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WASHINGTON – The Obama administration is looking at creating a courtroom-within-a-prison complex in the U.S. to house suspected terrorists, combining military and civilian detention facilities at a single maximum-security prison.
For months, government lawyers and senior officials at the Pentagon, Justice Department and the White House have struggled with how to close the internationally reviled U.S. Navy prison at Guantanamo.
He could apply tribunals/court precedings today and make a determination on these people.
Originally posted by WestPoint23
It does not escape me that this will alarm some. However, it is precisely such individuals who are the primary cause of this situation. Indeed the political instability created by the activism over this issue cannot go without mention. As such, an issue which was isolated outside the United States, and dealt with by an agency rarely used in domestic civil operations, may now be relocated in the United States and also administered by agencies readily used in domestic civil operations. In short, do not create self fulfilling prophecies, and be careful of what you wish for.
There have been fictional movies of underground multi-level prisons. Quarries might also be considered.
Originally posted by aleon1018
I think it's obvious that the prison system is overcrowded and most likely needs to be controlled by the military. Not sure if this will stop corruption as much though.
Originally posted by WestPoint23
It does not escape me that this will alarm some. However, it is precisely such individuals who are the primary cause of this situation. Indeed the political instability created by the activism over this issue cannot go without mention.
McCarthyism is the politically motivated practice of making accusations of disloyalty, subversion, or treason without proper regard for evidence. The term specifically describes activities associated with the period in the United States known as the Second Red Scare, lasting roughly from the late 1940s to the late 1950s and characterized by heightened fears of communist influence on American institutions and espionage by Soviet agents. Originally coined to criticize the anti-communist pursuits of U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy, "McCarthyism" soon took on a broader meaning, describing the excesses of similar efforts. The term is also now used more generally to describe reckless, unsubstantiated accusations, as well as demagogic attacks on the character or patriotism of political adversaries.
During the post–World War II era of McCarthyism, many thousands of Americans were accused of being Communists or communist sympathizers and became the subject of aggressive investigations and questioning before government or private-industry panels, committees and agencies. The primary targets of such suspicions were government employees, those in the entertainment industry, educators and union activists. Suspicions were often given credence despite inconclusive or questionable evidence, and the level of threat posed by a person's real or supposed leftist associations or beliefs was often greatly exaggerated. Many people suffered loss of employment, destruction of their careers, and even imprisonment. Most of these punishments came about through trial verdicts later overturned, laws that would be declared unconstitutional, dismissals for reasons later declared illegal or actionable, or extra-legal procedures that would come into general disrepute.
I get the impression of too many cooks spoiling the broth type of scenario in Washington, where there are so many bureaucrats, politicians and lobbyists involved in any and every decision, that the results always end up convoluted, expensive and inefficient.