Gitmo: Suicide an "Act of War"

It seems many people on the left are having trouble understanding how a Gitmo detainee committing suicide can be considered an act of war. But being the nice guy that I am, I'll try to explain it to them in simple enough terms so that even they can understand.

Hard-line members of Al Qaeda, such as those who killed themselves, use unconventional tactics in order to advance their efforts against the United States. That “asymmetrical warfare” as described by a US General stationed at the prison camp, is not uncommon for Islamic Extremists. For example, terrorists strap bombs to their waist and kill crowds of innocent people. They do this for several reasons and one of those reasons has to do with a propaganda strategy. And the last time I checked, blowing oneself up is considered suicide. Which means the argument that, “how can suicide be an act of war” is completely absurd.

This propaganda strategy was modified by these three detainees and is obviously working. The anti-war left was quick to attack the administration and the necessity of Guantanamo Bay. This was not an act of desperation as some anti-American elements in this country and the around the world want you to believe. AL Qaeda depends heavily on the far-left in America because they understand how to use them as tools; and that’s what they are doing now. What people seem to be forgetting, perhaps conveniently, is that many terrorists want to die and are more than willing to commit suicide to further their Jihad.

These three individuals were committed to their “God ordered” duty and happily gave their life for their cause. Luckily, they were captured and in a position to kill only themselves, not innocent people to push their strategy. That’s what’s great about Gitmo…it gives these terrorists no choice. And the left’s favorite excuse of "how do know if they were guilty", is not applicable in this case:

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NY Times) "The Pentagon released a statement describing Mr. Ahmed, the Yemeni, as a "mid to high-level Al Qaeda operative" who was close to Abu al-Zubaydah, a senior figure for Al Qaeda who has since been captured. The statement also said that Mr. Habardi was a member of a terrorist group that recruits for Al Qaeda, and had been recommended for transfer to another country, presumably Saudi Arabia. The Pentagon said that Mr. Zahrani had been "a frontline fighter for the Taliban" and had participated in the prison uprising in 2001 at Mazar-i-Sharif in Afghanistan that resulted in the death of Johnny Micheal Spann, a C.I.A. operative."