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Gitmo: To Close? Or Not to Close?
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watchman81
May 20, 2009
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Close it down!


muzzerfooka
May 21, 2009
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it's inhumane

 
thoughtprocess
May 21, 2009
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Shut it down and give it back to its rightful owners Cuba. Apologize to the people of Cuba, not the government, for refusing to trade with them while we have given billions of dollars to mass murderers and regimes that are guilty of much worse crimes. Stop this stupid and illogical embargo.

 
thoughtprocess
May 21, 2009
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Not silly at all. We stole it from them a long time ago so what is so wrong about giving it back as an act of friendship, while acknowledging that it was stolen from them by our government back in the day.

Remember Bautista was another dictator we loved and supported because he served U.S. interests. Once Castro came in we tried numerous assassination attempts and attacks on Castro and Cuba. We didn't like the fact that Castro was a greedy little piggy who didn't want to give America carte blanche in the economic affairs of Cuba.

We even instigated the Cuban Missile Crisis by aiming nukes at the Soviet Union from Turkey five years prior to the crisis. What is silly is that our government acted aggressively and preemptively and WE are the ones to place an embargo on THEM.

 
frankiej4189
May 24, 2009
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Yes lets bring them to American Federal Prisons where they can recruit.

 
Peace Entirety
Nov 09, 2012
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Not even animals are treated in this way. There are many other ways to 'punish' people in a way which is more humane and sensible.

Furthermore, not every single person in gitmo is guilty.

 
Peace Entirety
Nov 09, 2012
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Amnesty International's Programme Director in Scotland, Shabnum Mustapha, said:

“Ten years on and it is an absolute disgrace that 171 detainees, including Shaker Aamer, are still behind bars at Guantánamo, their most basic of human rights ignored - no charge, no trial and no access to justice.

“Britain must increase pressure on America to end this shameful aberration of human rights for Shaker Aamer, his family, and the families of all the other detainees. We know that the Foreign Secretary William Hague has already called for Shaker’s release. He should now insist on a specific timetable for this to happen - within days or weeks, not months or years.”

 
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Keep it open!


watchman81
May 21, 2009
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There's no good reason to close it down. It's a detention center for enemy combatants in the war on terror. What would we do with the detainees that we have there? Nobody wants them. Not even the European countries who supposedly want Gitmo closed down so badly. As a matter of fact, our President can't find anywhere to put these people. We should leave it open. By the way, the idea that we should just give it back to Cuba with our apologies is just silly.

 
frankiej4189
May 21, 2009
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Where are the occupants of Guantanomo Bay going to go whence this place is shut down?

 
stehvin
May 23, 2009
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You don't know they're innocent they need to be kept there.

 
stehvin
May 24, 2009
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I'm sorry are you a dangerous terrorist? No? Then you wouldn't know. It's better safe then sorry.

 


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