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%#”!