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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The Guantanamo Detainees: Some Thoughts

I'm tired of hearing all of these Republican congressmen and governors crying about how dangerous it's going to be having the 245 Guantanamo detainees imprisoned here in the United States after that prison is closed in Cuba. These guys aren't Houdini-esque escape artists or even highly trained super soldiers, they're a bunch of thugs and religious nuts (except for the ones who haven't done anything but were caught up in our security net anyway); a well trained American marine could beat the shit out of a couple of these guys at once. We incarcerate vicious gang members and psychopathic serial killers in prisons all across the country, I think we can handle a few hundred terror suspects. Am I wrong?

7 comments:

Deranged Leftwing Baker said...

Do you ever wonder what the people who elected someone like Peter King to represent them must be like?

Common clay, I would think. You know...

Deranged Leftwing Baker said...

Oops, make that Steve King. Peter King is just as big an idiot and just as likely to have said it, though.

cracker said...

Hello JBW.

The concern, as I unerstand it, is that wherever they are incarcerated....that facility would become a target for terrorists.

Now this is hooey too. Although Gitmo is isolated....ave ever heard of "the Pelican" Super Prison...? you disapear in that place. Also Leavenworth and of course hundreds of remote areas that could be converted to hold these folks.

what aggravates me is while these EU countries are whining for "Multi-lateralism.....they wont consider dispersing these prisoners amongst the allied countries(themselves along with the US)...prefering once again to pay lip service to values that only exist in freshman philosophy classes.

JBW said...

The Swiss stepped up cracker, but only after the American president reversed our torture policies and reaffirmed our commitment to the Geneva Conventions. Once we start walking the walk I think other countries will be more willing to follow us.

As to ensuring our super prisons are safe from a terrorist attack you're right: they are almost impregnable. Besides, we haven't had a large scale terror attack on US soil since 9/11; I highly doubt that al Qaeda would use their next opportunity to make a huge statement again by busting out a small handful of their compatriots on the off chance that some of them will escape alive. They're crazy, not stupid.

cracker said...

That my friend, would "off the hook"

A prison raid, stateside, thats a friggin Hollywood movie waiting to be made.

"Al Quida co-opts American Prison Population"......

Man ....the MS13 guys would turn these terrorists into cellmate senioritas in less than two weeks.

cracker said...

Now THAT would be torture!

Ok.....sorry, I'll be more serious...promise : )

JBW said...

Being serious is not a requirement for commenting on this blog bud, no matter how out of line you think your comments to be. Let your Hollywood blockbuster ideas fly...