PRESIDENT PROPOSING PLAN TO CLOSE GAUNTANAMO BAY
This morning, on Tuesday, President Obama explained a four point plan he will be submitting to Congress to shut down Guantanamo Bay once and for all. This will include releasing a number of the 91 remaining detainees and transferring the remaining to US soil.
That transfer location has yet to be decided upon. Although prison facilities in Colorado, South Carolina, Kansas, and some military bases are all potential sites. But members of Congress from those states are voicing opposition.
Obama sites “experts and military leaders” saying Gitmo does not improve security.
Guantanamo Bay was opened in Cuba in 2002 in the aftermath of 9/11 and was used to detain terrorist suspects, at its peak it held 680 prisoners.
BILL GATES DISCUSSES FBI VERSUS APPLE
The CEO of Microsoft has taken the same tone as many of the tech giants in today’s society. Defending the tech giant’s decisions to protect its user’s security, but also leaving the door open for tech companies to help the government.
Gates cited that tech companies and the government have been at odds dating back to J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI in its infantile stage.
According to NBC News 51% of people are on the FBI’s side, showing how split we all are on this case.
Apple has since revealed that it can hack into the phone, but is still refusing to follow the court order to assist the FBI in opening the phone of Syeed Farook, one of the San Bernardino terrorists.
Apple says doing this will put all iOS devices in jeopardy, while critics say Apple has the capability to hack into just one of their products and retain the security level, for which they are so well known, for the rest of the phones or tablets.
COUNTRY LEGEND DIES
That’s Sonny James’ 1957 #1 single ‘Young Love’
At the age of 87 country music legend Sonny James passed away in Nashville, Tennessee. He was inducted into the hall of fame in 2006.
He had an astounding streak of 16 straight number 1 hits from 1967-1971. A record that stood until 1985.
He had a total of 23 songs go #1 on the country Billboard charts.