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Guantanamo policy change!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Garp, 11 Jul 2006.

  1. Garp

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    At long last the US government has changed its policy, and all of its detainees, including those at Guantanamo Bay are to receive the minimum rights granted through the Geneva convention.


    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/5169600.stm
     
    Last edited: 11 Jul 2006
  2. p4radox

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    Good news. But who's going to check the new policy actually is implemented? This is still worrying though:
    The CIA are still free to do as they please with people. And then there's the other 550 detainees around the world, who noone's allowed to know the location of.
     
  3. locutus12

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    this is worrying too

    how long will it take ? another 4 years ? whose to say it wont be built in a biased fassion ?
     
  4. SourChipmunk

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    Ok, I'm having a hard time understanding this. Guantanamo Bay was ordered by the Bush Admin to treat prisoner peeps according to the rules of the Geneva Convention. Then someone determined they didn't have to follow the President's order, so the Supreme Court determined the Bush Admin didn't have the power to bark the order in the first place, so they made it official, and now Guantanamo Bay has to treat prisoner peeps according to the rules of the Geneva Convention?

    I'm so confused. :(
     
  5. VeNT

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    I'm sick of this crap, the USA realy has to stop treating people like this, how can they excuse just making people dissapear? its like back when the USSR was around!
     
  6. Vonhelmet

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    Ah, but it's OK this time, because it's all part of the War On Terror.
     
  7. Devlish

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    Lock em up, throw away the key. Sorted.
     
  8. willd58

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    We are at War, and were dealing with an enemy that doesnt follow the normal rules of combat, as such the enemy doesnt get treated with the same rules. Its just a shame theres so many damn liberal communists who support evil because there to cowardly to get involved.
     
  9. Vonhelmet

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    What, so because they won't play by the rules, we don't have to? How does that make us any better than anyone else? Also, we're not at war. We're under attack by terrorists. The two are different. With that in mind, the prisoners are not POWs so it's pretty dubious to be holding them for years without charge.
     
  10. Siliconslave

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    i imagine its just a ruse to get all the attention away from the bush government, the'll be annother Guantanamo somewhere else thats not covered by the genever convention which will be as bad, if not worse.

    As p4radox pointed out it doesn't apply to the CIA so they can still do what the hell they like, which from a supposidly humain nation (my rear end) with ideals of freedom of speech etc (again, my derrier) is amazingly discusting. Granted the atrocities commited are awful, but they should never excuse the breaking of basic human rights, or you end up as bad as the terrorists
     
  11. Garp

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    Okay... first prove they've done something wrong.

    The US is still yet to succeed on that very small issue. I think people refer to it as "justice" and "Innocent until proven guilty"
     
  12. dirtydog

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    It's an even bigger shame that there are so many damn fools who swallow government propaganda... not to mention people who don't learn the basics of writing in their native language.