Monday, August 28, 2006

Hurricane Ernesto Reaches Cuba

Hurricane Ernesto made landfall this morning more or less right on top of the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay and the terrorist detention center there. My question, what do they do with the prisoners? The vast majority of people held there are monstrous, using every opportunity to harass and intimidate the Marine guards, including hurling feces at them. Do they all sit together in a shelter? Are left in their open air cages? Can we just put them all on a little boat and hope they sink in the bay?

UPDATE: Question answered (see page 2 of the article). The prisoners are no longer housed in open air cages, and haven't been for some time:

For the last three years, detainees have been kept in cells without windows or with a single window covered with a heavy steel hurricane shutter. The cells replaced the open steel cages where prisoners were initially held.

U.S. military personnel, except for guards and people in other critical jobs, were told to stay in their quarters until the storm passed, said Navy Lt. Cmdr. Jeffrey Gordon, a Defense Department spokesman.

My image of the open air cages persisted.

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1 comment:

DirtCrashr said...

Sounds like the perfect time for a healthy outdoor prisoner activity: Beginning Dinghy Sailing! Gotta keep 'em cuffed to the fairlead and the tiller!