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Originally posted by dahei
am i alone in thinking this is getting more attention then it's worth .
i'm not a military man but to me it seems strange to me that anyone would shake your hand over a cup of tea when 5 minutes ago you were trying to kill each other .
i'm not justifying the mistreatment here but in the context of what these men would have done to thier prisoners [didn't the doctors report that pvt lynch was sodomised whilst she was unconscious] it seems more like juvenile degradation then torture.
Originally posted by jsobecky
Is there any definite answer as to how these photos got into the hands of CBS? They were the first to release them, I believe, and their reason for releasing them was that the photos had made it to the outside world and were going to be released anyway. I guess they just didn't want to be scooped.
It would seem to me that if a soldier had got hold of these photos, the correct thing to do would be to hand them over to his superior officers, not to CBS.
Originally posted by Cheburator
Originally posted by kinglizard
This makes me sick! We are supposedly in Iraq to liberate the people from human rights abuses. This is similar to the treatment Sadam imposed on his own prisoners. He humiliated them and preformed torturous acts on his people. These photos could jeopardize the US effort to free these people. I hope they throw the book at the US soldiers in the photos.
[Edited on 30-4-2004 by kinglizard]
This makes me sick! We are supposedly in Iraq to liberate the people from human rights abuses.
These photos could jeopardize the US effort to free these people.
Well done,dude!Keep postig, need more laugh.
Sources close to the army have questioned the authenticity of photographs appearing to show British soldiers torturing an Iraqi prisoner.
An investigation has begun into claims British troops assaulted the prisoner before throwing him from a lorry.
The claims were made in the Daily Mirror which carried photos allegedly taken during the man's ordeal.
The pictures are out of sequence, so we should designate as numbers 1-4 from the top of the article.
In picture #1, at the top of the article, the victim is wearing a button-down shirt with epaulets.
In the others, he is wearing a t-shirt with a Baathist Iraqi flag.
There is no bloodstain on the hood in picture #2 and only a small one in #3. There is a large one in picture #1, indicating that it was taken after 2 and 3.
Did he change shirts during the beating?
The bag over his head is dark in picture #4, light in the others.
Could this be saturated with blood? Only if he changed back into the t-shirt after picture #1, (which, again, is actually the third in the sequence).
The fact that the subject is also wearing a T Shirt with the old Iraqi flag on it also seems to be very suspicious to me. It's almost as if they are trying to make a point.