Amnesty International recently compared the U.S.
Guantanamo prison to the Soviet Gulags under
Stalin. Here are the facts that they used to
draw their conclusion:
Gulag -- 20 million.
-- 750 total.
Number of Camps:
-- 476 separate camp complexes comprising
thousands of individual camps.
five small camps on the U.S. military base in
Reasons for Imprisonment:
-- hiding grain; owning too many cows; need for
slave labor; being Jewish; being Finnish; being
religious; being middle class; having had
contact with foreigners; refusing to sleep with
the head of Soviet counterintelligence; telling
a joke about Stalin.
Guantanamo -- fighting
for the Taliban in Afghanistan; being suspected
of links to Al Qaeda and other terrorist groups.
Red Cross Visits:
Gulag -- none on
Guantanamo -- regular visits since
Deaths as a Result of Poor
Gulag -- multiple millions.
Guantanamo -- no reports of prisoner deaths.
Gulag -- meager portions of
Guantanamo -- two hot religiously
correct meals per day with constant supply of
Guantanamo -- none.
Gulag -- none.
Guantanamo -- better than the 20 million report
"uninsured" American citizens.
Gulag -- starvation, beatings,
exposure to elements, slave labor.
-- humiliation, standing on the koran.
Get the picture?