Thursday, May 26, 2005

Gulag? How the hell would THEY know?

Boortz nails anti-American Amnesty International on this one:
The always reliable anti-American organization known as Amnesty International got into the United States-bashing act yesterday. They made a statement that is quite a gem. They came right out and accused us of running a gulag at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Really....they don't say.

First off...let's take a look at the definition of a gulag. Gulag refers to the system of camps run by the Soviet Union between 1930 and 1955 in which millions of people died. The gulags held political prisoners in brutal conditions. Now let's see how that compares to things down in Cuba. The U.S. is holding 540 Islamic terrorists prisoner. They are illegal combatants and not entitled to Geneva conventions protection. They were taken prisoner while trying to kill us. Not political prisoners in the least. They are being held with cause.

And why is Amnesty all hot and bothered about it anyway? What about the forced labor gulags in North Korea? Castro's Cuba? Why are they more worried about our little prison in Guantanamo Bay? The answer is because they are an anti-American organization and their goal is always to make America look as bad as possible. Always blame America first.

By the way, it's interesting to note the Associated Press' discussion of the gulags in the Soviet Union, where as they say "untold thousands" died. Still covering for Uncle Joe, I see. Conservative estimates put the dead from Stalin's camps at more like 20 million.

540 vs. 20 million. You be the judge.
You'd figure that while they were there at Cuba checking out those poor al Qaeda and exhaulted Taliban (revered by a recent visitor here), they'd stroll over to Havana to see some real human suffering. I know, the human suffering there isn't the fault of failed socialist's the cruel American blockade.