I flew into Washington D.C. last night for my seminar! I met three amazing people on my way here and if they by chance are reading this, I just want you to know that I really appreciate each one of you! One of the people, she came and sat right next to me while we were waiting in the airport, was this amazing lady who worked as an interpreter for the United States government in Guantánamo Bay. Apparently three of her countrymen, who have all been declared “cleared” by the U.S. government are still being kept detained because they don’t know what to do with them. They can’t send them back and they aren’t making them U.S. citizens. Who is paying for all of this? The tax payers. The fact that innocent people are being kept detained is just appalling!
What’s further appalling is what has been done to her countrymen, the Uyghur people by the Chinese Government. Had you ever heard of them before? Well, neither had I. They are an ethnic Turkish group living in China. From what she told me about the crimes committed against her people by the Chinese Government has just become one more reason on my list why I’d never want to visit! I sincerely hope that she writes a book about her life and all of this! Here she is speaking about Guantánamo: