7.16.2014

True Heroism: U.S. Navy nurse won't force-feed Guantanamo detainees

You can read the entire story here:

""Initially, he did carry out his orders and participate in the tube feedings. But when he came, as soon as he saw what was happening, he started talking to the brothers," meaning the inmates, Dhiab was quoted as saying. "He explained to us: 'Before we came here, we were told a different story. The story we were told was completely the opposite of what I saw.' Once he saw with his own eyes that what he was told was contrary to what was actually taking place here, he decided he could not do it anymore.""

This is how it's done.  But why only one nurse refusing this sick twisted treatment of personnel who've been rotting in prison forever?  

Perhaps it is the guts ratio.  One person with guts and the rest keep going along to get along.  These are tough decisions - the consequences are high for refusing orders - perhaps the gutsy nurse refusing to treat human beings like .... uhm..... geez we don't do this to animals do we?  Perhaps this nurse thought that the American public - or at least his fellow troopers would have some moral fiber left to support his cause.

We Americans are constantly reminded how great we are - but never ask what is so great about us.  WE claim that our military fights to free the oppressed - yet we turn out in many cases to be the oppressors.  You would think some with the power in the civilian population would find a way to support these brave souls that stand up to the American military machine.  And yes - it is a machine - it is the people at the helm of this machine that are supposed to have the brains and maturity to know the difference between right and wrong.

This sailor is defying inhuman orders - which makes them illegal orders.  Cruel and unusual punishment is specifically prohibited in the Constitution.  


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