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Does Witness Against Torture Dana Brown of Ithaca NY have OFAC license?

Posted December 13, 2005 by publisher in Cuba Politics.
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Reuters

Dana Brown, of Ithaca, NY and a member of the American group “Witness Against Torture”, prays in front of banners that read “Stop the torture, close the U.S. Naval Base and free the prisoners” outside the Cuban military zone surrounding the U.S. Naval Base in Guantanamo, Cuba December 11, 2005. REUTERS/Scott Langley/Handout

 

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Member Comments

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On December 13, 2005, publisher wrote:

These people are not prisoners they are terrorists and would love to cut your throat right in front of your family.

Maybe you would like to have them released and then they can move in and live with you?

Wouldn’t the world just be a better place if all prisoners were just given a chance to be loved ???

I’m thinking of starting a group called Witness Against Stupidity!

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On December 13, 2005, Steven Mansour wrote:

“Wouldn’t the world just be a better place if all prisoners were just given a chance to be loved ???”

I would love to live in a world where the justice system is infallible, and a benevolent greater power doled out justice.

Unfortunately, we live in a world run by human beings, motivated by greed and power. Do you personally know everyone who is a prisoner in Guantanamo? Or do you just assume that they’re all dirty ragheads who work for Al-Qaeda?

Torture is easy to pontificate about for rich westerners sitting in their suburban homes… but what if it were you who was being interrogated? Or a loved one? It would be a different story then, now wouldn’t it?

“Don’t be so quick to dish out death and punishment. Some who live, deserve death. Others who have died, deserved life… can *you* give it to them?”

- guess

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On December 14, 2005, bernie wrote:

I beleive the word terrorists is being corrupted
or misused.  These prisoners did not invade another country,
in fact most of them were defending their country from
the invaders.  Now, who should be called a terrorist, the natives or the invaders.

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On December 14, 2005, bernie wrote:

I beleive the word terrorists is being misused. These
prisoners did not invade another country, in fact most
of them were defending their country from the invaders.
Now, who should be called a terrorist, the natives or
the invaders?

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On December 14, 2005, publisher wrote:

Bernie,

These terrorists don’t want to invade another country, they just want to fly planes into buildings and blow themselves up in crowded cities.

What a stupid comment Bernie. I am surprised at your comment. You have made many rational comments here before.

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On December 14, 2005, bernie wrote:

Wait a minute publisher, it has never been proven who
rammed those airplanes into the wtc. About blowing
themselves up, they are doing it their own country,
not in the us, this includes the palistines.  Just a week or two ago an airplane rammed into a Iranian bldg. did it collapse
like the wtc, no it didn’t, all it did was damage it, it did
not collapse like the wtc.  Think about it, just how many bodies were found after the wtc collapsed? Finding Atta"s
passport that was the joke of the century. Wake up publisher
you have acces to more news than I.

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On December 16, 2005, Dana Garrett wrote:

If all the prisoners held so far at Gitmo are ALL terrorists, then why has the USA returned over over half of them back to their countries and why are only 9 of them charged w/ any crime? 

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On December 18, 2005, ROLO wrote:

Beyond this healthy debate,I just want to say that Terrorism
should be confronted and defeated,but not in a terroristic way.
When the ‘Human Justice” fails,is enhancing terrorism feelings,
so we must avoid justice failure,for example,WTO is a good
example of unjustice against the have’ Not People,which are
by far the real majority on Earth ,on the ohter hand we have
to stop fanatism,no group of human should be allowed to impose
its religion and so on,that has to be stopped,with force,sacrifice,but not with torture or other indermining practices,and it seems to be that USA has committed some acts
of tortures,nowadays The American Senate has launch a proposal
to ban any torture by american personnel and the Bush administration has praise that,Cause the administration Knows
that nasty things has been done,there is no reason o whatsoever
to jailed people,four years without particular charges and then
free them and say Sorry,that is not acceptable,even taking into
consideration that they are not Prisioner of War under the
rules of Geneva Convencion over prisioner,what is very difficult to take into account,but even in this situation they
deserve a fair trial on time,in a good time,never after 4 years
that practice create resentment and it is not helpful to the
war on terror.