Obama’s Empty Promises to Close Guantanamo Bay Translate Into $40 Million in Tech Upgrades, Instead

I originally posted the following information and commentary onto my Facebook wall…

2012-07-09 - Obama's Empty Promises to Close Guantanamo Bay Translate Into $40 Million in Tech Upgrades, Instead

US Seeks to Install $40 Million Fiber-Optic Cable at Guantanamo Bay:
http://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/us-seeks-fiber-optic-cable-for-guantanamo-bay/

The U.S. military hopes to install a $40 million underwater fiber-optic cable that could improve communications at Guantanamo Bay, a military official said Thursday.

The goal is to bring the infrastructure of the naval base up to par with other government agencies, said Army Lt. Col. Todd Breasseale, a spokesman for the Guantanamo military commissions.

Currently, the base relies on a single satellite for its communications system.

(Read entire article here…)

My Commentary: Don’t worry, though! According to Army Lt. Col. Todd Breasseale, a spokesman for the Guantanamo military commissions, “the cable project is meant to serve the naval station for years to come and is not an indication that the detention center, which currently holds 169 detainees, will remain open indefinitely.” Nothing to see here, folks! Move along!

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