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3 Gitmo Detainees Reportedly Hang Selves
AP ^ | 6/9/06 | AP

Posted on 06/10/2006 3:53:38 PM PDT by NJRighty

3 Gitmo Detainees Reportedly Hang Selves

(AP) WASHINGTON Three Guantanamo Bay detainees hanged themselves with nooses made of sheets and clothes, the commander of the detention center said Saturday.

They were the first reported deaths among the hundreds of men held at the base in Cuba — some of them for up to 4 1/2 years and without charge.

Two men from Saudi Arabia and one from Yemen were found "unresponsive and not breathing in their cells" early Saturday, according to a statement from the Miami-based U.S. Southern Command, which has jurisdiction over the prison. Attempts were made to revive the prisoners, but they failed.

"They hung themselves with fabricated nooses made out of clothes and bed sheets," Navy Rear Adm. Harry Harris told reporters in a conference call from the U.S. base in southeastern Cuba.

Pentagon officials said the three men were in Camp 1, the highest maximum security prison at Guantanamo, and that none of them had tried to commit suicide before.

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1 posted on 06/10/2006 3:53:40 PM PDT by NJRighty
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To: NJRighty

What are we going to do with these guys?


2 posted on 06/10/2006 3:54:37 PM PDT by Hildy ("Whenever someone smiles at me all I see is a chimpanzee begging for its life." - Dwight Schrute)
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To: NJRighty

Checking my sympathy meter

Nope, ain't moving


3 posted on 06/10/2006 3:54:46 PM PDT by 5Madman2 (There is no such thing as an experienced suicide bomber)
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To: NJRighty

Shiite happens.


4 posted on 06/10/2006 3:54:50 PM PDT by SIDENET (I like liberals...they taste like CHICKEN.)
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To: NJRighty

You can't see me, but let's just say that I'm ululating.


5 posted on 06/10/2006 3:54:55 PM PDT by umgud (FR, NASCAR & 24, way too much butt time)
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To: NJRighty

Don't let the door hit you on the ass


6 posted on 06/10/2006 3:55:01 PM PDT by The Cuban
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To: NJRighty
3 Gitmo Detainees Reportedly Hang Selves

Bummer

7 posted on 06/10/2006 3:55:14 PM PDT by beyond the sea (Scientists Are Itching to Blame Poison Ivy's Effect on Global Warming)
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To: NJRighty

Three less to feed, gourmet meals to...


8 posted on 06/10/2006 3:55:15 PM PDT by JoanneSD
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To: NJRighty

No!!!!! Not that!!!!!




Heh, heh, hee...


9 posted on 06/10/2006 3:55:29 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: NJRighty

Will they still get their virgins? lol


10 posted on 06/10/2006 3:55:30 PM PDT by proudofthesouth (Mao said that power comes at the point of a rifle; I say FREEDOM does.)
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To: NJRighty

"(S)elves" are really short elves.


11 posted on 06/10/2006 3:55:44 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (DemocRATS! America's Lynch Mob.)
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To: NJRighty

Only a couple hundred more to go and then we can close gitmo.


12 posted on 06/10/2006 3:55:56 PM PDT by driftdiver
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To: NJRighty

Sounds like it's time to issue extra sheets.


13 posted on 06/10/2006 3:56:09 PM PDT by digitalbrownshirt (http://digitalbrownshirt.blogspot.com)
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To: NJRighty

As with Democrats, we should just keeping giving 'em more rope.


14 posted on 06/10/2006 3:56:21 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: NJRighty

"hanged themselves with nooses made of sheets and clothes..."







Sounds like the sheets and clothes did it. Time to ban sheets and clothing.


15 posted on 06/10/2006 3:57:10 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: NJRighty

Only three. Its a start.


16 posted on 06/10/2006 3:57:21 PM PDT by Reagan Man (Secure the borders; enforce employer sanctions; stop welfare handouts to illegals)
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To: NJRighty
some of them for up to 4 1/2 years and without charge.

This is outrageous! They should not be allowed to stay there 4 1/2 years without paying!

17 posted on 06/10/2006 3:57:32 PM PDT by webheart
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To: NJRighty
Hot diggity dog! A couple more bite the dust, they're dropping like flies,,,,,,,hey Osama, any last words???
18 posted on 06/10/2006 3:57:50 PM PDT by rockabyebaby (Say what you feel, those that matter don't mind, those that mind don't matter.)
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To: NJRighty

Three hog carcass shrouds, COMING UP!


19 posted on 06/10/2006 3:58:07 PM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: Brilliant
Sounds like the sheets and clothes did it. Time to ban sheets and clothing.

OMG!! I'm stripping myself and my bed as we speak!

20 posted on 06/10/2006 3:59:02 PM PDT by rockabyebaby (Say what you feel, those that matter don't mind, those that mind don't matter.)
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To: Hildy
What are we going to do with these guys?

Worm food?

21 posted on 06/10/2006 3:59:04 PM PDT by AndrewC (Darwinian logic -- It is just-so if it is just-so.)
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To: NJRighty

They hung themselves with nooses fabricated from clothes and bed sheets?! There should be an investigation immediately! I will not stand for this kind of abuse of prisoners! Keep in mind that a society is based on how it treats it's prisoners. We, the United States of America, should at the very least supply the Gitmo detainees with REAL AMERICANMADE ROPE (preferrably from Texas)so they can hang themselves properly! Forcing those poor souls to be reduced to using bed sheets! We should be ashamed!!!


22 posted on 06/10/2006 3:59:25 PM PDT by PhillyRepublican
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To: Brilliant

Or issue rope.


23 posted on 06/10/2006 3:59:30 PM PDT by stop_fascism
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To: webheart

This is outrageous! They should not be allowed to stay there 4 1/2 years without paying

Post of the day


24 posted on 06/10/2006 4:00:16 PM PDT by 5Madman2 (There is no such thing as an experienced suicide bomber)
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To: Brilliant

Ban them? I was thinking extra sheets and clothes for all.


25 posted on 06/10/2006 4:00:24 PM PDT by kalee (Send your senators the dictionary definition of "amnesty")
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To: rockabyebaby

pics?


26 posted on 06/10/2006 4:00:29 PM PDT by al baby (Dick Trickle is not a medical condition)
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To: PzLdr

I'd like to see them all buried with panties on their heads.


27 posted on 06/10/2006 4:00:31 PM PDT by i_dont_chat (I defend the right to offend!)
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To: al baby



Um, well, not exactly, not right now!


28 posted on 06/10/2006 4:02:18 PM PDT by rockabyebaby (Say what you feel, those that matter don't mind, those that mind don't matter.)
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To: NJRighty

Gitmo needs rope!


29 posted on 06/10/2006 4:02:34 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: NJRighty

Need more rope.


30 posted on 06/10/2006 4:02:52 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Never a minigun handy when you need one.)
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To: NJRighty

So three less taxpayer dinners of glazed chicken and rice pilaf.


31 posted on 06/10/2006 4:04:00 PM PDT by jslade (Liberalism ALWAYS accomplishes the exact opposite of it's stated intent!)
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To: NJRighty

too bad. Do they think that if they were charged with something formal, they would have been freed? I'm assuming they were held for 4 1/2 years because we knew they were quite guilty enough to keep for quite a long time.


32 posted on 06/10/2006 4:04:43 PM PDT by Williams
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To: rogue yam

Seriously. I'm not sure I understand the reasoning behind keeping prisoners (especially here; mental patients may be another story) from killing themselves. Keeping them from doing harm to others, yes. Limiting the rope to go around, no.


33 posted on 06/10/2006 4:04:55 PM PDT by 1L
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To: Hildy
What are we going to do with these guys?

There's really only one thing to do...

¡¡¡Ayyyyyyyyyyyyy, piñata!!!

34 posted on 06/10/2006 4:06:15 PM PDT by RichInOC (It's good to be Gulbuth the Rampant these days.)
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To: digitalbrownshirt
Sounds like it's time to issue extra sheets.

LOL...

Either that or no more clothes and sheets for these guys. Frankly, I'm with you. But you know the deal...

35 posted on 06/10/2006 4:07:20 PM PDT by Fruitbat
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To: All

When this news came out today on FOX today they had a phone interview with O'Reilly. He is on his way back from visiting Gitmo and had been in the area where these men committed suicide. He will be having a special report on Monday night of his visit.

The interesting thing he said was this. He noticed the windows in the cell block (where these men were) were covered up. He asked why. He was told this was because of the Human Rights group (including Red Cross) complained the men had no privacy so the windows were covered. O'Rielly commented the guard would not be able to see into the cells as to what they men were doing then. He was told, "that correct".

Should be an interesting Monday night O'Rielly in light of this news.

BTW -- does anybody know where they are finding all the 72 virgins for all these dead terriorists?


36 posted on 06/10/2006 4:07:56 PM PDT by BlueOx
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To: 5Madman2
Checking my sympathy meter

Nope, ain't moving

LOL!

37 posted on 06/10/2006 4:08:11 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: kalee

If I thought the rest would hang themselves, I'd agree with you that we should issue more sheets and clothes.

But I bet they would not. So the next best thing is to take away their sheets and clothes to make sure that they don't!


38 posted on 06/10/2006 4:08:13 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: NJRighty

39 posted on 06/10/2006 4:08:33 PM PDT by Solamente (Let all the poisons that lurk in the mud hatch out...)
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To: NJRighty

Bill O'Reilly was there on Fri doing interviews. I wonder if the timing has anything to do with getting press attention.

Bill gave us a preview on Friday when he said the prisoners tend to gain weight when they come to Gitmo.


40 posted on 06/10/2006 4:08:44 PM PDT by I still care ("Remember... for it is the doom of men that they forget" - Merlin, from Excalibur)
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"3 Gitmo Detainees Reportedly Hang Selves."

I hope this starts a trend. It will save us the trouble of doing it.

41 posted on 06/10/2006 4:09:30 PM PDT by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: NJRighty

Send more ropes to Gitmo!


42 posted on 06/10/2006 4:09:57 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: NJRighty

I just heard Trace Gallagher state that the US thinks these suicides were an act of warfare, not desperation, since they did it in unison.

That's right! This is a terrorist attack on the US.


43 posted on 06/10/2006 4:10:16 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: 5Madman2

Batteries dead?


44 posted on 06/10/2006 4:10:32 PM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: Solamente

How did you get that photo straight out of their cells so quick?

You must have excellent connections.


45 posted on 06/10/2006 4:10:52 PM PDT by MrCruncher
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To: NJRighty

Wow........I can not believe anyone is thrilled about another human being commiting suicide,I think it is an awful thing.


46 posted on 06/10/2006 4:11:26 PM PDT by Nothometoday
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"Three Guantanamo Bay detainees hanged themselves with nooses made of sheets and clothes, the commander of the detention center said Saturday."

Tomorrow the news media will be blaming the U.S. for this "dreadful loss of innocent life". They will be claiming that clinical depression, caused by being incarcerated without a fair trial, was the reason for the suicides. They will claim that our troops are indifferent to human life and are murderers. They will babble, rail, carp, lie, confuse and spew, and nobody will believe them anymore. The news of three more dead terrorists is uplifting and good, and all the drive-by-media spinning in the world won't change that wonderful reality one little bit.

47 posted on 06/10/2006 4:12:10 PM PDT by TheCrusader
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To: MrCruncher


MUSLIM WIND CHIMES!!
48 posted on 06/10/2006 4:12:17 PM PDT by One4Indictment
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To: NJRighty

Let's hope this is a trend.


49 posted on 06/10/2006 4:12:41 PM PDT by new yorker 77 (FAKE POLLS DO NOT TRANSLATE INTO REAL VOTERS!)
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To: NJRighty

Great news, saved the taxpayers money.


50 posted on 06/10/2006 4:13:43 PM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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