Guantanamo-a disgrace to the human race

Discussion in 'Middle East - General' started by IzeWideOpen, Nov 30, 2003.

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    How can the US go to war for freedom when it runs a concentration camp filled up with young Muslims.
    Not only are the detainees made to live in inhuman conditions but they must also be put in front of military tribunals.
    When these trials take place the defence will be provided by the same people who are prosecuting them. Any 1 else see a conflict of interest. Also most of the prosectutors evidence will be classified to the defendent. So how can someone defend them selves against allegations which they do not know.
    These trials are against every human right in the book and should be stopped imediatly.
    Any 1 else feel the same?
     
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    Please tell me you are kidding, right?

    Personally I think they are treated too good. We are not talking about criminals or uniformed soldiers here. These people were sorted through and determined to be enemy combatants. I certainly don't want to waste even a penny of my tax money defending them.
     
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    sory i should have more specific. Could you possibly do better than a one word answer
     
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    Oh i see how about we dont let any accsed person in the "Free World" have defence because hay if if your accused you must be guilty...................i dont think so
     
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    Not just a person, one who is on a battlefield, not in uniform, trying to kill our soldiers. I should provide a defense for them, I think not. Should they be allowed an independent defense they provide, fine, should we turn over intellegence, no. Not fair, too bad, tell this to the families of dead American soldiers and the people who lost loved ones thru acts of terrorism.
     
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    the problem with gitmo and the military tribunals is twofold.

    One, it only takes one man to decide whether to hold someone indefinitely and with, or without, clear evidence to indicate so. On top of that, they are being held for interrogation to garner more intelligence but we already know that any intelligence that would be older than 6 months is usually worthless anyway.

    Two, an unfortunate majority of our population is more than willing to put complete faith in the above process and ignore any possible injustice using the reasoning that if they are there, they must be guilty.
     
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    So what would you suggest we do ?
     
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    Ok then if a Russian army invaded your country for example would you take up arms against them. Would you act of defense to your country justify locking you up in a concentration camp. No it wouldn't so why do it to others.
    And yes i would tell this to families on both sides because no matter what I. I believe in every human beings right.
     
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    If the prosecutor has sufficient evidence then they should lay out their case in front of an independent intonational court.
     

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