Friday, March 29, 2013

Guantanamo Hunger Strikers Being Force Fed

You think this might generate hatred for the US?
by Richard Mellor
Afscme Local 444, retired

Unbeknownst to most Americans many inmates in the concentration camp at Guantanamo Bay Cuba are on hunger strike and have been since early February.  The list is growing and 11 of the 31 are being force fed.

From RT
As you know half of the men at Guantanamo have been cleared for release, yet they are still there, locked up, stuck in this limbo, desperate. And I was going to ask, when they will let these men go and whether this would make any difference if somebody died in this ongoing hunger strike… I never got the chance to ask that question,” Chichakyan said.

Gayane Chichakayan is an RT reporter who tried to ask Obama's Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel a question about the situation in the camp at a news briefing yesterday but he refused to recognize her and never mentioned the conditions there.

When the issue of Nazi Germany and the camps comes up, we often hear people ask, "How could that have happened? Why did people let it happen?" Well we're letting Guantanamo happen.  The average American has no idea who they have there and what for.  The same average American who doesn't trust their government or any of the people in Congress.  It's known that the US government asked its former allies, the feudal warlords in Afghanistan's Northern Alliance to go round up some terrorists for $100 a head and they did just that. Watch The Road to Guantanamo to get some idea of how successful this was.

What difference is this to Stalin's camps
But then we have two million of our own citizens in prison here, many of them have been in solitary confinement for years, many are victims of rape and sexual abuse and there is no significant force speaking out against this US Gulag either.

For an answer to why the growth of anti US terrorist groups we don't have to look any further than
US foreign policy.  Here's a link to the RT story and news video on this:

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