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‘Less-than-lethal rounds’ shot at Gitmo inmates resisting transfer to individual cells

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posted on Apr, 14 2013 @ 12:56 PM
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A Day After the Red Cross Leaves US Shoots Prisoners in Guantanamo Bay (with non lethal rounds)


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The US military says guards have clashed with prisoners at Guantanamo as officers were moving detainees from communal to single cells in attempt to end a hunger strike that started in February.

The detainees used self-made weapons to resist the transfer, thus forcing guards to fire, the US military said in a statement.

"Some detainees resisted with improvised weapons, and in response, four less-than-lethal rounds were fired," Navy Captain Robert Durand said in a news release.

Officials say no guards or detainees have been seriously injured.

But given the restricted nature of the
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posted on Apr, 14 2013 @ 12:56 PM
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I've searched quite a bit before posting and can't see any mention of this on here, apologies if it has, but I think this is a topic which deserves discussion.

There's a lot of disturbing details - the fact the cameras were "covered up by prisoners" meaning there's no need to provide evidence either way, the use of "less than lethal rounds" - is that just a strange term of phrase to describe non lethal rounds - or are they talking about low caliber bullets?
The fact that they were being moved shortly after the Red Cross left which heavily implies they were only allowed on the communal wing to begin with because the Red Cross were coming and were moved out as soon as they were gone...

So yeah, thoughts etc?
Personally I find it ties in quite nicely with the whole Thatcher thing, since one of the more famous points in her career as PM was 1981 IRA hunger strike.

Oh and just because I know its going to come up (because these things always do) - yes I am British - and before anyone mentions WW2 - the US was charging us war debt up until 2006 to the tune of $7.5 Billion so you can't really use that argument any more.

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posted on Apr, 14 2013 @ 01:10 PM
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Originally posted by MaxSteiner


I've searched quite a bit before posting and can't see any mention of this on here, apologies if it has, but I think this is a topic which deserves discussion.

There's a lot of disturbing details - the fact the cameras were "covered up by prisoners" meaning there's no need to provide evidence either way, the use of "less than lethal rounds" - is that just a strange term of phrase to describe non lethal rounds - or are they talking about low caliber bullets?


They were referring to "bean bag" rounds and modified shotgun shells that shoot rubber pellets.

abcnews.go.com...



posted on Apr, 14 2013 @ 01:17 PM
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Prisoners fought guards with makeshift weapons that included broomsticks and mop handles when troops arrived to move them out of a communal wing of the section of the prison known as Camp 6, said Navy Capt. Robert Durand, a military spokesma

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Good job. Maybe the guards could give them access to glass bottles, knives and battery acid, too.

I thought our Dear Leader promised to close that facility back in 2009.



posted on Apr, 14 2013 @ 01:18 PM
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Yeah, they call them less than lethal for a reason.

If you shoot someone in the head or neck with them, they tend to expire.



posted on Apr, 14 2013 @ 01:21 PM
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Good to hear, "less-than-lethal" makes it sound much worse than it is!
Although now I look into it more, it seems quite a common term, are they not called non-lethal anymore or is there a distinction between the two?

Aha, the post above me clears it up!
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posted on Apr, 14 2013 @ 04:57 PM
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The prisoners are given the inside plastic part of a pen and paper to write with and not much else, so how can they make weapons with that? Guards will have covered the cameras up, not them.
Your Hitler or president as you call Obama was supposed to have closed that hell hole when he first came into power.
What if that was Americans in some God forsaken place being treated like that? What happened to the Geneva Convention? This just disgusts me no end. No one deserves to be treated like they are, regardless of what they are supposed to have done and I don't even believe they are supposed to be still there anyway.
America is good at hitting the little man or country, just sickens me. Why not attack Russia or China? Don't think so...



posted on Apr, 14 2013 @ 09:23 PM
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I know I should care, I really should. Then I remember that one of these muppets tried to smuggle a pistol into work to shoot us with. Then I remember they call it Holy War and butcher people with knives on video. Then I don't care.



posted on Apr, 14 2013 @ 09:38 PM
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Originally posted by Rob7774
I know I should care, I really should. Then I remember that one of these muppets tried to smuggle a pistol into work to shoot us with. Then I remember they call it Holy War and butcher people with knives on video. Then I don't care.


Where are the prisoners trials and if they cannot be charged with any offense, why are they in prison to start with? This is false imprisonment.. How would you like to be locked up with out any legitimate reason? They have released others, whats so different about these people?



posted on Apr, 14 2013 @ 09:51 PM
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Originally posted by DarknStormy

Originally posted by Rob7774
I know I should care, I really should. Then I remember that one of these muppets tried to smuggle a pistol into work to shoot us with. Then I remember they call it Holy War and butcher people with knives on video. Then I don't care.


Where are the prisoners trials and if they cannot be charged with any offense, why are they in prison to start with? This is false imprisonment.. How would you like to be locked up with out any legitimate reason? They have released others, whats so different about these people?


Maybe nobody has agreed to take them?

Just guessing here.



posted on Apr, 14 2013 @ 10:33 PM
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Not really. They are pretty awful. A lot of them are metal balls, like ball bearings coated in rubber. They aren't just solid rubber they are dangerous and super painful. If they hit vital areas they will kill a person easily. They are only supposed to be used on the lower body.



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