Sunday, June 11, 2006

Retaliation: U.S. Bombs Canada & Venezuela

In brazen acts against U.S. marines in Guantanamo Bay, three suspected terrorists (two from Saudi Arabia, one from Yemen) committed suicide by hanging themselves.
*Rear Adm, Harry Harris, commander of Joint Task Force-Guantanamo, said Saturday that every prisoner at Guantanamo is considered "dangerous."

Harris said a guard early Saturday "noticed something out of the ordinary" and discovered one man had hanged himself early Saturday. Upon checking on other detainees, guards found that two others had hanged themselves as well, he said.

"I believe [the suicides were] not an act of desperation, but of warfare", Harris said. The military, he said, is committed to the safety of detainees.
He also commented that while these actions could not go unpunished that the bodies of these terrorists would be treated with the "utmost respect" something we never would have done had they lived.

When asked to comment regarding air strikes on two countries apparently having no connections with the suspected terrorists Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld said, "Look, for reasons of national security, I, of course can't discuss what our response was about or the terrorists will have won but I can tell you what it was not about and that's oil. Besides, in case you haven't noticed, things are already a bit unstable in the Middle East."

Bush had this to say of the 'act of warfare' perpetrated in Guantanamo: "Well, I feel vindidacted. See these were just the kind of suiciders I was talkin' 'bout when I said, bring 'em on. I mean no harm no foul, right? That means, it's kind of a sports chronology you know, if someone fouls you and the play still comes out okay for ya' there's no penalty see ... he-he".

In related news an emergency meeting of Cheney's energy task force has been called for this week as many of the members anticipate being unavoidably detained for the foreseeable future.

What a difference a day makes. Somehow I knew that the story would be modified from its initial reporting so I took a few screenshots ...

Saturday evening CNN reports an act of warfare:

On Sunday CNN's Act of Warfare becomes a 'planned event':

I guess the Rear Admiral must have thought better of his original comments - the quote was taken from Saturday's article.