I am seriously so tired of all this experimenting our government does with these terrorists to get them to talk. I have the perfect solution to deal with terrorists both foreign and domestic–especially for those who come here from other countries to claim citizenship under false pretenses. It will sound strange but it would work because they would receive no word…No news…Nothing of this country or their home country. It would amount to solitary confinement on a prison ship at sea with NO visitors allowed aside from their cleric or the lawyers.
Regardless of their country of origin, they should receive no news from it. The logic being that if they renounced their own country and took an allegiance to this one and then betrayed it, they deserve no news from either place. Give them religious accommodation with a cleric from whatever religion they claim to be in–but do not let that cleric discuss news with them.
I think this would be a greater punishment than death or life in an American prison. Their actions would have real consequences. They would have no cause to support if they were stripped their countries, would they? I mean to the point to where there is NO television or radio either…
Their families would be notified of their well-being via a letter from them every week, but the offenders of this nature would only receive letters with notices of births, deaths and news of a personal nature–not anything that involves politics and such. They would only be allowed on radio phone call with relatives after the death of an immediate family member, with clear instructions that if the family member tries to relay any news of either country, the call would abruptly be ended.
Does that sound too extreme? Well…I wonder if they would be so eager to try to push their ideals and fear onto this country if they knew this would be the fate that awaited them…
I should give credit to the late Edward Everett Hale for this idea. I really think as sad as the story “The Man Without a Country” is, it is far less tragic than the events we have seen unfold in this country in the past 13 years. I think the concept of isolation and no news is worth some serious thought. For whatever their cause is, it wouldn’t serve them well to receive this sentence.
At least I can honestly say it is an approach that has not been used before. As long as they are fed, clothed and allowed their choice of whatever religion they want, a shower, and medical care then they would be a lot better off than a lot of the American people are now. What do you think?
Well, that is my take on the subject and if it offends anyone, oh well…I’m used to that. If anyone has any other ideas that might ACTUALLY work, feel free to share them because after 13 years of crap, I’m open to something that might actually work as a solution.