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JoFerret Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-02-04 12:05 PM
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Fresh brutality allegations made against British troops in Iraq
Edited on Sun May-02-04 12:06 PM by JoFerret

Fresh allegations of British military brutality towards prisoners in southern Iraq have been made by the soldiers who released shocking photographs apparently showing an Iraqi man being beaten, Daily Mirror editor Piers Morgan said today.

Mr Morgan said the two serving soldiers of the Queens Lancashire Regiment stood by the veracity of the photos, amid growing speculation over their authenticity.


Meanwhile, a serving officer who fought in the Iraq war today came forward under a cloak of anonymity to back up claims of brutality against prisoners.

A transcript of his comments broadcast on GMTV indicated that serious beatings or kickings had been administered to detainees with the knowledge of senior officers.


I think there was a nod and a wink to certain things. They did turn a blind eye to things... well no, not turn a blind eye, there were certain things which people were aware were happening.

Problems arose as a result of junior personnel being left to guard prisoners unsupervised, he said.

In a statement, Mr Morgan said: There was clearly a small rogue element of soldiers who committed totally unacceptable acts against Iraqi civilians. Acts which have made our battle to win the hearts and minds of this

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cliss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-02-04 12:24 PM
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1. This news is potentially more seriously damaging
to Britain than it is to the US. Blair has always been seen as the voice of reason, the "input from Europe", which has always been more tempered, more reasonable. Blair pushed for Bush to get permission from the US to go ahead with the war.

Blair seemed to have humanitarian reasons for wanting to push for war. He even appeared on a teenager's show and answered questions and defended his country's decision.

Blair has had to take an enormous amount of flak for what he did. He's been yelled at in parliament, generally blown off for being a "poodle". Yet he seemed to hang in there; maybe he cried in private defending his decisions.

What's he going to say now?
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-02-04 01:43 PM
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2. Unfortunately he is a Bigger POODLE than First Imagined
Kind of like a Bethoven sized poodle drooling on his NeoCon Master. PRESIDENT SIR RICHARD CHENEY
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