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Three Detainees commit Suicide at Guantanamo

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posted on Jun, 10 2006 @ 03:01 PM
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Three detainees in Guantanamo have committed suicide, a Bush spokes man says it was apparently a protest the military prison in Cuba. There are about 460 men still being held in Cuba.
 



www.news10.net

The Bush administration official said it was apparently a joint pact to protest the U.S. military prison in Cuba.

The United States is holding about 460 men there on suspicion of links to al-Qaida and the Taliban.

It's not clear when the inmates died, or whether the suicides were connected to a violent clash last month between detainees and military guards at Guantanamo


Please visit the link provided for the complete story.


This is still a developing story. From what I have found three men were found unresponsive in there cells early Sat. The military is saying all lifesaving measures had been exhausted. I personally feel that being held without status as a criminal or a POW and the hunger strikes and force feeding, we may be seeing more of this.

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posted on Jun, 10 2006 @ 08:00 PM
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These men were being held in the maximum security part of Gitmo. It is interesting to note that their windows had been covered with black paint, at the request of the ICRC, to give the detainees more privacy.



posted on Jun, 10 2006 @ 08:06 PM
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Check out the ridiculous comments here guys



posted on Jun, 10 2006 @ 08:10 PM
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So, does anyone believe that this will lead to the eventual shutdown of the detainmant camp at Gitmo?



posted on Jun, 10 2006 @ 08:28 PM
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Guantanamo will be closed when the president can get a decision from the supreme court, which only hears a handful of cases a year.....so until then, or until another president takes over it wont happen.



posted on Jun, 10 2006 @ 08:31 PM
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For the time being, I agree that the prison wont be shut down.
But I do wonder where they will be sent when it is.



posted on Jun, 10 2006 @ 11:53 PM
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So, does anyone believe that this will lead to the eventual shutdown of the detainmant camp at Gitmo?

I don't believe so. Gitmo is currently being expanded, not shut down. And there is no good reason to shut it down, imo.

My source, btw, is a telephone interview that was held yesterday with Bill O'Reilly, who was at Gitmo on Friday.



posted on Jun, 10 2006 @ 11:59 PM
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What will it take to initiate human rights and war crimes trials?

The whole false flag 911 gambit is collapsing around Bushes' ears; it never happened the way they said. The war never happened for the reasons they gave. The financial collapse that's coming (per LaRouche and other economists) will merely destroy civilization as we know it. So, when do we the people bring the harm to a halt, and enforce our own laws against treason, fraud and malfeasance?

I just wonder.



posted on Jun, 11 2006 @ 11:09 AM
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I cannot say I like the fact they killed themselves in detention, there is still one possible good outcome from their doing this.

Now that they are dead no one has to worry about them taking innocent civilians with them



posted on Jun, 11 2006 @ 11:16 AM
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The administration is calling this an 'act of war' on the part of the detainees.

I see it as an act of defiance, which is maybe not much different in this context.

Does anyone think these could be the same people who tried to kill themselves a little while ago? Has there been a cover-up of some kind? I don't see the necessity, unless there's some angle I'm not seeing...



posted on Jun, 11 2006 @ 11:19 AM
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Anything that this administration does not agree with can be called an act of war. People killing themselves is now an act of war. Even some of you in here would agree that in the longrun, if these were terrorists, less life may be lost. An act of war, just one more way to spit on the grave I suppose. If we would stop being so darn secretive about everything it would be a little easier to understand.



posted on Jun, 11 2006 @ 11:38 AM
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Apparently Colleen Graffy, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy, thinks the suicides were merely good PR work.


A top US official has described the suicides of three detainees at the US base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as a "good PR move to draw attention".

Colleen Graffy told the BBC the deaths were part of a strategy and "a tactic to further the jihadi cause", but taking their own lives was unnecessary.
BBC News


I think this is a pretty sick thing to say.

Suicides are the results of a person acting in uttermost despair, and to couple this with PR issues is just blatant rudeness.

Vaak



posted on Jun, 11 2006 @ 11:40 AM
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The administration is calling this an 'act of war' on the part of the detainees.

Yes, they are calling it an act of "asymmetrical warfare". If we could get the entire terrorist network to wage this type of asymmetrical warfare, it would make our jobs much easier.



posted on Jun, 11 2006 @ 11:55 AM
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Originally posted by jsobecky
My source, btw, is a telephone interview that was held yesterday with Bill O'Reilly, who was at Gitmo on Friday.

That your "Source"?

Billy O'Reilly?




posted on Jun, 11 2006 @ 12:04 PM
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Originally posted by Souljah
That your "Source"?

Billy O'Reilly?





Bill O'Reilly is like an Op/Ed gone awry. He is a show of opinions discussing public affairs. He is not what I consider a good source. No offense, jsobecky.




posted on Jun, 11 2006 @ 01:05 PM
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In Iraq they drop a shovel next to the body, take a picture, and say they were planting a roadside bomb.

In Guantanamo they hang their bodies from their necks with their own clothes and call it suicide.

Pretty sneaky!

[edit on 11-6-2006 by Malichai]



posted on Jun, 11 2006 @ 01:42 PM
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Originally posted by Souljah

Originally posted by jsobecky
My source, btw, is a telephone interview that was held yesterday with Bill O'Reilly, who was at Gitmo on Friday.

That your "Source"?

Billy O'Reilly?




Yes, that's my source, Souljah. He was there last week. I realize that you hate America, capitalism, and all that goes with it. You love to quote and paraphrase the socialist and communist philosiphies, but you will not admit their failings in every country that has ever tried it.

Tell me, what has Slovenia done recently to make world news?



posted on Jun, 11 2006 @ 01:46 PM
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Originally posted by Malichai
In Iraq they drop a shovel next to the body, take a picture, and say they were planting a roadside bomb.

In Guantanamo they hang their bodies from their necks with their own clothes and call it suicide.

Pretty sneaky!

[edit on 11-6-2006 by Malichai]


What a load of crap. You should be ashamed to post such tripe.



posted on Jun, 11 2006 @ 03:23 PM
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Hears some more info on the fall out of the story, for those of you who want to read it.

news.google.com...
english.aljazeera.net...
news.bbc.co.uk...



posted on Jun, 12 2006 @ 01:44 AM
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Well now it looks like one of the detainees was going to be freed. But had not been told.

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