“People, we want falafel and Â beans…”
Former Inmate Adel Al-Gazzar Complains About Cornflakes and Yogurt Served in Guantanamo and Concludes: The US Soldier Is No Rambo.
Former Inmate Adel Al-Gazzar Complains About Cornflakes and Yogurt Served in Guantanamo and Concludes: The US Soldier Is No Rambo
Following are excerpts from an interview with Adel Al-Gazzar, a former Guantanamo inmate, which aired on Al-Rahma TV on February 16, 2012:
Interviewer: You said that some American soldiers in Guantanamo would cry and send letters to their mommies and girlfriends…
Adel Al-Gazzar: Right.
Interviewer: The American soldier looks strong, but is he really that strong?
Adel Al-Gazzar: Like the poet said, he has the body of a mule and the dreams of a bird. Some brothers even wrote a poem that goes: “This American, the real idiot. He resembles a donkey, in body and in stupidity.” This is just one part. This poem had many stanzas. He is a real idiot, and he resembles a donkey in his body and stupidity. Indeed, they have awesome bodies. They practice sports, and have muscles out to here, like Rambo. The US soldier thinks he’s a Rambo. The cinema has made him believe that. But the truth is that he is no Rambo.
The US soldier cannot fight at all. During the first Gulf War, the Egyptian and the Syrian armies moved in, and the Americans stayed behind. When it was all over and all the “dispensable” soldiers killed or wounded, the Americans would come and take pictures.
People, we want falafel and broad beans…
They would serve us breakfast that does not suit our nature. They would give you cornflakes and yogurt. People, we want falafel and broad beans… That stuff doesn’t cut it for us. It would never fill us.