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GUEST,Branno BS: Gitmo Prison here to stay? (118* d) RE: BS: Gitmo Prison here to stay? 13 Jul 12


@pdq... A typically (arrogant?) American point of view. Rescue? RESCUE??? The USA does NOT pay the rent, does NOT ratify international treaties or accords (which according to your constitution should become the Law of the Land) and continues to use its power of veto in the UN like a bludgeon where Palestinians or Cubans are involved, to avoid annoying Israel.
And incidentally, how have you treated the Cubans for the last 50 years? Or the Nicaraguans? Haitians? Iraqis, Afghans... a very long list of peoples you 'help' is it not?

How about closer to home, say, Hopis or Lakotas or other First Nation people? Do you still assist the Vietnamese and Laotians? (too many of whom STILL die from or are maimed by 'Made in USA' bombs as you must be aware = La La Clinton smiled at one just the other day).
Try rescuing yourselves. "Cops of the world"? Bah humbug!

@Don Firth...I suggest you consult both your maps and your history texts, with special reference to US 'aquisitions' in the late 19th century (1903 in the case of your beloved 'Gitmo' as, yes indeed, a 'coaling station').
Diego Garcia ring a bell? How about The Philipines? Whence comes your Nazional Anthem? The false-flag war in Cuba! The Marine Hymn? Why it was Libya!

We don't hate you down here (yes 'Downunder' way down here, just south of Hobart Town, next stop Mcquarie Island, can be found in any high-school atlas) but we sure don't like your Empire of exceptionalism (could that be also exemptionalism?) and "manifest destiny".

So much good in your culture, and yet...

Pax


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