COVID-19: Pentagon Secrecy on Virus at Guantanamo Another Reason to Shut Offshore Prison, Democratic Senators Say | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

COVID-19: Pentagon Secrecy on Virus at Guantanamo Another Reason to Shut Offshore Prison, Democratic Senators Say

Lawmakers raised the case for closure days after the international Red Cross canceled its visit to Guantanamo Bay, citing concerns over the pandemic.

Lawmakers including Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Ed Markey (D-MA), and Ron Wyden (D-OR) denounced the Department of Defense’s response to their earlier letter, in which they demanded to know specifics regarding the government’s plan to keep Covid-19 from spreading in the facility, where a number of medically vulnerable detainees are being held indefinitely.

In addition to the prison being “inconsistent with our values” and doing nothing to keep Americans safer, the senators said Monday, the Pentagon’s lack of transparency regarding containment and mitigation methods makes it clear that Guantanamo Bay must no longer be used to detain people captured over the last two decades as part of the “War on Terror,” the majority of whom have not been charged with a crime.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would tend to suspect that the Pentagon is highly reluctant to actually document what is happening to those still not charged with a crime, but detained there; it is possible that waterboarding was only a minor part of what was done to many of them, in terms of torture, and the Pentagon does not want the US government to be "embarrassed" about what did happen to them.

The "detention without charge" is thoroughly against those values most Americans hold very dear, and should never have been allowed to happen in the first place. These people will probably rot, and die here, in order not to "besmirch" the US's "good name" by exhibiting the marks of horrific torture.

And were I a betting woman, I would almost bet that no autopsies will be performed on these detainees, when they do die.

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