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Judge orders temporary halt to forced feeding of Guantanamo detainee
Los Angeles Times ^ | May 17, 2014 | by RICHARD A. SERRANO

Posted on 05/17/2014 5:12:56 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

A federal judge in Washington has temporarily banned U.S. military officials from force-feeding a terror prisoner at the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, at least until she can review his medical records and screen videotapes of authorities forcing him to eat during his ongoing hunger strike there.

If U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler permanently bars the military from forcing all hunger strikers to eat, the Pentagon would have to come up with a new way to secure the health and safety of many of the 150 detainees who are on hunger strikes.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Cuba; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bacon; cuba; gitmo; gladyskessler; gtmo; guantanamo; kesslersmoothassilk; waronterror

1 posted on 05/17/2014 5:12:56 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Dude wants to die ....let him.


2 posted on 05/17/2014 5:14:52 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Let them starve.


3 posted on 05/17/2014 5:15:17 PM PDT by American Quilter (Joni Ernst for Senate!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
A BillyBob appointee.What a surprise!
4 posted on 05/17/2014 5:15:26 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

What’s the point of this facility again? How much are we spending a year? Just put a bullet in the heads of these Islamists and dump them in the ocean.


5 posted on 05/17/2014 5:19:02 PM PDT by stuck_in_new_orleans
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
The perfect way to treat them is to first waterboard and interrogate them shoot them.
6 posted on 05/17/2014 5:31:58 PM PDT by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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To: Vendome
Dude wants to die ....let him.

Let all those MoFo Gitmo inmates, and many others die. The world will be a better place without them.

7 posted on 05/17/2014 5:32:21 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
LOL. My first thought.

(Mo) Ham (mad) sandwitches don't go down well either?

8 posted on 05/17/2014 5:54:51 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Vendome

I say kill him and free up the space for other terrorists.


9 posted on 05/17/2014 5:58:27 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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10 posted on 05/17/2014 6:06:07 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: musicman

Yeppers, throw biscuits and bacon in the cell and wait. It will be gone! And I Bet the Cat doesn’t die!


11 posted on 05/17/2014 6:08:05 PM PDT by DocJhn
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Sounds like a potentially good outcome. Offer him an MRE every morning; if he eats it, offer another for dinner. If he doesn’t, put a fresh one in his cell the next morning.


12 posted on 05/17/2014 6:21:07 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
oh well, things could be worse...

13 posted on 05/17/2014 6:34:57 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Vendome

Yup. Put a plate full of ham and a beer in the room daily. The attempt has been made to feed them. Government cannot account for religious sensibilities since they misunderstood islam by committing terror. Thus they are not true faithful muslims and cannot rely on it as an excuse.

What a tangled web libs weave.


14 posted on 05/17/2014 7:02:15 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
....the Pentagon would have to come up with a new way to secure the health and safety of many of the 150 detainees who are on hunger strikes.

Why? Political correctness & appeasement run amok?

Plug in a laugh tape and watch the muzlim bastards starve themselves to death. I think you can just about guaranty that as soon as the muzzies realized that no one cared and we were going to let them starve themselves to death, the hunger strike for 99% of them would be over in a heartbeat.

15 posted on 05/17/2014 8:10:17 PM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: Vendome

One less rag head to deal with, good things come in many different ways.


16 posted on 05/17/2014 8:58:06 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The problem with letting this one starve is that quite a few others would then jump on that bandwagon, with their lawyers visiting all of the media outlets and screaming at the evil Americans torturing the detainees by not providing them food. And the truth would somehow never be stated in any of the dire pronouncements.


17 posted on 05/18/2014 9:48:37 AM PDT by wbarmy (I chose to be a sheepdog once I saw what happens to the sheep.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

So let them die.


18 posted on 05/18/2014 11:48:23 AM PDT by wastedyears (I'm a pessimist, I say plenty of negative things. Consider it a warning of sorts.)
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To: stuck_in_new_orleans
What’s the point of this facility again? How much are we spending a year? Just put a bullet in the heads of these Islamists and dump them in the ocean.

They somehow would automatically enjoy the same rights that we have if they set foot on our shores. Don't ask me how, I'm not a Commie. They then would get what would probably be considered a condo in jail, and a good chef that would cook them all the halal food they can eat, plus a $1000 prayer rug to worship their child-molesting god, then over the course of numerous trials, they'd somehow be found innocent, released, and given a green card, which would somehow end up as permanent citizenship.

They should stay at Guantanamo, no matter the financial cost. Better keeping them there than letting them waltz into the country as what I know would assuredly be a Trojan horse.

19 posted on 05/18/2014 11:52:03 AM PDT by wastedyears (I'm a pessimist, I say plenty of negative things. Consider it a warning of sorts.)
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To: Chode

I hope you dream of Helen Thomas tonight. :p

20 posted on 05/18/2014 11:57:39 AM PDT by wastedyears (I'm a pessimist, I say plenty of negative things. Consider it a warning of sorts.)
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To: Chode

Pity the dry cleaner who winds up with that particular prayer rug.


21 posted on 05/18/2014 12:12:21 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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> If U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler permanently bars the military from forcing all hunger strikers to eat, the Pentagon would have to come up with a new way to secure the health and safety of many of the 150 detainees who are on hunger strikes.

Here’s an idea — bind each wrist to the opposite ankle, behind his back, then sever his genitals and shove them into his dying mouth.

Make all the other hunger strikers watch.

Then show them the vids of the carcass being consumed by pigs.

Bet they get their appetites back.


22 posted on 05/18/2014 3:30:43 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

At first I thought a lead injection, then decided
that would be too kind, force feed them chicharones
or pork sausage.


23 posted on 05/18/2014 3:57:21 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: wastedyears; who knows what evil?
LOL... my bad
24 posted on 05/18/2014 3:57:47 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Humans can survive without any food for 30-40 days, as long as they are properly hydrated.

Severe symptoms of starvation begin around 35-40 days, death can occur at around 45­ to 61 days.

The most common cause of death in these extreme cases of starvation is myocardial infarction or organ failure, and is suggested to occur most often when a person’s body mass index (BMI) reaches approximately 12.5 kg/m2.


25 posted on 05/18/2014 7:06:59 PM PDT by caww
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I remember when the Soviets force-fed Refusniks. We considered it a human rights violation and torture.

I miss that America.


26 posted on 05/18/2014 10:02:47 PM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (Peace On Earth! Purity of Essence! McCain/Ripper 2016)
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To: 5th MEB

“...perfect way to treat them is ...”

Spot-on, brother...

But that would be mean, intolerant, rayyyyy-cist, harsh, insensitive to their “culture”, disrespectful of their “peaceful religious views”...

All those wonderful things the CinC believes in.


27 posted on 05/19/2014 8:05:08 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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