Free the Al Jazeera 3 in Egypt:
Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy, and Baher Mohamed:
For "the sin of committing journalism." - Fareed Zakaria
To enslave ideas, ideals, idealism, to torture imagination, dissent, argument, to execute belief, hope, free will, starts with the imprisonment of free speech, and the free pursuit of truth, and the freedom to report the truth.
Egypt: let the good guys go.
Please support Reporters Without Borders: Reporters Sans Frontiers, 47 Rue Vivienne, 75002 Paris - France + 33 1 44 83 84.
Please support Amnesty International, USA Headquarters: 5 Penn Plaza, 16th Floor, NY, NY, 10001, 212-807-8400, firstname.lastname@example.org Please support Human Rights Watch: 350 Fifth Ave., 34th Floor, NY, NY, 10118, 1-212-290-4700
Excerpt from my short story, An Invisible War:
"He did not understand the war --
He understood the blistering injustice of it; the stroke-like fear in the faraway sight of the raped as they blamed him for not being there; the accusing eyes of the children that leered from atop distended bellies even as they starved; the seeping lines of grief lacerated into the faces of fathers and mothers, sisters and brothers, husbands and wives who had lost all they loved; the tortured, the maimed becoming in part or in whole separate from who they once were; and the deflated Dali carcasses of the dead…
The evil of the war bored into his heart, twisted with agony until he learned to ignore it --
That is, until he could ignore it no longer."
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Speculative news not yet broached on CNN or Fox (or on any other organization with capital letters in its title or call letters): While bent over during physical examinations (Navy speak for the Rubber Glove Approach or RGA) Navy Corpsmen -- maybe just maybe I'll betcha -- deposited GPS microchips on the recently freed Guantanamo Detainees, so the Bergdahl/Taliban prisoner swap was probably successful in more ways than one.
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