Many of the captured “terrorists” at Guantanamo turn out to be nothing more than your everyday lowlife criminal roaming the streets of Afghanistan or Iraq. After being arrested and jailed for an indefinite amount of time, abused, and/or tortured at the hands of American soldiers these detainees are eventually released when it is shown they have no real ties to Al-Queda or any other Islamic extremist group. Once free many of them wind up actually joining an Islamic Ji’ihad group when they become infurriated at America due to the treatment they were forced to withstand in prison. Just more proof that this war is actually producing more terrorists instead of thwarting terrorism.

GARDEZ, Afghanistan – Mohammed Naim Farouq was a thug in the lawless Zormat district of eastern Afghanistan. He ran a kidnapping and extortion racket, and he controlled his turf with a band of gunmen who rode around in trucks with AK-47 rifles.
U.S. troops detained him in 2002, although he had no clear ties to the Taliban or al Qaida. By the time Farouq was released from Guantanamo the next year, however – after more than 12 months of what he described as abuse and humiliation at the hands of American soldiers – he’d made connections to high-level militants.

In fact, he’d become a Taliban leader. When the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency released a stack of 20 “most wanted” playing cards in 2006 identifying militants in Afghanistan and Pakistan – with Osama bin Laden at the top – Farouq was 16 cards into the deck.

A McClatchy investigation found that instead of confining terrorists, Guantanamo often produced more of them by rounding up common criminals, conscripts, low-level foot soldiers and men with no allegiance to radical Islam – thus inspiring a deep hatred of the United States in them – and then housing them in cells next to radical Islamists.

The radicals were quick to exploit the flaws in the U.S. detention system.

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