“The American people don’t want these detainees held at a military base or federal prison in their back yard” Republican Senator John Thune said
The Senate voted yesterday against granting the $80 million requested by President Obama to close the detention center at Guantánamo Bay and to bar the transfer of detainees to the United States and its territories. Is there no alternative to Guantanamo?
Just give us the aid please
Last week we had a debate about whether some countries are deaf to world opinion. Despite many pleas by the international community, the Sri Lankan government ignored calls for a ceasefire and went ahead with its offensive against the Tamil Tigers which ended in the victory of the Sri Lankan government at last. The conflict however left millions displaced and in need of humanitarian aid. Is that what the international community should be focusing on?
Instead of getting into other countries’ internal affairs and trying to fix them should we just give humanitarian aid? In this article Adrian Hamilton argues that not on any incident be it Drafur, Zimbabwe, Somalia, Tibet or Burma has outside pressure worked. Do the people of these countries need our political intervention or just our aid?
New York Bomb Plot
We have yet to discuss this for a question. Four men were arrested late yesterday over alleged plots to attack targets in New York.The four , all American Muslims, planned to blow up synagogues and use Stinger missiles to bring down military planes.