Part III. Creating a Gulag
The second item in Naomi Wolf’s book, “The End of America, A Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot”, is “Create a gulag”. Thanks to step one, “Invoke a terrifying internal and external enemy” creating a gulag is all but accomplished. The Bush administration created a worldwide network of ‘detainee’ camps. The most public Gulag is Guantanamo but it is not the only one.
One of the worst is Bagram Air Force base in Afghanistan. Unlike Guantanamo prisoners at Bagram do not have the right of Habeas Corpus. Bagram is just the tip of the iceberg. Also used to ‘detain’ enemy combatants are navy ships4, jails in third world countries (where torture is legal) and military bases around the globe. From Gwynne Dyer ‘s article Obama and the Gulag Archipelago
“Only 242 prisoners are still held at Guantanamo, but that is just the tip of an iceberg. There are thousands more held in legal black holes at Bagram airbase in Afghanistan, in Iraq, Djibouti and the prison ships, at the US base on Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean, and in the countries where the Central Intelligence Agency has been out-sourcing the more severe forms of torture (notably Egypt, Morocco and Jordan).