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Originally posted by donwhite
The Washington Times (Dr Sun Moon's propaganda sheet) is equal to or worse than FOX News (Rupert Murdoch's propaganda channel) and I avoid wasting my time by NOT reading or watching either just as I would avoid Typhoid Mary were she alive today.
The military will take as long as possible to physically close down Gitmo. I have a strong feeling that we are going to need that facility in the months and years to come.
It would be great if Cuba got their property back but, I am not going to hold my breath on this one. With Russia taking a new tack in that general region, the base closing will not happen anytime soon.
In 1938 the French government stopped sending prisoners to Devil's Island, and in 1952 the prison closed forever. Most of the prisoners returned to metropolitan France, although some chose to remain in French Guiana.
In 1965, the French government transferred the responsibility of most of the islands to the newly founded Guiana Space Centre. The islands are under the trajectory of the space rockets launched eastward, toward the sea, from the Centre (to geostationary orbit). They must be evacuated during each launch. The islands host a variety of measurement apparatus for space launches.
The CNES space agency, in association with other agencies, has since had the historical monuments restored. Tourism facilities were added; the islands now welcome more than 50,000 tourists each year.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon said on Tuesday that 61 former detainees from its military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, appear to have returned to terrorism since their release from custody. Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell said 18 former detainees are confirmed and 43 suspected of "returning to the fight."
Pentagon officials say scores of detainees still in custody should never be released because of the potential danger they pose to U.S. interests.
I would love to build a resort in a newly open Cuba. Cuba is a great place to fish, sail and dive . . we will drag our feet on this one. I would love to be proven wrong.
As for the current Gitmo guests, where would they end up? Perhaps Devils Island would suffice. [INSERTED: In 1938 the French government stopped sending prisoners to Devil's Island, and in 1952 the prison closed forever. Most of the prisoners returned to metropolitan France, although some chose to remain in French Guiana.]
Here is one more reason to keep these little fellas right where they belong. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon said on Tuesday that 61 former detainees from its military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, appear to have returned to terrorism since their release from custody. Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell said 18 former detainees are confirmed and 43 suspected of "returning to the fight." Isn't that special. Is it any wonder. Pentagon officials say scores of detainees still in custody should never be released because of the potential danger they pose to U.S. interests.
Are you actually implying that all prisoners are helpless?
Or just these poor helpless prisoners at Gitmo?
I don't think some of these furry little fellas were helpless when they blew up the USS Cole do you?
Prisoners in general live better lives than many people live on the outside of the barbed wire.
Before you know my tax dollars will be used to provide a terrorist with a PhD. He will then file endless lawsuits from the comfort of his prison cell.
. . this is where my thinking really does stray away from that of the Bush admin and many other people. The best direction to go is an International Convention that allows detainees to be held indefinitely or until the threat from Islamic Extremism is gone in humane.
As for Guantanamo being full of innocent people I find that notion almost laughable. Sure some may have been forced to take up arms against allied forces as insurgent groups will often force people to join there cause. The problem is that if that makes a detainee innocent then that is what every one of those nut jobs would claim.
Don what could be possible gained by moving the Detainees to a Max Security Prison on US Soil?
A clash of cultures would be an accurate description. That is not to say that a religious war is being fought if that was the case Turkey and Saudi Arabia would have been invaded.
Lets not forgot that if any of the detainees got lose on US soil they would not hesitate to kill more innocent people. As for the definition of an extremist well I don't know why this isn’t clear in some people minds. Clearly anyone who takes up arms against the elected governments in Iraq and Afghanistan is an extremist along with those who are suicide bombers or planned on such an action etc.
On Abu Ghraib I hold the view that the extend of who authorized the torture of detainees was very well covered up. Symbolism by it self isn’t enough because the next time a torture scandal erupts Command Responsibility will still be ignored.
As for the jurisdiction of the US courts well there is simply no reason for them to have jurisdiction over people who are not US citizens and were not captured or detained on US soil.