Friday, April 24, 2009

Grenade accident kills Yemeni Gitmo detainee's sons

"The two young sons of a Yemeni detainee at Guantanamo died when a grenade they were playing with accidentally detonated inside their home, a human rights lawyer and the detainee's brother said Thursday. The two boys were the sons of Guantanamo prisoner #1463, Abdelsalam al-Hilah, a businessman who was captured in Cairo in 2002 and sent to Guantanamo on charges of terrorism, said Ahmed Irman of the Hood Organization for Defending Human Rights, an organization that advocates for Guantanamo detainees in Yemen. The children, Youssef, 11, and Omar, 10, were playing unsupervised with the grenade in a room in the house when it exploded. It is unclear why the grenade was in the house."

"It is unclear why the grenade was in the house"? Really? I realize this may be "thinking outside the box", but it seems pretty clear to me that "the grenade was in the house" because an adult in the house is a terrorist. Why else would they have "the grenade . . . in the house"?

This time, it looks like their activity killed their own. Next time?

Oppose torture, close Guantanamo, Bush bad, Obama good, etc., etc. But, remember - - there really are terrorists, and some of them are in U.S. custody, and we need to keep them locked up.

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