I’ve just unhappily read a review of The Guantánamo Effect, published this month and coauthored by a pair who’ve done extensive research with ex-detainees. It looks at aspects of ex-inmate livelihood seldom discussed in popular media – the financial aspects of detention, including compensation, bounty figures, and Red Cross pocket-money, employment, and health. I think this is the first time I’ve come across the phrase ‘traffiking’ used to describe the movement of people and money in the context of Guantánamo .
It’s a sad read. I’m intrigued as to what you may think of the last part of the discussion though – in reference to Guantánamo as a carefully crafted method of reverse-terrorism – ? Hmm. Worrying.