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Israeli hand in Iraq’s Abu Ghraib exposed (tags)

Israeli hand in Iraq’s Abu Ghraib exposed

Not enough torture (tags)

For Rumsfeld

Rumy loved torture (tags)

and directly ordered it.

President Authorized Abu Ghraib Torture, FBI Email Says (tags)

Among a new batch of documents rights groups have forced the gov't to release, a Bureau communication refers to a presidential Executive Order endorsing some forms of torture witnessed at Iraq prison.

Exclusive: Charges Sought Against Rumsfeld Over Prison Abuse (tags)

A lawsuit in Germany will seek a criminal prosecution of the outgoing Defense Secretary and other U.S. officials for their alleged role in abuses at Abu Ghraib and Gitmo

Gen. Sanchez Retires (tags)

RIO GRANDE CITY — Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez blamed the ghosts of Abu Ghraib for forcing him out of a military career that spanned 33 years. The 55-year-old Rio Grande City native and one-time top U.S. commander in Iraq retired in a formal ceremony at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio on Wednesday.

The Hidden War on Women in Iraq (tags)

by Ruth Rosen

Betrayal of the American Idea (tags)

Outlawing torture is as "American" as Independence Day and the milkshake.. How can one defend freedom by destroying it, even if only in Cuban and Arab prisons?

BTL:Long History of U.S. Torture Precedes Current Pentagon Abuse Scandals (tags)

Interview with Jennifer Harbury, human rights activist, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

2/23 Iraq Watch: Newly Released Abu Ghraib Torture Photos & Videos, Take Action! (tags)

Newly Released Abu Ghraib Torture Photos and Videos Confirm Need for Independent Counsel, And Criminal Charges Against U.S. Officials!

Children raped at Abu Ghraib (tags)

Minors routinely tortured for CIA

Six Newly Released Abu Ghraib Torture Photos Here (tags)

MORE photographs have been leaked of Iraqi citizens tortured by US soldiers

Christopher Hitchens Panders to War Parties! (tags)

Christopher Hitchens, the scourge of the late Mother Teresa of Calcutta, is at it again! The ex-Lefty has written a rant defending the indefensible - the Iraqi War! His main point: Saddam Hussein was a thug, so therefore the Iraqi war was justified. The Straussian Neocon, however, got it wrong! Under International Law, regime change isn’t a legal cause for a war. This is why Bush and his poodle, Blair, had to “fix” the intelligence around the policy.

Bill O’Reilly Wants to Suppress Abu Ghraib Evidence (tags)

The ACLU is fighting in court for the release of all evidence that might tie high level policy makers to the Abu Ghraib torture scandal. The Pentagon said the release of that evidence will “increase the likelihood of violence” against U.S. troops. Fox News’ Chickenhawk, Bill O’Reilly, agrees that it is not only unpatriotic to do so, but that it would “help the jihadists.” He also smeared CBS, NBC and the NY Times for supporting the ACLU’s legal position.

Art of War : Abu Ghraib (tags)

Abu Ghraib

Fatima, the Virgin of Abu Ghraib (tags)

I've just finished a painting with accompanying article about a story that is one of the most powerful modern myths to emerge out of the war in Iraq.

White Washing War Crimes, by Mumia Abu-Jamal (tags)

Who will solve these war crimes?

England Pleads Guilty to Some Abu Ghraib Charges (tags)

A short article about Lynndie England's guilty plea in regard to charges related to the Abu Ghraib scandal.

Famed Artist Paints Abu Ghraib (tags)

"Fernando Botero’s latest paintings go beyond anything he’s ever created in the past. He’s completed his masterwork, a suite of 50 large oil paintings depicting the horrors perpetrated by Americans at Iraq’s infamous Abu Ghraib prison." (A variety of articles about the intersection of art and politics can be found at the Art For A Change web log: www.art-for-a-change.com)

The World Can Force the U.S. Out of Iraq! (tags)

LONDON - Britain will send another 400 troops to Iraq ahead of elections there, Defense Secretary Geoff Hoon said Monday. and: A U.S. Soldier Speaks of the Atrocities He Witnessed Scott Fleming 10 Jan 2005 22:08 GMT People in my unit used to break bottles over Iraqi civilians' heads.

Graphic Video: Soldier Witnessed Abuse, Killings at Abu Ghraib (tags)

Updated with Graphic Video: Exclusive: Conscientious Objector Witnessed Abuse, Killing of Iraqi Detainees at Abu Ghraib & More JUAN GONZALEZ 20 Dec 2004 01:34 GMT In a national broadcast exclusive, we speak with former Army Reserve Specialist Aidan Delgado. At Abu Ghraib, he witnessed U.S. soldiers abuse and killing of Iraqi detainees. Video and Transcript - Warning - This program contains graphic images

Rumsfeld's War: Seymour Hersh (tags)

Did the government deceive itself? Or did it feed the Congress and the public with false information? Hersh concludes in the epilogue: This was Rumsfeld's war.. Rumsfeld did the dirty work and guarded the secrets..

Former Utah Prison Leader Fails Again at Abu Ghraib (tags)

It appears it was not the israelis who caused Abu Ghraib after all. But was it the Mormons?

Rumsfeld Gave Instructions for Torture at Abu Ghraib (tags)

Rumsfeld Gave Instructions for Torture at Abu Ghraib

Women Raped Before Their Husbands (tags)

Statements and findings by non-governmental organisations and human-rights groups detail how one female detainee had been raped 17 times in one day by ‘Iraqi’ police in the presence of US troops. Another NGO reported of how one mother-of-four killed herself after being held by her hair and raped in front of her restrained husband, who was forced to watch.

Beneath the Shadows of Abu Ghraib (tags)

This article examines the Abu Ghraib prison scandal in regards to current U.S. prison practices and the death of Ronald Reagan

MP's Lawyer: Translator Gave Orders (tags)

MP's Lawyer: Translator Gave Orders

Number of Iraq, Afghanistan misconduct cases climb to at least 91 (tags)

An army official admitted that it was "likely" that the total was higher, noting that cases were difficult to track because commanders can conduct investigations without reporting them up the chain of command.

Worst Rape Photos Of Iraqi Woman By US Military And Israeli Operatives Not Yet Released (tags)

The new photographs released of the depraved sexual abuse of Iraqi POW's by the US Military Police on orders of CIA and Israeli operatives at the Abu Ghraib prison still do not show the worst of the war crimes. The photographs so far officially released are, without exception, only of male Iraqi prisoners of war.

Secret Memos Connect Bush and the Global Campaign of Torture (tags)

In Washington, Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld fumed that the "distraction" of Abu Ghraib prison has to end. This theme has been taken up by the Republican Right. One congressman said that he was "outraged over the outrage."

Robert Fisk: Israeli subcontractors involved in directing interrogations at Abu Ghraib (tags)

"The head of an American company whose personnel are implicated in the Iraqi tortures, it now turns out, attended an "anti-terror" training camp in Israel "

Amnesty International reveals pattern of torture in Iraq (tags)

One punishment involved 14 handcuffed, naked male inmates -- when told to open their legs they were beaten upwards, from behind, until they fell on the floor. The American personnel repeated this abuse specifically to injure the prisoner's genital organs.

Army Disciplines Soldier who opened the Prisoner Abuse scandal (tags)

Sgt. Samuel Provance was notified by the Army that he was an official witness, and on May 14, his company commander ordered him not to talk. Instead, Provance decided he would give interviews to set the record straight.

Iraq 'Supermax' Prison Won't Wipe Away Abu Ghraib Stain (tags)

Editor's Note: President Bush promised a "modern, maximum-security prison" in Iraq -- and the destruction of the notorious Abu Ghraib complex -- as a way of giving Iraq a more humane prison system. But so-called "supermax" prisons in the United States are far from humane, the writer says.

Bush trips over Abu Ghraib pronunciation (tags)

CARLISLE, Pa., May 24 (Reuters) - Two rehearsals for his prime-time speech on Monday were not enough to keep U.S. President George W. Bush from mangling the name of the Abu Ghraib prison that brought shame to the U.S. mission in Iraq. During the half-hour televised address, Bush mispronounced Abu Ghraib each of the three times he mentioned it while announcing U.S. plans to tear down the infamous jail and replace it with a new facility.

Prison abusers were 'stupid,' retired intelligence officer says (tags)

Army Maj. Steve Hillebrand, a military intelligence specialist, suspects elements of military intelligence condoned or encouraged the practices at Abu Ghraib prison -- "I hope those leaders are held accountable for what happened."

Abu Ghraib prison scandal motivates "Rummy" to implement badly needed reform! (tags)

Mobile phones fitted with digital cameras have been banned in United States Army installations in Iraq on orders from Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, The Business newspaper reported on Sunday.

US general Ricardo Sanchez linked to Abu Ghraib abuse (tags)

Lieutenant General Ricardo Sanchez, head of coalition forces in Iraq, issued an order last October giving military intelligence control over almost every aspect of prison conditions at Abu Ghraib with the explicit aim of manipulating the detainees' "emotions and weaknesses", it was reported yesterday.

Abu Ghraib: What About The Women Prisoners? (tags)

The scandal at Abu Ghraib prison was first exposed not by a digital photograph but by a letter. In December 2003, a woman prisoner inside the jail west of Baghdad managed to smuggle out a note. Its contents were so shocking that, at first, Amal Kadham Swadi and the other Iraqi women lawyers who had been trying to gain access to the US jail found them hard to believe.

Incriminating Memo Gave Intelligence Bigger Role (tags)

Sanchez signed the memo on Sept. 25 before it was sent to Central Command for review. A month later, the detailed list of techniques that required special approval was "removed" from the memo.

Iraqatrix: The S&M PsyOp - Torture psyop ends in Passion of Nick (tags)

By now, you must know the Nick Berg beheading video was some kind of fake or scam. How could you not know? The Internet is abuzz with details of a host of video anomalies.

New 'Abuse' photos on Arab TV (tags)

The prison was said to have died in the midst of intensive questioning in the shower by military intelligence officials. After he collapsed, the interrogators removed the bag and then saw severe head wounds that had not been treated.

'They should be tried by the Iraqis' (tags)

One iraqi said, "Some of the people inside (Abu Ghraib) have spent two years in prison and they are innocent ... The maximum sentence for the Americans is one year. Is that justice?"

Rumsfailed Must Go (tags)

Rumsfield's lies can no longer hide his responsiblity for what has become a disgrace for our country

Operation 'Copper Green' (tags)

A senior C.I.A. official confirmed that Operation 'Copper Green' stemmed from Rumsfeld's long-standing desire to wrest control of America's clandestine and paramilitary operations from the C.I.A.

Exposed at Abu Ghraib: Torture of U.S. Rule (tags)

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

Meet the New Boss… (tags)

Why are Americans so oblivious to their arrogant, sometimes brutal behavior, actions that are so easily recognizable to the rest of the world? For the answer, read on.

Occupation troops use attack dogs on Iraqi prisoners (tags)

"Iraq is free of rape rooms and torture chambers." President Bush, remarks to 2003. Republican National Committee Presidential Gala, Oct. 8, 2003 U.S. occupation soldiers threaten an Iraqi detainee with German shepherds in this photo obtained by The New Yorker. The photo was taken in December 2003, at the Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad. In other photos obtained by The New Yorker, the naked Iraqi prisoner is shown on the ground bleeding from dog bite wounds. (AP Photo/Courtesy of The New Yorker)

Abu Ghraib used R2I: torture method taught by UK special forces (tags)

The sexual humiliation of Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison was not an invention of maverick guards, but part of a system of ill-treatment and degradation used by special forces soldiers that is now being disseminated among ordinary troops and contractors who do not know what they are doing, according to British military sources.

Bush must answer for torture of Iraqis (tags)

Army Major Gen. Antonio Taguba used blunt language: “U.S. Army soldiers have committed egregious acts and grave breaches of international law at Abu Ghraib … sadistic, blatant, and criminal abuses.”

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