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One in five Guantanamo Bay detainees is on hunger strike [chants of “Obama! Obama! Obama!”.....]
Times Online ^

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

(Roberto Schmidt/EPA)

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 Obama’s 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 prison’s 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at timesonline.co.uk ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: ccr; unholyalliance

1 posted on 01/14/2009 11:00:31 AM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

chants of “Obama! Obama! Obama!” erupted throughout the complex

Wonder why Brian Williams didn’t report THAT?


2 posted on 01/14/2009 11:01:51 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (Guns don't kill people; abortion clinics do.)
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To: Sub-Driver

“Jim, the Klingons are dying.” - McCoy


3 posted on 01/14/2009 11:01:55 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Sub-Driver

Now, how do we get the other 4/5 to stop eating?


4 posted on 01/14/2009 11:02:13 AM PST by jalisco555 ("My 80% friend is not my 20% enemy" - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Sub-Driver

Fry up some bacon nearby and let the odor waft their way .. day in and day out as they starve themselves.


5 posted on 01/14/2009 11:02:17 AM PST by mgc1122
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To: Sub-Driver
On election night, according to one official, news of Mr Obama’s 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.

A ringing endorsement if ever there was one!

6 posted on 01/14/2009 11:02:22 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


7 posted on 01/14/2009 11:02:36 AM PST by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll)
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To: Sub-Driver
chants of “Obama! Obama! Obama!” erupted throughout the complex.

Now we've identified his support base....

8 posted on 01/14/2009 11:02:57 AM PST by Wil H (No Accomplishments, No Experience, No Resume No Records, No References, Nobama..)
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To: Red in Blue PA
chants of “Obama! Obama! Obama!” erupted throughout the complex

Hope&Change ;-)

9 posted on 01/14/2009 11:03:09 AM PST by rhombus
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To: mgc1122

And put pork on the menu.


10 posted on 01/14/2009 11:03:20 AM PST by Niuhuru (Fine, here's my gun, but let me give you the bullets first. I'll send them to you through the barrel)
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To: Wil H

They think Islams U.S. representative will spring them.

They might be right.

What a mess.


11 posted on 01/14/2009 11:04:00 AM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: Sub-Driver
Simple solution, let them starve. Goodbye to a problem where to let them loose in the US when Obama frees them.
12 posted on 01/14/2009 11:04:00 AM PST by Logical me (Oh, well!!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

We are so screwed. :(


13 posted on 01/14/2009 11:04:59 AM PST by Crazieman (Feb 7, 2008 http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1966675/posts?page=28#28)
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To: Sub-Driver
33 detainees are being force-fed Tim Reid in Guantanamo Bay

They are being force fed Tim Reid? I'd go on a hunger strike if that happened to me.

14 posted on 01/14/2009 11:05:37 AM PST by techcor (When Obama breaks his silence he says nothing.)
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To: Texas Fossil

They probably ARE right.

I can’t believe this. I will NEVER be able to believe 0 was elected.


15 posted on 01/14/2009 1:13:47 PM PST by txhurl (Obama's FIRST *real job* - POTUS)
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To: Sub-Driver

So don’t feed ‘em....


16 posted on 01/14/2009 1:17:07 PM PST by ElectricStrawberry (1/27th Infantry Wolfhounds...cut in half during the Clinton years.)
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To: techcor

Terry Schiavo’s husband’s lawyer is in at the DOJ. These guys will be able to go peacefully soon.


17 posted on 01/14/2009 1:17:10 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: txflake

If I was the one force feeding then, the tube wouldn’t be forced up their nose, it would go up their @@@.


18 posted on 01/14/2009 1:17:29 PM PST by supermop (Somebody has to clean up the mess he will leave)
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To: techcor

“33 detainees are being force-fed Tim Reid in Guantanamo Bay”

Nothing like dining on a little Venus Fly Trap in the morning.


19 posted on 01/14/2009 1:17:39 PM PST by NewMexLurker
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To: mgc1122

“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%#”!


20 posted on 01/14/2009 1:20:02 PM PST by albie
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To: Sub-Driver

100% of terrorists agree. Obama is the man!


21 posted on 01/14/2009 1:22:42 PM PST by vpintheak (Like a muddied spring or a polluted well is a righteous man who gives way to the wicked. Prov. 25:26)
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To: mgc1122

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.


22 posted on 01/14/2009 1:23:37 PM PST by TommyTrojan
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To: Sub-Driver

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


23 posted on 01/14/2009 1:23:47 PM PST by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin - Jindal 2012)
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To: NewMexLurker

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.


24 posted on 01/14/2009 1:25:39 PM PST by techcor (When Obama breaks his silence he says nothing.)
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To: ElectricStrawberry
So don’t feed ‘em....

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.

25 posted on 01/14/2009 1:25:43 PM PST by usurper (Spelling or grammatical errors in this post can be attributed to the LA City School System)
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To: Sub-Driver

Give them boys some pie.


26 posted on 01/14/2009 1:25:46 PM PST by lacrew (I knew Caroline Kennedy, and you know, you are no Caroline Kennedy)
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To: Sub-Driver

Let ‘em starve.


27 posted on 01/14/2009 1:29:25 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat
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To: Red in Blue PA

“chants of “Obama! Obama! Obama!” erupted throughout the complex

Wonder why Brian Williams didn’t report THAT?”

Brian Williams didn’t report that because he and the rest of the MSM are too busy kissing Zero’s ass.


28 posted on 01/14/2009 1:30:02 PM PST by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on the rights of animals would do so on behalf of the unborn.)
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To: Sub-Driver
"Hey Hey! Ho Ho!
My Dissentary Has To Go!!

Hey Hey!...."

29 posted on 01/14/2009 1:31:50 PM PST by llevrok (Obama will never be in my spell check dictionary.)
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To: Sub-Driver

They must know BHO’s really a Muslim who campaigned in 57 U.S. (Islamic) states.


30 posted on 01/14/2009 1:34:25 PM PST by LallyG (Vote for Real Change in 2012)
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To: techcor

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.


31 posted on 01/14/2009 1:36:19 PM PST by NewMexLurker
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To: Sub-Driver

“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.


32 posted on 01/14/2009 1:48:48 PM PST by Beagle8U (FreeRepublic -- One stop shopping ....... Its the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Sub-Driver

And from Guantanamo Bay Cuba, this is Venus Flytrap signing off.
33 posted on 01/14/2009 1:52:25 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: Sub-Driver

****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.


34 posted on 01/14/2009 2:17:21 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (14. Guns only have two enemies: rust and politicians.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I’d institute a “don’t ask, don’t eat” policy.

...small waistlines are in, I hear.


35 posted on 01/14/2009 2:18:57 PM PST by chief_believer
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To: Sub-Driver
On election night, according to one official, news of Mr Obama’s 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.

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.

36 posted on 01/14/2009 2:34:43 PM PST by denydenydeny (If pigs could vote, the man with the slop bucket would be elected swineherd every time-OS Card)
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To: Sub-Driver

The daily theater of the absurd continues....
We are living in Bizarro World.
Zero is takin’ this country all the way down the toilet.


37 posted on 01/14/2009 2:58:53 PM PST by TheConservativeParty ("A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not why the ship was built." by The First Gal of AK)
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To: Sub-Driver
One in five Guantanamo Bay detainees is on hunger strike [chants of “Obama! Obama! Obama!”.....]

That does it. Send them all to the White House, Obama and family can live with them. Should make for an interesting dinner table.

38 posted on 01/14/2009 3:05:55 PM PST by Irish Eyes
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To: txflake

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.


39 posted on 01/14/2009 3:11:58 PM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: Sub-Driver
...chants of “Obama! Obama! Obama!”

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.

40 posted on 01/14/2009 3:32:26 PM PST by The Duke (I have met the enemy, and he is named 'Apathy'!)
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To: Sub-Driver

“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?

Just curious.


41 posted on 01/14/2009 3:39:40 PM PST by thatjoeguy (Just my thoughts)
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