IAMA Former Guantanamo Guard and Advocate for Veterans Rights, Mental Health issues, Kratom Legalization and Closing Guantanamo
My name is Andrew Turner and I'm a former member of Task Force Platinum with JTF Guantanamo.
Now 15 years on the Joint Task Force and Joint Detention Group are still open for business and the new President Elect is talking about it staying open. 15 years now and counting. While President Obama has been able to arrange more be sent on, there are still many that need to see some form of due process.
We as a country are better than this. Close Gitmo. Close it for Due Process and our sense of Freedom. Close it due to the Human Rights abuses it has caused.
Close it due to the damage it does to military personnel. Find a reason to understand why it needs to be closed and support it being closed even if you don't agree with every reason. 15 years and its still open. We can do better US.
I also advocate for Veterans Rights, the Rights of Mental Healthcare Patients as well as the rights of people to choose natural options like Kratom, CBD and Medical Marijuana. http://www.petitiontrumpforkratom.org/#/6/
I was recently on an episode of Vice Tonight on HBO talking about mental health issues in the Guantanamo Staff. You can see that here.
I am one half of the new podcast Nerds Take on the World. http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/nerds-take-on-the-world
Find me on twitter at @HeyFunko or @NerdsTakeWorld
On Youtube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6JHHgxVX7yT-kBZJo_kh4Q
Since this was requested by /u/bluejellybeans0711 the questions they asked will get answered first. Did you go to Guantanamo Bay voluntarily? Yes Were you conflicted about the prisoners conditions? Yes Do you think that the facility/prisoners should be moved to the U.S? Yes How often are the prisoner fed? 3 or more times a day Do you think that the inmates should appear in a court? Yes.
EDIT Thank you everyone, great questions and I'm always available if you have questions I can help with. As we are about to record episode 2 of the podcast I have to now cut this short. I'll try to answer any other questions that may come up later but I'm signing off now. Thanks again and Thank you to the r/IAmA mods that put these together.