28 May 2005

Guantanamo Bay

Now, I wonder why the press is so eager to report anything anti-American, but anything pro-American gets left to wither on the vine. Could it be because anything positive about Americans, and anything potentially damaging to our enemies doesn't fit the template of American arrogance?

Now, why hasn't this made the news:
'Americans are very kind people,' one English-challenged detainee said in the March 4 paper. 'If people say there is mistreatment in Cuba with the detainees, those type speaking are wrong, they treat us like a Muslim not a detainee.'

Detainees eat culturally sensitive meals and follow arrows painted on dorm floors to face Mecca. 'Prayer calls are broadcast over loudspeakers five times a day...'

One detainee 'identified a complex detonation system…that had been used in the Chechen conflict, and now is being used on IEDs [Improvised Explosive Devices] in Iraq, helping U.S. forces to combat this lethal weapon.'
Or, why don't we hear about the poor helpless little muslims wanting to go back and start chopping heads when/if they're released:
'I will arrange for the kidnapping and execution of US citizens living in Saudi Arabia,' one detainee threatened, if freed. 'They will have their heads cut off.'

'There is no need to ask for forgiveness for killing a Jew,' another said. 'Israel should not exist and be removed from Palestine.'
Yep, sounds like the Gulag to me allright.
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