أميركا والسِجن الميت الحي

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الشيء المقصود هنا هو السجن الأميركي في خليج جوانتانامو، والذي طلبت له وزارة الدفاع مؤخراً تمويلاً إضافياً قدره 49 مليون دولار. وعلى الرغم من الوعد الذي بذله باراك أوباما في عام 2009 بإغلاق معتقل جوانتانامو ــ وكان واحداً من أوائل وعوده كرئيس ــ فمن الواضح أن الولايات المتحدة ليست لديها أي نية للقيام بهذا في أي وقت قريب. الواقع أن الشيء الوحيد المتعلق بمعتقل جوانتانامو والذي أغلقته إدارة أوباما هو مكتب المبعوث الخاص دانييل فرايد الذي كان مكلفاً بإغلاق المعتقل. فقد أعادت وزارة الخارجية الأميركية تكليف فرايد بمهمة أخرى في يناير/كانون الثاني الماضي، ولم يحل محله أحد.

وهل هناك ما هو أفضل لتخليد ذكرى ذلك القرار من طفرة البناء الأخيرة في المعتقل؟ من المقرر أن تؤوي المنشأة الجديدة التي طُلِبَت الأموال من أجلها 106 سجين (العدد الدقيق غير مؤكد) والذين لم يحاكموا ولم يوجه إليهم أي اتهام.

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