Saturday, May 4, 2013

PHOTO: Guantanamo Feeding Chair

MoJo writes:
For more than two weeks, 100 detainees at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba have been on hunger strike to protest conditions at the prison and their indefinite confinement. First denied and downplayed by the military, the strike has now become a full-blown emergency, as the Huffington Post's Ryan J. Reilly reports: 
Twenty-three detainees are currently being force-fed. At least twice a day, guards in riot gear tie each detainee to a chair or bed, and medical personnel force a tube up his nose and down his throat, and pump a can of Ensure or other dietary supplement into his stomach. There are so many detainees being force-fed that Guantanamo's medical personnel are working around the clock to keep up with the demand, and approximately 40 additional medical personnel just arrived in Guantanamo to help deal with the growing crisis.


  1. More torture by an out of control government. Obama can close Gitmo if he will let them starve themselves to death first.

  2. In a related development, the manufacturer of the "Guatanamo Feeding Chair" has received a substantial order from the Chinese government who fears that their new rat burger meat substitute is not being well received by the public.

    Interested parties also known to be watching this developing story include, fast food restaurants, pharmaceutical companies, school lunch programs, and municipal sewage treatment facilities...