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At Gates of Guantanamo, Activists Counter Unjust Detention With 'Powerful Act of Compassion'


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At Gates of Guantanamo, Activists Counter Unjust Detention With 'Powerful Act of Compassion'

Andrea Germanos, staff writer

"Our actions are a simple act of solidarity," said Chris Knestrick from Cleveland, Ohio. "We are here to say: We know you are suffering; we have come to stand with you."


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This is a magnificent act of humanity, the work of these activists.

The Guantanamo Bay prison exceeds even Kafka's nightmare visions; as an 'extrajudicial' limbo where people are held without trial, right to representation, due process and are, in fact, tortured and have even been killed, it is a blight on everything that so-called American democratic principles stand for.


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Right now the US is diplomatically fussing over Russian "occupation" of the Crimea. A violation of sovereign territory they scream, a proof of Russian imperialistic designs on the Ukraine and Europe they intimate.
If Putin were as smart as he has appeared to be in the recent past, he would shut the mouths of such diplomatic protests with this proposition: "When you completely close down and abandon your base in Guantanamo, we will do the same to our own in the Crimea." The hypocrisy of both countries is on full display in this matter.


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Interesting. When I click on the video a message comes up: This video contain material from Eagle Rock it is not available in your country.
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Interesting. Didn't the Crimeans vote to join Russia?


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Yes, just like the confederate states determined to decided to secede from the US--and we all know where that led. My comment's intent was to point out the hypocrisy of both the US position on the Crimea AND their occupation of Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.

Once a nation state is established, its territory becomes like the Borg collective on the old Star Trek TV show--"you have been assimilated,resistance is futile". This is the credo of all nation states and can only be overridden by massive and sustained miiitary resistance--which most secessionist territories cannot mount.


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This is the kind of Service I can be thankful for.