Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Home Sweet Gitmo

The US has released 267 prisoners from its prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba and plans to release another 123, but many don't want to leave, believing they are safer in Gitmo than on the outside. Many prisoners from Uzbekistan, Yemen, Algeria and Syria are terrified of returning home, believing they will go to a real dungeon, not a playhouse prison like Gitmo. Says one Syrian prisoner, "You've been saying 'terrorists, terrorists.' If we return, whether we did something or not, there's no such things as human rights. We will be killed immediately. You know this very well." Hmmm. I thought the lefties were saying there were no human rights at Gitmo. Looks like the Gitmo guys see it differently. While the terrorists claim they are not afraid to die, they seemed to be very afraid of getting killed.

Even worse, Gitmo prisoners fear their fellow terrorists. Yasim, a Saudi drug dealer and terrorist who attended terror training by Al Qaeda in Afghanistan, doesn't want to be set free, "I can't go back to my country. I have been threatened to be killed by many people." I guess Yasim was hoping all the terror would be directed outside when he hooked up with Al Qaeda terrorists, not against each other. Another illusion shattered. He shouldn't believed all those promises from the recruiter when he signed up.

Gitmo gets the coveted four stars rating for incarceration from Abdul Hakim Bukhary of Saudi Arabia, who claims he is innocent of fighting America in Afghanistan because the Taliban jailed him before he got a chance. He finds Gitmo infinitely superior to Taliban jail. Says Bukhary, "Prisoners here are in paradise. American people are very good. Really. They give us three meals. Fruit juice and everything!"

You're very welcome, Abdul. Take your shoes off and relax. Stay a while. Here's some more fruit juice.


Blogger Tom said...

Wow. You won't see this stuff on CNN. They'd have you believe that the terrorists would be rushing to get out of Gitmo back to their home countries.

Sat Mar 11, 02:54:00 PM 2006  

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