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chlamor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-05 10:18 PM
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Destroy Abu Ghraib!
Destroy Abu Ghraib!

Mike Whitney, Axis of Logic

April 4, 2005 -- This weekends attacks on the Abu Ghraib prison facility should be welcomed as a direct assault on the foremost icon of Bushs War of Terror. Abu Ghraib has the same meaning to Iraqis and free people across the globe as did the Bastille to French citizens prior to the Revolution; an enduring symbol of arbitrary state power and cruelty.

Under Saddam the prison could be dismissed as the natural exponent of a tyrannical regime bent on removing political opponents. Now, however, under the authority of Bush and Rumsfeld, it has devolved into the torture capital of the world, flaunting international law and ignoring even minimal standards of human decency. Simply put, it is the epicenter of new-world barbarism; a form of despotism that disguises itself as democracy.


For the most part, the truth of Abu Ghraib is concealed by the collaborative American media, the state-information service. They have disguised the obvious implications of Bushs torture gulag. In fact, Abu Ghraib, like Guantanamo and the other stars in the American prison constellation, is a laboratory where the Defense Dept is analyzing the limits of human suffering. We know this from the many eye-witness accounts of sensory-deprivation techniques, drugs forced up prisoners rectums, extreme temperature variations, isolation chambers etc. A whole range of afflictions is being used with clinical precision to gage the parameters of human endurance. This Nazi-like attention to detail is assisted by both doctors and paramedics alike (which was reported last year in all of Americas newspapers) who have cast their lot with the tormenter-in chief.

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hippiepunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-05 10:20 PM
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1. Yeah but,
I hope no US soldiers are killed. And it would mean more if American forces blew the hellhole skyhigh.
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