Skip to comments.Hunger strike spreads at jail for U.S. terror suspects at Guantanamo
Posted on 09/16/2005 2:39:46 PM PDT by jmc1969
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - A hunger strike at the U.S. prison for terror suspects in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has grown to its largest point since detainees began their latest protest more than a month ago, a military official said Thursday.
The military defines someone as being on a hunger strike after they have refused nine consecutive meals. There have been at least two previous hunger strikes, but military officials said they were not able to confirm whether this was the largest.
Guantanamo officials said this latest hunger strike began Aug. 8 with 76 detainees protesting their confinement. It has since grown to more than a quarter of the approximately 500 detainees.
The detainees are accused of ties to the al-Qaida terror network or Afghanistan's ousted Taliban regime. Most have been held for more than three years without charge.
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Send the gourmet meals they're not eating to the refugees along the Gulf Coast.
When can we expect the good news that a bunch of terrorist thugs in Gitmo are toes up?
Yes! Save the taxpayers some $$ on that rice pilaf!
I just wanna watch.
Feeding these animals, it's a waste of food at the best of times.
That's a shame.
Hey, what's the news on Britney's new baby?
Probably the best thing would be to put them in hospital
under induced coma for a year or two, bring them out
periodicly say every year and see if they want to continue?
They might not like being, undead!
--treat it like Margaret Thatcher did the IRA---
they want to look slimmer when they meet their virgins, they have been down there getting fat
I heard that starving is euphoric... may visions of pork rinds dance in their heads.
About time to fire up the steelbeach bbq's, up wind of course.
I think I've finally found a prison activity I can support. (Hey, Bush's fault.) OK with me.
Cool. Let 'em starve until they are comatose, then feed them rendered bacon fat IV.
Considering that Club Gitmo guests gain an average of five pounds from the time they arrive, they're probably just fad dieting.
Thanks for saving tax dollars. Keep it up.
Trying to feal something...Is that it...nope..maybe...nope...Just don't give a d@mn.
`I want some baby-back baby-back baby-back baby-back . .' (whew!)
No no, no ribs for you Aladdin.
A very good indication that the reporter hasn't a clue. You don't charge your enemy with a violation of the law when you're at war; you kill or capture your enemy in war.
It's really amazing how entirely out of touch the vast majority of journalists are.
Gee...sure hope they are all well.
I read that their specially prepared meals were FLOW IN to Gitmo. Does anyone have more info on that factoid?
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