America's Secret Afghan Prisons

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Anand Gopal discusses America's secret prisons in Afghanistan. His article "America's Secret Afghan Prisons" was published collaboratively by and The Nation, and supported by the Fund for Investigative Journalism. Anand Gopal has reported in Afghanistan for the Christian Science Monitor and the Wall Street Journal. His dispatches can be read at He is working on a book about the war in Afghanistan.


Anand Gopal

Comments [5]

Bee from Somerville

Man it sounds like that the acts done by the US Government are terroristic acts in themselves. In any case depending on this point of view, I can see why we are called evil, the government actually condones terroristic acts on weak countries. We are as bad as those that this country deams as terrorists.

Feb. 04 2010 03:55 PM

As long as we have "reports" like this, we will never win in Afganistan. We have to do what is necessary. And what is necessary isn't always pretty. He is doing more harm to our efforts with this reporting.

Feb. 04 2010 12:36 PM

Ah,private contractors?
from another country?
Might be interesting to unwrap.
Video distributed to US army on occupation 101 of Islamic societies????

You are the man,Lenny!!!!

Feb. 04 2010 12:35 PM

Man Lenny,
Great questions!!

Feb. 04 2010 12:21 PM

Great show Lenny!!!
You don't get into that kinda of business overnite!!!
US had to get tips from the pros.
Third country contractors had to be hired.
Perhaps your guest can shed some light ??
I would propose "Facility 1391"in a certain mideast country was model for infamous Abu Gharib and correspondig Bagraham.
Fired General Janis Karpinski, commander of the U.S. military prison in Iraq was about to spill the beans before being cashiered.
Lastly,the name John Israel keeps popping up
as third country "interogator"contracted out to torture on behalf of the US taxpayer.

Feb. 04 2010 11:17 AM

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