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Notdeadyet



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http://www.wishtv.com/Global/story.asp?S=7077683&nav=menu35_4
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"[...]the appearance of contraband (underwear/Speedos) raises serious concerns about the potential for smuggling other items that could be used by detainees to harm themselves or staff."

Yeah, dammit! The next thing you know those devious detainees will be brandishing dreaded athletic supporters and sweat socks! Laughing

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Not that I would ever suggest such a thing.... but... O.K. anyway, there are military personnel that work there that think this whole thing is as F'd up as the rest of us...not just a few...... I'm telling you guards gave them underwear because they feel sorry for these guys...believe me or don't I don't care.... If you don't believe me go back and listen to the NPR broadcast and also realize many of the people representing them are JAG
Some of these people are there because people turned them in for money... that's the evidence... somebody turned them in because they needed money.... how sad.
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Notdeadyet wrote:

Some of these people are there because people turned them in for money... that's the evidence... somebody turned them in because they needed money.... how sad.


That is not sad, it's disgusting.
Of both the persons who would do such a thing, as the arresting law enforcement body.
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By BEN FOX
Associated Press Writer
The letter, sent last month by the Office of the Navy Judge Advocate General to a lawyer for one of the prisoners involved noted both detainees are represented by the British human rights group Reprieve and suggested attorneys might have "surreptitiously" provided the garments.

"We are investigating this matter to determine the origins of the above contraband and ensure that parties who may have been involved understand the seriousness of this transgression," said the letter, which was provided to AP by one of the attorneys, Clive Stafford Smith.

Stafford Smith called the suggestion that he or the other lawyer, Zachary Katznelson, smuggled underwear to prisoners "patently absurd."

"Neither I, nor Mr. Katznelson, nor anyone else associated with us has had anything to do with smuggling 'unmentionables' into these men, nor would we ever do so," he wrote in response the letter.

Stafford Smith noted lawyers are searched when they enter the detention center and a camera monitors them while they visit clients.

"The idea that we could smuggle in underwear is farfetched," he wrote in his reply.

He said Under Armour briefs are popular with members of the military and suggested investigators check to see if the offending underwear was purchased at the U.S. Navy base where the prison is housed.

One of the detainees - the one with the Speedo and Under Armour - is Shaker Aamer, a Saudi Arabian nicknamed "the professor" by Guantanamo guards who is considered a leader among the detainees.

A former resident of Britain, Maryland and Georgia, Aamer has been accused by the U.S. of once sharing an apartment with convicted terror plotter Zacarias Moussaoui and receiving a stipend directly from Osama bin Laden. He denies the allegations, and the British government has called for his release.

(Also, the "Professor" hasn't seen his lawyer in over a year and the human rights guy in 4 months.... I'm telling you it was a guard who felt badly for him. Note the part about the British government. He has been there for over 5 years.. what a crock)
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The Boxer Brief from Under Armour is designed for a comfortable fit with full leg coverage. Showcasing a 100% PolyArmour design and a 6"-inch inseam, the 0667 Boxer Brief features the freedom of a boxer, and the support of a brief. A built in vent mesh performance pouch provides enhanced breathability and increased moisture transport without sacrificing comfort. HeatGear fabric keeps you cool and dry all day long.

Available Sizes: Small(SM), Medium(MD), Large(LG), Extra-Large(XL), 2X-Large(XXL), 3X-Large(XXXL)

Available Colors: Black, White


No wonder these are in demand in hot climates! That breezy, mesh "performance pouch" sounds tantalizing...but "performance?!" And there is NO WAY I want to see anyone wearing the XXXL size. Shocked



Not sure what Shaker Aamer has in mind with wearing a Speedo!

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For some reason this is reminding me of Yakov Smirnoff's joke about coming to America and going down one of the grocery store aisles and seeing all these boxes on the shelves labelled "New Freedom." Freedom in a box! What a country!

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The pics made me think of "TANGERINE SPEEDO"-
who does that song?


Thanks for sticking more tunes in my head, Amigo-
in politics, no less! Wink

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zendao42 wrote:
The pics made me think of "TANGERINE SPEEDO"-
who does that song?


Cavier:

Two-week vacation Costa Rica see America
Young ladies oh, eureka! So many there to score-ica
Cruise the ocean bars with some similar type fellows
Little Latin lovelies drinking gin and Mello Yellos

Please get me a towel
Mr. Tangerine Speedo
You're all over town
Tangerine la la la la la la la la


zendao42 wrote:
Thanks for sticking more tunes in my head, Amigo-
in politics, no less! Wink


My pleasure, zen. Smile

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Thanks again! This time it un-stuck some stray hymns from my head-
25 years later & they still pop up occasionally...

Well, as long as I don't get drunk & start singing them...

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WHY!!!
Just asking
WHY WHY WHY do military men feel the need to wear speedos...
Is it because they are in shape?
Is it because they sell them in the px?
Are they mandatory pt wear at West Point???
I would put money on it that speedo has a playboy logo on it....
Take my word for this as an experienced watcher of military personnel...
No other group have I know to wear so many speedos...
It's tradition...
like getting out of the pool at the o club while they fire the damn cannon and 4:30 and standing there dripping at attention...
Pat Conroy went on to live a semi normal life which give me hope for my children.....
Is this still the practice or is it just the officers who were teenagers in the seventies....
that would narrow down their suspects Rolling Eyes
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Notdeadyet wrote:
WHY!!!
Just asking
WHY WHY WHY do military men feel the need to wear speedos...
[...]


Speedos accentuate one's "manliness," and in the military that's what it's all about...(my guess).

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"U.S. Probes Banned Briefs Found at Gitmo"

Article HERE .

This headline just cracks me up!

...but then it doesn't take much these days. Smile

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Amigo wrote:
[...] Speedos accentuate one's "manliness," [...]

So does a wadded-up sock. Or a banana. Very Happy
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mllefifi wrote:
Amigo wrote:
[...] Speedos accentuate one's "manliness," [...]

So does a wadded-up sock. Or a banana. Very Happy


Speaking from experience, mademoiselle? Laughing

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