The totally cold hearted and bloodthirsty imperial project can perhaps even if for some ulterior reason produce something like a good result. For those of you who think that worse is better try looking at those affected and think about grabbing even the most meagre of forced concessions with open arms. No doubt anyone allowed in will be treated to a very Nazi sty;e tour of a prison or concentration camp that is made to look a show piece when what it really does is operate as a chamber of horrors. The madness of the military is best seen in their treatment of the individual from the terror inflicted on their own troops to gladly die for nothing to pinning medals on corpses and briefly holding hands with the grieving the military lives on hypocrisy and death. It is the lifeblood of the slave driver and the only tool of the mass murderer that instils the greatest pride in the moronic mentality of the military as they carry out the necessary dirty work of the hegemons and the imperial and capital projects. A truly well trained soldier would of course be expected to be able to kill his own family without hesitation if ut were ordered. If you an Australian and think you are free of such evil influences you are only deluding yourself. We actively support the Nazi mentality of the imperial project and openly crow about our achievements as being far superior to those slaves of the capital project. We mange to do this with the help and assistance from what must be some of the most arrogantly stupid, vicious and nasty politicians on the planet. Led so ably by Gillard and others with an Opposition still coming to grips with being still born politically and desperate for some sort of oxygen replacement to continue. George Ikners ikners.com a WordPress site
Guantanamo Bay detainees’ family members may be allowed to visit
View Photo Gallery — The Obama’s administrations plans to close the detention center at Guantanamo have been undermined by political miscalculations, confusion and timidity in the face of congressional opposition, sources in the administration and on Capitol Hill say.
The Pentagon is considering allowing the families of detainees at Guantanamo Bay to visit them, an unprecedented step to ease the isolation of inmates who in some cases have been held at the U.S. facility for close to a decade, according to congressional aides.
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), which monitors conditions at the military prison in Cuba and facilitates videoconferences between detainees and their families, has been in serious discussions with the Pentagon about a visitation program, the aides said.
Should Guantanamo Bay detainees have family visitation rights?
Some Republicans, after hearing about the talks, appeared to balk at such access to the Guantanamo Bay naval station. In an early version of the annual legislation to authorize the activities of the Defense Department, Rep. Howard P. “Buck” McKeon (Calif.), the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, inserted language that would ban family visits, which have never occurred at the prison.
But the latest version of the bill states only that Defense Department funding appropriated for fiscal 2012 may not be used “to permit any person who is a family member of an individual detained at Guantanamo to visit the individual.”
That would not rule out a visitation program underwritten by the Red Cross.
“My efforts are aimed at protecting U.S. personnel at Guantanamo and sensitive national security information from being compromised,” McKeon said Wednesday. “Allowing family members to visit detainees at Guantanamo Bay would create major security concerns for our nation.”
A spokesman for the ICRC, Simon Schorno, said the organization would not comment on its confidential dialogue with the U.S. government. But he said that “regardless of where detainees are held, particularly in the context of long-term detention, the ICRC will always work for the detainees and their families to be in contact with one another, including through family visits.”
The Pentagon also would not discuss any potential visitation program or its talks with the ICRC. In response to questions, the department said in a statement that “we are constantly reviewing detention policies with regard to our detention operations globally.”
Congressional aides familiar with the talks spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the discussions.
Because Guantanamo is off-shore, families would not necessarily need to enter the mainland United States to reach the prison, and the visits could be staged from a neighboring country willing to allow the families to move into and out of the base.
The “high-value detainees” held at the top-security Camp 7 — including Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the self-proclaimed mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks — would almost certainly not be allowed to participate in any family-visit program. They are currently forbidden to communicate by phone or teleconference, although they can send letters to relatives.
The prospect of family visits is another tacit acknowledgment that Guantanamo is unlikely to close anytime in the near future, and it follows the creation of a review process for those detainees whom the Obama administration said it plans to hold indefinitely without trial.
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