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Judge will allow force-feeding of Gitmo prisoner
Associated Press ^ | May 23, 2014 9:01 AM EDT

Posted on 05/23/2014 8:41:20 AM PDT by Olog-hai

A federal judge has lifted a temporary restraining order that had stopped the U.S. military from force feeding a hunger-striking prisoner at Guantanamo Bay naval base, saying the man’s life hangs in the balance.

Late Thursday night, U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler said the military must be allowed to carry out force feeding in the case of Abu Wa’el Dhiab because of the “very real probability that Mr. Dhiab will die.” …

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: abuwael; abuwaeldhiab; bleedingheartattack; dhiab; diab; ensure; forcefeeding; guantanamo; hungerstrike; rop; wael

1 posted on 05/23/2014 8:41:20 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

I don’t understand why they don’t just let him die. What would it matter if he died as what he would think of as a martyr?


2 posted on 05/23/2014 8:55:48 AM PDT by redhawk.44mag
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To: Olog-hai
“...very real probability that Mr. Dhiab will die.” I thought judges get involved only when there's a problem.
3 posted on 05/23/2014 8:56:14 AM PDT by Arthur McGowan
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To: Olog-hai

I have never understood this. If he wants to die by starvation let him. This makes as much sense as the doctrine that you cannot execute an insane man since he doesn’t understand the situation.


4 posted on 05/23/2014 8:56:51 AM PDT by szweig (HYHEY!! (Have You Had Enough Yet))
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To: redhawk.44mag
U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler said the military must be allowed to carry out force feeding in the case of Abu Wa’el Dhiab because of the “very real probability that Mr. Dhiab will die.”

yes--i agree... and i am surprised that this Bill Clinton-appointed judge does not allow Mr. Dhiab to continue as he wishes... surely she believes in the freedom of "dying with dignity..." what is it to her if he chooses to die?

5 posted on 05/23/2014 8:59:07 AM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: Olog-hai

I have a ‘feeding tube’ that I would volunteer to be used on these swine.


6 posted on 05/23/2014 8:59:08 AM PDT by lormand (Inside every liberal is a dung slinging monkey)
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To: Arthur McGowan

Not activist judges. They create problems so that they can impose solutions.


7 posted on 05/23/2014 8:59:53 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Afraid of him dying? Let the VA take over his treatment. /sarc


8 posted on 05/23/2014 9:01:46 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Olog-hai

They’ll force this guy to eat, yet give a flip about our vets....

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2014/05/22/al-qaeda-terrorists-at-guantanamo-treated-better-than-our-vets/


9 posted on 05/23/2014 9:02:20 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Jane Long
Cram pork and shellfish down that Muslim's throat !
10 posted on 05/23/2014 9:03:37 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: Olog-hai

It is beyond the pale the abusive behavior of the Islamic terrorists imprisoned in Gitmo when they get better medical and religious care than our veterans. Under the Obama regime there are 100 physicians, dentists and nurses to provide VIP medical care to 150 murderous Islamic terrorists detained a Gitmo. They are provided a Koran(Bibles forbidden to our soldiers) And a rug pointing to Meca for their daily prayers.

CLOSING GITMO, THE RITZ CARLTON OF THE PRISON SYSTEM
By Jamie Weinstein

FrontPageMagazine.com | Thursday, March 05, 2009

Detainees in Gitmo, for instance, are given “three hot halal meals per day – with 4,500-5,000 cal/day” and they have “six menus for detainees to choose from – specifically: regular, high fiber, vegetarian, vegetarian with fish, bland, and soft food.” Is this the Ritz Carlton or a prison facility?

“A typical meal includes,” the report continues, “meat, starch (plus bread), vegetable, dessert, fruit, fruit juice or similar drink.” If ordinary Cubans knew how well the Gitmo detainees were eating, they would be clamoring for admittance.

The report even documented how “recently, an additional pillow was issued to detainees at the camp” because “some of the detainees did not prefer the pillow built into the foam mattress.” Detainees are provided a Koran in “the language of their choice,” prayer beads, a cap, a rug and a prayer schedule. Some detainees are given $100 a month to buy snacks. Cooperative detainees (the ones not throwing their feces at the soldiers) can play in a recreation yard that has soccer, basketball, volleyball, table tennis and foosball facilities. Yes, you heard that right. Foosball.

The report does, however, document some recent horrors that occurred. During two inspections, the report reads, “a small number of meals delivered to detainees in Camps 5 and Echo . . . were approximately five degrees under the optimal standard.” For shame.

Many detainees have already been released. Unfortunately, many of those who have been released have returned to the battlefield to fight America and its interest. One former Gitmo detainee, as the New York Times reported, became a leader of Al-Qaeda’s Yemen branch. This should remind us that America is still at war and that the prisoners in Gitmo are not mostly boy scouts. Despite left-wing activists’ desire to paint Gitmo as an international symbol of depravity, it is far from it.

http://archive.frontpagemag.com/readArticle.aspx?ARTID=34248


11 posted on 05/23/2014 9:05:27 AM PDT by Dqban22
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To: Olog-hai
military must be allowed to carry out force feeding

WHY?

12 posted on 05/23/2014 9:10:04 AM PDT by Rapscallion (Obama stands for the corruption of America in all aspects.)
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To: latina4dubya

I thought liberals were all for euthanasia for those who no longer wanted to live.


13 posted on 05/23/2014 9:13:35 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Olog-hai

I would suggest force feeding him bacon, but why waste good bacon?


14 posted on 05/23/2014 9:55:00 AM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: Olog-hai

Why bother?


15 posted on 05/23/2014 9:57:33 AM PDT by Flintlock (islam is a LIE, mohammmud a CRIMINAL, sharia is POISON!)
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To: Olog-hai

More government waste and stupidity.


16 posted on 05/23/2014 10:23:20 AM PDT by bgill
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To: Yosemitest
Cram pork and shellfish down that Muslim's throat !

And maybe throw in a ghost pepper or two.

17 posted on 05/23/2014 10:30:22 AM PDT by Maceman
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To: Olog-hai

The prisoner obviously will kill himself by starvation if left to himself, which is somewhat odd: for in Islam, suicide is an “unforgivable sin.”

Apparently blowing oneself up with a suicide bomb also does not count.

The answer is that we are taking Islam much too seriously, as if it were actually a valid, respectable religion. World-wide, predominantly Moslem countries have high crime rates, low economic productivity, poor work-ethic, tendency to plunder neighbors, poor social standards (as in treatment of women and children), barbaric behavior, cruelty, mass ignorance, and lack of much sense of the enjoyment of life. Islam is, truly, a gutter religion.


18 posted on 05/23/2014 10:37:30 AM PDT by docbnj
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To: docbnj

Anything goes in jihad, though.


19 posted on 05/23/2014 11:20:32 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Oh. For a second, from the headline, I thought they were going to force feed a gitmo prisoner...to a shark.


20 posted on 05/23/2014 12:05:15 PM PDT by DPMD
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To: DPMD

Wouldn’t be forced on the part of the shark.


21 posted on 05/23/2014 12:10:47 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Why can’t they just force feed him to the sharks?


22 posted on 05/23/2014 12:29:33 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: latina4dubya

I don’t care if he dies with or without dignity, just seems like a waste of effort


23 posted on 05/23/2014 2:02:06 PM PDT by redhawk.44mag
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To: redhawk.44mag

Because he might be more useful.


24 posted on 12/20/2014 6:12:02 AM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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