Saturday, June 10, 2006

Triple suicide as creative PR & asymmetric warfare

Are there no depths to which Al Qaeda will not stoop?

Triple suicide at Guantanamo:

Rear Admiral 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, quoted by Reuters. "They have no regard for life, either ours or their own. I believe this was not an act of desperation, but an act of ...warfare waged against us."

[Ellipsis in the original. Who knows what the BBC and Reuters left out.]

UPDATE (Sunday):

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".


  1. Anonymous7:58 AM

    I believe what was left out was the word "assymetrical." As in assymetrical warfare.

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