Uncle Sam’s off-shore prison [Archives:2006/959/Letters to the Editor]

June 29 2006

Barkatullah Marwat
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Doesn't the use of the notorious Gitmo detention center for suspects connected to Al-Qaeda and the recent announcement made by the U.S. to close it down clearly indicate that its use so far have been wrong and inhuman? The United Nations repeatedly asked the U.S. to stop malicious activities such as torture in the name of fighting terrorism in vain. The credit of forcing the close of Gitmo goes to the Western press never quit pressing the unbridled Bush to close down the notorious off-shore prison

The nature of atrocities committed can be judged from the fact that two Saudi and one Yemeni recently committed suicide to escape from the prison.

Likewise, the killing of 24 innocent Iraqis in Haditha in November 2005 by the U.S. Marines was another barbaric act that came into limelight this month that can not be forgiven and forgotten so easily. A couple of weeks ago, a pregnant Iraqi woman was shot dead by the American 'peace-makers' on the way to a hospital to deliver her child.

A friend of mine asked me, “Are the U.S. Marines peace-makers or is someone else?” I replied flatly, “Excuse me, they are not peace-makers but eace-killers.”