFR for further details on personalities):
0530: Detainee instructed to go to sleep in booth.
0630: Detainee was woken up and lead began a futility/ p/e down approach. Lead
reminded detainee that he could have a better life in Cuba with his brothers but he
chooses to remain here.
0645: Detainee was taken to his cell and told to eat and drink his water.
1100: Detainee awakened from x-ray, given a head break and 10 minutes exercise.
1215: Head break and 10 minutes exercise.
1230: 1 MRE and 1 bottle of water. Detainee asked for prayer time and was told that he
would not get prayer time back until he demonstrated a genuine change of heart.
1340: Head break and 10 minutes exercise. Detainee was exploited on cover story and
provided detail on timeline from Orlando to AF to PK. Interrogator matched all
detainee movements to AQ movements during Northern Alliance offensive in AF.
1500: Head break and 10 minutes exercise. Detainee was exploited on personalities in
cover story. All personalities were checked against know terrorists and all the
names matched the names of known terrorists. The first name of his best friend
(he stopped before he would tell the last name) matches the name of the pilot of
the fourth hijacked airliner on 9-11.
1630: Head break and 10 minutes exercise. The detainee continued to provide
information on his cover story and drew a strip map for the location of his father’s
home in Saudi Arabia.
1830: Head break and 10 minutes exercise.
1845: 1 MRE and 1 bottle of water.
2000: Head break and 10 minutes exercise.
2130: Detainee awakened, taken to bathroom and walked. Lead entered the booth and
told detainee that they would continue the topic of the previous night about people
the detainee knew. Detainee offered water – refused, so interrogator poured it
over the detainee’s head. Interrogator berated detainee for lack of compliance.
Interrogator left the booth and MPs began checking detainee’s restraints.
Detainee raised his hands towards MPs in an aggressive manner and MPs
2200: Detainee walked for one hour. Interrogators berated detainee during walk.
2300: Detainee returned to booth and was subject to instrumental music. Detainee
began to cry and interrogators returned and yelled at detainee to prevent him from
crying in order to prevent him having an emotional release.
2350: Detainee tried to cry again and was yelled at by interrogators. Detainee not
allowed to speak by yelling of interrogators.
31 December 2002
0015: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked. Interrogator played cards with MP in
front of detainee.
0130: Detainee offered water – refused.
0230: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked. Detainee was told that his actions were
the cause of his treatment.
0300: Detainee given 2 hour nap.
0500: Detainee was asked if he had ever been to Kabul and it was pointed out on a map
that he would have to have gone through Kabul if he had driven from Mazar E
Sharif to Kandahar as he related in his stories. Detainee stated that he must have
been asleep during that part of the trip. Interrogator told detainee that others had
identified him as being at a safe house in Kabul. Detainee stated that he did not
know these brothers and became very angry.
0600: Detainee was subject to music for one hour.
0700: Detainee taken to sleeping cell.
1100: Detainee was escorted from cell. Detainee was exercised and given the chance to
go to the restroom. Detainee was placed in interrogation booth.
1200: 2a0780 entered booth. Detainee was given an MRE, detainee looked at it as if he
was going to decline it, but 2a0780 looked at detainee and said his name and then
told him to take it. Detainee took MRE and a pear, detainee drank a bottle of
water as well.
2a0780 started asking detainee about his travels. 2a0780 asked detainee to tell all
of the people he had come in contact with in U.A.E.. Detainee gave the following
For a more detailed report on the above listed names please reference 30 dec 02,
1st shift report. Detainee has provided these names before, with a physical
1400: Detainee was exercised and taken to the bathroom. He refused water.
Upon returning to the booth control entered the booth and asked detainee how he
was doing. Control explained to detainee how he had initiated the treatment he
received during the 1st shift by his own actions. Control explained to detainee
levels of cooperation to be released from this camp and that up to the point where
he refused to take the water bottle he was slowly moving up. However, his poor
judgment and actions caused him to drop on the level of cooperation. Control
explained that as he drops in level of cooperation his treatment becomes worse.
Control explained that the treatment he received during the 1st shift was not even
the bottom of the scale and it could get worse. Detainee agreed that he had
brought the treatment on himself by his actions.
Control than began to ask detainee about business contacts he has in Abu Dhaby,
UAE. Detainee provided the following names of business and the poc: (REFER O
MFR FOR DETAILS)
1530: Detainee was exercised and taken to the bathroom.
Upon returning to the booth control began to question detainee about his contacts
in dubai, uae and provided the following information: (refer to MFR for details)
2. While in Dubai detainee stayed at the Shalihut Dubai Montaza Alame A Tervi
3. After arriving in Dubai, detainee contacted M and M. He called M from a
public phone in the Dubai market place. M told the detainee that he could return
to the USA if he chose to and could travel with the following:
Detainee also related that A conducts business with Sharikat Al Basri company
that imports/ exports vehicles from the USA/Japan.
1630: Detainee was exercised and taken to the bathroom. He drank sips of his water.
Upon returning to the booth control began to question detainee about his finances.
The detainee provided the following information about bank accounts he has
1. Abu Dhaby bank- located in Abu Dhaby, UAE.
2. Riyadh bank- located in Harj city on Shari Al Masanah street.
3. Al Rajhi bank- located in Al Harj city on Shari Al Masanah street.
Detainee related that the bank accounts were under his name (Mohammed Manah
Al Qahtani) and his brothers name (I) and were open at the time he left for
1830: Detainee was exercised and taken to the bathroom at 1830 hours. He drank _
bottle of water.
1920: Corpsman checked the detainees vitals and were within normal limits. Detainee
was instructed to sleep.
2100: Detainee awakened, head break and 15 minute walk.
2120: Interrogation team entered booth, IS1 E , SGT R and a DOD linguist.
Interrogators began with “Al Qaida falling apart” theme and gave detainee a
history lesson on the Japanese attack of Pearl Harbor and the ultimate result of the
2315: Head break and 30 minute walk. Detainee returned to booth and started to fall
asleep, but MPs woke him up. Detainee tried to pray, but interrogator berated
detainee to make him stop.
01 January 2003
0000: Head break and 10 minute walk. Lead enter the booth and told detainee to pick a
topic to talk about. Detainee asked lead to pick a topic and control said they
would talk about the detainee’s trip from Mazar E Sharif to Kandahar and how he
must have gone through Kabul. Detainee denied he was Kabul even though other
detainees identified him as being at a safe house there.
0100: Detainee given cup of coffee. Detainee was told that he would not be respected as
long as he refused to tell the truth, and that he would not go home or to Cuba until
he told the truth. Detainee interrupted control during a fear up – p/e down
approach so control poured a bottle of water over detainee’s head. Lead entered
booth alone and talked to detainee about horse riding and the detainee stated it
was a religious duty to learn to ride a horse. Lead asked if the Koran said this and
detainee stated a Hadith stated this, that a man should teach his sons how to ride a
horse and use a sword. Lead stated that the verse really meant a father should
teach his children everything they need to know in order to survive, and should
not be taken literally.
0230: Head break and nap.
0345: Awakened, head break and 10 minute walk. Lead resumed conversation on horse
riding verse and detainee agreed that it probably meant a father should teach his
children the necessities of life. Lead steered conversation to topic of how UBL
could convince 19 people to kill themselves and other innocents. Detainee was
evasive on topic.
0500: Head break and 10 minute walk. Topic was changed to detainee’s current
situation and the futility of continued resistance. Lead asked detainee what he
was thinking and he replied “I have a very difficult decision”.
0700: Taken to cell in x-ray for sleep, given MRE.
0730: Detainee had thrown MRE out of cell, it was returned to him by control, detainee
ate this and drank 1 bottle of water.
DETAINEE WAS GIVEN 12 HOURS IN HIS SLEEP CELL. MPs gave the detainee
two MREs and water during the rest period.
1900: Detainee was escorted from cell. Detainee was exercised and given the chance to
go to the restroom. Detainee was placed in interrogation booth.
1930: 2A0780 and control entered booth, 2A0780 asked detainee how he was feeling,
detainee responded he was well. Detainee looked well rested. Detainee was given
a MRE, detainee looked at it as if he was going to decline it, so 2A0780 took
MRE away, detainee quickly changed his mind and took the MRE and an apple.
Detainee also drank a bottle of water.
2000: 2A0780 and control started talking to detainee about trivial things, how he was
feeling how things were going. 2A0780 drew a diagram on the white board of a
bridge over a pit of fire, the bridge had little razors on it. Detainee was told that
this was the “Sirat” or a diagram of “judgment day” detainee was told on
judgment day everyone will be sorted out by beliefs. Control asked detainee what
are some of your greatest sins, what do you feel sorry about, detainee stated not
taking care of his parents, not finishing school, and not repaying his aunt.
(detainee borrowed $20,000 from his aunt) . 2A0780 told detainee that he was
only looking out for detainee. This was all done to lead detainee in to the next line
2045: Detainee was exercised and taken to the bathroom. He drank water.
2130: Detainee returned to booth and related the following regarding his travel to
Pakistan and people he contacted (refer to MFR):
2245: Detainee was exercised and taken to the bathroom.
2300: Detainee returned to the booth. 2A0780 entered the booth a began talking to
detainee about what the Quran says about justice for orphans. 2A0780 ask
detainee what made 19 young Saudi Arabian men want to kill themselves,
detainee stated he was unsure, but maybe they were tricked. 2A0780 asked how
could one man, Bin Laden, convince 19 young men to kill themselves, (detainee
was starting to fade he was going in and out of sleep.) The question was repeated,
detainee stated that they were tricked, that he distorted the picture if front of them,
2A0780 asked detainee if this made him mad, detainee stated yes, (detainee did
not realize that 2A780 had now started putting detainee into the picture) 2A0780
asked detainee if he was mad that his friends had been tricked, detainee stated yes.
2A0780 asked detainee if his friends knew about the plan, detainee stated no,
2A0780 asked if detainee knew about the plan, detainee stated no, 2A0780 asked
detainee if anyone knew about the plan, detainee stated yes. 2A0780 asked
detainee if Mohammed Atta knew about the plan, detainee stated that he didn’t
know. 2A0780 asked detainee if it made him mad that he killed his friends,
detainee stated yes. 2A0780 asked detainee if he was glad that he didn’t die on the
plane, detainee stated yes. 2A0780 asked detainee if his parents were happy that
he didn’t die detainee stated yes. 2A0780 stated “he killed your friends” detainee
stated yes. 2A0780 asked detainee if his parents were happy that he wasn’t on the
plane, detainee stated yes. 2A0780 asked did you call your parents after you
didn’t get on the plane, detainee stated no. 2A0780 asked detainee you knew
getting on the plane was wrong, detainee stated yes, 2A0780 then asked but you
still wanted to fight, detainee stated yes. Detainee was having difficulty staying
awake at this time. Detainee was becoming non responsive.
2359: Medics evaluated detainee and gave detainee IV.
02 January 2003
0100: 2nd Shift interrogation team entered booth. IS1 E, SGT R and a DOD linguist.
Detainee was receiving his 3 bags of IV. Interrogators offered detainee coffee
and detainee refused. Interrogators told detainee that since he was being
disrespectful, he would not be treated nicely this session. Detainee was shown the
Bin Laden shrine and told that he could only pray to Bin Laden. Detainee was
subject to loud music and yelling.
0315: Detainee offered and accepted 1 bottle of water.
0330: Detainee taken to head and given 30 minutes exercise. Detainee began yelling in
rage but interrogators yelled louder to shut him up.
0530: Detainee given head break and 10 minutes exercise. Detainee was told that he
could not use the words “car” or “falcon” and was then asked questions about his
0700: Head break and 10 minutes exercise. Detainee taken to sleep cell.
0730: MRE and bottle of water given to detainee in sleep cell.
PSYOP TO REMOVE CONFEDERATE COMMENCES
0815: Amublance arrives and confederate detainee is told that the information he gave
last night checked out, so the interrogators will keep their promise to send him to
a better place to be with his cousins. A linguist was used to interpret to the
detainee could overhead and understand the exchange. The confederate was
shackled at the ankles and allowed to carry the fruit and Koran with him. As the
confederate entered the ambulance, he shouted to the detainee “God guide and
direct you” in Arabic. The detainee shouted a reply that was not loud enough to
hear, but the tone of voice indicated that it was a similar response.
1100: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes.
1130: Detainee instructed to clean the interrogation booth. Interrogator asked detainee
how he felt. Detainee stated he was tired and had a bad night so he didn’t sleep
well. Detainee offered water – declined.
1200: Interrogator discussed the razor bridge over hell, recovering the topic from the
previous day. Interrogator covered major sins and virtues of Islam.
1300: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes. Interrogator took the big
brother approach and explained how he was trying to help the detainee. Detainee
offered water and drank. Interrogator asked detainee about his joint account with
his oldest brother. Interrogator exploited details about the detainee’s construction
1500: Detainee subject to music. Interrogator reminded detainee that failure to provide
details when answering would make him look like a liar.
1600: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes. Detainee drank a half bottle
of water. Detainee was subject to music.
1800: Interrogator started big brother approach and reminded that he had done better the
previous day and did not need to slip backwards. Interrogator asked what the
detainee missed and the detainee stated that he missed his freedom.
1935: Detainee was taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes.
2000: Lt G enter the booth for one hour and talked to detainee about the way to heaven
in Christianity and Islam, and how they differed slightly, but ended up the same at
the end. LT told detainee that the detainee had to help LT to help him (detainee).
Detainee said he would tell the truth and let LT know if he had any information.
LT asked the detainee about Al Qaida, detainee responded with general comments
and stated that he was not a member of Al Qaida, and he knew only things that
everyone else would know.
2110: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes. Detainee was reintroduced
to the rules from the previous day and was tested to see if he maintained
compliance. Detainee was questioned about his trip from Mazar E Sharif to
Kandahar with the use of a map. Detainee had previously denied ever being in
Kabul but it was pointed out that he must have gone through Kabul to get to
Kandahar. Detainee said that he had been through Kabul and apologized to
interrogator. Interrogator awarded the detainee a respect point.
2230: Head break and 10 minute exercise.
2300: Medical check. Subj. appeared dehydrated, detainee drank 33 oz bottle of water.
Interrogator began calming detainee by talking to him civilly, and started pointing
out the resistance techniques the detainee was using as described in the
03 January 2003
0030: Head break.
0200: Awakened, given a head break and walked 10 minutes. Interrogator told detainee
that it was not in his interest to deny involvement in AQ because there was
already enough evidence against him to convict him. Interrogator gave several
scenarios why the detainee would deny AQ involvement, and the detainee brought
up the possibility that he was innocent, which drew a berating from the
interrogator. Interrogator asked if he was afraid his family would be endangered
– No; was he not being honest because he was still loyal to Bin Laden – No; was
he not being honest because he thought it would be a sin – the detainee did not
reply but furrowed his brow. Interrogator asked the question again and the
detainee would only stare at the interrogator.
0300: Head break and 10 minutes walk.
0315: Offered water and MRE, refused.
0400: Head break and 10 minutes walk.
0530: Head break and 10 minutes walk. Interrogators began discussion on death and
judgement. Detainee was asked if he was afraid of death – “No, death can be a
great comfort”; asked if he feared the final judgement – “Yes”. Interrogators
asked if he would have gone to Orlando if he had known the mission. Detainee
0630: Medical check – O.K.
0700: Taken to cell at x-ray and offered MRE and water – refused. Interrogators poured
the bottle of water of over his head and took his food away.
1100: Detainee was escorted from cell. Detainee was exercised and given the chance to
go to the restroom. Detainee was placed in interrogation booth and instructed to
clean room. Detainee cleaned room and then ate 1 mre and drank 1 bottle of
1200: Detainees vitals were taken by corpsman. Corpsman related that detainee needed
to drink water. Detainee was then given 2 bottles of water which he needed to
complete prior to the shift ending. 2a0780 and 2a0761 entered booth and began
to exploit detainees travel to Kandahar, Afghanistan. Refer to MFR for details.
Detainee stated that while in Kandahar he only called the following:
1. His older brother I
4. His parent’s home in Riyadh
5. Z (he did not disclose this information at this time but would later be forced to
disclose it when he contradicted himself.)
While in Kandahar A introduced detainee to the following three people: (per
detainee these are the only people he made contact with while in Kandahar)
2. Unknown name- works at Al Nuzha supermarket in the main market center.
Detainee met with this person on 5 occasions while in Kandahar.
3. Unknown name- this person lives on a street near the airport. Detainee met
with this person on at least 2 occasions.
Detainee also related that he visited a place near Kandahar where people from the
gulf states would meet to hunt for falcons (contradiction as to wanting to meet
other arabs). Detainee stated that he attended 3 meetings, but when he was asked
who was present at these meeting detainee stated that he would show up and no
one was there. When asked how he knew about this meeting location of gulf state
personnel he stated that Z from UAE had told him about this meeting place and he
should go there when in Kandahar.
1315: Detainee was exercised and taken to the bathroom.
Detainee returned to the booth and was questioned further on the meeting place he
1515: Detainee was exercised and taken to the bathroom. Detainee drank _ bottle of
1530: Detainee returned to booth and exposed to white noise. Interrogator covered how
greedy and selfish the detainee was and talked about how the detainee had stated
the he was more important that God or his family.
1815: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes. Interrogator discussed the
theme of justice with detainee. Lights in the interrogation booth were turned off
and candles were lit to provide subdued lighting, and relaxation/meditation music
was played. Detainee became uncomfortable and asked for music to be turned
1900: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 30 minutes.
1945: Detainee shown graphic victim photos. Detainee cried while viewing photos.
Photos were spotlighted with a flashlight in subdued lighting while
relaxation/meditation music was played.
2015: Interrogator returned and explained purpose of photos.
2120: Detainee given head break and 10 minute walk.
2135: Interrogation team entered booth, IS1 E , SGT R and a DOD linguist.
Interrogators berated detainee for refusing food on previous day. Control covered
the “rules for the day” approach. Control questioned detainee about why he had a
German visa. Detainee stated he had never been to Germany. Interrogator told
detainee that was not the question, and detainee stated that he didn’t get a German
visa, he got a European visa. Detainee stated that he wanted a US visa but got a
European visa by mistake. Detainee became evasive about details of the
2330: Head break and 10 minute walk. Lead told detainee to pick a topic for discussion.
Detainee first wanted to talk about what he would do if he got out, then retracted
and said he wanted to talk about Christianity. Interrogators berated detainee for
making the retraction. Detainee then told interrogators he would like to get a job
and have a wife. Interrogators helped detainee plan his life by drawing a pathway
on the board with a split, and told him that he was at the split now, and must be
truthful or he would never be able to go down the path he wanted.
04 January 2003
0130: Head break and 10 minute walk. Interrogators changed topic to Arabic history.
Detainee exhibited ignorance of many significant Arabic events.
0200: drank 1 cup of coffee. Topic was changed to religious history. Detainee stated
that half the detainees including himself did not become religious until they
reached Cuba. Interrogators noted to detainee that religion did not seem to be
what encouraged people to join AQ.
0300: Head break and 10 minute walk. Interrogators related that power and money
might be motivators for people to join AQ. Interrogators asked detainee what his
motivation was for joining AQ. Detainee did not answer and interrogator asked if
it was too private a matter to discuss. Detainee answered “yes”.
0330: 1 MRE and 1 Bottle of water.
0400: Head break and nap.
0500: Detainee awakened, given head break and 10 minute walk. Interrogator covered
some Arabian history and pointed out similarities between the US constitution
and the Koran. Interrogator began circumstantial evidence theme with levels of
guilt. Detainee was asked how he felt about the evidence against him and he
responded that he thinks about it a lot and tries to diffuse some things against him
and disprove others. A timeline was created for the detainee showing his events
leading up to Orlando. Detainee was visibly affected by this approach and
appeared to be near the point of crying.
0520: Medical check, OK.
0700: Head break, taken to x-ray to sleep and given 1 bottle of water.
1100: Detainee awakened, exercised, taken to bathroom and taken to booth. White noise
1130: 2a0761 and 2a0780 entered the booth and instructed detainee to clean room.
Detainee cleaned room and drank water. 2a0780 then asked detainee about people
that he had previously mentioned. M, A, A. 2a0780 had detainee describe these
persons. Detainee stated that they were not religious. Detainee stated that he was
not religious at the time and only became religious once he was detained.
1230: Detainee was exercised and taken to the bathroom. Detainee drank 8 ounces of
1245: Detainee was returned to booth. 2a0761 entered booth and began to question
detainee about his travel from Kandahar, AF to Khost, AF. Detainee provided the
following information and people he came in contact with: (refer to mfr for
1. A- Detainee described him …
1430: Detainee was exercised and taken to the bathroom. He was returned to the booth
and exposed to white noise.
1530: Detainee was exercised and taken to the bathroom. Detainee was returned to
booth where he drank 8 ounces of water.
1545: 2a0761 and 2a0780 entered the booth and covered detainee’s timeline from
Orlando, Florida, USA to Khost, Pakistan. Detainee was told that the information
he has provided is inaccurate since it does not coincide with the war in
He fails to mention any combat in the area at the time he was there or seeing
1630: Detainee was exercised and taken to the bathroom. Detainee returned to booth and
subjected to white noise.
1730: Corpsman checked detainees vitals which were within normal range.
1830: Detainee exercised and taken to the bathroom.
1845: 2a0761 entered the booth and continued to questions detainee about his stay in
Kandahar. He provided the following details: (refer to MFR).
Detainee was berated for not mentioning details about his passport/visa and
money when his trip from Kandahar to Khost was covered. Detainee also stated
that if his health had improved he intended on returning to Mazar-e-Sharif to meet
with M with the falcons he had acquired. Detainee was berated and told that his
story is inconsistent and a lie. 2a0761 then walked out of the room with disgust.
2010: Lt G entered the booth and reinforced that the detainee needed to tell the whole
truth and to answer all questions quickly and with detail. LT told detainee that
interrogators would ask the same questions several times in order to be complete
and thorough. LT also told detainee that he should apologize the next time he saw
2045: Detainee was exercised and taken to the bathroom.
2130: Drank 1 cup of coffee. Interrogators talked to detainee about guilt, leniency, and
cultural inhibitions to telling the truth.
2300: Head break, 20 minute exercise. Interrogators began theme that the detainee had
no hope of being found innocent, and must begin telling the whole truth to
minimize the punishment he would receive. Interrogators feigned anger at
detainee and taught detainee the steps to apologize which included admitting what
he did, asking forgiveness, and making reparations.
05 January 2003
0100: Head break and 10 minute exercise.
0200: Source ate a cracker and drank a bottle of water he refused the rest of the MRE
complaining of an upset stomach. Interrogators asked detainee if he thought he
would be found innocent if he went to trial and the detainee stated “yes”.
Interrogators explained to detainee that his only hope should be to cooperate so he
could get leniency.
0300: Head break and 20 minute exercise. Interrogator continued with leniency theme.
Interrogator then left booth so linguist could speak to detainee alone. Linguist
recommended the detainee should tell the truth and detainee replied that he
couldn’t. Detainee asked linguist “what will they do to me?”. Linguist replied
that 3000 people had been killed and we would not stop until we got the truth.
0500: Head break and 10 minute exercise. Interrogator started futility approach telling
the detainee that his hope of being believed was false.
0700: Head break and taken to bed.
1100: Detainee taken to bathroom, walked and offered food – refused.
1130: Interrogator instructed detainee to clean the interrogation booth. Detainee drank
1200: 2A780 told detainee he is guilty, and the question is how guilty is he and how
much leniency can he get.
1230: Interrogator exploits detainee‘s travel prior to going to Orlando.
1330: Detainee taken to bathroom and exercised.
1350: Detainee offered food – ate one MRE. White noise played in background.
1440: Corpsman checked vitals – O.K.
1450: Interrogator exploits detainee’s work history.
1600: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked. Interrogator reminded detainee that it
was important to give every detail when giving information because the questions
would have to start all over again if he left anything out. Interrogator used love of
family approach and asked detainee how his parents would feel if one of his
brothers became a suicide bomber and died. Interrogator further said that if the
detainee gave the name of the AQ recruiter in Saudi, we could stop this person
before he had a chance to talk to the detainee’s brother. Detainee appeared to
think deeply about this topic.
1730: Corpsman checked detainee’s vitals – O.K.
1800: Detainee listened to music for remainder of session.
2130: Head break and 10 minute exercise.
2140: Medical check. OK.
2145: Interrogation team entered the booth, IS1 E and a DOD linguist.
2200: Source drank 1 bottle of water. Interrogator told detainee that by lying, he was
making his situation worse. IS-1 told detainee that if the cover story was used in
a trial, the prosecutor would tear it apart.
2330: Head Break and 10 minute exercise. Topic changed to global issues to discredit
UBL and identify the US point of view.
06 January 2003
0100: Head Break and 10 minute exercise.
0230: Head break and 10 minute exercise. SGT began a discussion of the
0400: Head break and 15 minute exercise. SGT began futility approach using
0530: Head break and 30 minute exercise. Detainee drank _ bottle of water. Corpsman
checked vitals – O.K. Circumstantial evidence and futility continued. Detainee’s
body language seems to indicate he is becoming more worried about this subject.
0700: Detainee taken to sleep cell.
1100: Detainee awakened, given shower and fresh clothes, taken to bathroom and
1130: Detainee taken to interrogation booth and drank water.
1200: Corpsman checked vitals – O.K.
1215: Interrogators instruct detainee to drink water and be respectful. Interrogators
began questioning detainee about work history prior to the Orlando trip.
1325: Detainee taken to bathroom and exercised. Detainee drank water. Questioning
1530: Detainee taken to bathroom and exercised.
1600: Corpsman checked vitals – O.K. Questioning continued
1730: Detainee taken to bathroom and exercised.
1830: Detainee ate one MRE and drank a bottle of water.
1930: Detainee taken to bathroom and exercised; drank water. Detainee subject to white
noise the remainder of the shift.
2030: Detainee taken to bathroom and exercised.
2130: Head break and 10 minute exercise.
2140: Interrogation team entered booth, IS1 E , SGT R and a DOD linguist.
2200: Source drank 1 cup coffee.
2215: Medical check ok. Interrogators talked to detainee about the Saudi royal family
and how they had not taken care of the Saudi people. Interrogators then gave
detainee an American Government class where they explained the three branches
of government and how it all worked. Interrogators explained how both AQ and
the Saudi government blamed the US for all their problems, while the truth was
that these organizations were the cause of the problems. Interrogators explained
how both the US and Saudi had been under control of the British prior to
independence. Interrogators explained how the US is obligated to protect its
people in interests abroad.
2300: Head break and 10 minute exercise.
2330: Source drank 1 cup coffee. Interrogators explained to detainee that he was so
ignorant of the world that he could not distinguish between truth and lies when
someone told him something. Interrogators told detainee that he needed to
improved his education about world history and sociology so that he would know
when someone lied to him. Interrogators pointed out that AQ had used people
like him and tricked them by lying to them.
7 January 2003
0001: Medic gave source Tylenol and 1 cup water. Interrogators asked detainee what
his reason for not telling the whole truth was. Interrogators asked if he thought it
would be a sin if he did, he replied “no”; asked if he still had allegiance to AQ, he
replied “no”, asked if he thought it was the best course of action for him, he
0340: Awakened, head break and 10 minute exercise.
0400: Offered food and water, refused. Interrogators resumed discussion about his
holding out on telling the truth. Interrogators reiterated that the case against the
detainee was strong and he had no hope of being found innocent. Detainee was
asked what was wanted of him, he replied “If I help you, you will help me”.
Detainee appeared to begin to understand his situation and become distressed.
0500: Head break and 10 minute exercise. Interrogators continued futility approach.
0700: Head break and taken to x-ray for rest period.
1045: Detainee awoke on his own and urinated through the wire of his cell. When asked
why he did this and did not request to go to the bathroom, detainee replied that he
woke up and could not hold it and had to go immediately.
1100: Detainee woken up and exercised/ taken to the bathroom and moved to booth.
1130: 2a0780 entered booth and used an emotional futility p/e down approach on
1300: detainee exercised and taken to the bathroom. Drank water
1315: 2a0761 and 2a0780 entered the booth and continued to exploit detainees work
1445: detainee exercised and taken to the bathroom
1530: 2a0761 and 2a0780 continued to exploit detainees work history.
1700: detainee exercised and taken to the bathroom. Drank water.
1730: 2a0761 and 2a0780 continued to exploit sources work history and began to
exploit sources car selling business associates.
1900: detainee exercised and taken to the bathroom. Drank water
1915: 2a0780 entered booth and went over maps of sources home, Al Kharj, SA.
2000: Detainee ate 1 MRE and drank water.
2100: Detainee exercised and taken to the bathroom.
Log reviewed to this point by JTF/SJA DMC 7 Jan 02
2115: Interrogation team entered booth, IS1 E , SGT M and a DOD Linguist. Futility
approach was run as it was determined that the detainee was holding on to a hope
that he would be found innocent. Interrogators explained that this was a false
2230: Head break and 10 minute exercise.
2245: Medical check by corpsman, OK. Interrogator began questioning detainee about
his time in AF.
08 January 2003
0030: Head break and 10 minute exercise. Detainee drank one bottle of water.
0230: Head break and 10 minute exercise.
0300: Source ate 1 MRE and drank 1 bottle of water. Interrogator resumed the futility
approach and centered around why the detainee still refuses to tell the truth.
0400: Head break and 10 minute exercise. Interrogator began talking about other topics
such as the true definition of martyr, and Islamic beliefs. Detainee asked
interrogator to tell him about hunting, and interrogator turned the topic back to
0630: Head break and taken for sleep period.
1100: Detainee moved from cell to booth. He is exercised and taken to the bathroom.
1130: 2a0780 enters booth and begins questioning on family history.
1300: Detainee was exercised and taken to the bathroom. Source drank water.
1330: 2a0761 and 2a0780 entered booth and began to exploit sources car business
1500: Detaineee was exercised and taken to the bathroom
1630: Detainee was exercised and taken to the bathroom. Drank water.
1700: Detainee ate hot food instead of MRE.
1730: 2a0780 exploited detainees family tree and car business associates who traveled
to the US
1830: Detainee was exercised and taken to the bathroom. Vitals checked by corpsman
and within normal limits.
1900: Detainee given nap.
2200: Detainee woken from nap, exercised, and taken to latrine.
2215: Interrogation began with questioning on the Arabs that where detained with the
2330: Detainee taken to latrine and exercised.
09 January 2003
2400: Detainee ate one mre and drank a bottle of water.
2425: Detainee taken to latrine and exercised.
0030: Detainee stated that he was not stupid and answered that he was educated when
questioned if he was a doctor, lawyer, or engineer, he said yes to being an
0230: Detainee taken to the latrine and exercised.
0300: Detainee was seen by the medic everything ok.
0315: Sgt questioned the source on his income and why he did not provide his family any
0330: Detainee was taken to the latrine and exercised.
0345: SGT ran futility approach life is hopeless. SGT asked the source to visualize his
future source said he could then said your right at this point there is no hope, SGT
commented that the only thing to do at this time is just confess and help him self,
that he is only 30 years old and who knows maybe one day he might even be
freed, SGT explained confessed al qaeda members know this and that is why there
talking and not to screw him self out of an opportunity to may help his life
because there is going to come a time when nothing is going to matter. SGT told
the detainee it was time to go to sleep and to think about it, source was very
thankful and said that he would consider it since his life right now has no value.
0530: Interrogation ended and detainee was put to bed.
1100: Detainee awakened, taken to bathroom, exercised, and taken to interrogation
1130: A0780 entered the booth and started small talk with detainee. Detainee stated he
wanted to fast during the day, and this wish was respected.
1200: A0761 entered the booth and began exploiting shipping companies used by
dealerships in SA. Exploitation continued for entire shift.
1300: Detainee taken to bathroom and exercised.
1500: Detainee taken to bathroom and exercised.
1700: Detainee taken to bathroom and exercised.
1900: Detainee taken to bathroom and exercised. Detainee drank 16 oz water
2130: Head break and 10 min exercise.
2145: Medical check. Interrogators reviewed topics of the previous few days. Futility
was reinforced and interrogators stated there must be only two reasons for the
detainee’s continued resistance; either the detainee did not believe the
interrogator, or the detainee was protecting terrorists still at large. Interrogator
likened the detainee’s story to swiss cheese, with holes surrounding information
2330: Head break and 10 min exercise. Interrogators allowed detainee to choose topic
for discussion. Detainee asked if the interrogator liked to cook and clean because
he (detainee) was a single man and liked to cook.
10 January 2003
0100: 1 cup coffee.
0130: Head break and 10 min exercise. Futility approach was run and detainee said that
he knew nothing about terrorists, but would be willing to go back to the Gulf
states and infiltrate terrorist organizations for us to help us out. Futility continued
to be run for the remainder of the night.
0200: 10 oz water and 1 cup of coffee.
0300: Head break and 10 min exercise.
0430: Head break and 10 min exercise.
0630: Head break and 10 min exercise.
0645: Medical check – O.K.
0650: Refused MRE and water.
0700: Transferred to x-ray for sleep period.
1100: Woken up/ exercised/ taken to the bathroom and transferred to the booth.
Detainee offered food – refused. Interrogators questioned detainee about his work
history with emphasis on automotive contacts and meeting places for the entire
1300: Exercised and taken to the bathroom.
1330: Medical check, medic stated source needed to drink water. Source was told to
drink water, source complied.
1500: Exercised and taken to bathroom. Source drank water.
1630: Source was asked if he needed a bathroom break, no.
1745: Source exercised and taken to bathroom. Source drank water.
1900: Source was given MRE with extra food inside.
1945: Source exercised and taken to bathroom.
2000: Source was allowed to sit in booth and rest.
Reviewed to this point by SJA, JTF GTMO, 10 January 2003, 1840 hours.
2100: Head break and 10 minute exercise.
2130: Interrogation team entered the booth, IS1 E and a DOD linguist. Interrogator
covered previous night’s topic of hopelessness unless the detainee cooperates
fully so he can receive leniency. Detainee stated that the session this night was
quieter and he liked that, and that he didn’t like to talk about his case because the
conversation would become harsh. Interrogator told detainee that conversations
became harsh because the detainee lies. Detainee tried to deflect conversation
when it turned to Al Qaida.
2245: Head break and 10 minute exercise. Interrogator allowed detainee to choose a
topic to talk about. Detainee wanted to talk about dinosaurs. Interrogator gave
history of dinosaurs and talked about the meteor that wiped them out, and equated
this event with nuclear war. Detainee expresses great ignorance about dinosaurs
and space, topics that are taught in U.S. grade schools. Detainee asked
interrogator if the sun revolved around the earth.
11 January 2003
0145: Head break and 10 minute exercise.
0200: Source ate 1 MRE and drank 1 bottle of water.
0230: Source received haircut. Detainee did not resist until the beard was cut. Detainee
stated he would talk about anything if his beard was left alone. Interrogator asked
detainee if he would be honest about himself. Detainee replied “if God wills”.
Beard was shaven. Detainee stated he was on strike from interrogation on all
teams. A little water was poured over the detainee’s head to reinforce control and
wash the hair off. Interrogator continued futility approach. Detainee began to cry
0400: Head break and 10 minute walk.
0545: Head break and 10 minute walk. Interrogator told detainee to choose a topic of
discussion. Detainee asked to know about the rituals of Christianity. Interrogator
told detainee to talk about the rituals of Islam first.
0650: Medical check, OK.
0700: Taken to x-ray for sleep period.