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NEWS: Mass Guantanamo Prisoner Transfer to Afghanistan Planned By US

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posted on Aug, 4 2005 @ 07:20 PM
The US administration has aggreed to transfer most of the Afghans currently held at Guantanamo Bay back to Afghanistan and to the custody of Afghanistan Authorities. The US is helping the Afghanistan Government to build special purpose prisons to hold the Afghan prisoners believed to number in the 100's. In joint statement issued by both the US and Afghan Authorities it is stated that they will work to assure that the returning prisoners do not propose a threat to Afghanistan, the coalition, or the international community as a whole."
Mr Karzai's spokesman Khaleeq Ahmed says Afghan prisoners from the Guantanamo Bay detention centre and the US detention facilities in Afghanistan would be handed over to the custody of Afghan authorities.

Not all Afghans will be handed over, with some remaining at Guantanamo indefinitely.

"There are approximately 110 Afghan detainees under US control in Guantanamo, and somewhere around 350 I believe at the facility in Bagram," he said.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

This is an interesting news update and bears watching. I do wonder about the reasoning behind the moves and whether it was requested by the Afghanistan government or whether this is a US led move after the scandals of the past few weeks and the "rigged trials" scandals.

posted on Aug, 4 2005 @ 07:46 PM
Do I smell a suspicious plane crash or shipwreck in their future..??

posted on Aug, 4 2005 @ 09:36 PM
The way I see it is, the US's terrorist-engineering program was shut down as soon as it started to make world-headlines on a regular basis... So they are shipping them off to Afghanistan - where we will never hear of them again, because they will probably be executed or they will go missing...

Neither of which we will hear about... Because after this, the problem is solved (apparently), this is the way it will be seen by the gullable American populace anyway...

posted on Aug, 5 2005 @ 01:19 AM

Where your societies favorite villan can be purchased for just $5,000.00 USD.

WARNING! - Should be kept away from civilian court proceedures and public venues where close scrutiny may expose fraud.

posted on Aug, 5 2005 @ 06:52 AM
The transfer of prisoners to Afghanistan seems to be born out of the concept of giving legitimacy to the Afgan government in the eyes of the Afgan people and the world. However given the current state of Afghanistan the money and resouces need to build the prisons should be put into creating basic Infrastructure.

Its more then likely that US military personal will still provide sercuity for the newly build prisons so just what is achieved by transfering the prisoners?

posted on Aug, 5 2005 @ 07:54 AM

Originally posted by UofCinLA
Do I smell a suspicious plane crash or shipwreck in their future..??

Now thats funny, not right, but still funny. But in truth I think the transfer will go just fine as any "sudden problems" would have all heads turning rather fast towards the US.

posted on Aug, 5 2005 @ 01:04 PM
good, and we can listen to the complaints about how their own people "abuse" them by not giving them air conditioning, laundry, and better food than a large portion of the population?

Why is it people keep forgetting that many of these folks were rounded up during *combat operations* supporting an (even to the UN!) illegitimate government in Afghanistan?! Many of these were dragged out of fortresses and buildings which were captured while these so-called "detainees" were firing on American troops!

Why do the same folks who complain about spreading democracy, believe we should enforce American legal processes in Afghanistan and it's use on non-American citizens? Why the consistent and blatant double standards and bent-backwards logic simply to continue partisan politics or support subversive elements and their oil-funded masters?

posted on Aug, 5 2005 @ 02:23 PM
I thought most people wanted Gitmo shut down?

What, did anyone think that that would mean everyone would be let go???

posted on Aug, 5 2005 @ 06:30 PM

The US Government is looking at transferring most of the detainees at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility in Cuba to their countries of origin.

The transfer plan is not expected to include Australian David Hicks, one of only four detainees to be charged with terrorist offences.

The US wants to house only a core group of terror suspects at the facility and the plan could see nearly 350 of the 510 detainees transferred within the next six months.

Now it seems the US is sending most back to their countries, which of course they could have kept them there in the first place, saving millions of dollars and also saving some bad publicity and worse over the abuse and rigged trials scandals.

posted on Aug, 5 2005 @ 10:37 PM
That would be about 70 per cent of detainees being shifted to their native states of origin: Afghanistan, Yemen and Saudi Arabia.

Boy, those human rights organization are really going to have a field day when reporting true acts of torture and liberties being restricted, eh? Think Gitmo is bad, try the three above nations mentioned, specifically Saudi Arabia and Yemen.

And Mayet, IMHO, I do not believe that this has anything to do with the so alleged "rigged trials" at Gitmo, no matter how many want to spin this. This issue of sending those held at Gitmo back to their host nations, where they can be impriosoned or held there, has been under contemplation since last year.


[edit on 5-8-2005 by Seekerof]

posted on Aug, 5 2005 @ 10:53 PM
And we should always use as a measuring stick the lowest common denominator?

Don't reach for the heights, standards of treatment or aspire to better society,
let's just all race to see who can get lower in the gutter.

Isn't that the argument of mud-slime that never evolves?

Don't stake out a leg and some spine and attempt to rise above the ground. Just slither and slide along.

Most of Africa and the Middle East have NO protections of civil rights.
Lets not lead, lets follow them into the gutter.

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