A fake suicide attempt was the beginning of a coordinated attack on guards. Looks like the anti-jihad rehab program is going swimmingly; I hope more of these capital fellows will be released soon.
Seriously, this indicates that the calls to close this place down are out of focus, and are based on political concerns that manifest no awareness whatsoever of the jihad ideology or the tenacity of those who hold it. I don’t think that anything, or anything effective, is being done to disabuse the Guantanamo prisoners of that ideology, since we all have to pretend that Islam is a Religion of Peaceâ„¢ and that therefore the Qur’ans issued to these prisoners will soothe them, rather than increase their ardor for jihad. However, I certainly don’t think that releasing them will do anything but swell a bit the numbers of the global mujahedin. Calls to do so also manifest a failure to understand that we are actually at war.
“Guards and Detainees Clash at Guantanamo,” from AP, with thanks to JE:
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Prisoners with makeshift weapons battled guards trying to save a detainee pretending to commit suicide at the U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in what military officials said Friday was a coordinated attack that left six prisoners injured.
Word of the injuries comes as a U.N. panel pressed the United States to close Guantanamo, saying the indefinite detention of terror suspects violates the ban on torture.
“This illustrates to me the dangerous nature of the men we have detained here,” the detention center’s commanding officer, Navy Rear Adm. Harry Harris, told reporters in a teleconference, describing Thursday’s attack.