Sunday, 11 June 2006

Beyond belief

Sorry but I'm finding it literally incredible that the Bush administration is suggesting that the suicides in Guantanamo are acts of war or a PR stunt - this is just sick! How can it be an act of war when these people aren't prisoners of war? How can it be PR when none of the detainees has been charged with anything let alone proven to be supporters of any form of extremism.

"Detainees had access to lawyers, received mail and had the ability to write to families, so had other means of making protests, she said, and it was hard to see why the men had not protested about their situation."

Shit! It's like a real home from home so if we ignore the fact that these people have been forcibly detained for four years, without charge, in contravention of international law it's hard to see why they might be getting upset isn't it?

5 careful considerations:

Angie said...

I've been saying for years, they'll all a bunch of morons. And we're stuck with them for another 2 1/2 years.

elendil said...

It's true, angie, but will the next Administration address the issue? Either way, there is something we can do in the meantime.

Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and a few other NGOs, have designated June Torture Awareness Month. We've created a blogroll you can join if you're interested. You can find it here. The idea is that everyone is linked to from the blogroll, and in exchange, you discuss torture (as you already do), and link to the Torture Awareness site to help support the NGOs.

There's a lot of bloggers who are angry about human rights abuse in the War on Terror. If we coordinate, we can show our support and help Amnesty and HRW make Torture Awareness Month a success.

Anonymous said...

They've been rewriting the dictionary, don't you know. In the hope no-one will notice.

Echo Mouse said...

I had the same thought as you when I heard about it.

Frankly, the whole Iraq war makes me ill.

Cyberotter said...

I got this reply on one of my Torture articles.

"If you are not with us, you are AGAINST us!"

Typical Babble