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Saturday, December 09, 2006

The Enemy Lies: A New Flash To The LA Times

An LA Times story reveals what we already knew:

The advisor, who cannot be identified because of military rules and concerns for his family's safety, attributes the suicides to a misguided rumor that an act of martyrdom would result in the rest of Guantanamo's prisoners being freed.

"They thought they were doing good, that they were sacrificing themselves," he said. "They thought there would be planes lined up to take the others away.

"Since the suicides had no effect, "I don't think it will happen again," he said. "The world didn't respond the way they thought it would."

B-O-O H-O-O. I don't mean to sound insensitive, but do we really care about the enemies we have in custody down at Gitmo? I mean, obviously we are treating these people better than any other prisoner we've ever taken in battle, but I'm not shedding a tear over three out of eight hundred detainees who decided to commit suicide on the false hope that such an act would release the others.

But I think that the following will upset Americans more than anything. The idea that Gitmo is now a petri dish for political correctness should tick off any American who still wonders what happened to the ough military we used to have. I'm sure that, like us, they're wondering why this crap is even tolerated by the military:

His suggestions for more sensitivity in a detention environment deplored by human-rights groups and European allies have resulted in some bizarre bows to religious tradition.

During the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, for instance, hunger-striking prisoners were force-fed only after the daytime fasting period had ended. And out of respect for the cultural taboo against exposing the male body from the waist to the knees in the sight of others, prisoners thought to be suicide risks are stripped of cotton clothing that can be torn into ligatures and instead outfitted in Velcro-fastened green nylon pads that cover them from the chest to the ankles.

Complaints from the prisoners about guards making noise during the prayer calls five times a day led to the use of yellow plastic cones stenciled with a P. When a muezzin's recorded call sounds from speakers around the camps, the prayer cones are positioned in each cellblock corridor to remind guards to be quiet.

The advisor also plays a role in the kitchens, suggesting traditional meals for Muslim holidays and ensuring that meat ordered for the detainees is certified as halal by the Islamic Society of North America.

To ease boredom for the prisoners, who spend all but an hour or two each day alone in cells or cages, the advisor and fellow contractors in the intelligence field have more than doubled the prison library offerings. There are now more than 4,500 titles of religious writings, literature, history and politics available for the weekly library-cart rounds.

No offense, folks, but these sensitivity measures are asinine. The same treatment will NEVER be given to our troops that are captured by the enemy, so why in the Hell are we going out of our way to be nice to them? As for the human rights groups, the Red Cross, and other organizations that complain about the treatment of detainees in Gitmo, they'd all be told to got to Hell. They'd get no access to a military prison. They wouldn't be given a chance to talk to any of them. I'm sick to death of this crap. You don't fight a war like this.

It's stupid and foolish, and by emasculating the military to basically be glorified baby-sitters doesn't help their image in the least. It makes them look weak. And at a time when our enemy already knows full well the value of propaganda, the last thing we need to do is hand them a target they can demoralize more on a silver platter.

Publius II


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