posted on Sep, 28 2005 @ 11:45 AM
The Spanish inquisition, before it executed people for crimes agains the state (note, not the church), would dress up the guilty as a clown before
strangling them (they hardly ever burned alive, despite English propoganda.)
You'll find this hilarious since I'm usually such a hard- , when it comes to crime and punishment.
But then, I've worked in prisons, too.
Everybody in her unit were set up like bowling pins.
Her unit was trained to run a motor pool on behalf of the military police. She was used to authorizing the replacements of oil filters, not
the interrogation of prisoners.
Any American who'd had actual experience in law enforcement would have known what an outrage, and liability the things she did were.
And everybody overlooks her initial testimony. Which for me was totally a giveaway, and which her plea bargain including her dropping that
line of testimony:
-She answered to her C.O. only on paper and by cell phone
-She was supplied with "civilian translators" (from Blackwater Security) whom, she was told, had a great deal of experience with Islamist
prisoners, and who "needed her help" to "fear up" the prisoners before the "translators" went into a room alone with an inmate . . .
-The "translators" told her it would be helpful if she took a lot of pictures of herself in the act of degrading pictures, and smiling at the
camera, while no translator ever stood in front of the camera. (I can tell you what the CT's told the victims: the girl sargreant posed without
covering her face because we have permission to torture and kill you if you don't talk. She isn't worried about facing war crimes trials because
you're fixing to be "shot while trying to escape." )
-She never told her C.O. what the civilian translators told her to do, or that they got info from prisoners she was told not to make reference to in
-When she asked about how this helped get information, they told her that she was "taking orders from them now."
-she complained repeatedly to her CO and his own CO's, that she was unqualified, and the prison's only staff was her unit plus a bunch of
unkown american civilians.
This stinks. It bugs me that people are so willing to blame her for her acts, and nobody, even on the left, sees that she was basically brainwashed
into doing the bidding of some real darth vader types.
Not that she shouldn't be punished, but that her state of mind would be admissable in any civilian court in the states. And that there was clearly a
conspiracy to deprive someone of their civil rights (maybe including her own self.)