ONE man here weighs just 77 pounds. Another, 98. Last thing I knew, I weighed 132, but that was a month ago. I’ve been on a hunger strike since Feb. 10 and have lost well over 30 pounds. I will not eat until they restore my dignity. I’ve been detained at Guantánamo for 11 years and three months. I have never been charged with any crime. I have never received a trial.
The news here is that the NYT chose to print this article but won´t touch Gosnell or Obamacare´s morass with a ten foot pole. Always reliable for Palestinian and Arab sympathy, the NYT hopes what? To get this guy released?
How about releasing the testimony nurses at the murders of those live-born babies by Gosnell?
The Times is calling in its endorsement chips for Obama Kerry and Hagel. Or, basically, "We supported you because you promised, in private, a radical left agenda, now deliver". This and future Op-Ed essays and editorials will be the NYT´s way of bringing pressure to bear on O, K & H. By end of May, expect to see front page news stories on Gitmo, complete with photos of thin prisoners behind barbed wire.
The NYT wants Obama, Kerry & Hagel to: Free the Gitmo freedom fighters; abandon our allies; apologize to our enemies; destroy our remaining nuclear weapons and slash our conventional forces. And the NYT is fully committed to bringing these changes about.
Maybe he should write a letter to the head of every Muslim country to ask them to stop their war on non Muslim countries, at which time the US will be glad to release all of them back to their own countries.
..the ny slimes ( and the rest of the media) bashes Christians, Republicans , Tea Party, Conservatives, and white suburbanites regularly because they feel safe doing so...those people will not retaliate...but if you dare to criticize muslims or any other racial minority and watch out...
aw heck Barak, come on, just pardon´em (along with 11 million illegal aliens [there, i said it!]). you know you want to.
While your at it, give them reparations for what Bush did to them. We can´t send them back to their country of origin because it wouldn´t be safe for them, so lets relocate them to a Red state and make. Heck, they could even vote...
A personal note to: Samir Naji al Hasan Moqbel You are where you are because of choices you made: You choose to join a violent Muslim group you choose to attack the people of my country who did you no wrong You choose to hide among your own people. You were caught! You are now a prisoner in Guantanamo, being treated better than many of the people you attempted to kill. I hope you enjoy your stay and never have the opportunity to do us harm again. You where you are because of your choices. I for one have no sympathy for you because now you have another choice, eat or don´t eat. I for one don´t care
Hey guys! Lighten up. For just a second stop thinking with your anger against O and his news waterboys. Yes I too wish most of these had been killed on the field of battle. But Gitmo is just not right. Indefinite imprisonment without trial is just wrong - and no crime should be punished without opportunity to defend oneself. Forced feedings are shameful. I don´t care what the world thinks of us but I am ashamed of what we continue to do. Part of what has made us strong is affording dignity to those who DO NOT DESERVE IT.
News organizations will go to great lengths to maintain the legal fiction of "innocent until proven guilty," no matter how many eyewitnesses there are. Nidal Hasan is consistently called an "alleged" attacker. Their excuse (not a reason, not any longer) is they do not want to influence a jury. Yet they run this trash, specifically to force action from the legal process.
Treasonous hypocrites. Nationalize the New York Times and give it to Rupert Murdoch.
#3 The NYT and other leftist rags have found a way to cover Gosnell. They report on the controversy over the media avoiding the story. Nothing about the actual trial. At least when people search it will turn up some hits.
Just to make sure that everybody understands who the Gitmo detainees are:
1. They are people who have been arrested on the suspicion of committing a crime.
2. They are "Prisoners of War".
They are, according to the Geneva Conventions, illegal combatants. As such they are accorded no protections what so ever, none. In prior wars, once captured, illegal combatants were questioned, using whatever methods the capturing force thought necessary then summarily executed. All "legal" within the Geneva Conventions.
Should it be desired that we release them, I suggest a nice sunny spot, somewhere between Cuba and the Canary Islands.
#36, do you know that this man (and maybe others) had anything to do with the 9/11 attack? If so, charge him. But since when it is right to put people in prison indefinitely with no charges? Do we know for sure that he was a combatant? He might have been one of those who was accused by others but not part of any radical group. We don´t know what happened. But as #30 said, it isn´t right to hold someone for years and years and years with no charges filed nor anything to prove that he was involved in attacking our soldiers or citizens. I am no softy when it comes to terrorists and radical muslims, but there was a reason why the U.S. used to be EXCEPTIONAL. But now we act just like all the other countries (especially when it comes to incarcerating people) and often times we are worse.
This story is all Barbra Streisand. First of all our military have strict rules for providing care to these heathens. Second, the fake prisoner, (according ti him and a couple of posters), needs to write Obama and Holder who stopped military trials in 2008. They are the source of your injustice. When/ IF we ever elect a GOP President, you might get a hearing. How long can you wait?
This is simply a politically calculated stunt, nothing more. They´re betting their lives that the ´horror´ of this will make the limp wrist progressives give up and release them. I agree that imprisoning them indefinitely without due process is wrong. If they were uniformed soldiers, we´d treat them as such, as prisoners of war, and repatriate them after hostilities cease. By their choice, they have abandoned the rules of normal, civilized war. I say give them a military tribunal and treat them as the equivalent of spies, non uniformed combatants that have separated themselves from the Geneva convention protections. Then execute them as you would spies.
Our country has fallen far too far to do the right thing. These guys will probably die of old age in Gitmo.
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Phil Robertson´s anti-gay comments aren´t the only part of his interview with GQ causing controversy. The 67-year-old "Duck Dynasty" star was suspended by A&E Wednesday for calling homosexuality sinful — and putting gay people in same category as terrorists. While those quotes quickly went viral, it wasn´t his only brow-raising statement in the interview; he also implied that African Americans were happier living under Jim Crow laws. "I never, with my eyes, saw the mistreatment of any black person. Not once," the reality star said of growing up in pre-Civil-Rights-era Louisiana. "Where we lived was all farmers. The blacks worked
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Fox News Channel’s Bill O´Reilly, host of “The O´Reilly Factor,” said Phil Robertson of “Duck Dynasty” fame actually erred with some of his biblically-based comments about the sinfulness of homosexuality. Mr. O´Reilly, a self-proclaimed Christian, honed in on one specific part of Mr. Robertson’s much-publicized quotes in GQ magazine – the condemnation aspect. “Mr. Robertson, I believe, made a mistake by the condemnation line,” he said, Politico reported. “It’s not about the Bible, or believing or not believing in the Bible. It’s singling out a group, it could be any group, and saying to that group, ‘Hey … you are not worthy