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Gitmo Crisis

I would like to discuss the GITMO crisis which is creating a bit of turmoil. Before I get too far into this discussion, I would like to give some information about GITMO. I wonder how many of us know exactly what GITMO is.

1“Gitmo,” or Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp, Is the location of detainees accused of international terrorism. Gitmo is run by the Joint Task Force Guantanamo of the United States Government since 2002 in the naval base there. Gitmos’ location is on the shore of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Since there has been many conspiracy type theories surrounding Gitmo, including torture, Obama’s regime is looking to close Gitmo and detain the captives here in the United States and other countries; some of them to be released. There are three camps on the base, Camp Delta (includes Camp Echo), Camp Iguana, and Camp X-Ray. Camp X-Ray is closed.

After Obama’s regime outed the CIA and FBI agents (primarily the CIA), giving away the locations and personal information of not only these agents but their families as well to these detainees, I feel that there will definitely be trouble. This storm was brewing over accusations of “water boarding” being used as one of the forms of gaining information, which many felt was abusive and unnecessary torture. One of the locations being looked at for releasing these accused terrorists is New York. Now the latest is that the released detainees are refusing to appear in court. Our Government should not close any part of Gitmo and should consider re-opening the facilities which have already been closed. Since these detainees refuse to appear in court, they should be re-detained and tried in a military tribunal, where they should have been tried in the first place.

If we all look back to September 11, 2001, we’ll remember that New York was one of the locations terrorists attacked. I cannot help but stop and ponder the intelligence of this Administration. Another bone of contention, is that people are screaming for citizens’ rights for these detainees. People feel the detainees are entitled to civil trials and rights of the United States citizens. This is not our law. Detainees/POW’s are to be tried in a military court/tribunal.

Prisoners of War (POW’s), or detainees accused of a war crime, are not granted the rights of the citizens according to the law of the land. They are not granted the rights of Mirandizing. What they are entitled to is a military Tribunal. Most of these detainees are not even citizens of our country, therefore are not granted any United States privilages and rights. This may seem repetitive, but it is necessary to make this point clear. I’ve been told one cannot stress this point enough.

1 Wikipedia®. “Guantanamo Bay detention camp.”  Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 16 Sept. 2009.
17 Sept. 2009. < http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guantanamo_Bay_detention_camp >.

Country Patriots

Jennifer

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September 21, 2009 - Posted by | Political, Uncategorized

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