Trump Administration officials, including Attorney General Jeff Sessions, are suggesting that President Trump’s campaign promise to start refilling the detention center at Guantanamo Bay could begin soon, with Sessions praising it as a “very fine place” for detainees and insisting that there is no legal reason not to start sending new detainees there.
Guantanamo Bay became synonymous with the worst excesses for the early years of the US global war on terror, a site where detainees were (and many still are) held permanently without charges and often on little concrete evidence, and with no access to the proper US legal system. President Obama promised on taking office in 2008 to close the facility,but ultimately never did so.
After well over a decade of criticism, the Trump Administration and some Congressional hawks are now embracing Gitmo as a symbol for being “tough” on terror, albeit tough in a routine detainee abuse and legal blackhole sort of way.
President Trump has yet to sign an executive order on the guidelines for future use, or really give any clarity on the sorts of detainees he’s liable to order sent to the facility. President Trump’s campaign statements just insisting he wanted to put “bad dudes” there, which amid his ever-evolving policy positions could wind up being almost anybody.
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NEWZ FLASH….!!!!!!!!! Omar Kadr settles with CANADA for TEN MILLION for it’s complicity in his TORTURE by the USA..!!!!!!
The tide for torture is going out, leaving bare rocks and the detris of moral interpitude and legal incompetence.. Still no trials for the alleged perpetrators due to the taint of coerced confessions: Coming up on TWO DECADES…… casting ever more doubt on the provenance of other official investigation…
Candidate Trump said if we elected HIM, he would tell us who “brought the buildings down” implying duplicity and cover-up by the “Lied us into war Bsh Crime Family”……
I would like to see the entire 911 débâcle relitigated… From the NORAD no-show, the mysterious Niger Uranium papers into the missing TRILLIONS at the Pentagon including the mysterious deaths of three prisoners in one night with all its bells and dog whistles. A good way to begin such a reltgation would be to re-weaponize this moral black hole of legal purgatory…
Ah, the gift that keeps on giving. Signed thanks. The MIC, the Pentagon and the US IC.
Only this time it well become a wonderful place for Amerikans that won’t fall into line a nice vacation spot;-)
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