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UpInArms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 06:22 PM
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Images feed fury in the street
http://news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/story.j...

A Baghdad newspaper last week printed a front- page photograph so graphic that it would normally never appear in an Arab publication. It purported to show US soldiers sexually assaulting an Iraqi woman with a rifle butt.

While the picture is almost certainly fake, it was run alongside genuine photographs of Pte Lynndie England and her comrades abusing male inmates at Abu Ghraib prison. For an angry Iraqi public, it is hard to separate the wheat from the chaff, and the news that the Daily Mirror has admitted being hoaxed is of little interest to Iraqis all too aware of genuine abuses. The damage is already done.

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When Baghdad fell last year, many Iraqis were waiting to make up their minds about American intentions in Iraq - albeit with a great deal of scepticism. But now the abiding image of the US- led occupation in the minds of Iraqis is of Pte England dragging a naked, humiliated Iraqi prisoner on a leash.

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LittleApple81 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 06:25 PM
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1. sh*t ---------> fan..... Whammo!!!! n/t
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xultar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 07:06 PM
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2. Here ya go...
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daleo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 08:22 PM
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3. The image in question might be fake
But how would we ever know, any more. I mean, given what we have seen already, would the activity described come as any great shock?

"For an angry Iraqi public, it is hard to separate the wheat from the chaff..."

It is pretty difficult for me, too.
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rooboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 08:29 PM
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4. THIS is why you should never have secret detention of people...
to maintain order justice must not only be done, but must be seen to be done.

The American government deserves all of the trouble it gets.

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