Whenever people resist occupation, whether it be in Iraq or Palestine, they are labeled "terrorists". The government and the media have created a backward Orwellian vernacular with which to deliver us our daily diet of propaganda and bullshit. The new 'mediaspeak' is a euphemistic language of emotionally sterile platitudes. Civilian resistance to occupation = 'insurgency'; killing civilans = 'collateral damage', and so on. And as evidenced by this NYTimes article, giving up on life due to torture, fatigue and lack of hope is just another act of Muslim terrorism. This is what Rear Admiral Harry B. Harris Jr., the commander of the detention camp at Guantánamo, told reporters in a news conference when 3 of his inmates hanged themselves:
"They are smart, they are creative, they are committed," Admiral Harris said. "They have no regard for life, neither ours nor their own. I believe this was not an act of desperation, but an act of asymmetrical warfare waged against us."
Ahem. In another case, an associate of mine recalls a radio interview in which a US military official describes the suicide of a Gitmo inmate as an "emotional act of terrorism and blackmailing". A suicide attack minus the actual attack. Don't pity the filthy Muslims, they're just trying to harm us emotionally.
Here's another surreally ridiculous excerpt from a Telegraph article about the same incident:
America has denounced as "a good PR move" the suicides of three terrorism suspects at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp.
The comment was made by Colleen Graffy, a senior State Department spokesman, who told the BBC World Service that the suicides were "a tactic to further the jihadi cause".
Amnesty International was slightly more in touch with reality, describing the suicides as "the tragic results of years of arbitrary and indefinite detention", and the Center for Constitutional Rights said the Gitmo detainees suffered an "incredible level of despair that they will never get justice". The despair of other inmates was jacked up a notch as a result of the deaths though: the solution was to take their bedding away during the day and force-feed them to prevent hunger strikes. What a morale-booster.
The "war on terror" is the war on resistance - that's the resistance of the Iraqi people, the resistance of the true Semites of Palestine, and our resistance to the loss of our freedoms, fast-tracked by legislation like the Orwellian-named "Patriot Act", which of course was justified by the false flag attacks of 9/11 carried out by the CIA and Mossad.
War is Peace
Freedom is Slavery
Resistance is Terrorism.
A brazen antisemitic extremist perpetrates
a vicious act of terror