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We'll chaos at -- violence erupting between inmates and guards after rising tensions hit the boiling point.
This more than four years after President Obama.
Pledge to close the facility.
KT McFarland is a Fox -- national security analyst and she joins us now.
To -- little more insight on this situation so let's talk first about what president Obama's ahead.
It was in his very first State of the Union Address February 24 2009.
President Obama said quote.
There is no force in the world more powerful than the example of America.
That is why I have ordered the closing of the detention center at Guantanamo day.
He vowed to close it within a year.
Obviously remained -- in now alleging years after it was initially opened we have this going on so why it needs to happen -- get.
What the problem it turns out it wasn't easy to close kidnappers what do you do with the guys in get -- Do you release so you don't want to release then they go -- -- hot.
You want to repatriate.
Them back to their country version we had done that a number of them in fact -- did join the fight again.
And I think I -- masterminds of the -- Gaza attack was and grab a guy who had been released repatriated he rejoined the fight.
The administration has insisted -- -- and -- all but taken no action to do so what they want to do is take a 166.
That are remaining parents somehow put -- into -- civilian.
Court system in the United States and ignoring the military tribunals that were set up to deal with that.
And since congress says you're pretty have been here everything here backpedaling and -- -- not want them in the United States they don't want him to many US court system.
Everybody -- loggerheads on the administration's offered no.
Don't think for what to do about it love these 166.
Or so innings at our remaining there three have been convicted there's thirty -- face trial.
I'm fifty years so who are said to just simply be too dangerous I released.
So we have those to deal with and then there are 86 apparently -- being cleared for release.
Some wondering why that hasn't happened and how much this is costing us.
Why caution you know the other thing -- a across a hundred -- thousand dollars a year for each prisoner.
A lot of money each prisoner hurry each prisoner so that's an -- out of -- -- just maintenance that's -- costs scouting.
How much it costs to build the facility to set up the computer system the Internet TV all the other stuff.
That they enjoy I think the real problem with this though is that.
That the administration -- -- and it didn't have a full understanding of what this kind of war wise you know historically every war you fight.
You have prisons each side takes prisons they keep them.
Humanely or not humanely and that at the end of the war they exchange those prisoners we did that a civil war World War I World War II.
The problem with this war is there's no -- because the guys were fighting first of all they're not taking prisoners they're killing them.
They were only see this as a lifelong.
-- -- between civilizations.
They're not about to say we surrender.
So the problem with any of this is is it that these -- these gitmo.
Guys are caught in the middle we have not put new people -- to get now.
In February and five or six years are amazing hitter anyone's -- as you point out there the hard -- intractable ones and this.
Particular area that this confrontation that happened the latest -- follows.
This hunger strike that was.
Begun back on February ninth I believe and it comes a day after -- from the international committee of the red cry.
Actually finished a three weeks day to assess the conditions there and -- -- -- what did they find what -- Around the conditions were just find they knew there was a hunger strike they said they would come back and monitor -- -- the strike if necessary.
All of this was being monitored by doctors you know I had to give my guys I mean nobody wants to be in jail for life but these guys have done some very bad things.
And the question that I have is how -- we from the United States' perspective what's best for my country if we return these people to the fight if we release some like.
Some have suggested what are they gonna do while they're gonna plan Ben -- is they're going to attack Americans around the world so we can't release them.
But on the other hand if the administration doesn't let us try them in military tribunals this throwing nothing to be done they're gonna stay there a lot.
And well or stay there in this communal area where this broke out where they're allowed to have -- class -- where they have satellite TV.
Where you know they're -- they're allowed to -- together and -- -- yeah medical tent and they're getting dentures -- again.
The -- -- this is now if you're in the top dark hole of now that's why they were able to make these makeshift weapons and attack.
You know the people there keeping -- -- KT McFarland thank you so much for joining us need to come up with some answers.
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