May 19, 2006

The Shaheed That Wasn't

I've held off posting about this because this is the Jawa Report, one of the premier counter-terrorism blogs in the 'sphere, and by the time I have a chance to post about something counterterrorism, it's usually already been covered. Which should explain why I spend most of my posts here being the Imperial Court Jester.

Well, every dog has his day, I guess.

Turns out the story about the attempted suicide in Gitmo was more attempted than suicide:

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ten Guantanamo prisoners lured U.S. guards into a cell with a staged suicide attempt, then attacked them with light fixtures, fan blades and other improvised weapons while guards fired rubber balls and used a grenade launcher to subdue them, U.S. officials said on Friday.
The blog-grandfather (stein hoist for the Reuters link) speculates that it coincides with the reported release of 16 Saudi prisoners.

I think it has more to do with the simple fact that Gitmo is populated with people who want to kill Americans no matter what. Either that, or the inmates heard about the so-called UN Human Rights Commission demand that Gitmo be shut down, and tried to create an international outcry.

So sad that they were betrayed by of all sources, MargaReuterville.

Stein hoist to co-blogger Bluto for the MSNBC link. Dude, you should update and stuff.

By Vinnie at 11:13 PM | Comments |