The Pisstaker

A former Green Beret, who claims he was the basis for George Clooney’s character in The Peacemaker, has been arrested in Kabul for running a private prison where captives were hung from the ceiling by their feet and tortured. The plan, it seems, was to use any information they gave up to capture wanted Al-Quaeda members and claim the multi million dollar rewards. The story compares Kabul to postwar Vienna in The Third Man. this is certainly the sort of thing that would make for a great story, but it’s horrific in real life.