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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 05:25 AM
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Another Afghan Prison Probe Launched
U.S. military spokesman Tucker Mansager said leaders of the U.S.-led coalition had been notified on Thursday of "another allegation of detainee abuse" and had begun an "immediate investigation."

He gave no further details of the allegation, only saying the information had come from a third party.

"Coalition forces are committed to ensuring all the detainees are treated humanely and consistent with international law," Mansager told a news conference in the Afghan capital, Kabul.

In light of the widening scandal over prisoner abuse in Iraq (news - web sites), Human Rights Watch on Thursday called for a network of secretive U.S. military jails in Afghanistan to be opened to outside scrutiny, claiming prisoners in U.S. custody suffered "systemic" mistreatment.
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lebkuchen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 05:28 AM
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1. What about the massacre at Mazar?
I'd like that investigated as well.
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dArKeR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 09:54 AM
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2. Second Afghan Abuse Probe In Week


Afghan Massacre: The Convoy of Death.
Why have US television stations refused to broadcast this documentary?
The film has been broadcast on national television in countries all over the world and has been screened by the European parliament. Human rights lawyers are calling for investigation into whether U.S. forces are guilty of war crimes. But no U.S. media outlet has broadcast the film.
RealOne Player streaming with good introduction.
QuickTime format you can download and save to disk.


More Agents Track Castro Than Bin Laden
On C-SPAN I just saw 2 Senators call this:
More agents track Americans on vacation than Bin Laden. Senators tells of Americans distributing Bibles 4 years ago, in Cuba, are tracked down and fined $10,000 for taking a trip to Cuba. (Instead of tracking down terrorist money laundering.) The Senators clearly say this is to help Jeb Bush remain Governor of FL and to allow GW Bush win FL next election. It has nothing to do with making America safe from terrorists or finding who funded the 9/11 attack.

Sen. Max Baucus, the top Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee, requested the figures, which showed that at the end of 2003, OFAC had 21 full-time agents working Cuba violations and just four full-time workers hunting bin Laden's and Saddam's riches.

"Rather than spending precious resources to prevent Americans from exercising their right to travel, OFAC must realign its priorities and instead work harder to keep very real terrorist threats out of our country," said Baucus, D-Mont.

Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, the chairman of the tax-writing Senate panel, agreed.


(I've heard on several radio programs but never in print: Bush Sr. was in a meeting with Bin Laden's brother at the seconds for the 9/11 attack. You can hear it also on )
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 05:38 PM
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3. great links..thanks dArKeR
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