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    Exclamation Guantanamo Is Never Going To Close, So Everyone Might As Well Get Comfortable

    Obama's Guantanamo Is Never Going To Close, So Everyone Might As Well Get Comfortable

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/0...tml?ref=topbar

    Posted: 02/16/2013 10:36 am EST | Updated: 02/16/2013 10:41 am EST

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba -- In late January, shortly after President Barack Obama began his second term, Navy Cmdr. Walter Ruiz stood inside an old airplane hangar on the southernmost tip of the island and reflected on a central but unfulfilled promise of Obama’s 2008 campaign.

    “We’re still here,” Ruiz said, as reporters milled around the aging hangar, which has been repurposed as a work space for the journalists and human rights observers who have been flying in and out of Guantanamo since the first suspected terrorists were brought here 11 years ago. Instead of planes, the hangar is now home to several trailer-size sheds with slanted roofs. More offices line the hangar's perimeter, and a giant map of the base is painted on the floor. Screeching bats fly in and out of the hangar at night.

    “We’re still in military commissions. We’re still arguing about the basic protections the system affords us. We’re still talking about indefinite detention," Ruiz continued. "We’re still talking about not closing the facility.”
    Last edited by Anti Federalist; 02-17-2013 at 03:14 PM.



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    Gosh I'm surprised....

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    How bizzarre is it that the USA even has any friggin base in cuba... I mean even if they were just training dolphins there it would still be some bizzarro universe $#@! if you really think about it... well, especially in that case I suppose...

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    Any resemblance between Candidate Obama and President Obama is purely physical...
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    It wont close, but it may move. It might even be expanded a bit. Most likely to encompass the entire Untied States.
    1776 > 1984

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    Honest Money System , which frees the ordinary man from the clutches of the money manipulators, is the single largest contributing factor to the World's current Economic Crisis.

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    Apologies to Yakov Smirnoff:

    In Amerika, Guantanamo closes you.

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    Good to see one of the few reasons I voted for him in 2008 came to fruition. Oh wait.

    It's moments like this, JUST like this that for some reason I could never understand how stupid, oblivious, and ignorant you have to be to STILL support this fool after all these years.
    Last edited by seraphson; 02-17-2013 at 07:34 PM.



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    Why do the Feds operate a base in Cuba while still blocking trade?
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    Why do the Feds operate a base in Cuba while still blocking trade?
    Plausible deniability...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Petar View Post
    How bizzarre is it that the USA even has any friggin base in cuba... I mean even if they were just training dolphins there it would still be some bizzarro universe $#@! if you really think about it... well, especially in that case I suppose...

    Oh, yeah. An american can't buy a cuban cigar. But tax thugs can buy prisons? Sounds a little off to me.
    We have allies many of you are not aware of. Watch the tube. Show this to your 30 and under friends. Listen to it. Even if you don't like rap, it has 2.7 million views.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmBnvajSfWU#t=0m16s

    Cut off one min early to avoid war porn.

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    I call dibs on a corner cell!


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    • "[W]ar is always begun in the interest of the few, and at the expense of the many."
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    Doesn't matter. So long as Obama does it, any number of Bush-era atrocities are not only acceptable, but celebrated.

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    We trade with Cuba. Our politicians import their cigars and we export our "terrorists." Besides, just imagine how much safer the Cuban people must feel knowing a US military base full on Marines is right there for them if they were to be oppressed by a tyrannical regime!
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    I bet Cuba has some nice beaches. outside of Ozzie Alonso (the best DM in the US) defecting and joining the Sounders, i'm tired of being at war with Cuba. it's been 50 f#cking years.



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