Guantanamo, Camp Delta Triple Suicides - This Old Brit Readers' Poll ....
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Please read both of these related BBC reports regarding the recent Guantanamo Bay, Camp Delta triple [so called] suicides.
Okay? Any questions?
Then here is ours.
Which of the following quotes sounds the most stupendously shocking and sickeningly stupid, shovel full of lying bullshit you've been subjected to and seriously expected to swallow, since the last lot of fixed American elections?
Is it (A).
Or is it (B).
The US says the detainees had other means of protest
A top US official has described the suicides of three detainees at the US base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as a "good PR move to draw attention".
Colleen Graffy told the BBC the deaths were part of a strategy and "a tactic to further the jihadi cause", but taking their own lives was unnecessary.
But earlier, the camp commander, Rear Adm Harris said he did not believe the men had killed themselves out of despair.
"They are smart. They are creative, they are committed," he said.
"They have no regard for life, either ours or their own. I believe this was not an act of desperation, but an act of asymmetrical warfare waged against us."
Or is it (C).
Ken Roth, head of Human Rights Watch in New York, told the BBC the men had probably been driven by despair.
"These people are despairing because they are being held lawlessly," he said.
"There's no end in sight. They're not being brought before any independent judges. They're not being charged and convicted for any crime."
That view was supported by British Muslim Moazzam Begg who spent three years in Guantanamo. He said of the camp's inmates: "They're in a worse situation than convicted criminals and it's an act of desperation."
Or is it (D).
The sister of a UK inmate of Guantanamo Bay has said she is "suspicious" about the suicides of three detainees at the US base in Cuba.
Amani Deghayes and her family have campaigned for the release of her brother Omar, 37, from Brighton, since his detention in 2002.
Ms Deghayes, from Kilburn, north London, said she did not know what to think about the suicides.
"I find it quite hard to believe they managed to kill themselves," she said.
Her suspicions have been raised, she explained, because inmates are allowed to have so few items in their cells.