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More insanity from happy valley: http://www.boston.com/news/loc…
Mass. town eyed for Guantanamo detainees if freed
October 20, 2009
+ AMHERST, Mass.-Amherst leaders are backing a resolution offering the Massachusetts college town as a possible resettlement home for two Guantanamo detainees if they are released from the military prison.
The board voted 2-1 on Monday to endorse a warrant article filed on behalf of the two men by the group Pioneer Valley No More Guantanamos. The resolution would require approval from Town Meeting. It also calls on Congress to lift a ban on relocating former Guantanamo prisoners — even those cleared of wrongdoing — from resettling in the U.S.
Supporters of Ahmed Belbacha and Ravil Mingazov say the men have been wrongly detained and never committed hostile attacks against the U.S.
Select Board chairwoman Stephanie O’Keeffe voted against the resolution, saying it was outside the expertise of Town Meeting.
Some of the better comments:
Sweet, scholarships for terrorists at UMASS Hope and Change
Maybe they will be given a full ride to Amherst College. Or be guest speakers.
Great. Two more Democrats in Massachusetts.
Not surprising. Hamas was and probably still is a registered student organization at UMASS Amherst.
I’ve had it! I’m outta here! With people like this living in America, our country will be less safe, so I figure since these people are advocating moving terrorists into our neighborhoods, I’m going to move to Gitmo – it’s obviously going to be safer there than living here!
Is that a pledge pin on your head wrap?
Just give their addresses to a few fraternities out there…it will be worse than Gitmo
Who’s going to give these people jobs? That Gitmo thing will look great on their resumes. Two more people for us tax payers to support!
Expect a rash of IED’s in the Amherst area if this happens. Of course, The Globe will not be able to pin down the cause.