The War Between The Civilized And Barbaric World

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“President Bush described his holy war against the so-called terrorism as a war between the civilized and barbaric world. But his government committed more barbaric acts than the terrorists themselves. I can name tons of war crimes that Bush’s government is involved in.” (Mohamedou Ould Slahi, pg 46) Mohamedou Ould Slahi said this when he was in the Guantanamo Bay Camps. His tragic experience was later written and published as the novel known as Guantánamo Diary. The issue of Guantanamo Bay is a complex one. What it is about is the United States violated the human rights of the people taken into the camps. They took them in, held them prisoners, and tortured them. (Wikipedia, Guantanamo Bay detention camp, par 1) This is a violation of…show more content…
(Wikipedia, Guantanamo Bay detention camp, par 2) The Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp was created to detain dangerous people and to interrogate detainees in the best environment. (Wikipedia, Guantanamo Bay detention camp, par 1) The detainees were also tortured, which is a violation of Article 5 of the UDHR. Another purpose of these camps is to prosecute war criminals. (Wikipedia, Guantanamo Bay detention camp, par 1) The Identities of the individuals were imprisoned were kept in secret. (Wikipedia, Guantanamo Bay detention camp, par 2) The Guantanamo Bay Detention camp was operated by the Joint Task Force Guantanamo (JTF-GTMO) of the United States. (Wikipedia, Guantanamo Bay detention camp, par 2) Although the detainees were abused and tortured, the Bush Administration denied it. (Wikipedia, Guantanamo Bay detention camp, par 3) In January 22 2009, President Barack Obama requested to suspend the Guantanamo military commission for one hundred and twenty days and to shut down the detention facility that year. (Wikipedia, Guantanamo Bay detention camp, par 5) There were variety of detention camps with different purposes. The camps were Camp One, Camp Two, Camp Three, Camp Four, Camp Five, Camp Five Echo, Camp Six, Camp seven, Camp Delta, Camp No, Camp Echo, Camp Iguana, camp x-ray. (Wikipedia, Camp Delta(Guantanamo bay)) The camp known as is a Camp Delta, a 612 - unit detention
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