Letter: Discharged and dangerous
In two separate incidents in recent weeks, police officers have been ambushed and some killed by former U.S. Marines. Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump responded to these events by saying that no more discharged Marines should be allowed back in the country. All ex-Marines must be brought in for questioning and detained when necessary. Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, was mentioned as a site for the ex-Marine detainees.
Former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani said the nation needs to be very, very afraid of these ex-Marines. The nation is sitting on a powder keg. No one should feel safe.
Cuban President Raul Castro responded by saying that sending ex-Marines to Guantanamo would threaten the security of Cuba and Cuba would end relations with the United States.
Delegates at the Republican convention in Cleveland celebrated these announcements with a 20-minute standing ovation during which they chanted, “We are afraid!”