Sunday, May 15

A strong and unsentimental film about the Guantánamo camp

This week it is 20 years since the Guantánamo camp was established. A new film tries to get to the bottom of the fate of Abu Zubaydah who has been imprisoned there indefinitely, without law and judgment.

Guantanamo’s ghost continues to haunt the Americans.

On January 11, 2002, the first prisoners were detained at Guantánamo. Among them was Abu Zubaydah, who the CIA assumed at the time, was among the three key leaders of al-Qaeda. But then it turned out, after torture-like interrogation, that he was just an intermediary without influence.

This miscalculation by the CIA was enough for America to miss out on vital information in the first months after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

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