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    More Ex-Detainees Resort to Terror, Officials Say

    More Ex-Detainees Resort to Terror, Officials Say (Update1) - Bloomberg.com


    Jan. 6 (Bloomberg) -- As many as one in five former Guantanamo Bay detainees are suspected of or confirmed to have engaged in terrorist activity after their release, U.S. officials said, citing the latest government statistics.

    The 20 percent rate is an increase over the 14 percent of former inmates that an April Pentagon report said were thought to have joined terrorist efforts, said the officials, who requested anonymity. The officials didn’t provide the numbers on which the 20 percent is based.

    The increase adds a complication to President Barack Obama’s efforts to close the detention facility for terrorist suspects at the naval base in Cuba, a national security analyst said.


    So shoud we close it as planned? 20 percent is very high. Is it best to move these guys to CONUS? What say you?
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    Re: More Ex-Detainees Resort to Terror, Officials Say

    Mass grave...just kidding....sorta. OCONUS is good for me. We could have them help us with some new experiments at Bikini Atoll.
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    Re: More Ex-Detainees Resort to Terror, Officials Say

    Leave Gitmo open, we should not allow the scum in our country....

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    Re: More Ex-Detainees Resort to Terror, Officials Say

    This is just more proof we should have never detained them, of course they want revenge for the violations of their civil rights!
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    Re: More Ex-Detainees Resort to Terror, Officials Say

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    This is just more proof we should have never detained them, of course they want revenge for the violations of their civil rights!
    There is some amount of truth to that. Certainly there were terrorists in GITMO, but we picked them up and had people turn in others for rewards and such; so not all the people there were terrorists. We took no precaution as to which group we snatched and threw in prison with no means of defense. Those who may not have been terrorists were first kidnapped basically and unlawfully imprisoned and were in contract then with actual terrorists. It is not inconceivable that when released, some that were not terrorists would resort to such as a method of retribution.
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    Re: More Ex-Detainees Resort to Terror, Officials Say

    If you're going to torture people, releasing them so they can return to their homelands and terrorist organizations is probably a bad idea. They have lots of fresh propaganda to relay back to their people, about the tales of torture chambers in U.S. detainment camps.

    Neither Bush nor Obama ever followed through by creating a special court system to deal with non-state actors such as terrorists. They both used one of two pre-existing systems: the military "enemy combatant" system, or the civil system, and neither is really applicable to terrorists since they aren't representatives of a specific nation or U.S. citizens.

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    Re: More Ex-Detainees Resort to Terror, Officials Say

    Deal with them the old school way. Get what you need info wise, then shoot em.
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    Re: More Ex-Detainees Resort to Terror, Officials Say

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    So shoud we close it as planned? 20 percent is very high. Is it best to move these guys to CONUS? What say you?
    “We have never been able to confirm the DOD’s numbers,” said Stacy Sullivan, a counterterrorism adviser at Human Rights Watch, a New York-based group critical of the Guantanamo facility. “The Pentagon’s numbers appear to be both wildly inaccurate and inflated.”

    More Ex-Detainees Resort to Terror, Officials Say (Update2) - Bloomberg.com

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    Re: More Ex-Detainees Resort to Terror, Officials Say

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    There is some amount of truth to that. Certainly there were terrorists in GITMO, but we picked them up and had people turn in others for rewards and such; so not all the people there were terrorists. We took no precaution as to which group we snatched and threw in prison with no means of defense. Those who may not have been terrorists were first kidnapped basically and unlawfully imprisoned and were in contract then with actual terrorists. It is not inconceivable that when released, some that were not terrorists would resort to such as a method of retribution.
    Very true. But before we can say much for sure, we need numbers verified and some study as to what actually happened. No matter what we do in the meantime, we should try to actually figure out what happened.

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    Re: More Ex-Detainees Resort to Terror, Officials Say

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    “We have never been able to confirm the DOD’s numbers,” said Stacy Sullivan, a counterterrorism adviser at Human Rights Watch, a New York-based group critical of the Guantanamo facility. “The Pentagon’s numbers appear to be both wildly inaccurate and inflated.”

    More Ex-Detainees Resort to Terror, Officials Say (Update2) - Bloomberg.com
    what's does HRW BASE this on?

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