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Montevideo, July 18th 2019 - 21:40 UTC
The detainees from Guantanamo Base in Cuba that arrived in Uruguay on Sunday as part of an agreement with the US, can leave the country whenever they wish, since they come as 'refugees', announced President Jose Mujica. Read full article
Ah yes, you can take the murdering commie bastard into grown up society but never get him to act as if he wasn’t a murdering commie bastard.
I am pleased this arsehole is no longer the president, pity he still breaths, but you can’t have everything. I wonder if one of the refugees would murder him in repayment?
As far as Cuba is concerned: as long as the Castros are in power then fuck them.
@#1, well said. Since they can leave anytime they like, I guess they will leave by ship because I don't think there is an airline that would let them on board..or maybe this will be their Hotel California... you can check out anytime you like but you can never leave..
And thus Mujica is confirmed as a lying, untrustworthy toerag. Hopefully, we can look forward to the US intercepting everything outbound from Uruguay to recapture these terrorists/criminals. Followed by a total embargo of Uruguay.
Does ChrisR represent a majority in Uruguay? If so, can we expect Mujica to be assassinated in the near future? Are chrysanthemums funeral flowers? Or should the corpse just be tipped down the nearest sewer?
I like the idea of sneaking out by ship. No real problem in stopping every ship and searching them. Probably better than trying to divert every outbound aircraft or shooting it down.
@ 3 Conqueror
“Does ChrisR represent a majority in Uruguay?”
No, it is impossible for the simple reason there are 600,000 (govt figures) on the tit by working for the government of one of the many, many government owned monopolies as god only knows how many idle ‘poor’ take the handout NOT to work.
All these turkeys are not going to vote for killing the golden goose (or in his case, the gander).
ALL of my now many friends are glad he is going, not too sure they would want him dead, they are not the hard-assed bastard that I am.
There are very negative and unsubstantiated comments being posted here. I happen to think that Mujica is on the right track. Over the last fifty years on average only the US and their sidekick Israel keep on blocking the lifting of the embargo on Cuba. If the blockade is so right why only the positive supports from these two countries? Out of the 800 or so detainees at GB only six...six...face criminal charges. So far there have been no convictions. Guys, GB was a despicable concoction by a desperate country during desperate times as simple as. That the US has also signed the 1987 UN Convention of Torture whilst being fully engaged in such torture makes the presence of GB even more despicable. I love the US and have many American friends but the blockade on Cuba and the unlawful detention centre that is GB are both wrong. The US government's morale ground in these matters should be absolute and it is not, it is reflective of its current reputation which is in tatters.....
FACTS and FIGURES
779 Total number of detainees who have been held at the Guantanamo Bay facility since September 11, 2001 attacks. 600 Of the 779 detainees, roughly 600 were released without charges, many after being detained for years. 149 Total number of detainees remaining at Guantanamo. 78 Number of the 149 detainees who the US has approved for transfer to home or third countries but remain at Guantanamo. 15 Number of children under age 18 who have been imprisoned at Guantanamo.  9 Number of Guantanamo detainees who died while in custody, six by suspected suicide. 7 Number of those convicted in the military commissions after trial or plea b
Hopefully, the last prisoner will be Obama himself.
Just for what he said about CFK, Mujica is my hero.
(He only has a few years left anyway)
It would be unfortunate if any of the detainees might have a heart attack traveling. (Perhaps a vial of prussic acid...)
@ 5 Outlawcatcher
In order to give you the benefit of the doubt before answering you, would you please answer the following questions:
1) How old are you? (I am 68);
2) What is you nationality? (I am a Brit);
3) Where do you presently reside? (I live in Uruguay);
4) Have you ever fired a military rifle?
Thank you in anticipation.
Why do you need to build a personal profile before posting a reply? Judge on what you read but if it assists you then this might help...I am not a child, my nationality is irrelevant, I live between two continents on a six months here six months there basis and you will never know how silly your question at no 4 makes you look!
OK guys, Stevie has just got himself a new tag:
After we got all the intel we could they should have turned these worthless rag heads into women then slit their stomachs and thrown them to the sharks.
We shouldn't have wasted one dime or day on them.
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