January 25, 2005


Detainees tried hanging themselves to scare guards (PAISLEY DODDS, January 25, 2005, Chicago Sun-Times)

Twenty-three terror suspects tried to hang or strangle themselves during a weeklong protest orchestrated in 2003 to disrupt operations and unnerve new guards at the U.S. military camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the U.S. military said Monday.

I don't get it.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 25, 2005 10:53 AM

The probably got information from Mary Mapes that a bunch of suicides at Guantanamo would make George W. Bush look really, really bad and cost him the 2004 election. But the incompetent fools botched their own deaths and Mary had to settle for the Abu Ghirab photos, and some other stuff...

Posted by: John at January 25, 2005 11:48 AM

And we stopped them????!!!! I thought that self-inflicted death in fighting for the glorious Islamic cause was a religious duty which results in the award of 72 virgins in paradise. It seems to me that by cutting them down or aborting the suicide attempts (if we did so), those who did so violated the prisoners' first amendment right to the free exercise of religion. Get the ACLU on the case . . . (sarcasm off)

Posted by: Morrie at January 25, 2005 11:52 AM

"Put these prisoners on suicide watch."

"'Suicide watch,' sir?"

"If they try to off themselves -- just stand there and watch!"

Posted by: Mike Morley at January 25, 2005 11:56 AM

The center of every cell should feature a noose hanging from a rafter . A message to the people that they have no hope, and only one way out. But I guess that would be torture and abuse and uncivilized.

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at January 25, 2005 11:59 AM

Must be the Arab version of the Judean Peoples Front crack suicide squad...

Posted by: Gil Gilliam at January 25, 2005 12:25 PM

I sincerely hope nobody stopped these miserable losers. I still cannot understand why we haven't lined them up and shot them, as they are unlawful combatants (in Geneva Convention terminolgy) and entitled to summary execution. // Sarcasm On // Why can't we follow international law? // Sarcasm Off

Posted by: sam at January 25, 2005 12:30 PM

Looks like Donald Rumsfeld's new DIA sponsered, humint plans to infiltrate terror groups are going better than expected.

Posted by: TF6S at January 25, 2005 5:43 PM


Posted by: Robert Schwartz at January 26, 2005 2:03 AM