In another slap to other branches of government, the Biden administration skipped the Guantanamo Bay hearing…
Closing the controversial facility has been on the agenda for some time now, as a number of Presidential candidates have promised to shut it down, but to no avail.
This leads me to question the intentions behind this….
Are they simply neglecting to do something they should have, or are the motives more sinister?
In plain English: are they trying to keep this facility open so that they can throw Americans in there, as their war on terror becomes unfeasible overseas, it may come home and upon all of us…
If the last two years have shown me anything it’s not to rule anything out.
Here’s more on the story:
ISNA, as a founding member of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (@NRCATtweets), participated in a vigil today alongside allies in DC, during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on closing Guantanamo Bay.
…#CloseGuantanamo #ShutItDown #HumanRights pic.twitter.com/Lj5vyn9S18
— ISNA (@ISNAHQ) December 7, 2021
The Epoch Times reports:
At the Dec. 7 hearing, the committee chair criticized officials for not responding to his letters and for declining to attend the hearing.
“I’m disappointed that the president and attorney general have yet to respond to my letters,” Durbin said. “And I’m disappointed that the administration declined to send a witness to testify at today’s hearing on how they are working to close Guantanamo.”
LIVE : Human Rights attorney @PradhanAlka's play-by-play account on the Senate Judiciary Committee's (chaired by @SenatorDurbin ) oversight hearing on Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp. https://t.co/MDzInnIvn9
— Priscilla Galstaun🕯 (@PrisGalstaun) December 7, 2021
A prior report from NBC revealed:
The Biden administration is advertising for a new contract to operate a migrant detention facility at the U.S. naval base at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, with a requirement that some of the guards speak Spanish and Haitian Creole, according to government records.
A little-known immigrant holding facility on the base has a capacity of 120 people, the records say, and it “will have an estimated daily population of 20 people.”