Exposed at Abu Ghraib: Torture of U.S. Rule

Discussion in 'America Attacks!' started by Andrei, May 10, 2004.

  1. Andrei

    Andrei Member

    Exposed at Abu Ghraib: Torture of U.S. Rule

    Revolutionary Worker #1240, May 16, 2004, posted at http://rwor.org

    Day after day, there is more. Much more. More horrific pictures, depraved videos, and the heart-rending testimony of former prisoners.

    The U.S. interrogators, officially called "Human Exploitation Teams" (HETs) have been terrorizing, raping, torturing and murdering prisoners in Iraq.

    When Secretary Rumsfeld testified before Congress on May 7, he admitted that even more evidence was going to come out. "It's going to get a good deal more terrible, I'm afraid," he said.The next day, senior military officials told NBC News that the next round of images showed U.S. soldiers beating an Iraqi prisoner to the brink of death, and guards raping a Iraqi female prisoner and young boys held in Abu Ghraib.

    A British government envoy, Ann Clwyd, now reports that last year at Abu Ghraib, U.S. soldiers put a harness on an elderly Iraqi woman and made her crawl on all fours, while one of them rode her like a donkey.

    Former female prisoners have reported repeated torture-by-rape in the women's wing of Abu Ghraib. And there is new proof that U.S. interrogators repeatedly tortured people to death around the world.

    The shock of the published pictures has brought millions of people face to face with the actual deeds of U.S. occupation. Here is a glimpse of a long-suppressed, heatedly denied reality--and the reactions have been explosive. This gruesome evidence is shattering U.S. government claims to be liberators--in Iraq or anywhere else.

    These atrocities were no "exception" or "aberration." The techniques of Abu Ghraib were developed and refined over decades of vicious interrogations in all the many wars and interventions the U.S. has waged. There are countless people, who in countless prison cells all over the world--including in the U.S.--have seen this face of U.S. rule.

    Look at those photos again: This is what U.S. domination and U.S. democracy looks like.

    For many people in the U.S., that truth is as shocking and difficult as the photographic evidence itself. Many in the U.S. desperately want to believe that the U.S. army is "the good guys." Many look at the relative prosperity and "democratic" trappings of U.S. society--including its so-called "rule of law" and electoral procedures--and assume that this (or something like it) is what the U.S. troops would bring to foreign countries... continue this article @ http://rwor.org/a/1240/iraqtorture.htm

    Resist the War of Juggernaut of War & Repression!: http://rwor.org/resistance/
     
  2. Dude

    Do you believe everything you find on the Internet? This stuff is pure propaganda!



    Changeyourlatitude
     
  3. Chongo Blanco

    Chongo Blanco Banned

    U.S. soldiers are people just like everybody else, they sucomb to their emotions just like everybody else. What happened in Iraq was terrible, and what happens in the prisons in the U.S. is terrible. Even though you are a criminal doesn't mean you should lose your rights. But you know what, the thought of being gang-raped and beaten in prison is a pretty good deterant to be good so you don't get put in that situation. Maybe we should look at what good can come out of this. Maybe the iraqis that are setting roadside bombs and ambushing coalition troops will think twice about doing so if they think they might get caught and have their 2" pecker broadcast all over the world, or get a glowstick stuck up their pooper. That's just my opinion, I'm probably wrong.
     
  4. babovic_sonja

    babovic_sonja Member

    Ummm, if it was pure propaganda, then the US Secretary of State, US President AND British Prime Minister wouldn't ALL say that yes, it is true, and we are sorry...

    I'm kinda thinking that if these things didn't happen, then the people would have absolutely no reason to apologise...
     
  5. Balbus

    Balbus Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

    U.S. soldiers are people just like everybody else, they sucomb to their emotions just like everybody else

    Problem is that this was systematic, this treatment was torture was being done for a purpose, not ‘soldiers’ letting off steam.

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    But you know what, the thought of being gang-raped and beaten in prison is a pretty good deterant to be good so you don't get put in that situation. Maybe we should look at what good can come out of this. Maybe the iraqis that are setting roadside bombs and ambushing coalition troops will think twice about doing so if they think they might get caught and have their 2" pecker broadcast all over the world, or get a glowstick stuck up their pooper.

    So your innocent brother, sister, father or mother is treated like this, are you actually saying you wouldn’t be upset, you would just console them with "good can come out of this".

    What you are saying is that rather than deal with the problem you would prefer to use violence as a deterrent to deal with the symptoms of the problem. This has been the method of tyrants down the ages.

     

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