Monday, February 13, 2006

UN calls for GITMO closure

Back in December the UN’s special rapporteur on torture, Manfred Nowak, said that GITMO prisoners that were carrying out a hunger striker were being forced-fed in a “cruel manner” by prison guards instead of doctors. As a result, he said, some prisoners had reported bleeding and vomiting. "If these allegations are true then this definitely amounts to an additional cruel treatment," Nowak said. (source)

To me that says...we are going as far as force feeding terrorists that were caught trying to kill our troops to keep them alive... Pretty damn nice if you ask me. I say that's the perfect solution --if they choose not to eat, what are we to do? Shucks...they died. And look, we missed our chance -the UN agrees with me:
"The authors argue that force-feeding is akin to torture, and demands that "the authorities in Guantanamo Bay do not force-feed any detainee who is capable of forming a rational judgment and is aware of the consequences of refusing food."(source)

Well now, according to the UK Telegraph, the United Nations is set to release a statement that demands the closure of the "Guantanamo Bay detention centre and the prosecution of officers and politicians "up to the highest level" who are accused of torturing detainees.

The UN Human Rights Commission report, due to be published this week, concludes that Washington should put the 520 detainees on trial or release them.

It calls for the United States to halt all "practices amounting to torture", including the force-feeding of inmates who go on hunger strike." (source)

Hey Kofi...since you're so busy worrying about terrorists being made to eat their mango chicken and wasting your breath telling the world to stop publishing innocuous cartoons, you may have missed the OPED from the SUDAN begging for UN Peace Keeping Troops. Ya remember… the place where your help is actually needed...?! Over 300,000 dead Kofi. Innocent people, people being killed by Muslims. Not drawings or good meals -actual torture and death. Reminiscent of your dysfunction in Rwanda --you will not call the horror in Darfur genocide. You self important asshole.

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