Friday, May 19, 2006

UN Panel Wants To Axe Guantanamo

(Via New York Times)

GENEVA, May 19 — A United Nations panel on torture called on the United States today to close the detention center at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba and expressed concern over reports of secret detention centers and of a practice of sending terror suspects to countries with poor human rights records.

The panel's report came on the same day as American military officers detailed an hourlong melee that occurred after a group of inmates at the detention center tried to commit suicide on Thursday, and other inmates there attacked guards trying to prevent one of the men from hanging himself.

Operations at the prison, opened to hold Al Qaeda, Taliban and other terror suspects after the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan, have attracted criticism from several nations, and the United States has said it plans to close the facility but cannot yet do so.

Let it be known that I am hereby assembling a panel to exert pressure on United Nations to immediately cease all operations.

Their history of ignoring human rights abuses and torture in every corner of the world except where the United States is involved and their penchant for propping up and showering blessings upon every tinhorn dictator known to man, can no longer be tolerated.

Their profiteering and money laundering under the not-so watchful eye and ever helpful hands of Secretary-General Kofi Annan is also a subject of grave concern. Their torture of the United States of America must not be allowed to continue and their base at Turtle Bay must be shut down as quickly as possible in order to prevent any further abuse.

I'm confident that the panel we assemble here will have just as much influence as the panel to shut down the TERRORIST prison in Guantanamo Bay.

Volunteers to serve on the panel may submit their applications through the comment section or Trackback URL of this post.

Let's shut down the terrorist facility at Turtle Bay, not the one at Guantanamo Bay!

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