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US President Barack Obama keeps Guantanamo Bay open

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posted on Jan, 8 2011 @ 01:30 AM
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UNDER protest, President Barack Obama has signed a huge defence bill that effectively blocks his bid to close Guantanamo Bay.

But the president vowed to repeal the curbs on one of his top national security goals.

Mr Obama could have chosen to veto the legislation, but said he had decided to sign it despite his strong disagreement over the provisions on the camp for terror suspects in Cuba, as it was vital to funding US wars abroad in 2011.



A detainee is escorted by guards inside the Camp 6 high-security detention facility at Guantanamo Bay US Naval Base, Cuba.

Source: www.theaustralian.com.au...




posted on Jan, 8 2011 @ 01:33 AM
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The globalist puppet president Obama has to keep Gitmo open so that they can continue to accommodate terrorists they have captured and hold them without a fair trial and under inhumane conditions, freely tortured in order to 'reveal the location of Osama bin Laden' or 'prove they have links to terrorism', etc.

U.S. foreign wars abroad = fattening the cash cow of the MIC = more body bags = planned Clash of Civilizations i.e. Western vs. Islamic civilizations.



posted on Jan, 8 2011 @ 01:38 AM
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Of course he does. You never really thought he would close it did ya? I'm sure black sites in Europe are still going on. Extradition too... torture centers in Iraq too.

Eh, Obama lies again! What a surprise...

Cue the people who say it's the republicans fault... when BOTH PARTIES ARE FOR THIS BS.



posted on Jan, 8 2011 @ 01:58 AM
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Awhhh my hands were tied
,liar liar pants on fire .He never had any intention of closing Gitmo .
CHANGE you can choke on .



posted on Jan, 8 2011 @ 02:05 AM
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Gawd, myself and many others predicted he would never close Guantanamo Bay ages ago..

No surprise here..



posted on Jan, 8 2011 @ 02:13 AM
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Thanks for reviving the truth. Most people have their focus derailed due to plethora of recent events like financial charade and animal sudden deaths.

There were only 2 true Presidents of United States:
Abraham Lincoln - he was assassinated for defending rights of African American.
John F Kennedy - he was assassinated cause he intended to repeal secrecy act which would shutdown CIA ultimately.

Obama is another stinking puppet of the oligarchy. He broke many promises and American soldiers are risking their lives out there for the sake of Petrodollar.



edit on 1/8/2011 by wisdomnotemotion because: better remarks



posted on Jan, 8 2011 @ 02:15 AM
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It's not the first lie he's told or the first promise he's broken. It won't be the last either. He promised change... he certainly kept that one. Next time maybe people will take the time to ask exactly "what kind of change"he is selling.

I believe he had every intention of shutting it down. But with his inexperience he neglected to think about what that might entail.

edit on 8-1-2011 by Kangaruex4Ewe because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 8 2011 @ 06:47 AM
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I recall reading a article not so long ago explaining why Gitmo was so difficult to close down. The reason is not a lack of will on Obama’s side, although this is damaging to the president as he has failed. The reasons were numerous such as the home states of terrorists refusing to let such dangerous men into the country or not being able to extradite a terrorist because his home country would torture him. Then there was the problem of the Republicans blocking moves to have the Gitmo prisoners moved to high security prisons in America.

He did manage to get rid of a few of them, but it was always going to be a difficult task to have the camp permanently closed. Still you can’t fault the man for trying.



posted on Jan, 8 2011 @ 05:01 PM
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Those poor terrorists in Guantanamo.

You know the average detainee in Guantanamo gains 20lbs as a result of being incarcerated there? Poor, poor, sexist, pedophiliac, barbarous insurgents.



posted on Jan, 8 2011 @ 05:09 PM
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Poor, poor, sexist, pedophiliac, barbarous insurgents.


Sounds like you are refering to Blackwater/XE .



posted on Jan, 9 2011 @ 01:03 AM
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Originally posted by kevinunknown
I recall reading a article not so long ago explaining why Gitmo was so difficult to close down. The reason is not a lack of will on Obama’s side, although this is damaging to the president as he has failed. The reasons were numerous such as the home states of terrorists refusing to let such dangerous men into the country or not being able to extradite a terrorist because his home country would torture him. Then there was the problem of the Republicans blocking moves to have the Gitmo prisoners moved to high security prisons in America.

He did manage to get rid of a few of them, but it was always going to be a difficult task to have the camp permanently closed. Still you can’t fault the man for trying.


You bring up a good point. It's difficult to do when the prisoners home country won't even take them back, or any country for that matter.

But most people see it as a Obama campaign lie.



posted on Jan, 17 2011 @ 11:20 AM
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GITMO will not ever close as we currently do not trust the Castro brothers enough to not maintain some sort of presence there. Whoever tells you anything different is lying.

It's served as a strategically placed military installation to leverage Castro and nothing more.

The base will never close.



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