Monday, June 12, 2006

Suicide Is A PR Stunt!

Colleen Graffy, a senior foreign policy official in the Bush administration, has stated that three illegally detained people at Guantanamo Bay, 2 Saudi's and one from Yemen, killed themselves as part of a PR stunt! She said that the deaths were "... good PR move to draw attention," and, "a tactic to further the jihad cause."

The base commander and war criminal, Navy Rear Admiral Harry Harris, said that the suicides were "...not an act of desperation but an act of 'asymmetric' warfare against us".

Dr Muhammad Abdul Bari of the Muslim Council of Britain, said: "The deaths of these three men does not represent an 'asymmetrical act of war' as the Americans unbelievably claim, but rather an act of absolute desperation."

Former British inmate, Shafiq Rasul, added: "There is no hope in Guantanamo! The only thing that goes through your mind day after day is how to get justice or how to kill yourself.

"It is the despair - not the thought of martyrdom - that consumes you there."

I can't believe how far the people in the American administration have sunk in their view of humanity. There can be NO excuse to accuse those who have been interned illegally for years, of carrying out PR stunts. I agree that there is a message here. It is one of people without hope. People who have no other means of escape from the mental, and probable physical, torture. Of people who feel as if the world has abandoned them.

And of course, the moral tone of the administration is set by those at the top.


Jay said...

Gee...I can't imagine why anybody would contemplate suicide just because they were picked up, flown half way across the globe, thrown in a gulag, tortured, no charges, no lawyers, no family, no hope of ever getting out....

ya just can't figure out them people; I mean, I hear they even get chicken for dinner once in awhile.

sandegaye said...

Darn those tricksters! Plotting warfare against us w/ sheets around their necks.
This is the pathetic low point in what we value in human life.
God help us all..
And still Bush is being touted as the Messiah behind church pulpits.
Incredibly sad.

jane said...

Hi Mark,
I hope you had a lovely Father's Day!