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    Guantanamo hunger strike growing

    The number of detainees on hunger strike has nearly doubled at the US detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, US officials have said.
    General John Kelly, the commanding general responsible for the prison, told a congressional committee on Wednesday that detainees were "devastated" after their "optimism" was dashed that Guantanamo would be closed.


    "They had great optimism that Guantanamo would be closed. They were devastated apparently ... when the president backed off, at least (that's) their perception, of closing the facility," Marine Corps General John Kelly told the House Armed Services Committee in Washington.


    A total of 24 Guantanamo captives, up from 15 since March 11, were on a hunger strike and eight of them had lost enough weight that doctors were force-feeding them liquid nutrients thorough tubes inserted into their noses and down their stomachs, Captain Robert Durand, a spokesman at the detention camp, told Reuters news agency. Two were hospitalised with dehydration, he said.


    Read more @: Guantanamo hunger strike growing - Americas - Al Jazeera English

    More and more detainees in Guantanamo are on a hunger strike because they thought it was going to close but as we all know they have not. Im not surprised that no media outlet in the US is really reporting on this.


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    Re: Guantanamo hunger strike growing

    Uhhhhh, is Gitmo still open?
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    Re: Guantanamo hunger strike growing

    Yes!!!! Finally something Obama is doing will cut the federal debt.....

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    Re: Guantanamo hunger strike growing

    Good, indefinite detention without trial is unconstitutional.
    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    Yes!!!! Finally something Obama is doing will cut the federal debt.....
    Medically inducing consumption is far more expensive.
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    Re: Guantanamo hunger strike growing

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Uhhhhh, is Gitmo still open?
    Trolling.

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    Re: Guantanamo hunger strike growing

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Uhhhhh, is Gitmo still open?
    Poor dears - It's like Santa brought you a sweater and you really wanted a new bike.

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    Re: Guantanamo hunger strike growing

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Poor dears - It's like Santa brought you a sweater and you really wanted a new bike.
    I guess there wouldn't be a hunger strike if Obama had kept his promise.
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    Re: Guantanamo hunger strike growing

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I guess there wouldn't be a hunger strike if Obama had kept his promise.
    I'm not sure - I think you can play beach volleyball and soccer in the sand at Gitmo - not so much in Kansas.

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    Re: Guantanamo hunger strike growing

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    I'm not sure - I think you can play beach volleyball and soccer in the sand at Gitmo - not so much in Kansas.
    No you can there are beach volley ball courts here...


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    Re: Guantanamo hunger strike growing

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Read more @: Guantanamo hunger strike growing - Americas - Al Jazeera English

    More and more detainees in Guantanamo are on a hunger strike because they thought it was going to close but as we all know they have not. Im not surprised that no media outlet in the US is really reporting on this. [/FONT][/COLOR]
    I'm surprised anyone cares.

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