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Fri Oct 3, 2014, 06:41 PM

 

Islamic State committing 'staggering' violations against humanity in Iraq: UN report

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-10-03/islamic-state-committing-staggering-violations-in-iraq-un/5786954

A United Nations report has provided new evidence of what it calls a staggering list of human rights abuses by Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq.

It revealed systematic violations carried out since IS began its advance across Iraq in July.

The report, based on 500 interviews, provides evidence of mass executions, the kidnapping of women and girls to use as sex slaves, and the use of child soldiers.

"This report is terrifying," the UN's special representative for Iraq Nickolay Mladenov said.

The report detailed how Iraqi police officers, soldiers and journalists had been killed in a series of mass executions.

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Reply Islamic State committing 'staggering' violations against humanity in Iraq: UN report (Original post)
Rhinodawg Oct 2014 OP
malaise Oct 2014 #1
Rhinodawg Oct 2014 #2
Rhinodawg Oct 2014 #3
JHB Oct 2014 #6
JHB Oct 2014 #5
Rhinodawg Oct 2014 #10
CJCRANE Oct 2014 #11
JHB Oct 2014 #12
JHB Oct 2014 #13
hrmjustin Oct 2014 #4
CJCRANE Oct 2014 #7
Deny and Shred Oct 2014 #9
Baclava Oct 2014 #8

Response to Rhinodawg (Original post)

Fri Oct 3, 2014, 06:42 PM

1. Compared with where

Gaza?

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Response to Rhinodawg (Original post)

Fri Oct 3, 2014, 06:43 PM

2. Hey....lets blame America !!!

 

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Response to Rhinodawg (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 3, 2014, 06:48 PM

3. Obviously its the evil america's fault...

 

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Response to Rhinodawg (Reply #3)

Fri Oct 3, 2014, 07:01 PM

6. As long as you're posting pictures of Donald Rumsfeld...

...yeah, I blame him too.

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Response to Rhinodawg (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 3, 2014, 06:58 PM

5. I'll certainly blame Bush

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Response to JHB (Reply #5)

Sat Oct 4, 2014, 11:58 AM

10. Bush has a lot of blame.

 

He didn't start al-queda and he didn't start ISIS.

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Response to Rhinodawg (Reply #10)

Sat Oct 4, 2014, 12:04 PM

11. Bremer also bears some of the blame

for dismantling the Iraqi army and sending 250,000 armed men home without pay.

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Response to CJCRANE (Reply #11)

Sat Oct 4, 2014, 02:42 PM

12. That's a subset of Bush's responsibility

After all:
1) Who gave Bremer the job? and
2) Who's actions created that job opening?

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Response to Rhinodawg (Reply #10)

Sat Oct 4, 2014, 03:05 PM

13. So what? He gave them a fertile ground to grow in.

Al Queda could have been destroyed as an organization in Afghanistan, but that took a back seat to Bush & his PNAC gallery's fantasies about Iraq.

In his new book, The End of Iraq: How American Incompetence Created A War Without End, Galbraith, the son of the late economist John Kenneth Galbraith, claims that American leadership knew very little about the nature of Iraqi society and the problems it would face after the overthrow of Saddam Hussein.

A year after his "Axis of Evil" speech before the U.S. Congress, President Bush met with three Iraqi Americans, one of whom became postwar Iraq's first representative to the United States. The three described what they thought would be the political situation after the fall of Saddam Hussein. During their conversation with the President, Galbraith claims, it became apparent to them that Bush was unfamiliar with the distinction between Sunnis and Shiites.

Galbraith reports that the three of them spent some time explaining to Bush that there are two different sects in Islam--to which the President allegedly responded, "I thought the Iraqis were Muslims!"
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"From the president and the vice president down through the neoconservatives at the Pentagon, there was a belief that Iraq was a blank slate on which the United States could impose its vision of a pluralistic democratic society," said Galbraith. "The arrogance came in the form of a belief that this could be accomplished with minimal effort and planning by the United States and that it was not important to know something about Iraq."
http://www.rawstory.com/news/2006/Ambassador_claims_shortly_before_invasion_Bush_0804.html

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Response to Rhinodawg (Original post)

Fri Oct 3, 2014, 06:55 PM

4. ISIS is pure evil.

 

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Response to Rhinodawg (Original post)

Fri Oct 3, 2014, 07:04 PM

7. They've taken the gloves off and gone to the dark side. nt

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Response to CJCRANE (Reply #7)

Fri Oct 3, 2014, 07:46 PM

9. Bring It On (eom)

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Response to Rhinodawg (Original post)

Fri Oct 3, 2014, 07:07 PM

8. July? They just figured this out? So will the UN be sending troops to join the fight?

talk is cheap

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