Friday, May 19, 2006

The First Duty


The first duty of prisoners of war is to resist their captors.

It is the "War Against Terror". It follows that the prisoners taken in the conflict are POW's. It doesn't matter what sort of legal dodge you want to try such as holding your POW's away from American soil, or simply keeping them secret, both of which the cowardly and dishonorable Bush administration has done so as to have the appearance of legality.

War Against Terror.

Prisoners of war.

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Prisoners wielding improvised weapons attacked military guards trying to save a detainee pretending to commit suicide at the U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the base commander said Friday. Six prisoners were injured. U.S. guards were lured Thursday evening into a dorm-like room at a minimum-security wing of the detention center by a detainee pretending to prepare to hang himself, said Navy Rear Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr.

I hope they continue to resist. I hope they continue to make life as miserable as they possibly can for the cowards holding them.


  • At 4:35 PM, Anonymous ML said…

    I salute these imprisoned freedom fighters!

  • At 4:54 PM, Anonymous JMF said…

    Robert: "PRETENDING"??? Looks like yet another preposterous disinformation plant from "Approved Propaganda". In actuality, things are obviously SO bad at the Gitmo Konzentrationlager that the "resistance" there is intent on escaping from LIFE itself!: 4 Guantanamo Prisoners Attempt Suicide in One Day [Los Angeles Times] ==== Four terrorism suspects at the sprawling prison network here attempted suicide Thursday, and detainees at a camp for the most compliant prisoners attacked guards with improvised weapons when the guards tried to rescue a man attempting to hang himself, a spokesman for the U.S. military-run prison said. ... [Lying NeoConNazi shill Rear Adm. Harry Harris, Jr., can KISS MY REAR!]

  • At 6:08 PM, Blogger Robert said…

    Yeah I had the exact same thought as both of you. Give 'em hell, and give me a fucking break.

    The HUNDRED or so (who really troubles their beautiful minds with keeping track of such things) suicide attempts in the previous year should be a bit of a tip off about the conditions there.

    And the ever so bold UN chimed in today with basically "ok you guys, cut it out."

    Why the fuck does the UN even still exist?

  • At 6:11 PM, Blogger Robert said…

    OK, JMF or Again please tell me it was one of you guys posting the odd message in my draft section in the Blogger dashboard.

    If not, I've been hacked.

  • At 10:04 PM, Anonymous JMF said…

    Robert: Ooops! It may well have been mine, that odd message -- Title: "Priorities"; content: "null"?. I had a problem with the actual post, got radically confused, went to delete the draft, and found I couldn't on my particular browser. ("Delete it" showed, but no actual button to push to do so.) The insertion of the word "null" as the message was only because I assumed the engine wouldn't save an *actually* null draft, and simply blanking out the text was my closest remaining approximation to "deleting". (Sorry, I should have said something earlier and forgot about it.)

  • At 1:00 AM, Blogger Robert said…

    That's quite allright. I figured it was some sort of mix-up, but these days I'm not ashamed to say I'm paranoid.

    I'll just go clean up the mess you made :)

  • At 3:07 AM, Blogger Again said…

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  • At 3:22 AM, Blogger Again said…

    again, Again had to delete the own comments ;-) - thanks jmf for your post, which helps me to understand the situation a bit better

    so the prisoners tried to help the other prisoner to kill himself?

    assumed they cannot depend on the outer world, assumed they know exactly, that nobody really is interested in what's going on in Guantanamo -

    what a heartbreaking message, when people help others to die - in medicine that's called "mercy" killing, euthanasia - and they do it despite the fact that they must know to risk their own life, to risk being tortured themselves

    life must be harder than terminal stage cancer

    and what a nauseating hypocrisy of the guards - if they really would try to avoid suicides, there is one simple, little rule: treat them as human beings...

    (btw: robert, i guess,, jmfs reply said it all regarding "it was one of you guys posting the odd message"? - and jmf: promising title "priorities"!)

  • At 9:44 AM, Anonymous ML said…

    There's something beyond disgusting about forcing human beings to live in order to make them suffer further (though I imagine the Catholic Church could find some justification for it). Those wanting to escape via suicide or euthenasia should not be denied relief from their suffering. Here's a tip for anyone seeking the final solution in such a hopeless place: you can commit suicide simply by drinking 15 or 16 liters of water. The excess water causes a condition called hyponatremia, which is a lethal deficiency of sodium in the blood, and causes the body to shut down. Regardless of whether you are in prison, solitary, a concentration camp, or torture cell, if you have access to drinking water you control your own body.


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