Skip to comments.One in five Guantanamo Bay detainees is on hunger strike [chants of “Obama! Obama! Obama!”.....]
Posted on 01/14/2009 11:00:31 AM PST by Sub-Driver
One in five Guantanamo Bay detainees is on hunger strike Guantanamo Bay
33 detainees are being force-fed Tim Reid in Guantanamo Bay
Nearly a fifth of the detainees held at Guantanamo Bay are on hunger strike with the aim of attracting the attention of Barack Obama, military officials have told the Times, with most of them being force fed.
Of the 248 inmates inside the controversial US detention facility, 44 are refusing food, and 33 of those are receiving nutrition with tubes that are forced up their noses and into their stomachs.
On election night, according to one official, news of Mr Obamas win somehow spread across the prison facility, even though no inmates had access to television that evening, and chants of Obama! Obama! Obama! erupted throughout the complex.
It is the biggest hunger strike since the Spring of 2006, with the percentage of inmates now refusing food believed to be the second highest in the prisons seven year history. Two inmates have been force fed without break since August 2005.
Human rights groups claim the total number of hunger strikers is higher. Gitanjali Gutierrez, a lawyer for the New York-based Centre for Constitutional Rights, says that more than 70 men held at the US Navy base in Cuba were refusing to eat. She cited reports from visiting lawyers for her estimate.
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chants of Obama! Obama! Obama! erupted throughout the complex
Wonder why Brian Williams didn’t report THAT?
“Jim, the Klingons are dying.” - McCoy
Now, how do we get the other 4/5 to stop eating?
Fry up some bacon nearby and let the odor waft their way .. day in and day out as they starve themselves.
A ringing endorsement if ever there was one!
They’ll gripe because the terrorists are being force-fed. But if they weren’t force-fed, the press would say we’re starving them to death. Win/win as I see it.
Now we've identified his support base....
And put pork on the menu.
They think Islams U.S. representative will spring them.
They might be right.
What a mess.
We are so screwed. :(
They are being force fed Tim Reid? I'd go on a hunger strike if that happened to me.
They probably ARE right.
I can’t believe this. I will NEVER be able to believe 0 was elected.
So don’t feed ‘em....
Terry Schiavo’s husband’s lawyer is in at the DOJ. These guys will be able to go peacefully soon.
If I was the one force feeding then, the tube wouldn’t be forced up their nose, it would go up their @@@.
“33 detainees are being force-fed Tim Reid in Guantanamo Bay”
Nothing like dining on a little Venus Fly Trap in the morning.
“Fry up some bacon nearby and let the odor waft their way .. day in and day out as they starve themselves”.
...mmmmm, bacon. As G. Gordon Liddy said on 9/11...”we need to ram a pork sausage up their a%#”!
100% of terrorists agree. Obama is the man!
You obviously didn’t get the memo. The Great Leader says that we won’t torture our esteemed guests any longer. Ahhhh, constant wafts of bacon fragrances.
We know this article from the London Times is true how?
Because it was heard first on Radio Havana.
A real fountain of truth....NOT
Oh wow. I thought the names seemed familiar but it didn’t click. It isn’t really him is it? I use to love WKRP.
I agree the fewer of these that see the inside of a federal court room the better. I do not believe there is any international convention that requires forced feeding. I am willing to bet that Obama would also like to be rid of them now that he is responsible.
Give them boys some pie.
Let ‘em starve.
“chants of Obama! Obama! Obama! erupted throughout the complex
Wonder why Brian Williams didnt report THAT?”
Brian Williams didn’t report that because he and the rest of the MSM are too busy kissing Zero’s ass.
They must know BHO’s really a Muslim who campaigned in 57 U.S. (Islamic) states.
Can’t be the same guy as in WKRP, but I haven’t googled for a picture. And I don’t know why this actor’s name stuck in my brain - I can’t remember most of the other actors’ names.
“and 33 of those are receiving nutrition with tubes that are forced up their noses and into their stomachs.”
Lord, let that be pork chops and whole cans of peas.
****Of the 248 inmates inside the controversial US detention facility, 44 are refusing food, and 33 of those are receiving nutrition with tubes that are forced up their noses and into their stomachs. ***
Do like the British did when the Irish prisoners went on hunger strike. Put them in a room and let them starve or eat, their choice.
I’d institute a “don’t ask, don’t eat” policy.
...small waistlines are in, I hear.
Funny how that little story has never, ever appeared in the American press and had to appear in a British paper two and a half months later.
The daily theater of the absurd continues....
We are living in Bizarro World.
Zero is takin’ this country all the way down the toilet.
That does it. Send them all to the White House, Obama and family can live with them. Should make for an interesting dinner table.
What frightens me now is what may be necessary to overcome the damage.
This is a serious threat to the Nation. Very serious threat.
I am not easily frightened, I am certainly not afraid of some stupid 60’s hippies and their leftie friends.
But a Commie is a Commie. If you look at the horror atrocities that have taken place in the last century, they have all been done at the hands of Totalitarians. (Communist, Maoists, Marxists, Nazi’s, Fascists, Socialists)
If this is what we are facing, and they intend to destroy the constitution and the nation, we are at War.
The wouldn't be chanting for Obama if they knew what is most certainly coming down the pike.
It's not that Obama might have good feelings for them, but there are only three options:
Nope, they won't be cheering for their buddy Obama much longer.
“tubes that are forced up their noses and into their stomachs.”
Any way we can shove a food tube up the other end if we shove it far enough?