Friday, May 19, 2006

Brawl at Guantanamo !

Those poor, sweet innocents that the cruel United States has illegally taken prisoner...look at what they're up to:

Ten Guantanamo prisoners lured U.S. guards into a room with a staged suicide attempt, then attacked them with broken light fixtures, fan blades and other improvised weapons before being overpowered, U.S. officials said on Friday.

Six prisoners were treated for "minor injuries" and none of the U.S. guards was seriously hurt, the officials said.
"The detainees had slickened the floor of their block with feces, urine and soapy water in an attempt to trick the guards. They then assaulted the guards with broken light fixtures, fan blades and bits of metal," said Navy Rear Adm. Harry Harris, who commands the detention operation.
U.S. guards used pepper spray and then blasted the inmates with several shots from a shotgun that fired rubber balls to gain control of the inmates and used an M203 grenade launcher that shot a blunt rubber object, U.S. officials said.

This New York Times story, gleefully reporting on a UN committee's calls for the closure of Guantánamo Bay (citing only tales told by terrorists held there, and of course unattributed "reports"), contains the following:

"The United States "should cease to detain any person at Guantánamo Bay and close this detention facility, permit access by the detainees to the judicial process or release them as soon as possible," the report said.

Er...release them where? Most of the home countries of these "persons" want nothing to do with them and will not allow their return. Calling Jennifer Daskal of Human Rights Watch (who "praised the report") - you wanna take these bad boys home with you?

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