Although it might sound like a press release from the paranoid, prison-obsessed Center for Constitutional Rights, the Green Party’s under-medicated presidential candidate is accusing the U.S. Department of Defense of executing 5,000 prisoners Chinese-style and dumping their bodies in a Louisiana swamp.
Green Party presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney, known for her provocative statements when she was a congresswoman from Georgia, accused the Department of Defense this week of using Hurricane Katrina to cover up the slaughter of 5,000 prisoners.
At a news conference in Oakland, Calif., on Sunday, McKinney claimed the Pentagon authorized the execution of the prisoners with one bullet to the head three years ago and then dumped their bodies in a Louisiana swamp.
McKinney said she heard the story from the mother of a National Guard soldier who said her son was assigned to help dispose of the bodies.
“And these were mostly males and her son was afraid to talk because he had signed a silence agreement,” McKinney told the crowd. “So he only complained to his mother. But the data was entered into a Pentagon computer.”
McKinney said she verified the story from “insiders” who wanted to remain anonymous.
“I suspect that these are prisoners. … So this investigation of the whole prison industrial complex is extremely important and it should not end with just a question of the nature of prisons in our country,” she said to a captivated audience. “These 5,000 souls also need some justice too.”
Here’s a tip for you, Ms. McKinney: Maybe the Pentagon sent out bills for the bullets to the families of the executed men too. The Pentagon is very good at record-keeping. File a FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) request. That’ll help you get to the bottom of this conspiracy.
Anyway, you can watch McKinney actually say these things here.