U.S. Military Cuts Guantanamo Bay Wi-Fi After Alleged Threat by Anonymous
May 21, 2013 11:00 AM
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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
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.
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RE: Don't get it
5/22/2013 10:32:00 AM
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
5/23/2013 4:03:00 AM
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
5/23/2013 1:24:26 PM
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.
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