Well, of course they are. What did you expect them to do? From AP, with thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist:
Guantanamo Bay detainees are staging suicide attempts and hunger strikes to undermine American policy in the war on terror, a senior U.S. military official said, calling the acts a “jihad” against the United States.
“The detainees view this as a struggle. They view this as a jihad … They’re trying to figure out ways that they can continue the fight,” Navy Rear Adm. Harry Harris, the commander of the U.S. prison on Cuba’s southeastern tip. “They do that with hunger strikes, overdosing on medicines. And now they’ve succeeded in killing themselves.”
Three detainees – two Saudis and a Yemeni – committed suicide in their cells on June 10. The U.S. military said the men hanged themselves by fashioning nooses from bed sheets. Harris said the deaths and other suicide attempts were coordinated acts of resistance – not acts of desperation prompted by their indefinite detention.
“I think it is less about the length of their detention … It’s less about that and it’s more that they continue to fight their fight,” Harris told reporters, adding that defiance in the prison was widespread. “I think the vast majority of detainees are resisting us.”