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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 05:56 PM
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Guantanamo Hunger Strikers Say Feeding Tubes Employed as Punishment
Guantanamo Hunger Strikers Say Feeding Tubes Employed as Punishment

By Ben Fox Associated Press Writer

Published: Oct 19, 2005

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Prisoners on hunger strike at the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay say troops force-fed them with dirty feeding tubes that have been violently inserted and withdrawn as punishment, according to declassified notes released by defense attorneys Wednesday.

The repeated removal and insertion of the tubes has caused striking prisoners to vomit "substantial amounts of blood," and to experience intense pain that they have equated with torture, the lawyers reported to a federal judge after visiting their clients at the U.S. base in eastern Cuba.

Prisoners said they were taunted by troops who said the treatment was intended to persuade them to end the hunger strike that began Aug. 9, the lawyers wrote in affidavits filed as part of a lawsuit seeking greater access to inmates at the high-security jail for terror suspects.

Yousef al Shehri, 21, of Saudi Arabia, told his lawyers that guards removed a nasal feeding tube from one prisoner and reinserted it into another without cleaning it first.
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http://ap.tbo.com/ap/breaking/MGB2O4M40FE.html
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ayeshahaqqiqa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 05:58 PM
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1. This is sick!
And since Bushco has basically condoned anything that goes on at Gitmo, I fear it is probably accurate.
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LonelyLRLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 06:00 PM
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2. Bush needs the same done to him - outrageous
I have been with people in the hospital who have had tubes of various kinds, and it is no fun even when done gently and properly maintained.

I have no doubt this story has truth to it.
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LeftCoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 06:05 PM
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3. I wonder how many Gitmo prisoners have died because of this?
NG tubes must ALWAYS be x-rayed after insertion to make sure that they haven't gone into the lungs. You can drown someone in their food very easily. What's described in this article would be medical malpractice and any nurse or doctor who is involved in this could and should lose their license.
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NanceGreggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 06:11 PM
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4. Lose their license ...
... not only as medical practitioners, but as HUMAN BEINGS!!!!
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LeftCoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 06:34 PM
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5. Of course, nothing will happen to them unless they rank below Lt.
and then happen to be stupid enough to take pictures of themselves while they do it...
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 07:48 PM
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6. Republicans are enthralled by homo-erotic imagery
Edited on Wed Oct-19-05 07:49 PM by IanDB1
They not only adore phrases like, "shoving the homosexual agenda down our throats," but they themselves literally enjoy shoving things down people's throats!

Terry Schiavo... hunger-striking concentration camp inmates...

And look at the forced naked pyramids...

And the nasty note someone left on my car that included the phrase, "Fuck your liberal ass..."

Republicans just love to think about sodomy. Especially gay sodomy.

To a Republican, penises are memes permanently monopolizing most of their brains' processing power.

"That's a funny TV commercial with a dancing gecko. I wonder if it has a penis..."

"That woman is brain-dead. I want to insert a semi-rigid tube down her throat."

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CountAllVotes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 12:31 AM
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7. sadistic torture
The new mantra of the BFEE!

:argh: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:kick:
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