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I just had another WTF? moment.

Three inmates at the US Guantanamo Bay Military Base commited suicide and the US Military has called it "an act of asymmetrical warfare" (Rear Adm Harris)

So, killing yourself after being held in a globally condemned prison without any legality or way of appealing your incarceration for several years is not an act of desperation but an act of war?

It's comments like this that reflect very badly outside the US Rpublican Offices and Homes that gives America the damning reputation it has in many areas of the world.

Guantanamo Suicides "Acts of War" (BBC News Online; Sunday 11th June 2006)

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corpsie
Jun. 11th, 2006 09:47 am (UTC)
What was it, friendly fire?
ian_wyrdness
Jun. 11th, 2006 09:58 am (UTC)
From the American Heritage dictionary:

Concentration Camp n A camp where civilians, enemy aliens, political prisoners, and sometimes prisoners of war are detained and confined, typically under harsh conditions.


It's about time that the media started referring to Guantanamo as a concentration camp.
angusabranson
Jun. 11th, 2006 10:07 am (UTC)
Thanks, I'm going to repost that as an entry.
commlal
Jun. 11th, 2006 11:31 am (UTC)
Several years without trial, no hope of leaving, not being able to pray or gain any comfort from their religion, tortured.

Yea, I'd want to leave via the back door too. They are only human in the end, innocent men driven to this act of desperation.
kostika
Jun. 11th, 2006 01:20 pm (UTC)
Grrr. Just Grrr.
ffutures
Jun. 11th, 2006 02:01 pm (UTC)
Obviously the official language of the US Govt. is now Orwell's Newspeak. Doubleplus ungood...
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