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FOR the first time, American soldiers who personally tortured Iraqi prisoners have come forward to give testimony to human rights organisations about crimes they comm itted.
Three soldiers – a captain and two sergeants – from the 82nd Airborne Division stationed at Forward Operating Base (FOB) Mercury near Fallujah in Iraq have told Human Rights Watch how prisoners were tortured both as a form of stress relief and as a way of breaking them for interrogation sessions.
These latest revelations about the torture of Iraqi detainees come at a time when the Bush administration thought it could draw a line under the scandal of Abu Ghraib following last week’s imprisonment of Private Lynndie England for her now infamous role in the abuse of prisoners and the photographing of torture.
The 82nd Airborne soldiers at FOB Mercury earned the nickname “The Murderous Maniacs” from local Iraqis and took the moniker as a badge of honour.
Originally posted by WestPoint23
I understand the need for these guys to remain anonymous, if they are real. But you see, here is the thing about anonymous sources, I’m not real crazy of what someone writes behind close doors then says he got it form an anonymous source.
Now, I’m not saying this is what happed, I’m just saying that I wouldn't put it past groups with an agenda to try something like this.
Captain Ian Fishback has given us permission to state that he is the captain referenced in our report in light of the subsequent revelation of his name by Congressional offices.
After all it the US was so hell bent on bringing all the Nazi's to justice why did they let Josef Mengele in to the US ?