Tuesday, November 27, 2012

May our brother, Adnan Farhan Abdul Latif, RIP

The story of this young man, Adnan Farhan Abdul Latif, from Yemen is too painful to recount but must be told to expose the racism & horrors of US foreign policy, of Guantanamo & other torture centers, of crimes against men, women, & children so egregious that justice is not a possibility but makes social transformation an imperative. Our young brother, Adnan, was seriously injured in a car accident in Yemen & was seeking free medical treatment in Afghanistan in October 2001 when the US invaded after the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center. In a case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time, Adnan was captured at the Pakistan border & ended up in the hands of  murderous US agents. He died in Guantanamo last September under mysterious circumstances called suicide by US officials. He was just 36 years old & though he required special medical attention for neurological injuries from the car accident had been confined to a hell hole for 10 years.

US taxpayers bankroll thousands of such atrocities & crimes--crimes committed under the guise of fighting for freedom & democracy, crimes committed in our names. This post is to pay tribute to our brother, Adnan & to express our deepest sympathies to his family for their loss. It is to pay tribute & express our solidarity with all those who have suffered &/or lost loved ones to US-NATO aggression & colonialism. But mostly it is to pledge that we will do our utmost to expose & oppose US military & economic aggression.

May our brother, Adnan RIP. But may millions of us raise holy hell until this reign of racist terrorism has been brought to an end. Demand the immediate, unconditional withdrawal of all US-NATO troops from wherever they are on this planet!
(Photo by JTF-GITMO)

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