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    Re: Mos Def, a.k.a. Yasiin Bey, Submits to Gitmo-Style Force-Feeding

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    No you didnt.
    Yep. Sure did. Not my problem you can't read.

    Uhhh.. Terrorism is a crime. Terrorism by definition is always a crime. If it isnt a crime why are we criminal prosecuting several terrorists?
    Uh no. Terrorism is political warfare.

    Where is the proof? Why if they are "terrorists" why are they cleared to be released?
    Are you claiming these guys were just minding their own business in a hut somewhere and have been framed? Just spit it out and stop twisting yourself in knots.

    I never compared it to street crime.
    Uhhh.. Terrorism is a crime. Terrorism by definition is always a crime. If it isnt a crime why are we criminal prosecuting several terrorists?
    It's the radical left that wants to treat terrorists like common criminals which is why Holder wanted to try that high ranking Al Qaeda officer in NYC. Thankfully that got shot down. Terrorism is warfare. Not criminal activity.

    No i want justice and proof.
    So are you claiming they are innocent and were framed? Just minding their own business watching Al Jazeera and in come the Pakistanis to take them to Gitmo?

    I do blame Obama.
    Blame him for what? What would be the motive to keep these people there? Why would just hold some middle eastern men at Gitmo indefinitely? Just to torture them? What's the motive? Even the most radical left President in history (who promised to close Gitmo) is still detaining these men there? Why would he do such a thing? What's his motive?

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    Re: Mos Def, a.k.a. Yasiin Bey, Submits to Gitmo-Style Force-Feeding

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Source? The number i found was 4%...
    "If one accepts that all 18 on the "confirmed" list have returned to the battlefield, that would be 4 percent of the detainees who have been released, Bergen said."
    Security experts skeptical on Gitmo detainee report - CNN.com

    Does this somehow also justify us denying them their basic rights and us giving old lady justice a big ol slap in the face?

    FactCheck.org : McCain’s Gitmo Exaggeration

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    Re: Mos Def, a.k.a. Yasiin Bey, Submits to Gitmo-Style Force-Feeding

    Quote Originally Posted by Bronson View Post
    Yep. Sure did. Not my problem you can't read.
    No you didnt.. Please repost if you did or post the post #




    Uh no. Terrorism is political warfare.
    No terrorism is a crime. If its not a crime then why are we persecuting terrorists in the court of law?



    Are you claiming these guys were just minding their own business in a hut somewhere and have been framed? Just spit it out and stop twisting yourself in knots.
    No i dont know anything about their cases or lack of cases but if they are terrorists they should be persecuted by clearing them for release means they have no case against them.





    It's the radical left that wants to treat terrorists like common criminals which is why Holder wanted to try that high ranking Al Qaeda officer in NYC. Thankfully that got shot down. Terrorism is warfare. Not criminal activity.
    "Title 22, Chapter 38 of the United States Code (regarding the Department of State) contains a definition of terrorism in its requirement that annual country reports on terrorism be submitted by the Secretary of State to Congress every year. It reads:
    "Definitions ... the term 'terrorism' means premeditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against noncombatant targets by subnational groups or clandestine agents;"[53]
    Title 18 of the United States Code (regarding criminal acts and criminal procedure) defines international terrorism as:
    "[T]he term 'international terrorism' means activities that . . . involve violent acts or acts dangerous to human life that are a violation of the criminal laws of the United States or of any State, or that would be a criminal violation if committed within the jurisdiction of the United States or of any State; [and] appear to be intended . . . to intimidate or coerce a civilian population; . . . to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or . . . to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination, or kidnapping; and [which] occur primarily outside the territorial jurisdiction of the United States, or transcend national boundaries in terms of the means by which they are accomplished, the persons they appear intended to intimidate or coerce, or the locale in which their perpetrators operate or seek asylum."[54]
    Definitions of terrorism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    18 USC 2331 - Definitions | Title 18 - Crimes and Criminal Procedure | U.S. Code | LII / Legal Information Institute

    Clearly is a crime.




    So are you claiming they are innocent and were framed? Just minding their own business watching Al Jazeera and in come the Pakistanis to take them to Gitmo?
    As ive asked many times before: "So if they are terrorists why cant anyone charge them? Why are they cleared to be released?" Its 2 very simple questions.



    Blame him for what? What would be the motive to keep these people there? Why would just hold some middle eastern men at Gitmo indefinitely? Just to torture them? What's the motive? Even the most radical left President in history (who promised to close Gitmo) is still detaining these men there? Why would he do such a thing? What's his motive?
    What's his motive? To close this down.. But he has failed to do so and has tried very lackadaisical to do so and i blame him for this.


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    Re: Mos Def, a.k.a. Yasiin Bey, Submits to Gitmo-Style Force-Feeding

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Okay...so? It's an uncomfortable and possibly painful experience.

    What are peoples preferences exactly?

    Shall we let those who go on hunger strike perish from lack of food? Is that preferred? If they do that, will the U.S. be called heartless and violators of human rights by letting these people starve to death?

    Shall we instead let anyone who goes "I'm going on a hunger strike" go? Simply free anyone who says "hunger strike"?

    Exactly what are you suggesting is done instead, because frankly this looks like nothing but a "I don't like GITMO, so I don't care what they do, I'm going to find a way to criticize them and demonize them for it".
    How about we just give them a fair trial in accordance with due process??

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    Re: Mos Def, a.k.a. Yasiin Bey, Submits to Gitmo-Style Force-Feeding

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    No you didnt.. Please repost if you did or post the post #
    They are Enemy Combatants. What part of that do you not understand?

    No terrorism is a crime. If its not a crime then why are we persecuting terrorists in the court of law?
    Terrorism is political warfare. It is not a crime. Only left wing naive people treat terrorists as criminals. Persecuting or prosecuting? Freudian slip?

    No i dont know anything about their cases or lack of cases but if they are terrorists they should be persecuted by clearing them for release means they have no case against them.
    Wait they should be persecuted?

    "Title 22, Chapter 38 of the United States Code (regarding the Department of State) contains a definition of terrorism in its requirement that annual country reports on terrorism be submitted by the Secretary of State to Congress every year. It reads:
    "Definitions ... the term 'terrorism' means premeditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against noncombatant targets by subnational groups or clandestine agents;"[53]
    Title 18 of the United States Code (regarding criminal acts and criminal procedure) defines international terrorism as:
    "[T]he term 'international terrorism' means activities that . . . involve violent acts or acts dangerous to human life that are a violation of the criminal laws of the United States or of any State, or that would be a criminal violation if committed within the jurisdiction of the United States or of any State; [and] appear to be intended . . . to intimidate or coerce a civilian population; . . . to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or . . . to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination, or kidnapping; and [which] occur primarily outside the territorial jurisdiction of the United States, or transcend national boundaries in terms of the means by which they are accomplished, the persons they appear intended to intimidate or coerce, or the locale in which their perpetrators operate or seek asylum."[54]
    Definitions of terrorism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    18 USC 2331 - Definitions | Title 18 - Crimes and Criminal Procedure | U.S. Code | LII / Legal Information Institute

    Clearly is a crime.
    Terrorism is political warfare. A terrorist act is a political act. Obama didn't treat Osama Bin Laden like a criminal.

    Terrorists: Not criminals or soldiers but a distinct species - CNN.com

    The time has come for all to accept that terrorists cannot be treated as criminals. The main reason is that security requires preventing attacks rather than prosecuting the perpetrators after an attack. This is particularly evident when we concern ourselves with terrorists who may acquire weapons of mass destruction.

    It also holds for terrorists who are willing to commit suicide attacks: They cannot be tried, and they pay no mind to what might be done to them after their assault. Finally, even terrorists not bent on committing suicide attacks are often "true believers" who are prepared to proceed despite whatever punishments the legal system may throw at them.
    As ive asked many times before: "So if they are terrorists why cant anyone charge them? Why are they cleared to be released?" Its 2 very simple questions.
    Ask Obama. He's the one who promised to shut Gitmo down and hasn't done so. Do you think he's keeping innocent people there against their will?


    What's his motive? To close this down.. But he has failed to do so and has tried very lackadaisical to do so and i blame him for this.
    What's is Obama's motive to keep supposed innocent men who were minding their own business locked up in Gitmo. We can go back and forth pages and pages but frankly this conversation is boring. Just tell everyone why your hero Obama would keep innocent people locked up at Gitmo indefinitely without cause. What would be his motive to do such a thing.

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    Re: Mos Def, a.k.a. Yasiin Bey, Submits to Gitmo-Style Force-Feeding

    Since I'm no longer invited to the daily WH security briefings, your guess is as good as mine. The Taliban, to the best of my limited knowledge, have exactly one US prisoner and what little info about him comes out through the RC is that he seems to be OK.

    It's not really about expectations. It's about human decency and wether we believe in it or not. In another thread I postulated the concept of offering prisoners reduced sentences for sterilization and I got my head bit off for my shocking lack of regard for the noble human spirit and the sanctity of their reproductive organs. So, I suppose that if we kept the standards equal, why, torture of foreign prisoners (also supposedly human) would be totally wrong.

    Remember, their soldiers aren't "cowardly". Crazy as bat**** maybe, but brave enough to require years of torture before they gave up their info. So are they not just as noble as "our guys"? So, I would think that we should have an ethical issue about this but sometimes we just believe whats convenient.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Chuckles View Post
    It very well could also be a by-product of low expectations: people might not be talking about POW treatment by the Taliban because no one expects them to be anything but brutal

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    Re: Mos Def, a.k.a. Yasiin Bey, Submits to Gitmo-Style Force-Feeding

    Yes. How about that? Due process always - unless inconvenient.

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    How about we just give them a fair trial in accordance with due process??

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    Re: Mos Def, a.k.a. Yasiin Bey, Submits to Gitmo-Style Force-Feeding

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    It's not really about expectations. It's about human decency and wether we believe in it or not.
    I wasn't arguing for torture, but pointing out why there might not be much talk of taliban treatment towards POWs. I mean, could you imagine the headline "taliban shockingly malnourished prisoners"?

    Most people would be like "whoa, I thought they would be raping them with a rubber chicken"

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    Re: Mos Def, a.k.a. Yasiin Bey, Submits to Gitmo-Style Force-Feeding

    I did not at all think you were advocating torture or defending it. You point is well made. I'm just chatting you up really.

    I would be angry if the Taliban had been torturing Bergman. But America's venture into torture would weaken my case when I attacked the Taliban.




    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Chuckles View Post
    I wasn't arguing for torture, but pointing out why there might not be much talk of taliban treatment towards POWs. I mean, could you imagine the headline "taliban shockingly malnourished prisoners"?

    Most people would be like "whoa, I thought they would be raping them with a rubber chicken"

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    Re: Mos Def, a.k.a. Yasiin Bey, Submits to Gitmo-Style Force-Feeding

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    As long as we are sure we are discussing the same thing, lets pursue this. I am negative toward the use of long term torture as opposed to on-the-spot torture.

    Why? Because with as many soldiers as we send out around the world, if one is captured, I don't want them tortured. I want to be outraged a nuke the mother****ers that tortured my countryman.

    But if my country uses torture, it's hard for me to be outraged.

    I'm not aware of any of our soldiers being tortured in the last decade or so. Am I wrong? Bergdahl is not reputed to have been tortured. The Taliban offered an exchange and we declined.
    Do you remember the incident in 2006? I would hate for one of are servicemen or women to be tortured.
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