Death of a Prisoner: Tragedy In Guantánamo Bay! DAMN, GITMO STILL OPENED?***messymandella***


 

Torture and abuse cost Americans live .I learned in Iraq that the No. 1 reason foreign fighters flocked there to fight were the abuses carried out at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo. Our policy of torture was directly and swiftly recruiting fighters for al-Qaeda in Iraq…How anyone can say that torture keeps Americans safe is beyond me — unless you don’t count American soldiers as Americans.”Matthew Alexander, leader of an interrogations team assigned to a Special Operations task force in Iraq in 2006.- From The Washington Post

“The difference between us and the enemy is how we treat the enemy.”-Rear. Adm. John Hutson, former Navy lawyerUPI.com

“It gives us a very, very bad name, not just internationally. I have a great deal of difficulty understanding how we can hold someone, pick someone up, particularly someone who might be an American citizen–even if they were caught somewhere abroad–acting against American interests, and hold them without ever giving them an opportunity to appear before a magistrate.”--James A. Baker III, former U.S. Secretary of StateLA Times

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Guantánamo Bay Is Still Open… ***messymandella***

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NSFW: The TRUTH About Guantanamo Bay ***messymandella***


http://www.nationaljournal.com/defense/five-years-after-obama-vowed-to-shut-it-down-guantanamo-bay-remains-open-20140122

“On this day in 2009, President Obama issued an executive order that called for the Guantanamo Bay detention facility to be closed within a year. A month later, in his first State of the Union address, the president told Americans he had ordered the closure of the controversial camp in Cuba, and “will seek swift and certain justice for captured terrorists.”

Guantanamo, which remains open, has not been mentioned in the president’s annual speech since.

The proposed road to closure has been arduous and slow. In December 2009, Obama signed a presidential memorandum ordering Attorney General Eric Holder and Defense Secretary Robert Gates to acquire an Illinois state prison, which would serve as a replacement for Guantanamo. In May 2010, Congress blocked funding for the prison there, and all future replacement detention facilities in the U.S.

By June 2010, the push to shutter the detention camp began to lose steam. Political opposition and competing national priorities, The New York Times wrote, made it unlikely the president would fulfill his promise before the end of 2013….”

 

Mos Def -Yasiin Bey Demonstration***messymandella***NSFW