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Petition | President Obama: Close Detention Facility at Guantanamo Bay | Change.org
07 May 2013
Petitioning President Obama
President Obama: Close Detention Facility at Guantanamo Bay
Written By: Morris Davis
I served 25 years in the US Air Force, I was the Chief Prosecutor for the Terrorism Trials at Guantanamo Bay for more than two years, and now I need your help.
I personally charged Osama Bin Laden’s driver Salim Hamdan, Australian anathema David Hicks, and Canadian teen Omar Khadr. All three were convicted … and then they were released from Guantanamo. More than 160 men who have never been charged with any offense, much less convicted of a war crime, remain at Guantanamo with no end in sight. There is something fundamentally wrong with a system where not being charged with a war crime keeps you locked away indefinitely and a war crime conviction is your ticket home.
Webview : Crisis At Guantanamo - May 10
07 May 2013
From: Center on National Security at Forham Law
Crisis at Guantanamo:
Will the Prison Ever Close?
Join Carol Rosenberg, David H. Remes, Dr. Gerald E. Thomson, and Karen Greenberg for a discussion about current conditions at Guantanamo and the feasibility of closing down the prison.
Guantanamo Bay prison is in crisis. At least 100 inmates, many of whom have been cleared for release, are participating in a hunger strike to protest years of detention without charges. Prison officials have resorted to force-feeding prisoners, a practice that many medical and human rights experts claim is inhumane and illegal. Some prisoners may be close to death. At a press conference on Tuesday, President Obama criticized the prison and vowed to renew efforts to close it.
Friday, May 10th, 12pm - 1:30pm (lunch served)
Fordham University at Lincoln Center
12th Floor Lounge, Lowenstein Building
113 West 60th Street, NYC
Important 60 Minutes Piece for TBI patients
06 May 2013
Veterans and their families need to watch this.
Thank you to the numerous vets who sent the link.
I just sent a thanks to David Martin at 60 Minutes.
Mr. Arnold Fisher deserves a standing ovation and eternal gratitude for his efforts and inspiration.
Fraud Surrounding MIA Green Beret John Hartley Robertson
06 May 2013
Many people contacted me in regard to a documentary movie about an American Green Beret, missing some 44 years. They wanted to know if this story is true.
Unfortunately, this is another fraud, shamelessly pulling on the heartstrings of the many good people who want it to be true.
Conspiracy theorists of course will blame this on the government. Our government deserves blame for many things, but frankly, it strains even my imagination that any recent US administration would attempt to cover up this case. President Clinton would have had every reason to run it up the flag pole, as would have Bush and now Obama.
US Border Security - Immigration, Crime, and Terrorism
19 April 2013
Written by: General Barry McCaffrey, USA (Ret.)
Below is both the Statememt for the Record and the PDF presentation from General Barry McCaffrey, USA (Ret.)
FBR Report: Attacks Continue as the Burma Army Maneuvers in Kachin State
Kachin State, Burma
13 April 2013
Written by: Free Burma Rangers
Below is a list of Burma Army activities in Kachin State and Northern Shan State in April, including attacks, troop movements and resupply operations.
11 April 2013
•Burma Army Infantry Battalion (IB) 50 with 1 bulldozer finished repairing the road from Byeng Wai to Mazup Pa in Mansi Township, which is in the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) 3rd Brigade, 27th Battalion’s area of operation.
•In territory of KIA 1st Battalion, under 3rd Brigade area in Mansi Township, 20 Burma Army troops were sent to Manje to reinforce IB 240 which arrived earlier. A combined force from IB 69 and IB 240 arrived near Pying Kadu where fighting previously took place between the Kachin Independence Organization’s (KIO) civilian militia forces, called MKM and MHH, and the Burma Army. The fighting occurred on April 10, 2013, between 9:25 and 10:30 AM.
•In the operating area of KIA 17th Battalion under 4th Brigade in Kuthkai Township, Northern Shan State, approximately 80 Burma Army troops arrived at Nam Yi, about 100 troops arrived at Pang Palu, about 50 troops arrived at Sin Jai beyond Bang Hkam, and about 40 troops arrived at Man Kang. All troops are from IB 145 and Light Infantry Battalion (LIB) 323.
•In territory controlled by KIA 36th and 38th Battalions under 4th Brigade area in Muse Township, Northern Shan State, a combined force of about 100 troops from IB 242 and LIB 568 continued military operations near Ba Hpang.
•In territory under the control of KIA 5th Battalion, 2nd Brigade in Shwegu Township, Kachin State, Burma Army IB 93 and LIB 309 troops are building security camps along Chyaut Gyi, Shwe Nying Chan and Si Sat. They were previously providing security at Pang Hkawn Yang to transport rations and ammunition.
•In territory under the control of KIA 6th Battalion, 2nd Brigade, Hpakant Township, Kachin State, about 50 Burma Army troops from LIB 347 made attacks around Pang Hka.
•In territory under the control of KIA Battalion 11, Brigade 2 in Myitkyina Township, IB 347 troops made attacks at Tang Hpre and nearby places.
•IB 74 troops carried out military operations along the railroad – Sa Maw and Tawng Ni in Mogoung Township, Kachin State.
FBR Report: The Burning of Karenni Camp 2 And Relief Efforts
13 April, 2013
Karenni State, Burma
Written By: Free Burma Rangers
On Friday afternoon, 22 March, a fire devastated the Mae Surin Refugee Camp, home to more than 3,605 people. The deadly fire killed 39 people and left 2300 homeless. The response of people wanting to help has been swift. Thank you for part in this and for the help for these Karenni families. Here is an update and photos of the situation and a thank you for all who helped. This report is written by the team we sent to help.
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