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2003-10-10 Terror Networks
BBC: Guantanamo detentions blasted
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Posted by TJ 2003-10-10 9:28:24 AM|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [347 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 In the past 18 months, 21 detainees have made 32 suicide attempts, and many more are being treated for depression, the New York Times says.

It doesn't get any better than that. I guess BBC is afraid these murdering bastards won't get a crack at civilians.

On Sunday a group including former American judges and military officials filed legal papers urging the US Supreme Court to intervene. Don Guter, the US navy’s judge advocate general until last year, said it was not acceptable simply to hold suspected al-Qaeda or Taleban members until the US war on terror was over.

Why not? It is a long established legal precedence that the government can hold someone indefinately if it can show the court the detainee's intentions are to make widespread havoc upon his release. If they can do this domestically, they sure as hell can for these foreign suicidal murderers.

I wonder what is happening to the legal profession in this country. They are going to considerable lengths to protect sworn enemies of the United States, men sworn to take their own lives as long as they can murder Americans. That makes the packet of foo's who filed this brief with SCOTUS traitors.
Posted by badanov  2003-10-10 9:59:59 AM|| []  2003-10-10 9:59:59 AM|| Front Page Top

#2 Can we develop a tagging system like Marlin Perkins used to use for big cats. That way we could kind of check on these guys once they are released. As a tradeoff with human rights activists, we could provide a free large soda at any worldwide McDonalds for any tagged jihadi.
Posted by Super Hose  2003-10-10 10:42:57 AM||   2003-10-10 10:42:57 AM|| Front Page Top

#3 We have a large group of idiots in this nation that think everything will be just hunky-dory if the proper "legal" rules are followed. They don't have a clue that the people in detention in Cuba don't give a damn about our rules, our laws, or any of the rest of our civilization. These people need to be visited by a cluebat to the schnozz. Sometimes I wonder how we've managed to remain an independent republic with all these "superminds" trying to micromanage our government.
Posted by Old Patriot  2003-10-10 10:47:50 AM|| []  2003-10-10 10:47:50 AM|| Front Page Top

#4 Of course they tried to commmit suicide, that's part of their training.

Perhaps the depression is related to the fact that they are now realizing to some extent that they have been fed an enormous pack of lies about the decadant west and regret their previous stand even if they can't admit it to themselves.
Posted by Yank 2003-10-10 11:09:30 AM||   2003-10-10 11:09:30 AM|| Front Page Top

#5 Wow, the Red Cross is such a swell organization. Remember when they visited the Concentration Camp at Theresienstadt and said it looked good to them?
Posted by Greg 2003-10-10 1:33:44 PM||   2003-10-10 1:33:44 PM|| Front Page Top

#6 This is still the same old problem we've gone round and round on since 9/11 and before. What kinds of rights do our happy campers have?. Are these mokes "criminals" or POWs or "war criminals" or something else? If criminals, then there's the whole pro-perp legal system to deal with - e.g., Massoui or however the hell you spell his name. If POW, there's all that Geneva convention/Red Cross/Red Crescent stuff. If War criminals, you're still looking at some kind of "fair hearing" process, unless of course you can invoke the "shoot spies immediately" type clauses.

I'd like to propose that a traditional Northern European approach be reinstituted; that is, outlawing. In Norse culture, being declared an outlaw didn't mean you were operating outside the law, it meant you were placed outside the protection of the law. Any one who felt like it could settle your hash without the penalty of weregild or starting a feud.

Let's see.... Al Queda is decared outlawed. Capture a terrorist, put him in Gitmo, wring him/her out, produce some fertizer for the crops and screw you ALCU, AI & Red Crescent.
Posted by Mercutio 2003-10-10 6:53:05 PM||   2003-10-10 6:53:05 PM|| Front Page Top

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