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EXCLUSIVE: Russia Today goes to Guantanamo; Unprecedentedly, DoD allows RT Cameras to pierce Camp Delta for PR Tours!

Anastasia Churkina (perhaps one of the last remaining of the original hires) deserves a Pulitzer, at the least, for this!

Been meaning to post this series for awhile; always thought someone here already has. Well, if you have not seen it, it's a MUST SEE; it's 'WarCrimes-Actual, in RealTime':

Special Report: RT goes to Gitmo

http://youtu.be/kZWxVNYh578
RT America
Published on Oct 17, 2013

RT's Anastasia Churkina reports from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Stay tuned for her special reports.

RT goes to Guantanamo. Part 1: How we got there

http://youtu.be/-NYJm7Ui34M
RT America
Published on Oct 16, 2013

RT's Anastasia Churkina set off on a trip to the most notorious U.S. detention facility - Guantanamo Bay prison camp to find out what it's really like. With a series of reports from the ground, this is the first one - on travelling there, first impressions, and unexpected surprises.

RT goes to Guantanamo. Part 2: Journo Struggles & Lack of Transparency

http://youtu.be/BTwWLMeU3f8
RT America
Published on Oct 23, 2013

RT's Anastasia Churkina reports from the most notorious U.S. detention facility - Guantanamo Bay prison camp - on what it's really like. This 2nd Part of the series looks at the facts of trying to report the truth from the prison. Officials repeat the word "transparency" like a mantra, but in reality allow very little access to locations and interviews that really matter.

RT goes to Guantanamo. Part 3: What it's Really Like

http://youtu.be/D3VQoi8I5L0
RT America
Published on Oct 30, 2013

RT's Anastasia Churkina reports from the most notorious U.S. detention facility - Guantanamo Bay prison camp - on all the realities on the ground. This 3rd Part of the series looks at the differences in living conditions for detainees vs. the U.S. military serving at Guantanamo, as well as the way force-feeding is treated by actual detainees and those who perform it.

RT goes to Guantanamo. Part 4: The Unexpected

http://youtu.be/S4PviULQT2c
RT America
Published on Nov 6, 2013

RT's Anastasia Churkina reports from the most notorious U.S. detention facility - Guantanamo Bay prison camp - on all the realities on the ground. This fourth Part of the series looks at the most unexpected aspects & details of Guantanamo's day-to-day affairs - life being a festive blast for the U.S. military serving at America's most scandalous jail.

Find RT America in your area: http://rt.com/where-to-watch/
Or watch us online: http://rt.com/on-air/rt-america-air/

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Intro, Overview & Summary Segments:

Behind Bars: RT goes inside Gitmo

http://youtu.be/wjfVFFoVeDs
RT
Published on Oct 17, 2013

Everyone may know the name of America's most-notorious prison - but few know what really happens behind the barbed wire at Guantanamo. RT has been given rare access to the facility that's been indefinitely detaining terror suspects without charge for more than a decade.

Gitmo-Garb: RT pierces Guantanamo censorship

http://youtu.be/JeqJeWZzqyQ
RT
Published on Oct 24, 2013

One of the world's most headline grabbing prisons - Guantanamo Bay, has long learnt to dodge media attacks by reporters. An RT crew gained access to check for itself on what life is really like there.

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** The real question is, why did the PentaCON agree to allow in (while skipping over ALL acquiescent lapdog American MSM outlets), of all media, the Russian one?

One, that their own counter PsyOps units know for fact that well-informed Americans regularly tune into RT to get alternative reporting (if not simply compare what/how each media outlet spin, edit and/or omit), daily?

Does the DoD Brass or the oBUSHma WH actually think that the RT's already skeptical audience who'll never really trust them nor the NWO empire, will suddenly change their minds, if they simply show a tour of Git'Mo?

Who knows what their real motives were...

Please, judge for yourselves, at your leisure.

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UPDATE 1: Corrections & reflections

In the initial thread's headline, I called it "Camp X-Ray" because I thought eventually they'd 'let' her go somewhat near it, but, the pieces uploaded by RT so far only covers Camp Delta.

Delta is somewhat like your 'typical' privatized cell block jailcells.

But, it's also where they've been force-feeding the detainees.

This, is the infamous Camp X-Ray; think former DEA thug Joe Arpaio will be taking notes:

Anastasia Churkina's reporting itself is her usual: neutral, with slight sarcasm. She rattled off 'lists' and descriptions. Granted, it is a military base so 'get' the OPSEC, but like every other 3rd world dictatorship, they had govt minders trailing her, had to approve with 'power' to delete any audio or video. They had no WiFi, WikiLeaks site is banned, and were 'jamming' her cellphone signals; no matter because for her to enter the premise, they temporarily confiscate it. Who knows if they put a bug in her phone or extract contact list and history cache off her phone web browser.

It was quite bizarre; like many US military bases occupying overseas, they're as if a strip-mall shake n'bake suburbia/mini-town were suddenly 'dropped in' on any given foreign soil.

The 'logistical' support and the camp's servicemen's families live on 'the other side of town island' (with a skateboard park to boot) where you must take a ferry to get across.

They have their 'luxuries:' the only Pizza Hut, Starbucks, Subway, American-style movie theater and Tikibar in Cuba, on the base's premises.

In essence, they DO live in their own little artificial bubble.

Oh yeah: all that, along, with all the torture, MKULTRA brainwashing, next-gen Al-CIA-da double agent asset training center.

It's too bizarre.

Hilariously, others not involved in the day-to-day task of dealing with the prisoners only describe their mission as the 'right thing' and feeling good about their jobs, as an upward ladder in their military career!

The base's operations are so compartmentalized, I'd guarantee that one segment of the servicemen's population who don't deal with the detainees, the force-feeding, interrogations, waterboarding and other forms of torture, know LESS about what actually goes on at their own Guantanamo Bay Base, than some ardent researchers who've never set foot on the island.

For god's sakes, Anastasia Churkina was forbidden to talk to any of the actual detainees, but was shown the galley/kitchen and what a 'wonderful' operation they have going on there! Yay! LOL

Oh, and here's the real kicker: "transparency" was repeated throughout the report, from the base PsyOp PR personnel.

Imagine that, someone under oBUSHma's 'command' uttering "transparency," without an ounce of irony! The Earth's polar axes must have flipped! Flipped! I tell you!

But, the most ironically stunning thing?

The iguanas' lives on the island are worth more than the servicemen/women or the detainees: ALL drivers are forbidden from speeding, as if you run over a Cuban iguana, it's instant $10,000 fine, minimum!

Talk about a fcuked up universe.

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UPDATE 2:

RT goes to Guantanamo. Part 5: Will it ever really close?

http://youtu.be/piR9Hw3zk8U
RT America
Published on Nov 13, 2013

RT's Anastasia Churkina reports from the most notorious U.S. detention facility - Guantanamo Bay prison camp - on all the realities on the ground. This last part of the series looks at the bureaucracy surrounding the closure of the detention facility & why legal cases for detainees are still moving at a glacial pace today.

Find RT America in your area: http://rt.com/where-to-watch/
Or watch us online: http://rt.com/on-air/rt-america-air/

Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTAmerica
Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_America

RT Inside 'Modern Gulag': Gitmo inmates in limbo as Obama idles

http://youtu.be/zG0yVUj7kLs
RT
Published on Nov 13, 2013

Three dozen of America's most respected former generals and admirals have joined calls for Guantanamo Bay prison to be closed down. The military facility itself has just turned 12 years old having survived torture scandals, hunger strikes, and global scrutiny. RT's Anastasia Churkina brings us her final report from Guantanamo.




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UPDATE 2:

RT goes to Guantanamo. Part 5: Will it ever really close?

http://youtu.be/piR9Hw3zk8U
RT America
Published on Nov 13, 2013

RT's Anastasia Churkina reports from the most notorious U.S. detention facility - Guantanamo Bay prison camp - on all the realities on the ground. This last part of the series looks at the bureaucracy surrounding the closure of the detention facility & why legal cases for detainees are still moving at a glacial pace today.

Find RT America in your area: http://rt.com/where-to-watch/
Or watch us online: http://rt.com/on-air/rt-america-air/

Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTAmerica
Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_America

RT Inside 'Modern Gulag': Gitmo inmates in limbo as Obama idles

http://youtu.be/zG0yVUj7kLs
RT
Published on Nov 13, 2013

Three dozen of America's most respected former generals and admirals have joined calls for Guantanamo Bay prison to be closed down. The military facility itself has just turned 12 years old having survived torture scandals, hunger strikes, and global scrutiny. RT's Anastasia Churkina brings us her final report from Guantanamo.

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

updated

UPDATE 1: Corrections & reflections

In the initial thread's headline, I called it "Camp X-Ray" because I thought eventually they'd 'let' her go somewhat near it, but, the pieces uploaded by RT so far only covers Camp Delta.

Delta is somewhat like your 'typical' privatized cell block jailcells.

But, it's also where they've been force-feeding the detainees.

This, is the infamous Camp X-Ray; think former DEA thug Joe Arpaio will be taking notes:

Anastasia Churkina's reporting itself is her usual: neutral, with slight sarcasm. She rattled off 'lists' and descriptions. Granted, it is a military base so 'get' the OPSEC, but like every other 3rd world dictatorship, they had govt minders trailing her, had to approve with 'power' to delete any audio or video. They had no WiFi, WikiLeaks site is banned, and were 'jamming' her cellphone signals; no matter because for her to enter the premise, they temporarily confiscate it. Who knows if they put a bug in her phone or extract contact list and history cache off her phone web browser.

It was quite bizarre; like many US military bases occupying overseas, they're as if a strip-mall shake n'bake suburbia/mini-town were suddenly 'dropped in' on any given foreign soil.

The 'logistical' support and the camp's servicemen's families live on 'the other side of town island' (with a skateboard park to boot) where you must take a ferry to get across.

They have their 'luxuries:' the only Pizza Hut, Starbucks, Subway, American-style movie theater and Tikibar in Cuba, on the base's premises.

In essence, they DO live in their own little artificial bubble.

Oh yeah: all that, along, with all the torture, MKULTRA brainwashing, next-gen Al-CIA-da double agent asset training center.

It's too bizarre.

Hilariously, others not involved in the day-to-day task of dealing with the prisoners only describe their mission as the 'right thing' and feeling good about their jobs, as an upward ladder in their military career!

The base's operations are so compartmentalized, I'd guarantee that one segment of the servicemen's population who don't deal with the detainees, the force-feeding, interrogations, waterboarding and other forms of torture, know LESS about what actually goes on at their own Guantanamo Bay Base, than some ardent researchers who've never set foot on the island.

For god's sakes, Anastasia Churkina was forbidden to talk to any of the actual detainees, but was shown the galley/kitchen and what a 'wonderful' operation they have going on there! Yay! LOL

Oh, and here's the real kicker: "transparency" was repeated throughout the report, from the base PsyOp PR personnel.

Imagine that, someone under oBUSHma's 'command' uttering "transparency," without an ounce of irony! The Earth's polar axes must have flipped! Flipped! I tell you!

But, the most ironically stunning thing?

The iguanas' lives on the island are worth more than the servicemen/women or the detainees: ALL drivers are forbidden from speeding, as if you run over a Cuban iguana, it's instant $10,000 fine, minimum!

Talk about a fcuked up universe.

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

aw shuck .o)

no bigs. moi? as long as the info gets out there, me's all gut.

yeah, I was wondering why I hadn't seen it posted it, before. then viola, there you were.)

thanks.

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

all gut

:)

just curious,

what's your personal take as to why DoD suddenly decided to allow cameras in there, Russian ones of all places, as a PR-makeover push??

think having a non-American press there reporting 'objectively' (do dig RT from time to time, but I never forget that it's Kremlin's Putin's official State personal TV network. LOL) would create a more 'positive' image of an UnConstitutional gulag on foreign soil ('legality' of having a vestige of colonial outpost in Cuba notwithstanding)?

I suppose it'd be one thing, if that facility was a 'good' one, and legitimate, but obviously isn't. and, not sure what the DoD & WH thought they were gonna get out of it as far as actual 'PR-fix' agenda goes...

I haven't finished watching them all; once I do, I'll have a more clear picture of the tone and tenor of the RT pieces, but still: it boggles the mind, as RT's global viewers aren't likely to buy the US govt's tales, either way...

also, would be curious to see what highly geopolitically attuned, non-American viewers in Mideast, Europe, and/or Asia would have to say about those video shorts, knowing what they know about 'our glorious' foreign policy...

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

TWENTY

PR people, eh?

rhetorical: obviously, if they were sane or rational, or just, you'd think it should be clear to them that they wouldn't need to hire 20 people to lie about what they do...

but hey, it's govt assholes: it's just what they do.

though, I'm not sure if those who greenlit RT filming there actually thought they were gonna help them change their image to the rest of the world, or actually thought that they can control the final broadcast version of their image, to an extent where there would be a net benefit PR to them...

don't know; whenever someone fcuks up royally, to me there are only two options: either they're assholes and did it intentionally, or they're utterly f'ng incompetent. Either way, suppose it's like 'crazy': can't help what they natively are, eh?

but serial perpetual, systematic lies... well, that's only capable by a corporatist govt drone.

wonder if they track suicide numbers on how many Git'Mo prision guards or anyone else who worked there, particularly those who participated in tortures... comparing that ratio, to the prisoners who were able to commit suicide, would be an interesting 'tragic symptoms of immorality'-metric, to gauge the psychology of institutional insanity...

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

updated

links and format...

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul