Thursday, January 20, 2005

Planetary alignment

You know something's fucked up with the Universe when Fidel can take the moral high ground.

Cuba today accused the United States of lying to the world about its treatment of prisoners at the US naval base at Guantanamo Bay, saying torture was a daily occurrence at the prison camp for terror suspects.

The Cuban foreign ministry said it sent a letter to the US government urging authorities to immediately stop the alleged abuse at the camp, which sits on Cuba’s easternmost tip.

“The Foreign Ministry joins the protests and demands of the international community for the US government to immediately halt these flagrant violations of prisoners’ rights,” the statement said.

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There was a time, in a galaxy far, far away, where any statement like this from the Cuban government would be laughable. Today, you have to take it with more than a grain of salt. Link via 12thharmonic.

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