This is totally fucking insane.

Okay, now that I’ve grabbed your attention with my gratuitously obscene heading, take a gander at this:

Three detainees at the US base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba have died in what appears to have been a suicide pact.

The inmates, two Saudis and a Yemeni, hanged themselves in their cells.

The camp commander said the deaths – the first at the camp – were planned in “an act of warfare”. Rights groups said they were driven by despair.


[…]

There have been dozens of suicide attempts since the camp was set up four years ago – but none successful until now.

The men were found unresponsive and not breathing by guards on Saturday morning, said officials.

They were in separate cells in Camp One, the highest security section of the prison.

[…]

Rear Adm Harris said he did not believe the men had killed themselves out of despair.

“They are smart. They are creative, they are committed,” he said, quoted by Reuters.

“They have no regard for life, either ours or their own. I believe this was not an act of desperation, but an act of asymmetrical warfare waged against us.”

Any guesses as to what’s totally fucking insane here, people?

EVERYTHING is suddenly an act of war. Even suicide. By PRISONERS. In a concentration camp. Where they have been held for years without charges, trial or sentencing, in total contravention of the laws of the United States, or indeed the United Nations.

They killed no one but themselves, but still, this is somehow an “act of warfare” by individuals with “no regard for life”.

Excuse me, Admiral, but do you know what you just said? If you have any regard for life, why are you keeping them prisoners in such horrendous conditions–under no law, with no charges, no trial, and no sentencing? Why are you complicit in this obvious war crime? Why have these suicides not prompted you to denounce the collective madness in which you are playing a part? Who are you to say that they have “no regard for life” when it’s apparent that you have precious little of your own for THEIR lives? That’s PROJECTION. That, by definition, is TOTALLY FUCKING INSANE.

No, I don’t think my header is too obscene for this at all.

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