December 11, 2004

HOMESICKNESS AVERTED

Accused South Australian Taliban fighter David Hicks, currently in US custody, claims he was beaten, injected with drugs, and invited to have sex with prostitutes. Congratulations, Guantanamo Bay officials, for making our boy feel right at home.

Posted by Tim Blair at December 11, 2004 01:37 AM
Comments

Even if his allegations were true, I would have absolutely no sympathy for him.

Posted by: jorgen at December 11, 2004 at 02:15 AM

...beaten, injected with drugs, and invited to have sex with prostitutes.

There are a lot of people who would pay good money for that kind of an evening.

Posted by: Brandon at December 11, 2004 at 02:23 AM

"Even if his allegations were true, I would have absolutely no sympathy for him."

Well, maybe her rates were too high.

Posted by: Jim Treacher at December 11, 2004 at 03:12 AM

Where was that marine who strutted through the mosque shooting prisoners when he was needed? (ie, when Hicks was surrendering)

Posted by: Steve at the pub at December 11, 2004 at 03:57 AM

Good lord. The Marines sent Hicks to college?!

Posted by: TPB, Esq. at December 11, 2004 at 04:14 AM

Hm. Let's see. Beaten: while resisting an order? Injected with drugs: what kind of drugs? Antibiotics? What? Invited to have sex with prostitutes: Any woman who doesn't wear a burqa is a prostitute to this cretin, and any woman at Gitmo who's not in a burqa wouldn't give him the time of day.

Peculiar take on torture, these Islamonuts. I mean, it certainly beats being hung from the ceiling by your thumbs, or having live electrodes attached to your sensitive bits, or having your head cut off, all of which seems to be the modus operandi in certain Middle Eastern prisons.

Posted by: Rebecca at December 11, 2004 at 05:10 AM

It will be quite entertaining IF (not WHEN) this twit ever makes it back to this infidel nation.

The only yellow ribbons that are tied around 'ol oak trees belong to Margo, Phil et al.

It will be a hoot to see the usual suspects attempt to make some sort of returning hero out of him. The rest of us give less than a rats sphincter for whatever happens to him.

Posted by: simon X at December 11, 2004 at 05:54 AM

It sounds like the drugs haven't worn off yet.

Posted by: bc at December 11, 2004 at 06:14 AM

There is no David Hicks! There was, but he changed his name to: Abu Muslim al Austraili (alias Muhammad Dawood), converted to Islam and became a great chum of a guy by the name of Bin Laden. Did a lot of work for him.
I don't know why the ABC, et al, won't respect Abu's life choices. I mean, they wouldn't refer to Elton John as Reg Dwight would they?
Typical of the 'old' media - can't get a bloody thing right.

Posted by: Boss Hog at December 11, 2004 at 07:15 AM

Does anyone really care about David Hicks?

If you can't do the time don't do the crime.

Posted by: Jonny at December 11, 2004 at 07:47 AM

You know what's really interesting? According to this blogger.

The Government said Hicks was being treated well in May 2002. Hicks's lawyer said he was being treated well in December 2003, and had no complaints as of March 2004. But then, as the US and Australian elections drew nearer, the ABC covered allegations of abuse against Hicks on May 13 2004 and May 20 2004, and kept popping up occasionally from there. Furthermore, John Howard noted that the accusations only came after Abu Gharib popped up.

Incidentally, Terry Hicks is now saying that the beatings happened from the start - two 10-hour long beatings, to be exact. However, despite these allegations that only pop up years after the event, Hicks still claimed until March 2004 he was being treated properly. Now he claims he was always being treated poorly.

Hmmm...

Posted by: Quentin George at December 11, 2004 at 08:12 AM

What makes me really puke is the best documentary award given to the crass propaganda film " the president and david hicks" given to SBS(ABC?) by the leftoid award panel.
And paid for by the AUSTRALIAN tax payer to boot!

Posted by: davo at December 11, 2004 at 10:05 AM

Sounds like "Schoollies" Week on the Gold Coast.

Posted by: Bill at December 11, 2004 at 10:33 AM

Two 10-hour long beatings, to be exact

The hell? Were they beating him with stuffed animals from the Toys For Tots parade or what? I can't think of anything else you could use to beat someone for ten hours and have him still be even recognizably human at the end, let alone alive. Unless they were torturing him with (BRAANNNNG!)... the COMFY CHAIR!!

Posted by: Sonetka at December 11, 2004 at 10:40 AM

"Where was that marine who strutted through the mosque shooting prisoners when he was needed? (ie, when Hicks was surrendering)"

Hopefully our allies will interpret the outrage emanating from deadbeat dad Terry Hicks, the "Muslim community" and the radical left as a sign that we don't want any Australians in their POW camps. An unmarked grave is far preferable; no prisoners, no bodies, no witnesses. When a good number of people are seriously campaigning loudly to 'Free David Hicks' it's the only solution.

Hicks was an ununiformed irregular fighting against Australia and it's allies on behalf of two organisations for whom violating the rules of war is an essential part of their operational doctrine. No-one had any moral or (I believe) legal obligation to take Hicks prisoner and I'd probably still consider myself a moderate if the political community in general thought this way.


Posted by: Aussie_Jim at December 11, 2004 at 11:54 AM

Abu Muslim al Austraili (alias Muhammad Dawood)

!!!

there is no god but allah, and muHAMmad is his prophet (pork be upon him)

Posted by: guinsPen at December 11, 2004 at 12:47 PM

To be consistent, the Australian media now has to publish the uncorroborated claims by every ne'er do well behind bars of cruel and unusual treatment meted out by authorities. They won't of course. Instead they'll probably hand out new awards for dodgy despatches from the front -- the McGeoughs, I think they're called.

Posted by: slatts at December 11, 2004 at 02:05 PM

cruel and unusual treatment meted out by authorities

THE PIGS TOOK MY FINGERPRINTS!!!

Posted by: guinsPen at December 11, 2004 at 02:14 PM

there's a S&M club called hellfire where you can pay a dominatrix to do that stuff.

Posted by: vinnyboombutts at December 11, 2004 at 02:54 PM

He was beaten? -- Hell, it may be too late for that to do any good. Terry should have done a hell of a lot of beating himself when David was younger.

I fear the only effective remedy now is to shoot the prick. Sooner the better.

Posted by: JPB at December 11, 2004 at 03:20 PM

*shakes hand of Aussie_Jim*

Posted by: Steve at the pub at December 11, 2004 at 03:38 PM

Our court system places a lot of value on remorse as a redemptive element. So far I have not heard any remorse from Hicks senior about the sickening fact of his son's presence in such company.
Australians at street level will grant a fair go to those who are part of their community. They feel no obligation to those who take an opposing stance so markedly hostile, perhaps bordering on treason.
David is lucky to have defence council at all. It is more than the people he associated with would give most Australians.

Posted by: geoff at December 11, 2004 at 08:29 PM

correction - defence "counsel"

Posted by: geoff at December 11, 2004 at 08:32 PM

Hicks will get his trial and the appeal will follow.
A book will be written. Hollywood will make a film of it.
Hicks junior and Hicks senior will fall out over the spoils. They not talk to each other for another five years.
Hicks junior will fnd another cause to prove himself to his dad.
And then it will start all over again.

Posted by: Observer at December 12, 2004 at 02:07 AM

But they were really ugly prostitutes...

Posted by: richard mcenroe at December 12, 2004 at 02:24 AM

One of the British terrorists who was sent back to Britain from Guantanamo complained that naked women were dancing in front of his cell. Hicks say he was invited to have sex with prostitutes? This is starting to sound like a Club Med vacation in Havana.

Posted by: Kennon Barbie at December 12, 2004 at 08:32 AM

Sonetka I say we find the guys who can keep a beating up for ten hours straight and have them train all our troops... that's stamina, dammit.

Posted by: richard mcenroe at December 12, 2004 at 11:23 AM