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    6 Gitmo detainees arrive in Uruguay for resettlement

    Six men held for more than a decade at the U.S. military prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, arrived in Uruguay for resettlement on Sunday, part of a slow-moving push by the Obama administration to close the facility.The six prisoners — four Syrians, a Palestinian and a Tunisian — were never charged with crimes and had been approved for transfer for years. A move initially planned for earlier this year was apparently held up by the Defense Department.
    Early Sunday morning, the men finally arrived in the Uruguayan capital, Montevideo, where five were taken to a military hospital. The sixth, reportedly in a more delicate state, was taken to a different hospital, according to local media.
    "We are very grateful to Uruguay for this important humanitarian action," said Clifford Sloan, the State Department envoy on Guantánamo who had negotiated the resettlement deal in January.


    With Sunday’s resettlement, 136 men remain at the prison. Sixty-seven have been approved for transfer, most of them from Yemen. More are expected to be released by year’s end.
    Uruguayan President José Mujica, an ardent critic of the Guantánamo facility, said the resettled six would have the status of refugees. “The day they want to leave, they can leave,” he said, rebuffing a U.S. condition that they stay in Uruguay for at least two years.


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    About damn time. Finally more and more prisoners who have not been charged with anything, and have been cleared to release have finally been released. Good move, and this facility is long overdue to be closed. Its a stain on America.


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    Re: 6 Gitmo detainees arrive in Uruguay for resettlement

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
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    About damn time. Finally more and more prisoners who have not been charged with anything, and have been cleared to release have finally been released. Good move, and this facility is long overdue to be closed. Its a stain on America. [/FONT][/COLOR]
    Well I think if I was from Tunisia.Syrian..who had never been charged with any offences..I would have been pissed off not to be taken back from where I was taken from..

    Uruguay...Tunisia..long walk home!!

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    Re: 6 Gitmo detainees arrive in Uruguay for resettlement

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
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    About damn time. Finally more and more prisoners who have not been charged with anything, and have been cleared to release have finally been released. Good move, and this facility is long overdue to be closed. Its a stain on America. [/FONT][/COLOR]
    I wonder how long it will be before one of these turn up on a battlefield, shooting at us or our allies,
    or preforms some act of terrorism?

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    Re: 6 Gitmo detainees arrive in Uruguay for resettlement

    Quote Originally Posted by longview View Post
    I wonder how long it will be before one of these turn up on a battlefield, shooting at us or our allies,
    or preforms some act of terrorism?
    When you lock them up for 14 years without trial, its foolish to think that hate does not grow within them. I think its fair to expect they might return to harm us. We never should have treated that way in the first place.

    Gitmo might have been Al Qaeda's number #1 recruiting tool (that and Iraq). Foolish is as foolish does. Glad to see that the era of America behaving badly is winding down, albeit way too late. It was hard to laud the Marines for dying for our freedoms so US citizens could give up their freedoms so they would not die. The last decade was truly a dark period in US political history.

    http://edition.cnn.com/2014/12/05/po...html?hpt=po_r1

    Maybe one day the world will forgive us and we can once again claim a moral high ground.
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    Re: 6 Gitmo detainees arrive in Uruguay for resettlement

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
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    About damn time. Finally more and more prisoners who have not been charged with anything, and have been cleared to release have finally been released. Good move, and this facility is long overdue to be closed. Its a stain on America. [/FONT][/COLOR]
    There is a 30% rate in which those we release from GITMO goes back to the battlefield. A military man wonders why would you release a single one more with that rate. Isn't it enough you captured these guys once, now you are asking the military to do it twice all the while putting those who serve in the military in a more dangerous position than if they had remained contained.

    Perhaps a soldier would be better served just killing them all to begin with and thus ensuring they, the GITMO detainees do not return to the battlefield. Much like the drone program, kill but do not capture. That is the message being sent. From a military perspective.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: 6 Gitmo detainees arrive in Uruguay for resettlement

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    There is a 30% rate in which those we release from GITMO goes back to the battlefield. A military man wonders why would you release a single one more with that rate. Isn't it enough you captured these guys once, now you are asking the military to do it twice all the while putting those who serve in the military in a more dangerous position than if they had remained contained.

    Perhaps a soldier would be better served just killing them all to begin with and thus ensuring they, the GITMO detainees do not return to the battlefield. Much like the drone program, kill but do not capture. That is the message being sent. From a military perspective.
    In fact they are killing them rather than having them return to Gitmo for their possible release and then later murdering more Americans and their Allies. And a good thing too.

    It's surprising how many Americans, leftists of course, who do support the terrorists.

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    Re: 6 Gitmo detainees arrive in Uruguay for resettlement

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    In fact they are killing them rather than having them return to Gitmo for their possible release and then later murdering more Americans and their Allies. And a good thing too.

    It's surprising how many Americans, leftists of course, who do support the terrorists.
    I wouldn't go that far. But if you don't want to have to face them, fight them twice, better to kill them than capture them. Then perhaps your chances of making it home to see the wife and kids are improved a bit.

    But then the downside of not capturing them is you can't learn anything from them. But you can't learn anything from a terrorist killed by a drone either. Same, same I guess.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: 6 Gitmo detainees arrive in Uruguay for resettlement

    Quote Originally Posted by longview View Post
    I wonder how long it will be before one of these turn up on a battlefield, shooting at us or our allies,
    or preforms some act of terrorism?
    The percentage of released Guantanamo prisoners that have been involved in war or terrorism after release is lower than the recidivism rate of ordinary prisoners in the USA. That is pretty amazing since I think many of use would want to attack a country that wrongly held us prisoner without a trial for over ten years and tortured us.

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    Re: 6 Gitmo detainees arrive in Uruguay for resettlement

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    When you lock them up for 14 years without trial, its foolish to think that hate does not grow within them. I think its fair to expect they might return to harm us. We never should have treated that way in the first place.

    Gitmo might have been Al Qaeda's number #1 recruiting tool (that and Iraq). Foolish is as foolish does. Glad to see that the era of America behaving badly is winding down, albeit way too late. It was hard to laud the Marines for dying for our freedoms so US citizens could give up their freedoms so they would not die. The last decade was truly a dark period in US political history.

    Senate torture report restarts fight on terror policy - CNN.com

    Maybe one day the world will forgive us and we can once again claim a moral high ground.
    How many of the prisoners we took during WW2 were charged wit anything?
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: 6 Gitmo detainees arrive in Uruguay for resettlement

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    How many of the prisoners we took during WW2 were charged wit anything?
    List of Axis personnel indicted for war crimes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    I'd say a few.
    I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK

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