Tuesday, January 15, 2008
GITMO Gotta Go
From the 'snowballs chance in hell' category.......
Interesting approach to GITMO, bomb the bejesus out of it! after removing the people of course.
Joint Chiefs Chairman: Close Guantanamo
Monday January 14, 2008 10:46 AM
By ROBERT BURNS
AP Military Writer
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) - The chief of the U.S. military said he favors closing the prison here as soon as possible because he believes negative publicity worldwide about treatment of terrorist suspects has been ``pretty damaging'' to the image of the United States.
``I'd like to see it shut down,'' Adm. Mike Mullen said Sunday in an interview with three reporters who toured the detention center with him on his first visit since becoming chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff last October.
His visit came two days after the sixth anniversary of the prison's opening in January 2002. He stressed that a closure decision was not his to make and that he understands there are numerous complex legal questions the administration believes would have to be settled first, such as where to move prisoners.
The admiral also noted that some of Guantanamo Bay's prisoners are deemed high security threats. During a tour of Camp Six, which is a high-security facility holding about 100 prisoners, Mullen got a firsthand look at some of the cells; one prisoner glared at Mullen through his narrow cell window as U.S. officers explained to the Joint Chiefs chairman how they maintain almost-constant watch over each prisoner.
Mullen, whose previous visit was in December 2005 as head of the U.S. Navy, noted that President Bush and Defense Secretary Robert Gates also have spoken publicly in favor of closing the prison. But Mullen said he is unaware of any active discussion in the administration about how to do it.
``I'm not aware that there is any immediate consideration to closing Guantanamo Bay,'' Mullen said.
@ The Guardian UK
Nothing screams world class thugs more than the detention of so-called enemy combatants in a 21st Century Gulag like GITMO. The cause of all this unjust injustice? 9/11.
9/11 gave the Rethugs all the reason they needed to implement their world domination schemes with impunity. You don't like it? well maybe you would rather be killed by Islamo-Fascists.
In other, much stranger news, someone stole a spacecraft and took off with the USAF hot on their tail. Actually it was a supposed UFO.
STEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP) — In this farming community where nightfall usually brings clear, starry skies, residents are abuzz over reported sightings of what many believe is a UFO.
Several dozen people — including a pilot, county constable and business owners — insist they have seen a large silent object with bright lights flying low and fast. Some reported seeing fighter jets chasing it.
"People wonder what in the world it is because this is the Bible Belt, and everyone is afraid it's the end of times," said Steve Allen, a freight company owner and pilot who said the object he saw last week was a mile long and half a mile wide. "It was positively, absolutely nothing from these parts."
While federal officials insist there's a logical explanation, locals swear that it was larger, quieter, faster and lower to the ground than an airplane. They also said the object's lights changed configuration, unlike those of a plane. People in several towns who reported seeing it over several weeks have offered similar descriptions of the object.
Machinist Ricky Sorrells said friends made fun of him when he told them he saw a flat, metallic object hovering about 300 feet over a pasture behind his Dublin home. But he decided to come forward after reading similar accounts in the Stephenville Empire-Tribune.
"You hear about big bass or big buck in the area, but this is a different deal," Sorrells said. "It feels good to hear that other people saw something, because that means I'm not crazy.
@ The AP
Hey maybe they can swing by DC and upload the Administration to the moon, OOPS! forgot, they are already there.