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U.S. detaining family members of wanted Iraqi General

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posted on Nov, 26 2003 @ 01:48 PM
Well, today in the news.......

In my opinion, I think it is totally wrong to detain family members of those wanted for crimes, and/or suspects of crimes. To question them, ok, but to detain them, a whole other ballfield.

Didn't this happen earlier this year, or last year, that a suspected terrorist in Pakistan's family( including children) were detained? Wasn't there a big debate on MSNBC and FOX about using family members as forms of "torture" to the wanted person?

Pretty scary. Just think if that were to happen here in the good 'ol US of A. What are the stats, one out of ten people in the U.S are in some form of the judicial system, whether in jail, on parole, court supervision or probation? What if everyone suspected or known criminals families were detained for "information" purposes.

Is guilt by association ok?

Not in my opinion

posted on Nov, 26 2003 @ 01:53 PM
I have no problem with it.

As a matter of fact, I like the idea.. and am glad that they're doing it. Maybe we'll get some information that will be usefull.. and maybe some that will save lives..

posted on Nov, 26 2003 @ 02:20 PM
Whats interesting is that this article fails to mention that General al-Douri's daughter was married to Uday, Saddam's son.

This is a political move, in the true Islamic tradition-- obligation and protection type society--, of showing that Gen. al-Douri has no power to even protect his family. This undermines his authority and effectiveness.

My concern is that this can backfire if this move does not reap the desired effect. The repression of women, for which the US has been trying to advocate the opposite, is contrary to US philosophies in regards to Islam.... Afghanistan and the Taliban repression of women is an example. IF this move fails in its intended effect, this will or may cause reprocussions. Fear was a game Saddam played with his populance and the US wants to stay away from taking on this same personification.


posted on Nov, 26 2003 @ 02:35 PM
1. This is #ed up.. they have no right to do this..

2. And so what, the Al-Duri has about 50 wifes?

This whole thing just shows how desperate you people really are..

Going after sick 61 years old.. and as the grandpa escapes and evades all your futile efforts to capture him..

You go after his relatives..

Watch out "Mr." Bush.. someday somebody could hunt for your family..

posted on Nov, 26 2003 @ 02:44 PM
Hmm, weren't Bin Laden's family members escorted out of the US shortly after 9-11?

"They may be able to shed light on any situation that will improve our general position of finding al-Duri or anyone else," Sergeant Cargie said.

I remember something of the like being said about Bin Laden's family members. Apparently, that's different.

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