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Pacific island nation to accept Chinese Muslim detainees from Guantanamo

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posted on Jun, 10 2009 @ 03:29 PM
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Pacific island nation to accept Chinese Muslim detainees from Guantanamo


www.truthout.org

Wellington, New Zealand - The tropical Pacific island nation of Palau announced Wednesday it will accept up to 17 Chinese Muslims who have languished in legal limbo at Guantanamo Bay despite a Pentagon determination that they are not "enemy combatants."

China's Foreign Ministry had no immediate reaction to the decision by Palau to grant Washington's request to resettle the detainees from China's Uighur minority who had been incarcerated at the U.S. Navy base in Cuba.
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posted on Jun, 10 2009 @ 03:29 PM
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Well I guess I was wrong saying that no countries would accept any of the detainees from gitmo. It is a surprise to me that it is a country that I have never even heard of nor knew existed. Guess I need to study up on Pacific rim island nations... My favorite part of this article is the face that it says "despite a pentagon determination that they are not enemy combatants...

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posted on Jun, 10 2009 @ 03:48 PM
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Palau is a beautiful country, I know quite a few people from there, and who visit the islands regularly. The language would be hard to become accustomed to! Just the speaking style is tough.

Maybe Obama will get his wish granted, i'm curious to see if he allows it to happen?



posted on Jun, 10 2009 @ 04:01 PM
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I am curious to know what Palau will get in return.

For some reason, I don't think they did it out of the kindness of their heart.



posted on Jun, 10 2009 @ 07:06 PM
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Originally posted by jam321
I am curious to know what Palau will get in return.

For some reason, I don't think they did it out of the kindness of their heart.


How about $200 million.


www.foxnews.com...



posted on Jun, 10 2009 @ 07:14 PM
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Here is Palau.................. Nice change from Gt-Bay.




Mikey

[edit on 10/6/2009 by Mikey84]



posted on Jun, 10 2009 @ 08:18 PM
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I figured there was a catch to it.

Thanks for the source Mason.



posted on Jun, 10 2009 @ 08:40 PM
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I'd also be concerned about this part:

"Palauan citizens can travel to the U.S. without a visa and seek employment or education. It is unclear whether the Uighurs would enjoy the same perks once they are released."

Mikey



posted on Jun, 10 2009 @ 09:49 PM
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Yea seriously what is up with that... Is this what is gonna be like? Opening the flood gates so any country that takes our detainees make their citizens by default access to the same thing that American citizens have... WTF!@@@!



posted on Jun, 10 2009 @ 11:45 PM
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New Zealand would prob accept them
we've done it before with condoning by USA ^_^ great to see other smaller islands around the area doing this!

[edit on 10-6-2009 by allsop]




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