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Originally posted by Flakey
Edit to add: The thread is restored now.
[edit on 29-1-2010 by December_Rain]
Originally posted by December_Rain
Does that mean the suicide note is hoax?
Dossari claims that life in the prison drove him to attempt suicide more than a dozen times. And he wrote the following poem as part of a suicide letter he sent his lawyer.
Take my blood.
Take my death shroud and
The remnants of my body.
Take photographs of my corpse at the grave, lonely.
Send them to the world,
To the judges and
To the people of conscience,
Send them to the principled men and the fair-minded.
And let them bear the guilty burden before the world,
Of this innocent soul.
Let them bear the burden before their children and before history,
Of this wasted, sinless soul,
Of this soul which has suffered at the hands of the "protectors of peace."
The collection, entitled Poems from Guantánamo: The Detainees Speak, was recently published by University of Iowa Press.
Here's another poem from the collection. It's by a man named Abdulla Thani Faris al Anazi, and it's difficult to read it as a security threat.
To My Father
Two years have passed in far-away prisons,
Two years my eyes untouched by kohl.
Two years my heart sending out messages
To the homes where my family dwells,
Where lavender cotton sprouts
For grazing herds that leave well fed.
O Flaij, explain to those who visit our home
How I used to live.
I know your thoughts are swirled as in a whirlwind,
When you hear the voice of my anguished soul.
Send sweet peace and greetings to Bu'mair;
Kiss him on his forehead, for he is my father.
Fate has divided us, like the parting of a parent from a newborn.
O Father, this is a prison of injustice.
Its iniquity makes the mountains weep.
I have committed no crime and am guilty of no offense.
Curved claws have I,
But I have been sold like a fattened sheep.
I have no fellows but the Truth.
They told me to confess, but I am guiltless;
My deeds are all honorable and need no apology.
They tempted me to turn away from the lofty summit of integrity,
To exchange this cage for a pleasant life.
By God, if they were to bind my body in chains,
If all Arabs were to sell their faith, I would not sell mine.
I have composed these lines
For the day when your children have grown old.
O God--who governs creation with providence,
Who is one, singular and self-subsisting,
Who brings comfort and happy tidings,
Whom we worship--
Grant serenity to a heart that beats with oppression,
And release this prisoner from the tight bonds of confinement.
Originally posted by ItsallCrazy
reply to post by December_Rain
No mate he didn't survive suicide attempts 9 times, it was apparently 13 times in 5 years according to the article posted earlier, I'm sad I didn't get chance to write back after my first post on the front page, bein as this has kinda spiralled downward since.
His family also said he looked to be in better health than before..
So yeah this guy has been horrifically abused at the hands of those evil Americans/Nazis/Zionist allies
Jeez, people can't even spot a piece of blatant propaganda when they see it.
If he didn't commit suicide, then it's not a suicide note is it?
Many people have pointed out the inconsistencies in this letter. The use of language that makes it look like it was written by an American,
the fact that there is still NO proof this was written by this man, it is nicely timed for a release just as the Gitmo issue is flaring up again, and we are honestly expected to believe that the American government would release a letter like this stating that he has been treated awfully through a FOIA request. If this letter were real it would have been burned and thrown to the winds the very second a guard had found it.
Straight up BS at it's best
Originally posted by ItsallCrazy
reply to post by Flakey
The motto of this website is Deny Ignorance is it not.
There's not a shred of proof this letter is genuine, as I've mentioned in a post on the first page and just now, there is nothing further to add to that because nothing needs adding, if someone proves my points wrong then I'll gladly accept that this is genuine.
It's propaganda against the US, plain and simple. And no I'm not the kinda guy who walks around wearing a 'I Luv NY' t-shirt, I'm from the other side of the pond. I'm just telling it how I see it.Edit cos something I've wrote seems not to make sense
Title: [Suicide Note of Guantánamo Prisoner Jumah Abdel Latif al-Dossari]
From: Dossari, Jumah Abdel Latif al-
Document type: Letter
Pages: 2 p.
Key document: Yes
Location of original: Torturing Democracy: The Torture Archive; torturingdemocracy.org...
Collection: The Torture Archive
Rights: All information displayed in this record, including any PDF image, is public.
Repository: National Security Archive
Date available: 2009-07-22