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Post time 2006-3-2 00:41:11 |Display all floors
They aren't POWs.

Hostilities have ceased in Iraq and Afghanistan.  New regimes are in place.  If the Gitmo detainees were POWs, then they would eligible for return now under the rules of the Geneva Conventions.

The men held at Gitmo are called "detainees" and "enemy combatants" so that they are beyond the reach of both the USA courts and the Geneva Conventions on treatment of Prisoners of War.

Many of those held at Gitmo were just people accused by their neighbors in order to collect the reward.

They will likely be prisoners for the remainder of their lives.  If they were not enemies of the USA on the morning of their last day of freedom, then they certainly are today.

We cannot free the Gitmo detainees.  We cannot leave Iraq.  We cannot leave Afghanistan.  We cannot refuse to invade Iran.

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Post time 2006-3-2 04:08:53 |Display all floors
The men held at Gitmo are called "detainees" and "enemy combatants" so that they are beyond the reach of both the USA courts and the Geneva Conventions on treatment of Prisoners of War.


I think world needs either to upgrade the Geneva Convention, or point out in one voice the USA for breaking it.

America must have a hell of information coming from detainees to continue prolonging this sham.

Whatever lays behind the decision to establish Guantanamo - the outer image of the USA suffers like hell. Especially after the indemnification of soldiers against any ruling of  the International Court.

The USA loses on fairness here.
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Post time 2006-3-2 05:14:20 |Display all floors
Originally posted by mikeghet at 22-2-2006 19:16
Gotta love the good folks at the NY times.


But, mike, don't you know that the NY Times is a lying propaganda mouthpiece for the US? Obviously this is a shallow attempt to boost their credibility so that they can drop another bomb-shell on China.....

Will they ever close this prison down, or will we have to see this until the end of our lives? I'm going to be optimistic and say that a future administration might change things.
"People are the water, the ruler is the boat; water can carry the boat, but it can also capsize it."

-- Li Shimin (2nd Tang Emperor, "Taizong")

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