Saturday, January 31, 2009

Inside Guantanamo Bay, A Study In Contrasts

Camp Delta military-run prison at the Guantanamo Bay US naval base.
Photograph: Brennan Linsley/PA/The Guardian

From FOX News:

Assaults, cartoons and art class — all are part of the daily life at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

On a tour of the U.S. detention facility's camps four, five and six, which include the maximum security camps, FOX News was shown a place where often the facts are stranger than fiction.

"Once again on behalf of the joint task force, welcome to Camp 5. This is a maximum security facility," said Navy Commander Jeff Hayhurst, the deputy commander of the joint detention group and FOX News' guide for the day.

"It opened in 2004, cost $17.5 million. It’s modeled on a max security facility in Terre Haute, Indiana. Most of it was pre-fabricated off island and constructed once it arrived. … Again max security."

This camp is for the most non-compliant detainees — those who refuse to follow the rules.

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My Comment: 62 former Gitmo inmates have gone back to the battlefield to kill and main American soldiers/civilians and their allies. Some of these men are incredibly dangerous, who if given the resources and freedom would not hesitate to plan a mass casualty attack against the U.S.

There is no other prison in the world that can house these inmates .... even the supermax in Colorado will not be able to accommodate them. But for their own philosophical reasons .... President Obasma and his supporters will not tolerate Gitmo's continued presence, and that an alternative must be found.

What that alternative is .... I am waiting with bated breath.

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