Terrorists have successfully waged a campaign on that island rented from Cuba and it is a brilliant PR move on their part, according to generals supervising the facilities there. The weapon of their choice, surely not the kind Saddam was accused to have that is commonly referred to as weapons of mass destruction, is made out of bed sheets and clothes.
“They have no regard for human life, neither ours nor their own. I believe this (suicide) was not an act of desperation but an act of asymmetric warfare against us” – Navy Rear-Admiral Harry Harris, Guantanamo Bay base commander.
The three had also conducted hunger strikes before. Little is known about them, except that they are called evil terrorists.
There is a link to a news report article here.
It was determined a few years back by the administration that the Geneva Convention does not apply here.