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Cuba demands US gives back Guantanamo Bay
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Posted on 02/14/2008 1:09:42 PM PST by chemical_boy

CUBA has demanded the US return Guantanamo Bay to the island nation and denounced the "war on terror" prison, where six detainees could face the death penalty. Cuba's Foreign Minister Felipe Perez Roque claimed today that suspects held in the US naval base in the southeastern tip of Cuba have been subjected to torture and face unfair legal treatment. Cuba rejects "the violation of human rights, unjust incarceration of prisoners held there without charges, and their appearance in courts without guarantees and in which they are convicted in advance,'' he told reporters. He did not directly refer to the case of six detainees facing charges that carry the death penalty. "We demand again the closure of the indecent Guantanamo prison, the return of the territory illegally occupied to our fatherland,'' Perez Roque said. The United States, which has occupied Guantanamo for more than 100 years, signed in 1934 a lease agreement with the Cuban government that could not be altered without agreement by both countries. Since 1960, a year after it came to power, Fidel Castro's communist government has refused the annual lease payment of 5000 dollars from the United States. The US Defence Department announced Monday that military prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against six Al-Qaeda detainees on murder and conspiracy charges in the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States.

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TOPICS: Cuba; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: chutzpah; cuba; gitmo; guantanamobay; usn
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1 posted on 02/14/2008 1:09:45 PM PST by chemical_boy
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To: chemical_boy

They picked an ideal for their demands.


2 posted on 02/14/2008 1:11:23 PM PST by cripplecreek (Just call me M.O.M. (Maverick Opposed to McCain.))
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To: chemical_boy

No problem, Fidel. Any three of the POTUS candidates will gladly oblige.


3 posted on 02/14/2008 1:12:33 PM PST by TADSLOS (Be a 3.6 percenter- Write in Duncan Hunter for POTUS!)
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To: chemical_boy

Molon Labe


4 posted on 02/14/2008 1:12:55 PM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: chemical_boy
CUBA has demanded the US return Guantanamo Bay to the island nation

Just try taking it away from us, chump.

5 posted on 02/14/2008 1:13:56 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: chemical_boy
...Cuba rejects "the violation of human rights, unjust incarceration of prisoners held there without charges, and their appearance in courts without guarantees and in which they are convicted in advance,'' ...

...BWAHHAHAHHHHAAA!!!! Are they serious?! The country that has incarcerated librarians for shelving "the wrong kind of books"? A country whose people starve while El Presidente lavishes in one of his many palaces?

6 posted on 02/14/2008 1:15:33 PM PST by infidel29 (Santorum 2012..)
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To: chemical_boy
Dear Felipe,

When you bring your prisons up to the standards of the Guantanamo Bay prison let us know. We will be glad to inspect them and discuss whatever you have on your alleged mind. Thanks for adding some humor to our day.

7 posted on 02/14/2008 1:15:43 PM PST by FreePaul
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To: chemical_boy

Given Cuba’s history since 1959 these demands and assertions are simply a bad joke.


8 posted on 02/14/2008 1:16:06 PM PST by RobinOfKingston (Man, that's stupid ... even by congressional standards.)
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To: colorado tanker

Order up a Code Red for El Jefe.


9 posted on 02/14/2008 1:16:16 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: cripplecreek

With McCain, Hillary, or Obama our next president, this is indeed perfect timing on their part.


10 posted on 02/14/2008 1:16:39 PM PST by puroresu (Enjoy ASIAN CINEMA? See my Freeper page for recommendations (updated!).)
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To: All

I want Jack Nicholson back on that wall!


11 posted on 02/14/2008 1:17:24 PM PST by 4yearlurker (We are the vehicles and God is the driver.)
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To: chemical_boy

US to Cuba fu!!!!!!!!!!


12 posted on 02/14/2008 1:17:46 PM PST by MES401067
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To: chemical_boy

molon labe


13 posted on 02/14/2008 1:17:54 PM PST by Petronski (Confutatis novus ordum: Nominatis asinus, flammis acribus addictis!)
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To: TADSLOS
No problem, Fidel. Any three of the POTUS candidates will gladly oblige.

Fidel probably thinks the timing is good, remembering how Carter gave back the Panama Canal, and the three Democrats running (one sporting an 'R' patch) will behave similarly.

14 posted on 02/14/2008 1:18:10 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Vote for McCain! Mental health is overrated!)
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To: chemical_boy
Cuba's Foreign Minister Felipe Perez Roque claimed today that suspects held in the US naval base in the southeastern tip of Cuba have been subjected to torture and face unfair legal treatment. Cuba rejects "the violation of human rights, unjust incarceration of prisoners held there without charges, and their appearance in courts without guarantees and in which they are convicted in advance,'' he told reporters.

You have to hand it to him - It takes quite a pair for a Cuban official to complain about another government doing all of those things.

15 posted on 02/14/2008 1:18:14 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Rattenschadenfreude: joy at a Democrat's pain, especially Hillary's pain caused by Obama.)
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To: chemical_boy

“Human rights abuses”...? Yea, Pot meet Kettle.


16 posted on 02/14/2008 1:19:23 PM PST by Danae (Remember: Obama = Pull out from Iraq. PLAN on voting, or accept responsibility for the consequences.)
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To: puroresu; TADSLOS; cripplecreek
McCain may move the detainees to Leavenworth or wherever, but he will never give up Gitmo Naval Base.
18 posted on 02/14/2008 1:21:13 PM PST by squidly
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To: chemical_boy

One thing you have to give to the commies, they do have a lot of chutzpa, especially when the western press will never ridicule them for those assertations.


19 posted on 02/14/2008 1:21:20 PM PST by nuke rocketeer (File CONGRESS.SYS corrupted: Re-boot Washington D.C (Y/N)?)
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To: chemical_boy

OK Fidel...In return we demand Democracy for Cuba, release of all political prisoners, payment to the Cubans whose land you seized after your Revolucion, an end of all the agreements you have made over the years to all the rogue nations and dictatorships of the world, condemnation of Hugo Michaelovich Chavetski,removal of your brother Radrool
as CIC of the armed forces and his resignation from government, and a turnover of your government to the Cuban government in exile in Miami...Then, maybe, we’ll think about it...Your move...


20 posted on 02/14/2008 1:21:34 PM PST by billmor
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To: chemical_boy
Cuba rejects the violation of human rights, unjust incarceration of prisoners held there without charges, and their appearance in courts without guarantees....

BWAAAHAAAAHAAA

21 posted on 02/14/2008 1:22:07 PM PST by SwankyC (McCain is the wrong liberal for the job.)
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To: chemical_boy
Screw monkey boy’s daddy! hey fidel... get your monkey boy friend and try to kick us off you commie puke!

LLS

22 posted on 02/14/2008 1:22:09 PM PST by LibLieSlayer ("There is no conservative alternative in the race. It's just that simple." Rush Limbaugh)
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To: massgopguy

“Order up a Code Red for El Jefe.”

Si ! One Frozen Red Sunset on the way !


23 posted on 02/14/2008 1:23:40 PM PST by billmor
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To: squidly
McCain may move the detainees to Leavenworth or wherever, but he will never give up Gitmo Naval Base.

LOL!!! Is that what you said just prior to McCain-Feingold and the Shamnesty bill being floored? Go drink some more koolaid before the numbness fades.

24 posted on 02/14/2008 1:24:06 PM PST by TADSLOS (Be a 3.6 percenter- Write in Duncan Hunter for POTUS!)
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To: chemical_boy
scramble NAS Key West

Cuba could be ours in a matter of hours

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25 posted on 02/14/2008 1:24:33 PM PST by Elle Bee
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To: TADSLOS

Actually no, I didn’t say anything about Gitmo Naval Base before McCain-Feingold and the Amnesty Bills were floored.


26 posted on 02/14/2008 1:25:28 PM PST by squidly
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To: chemical_boy

Did Fidel Castro make the demand personally in a 7 hour speech to his grateful (and exceedingly bored) nation? Or did he just dribble into a tube while another tube carried away waste . . .


27 posted on 02/14/2008 1:27:02 PM PST by Greg F (The RNC doesn't pick the winning candidate. The RNC sucks up to the winning candidate.)
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To: chemical_boy

This has to be from Scrappleface or Semmens pulling our leg again? Too funny! Its not a joke? You coulda fooled me.


28 posted on 02/14/2008 1:27:12 PM PST by Bringbackthedraft
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To: billmor

And add to this also, reimbursement to all the American companies and other foreign business investments in Cuba which Fidel seized.

Then, after the demands are met, we can all sit down and discuss things.


29 posted on 02/14/2008 1:27:43 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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30 posted on 02/14/2008 1:28:17 PM PST by Paleo Conservative
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To: chemical_boy
Uh, too early, the leased is not up for renewal for about 25 more years.

Sorry, Felipe.

31 posted on 02/14/2008 1:28:22 PM PST by Lurking in Kansas (Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level, then beat you with experience.)
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To: chemical_boy

Well! Since we used to own the whole country I demand they give that back!


32 posted on 02/14/2008 1:28:47 PM PST by ScratInTheHat (Don't like my immigration stance? I'm dyslexic. PC keeps sounding like BS to me!)
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To: chemical_boy

Sure-come get it. Aprroach the front gate with a weapon in sight makig sudden hand gestures. The Marines will be waiting for you. Jack ass.


33 posted on 02/14/2008 1:30:33 PM PST by MattinNJ ("Conservatives" will stay home in November and hand the socialists the election. Unbelievable.)
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To: chemical_boy
"Molon labe!"

Regards,
GtG

34 posted on 02/14/2008 1:31:11 PM PST by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: chemical_boy

And John McCain agrees with Cuba. Traitor alert.


35 posted on 02/14/2008 1:31:51 PM PST by farmer18th (Conservatives who vote McCain are like abused dogs who keep licking their master's hand...)
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To: chemical_boy

Maybe Hugo will help him.


36 posted on 02/14/2008 1:32:22 PM PST by Brian S. Fitzgerald ("We're going to drag that ship over the mountain.")
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To: chemical_boy

Long past time to REALLY invade Cuber.


37 posted on 02/14/2008 1:33:13 PM PST by fweingart (Obama-Clinton (A ticket that will change our lives forever!))
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To: ScratInTheHat

Refresh my memory. When did we own it.

We defeated Spain but I don’t recall ever actually actually owning Cuba


38 posted on 02/14/2008 1:33:22 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Chelsea is a liar)
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To: farmer18th
And John McCain agrees with Cuba. Traitor alert.

Where do you get this stuff?

39 posted on 02/14/2008 1:33:37 PM PST by squidly
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To: squidly

John McCain wants to pull terror suspects out of Gitmo and he wants to end water-boarding. (He also wants to end free speech 60 days before an election.) He sounds more and more like Fidel everyday.


40 posted on 02/14/2008 1:35:27 PM PST by farmer18th (Conservatives who vote McCain are like abused dogs who keep licking their master's hand...)
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To: chemical_boy

OK, I have a proposal. We swap him Gitmo for the Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabaña. That was where Che killed a few hundred people. It has a nice view of Havana, too.


41 posted on 02/14/2008 1:35:33 PM PST by Billthedrill
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John McCain wants to pull terror suspects out of Gitmo and he wants to end water-boarding

What does this have to do with giving up the naval base? BTW, waterboarding ended about five years ago.

42 posted on 02/14/2008 1:36:51 PM PST by squidly
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To: COBOL2Java

My thoughts also. Obama would give back Gitmo to Cuba because it’s “colonial minded” to take it.

Not so sure about Hillary or McCain though.

Hillary’s a witch. She’s a socialist witch, but I don’t think she’d ever give away anything except other people’s money.


43 posted on 02/14/2008 1:37:01 PM PST by I still care ("Remember... for it is the doom of men that they forget" - Merlin, from Excalibur)
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To: chemical_boy

Ummm... OK, but you have to take Michael Moore too.


44 posted on 02/14/2008 1:37:31 PM PST by westmichman ( God said: "They cry 'peace! peace!' but there is no peace. Jeremiah 6:14)
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To: chemical_boy

Come and get it, Feedell.


45 posted on 02/14/2008 1:37:56 PM PST by misharu (US Congress = children without adult supervision)
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To: chemical_boy

CUBA LIBRE!

Here ya go Fidel, have one of these and chill.

46 posted on 02/14/2008 1:41:19 PM PST by mc5cents (Show me just what Mohammd brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman)
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To: squidly
What does this have to do with giving up the naval base?

In this particular war, what good is a "base" if you can't use it for interrogating Muslim terrorists? Do you and John want a base you can't use? No one accused John of being a genius, but putting Muslim terrorist on a military facility, with an ocean mote between them and American citizens seems to be a reasonably sound use of resources. The best way to abandon a military asset is to make it useless-and in that he walks lock stop with Fidel.
47 posted on 02/14/2008 1:42:07 PM PST by farmer18th (Conservatives who vote McCain are like abused dogs who keep licking their master's hand...)
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To: chemical_boy

wait a few months, and President McCain will be happy to give it back, the dumb B###trd.


48 posted on 02/14/2008 1:44:14 PM PST by gitmogrunt (Yes........................McCain for President!!!!!.....(of Albania))
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To: farmer18th
In this particular war, what good is a "base" if you can't use it for interrogating Muslim terrorists? Do you and John want a base you can't use?

I'm just guessing, but I'm thinking you don't know much about Gitmo Naval Base. We've been using it for decades for all kinds of things. We've also got a whole lot of other bases we don't use for interrogations. Are you suggesting that they are useless?

49 posted on 02/14/2008 1:44:15 PM PST by squidly
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To: chemical_boy

The dictator Communist will be appeased with Hillary, Obama, and McCain.

Does anyone wonder why they are making this demand now?


50 posted on 02/14/2008 1:48:01 PM PST by dforest (Nothing left to say.)
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