Last night we were watching 24 series 4. It struck me as to how freely they torture people. I started wondering if Americans really do torture people like that. And then Guantanamo Bay sprung to mind. So the answer is clearly a yes. Among other things Guantanamo Bay could have been and may still be the site of mass systematic torture sanctioned by the US government and the people who vote them into power. Large chunks of the rest of the world may also be able to be held guilty, simply because of their silence and tolerance of what the USA is doing.
So what can we do? Start boycotting American made products, politics and sporting events? Maybe! But we also need not forget the fact that the USA is apparently the world’s largest donor of aid. Do we really want to stop the millions of dollars they pour into Aids projects, Africa etc? But does their money buy them freedom from human rights? And why do they refuse to be part of world bodies that can hold them accountable such as the International Criminal Court.
You need to note that this picture is not anti-American it is anti- the illegal imprisonment without trial and the possible systematic torture of hundreds of humans at the American military base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
And now it is time for me to go decorate the Christmas tree.