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    Some Guantanamo Detainees Resisting Move to Palau

    Some Guantanamo Detainees Resisting Move to Palau - Political News - FOXNews.com

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration's drive to close the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has hit a new snag: At least some of the 13 detainees accepted for resettlement by the island nation of Palau don't want to go there.

    Meanwhile, protests have erupted in Bermuda over its recent resettlement of four Uighur detainees, with the country's leader facing a no-confidence vote by his parliament. Dissent in the British island territory, which sits in the Atlantic Ocean east of North Carolina, came after Bermuda's acceptance of the men strained relations with London, which complained that the island's home-rule government failed to advise it about the decision.

    Palau, a tiny South Pacific country, seemed to offer a potential solution to a problem that has vexed the Bush and Obama administrations since the Defense Department began clearing 22 Uighurs from China for release, after deciding they were erroneously deemed enemy combatants in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

    After meeting with the Palauans and consulting their attorneys, the Uighurs showed little enthusiasm for transfer to the island, an administration official said.

    Hmm very interesting it seems that they don't like the idea of going ot an Island Paradise and rather stay at GITMO.

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    Re: Some Guantanamo Detainees Resisting Move to Palau

    They should be allowed to go where they want.
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    Re: Some Guantanamo Detainees Resisting Move to Palau

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    They should be allowed to go where they want.
    I agree.

    "Hey, we're letting you go, but you have to live where we tell you to".

    Heh, no thanks.

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    Re: Some Guantanamo Detainees Resisting Move to Palau

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    They should be allowed to go where they want.
    Seems like the only nation that wants to let them in is China--most likely so they can be killed.

    They are men without a country. They need to go where they can.

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