posted on May, 9 2013 @ 03:34 AM
reply to post by phantomjack
IF everything the video says were true, and what you believed were true, I would agree with you.
However, you and many others have been misled.
Torture? Hardly. These prisoners get three square meals a day, have unlimited access to legal resources, have just about everything they ask for --
food, clothing, medical.
Yet you forget that they are terrorists. They were not just haphazardly arrested and brought there. They are there for a reason.
Yes, unfortunately, there are dark secrets in the war on terror. And yes, there is torture that goes on. But these are cold, hard realities that need
to be done.
Hunger strike? Good. I hope they all starve to death.
I've been misled? You think the US is doing them proud because they actually feed these people? They may well have unlimited access to legal
resources - but to what end? There are NO charges? No court procedures.
You cannot surely have the audacity to claim that they are ALL terrorists?
In 2009, the Obama administration assembled a Task Force of representatives from federal agencies, including the CIA, FBI and Pentagon, to
examine the files of the detainees brought to Guantánamo during the Bush years.
It concluded that 46 of the 166 men now there should be held indefinitely, without trial or charge.
But it found that 56 were eligible for transfer and another 30 might be eligible for transfer if certain conditions were met. The majority are Yemeni
men, like Hamiri, whose transfer has been put on hold by a combination of congressional restrictions on releases and a White House freeze on transfers
in particular to Yemen, which has a fervent al-Qaida franchise called Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula.
It is telling that you are unable to cite just what the reasons were that brought them there. Don't you think that's wrong? And of the people that
are deemed unsuitable for release they must remain without charge and without trial? Why is that? Don't you think that's wrong? If these people are
terrorists prove it in a court of law and sentence them. That's what a civilised society should do.
Of those cleared to leave 'if certain conditions are met' - you realise that those conditions are that they will not be tortured by their country of
origin? Don't you find that ironic?
And while you open your post denying torture occurs you end it with 'And yes, there is torture that goes on.' So which is it? You obviously already
know the answer to that.
Between the illegal conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, the existence of Guantánamo and the fact that it still has the death penalty I long ago
stopped respecting the US or regarding it as being, in any way, a civilised society....and I don't think I stand alone. The country behaves like a
bullying adolescent and really needs to grow up.
edit on 9-5-2013 by christina-66 because: (no reason given)