5/27/2009

One of every seven prisoners released from Guantanamo return to terrorism

From Reuters:

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Seventy-four, or one out of every seven, terrorism suspects formerly held at the U.S. detention site at Guantanamo Bay are confirmed or suspected of having returned to terrorism, the Pentagon said on Tuesday.

Of more than 530 detainees transferred from the U.S. base in Cuba, 27 are confirmed and 47 suspected of "reengaging in terrorist activity," according to a written Pentagon summary.

The total of 74 has more than doubled since May 2007, when the Pentagon said about 30 had gone back to terrorist activity, and increased slightly since January, when the figure stood at 61. . . . . .

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Blogger Martin G. Schalz said...

Let us assume that Guantamo closes down...

What our are options?

Keep them?

Release them?

Kill them?

If we keep them, then for how long, and at what cost?

Release them.

Where? Let them out into Cuba perhaps? Send them back to where we found them so they can re-offend?

Kill them, and they will no longer be a problem to anyone? Yet we worry about the blowback of this solution while others employ it, and we ignore it?

A very simplistic approach yes, but that is how one should approach a problem as far as I concerned.

Idealistic theorems are great in speeches, but speeches do not in and of themselves provide solutions to the problem...

Most worry about the possible variations of a problem, and ignore the simple. In doing so, many promote themselves as intelligent, because they complicate the problem, rather than seeing the simplicty of it.

5/27/2009 9:52 PM  
Blogger Angela said...

And we believe that intelligence because.....?

5/27/2009 10:42 PM  

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