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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 06:58 AM
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Witness: CIA, SEALs Beat Iraq Prisoners
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20050...


The former SEAL testified at a military hearing Monday that he saw "interrogation by means of abuse" take place at Camp Jenny Pozzi, the SEAL base at Baghdad International Airport


He said a prisoner under interrogation by the CIA was abused in October 2003 by two or three SEALs. On another occasion a month later, the witness said he watched as SEALs punched, choked and poked their fingers in the eye of Iraqi Manadel al-Jamadi, who also was punched by a CIA official when he didn't answer questions.


Al-Jamadi, a suspect in the bombing of a Red Cross facility in Iraq, died a few hours after he was captured during a joint CIA-special operations mission in November 2003. He died while being interrogated by CIA personnel in the shower room of the Abu Ghraib prison.


The former SEAL, who was not identified, was the government's main witness at Monday's Article 32 hearing.

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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 07:12 AM
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1. From another news source
http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/breakin...

He said a prisoner under interrogation by the CIA was abused in October 2003 by two or three Seals.

On another occasion a month after the interrogation, the witness said, he watched for 10 minutes as Seals punched, choked and poked their fingers in the eye of Iraqi Manadel al-Jamadi, who also was punched by a CIA official when he didn't answer questions.

Al-Jamadi, a suspect in the bombing of a Red Cross facility in Iraq, died a few hours after he was captured during a joint CIA-special operations mission in November 2003. He died while being interrogated by CIA personnel in the shower room of the Abu Ghraib prison.

more....

How come no mention of the the civilian contractors?

I have no confidence in the military justice system, it could be equated with professional wrestling.
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Florida_Geek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 07:14 AM
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2. just rated it it is still a 5
:) but with only 5 votes.
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UpInArms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 07:23 AM
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3. systemic and ordered from the very top - see Gonzales/Bush/Rumsfeld -
http://www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1223358,00....

Monday May 24, 2004

The first Mohammed Munim al-Izmerly's family knew of his death was when his battered corpse turned up at Baghdad's morgue. Attached to the zipped-up black US body bag was a laconic note.

The US military claimed in the note that Dr Izmerly, a distinguished chemistry professor arrested after US tanks encircled his villa, had died of "brainstem compression".

Dr Izmerly's sudden death after 10 months in American custody left his family stunned, not least because three weeks earlier they had visited him in the US prison at Baghdad airport. His 23-year-old daughter, Rana, recalled that he had seemed in "good health".

The family commissioned an independent Iraqi autopsy. Its conclusion was unambiguous: Dr Izmerly had died because of a "sudden hit to the back of his head", Faik Amin Baker, the director of Baghdad hospital's forensic department, certified.

The cause of death was blunt trauma. It was uncertain exactly how he died, but someone had hit him from behind, possibly with a bar or a pistol, Dr Baker confirmed yesterday.

<snip>

The apparent murder of a "high-value" detainee, held as part of the search for weapons of mass destruction, is another blow for the Bush administration, still reeling from the Abu Ghraib jail abuse scandal.

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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 07:24 AM
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4. A SEAL telling the truth
about what is going on. This is a major break through.

Of course the MSM will ignore this but if they have a witness who is willing to talk about what happened and name, names this is good news.

I think some of the 'bad apples' are going to do whatever they can to save their own asses and/or bring a few others down with them. Keep in mind all this happened on Bush's watch and he is the Commander in Chief. It is Bush's fault.

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