The Nation Defence Authorization Act (NDAA) would allow indefinite detention of US citizens who have committed no crime, but are alleged to possess an ideology that might dispose them to commit acts of “terrorism”
And, the definition of terrorism has expanded __ casting a widening net that ensures more and more people are captured in its snare.
The NDAA law has been applied to the 166 “detainees” in Guantanamo Bay (Gitmo Prison) who have spent 11yrs in that prison without being charged with a crime, nor have they been given a trial. American citizens will inevitably experience the same harsh and brutal treatment. Ain’t America great! NOT!!!
RT News Mar.24/13 Posted Mar.26, 2013
Lt. Col Barry Wingard, a US military attorney who advocates for Guantanamo Bay detainees made the following:
“Well I’m here to tell you that after 11-and-a-half years, these men that live in animal cages in America’s offshore prison in Guantanamo Bay, they ask for justice. They’ve been there 11-and-a-half years.”
Ninety per cent of them have no charges [against them]. I can tell you having looked at my clients’ cases, they will never get a trial based upon the evidence that is against them, so if their home countries are not willing to intervene and do something, I don’t see it coming from Washington.
“Washington seems to take the position that we don’t have time to deal with these 166 condemned men in our offshore prison.”
“I’m here to look at the facts and tell you that I’ve reviewed these cases and these guys will never get trials. If they’re never getting trials, then we have to go by what the president said in March 2011.”
“Obama said indefinite detention will be implemented in Guantanamo Bay and will be the law of the United States. Forty-eight men will be condemned to die never being given a trial or given an opportunity to defend themselves.”
“The United States acknowledges that they’ve committed no crime, yet we still continue to house them in a penal colony in Guantanamo Bay. Imagine if the situation was reversed and the US had 166 citizens held in some other country’s offshore prison.”
“They are essentially dead men who just happen to breathe.”
Full article and vid here: http://rt.com/op-edge/guantanamo-bay-hunger-strike-732/