8 Gitmo prisoners to be released into U.S.

8 Gitmo prisoners to be released into U.S.

PostBy: Richard S. On: Fri May 01, 2009 1:56 am

http://articles.latimes.com/2009/apr/24 ... -release24
The Uighurs are primarily from the northwestern steppes of China in a region officially called the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region but known to Uighurs as Turkestan. Beijing, which controls the area, has been criticized by Washington and others for repressing Uighur religious rights and freedoms.

The Uighurs were sent to Guantanamo in 2002 after being captured in Pakistan. Before that, they had gravitated to Afghanistan, where they received firearms training at a camp apparently run by a Uighur separatist.

But the TV privileges underscored potential difficulties to come, according to one current and one former U.S. official. Not long after being granted access to TV, some of the Uighurs were watching a soccer game. When a woman with bare arms was shown on the screen, one of the group grabbed the television and threw it to the ground, according to the officials.

Ye that's the ticket... release them into American society... :roll:

On a side note did anyone else see this in the news? First mention of it I've seen but I generally don't watch the TV news.
Richard S.
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Re: 8 Gitmo prisoners to be released into U.S.

PostBy: mr1precision On: Fri May 01, 2009 6:27 am

Oh, I feel all warm and fuzzy now.
Richard,no I didn't see this on the tv news.
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Re: 8 Gitmo prisoners to be released into U.S.

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Fri May 01, 2009 6:35 am

Sabin Willett, a lawyer for some of the Uighurs in Guantanamo, argued that his clients should be set free immediately. But he said officials should make sure that the Uighurs have some measure of protection from people who might mistakenly consider them a threat.

"I fear political opponents of the Obama administration will try to sow fear and paranoia about the Uighurs," Willett said. "Once America gets a look at our clients, all this mythology will fall away, and America will feel ashamed at the fact they were in prison so long."

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Re: 8 Gitmo prisoners to be released into U.S.

PostBy: KLook On: Fri May 01, 2009 8:01 am

It has no been on regular tv. I feel so ashamed that my wife went to work with bare arms today. :shock:
Sure, let them go! :bang:

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