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(Neon Tommy)   U.S. now spends $150 million annually to house 160 Guantanamo Bay inmates, not including cable and internet   (neontommy.com) divider line 36
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333 clicks; posted to Politics » on 20 May 2013 at 8:34 AM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-05-20 04:04:56 AM  
They need to bundle. They could save money that way, at least for the introductory period.

"You can get your prison cell, cable AND Internet for one low monthly price..."
 
2013-05-20 04:23:57 AM  

Fark Me To Tears: They need to bundle. They could save money that way, at least for the introductory period.

"You can get your prison cell, cable AND Internet for one low monthly price..."


Good one.
 
2013-05-20 05:03:55 AM  
Yeah, but we're talking about people too potentially ruthless, potentially soulless, potentially guiltless to be charged with crimes.  Worth every penny, I'm sure.
 
2013-05-20 05:18:39 AM  
while I'm still not happy with the Gitmo situation, the day I found out about the Nauru detention center, it put things in a bit more perspective.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nauru_detention_centre
 
2013-05-20 08:06:03 AM  
We need to find a way to privatize GITMO. Figure out a way to make it profitable.
 
2013-05-20 08:37:48 AM  
Welcome to Gitmo, the opposite of everything the United States of America claims to stand for.
 
2013-05-20 08:38:07 AM  

Cythraul: We need to find a way to privatize GITMO. Figure out a way to make it profitable.


The potential for simultaneous comedy and tragedy may have never existed in such numbers in one single statement.

It would be the ultimate Democrat troll though.  "Why do you guys HATE the free market?"
 
2013-05-20 08:38:59 AM  

log_jammin: while I'm still not happy with the Gitmo situation, the day I found out about the Nauru detention center, it put things in a bit more perspective.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nauru_detention_centre


Our extralegal "prison system," because TERROR, is one of our worst enduring national embarrassments.  Yet it just goes on, year after year, and it appears that it has become embedded and accepted and forgotten.  Later on, some demagogue can call for its expansion, and we'll be so accustomed to it that we'll just say ho hum, of course drug dealers/pedophiles/illegals/whatever should be thrown into prisons outside the legal system, I mean, those people are monsters, they're too much of a threat, I'm too afraid, make sure I'm kept safe, don't care what it costs, in money or anything else.  Lock up The Enemy and don't bother me with them again.  As a patriotic American, I demand that you don't make me think.
 
2013-05-20 08:50:48 AM  
Something SOmething strong defense. Triplemax prisons cant handle the turrrurists.
BBBBbut our debt is too high.
We gotta fight them over there so we dont have to fight them over here


Sounds like these are the real welfare queens. Where is the outrage? WHAR???
 
2013-05-20 08:51:58 AM  

log_jammin: while I'm still not happy with the Gitmo situation, the day I found out about the Nauru detention center, it put things in a bit more perspective.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nauru_detention_centre


Huh?

Holding people, including children, some for over a decade now, in a prison facility, without a trial, on very suspect evidence, where torture is alleged to have taken place, and then convicting people, including child soldiers, of war crimes for using conventional weapons against armed soldiers who initiated an attack in a war zone is put into perspective by a bare bones refugee processing center that lacked AC?
 
2013-05-20 08:52:33 AM  
They get a free, all expenses paid tropical vacation, and yet they are completely ungrateful if they return home.
 
2013-05-20 08:53:59 AM  

Target Builder: log_jammin: while I'm still not happy with the Gitmo situation, the day I found out about the Nauru detention center, it put things in a bit more perspective.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nauru_detention_centre

Huh?

Holding people, including children, some for over a decade now, in a prison facility, without a trial, on very suspect evidence, where torture is alleged to have taken place, and then convicting people, including child soldiers, of war crimes for using conventional weapons against armed soldiers who initiated an attack in a war zone is put into perspective by a bare bones refugee processing center that lacked AC?


Lookit....were also the same country that rounded up the Japanese during WWII.  I'm not saying what were doing is right but it's at least some sense of progress....

/just kidding....it's a goddamned atrocity.
 
2013-05-20 08:56:59 AM  
If we can spin this to sound like "illegal immigrants cost US taxpayers $150,000,000 a year" the Republicans would have the thing shut down within a week.
 
2013-05-20 09:00:01 AM  
gotgame.com
 
2013-05-20 09:02:39 AM  
GITMO for LIFE!
A lifetime paid vacation in the Imperial Outpost of Cuba.
At taxpayer expense.

US and A is number uno!
 
2013-05-20 09:14:20 AM  

log_jammin: while I'm still not happy with the Gitmo situation, the day I found out about the Nauru detention center, it put things in a bit more perspective.


Except Australia doesn't bleat on about how great their justice system is and their people's rights like we do.
 
2013-05-20 09:15:12 AM  

log_jammin: while I'm still not happy with the Gitmo situation, the day I found out about the Nauru detention center, it put things in a bit more perspective.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nauru_detention_centre


FYFL: "The detention centre on the South Pacific island nation of signed on September 10, 2001 by the President of Nauru, René Harris, and Australia's then Minister for Defence, Peter Reith."

Strange unrelated stuff happened around the world on the eve of that day.
 
2013-05-20 10:08:24 AM  

Relatively Obscure: Yeah, but we're talking about people too potentially ruthless, potentially soulless, potentially guiltless to be charged with crimes.  Worth every penny, I'm sure.


Look, sure some of the people in GITMO haven't technically "done anything wrong." And sure they've been cleared for release by the government. And sure their home countries are demanding the right to repatriate them.

But look at this way - after a decade of being locked in a cage and tortured thousands of miles away from everyone they know and love by an evil regime, can we really trust them to not strike back if released?
 
2013-05-20 10:14:21 AM  

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: Look, sure some of the people in GITMO haven't technically "done anything wrong." And sure they've been cleared for release by the government. And sure their home countries are demanding the right to repatriate them.

But look at this way - after a decade of being locked in a cage and tortured thousands of miles away from everyone they know and love by an evil regime, can we really trust them to not strike back if released?


notsureifserious.jpg
 
2013-05-20 10:28:26 AM  

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: But look at this way - after a decade of being locked in a cage and tortured thousands of miles away from everyone they know and love by an evil regime, can we really trust them to not strike back if released?


I don't that we can trust them not to, but I wouldn't really blame them if they did.
 
2013-05-20 10:33:33 AM  

HotIgneous Intruder: GITMO for LIFE!
A lifetime paid vacation in the Imperial Outpost of Cuba.
At taxpayer expense.

US and A is number uno!


Plus all the free force-feeding you can take
 
2013-05-20 11:05:21 AM  
They're all sharing a Charter Bundle
 
2013-05-20 11:15:11 AM  

Fark Me To Tears: They need to bundle. They could save money that way, at least for the introductory period.

"You can get your prison cell, cable AND Internet for one low monthly price..."


And they know they will be there whenever the cable guy shows up between 8-5
 
2013-05-20 01:31:51 PM  
It's not an expense, it's an investment:

By holding those 166 men, we provide terrorists with the greatest recruiting tool since the last time we invaded a Muslim country.

Those terrorists attack us, or plot to attack us, or our pals in the governments of Yemen and and Pakistan tell them they're plotting to attack us, whatevs.

And then we get to the real expenses: lots and lots of military toys.

If you liked the self-perpetuating cycle of the War on Drugs, you'll LOVE .the perpetual commotion machine that is the War on Terror.
 
2013-05-20 01:42:07 PM  
Execute them all. Problem solved.
 
2013-05-20 01:51:19 PM  
We need Big Joe Arpiao put in charge of Gitmo, that cost will drop to 10k a year and we can put that many to good use, like school lunches...
 
2013-05-20 02:18:52 PM  

Pick: Execute them all. Problem solved.


Funny, the terrorists say the same thing about us.
 
2013-05-20 02:21:26 PM  
How much did it cost to keep Spandau prison operating just for Hess?
 
2013-05-20 04:47:44 PM  
Air drop them sans parachute into North Korea.
Add a explosives vest for giggles.
 
2013-05-20 04:50:56 PM  

Pick: Execute them all. Problem solved.


How is it that you can call yourself an American?
 
2013-05-20 04:55:53 PM  

Mugato: Pick: Execute them all. Problem solved.

How is it that you can call yourself an American?


Well, they're all TERRORISTS. We know this because...um...

TERRORISM!
 
2013-05-20 08:46:54 PM  
What possible intelligence do these captives have?  If they commited a crime, why aren't they put on trial, etc.
 
2013-05-20 08:50:52 PM  

Cyclonic Cooking Action: What possible intelligence do these captives have?  If they commited a crime, why aren't they put on trial, etc.


Because they're MUSLIM, and we all know Muslims have superpowers, so they'd easily break out of an American supermax prison, or escape trial. Luckily, Cuban soil is their Kryptonite.
 
2013-05-21 05:16:48 AM  
So, just invoke sequestration, and execute them.
 
2013-05-21 05:58:25 AM  

armoredbulldozer: So, just invoke sequestration, and execute them.


Have they been proven guilty? No? Then you're advocating outright, government-sanctioned murder of prisoners, you fascist prick.
 
2013-05-21 02:19:05 PM  

Target Builder: of war crimes for using conventional weapons against armed soldiers who initiated an attack in a war zone


The trick is that it's entirely possible to commit a war crime while using conventional weapons against armed soldiers.

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: Look, sure some of the people in GITMO haven't technically "done anything wrong." And sure they've been cleared for release by the government. And sure their home countries are demanding the right to repatriate them.


Source on any prisoners that have been both cleared for release and their home countries are demanding their return that haven't been returned?

I thought the issue with the ones who are still there that were cleared for release is that their home country DOESN'T want them back, but the USA(and numerous other countries) aren't willing to take them in?

BTW guys, the official reason I've heard for keeping them off our soil is that then they'd be able to ask for asylum.  Not to mention fair treatment under the constitution.

/Upset at their treatment
//Detention w/o trial is acceptable if they're POWs
///If they're POWs TREAT THEM AS SUCH!!!
 
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