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In Afghanistan, a second Guantanamo
Washington Post, by Kevin Sieff

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 8/4/2013 11:31:35 PM

Kabul - Of all the challenges the United States faces as it winds down the Afghanistan war, the most difficult might be closing the prison nicknamed “The Second Guantanamo.” The United States holds 67 non-Afghan prisoners there, including some described as hardened al-Qaeda operatives seized from around the world in the months after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. More than a decade later, they’re still kept in the shadowy facility at Bagram air base outside Kabul. Closing the facility presents many of the same problems the Obama administration has encountered in its attempt to close

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There is no doubt that these "foreign" Al Qaeda terrorist would be a real target of interest by the recent roving bands of their members freeing other terrorist in Libya, Iraq & Pakistan. Why has no one ever given US an indication that any of these animals were convicted by secret military tribunal and executed. We don´t need to know names or offenses, just raw numbers. If this can´t or won´t be done, holding them in perpetuity will not work, as they will be pawns to free or when released, attack US & Israel.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Pearson365, 8/4/2013 11:55:08 PM     (No. 9458664)

If we had a president who cared about the nation, these 67 non-Afghan terrorists would be sent to Gitmo for indefinite detention. Unfortunately, we have Obama, who has never and will never send a terrorist to Guantanamo. This is why he has quadrupled Bush´s use of drones to kill rather than capture terrorists. Which means that these 67 should be used to train drone operators in live fire exercises. Obama would select individual to be vaporized, and a drone operator would track and destroy target with a Hellfire missile. Obama claimed that he is the one who decides on who is killed in a drone strike, so he can make selection aboard AF1 as he flies off to speak to high school students in Phoenix or travels to the Vineyard.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Subal, 8/5/2013 1:26:38 AM     (No. 9458705)

Right on #1 !

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Spidey, 8/5/2013 4:27:18 AM     (No. 9458746)

Makes no sense to detain these people when firing squads are available.Instead,we could wake up tomorrow and see they qualify for Obamacare.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Judith, 8/5/2013 6:11:57 AM     (No. 9458803)

A few weeks ago, I read that obama had made a deal to release a number of gitmo prisoners in order to secure a conversation with the taliban/al qaeda from afghanistan. With the press we now have, would we know if this happened and exactly who he released? What if he released the mastermind of 9/11? What if the violent monsters that were in gitmo are the very ones we are now cowering in terror from? Would we know?

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