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Half of Guantánamo prisoners on hunger strike
Associated Press ^ | Apr 21, 2013 11:54 AM EDT

Posted on 04/21/2013 11:27:21 PM PDT by Olog-hai

The U.S. military says just over half of the prisoners at Guantánamo Bay are on hunger strike. …

Army Lt. Col. Samuel House says 16 of the 84 prisoners are being force-fed and five have been hospitalized. He says none of the hospitalized men have life-threatening conditions. …

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: gtmo; guantanamo; hungerstrike; rop
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1 posted on 04/21/2013 11:27:22 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

and this is a problem... because?


2 posted on 04/21/2013 11:30:41 PM PDT by Arthurio
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To: Olog-hai

Oh that damn sequester again !!!


3 posted on 04/21/2013 11:31:19 PM PDT by llevrok (2013: America is in a cold civil war.)
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To: Olog-hai

Let the jihad vermin starve!


4 posted on 04/21/2013 11:31:20 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: Olog-hai

So he’ll give them all villas and small businesses on Bermuda like he already did with half a dozen, right?


5 posted on 04/21/2013 11:32:38 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: Olog-hai
military says just over half of the prisoners at Guantánamo Bay are on hunger strike

WGAS? Their choice!

6 posted on 04/21/2013 11:33:12 PM PDT by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: Olog-hai

[[Half of Guantánamo prisoners on hunger strike]]

Good- now maybe we can afford to give our seniors here at hoem the cost of livign increase they’ve been denied for 3 years since we’ll be saving all that money on food to feed those who want us dead


7 posted on 04/21/2013 11:36:55 PM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: Olog-hai

let them eat jihad


8 posted on 04/21/2013 11:37:20 PM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: Olog-hai

Makes me think of a Woody Allen movie, but can’t recall which one.

“Prisoners received only one hot meal a day.....a bowl of steam.”


9 posted on 04/21/2013 11:47:57 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: Olog-hai

Only half?

I guess it’s a good start.


10 posted on 04/21/2013 11:48:37 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.....)
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To: Olog-hai

Is it Ramadan already?


11 posted on 04/21/2013 11:50:08 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Olog-hai

Lot of very funny comments on this thread already! The Sequester did it someone wrote LMAO.


12 posted on 04/21/2013 11:51:33 PM PDT by toddausauras (FUBO x 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000)
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To: Olog-hai
It's their choice to eat or not, if they pass away then it was their choice.

But do present them daily with a smorgasbord of Southern hospitality foods, smothered pork chops, crown roast, Jimmy Dean or Earl Campbell sausages, green beans with bacon drippings etc. etc.. I'm sure other FReepers can suggest even more tempting fare.

13 posted on 04/21/2013 11:55:57 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: Salamander
Well, back in 2011 the number was one in five. Number has only gone up since then.
14 posted on 04/21/2013 11:55:58 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Let the bastards die. We need room for Obama, Axelod, Jarrett, Holder, Perez, Brenner, Kerry, Hillary Clinton, Panetta and Dempsey, for starts.


15 posted on 04/22/2013 12:03:35 AM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Arthurio

and this is a problem... because?

Next thing you know they will be collecting food stamps


16 posted on 04/22/2013 12:03:39 AM PDT by Nailbiter
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To: fella

It was written.

(Lawrence of Arabia reference)
:-)


17 posted on 04/22/2013 12:15:17 AM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: Olog-hai

These Jihadis are just trying to fit into their wedding dresses.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/desperate-brides-to-be-fed-through-nose-797550


18 posted on 04/22/2013 12:15:43 AM PDT by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: Olog-hai

I blame global warming.


19 posted on 04/22/2013 12:16:50 AM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.....)
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To: Olog-hai

Went to the link to confirm a short news item with the text squeezed to make it look longer.

So predictable from the 0bama press.


20 posted on 04/22/2013 12:17:47 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (You Must be Hated by Evil.)
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To: Arthurio
and this is a problem... because?

Well, we'd have to bury 'em after they starve to death. That takes some effort and expense and there IS the sequester, you know...

21 posted on 04/22/2013 12:27:03 AM PDT by Swordmaker (This tag line is a Microsoft insult free zone... but if the insults to Mac users continue...)
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To: Olog-hai

If the other half would join in, problem would soon be solved.


22 posted on 04/22/2013 12:32:54 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Swordmaker

Obama’s shovel ready jobs coming home to roost?


23 posted on 04/22/2013 12:33:59 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Olog-hai

Please die. Quicker is better.


24 posted on 04/22/2013 12:41:50 AM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (Free goodies for all -- Freedom for none.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Well, we could tie hams too ‘em and feed them to alligators. Might be cheaper. On second thought, why wait for them to starve first? It’ll give more food to the gators and the PETA people will be pleased we have fed animals, and the greenies will be glad we have improved the ecology of the swamp. Even the vegetarian would be pleased because the hams wouldn’t be consumed by humans. Oh, and the prisoners will no longer be exhaling Carbon Dioxide, so that should appease the Climate Change crowd. What’s not to like?

I can’t claim credit for all of this, my girlfriend contributed ideas too.


25 posted on 04/22/2013 12:48:46 AM PDT by Swordmaker (This tag line is a Microsoft insult free zone... but if the insults to Mac users continue...)
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To: Olog-hai

Hunger strike? I am supposed to be alarmed?


26 posted on 04/22/2013 1:08:22 AM PDT by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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To: Olog-hai

I have but one word to say to all of them, “goodbye”.


27 posted on 04/22/2013 1:17:01 AM PDT by exnavy (Fish or cut bait ...Got ammo, Godspeed!)
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To: Olog-hai

Wait a couole days and then start grilling some applewood smoked bacon, Jimmy Dean sausage and a pile o Dartaignin sausages....

They’ll eat...


28 posted on 04/22/2013 1:31:18 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Olog-hai

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcaQeHZyHPM

I’m goin’ HUNGRYYYYYYY!!!!

YEA!


29 posted on 04/22/2013 1:57:06 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Swordmaker
Well, we'd have to bury 'em after they starve to death. That takes some effort and expense and there IS the sequester, you know...

One word: Immolation

30 posted on 04/22/2013 2:09:42 AM PDT by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: Olog-hai

Why force-feed those knuckledraggers... let them slim down further for their trip to hell.


31 posted on 04/22/2013 2:47:01 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: Olog-hai

If you have to force feed them, Force feed them Pork Rinds.


32 posted on 04/22/2013 2:48:11 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Swordmaker

No sweat, a mass burial at sea!


33 posted on 04/22/2013 2:48:57 AM PDT by TheGunny
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To: Olog-hai

Best way to break a hunger strike is to smoke some Texas brisket right outside their cells.


34 posted on 04/22/2013 2:49:08 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: Swordmaker

No sweat, a mass burial at sea!


35 posted on 04/22/2013 2:49:47 AM PDT by TheGunny
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To: Olog-hai

And if they all die?? Just a shame....:-)


36 posted on 04/22/2013 3:01:11 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: verga

No sharks around Cuba? Crabs can eat them.


37 posted on 04/22/2013 3:03:01 AM PDT by tdscpa
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To: Olog-hai

Sequester savings


38 posted on 04/22/2013 3:09:47 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: fella

” I’m sure other FReepers can suggest even more tempting fare. “

Bowel Burgers Au Jus?


39 posted on 04/22/2013 3:28:34 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Olog-hai
Half of Guantánamo prisoners on hunger strike

So! Sequester is working! If we can get the other half to go on a hunger strike....sequester problem solved!

40 posted on 04/22/2013 3:40:34 AM PDT by Road Warrior ‘04 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Olog-hai

So?
I fail to see a problem.
Ain’t “force feeding” a form of TORTURE—especially by today’s flexible definition?


41 posted on 04/22/2013 4:04:53 AM PDT by Flintlock ("The British are coming--to TAKE OUR GUNS"--Paul Revere)
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To: Olog-hai

Carry on !


42 posted on 04/22/2013 4:05:35 AM PDT by tomkat
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43 posted on 04/22/2013 4:08:46 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: Olog-hai

Sometimes I feel quite philanthropic, and this is such a worthy cause. Where do I send some non-food to these non-eaters? I’d like to supply all the non-food they would like to not-eat.


44 posted on 04/22/2013 4:22:09 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Olog-hai

Good. Obama wants the place closed anyway. Let them all starve.


45 posted on 04/22/2013 4:22:46 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: Olog-hai

On the plus side prisoner meal expenses have be cut 50%.


46 posted on 04/22/2013 4:25:17 AM PDT by 0.E.O
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I don’t understand why this is a problem. It is THEIR decision just as it was THEIR decision to associate or be acvtively involved with the pigs that have no problem murdering innocents. Let them choose theirown fates by not eating.


47 posted on 04/22/2013 4:26:30 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Olog-hai
Let them starve.

I volunteer to barbecue a goat right outside their cells every day until they die of inflamed drool glands.

These terrorists should have been hung long ago. It's never too late to do the right thing.

48 posted on 04/22/2013 5:03:43 AM PDT by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: Olog-hai

Good!

Feed them to the sharks!


49 posted on 04/22/2013 7:46:59 AM PDT by Terry L Smith
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How can this be???? Didn’t the Great Leader (nobama) promise to close the place his first year in office?


50 posted on 04/22/2013 8:15:42 AM PDT by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp?)
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