Monday, March 16, 2009

US proposes New Anti-terrorism Approach!

The United States of America proposed to European Union leaders to adopt a joint approach to fight hard to demolish terrorism and set aside divisions spurred by the Iraq war and Guantanamo prison abuses. The proposal was described as a broad idea in the early stages. It came as the two sides discussed a U.S. desire for Europe to accept inmates from the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where terrorism suspects are held.

President Barack Obama has ordered the closure of the internationally condemned prison within a year and an end to harsh interrogation of suspects held there.The United States really wants to turn the page they want to change the way terrorism is fought.It is a proposal to write together a memorandum of understanding enunciating the principles that should inspire our common fight against terrorism.

A number of European governments, notably France and Germany, opposed the Iraq War and former President George W. Bush's assertion that it was part of a global war on terrorism launched after the September 11 attacks. They also joined other international leaders in condemning abuses that surfaced at Guantanamo. About 240 terrorism suspects, including suspected planners of the September 11 attacks, remain in the prison. Many have been held for seven years without charges and some were subjected to interrogation techniques denounced by critics as torture.

The United States faces political resistance to holding those prisoners on U.S. soil after Guantanamo is closed and it is hoping to transfer some detainees to Europe while freeing others.That idea is controversial in Europe because the detainees would be free to travel within the EU once they were accepted by one of its members. This approach by US with European Nations has the primary motive to eradicate terrorism to the core.

12 comments:

Insanely Chay is.... said...

Hi thanks for visiting my blog and for the nice comment you left. thanks also for keeping us informed on what's happening.Take care. I like that move of not using sheer force or torture I mean you can't really fight terrorism with terror and violence.

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karthik said...

interesting topic.. keep up the good work...

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The Political Animal said...

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Harrison said...

Europe has never pulled its own weight I doubt it will change now. Only their excuses will change now that they can't use the "blame Bush" tactic. They might have "condemned" GITMO but they never offered to take any inmates though they were more than willing to let the US deal with the situation.

skwguitar said...

Hey thanks for the comment :) keep in touch, you have a good blog going over here too.

As for this article, I chalk it all up to 43 being gone. I really hope that Obama puts a special prosecutor up to go after at least some of the key players in his administration. They have the proof now, undeniable, that there was torture (not what the Bush administration considered torture, but according to our current attorney general Eric Holder and pretty much the rest of the world it was). Lock em up.

Lazo said...

Sriram,
I don't hold out much hope for US Terrorism policy. They want to quit torturing people at Gitmo but reserve the right to move them to Bagram Afghanistan, where they can continue the same tactics. If Bush and Cheney are brought before a war crimes tribunal, that would give me hope. But if Obama is going to let them off the hook, I think that means business as usual.

Robin said...

I hope that things can start on a better note but who knows what these people will or will not do.

DzuLagiL said...

what will happen to the world nowadays....?
just wandering....