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Bloviating Zeppelin: Reading Between The Lines of the Three Gitmo Suicides

Bloviating Zeppelin

(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Reading Between The Lines of the Three Gitmo Suicides


"Three Muslims committed suicide at the Guantanamo Bay prison and now, more than ever, this is a clear indication that Gitmo needs to be completely shut down and all those present set free."

Only this scenario would please the American Left and others around the globe.

I do not believe this is prudent for any number of reasons, not the least of which is mindset and philosophy, a factor that, once again, liberals fail to take into account.


A bit of background; from The Economist:

THREE suicides at the weekend among inmates at Guantánamo Bay have brought renewed calls for the closure of the already widely-condemned American prison. Set up at an American naval base in Cuba in January 2002, the camp contains some 460 terrorist suspects, many of whom have been held for more than four years without charge. Lawyers for the prisoners called the suicides an act of desperation.

That from this British-based magazine to which I subscribe, amongst other left-leaning publications -- in order to see and read "how the other half lives."

A US military professional recently indicated that these suicides are a form of cogent and planned asymmetrical war against the United States, insofar as they realized their deaths would confound the plans of our nation and bring Gitmo further into a negative light in terms of its proposed eradication by those who have no concept of the War Against Islamists; why otherwise would three separate persons commit suicide and leave alleged "suicide notes" on the same day at roughly the same time?

In addition, all persons know that Muslims simply do not commit suicide. That is what we are told, yes? No? What about the downing of EgyptAir Flight 990 on 10-31-1999 in which the Muslim co-pilot deliberately drove the massive Boeing 767 into the ocean?

Two years afterward the U.S. and Egyptian governments are still quarreling over the cause—a clash that grows out of cultural division, not factual uncertainty. A look at the flight data from a pilot's perspective, with the help of simulations of the accident, points to what the Egyptians must already know: the crash was caused not by any mechanical failure but by a pilot's intentional act.

And yet that apparently matters not. The DEM are portraying the event as three poor, disaffected and oppressed Muslims simply becoming depressed by their horrific conditions and taking the proverbial "easy way out." From the Associated Press:

Three Guantanamo Bay detainees hanged themselves with nooses made of sheets and clothes, the commander of the detention center said, bringing further condemnation of the isolated camp where hundreds of men have been held for years without charge.

No charges? These individuals are ENEMY COMBATANTS. Pure and simple. Question for those history-challenged amongst us:

When American and allied forces were captured and forced into German prison camps, were they proffered, individually, with trials so they could provide exculpatory evidence as to their guilt or innocence in the war effort? Or were they simply warehoused under conditions infinitely worse than those experienced by Gitmo detainees? And what about American and allied troops and the conditions they endured at the hands of the Japanese? U.S. prisoners of war held by the Empire of Japan, 1941-1945, died at a rate exceeding 37% while in captivity. On the other hand, U.S. prisoners of war held captive by Nazi Germany died at a rate of less than 2% while held by the Germans.

How we, sadly, seem to ignore history.

Or, how about the conditions experienced by Gitmo detainees as opposed to the as-yet unconvicted military personnel detained in the Haditha events? These military persons are kept in shackles under conditions much more oppressive than those of persons in Gitmo.

These detainees knew precisely what they were doing and committed their deaths in the same fashion as Homicide Bombers. They too will be facing their virgin ration in the next life.

This was a wonderful PR move. And don't think that "they" don't have a grasp of our civilisation though we clearly don't have a grasp of theirs.

These persons are not weak and they are not victims. They are strong-willed and they are single-minded and they are willing to sacrifice their bodies to what they perceive as the overall common good for their struggle. It is about Islam and it is about overcoming the unwashed and the infidels and the corrupt who do not believe in the teachings of Mohammad.

In the meantime we continue to compare and contrast Militant Islamists with our own sense of fair play, logic and common sense.

We do this because we are, simply, stupid.

Bottom line? Three Islamists dead?

Fabulous.

We need more dead Militant Islamists.

BZ

4 Comments:

Blogger Little Miss Chatterbox said...

To quote Michelle Malkin loosely ( I think this was the phrase she used)--Boo, frickin' hoo!!!

Mon Jun 12, 10:51:00 PM PDT  
Blogger A Jacksonian said...

"Lawyers for the prisoners called the suicides an act of desperation."

They say this as if it were a *bad* thing...

They must give up hope of winning. They must give up hope of intimidating. They must give up hope of killing their way to victory. They must give up hope of a global Ummah and every infidel or heathen dead or enslaved. They must give up hope of ever being released while they still hold those previous dear.

They must come to terms with being barbarians. And give up the hope they will ever be seen as anything other than that.

Desperation?

Dear me!

Sounds like the place is WORKING as it should. Cleanly, efficiently, humanely, even a Red Cross installation next door for visits.

Close it?

Just the opposite!

More, please!

Faster, please!

Oh, and to all of those pointing at the Geneva Conventions, anyone bearing arms on a battlefield but not wearing a uniform, not part of an organized National military and not adhering to an accountable command structure has only one expectation if captured: death.

The United States has been more than kind because we see the information that these individuals have as more *important* than their lives and simply killing them.

And I think that they are coming to understand that, also. And realize that the low value that they have placed on the lives of others has also diminished the value of their own in the doing.

Tue Jun 13, 08:11:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Patty said...

Who freakin cares. I can't find anyone other than on the net that freakin cares.
They are the enemy. Part of them have already been released once. They went right back to what? Fighting against us.
Why the second detention. Why not a nice piece of lead.

Tue Jun 13, 04:21:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

LMC: Too true, too true. I shed not one tear.

AJ: The place IS working as it should. More AND faster!

Patty: Welcome aboard! Good to see you and thank you for visiting and commenting! And you are precisely correct: let any of these warriors go and there will only be MORE bloodshed and at an even greater rate. Islamists and Military Islam respect but one thing: brute force, excision and death. To think otherwise portrays an incredibly immature naivete.

BZ

Tue Jun 13, 04:36:00 PM PDT  

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