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Monday, January 04, 2010

Discrimination on Yemen detainees

Once again American fascism shines through as congress debates whether or not to repatriate prisoners from Yemen. This is a case of blatant discrimination. A place of birth is being used to decide whether a person gets fair treatment. There is little difference shone hear than there was the Japanese during World War II. Sure there was a bombing attempt from a man from Yemen and al Qaeda may be training there. But to stop a person from being sent home because of the actions of another is discrimination pure and simple.

From The Wichita Eagle:
Transfers to Yemen draw fire
Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Some Democratic lawmakers who support closing the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, say the U.S. should reconsider whether to repatriate suspected terrorists from Yemen.
President Obama's top counterterrorism adviser, John Brennan, said Sunday the transfers will continue if the administration deems them warranted.
Six Yemenis returned last month were released after the government there determined they were not a threat, officials in Yemen told the Associated Press.
Obama has said an al-Qaida group operating in Yemen apparently was behind the plot to bring down a U.S.-bound airliner on Christmas Day.
Although Republicans have criticized the transfers to Yemen, some Democrats, including Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Dianne Feinstein of California, also have urged a halt.

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