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Guantanamo detainee move blocked

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posted on May, 20 2009 @ 02:47 PM

"The US Senate has overwhelmingly rejected plans to transfer detainees out of Guantanamo Bay, and refused funding to close down the prison camp.

Senators voted by 90-6 to block the transfer of 240 inmates, also stalling a request for $80m (£51m).

Correspondents say it is a rebuke to President Barack Obama's plans to close down the camp by January 2010.

Meanwhile, FBI Director Robert Mueller told Congress detainees could support terror in the US if allowed to go free.

"The concerns we have about individuals who may support terrorism being in the United States run from concerns about providing financing to terrorists, [and] radicalising others," Mr Mueller told a hearing of the House Judiciary Committee.

Separately, a federal judge said the US can continue to hold some prisoners at Guantanamo indefinitely without any charges.. "

posted on May, 20 2009 @ 09:54 PM
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Separately, a federal judge said the US can continue to hold some prisoners at Guantanamo indefinitely without any charges.. " This Federal Judge needs to be held at Guantanamo indefinitely, without any charges until he/she realizes that they are using their appointed position the same as a "terrorist?" uses whatever weapon they have acquired. Wrong is wrong, no matter who is doing it or for whatever reason they use to justify it. I shouldn't have to explain this to a Federal Judge.

posted on May, 20 2009 @ 10:05 PM
My take on this is, it provides Obama an easy out, on the empty campaign promises to close Gitmo. I suspect that moments after making his inauguration day speech, he realized or was informed the idea was impossible to achieve. Now, he can save face and blame the economy and Congress for the failure to uphold the promise.

Those elites in D.C. are entirely too easy to figure out. They just think the majority of Americans are too dumb to do it. I hope they're wrong.

posted on May, 20 2009 @ 11:57 PM
I have never agreed that Guantanamo needed to be closed. I voted for Obama but closing Guantanamo has always be a perception move. It's a political move, everything bad that happened there had to spot when that spotlight was placed upon the place. Anything that was carried on would just go on at the next place. Guantanamo is just a name that makes people think bad things which is the only reason why it had to be closed. The cost to move everybody far outweighs the cost of keeping them there and either way nothing is going to change so why move them? At least the spotlight is on them in Guantanamo so you know they are going to be taken care of.

posted on May, 21 2009 @ 01:18 AM
about time... I personally do not want any of these yokels in my neighborhood....

And the growing sentiment here in this state is .... not a chance in hell....

caught on a battlefield is where the majority were caught.... and some jackash can holler innocent till hell freezes over, and it is not going to convince me of their innocence... if they ever were...

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