Gitmo detainees paid £12m

#3
The grinning idiot should pick up the tab.

He was the one in the driving seat at the time, and he seems to have made a few quid out of it.
 
#4
The torygraph article clearly states 'likely' and does not state fact. Another attempt by media to put pressure on SIS to disclose sensitive information by advertising here say to lefty drawn-in human rights members of the public.
 
#5
torture people hold uk citizens without trial fail to charge them with anything be surprised that you have to pay out tons to keep it secret.
none of them were high value targets.
potential foot soldiers and or suicide bombers but not caught red handed and no court case so tough.
even provos didn't get interned for years and tortured repeatedly.
 

Goatman

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Book Reviewer
#6
A long time ago ( it seems to me) I posted on this forum that Gitmo was an enduring source of shame to the otherwise largely decent folk of the former colony Over There.

How much do you reckon this guy is gonna be taking the U.S Govt to court for eventually.....?

Shaker Aamer was captured [ in Afghanistan] in December 2001 by the Americans, who claim he was fighting with the Taliban. Reprieve, the human rights group which was representing him, maintains that he was sold by villagers to the Northern Alliance who in turn sold him on to the Americans.

The US has accused Shaker Aamer of a whole host of fanciful charges ranging from being Osama Bin Laden's personal interpreter to "being introduced to a humanitarian charity". But the truth is he has never met Bin Laden and until 2000 he had never heard of al-Qa'ida.In 2007 the Bush administration conceded it had no evidence against Shaker Aamer and he was cleared for release with the other British detainees
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SOURCE
Kate Allen: It's time for America to put an end to this shameful scandal

Monday, 13 February 2012
Ten years is a long time. That a former British resident has spent every single one of the intervening days between February 2002 and today in a cell in Guantánamo, without answering a single charge or having had one day in court, is an affront to the concept of justice.

Shaker Aamer has lived the last decade of his life in limbo. He has gone from a young father in his mid-30s to a grey-haired man in his mid-40s in a cell in the detention camp in Cuba. During that time, he has been involved in protests against conditions at the camp, including hunger strikes, and has been subjected to periods of solitary confinement. He alleges that he has been subject to torture, both before his arrival and while there. He talks of days of sleep deprivation and beatings.

He is not alone in that limbo. His wife and children in London have been subjected to the same torturous wait. Without contact, without explanation, without recourse and seemingly without end. Shaker has never met his youngest child.

It is staggering to contemplate that the US government has perpetuated this injustice, and that successive administrations have flouted the law and the ancient principle of the right to a fair trial.

That this is the example set by the foremost power in the Western world is a matter of shame for America. It is responsible for a degradation of the collective moral authority of the US government and those who are its partners.

It is utterly unacceptable that this has been allowed to go on for so long. If Mr Aamer or any of the men remaining in Guantánamo have committed serious criminal offences, they should and must stand trial under a fair process which will ensure justice for victims of any criminal act.
They must not languish there indefinitely.

The UK Government has repeatedly asked for Mr Aamer to be returned to the UK. William Hague must continue to exert all possible pressure to comply with that request, without yet more delay. It has already been too long, let us not mark yet another anniversary of this shameful scandal.

The writer is Director of Amnesty International UK
 
#7
As a policy it was a ****ing disaster they managed to apprently even let dangerous people go so it didn't even work.
Admittidly if I'd Been locked up an tortured for a few years then let go I doubt I'd be in a very forgiving move.
 
#9
Check the date on this report........


January 22, 2009

Obama signs order to close Guantanamo Bay facility

President Obama signs the order requiring that the Guantanamo Bay facility be closed within a year.

Promising to return America to the "moral high ground" in the war on terrorism, President Obama issued three executive orders Thursday to demonstrate a clean break from the Bush administration, including one requiring that the Guantanamo Bay detention facility be closed within a year.
 
#10
Check the date on this report........


January 22, 2009

Obama signs order to close Guantanamo Bay facility

President Obama signs the order requiring that the Guantanamo Bay facility be closed within a year.

Promising to return America to the "moral high ground" in the war on terrorism, President Obama issued three executive orders Thursday to demonstrate a clean break from the Bush administration, including one requiring that the Guantanamo Bay detention facility be closed within a year.
This comes to mind.
[video=youtube;Rtkdo7bOmJc]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=Rtkdo7bOmJc[/video]
 
#11
Probably it's full of really pissed off people who would crawl over broken glass to kill an American :(
Can t imagine how that happened ?
 

Longlenny

War Hero
Book Reviewer
#12
It is good that people are defending these ex Gitmo folk, but I am of the 'no smoke without fire' brigade. One of these ex Gitmo folks is known to me and a fairly creepy bugger he is too. He has a yacht that must be worth £350k so perhaps he won't claim the compo?
 

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