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Yonatan Zunger 🔥 @yonatanzunger
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Content warning: torture of children.

In Virginia, in one of the jails used to warehouse immigrant children (not the ones stolen by ICE, other ones) treatment of children accused of being MS-13 members is a replay of Abu Ghraib.
I'm seeing almost all of the named acts of torture identified at Abu Ghraib listed here - only waterboarding is missing, but it's compensated with more broken bones.
There will be claims that this was a few bad apples: I call bullshit. It is not possible for people to have been working at this facility and not seen this pattern over years.
This also shows how the rot isn't just ICE; abolishing that organization (I don't mean reorganizing it, I mean shutting it down and preferably prosecuting many of its employees) is not enough. The prison system has normalized this.
Trump routinely calls these kids "animals" who "infest" our society and whom our towns must be "liberated" from by force. Make no mistake: this is a call for genocide.
The first Nazi mass killing was done at a hospital where the disabled had been hidden out of public view. I suspect that the first American mass killing will be done at a detention facility or prison, and will be explained as a "riot."
Calling it now: a mass killing will happen at one of these sites within the next two years. Public outrage will be intense but brief, and killings at detention sites will quietly become routine after that dies down.
The bar for someone to be detained will be lowered as well, to include not only suspected immigrants, but people suspected of helping immigrants. Probably separate detention centers at first.
Concepts like due process do not, of course, apply to people who die - oops, tragic suicide! Foolish escape attempt! - before trial. And note that it's already very common for people to spend *years* in jail without trial in the US.
On a personal note: public-sources intel has long been a hobby of mine. You see lots of little news stories and then one day you see another one and the pieces come together and suddenly that's the red flag.
Back in 1990, it was an unverified Reuters report of an incident of cannibalism at a Vladivostok prison that did it for me: I suddenly flipped to "hard-line coup within 6 months."
It was a kind of weird thing to flip to, but that story confirmed various suspicions I had about the state of food transport logistics. (For those who don't remember, said coup happened in 1991, and failed)
This is that same sort of feeling. All the logistics for this are in place, public outrage over child-stealing has died down enough that if more or less anything else is done nobody will notice, the cue messages have been going out publicly for years, and this.
I smell genocide in the air. This is the flag.
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