Guantanamo Detainees in Pennsylvania? Sure, Says Rep Murtha

Congressman Jack Murtha repays constituent loyalty by his willingness to bring Gitmo detainees into Pennsylvania.

“Sure, I’d take ’em,” said Murtha, an outspoken critic of the Iraq war. “They’re no more dangerous in my district than in Guantanamo.”

Murtha’s shocking comments were included in an article by Fox News Chad Pergram today.

With public concerns beginning to mount over relocating Guantanamo detainees onto US soil, his announcement is guaranteed to be a bombshell announcement for unsuspecting Pennsylvania citizenry.

How sad that the state that just honored the United Flight 93 passengers who took over their hijacked aircraft and thereby thwarted a more serious attack in addition to the horror of 9/11 are subject to such idiocy.

We can only hope that Pennsylvanians rally to reject this mad proposal.


8 Responses to “Guantanamo Detainees in Pennsylvania? Sure, Says Rep Murtha”

  1. lehcyfer Says:

    I’m sorry for asking it here, but I find it hard to find the meaning of word “GITMO” – is it some abbreviation? Does it designate all Guantanamo Bay facility or just the detention camp?

    Thanks for an answer.

    Leszek Cyfer

  2. gordoncucullu Says:

    Leszek, (and others who may be curious), “Gitmo” comes from the abbreviation for Guantanamo, GTMO. In military acronymese -style, it gets pronounced “Gitmo.”

    Gitmo is really the entire base, about 47 square miles, that the US leases annually from Cuba.

    The detention facility is officially termed Joint Task Force Guantanamo (JTF GTMO). But for media and discussion purposes these days Gitmo has come to mean the detention facility.

    Hope this clarifies.

  3. Katharine Russ- Correspondent/ North Valley Reporter Says:

    Interested in hearing more, particularly the chatter on what military bases detainees will be housed on. Perhaps, an article on this matter for my paper in Feb. or March?

  4. lehcyfer Says:

    Thank you very much for detailed explanation.

    With regards
    Leszek Cyfer

  5. G3 Says:

    Heard some of your interview yesterday. Had never heard that if detainees are housed in US Prisons, that we could see Al Quaida kidnap locals (probably prison officials families) to ransom for release of the prisoners.

    Is this widely reported? Have any of the GITMO guards/officials been threatened in this way?

    Also do you know much about the commission the BO has put in place to look in to what to do with prisoners?

    Didn’t see the whole interview — is there a link on your site to the interview?


  6. gordoncucullu Says:

    On links, we had a computer problem but are fixing it and will be able to load to the site soon. Look for them.

    On targeting US populations near any proposed relocation site, I’ve been saying this for months and it’s beginning to catch on with media and leadership.

    Representative Peter Hoekstra of Michigan, the senior Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, was quoted in yesterday’s NY Times saying, “As people start getting an indication that they’re going to Kansas, that they’re going to California, that they’re going to Illinois or to Michigan, people are going to say, ‘No, why would we want them here and put them in a general prison population and make our hometowns a target for terrorists?’ ”

    I envision not so much holding leaders for ransom but taking over schools or hospitals, such as has been done by Chechens in Russia, Taliban in Afghanistan, Palestinian terrorists, and Iraqi al Qaeda, and either killing them or demanding release of imprisoned terrorists.

    Soft targets like US communities near proposed detention facilities: Leavenworth, KS, Charleston, SC, Florence, CO, Oceanside, CA, and other possibilities will be a worldwide jihadist magnet.

  7. Dash Says:

    I am originally from Johnstown, PA, which is Murtha’s District in Pennnsylvania, and I must tell you, those people out there are so poor and employment opportunities are so bad, that if they were to send any of those detainees out there, they would be living in fear even moreso than they are now. Johnstown used to be a great place to grow up in, but with the employment situation as it is now, it has really gone downhill. I still have some family members there and they are all at wits end as to how to survive. Now Murtha wants to send terrorists to live among them (well in the jails there), to make their lives even more pathetic. Why they ever re-elected that jerk, Murtha, for their representative, is beyond me. He should be impeached. He is the poorest Marine I have ever seen in my life.

  8. Sylvia Bangle/Johnson Says:

    Thank God for Murtha.

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