The U.S. BOUGHT the Prisoners it Continues to Hold at Guantánamo

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"The belief that the men imprisoned at Guantánamo Bay are the 'worst of the worst dangerous terrorists' is still commonly held, due in large part to the mainstream corporate media and politicians," writes London-based human rights activist Aisha Maniar. "But as early as 2006, Seton Hall University School of Law identified, using U.S. Department of Defense data, that only 5 percent of prisoners were captured by the U.S. military. Of the current 80 remaining detainees, only three were captured by U.S. forces, including Pakistani prisoner Saifullah Paracha, who was kidnapped in Thailand... 

"The vast majority of prisoners 'were arrested by either Pakistan or the Northern Alliance and turned over to United States custody' in return for a bounty," which former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf called "prize money."

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