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2009-06-11 Caribbean-Latin America
Gitmo Uighurs in Bermuda
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Posted by Anguper Hupomosing9418 2009-06-11 13:21|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [914 views ]  Top

#1 I don't get it. Why not send 'em back to China if the Chicoms are such nice guys? It'd certainly be one less headache for us.
Posted by Ebbang Uluque6305 2009-06-11 15:29||   2009-06-11 15:29|| Front Page Top

#2 If the Chinese promised to rein in Kimmie I'd gladly give all the Ugglies back to them ...
Posted by Steve White 2009-06-11 16:43||   2009-06-11 16:43|| Front Page Top

#3 The Uighurs, in their own words
The Obama administration has expressed its desire to relocate at least some of the current Uighur detainees to American soil. But the Treasury Department’s designation may complicate this effort, as at least ten Uighurs (including two who have been transferred to Albania) have openly admitted their ties to Abdul Haq, as well as another known ETIP/ETIM terrorist named Hassan Mahsum, who was killed in Waziristan in October 2003. As the Treasury Department’s designation notes, Haq became the leader of the ETIP/ETIM “following the death of the previous ETIP leader” - that is, Mahsum.

The Uighur detainees admitted their ties to Haq and Mahsum during their testimony at combatant status review tribunals (CSRT) at Guantánamo. The Uighurs frequently professed their innocence, claiming that they were not targeting Americans and denying that they had anything to do with al Qaeda or the Taliban. But in the context of their denials the Uighur detainees also admitted to training at a terrorist camp in the Tora Bora Mountains. That camp was run by Abdul Haq and Hassan Mahsum, and was most likely supported by al Qaeda and the Taliban.


Much more ...
Posted by ed 2009-06-11 18:52||   2009-06-11 18:52|| Front Page Top

#4 I can't see any upside for Bermuda in taking the Uigurs.None whatsoever.
Bermuda hails removal from tax grey list
Posted by tipper 2009-06-11 20:38||   2009-06-11 20:38|| Front Page Top

#5 Just fly 'em back and forth between Bermuda and Puerto Rico on a chartered plane until someone 'accidentally' triggers the wormhole in the area.
Posted by Thing From Snowy Mountain 2009-06-11 21:25||   2009-06-11 21:25|| Front Page Top

#6 :-)
Posted by trailing wife">trailing wife  2009-06-11 21:48||   2009-06-11 21:48|| Front Page Top

#7 Yes the Uighurs are Muslims but they do have a couple of good reasons to fight the Chinese...

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/28/world/asia/28kashgar.html?_r=3&pagewanted=1&th&emc=th
Posted by European Conservative 2009-06-11 22:12||   2009-06-11 22:12|| Front Page Top

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