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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Guantanamo Prison Will Close

President-Elect Barack Obama has confirmed that he will follow through with his promise to close down the Guantanamo Bay Prison Facility. What once was considered the cornerstone of the United States’ efforts to combat terrorism, Guantanamo has become synonymous with torture and abuse.

Originally established in the 1970’s, Guantanamo was used to house Cuban and Haitian refugees. After the attacks on the Pentagon and World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001 and the subsequent war in Afghanistan, Guantanamo has been used as a detention center for those designated as “enemy combatants” by the United States.

The prison facility has been built up in recent years by multimillion-dollar contracts with defense contractor Halliburton, to which American Vice President Dick Cheney had been chairman and CEO.

Controversy has plagued the facility in recent years. Hundreds of men suspected of links to terrorism or al-Qaeda were held without trial as "unlawful enemy combatants". Detainees are subject to such “coercive management techniques” as sleep deprivation, prolonged constraint, and “exposure”. Reports of torture, emasculation, and religious persecution have become common.

Epoch Times


Anonymous said...

I think we should keep it open so we have a place to put all the crooks who manipulated construction contracts during the Iraq war. Like the Halliburton people and Cheney. Halliburton is an oil service company, why were they given contracts to build prisons???? Of course all those who ordered torture and forgot the Geneva convention method of handling war prisoners. Busche's name has to be on top of the pile. He started the illegal war. djw

Anonymous said...

djw. LOL! That would be great, wouldn't it? There is one problem with that: Guantanamo is not BIG enough to hold all of the corporate and judicial crooks.

It is evident to the wiser minds that Guantanamo was built and used outside of U.S. territory for the purpose of abuse that goes contrary to the Constitution and Bill of Rights. Still, the U.S. government, which is not to be taken seriously with their scripted stories, exchanges hostile verbage against the island of Cuba. They lie and exaggerate to instill hate and fear among the people. How can anyone with an astute mind follow their deviant characters?

Who are the REAL enemies???

(You are right!)

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