Amerikas Zombiegefängnis

NEW YORK – Warum sollte man etwas ausbauen, das es gar nicht geben sollte?

Das Etwas, um das es sich handelt, ist das US-Gefängnis in Guantanamo Bay, für welches das Pentagon vor kurzem zusätzliche Mittel in Höhe von 49 Millionen US-Dollar angefordert hat. Trotz Barack Obamas Versprechen 2009 (eines der ersten als Präsident), „Gitmo“ zu schließen, haben die USA offenbar nicht die Absicht, dies in nächster Zeit zu tun. Das Einzige, was die Regierung Obama in Bezug auf Gitmo tatsächlich geschlossen hat, ist das Büro des Sondergesandten Daniel Fried, der mit der Schließung der Anlage beauftragt worden war. Das US-Außenministerium übertrug Fried Ende Januar einen neuen Aufgabenbereich; er wird nicht ersetzt werden.

Wie könnte man besser an diese Entscheidung erinnern als mit einem Bauboom im Gefängnis? Die neue Anlage, für die das Geld vorgesehen ist, wird 106 Häftlinge beherbergen (die genaue Anzahl ist ungewiss), die weder angeklagt noch vor Gericht gestellt wurden.

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