Human Rights Violations At Guantanamo Bay

September 24th, 2012

The treatment of prisoners at Guantanamo bay is in much debate today. Accusations from prisoners being denied their basic human rights, to without a trial for long periods of time, reports of prisoner abuse and unauthorized torture of detainees. Officials say that is not the case and any incidents of this is handled on a case by case review.

Officials say that any detainees held for long periods of time are slowly getting released and Read the rest of this entry »

Supreme Court Decisions Regarding Guantanamo Bay

September 21st, 2012

Last week a U.S. District Court Judge Royce Lamberth told the military as well as the Presidency they have no say when it comes to the way that defense attorneys operate at Guantanamo. The holding facility takes up about 45 square miles of Cuba and currently has a population of approximately 165 prisoners.

Judge Royce Lamberth makes the ruling shortly before Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, goes to trial. Khalid is accused of being the mastermind behind the 9/11 attack in 2001. President Orack Obama swore to close Guantanamo after elected, Read the rest of this entry »

The United Nations Versus The United States

September 20th, 2012

Over the past few months, questions have been arising as to whether or not a global arms treaty discussed at the UN global conference in New York city would in fact infringe upon the Second Amendment rights of United States citizens. In what many gun supporters are calling the United States versus the United Nations, a lot is left to question regarding this issue.

While many conservative Americans, especially those who are supporters of Fox News Network, consider this to be a direct attack on their personal gun ownership Read the rest of this entry »

US Presidential Decrees Regarding Guantanamo Bay

September 18th, 2012

The name Guantanamo Bay can incite different feelings in people depending upon their views about United States Policy. However, few individuals can deny the controversy surrounding this detention center. Some see it as a monument to the war on terrorism. Others see it in direct contradiction of America’s stand on human rights. The actions that have taken place within its walls can be traced to two Presidential Decrees changing the status of prisoners and redefining the meaning of Read the rest of this entry »

A Brief History Of Guantanamo Bay

September 15th, 2012

Guantanamo Bay is the oldest US naval base outside of the United States. It is also the only Us naval base in a communist country. The base has been a part of the navy since 1903 when it was leased from the Cuban government. A lease that was renewed in 1934 and essentially made permanent when a provision was added that stated both countries have to agree to eliminate the base for the contract to be voided. Read the rest of this entry »