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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 05:23 PM
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New Abuse Allegations
A soldier is being quizzed by military police over fresh claims that British troops have tortured Iraqi captives.

The Daily Mirror says the man came to it with evidence of four incidents of abuse carried out by troops from the Queen's Lancashire Regiment.


The allegations concern the same regiment that was the subject of earlier allegations of abuse printed in the paper and now the subject of a Government investigation.

The latest soldier to come forward with claims told the Daily Mirror: "I witnessed four beatings when people were punched and kicked.

"One corporal went up to a suspect who had a sandbag over his face and poked his fingers in the guy's eyeballs until he was screaming in pain."

The man, only known as Soldier C, said the torture was carried out by three ringleaders and was even encouraged by some officers.

http://www.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30000-13081738,00...

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LittleApple81 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 05:24 PM
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1. Well, they are the coalition of the willing to torture. n/t
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diamond14 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 05:25 PM
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2. OMG....destroyed the POW's eyes....

this is so horrifying...


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TrogL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 06:09 PM
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3. Thank (diety) Canada stayed out of this one
I knew it was going to be a disaster.
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bushgottago Donating Member (98 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 06:10 PM
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4. 3000 Afgan Prisoners Executed
Bartcop has a link to this on his web site at http://www.bartcop.com

3000 Prisoners Slaughtered in Afganastan

If you think that prisoner abuse in Iraq is bad - you haven't seen anything yet. I snagged this video off the Internet about a year ago and I think it's finally time I posted it.

Convoy of Death

There's only one war on our television screens now - that other war, the one from just a year ago, has been forgotten - but not by everyone. In Afghanistan, filmmaker Jamie Doran has uncovered evidence of a massacre: Taliban prisoners of war suffocated in containers, shot in the desert under the watch of American troops.

After screening the videotape last fall, the European Parliament called for an investigation. The United Nations has authorized an official investigation into the film's allegations, but only if the security of its members can be guaranteed. And security is hard to find in northern Afghanistan. Since this documentary was filmed, eyewitnesses have been tortured. Others have disappeared or been killed.

This video is about how the US slaughtered 3000 Afgan prisoners of war. The video is big - 55 megs download and it is shocking. It makes the Black Hole of Calcutta look like a picnic. These prisoners were left in sealed truck containers to suffocate and fry in the hot sun. The few that survived a week were taken out and shot an buried in mass graves.

The video is EXTREMELY disturbing and it will give you nightmares. If you are not ready to see this footage - DO NOT WATCH IT !!! This is NAZI level stuff.

http://marc.perkel.com/images/AfganPOWsKilled.mov

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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 07:38 PM
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10. Hi bushgottago!!
Welcome to DU!! :toast:
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mike_c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:30 PM
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13. wow, I just watched the documentary....
Absolutely awful-- I'm speechless....
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bolokshi Donating Member (103 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 06:34 PM
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5. Music has started
this is going to be a mess...they better start beating the drums over their... :party:
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 07:38 PM
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11. Hi bolokshi!!
Welcome to DU!! :toast:
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 06:38 PM
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6. ooh no, it's not widespread or systematic
:eyes: The story today about the 74 yr old lady being ridden like a horse, really got to me. Did they think she knew where the WMD's were hiding.
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Mattforclark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 06:47 PM
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7. It just keeps coming...
Not good, not good at all.
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Dr Fate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 06:49 PM
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8. Please- no more- this is getting unreal...
What's next, Marlon Brando in a headband mumbling gibberish?
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jeanmarc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 07:16 PM
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9. Germans? Pearl Harbor?
Wasn't it Dennis Hopper in the headband doing all the mumbling?

'Forget it, he's on a roll' ;)
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Dr Fate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:20 PM
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12. I believe they all were mumbling, except Duvall!!!
"The Horror..."

Sorry folks- I dont mean to make light of this creepy stuff- I guess I'm just "blowing off some steam..."
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