[UPDATE] 10/13/06- Confederate Yankee has a good piece about Gitmo.
People have problems with Guantanamo Bay. It is their problem. From the Koran flushing investigation, which proved to be untrue, to this latest "story" about guards beating the prisoners at Gitmo, we have a mentality showing in certain sectors that underscores the basic fact that someone is always going to undermine our government.
These are non legal combatants. They are not soldiers fighting for a country or a sovereign state, these are terrorists. Despite popular belief these terrorists are shown more respect and given more courtesy than they deserve, especially considering that quite a few of these people at that facility had a hand in 9/11. Example: Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, he alleged Sept. 11 mastermind.
One more example: Ramzi Binalshibh, who is accused of helping plan the Sept. 11 attacks and being a lead operative for a foiled plot to crash aircraft into London's Heathrow Airport.
Look at those faces good folks, because these are the people you cry out in defense of. Shame on you!
Gitmo has been turned into a facility that has special toilets, Asian made, "because the detainees prefer them".
"Indeed, even the toilet has been flushed down the toilet of history: In the interests of cultural sensitivity, Gitmo cells were fitted with "Asian-style toilets," because "that's what the detainees prefer." Given that much of the matter that should be going down there ends up being flung over the guards, it seems that this sensitivity over choice of bathroom fixtures is not always appreciated."
These terrorists, these non legal combatants, THROW FECES AT THE GUARDS..... do we understand this? Personally, if anyone flung feces on me, I would beat the crap out of them,(no pun intended) but thats just me. I am sure the left side of the room, would smile sweetly, wipe it off and offer them the other side of their face for the same treatment. No big surprise there.
Then we have the food they are fed.
"When visitors like yours truly swing by, the camp likes to serve them the same meal the prisoners get. This being Ramadan, Adm. Harris was particularly proud of the fresh-baked traditional pastries his team had made for the holy month. And he was right: The baklava was delicious"
"If you're hoping to hear about the old wooden chair under a bare lightbulb swinging on its cord, here's the reality: The detaineeare interrogated on either a La-Z-Boy recliner or a luxuriously upholstered sofa -- blue plush with gold piping."
"And, if you do start losing weight suddenly, don't worry. As one of the camp's medical staff explained, they offer free colon-cancer testing for jihadis over 50. If President Hillary decides to have another crack at socialized medicine in 2009, there are worse slogans than "Every American should have the right to the same health-care plan as a Sudanese terrorist who put his arm out stabbing a prison guard."
This all came from a man that had just visited Gitmo. Read this and then tell me how badly these people are treated. How inhumane club Gitmo is.
Another article has a comment I would like everyone to read also.
"Throwing olive branches at Islamofascists is beyond futile. This is the war on terror, not the Summer Olympics on terror. If America won't fight this like a war and win we might as well cut our losses, hand out the Qurans, and start the mass conversions."
Find that article here.
Another great read here.
I will leave you with this last thought. One must respond to a threat and these prisoners are still trying to kill Gitmo's guards, even in prison. They are terrorists and they will never stop trying to kill as many people as they can....not until they are dead. You see the way some of these stories are jumped on, quoted and being taken as gospel BEFORE any investigations have been held and you have to wonder, who the hell are these people and do we want them ever to be in charge of our security? Do we want them protecting us? I don't, I would prefer to have an arm cut off.
Shame on you!!!
One last thing for you to read, read it well, because these are the men you are defending.
[UPDATE] Running through my daily reads, I found this on "My Vast Right Wing Conspiracy", a mouthful I know, but I find the writing good, entertaining and always has very useful information. After going through a few of the posts and the links there, I found this: "Fridays Must Read Gitmopalooza"
Part 1: Background/Introduction
Part 2: Stashiu arrives at GTMO, and tells us what the terrorists are like.
Part 3: Hunger strikes, suicides and suicide attempts, and mental illness.
Part 4: Treatment of the detainees
Part 5: Stashiu reacts to Big Media pieces about GTMO.
Great catch Beth and thank you!