Gitmo suicides: 'asymetric warfare'

From the Boston Globe: "Guards discovered the three men -- two Saudi prisoners and a Yemeni... hanging in their cells from nooses improvised from bedsheets and clothing, the Guantanamo prison commander, Rear Admiral Harry Harris, said in a conference call."

And here's how Harris decided to spin it: "They are smart. They are creative. They are committed. They have no regard for life -- either ours or their own. I believe this was not an act of desperation, but rather was an act of asymmetric warfare waged against us."

It takes years of delusion at one of the Global War on Terr's headquarters to build up such a capacity for delusion to imagine that prisoners couldn't have legitimate grievances about their treatment. Harris displays that capacity in spades. Imaging seeing every act of protest as terrorism... and that frame of mind brings us to the same thinking as the folks who see public dissent as those who hate America and appease the terrorists.

Also in the report, "Muslim tradition usually calls for bodies to be buried with 24 hours of death, a timeline that could not be met because the bodies are undergoing autopsies. Harris said the military had obtained a fatwah, or religious ruling, from a 'reputable imam' that the 24-hour deadline could be waived when the cause of death is under investigation."

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