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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 08:44 PM
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U.S. Army ends probe on porn site photos of Iraq corpses
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N28310515.htm

WASHINGTON, Sept 28 (Reuters) - The U.S. Army after a brief inquiry has failed to determine whether U.S. soldiers provided grisly photos of people killed in the Iraq war to a porn Web site in exchange for free access to it, officials said on Wednesday

The numerous graphic pictures posted on the Web site showed men, with their faces visible and wearing what looked like U.S. military uniforms, standing over a charred corpse, mutilated dead bodies and severed body parts.

The porn Web site states the photos were provided by troops in Iraq as well as Afghanistan in order to get free access to its sexual images. Many of the photos, still posted on the site, are accompanied by captions making light of the corpses; for example one photo of a charred body was dubbed "Cooked Iraqi."

The Army Criminal Investigation Command in Iraq conducted the preliminary inquiry within the past week but closed it after concluding no felony crime had been committed and failing to determine whether U.S. soldiers were responsible for the photos and whether they showed actual war dead, Army officials said.
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I Have A Dream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 08:56 PM
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1. Yet one more thing that makes me proud to be an American!
:sarcasm:

;(
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Arkana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 08:59 PM
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2. Good Lord...that's just sick on so many levels.
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 08:59 PM
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3. Bullshit on the Army
tracing the email to the porn site from the computers in a war zone would not have been hard at all...you have to pay for time used and you have to sign a piece of paper to use them - also, keystrokes ARE logged.

as for if there was a crime committed? Yes


Article 15 of the First Geneva Convention
At all times, and particularly after an engagement, Parties to the conflict shall, without delay, take all possible measures to search for and collect the wounded and sick, to protect them against pillage and ill-treatment, to ensure their adequate care, and to search for the dead and to prevent their being despoiled.



Article 17 of the First Geneva Convention
They shall further ensure that the dead are honorably interred.

Nothing honorable about humiliating pictures.

Also, America charged Saddam Hussein with violating these exact same articles of the Geneva Convention for pictures and video of the dead.

Here's the link to all the charges - to include articles 15 and 17 - straight from the propaganda kings and queens.

http://www.heritage.org/Research/MiddleEast/wm260.cfm

The same people posting Saddam's "crimes" would defend the exact same crimes committed by America. (one of the reasons I used their link - to further illustrate their hypocrisy - cause they know it's a crime what the American soldiers did - and so does the Army)
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:01 PM
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4. But solly you know taht the laws of war only apply to them
when we have a dear leader who has directed the torture of POWs and an AG who has called the conventions quaint, and many JAG officers who have resigned... I am not surprised
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:06 PM
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6. It's beyond unreal. I feel as if I'm drowning in a cesspool of lies
and altered realities.
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number6 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:02 PM
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5. the sickest thing I ever heard of in my life
war porn for sex porn

..another reason this quagmire will fail
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:13 PM
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7. Well, that was thorough, got right to the bottom of that. nt
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Disturbed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:26 PM
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8. Miltary investigating itself.
LOL
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SaveAmerica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:58 PM
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9. Why not, W wants to investigate his response to Corrina, we should
just be happy that it's investigated (being sarcastic, JIC it didn't come across that way).
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