November 11, 2015

Senate overwhelmingly votes to keep Gitmo open

Intercept - The Senate, by a veto-proof 91-3 margin, passed a revamped defense spending bill that still contains provisions intended to prevent President Obama from closing Guantánamo Bay prison.

The bill already passed the House 370-58, also more than enough votes to override a veto, should it come to that.

Obama vetoed the bill last month, citing both funding disagreements and language intended to ban all transfers of Guantánamo prisoners to the United States, heighten the barrier to shift them overseas, and prohibit moves to specific countries.

Since then, lawmakers essentially acceded to his budget demands, cutting funding for sweetheart programs and authorizing $715 million to help Iraqi forces fight Islamic State rebels, among other changes.

But the Guantánamo provisions remain.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Cuba is merely on loan to the Cubans. Gitmo expresses deep forbidden passions of the centuries- old US slaveocracy. For the senators gitmo it their private island cult not just of torture, but shrunken heads, zombies, experiments of the utmost scientific importance.The Cubans meanwhile live in Durkeimian solidarity, betting on 2 billion years of DNA wisdom.

Sylvia Valls said...

I don´t know about the 2 million years of DNA wisdom... I do know about Cuba having been turned into the more or less priavate hacienda of the sons of a Spaniard mercenary from Galicia who fought against my independentista Oriente Province ancestors who mostly just wanted to be able to trade with the Islands close to them... which they still can´t do thanks to an illegitimate monarchy supported with the fake enmity of the US for the sake of proving to the world that communism can´t work... not that they ever had that to start with... a truly sad story, if I may say... The Cuban people have been taken for a ride thanks to the close bonds between its "heroes" and the CIA counterintelligence Mafia that rules the waves (and so much of the drug and arms trafficking throughout the world)... www.institutosimoneweil.net See in particular Mary's Mosaic... Guantánamo I look forward to seeing become the first Biorregional Emergencies outpost for the Carribbean and Atlantic Biorregion in a global united biorregions of the world. So much for the fascistic-by-nature nation-state... Autonomous municipalities we must have across all national frontiers...

Sylvia Valls said...

I don´t know about the 2 million years of DNA wisdom... I do know about Cuba having been turned into the more or less priavte hacienda of the sons of a Spaniard mercenary from Galicia who fought against my independentista Oriente Province ancestors who mostly just wanted to be able to trade with the Islands close to them... which they still can´t do thanks to an illegitimate monarchy supported with the fake enmity of the US for the sake of proving to the world that communism can´t work... not that they ever had that to start with... a truly sad story, if I may say... The Cuban people have been taken for a ride thanks to the close bonds between its "heroes" and the CIA counterintelligence Mafia that rules the waves (and the drug and arms trafficking throughout the world)... www.institutosimoneweil.net See in particular Mary's Mosaic... Guantánamo I look forward to seeing become the first Biorregional Emergencies outpost for the Carribbean and Atlantic Biorregion in a globally united biorregions of the world. So much for the fascistic-by-nature nation-state... Autonomous municipalities we must have across all national frontiers...

Sylvia Valls said...

I don´t know about the 2 million years of DNA wisdom... I do know about Cuba having been turned into the more or less priavte hacienda of the sons of a Spaniard mercenary from Galicia who fought against my independentista Oriente Province ancestors who mostly just wanted to be able to trade with the Islands close to them... which they still can´t do thanks to an illegitimate monarchy supported with the fake enmity of the US for the sake of proving to the world that communism can´t work... not that they ever had that to start with... a truly sad story, if I may say... The Cuban people have been taken for a ride thanks to the close bonds between its "heroes" and the CIA counterintelligence Mafia that rules the waves (and the drug and arms trafficking throughout the world)... www.institutosimoneweil.net See in particular Mary's Mosaic... Guantánamo I look forward to seeing become the first Biorregional Emergencies outpost for the Carribbean and Atlantic Biorregion in a globally united biorregions of the world. So much for the fascistic-by-nature nation-state... Autonomous municipalities we must have across all national frontiers...