Trump Just Signed an Executive Order to Keep Guantanamo Bay Open

By Jason Ditz

President Trump has signed an executive order that is intended to reverse President Obama’s intentions to close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay. Details are still emerging, but a leaked cable suggests this plan was in the offing for awhile.

Trump has been clear time and again that he wants to keep Guantanamo Bay open, and that he’d like to fill it up with new detainees. The cable told diplomats to assure worried nations that there are as yet no specific plans to add to detainees yet, though President Trump insisted during the State of the Union that he intended to put terrorists there.

The Pentagon is expected to have to spend in the neighborhood of a half of a billion dollars trying to get construction plans in place to keep the facility viable, as it was expected to have been closed long ago.

Officials have yet to comment on the matter, and it’s unclear when they intend to make any public statement on the future of the facility. It clearly doesn’t make much sense to keep the site open if new detainees aren’t anticipated, but admitted as much is likely to be politically risky, given the site’s history of abuse.

By Jason Ditz / Republished with permission / ANTIWAR.COM / Report a typo

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3 Comments on "Trump Just Signed an Executive Order to Keep Guantanamo Bay Open"

  1. This Bull Rocks | January 31, 2018 at 9:23 pm | Reply

    hopefully all the traitors in the gov’t will be going there – no need to upgrade the living conditions – just the security – Obama never intended to close it – just another ploy for his followers to get sucked in

  2. Michael Lusher | February 1, 2018 at 12:56 am | Reply

    This is easily explained – as the SWAMP is cleared the Criminals need to be held pending prosecution and this is a good place because it is very secure.

  3. When you get past all the pompoms, it’s still business as usual.

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