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Aidoneus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:54 PM
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Israeli lessons for the US in Iraq
Edited on Thu May-06-04 10:55 PM by Aidoneus
Recall months ago the admission that US military officials were directly taking advice from the Israelis, and also the extensive Israeli business activity with the US occupation force..

(this should not be relegated to the basement, as it directly deals with Israel and ongoing US policies)

Israeli lessons for the US in Iraq
By Khalid Amayreh in the West Bank
Friday 07 May 2004

The torturing of Iraqi prisoners at the Abu Ghuraib prison by US occupying forces has shocked the world - but for most Palestinians they come as no surprise.

In fact, tens of thousands of Palestinians who have served time in Israeli prisons and detention centres see striking similarities between Israeli treatment of Palestinian prisoners and American treatment of Iraqi detainees.

In some cases, the torture technique or form of mistreatment is almost identical, some former Palestinian prisoners told Aljazeera.net.

Hisham Abd al-Razzaq is a Palestinian Authority minister in charge of overseeing and catering for more than 7000 Palestinian prisoners in Israel, many of them interned without charge or trial.

He believes that what the Americans are doing to the Iraqis amounts to a "carbon copy" of what the Israelis have been doing to the Palestinians.

"I am inclined to think that the Americans copied the Israeli techniques. I cant prove it in an objective manner, but the striking similarities are overwhelming."

Abd al-Razzaq, who himself experienced many forms of torture during his lengthy imprisonment in an Israeli jail prior to the Oslo Accords in 1993, described physical and psychological torture as the "modus operandi" of Israeli treatment of Palestinian detainees.

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http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/C182D988-28E3-4D...
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:13 PM
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1. Maybe Lynndie England can enlist in the IDF?
Edited on Thu May-06-04 11:14 PM by TahitiNut
It might be better than a career as a porn actress. But not much. She's an honor student. She can learn Hebrew and Arabic. :shrug:
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LibertyorDeath Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:25 PM
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2. No say it ain't so not the Israeli's

The great lovers of Peace

Survivors of Hitlers holocaust surely they wouldn't be using such Vile methods as Torture against Prisoners in their charge.

Not after the horrors committed against them by the SS

Their must be some mistake here.

I'm sure it's just a few bad apples

SARCASM OFF

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silverlib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:36 PM
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3. I heard this in Sunday School...
Believe it or not, a friend made the statement on Sunday that all these "techniques" were learned from Israel. I've forwarded this to him. He is very involved in this area.

Thank you!
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kysrsoze Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:43 PM
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4. Yeah, like stepping on your balls
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