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#1 Posted on 27.5.03 2338.51
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The US has floated plans to turn Guantanamo Bay into a death camp, with its own death row and execution chamber. Prisoners would be tried, convicted and executed without leaving its boundaries, without a jury and without right of appeal...

I object to the use of the phrase "death camp" (it carries connotations which I believe are unfair in this context), and it's worth noting that these plans aren't set in stone yet or anything, but YEESH. How many more civil liberties have to be violated there before anybody gives a damn?

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#2 Posted on 27.5.03 2353.25
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I'd like to hear a rebuttal from the other side from someone who knows about the situation before I make up my mind. I think we can agree that the article is tilted just a wee bit politically. A few months ago, in the Boston Globe, they had interviews with detainees that had been released. These men said they got 3 meals a day, got to watch television, play videogames, exercise, and bathe whenever they wanted. They said the treatment was better than their lives in Afghanistan. Before these interviews came out, people were just assuming that we were torturing people there. I am going to hold off judgement for now.

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#3 Posted on 28.5.03 0101.34
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Oh brilliant. An Australian reprint from a British newspaper, with the only direct quotes coming from Chomskyites. Just f'n brilliant.
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#4 Posted on 28.5.03 0602.51
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My bullshit meter started going off like nobody's business upon reading this. Of course, if there is more substantial proof I could just as well belive it.
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#5 Posted on 28.5.03 0721.30
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The only quote I've been able to find through the fountain of knowledge that is attributed to anyone with anything resembling authority is:

“We have laid out a very extensive plan, should long-term detention and imprisonment be given to JTF Guantanamo,” General Miller said."

So yes, the bullshit-ometer would appear to be reading correctly.
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