[quote]Originally posted by mpw_amherst:
<strong>Ok, I've read some your points about the war on terrorism and it disturbs me that many American (and some European) readers have missed the point .
First, the prisoners in Cuba.
1. The outside world has yet to see any evidence that these people are guilty of anything.
2. George Bush cannot say that we ae fighting a war on terrorism, take prisoners and then say that they are not POW.
3. As one poster has already said, this is a war about western values. America, by ignoring the human rights of these prisoners is gifting Al Quaeda more fuel for their anti-America/West protests.</strong><hr></blockquote>
" target="_blank">Europeans Tossing Terror Suspects Out the Door</a>
By Peter Finn
Washington Post Foreign Service
Tuesday, January 29, 2002; Page A01
[quote]KARLSTAD, Sweden - On the afternoon of Dec. 18, Ahmed Hussein Agaiza, 39, an Egyptian dissident living in Sweden, set out on foot for a language class, unaware that an Egyptian government airplane had landed in the Swedish capital to take him home against his will. Near the school, Swedish police grabbed Agaiza, who had been sentenced in absentia in Egypt to 25 years of hard labor on charges of taking part in an armed attack on the Egyptian Embassy in Pakistan.
A few hours later in Stockholm, Muhammad Zari, another Egyptian asylum-seeker facing years in prison in his home country on charges of belonging to an Islamic terrorist group, was on the phone with his attorney, Kjell Jonsson. The attorney heard a strange voice on the other end say "hang up," and the line suddenly went dead.
At about the same time, Agaiza's wife, Hanan Khaleq, called a local office of Amnesty International to say that a Swedish police officer had come to their home to pick up medicine for her husband's peptic ulcer. What was going on? Khaleq was frantic: Could the government be planning to send him back to Egypt? That's not possible, came the reply.
This, after all, was Sweden, a country with a long tradition of sheltering political refugees, even those accused of terrorist acts in their home countries. But in fact, Agaiza and Zari had already been put aboard the waiting plane, and by early the next morning they were back in Egypt, the country they had fled 10 years earlier. Both men deny the terrorism charges.
Even as European governments criticize the United States for its treatment of Taliban and al Qaeda prisoners at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, they are showing new willingness to expel terror suspects to countries that were previously shunned because of records of torture and execution...<hr></blockquote>
Huh. How about that?
[ 01-29-2002: Message edited by: roger_ramjet ]</p>