In the process of my daily link-chasing adventures, I went over to Lew Rockwell’s page to see what I might find. There’s an excerpt of an article from Salon (copied in below) regarding PFC Bradley Manning being subjected to what is most likely torture. I attempted to read the rest of the articles and got the notorious Error 404, page not found. Apparently, Salon’s entire site is crashed at the moment as well. The game’s afoot…
Bradley Manning’s Forced Nudity to Occur Daily
by Glenn Greenwald
To follow-up on yesterday’s observations about the prolonged forced nudity to which Bradley Manning has been subjected the last two days: brig officials now confirm to The New York Times that Manning will be forced to be nude every night from now on for the indefinite future – not only when he sleeps, but also when he stands outside his cell for morning inspection along with the other brig detainees. They claim that it is being done “as a ‘precautionary measure’ to prevent him from injuring himself.”
Has anyone before successfully committed suicide using a pair of briefs – especially when under constant video and in-person monitoring? There’s no underwear that can be issued that is useless for killing oneself? And if this is truly such a threat, why isn’t he on “suicide watch” (the NYT article confirms he’s not)? And why is this restriction confined to the night; can’t he also off himself using his briefs during the day?