I’m currently watching The Road to Guantanamo and I’m in shock.
The film was made in 2006 and focuses on three English Muslims who were mistakenly taken from Afghanistan to Guantanamo Bay. I’d never heard of this incident and I can’t believe what happened. I understand that there would be many people who were wrongly improsoned both Afghani’s and otherwise. But the way they are treated was inhumane.
IMDb Review says:
Part drama, part documentary, The Road to Guantánamo focuses on the Tipton Three, a trio of British Muslims who were held in Guantanamo Bay for two years until they were released without charge.
The ordeal these three men went through is outrageous. The American Soldiers had no right to treat human beings like that. Keeping people in cages, swearing at them. No wonder it took so long to find Osama Bin Laden. They were too busy mucking around making up things about the people they had found and trying to convince them they were terrorists instead of being out there and finding the true villains.
And still- when they founf him and killed him, the world celebrated. Is this what we have come to? celebrating death of other human beings. I can not accept that. Loss of any human life is a bad thing and yes he did wrong but an eye for an eye leaves the world blind.
If this is the way the American Soldiers are acting after there time in these war situations, they shouldn’t spend that long there and should be taken out after a certain amount of time. If they feel the need to act in this way toward other human beings, then there needs to be a limit on the time of their service- so that they don’t have so much hatred built up in them.
The movie was engaging, incredibly interesting and very revealing of things that have happened during the time of terrorism.
I highly recommend watching this movie- though you will feel sadness, outrage and anger at the way humans can treat one another.