Thursday, December 8th, 2011
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All Our Secret Prisons

This is neat, we're finally learning all about our secret network of secret prisons around the world over the last ten years. Things you might want to know! What's extra-weird is that we had two facilities in Romania, according to this map.

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Niko Bellic (#1,312)

Whichever immigrant worker PBS tortured to tell them which country on the map is Romania and which is Bulgaria is a hero.

dikwad (#2,308)

I was in a town called Sighetu once, and they have The Museum of Arrested Thought, a torture museum, which I didn't go in. It's such a hopelessly grim country that I felt like I couldn't take it. The fact that there are secret prisons there doesn't surprise me.

Niko Bellic (#1,312)

@dikwad They are OUR prisons, not theirs! We are the hopelessly grim country in this story. Godfuckingdammit.

dikwad (#2,308)

@Niko Bellic Yeah, I got that. It doesn't make Romania any less grim.

NeonTrotsky (#2,249)

@dikwad The CIA must have seen all of those brutalist, Ceausescu-era buildings and declared, "This! This is the place for our secret prisons!"

Niko Bellic (#1,312)

@dikwad More so, in fact!

dikwad (#2,308)

@Niko Bellic In the same town, I was outside Elie Wiesel's house when a man with no legs came scooting down the street on his knuckles, yelling incessantly in a high-pitched voice, presumably at me. I told my wife to get in the goddamned car because we were getting out of there. I get the feeling the country was dreamed up by Fellini.

Niko Bellic (#1,312)

@dikwad "a man with no legs came scooting down the street on his knuckles, yelling incessantly in a high-pitched voice, presumably at me"

Shit. I'm arguing with a CIA black op agent.

lovelettersinhell (#13,711)

@dikwad wait–doesn't elie weisel live in Boston?

dikwad (#2,308)

@lovelettersinhell I was at the house where he was born, which is now a museum, sadly closed that day. He has since moved to Boston.

NFK (#8,747)

That map is like Jack Bauer's travel itinerary.

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