The Uighurs

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  1. OldRegular

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    Pacific island of Palau agrees to take Uighur Muslims from Guantánamo Bay

    Tim Reid in Washington

    The odyssey of 17 Muslims from China, allegedly captured by Pakistani bounty hunters eight years ago and shipped off to Guantánamo, is heading for the South Pacific after the Government of Palau agreed to provide the detainees with new homes.

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    The tiny Pacific island nation of Palau stepped into the breach yesterday, agreeing to take in the Uighurs. They will be flown nearly 9,500 miles to the Pacific archipelago famous for its fishing and diving, and with a population of 21,000.

    “I am honoured and proud that the United States has asked Palau to assist with such a critical task,” its President, Johnson Toribiong, declared. A former US trust territory, Palau has retained close ties with the US since independence in 1994 and has received $450 million in aid since then from Washington.

    “This is but a small thing we can do to thank our best friend and ally for all it has done for Palau,” Mr Toribiong added. What may have helped the deal was an extra $200 million (£125 million) in “development and budget” aid from Washington — nearly $10,000 per Palau inhabitant, or more than $11.8 million per Uighur — but Mr Toribiong did not mention that.

    A senior US Administration official said that the additional aid was not tied to Palau’s decision to accept the Uighurs but was part of a separate aid package under negotiation. Pentagon officials were more blunt, calling it a “pay-off”.

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    In the midst of a recession "bo" wastes $200 million dollars. Why not send them back to China for free?
     
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    Obama paid Bermuda to slip 4 of them in there at night. The citizens of Bermuda weren't asked about that decision, though. But the authorities in Bermuda were more than glad to take the millions of dollars of our tax money Obama threw at them.

    These "terrorists" are now living on a beachfront cottage with a great view, being fed, clothed and cared for by some sort of "minder" and were interviewed by FNC. These 4 seem like nice chaps. They are free to become citizens of Bermuda and travel anywhere in the world. They are not under any kind of custody, not under arrest for anything, have no monitoring bracelets of any kind - they are free. They even chatted about opening up a restaurant serving their native cuisine. Nice chaps.

    Surely it was a dreadful mistake they were picked up at Tora Bora when bin Laden escaped from there in 2001. These young me deny knowing anything about al Qaeda or bin Laden. They never wished harm towards the United States and never attended any training camps. We really goofed by picking them up in Tora Bora and they must have been abused at that terrible Gitmo place, yet, after all these years in custody they are well rounded, well fed, good teeth, good health, and one spoke fairly good English, too! Go figure. Must have been a terrible goof up of our intelligence and military.

    Living a life of a terrorist seems to pay off pretty well.
     
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    At this point, Bin Laden may turn himself in... Thank about it an island paradise with beautiful women.. .

    Maybe this is Obama's tactic to catching Bin Laden...

    come, "I'll make you an offer you can't refuse"...
     
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    Just another clue that obama believes he has the power to do whatever he wishes, and there is no one to stop him. It looks as if he is well on his way to establishing his vision of a totalitarian government in this country. He has already established Government Motors Corp., Government Insurance Mega-corp., Government Banking and Finance Corp., and seems to be heading to building the nanny state in all its wonders. Just think, we will soon be driving in two-seater cars, enjoying the pleasures of Government endorsed suicide and its successor euthanasia, unrestricted baby killing, government by the UN and on and on. Enjoy what little freedom we have left, it may soon be gone.
     
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    I almost wish I could get exiled to Palau or Bermuda. Its sounds like those guys got it easy being sent to a tropical paradise.
     
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    Personally, I believe the greater likelihood is that Osama has already gone on to his beach in whatever 'heaven' he had waiting for him. A man dependant on dialysis doesn't make it very long in dessert and unhygienic conditions and on the move. What we have is 'a face' to an 'enemy' which is necessary to keep the war and all its aims going and growing. He (Osama) is the "Paris Hilton" media celebrity for this war.

    I hope the bargain was worth it for the folks in Palau. I'd hate to consisder that a rich nation might take advantage of a poor nation's need to manipulate a crime upon its own peoples.
     
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    wonder if he'll give me millions of dollars to live in a tropical place, on the beach, all my needs and wants met?
     
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    If they had been returned to China, as they should have been, we would have had fewer Islamic terrorists to deal with!
     
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    Bad joke: They are going to open a restaurant. Should they name it "Waterboard Cafe?" :laugh: Get it, seaside, water, etc., lol.


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    One wonders if there are any restrictions on travel for these people. It is for certain they will not show up in China unless they come in the back door.
     
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    Now the Uighurs don't want to go to Palau. I say send them back to China!
     

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