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Mika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-05-07 07:07 PM
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Cubans oblivious to terror at Gitmo
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Cubans oblivious to terror at Gitmo
GUANTANAMO, Cuba: As international prisoners in the US "war on terror" languish at its naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cubans living nearby are completely unaware of what goes on inside the base.

Some younger Cubans in the town of Guantanamo yearn for the music, clothes and gadgets of the United States, but the older generation is staunch supporters of ailing President Fidel Castro, and life goes on as if the base didn't exist.


In early 2002, Gen. Raul Castro, Cuba's Defense Minister and now acting president for his ailing brother, told reporters Cuba and the United States had no differences in the war on terrorism, as he looked at the base through binoculars.

"If a prisoner manages to escape ... he will be captured and returned to the Americans," Raul Castro said. That stance changed in 2003 after accusations of torture employed at the base and in prisons in Iraq. Fidel Castro denounced it as a "concentration camp." On Jan 11, Cuba allowed US "peace mom" Cindy Sheehan and relatives of detainees to march to the fence to demand its closure.

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