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Anonymous launched a global online protest to mark the 100th day of the hunger strike by Guantanamo Bay prisoners

The Guantanamo Bay detention camp is losing all access to wireless internet and social networks due to hacking threats

U.S. military officials have blocked access to wireless internet and social networks like Facebook and Twitter at Guantanamo Bay because it fears that international hacking group Anonymous will launch an attack to disrupt services at the naval base.

Anonymous launched a global online protest to mark the 100th day of the hunger strike by Guantanamo Bay prisoners. The detainees have been protesting their living conditions and indefinite detention at the base. 

About 103 of the 166 prisoners are on strike.


The U.S. military said it has been receiving online hacking threats amid the hunger strike, which were allegedly from Anonymous. 

The hunger strike has captured a lot of attention on networks like Twitter and Facebook. Many, including human rights activist groups, are calling for the closure of Guantanamo Bay.

The Guantanamo Bay detention camp is a prison and interrogation facility placed within the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba. It is ran by the U.S. military, and was established in 2002 by the Bush Administration to hold those connected with the Global War on Terror including Afghanistan, Iraq, the Horn of Africa and Southeast Asia.

Sources: RT, Associated Press



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RE: Don't get it
By boeush on 5/22/2013 2:35:43 AM , Rating: 4
Stalin would be proud of you, Comrade.


RE: Don't get it
By DrApop on 5/22/2013 10:32:00 AM , Rating: 2
I agree with the Stalin comment. Wait until we get into a some war and US military get captured and they start executing after all information has been secured and the prisoners are no longer of value.

We seem to have forgotten that what goes around, comes around. It'll be hard to complain when we do the same thing....but I'm sure there will be plenty who try.


RE: Don't get it
By Captain Orgazmo on 5/23/2013 4:03:00 AM , Rating: 3
Remind me of the time that Jihadis respected any of the conventions governing war or treatment of prisoners.

Muslim treatment of prisoners, American or otherwise, usually involves shortening said prisoners by a head or so while shouting Allahu Akbar into a camera, then dragging the bodies through the street.

But you're right, a trial and execution just doesn't cut it. Gibetting may be more effective for sending the right message.


RE: Don't get it
By DT_Reader on 5/23/2013 1:24:26 PM , Rating: 2
I remember such a time. Back in the 1980s they were kidnapping people left and right and holding them for ransom. Some were executed, but most were eventually released. The practice stopped when state-sponsored terrorism rose to the level it "enjoys" today, so that the terrorists no longer need to kidnap foreigners for money.


RE: Don't get it
By Ammohunt on 5/24/2013 12:29:26 PM , Rating: 3
if you don't know the difference between a enemy combatant and a political prisoner then i can't help you. Quit with the moral equivalency game.


RE: Don't get it
By boeush on 5/24/2013 7:46:42 PM , Rating: 2
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if you don't know the difference between a enemy combatant and a political prisoner then i can't help you. Quit with the moral equivalency game.
Until an alleged "enemy combatant" is proven to be such , they are nothing less or more than a political prisoner.

Quit the ASSumption game.


RE: Don't get it
By Ammohunt on 5/24/2013 11:09:12 PM , Rating: 2
Know what a POW is? Ok good! Know what a POW is when their isn't a singular government entity behind a captured soldier? yeah that's right they are called enemy combatants. This is what Obama calls a teachable moment..you are welcome.


RE: Don't get it
By boeush on 5/28/2013 5:22:13 PM , Rating: 2
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Know what a POW is when their isn't a singular government entity behind a captured soldier ?
Yet another ASSumption.

Who says they are all soldiers, or were captured as such? For all you or I know, most if not all of them were yanked out of bed in the wee hours of the morning, and spirited away by armed thugs (oh sorry, CIA agents.)
quote:
yeah that's right they are called enemy combatants
So if I kidnap you and lock you up for the rest of your natural life, without trial or any habeas corpus rights, all I have to do is call you an enemy combatant, and that makes everything a-OK?
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This is what Obama calls a teachable moment..you are welcome.
Oh yes indeed, you're 'teaching' me a lot about your sad state of mind... not to mention your pathetic lack of appreciation for the core principles upon which your nation is supposedly constructed.


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