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Originally posted by shoo
Kill that bitch. She put dirt on all the good soldiers down in Iraq. There is no #ing damn excuse for it. No.
I have read somewhere, (but not confirmed) that Army training of last few years has been a little skimpy on the niceties of the Geneva Convention. I also suspect that there probably hasn’t been that much emphasis place on the individual soldier’s responsibility to disobey an unlawful order (for good reason, I might add).
Former prisoners of war said the Iraqis threatened to amputate body parts and mail them to the prisoners' relatives in the United States.
Colonel Cliff McCree said, "My prevailing thought was they're gonna cripple me, or they're gonna kill me." McCree and the others were in the basement cells of the Iraqi secret police headquarters, a place of brutality, torture and misery. McCree said he was so hungry during his captivity that he ate scabs off his own body. He said, "I can tell you that for about 20 minutes of my captivity, they played by the Geneva Convention. The rest of the time, they did not." He was repeatedly hit over the head by a metal pipe and his skull was fractured. The treatment of the POWs was supervised by Saddam's son Uday.
One prisoner, former Marine officer Jeff Zahn, was forced to condemn the U.S. during a videotaped session. "I think our leaders and our people have wrongfully attacked the peace-loving people of Iraq," he said. Zahn had a fractured shoulder, and his hands were tied behind his back. He was told if he didn't make the anti-U.S. statement he would be killed. He lost 30 pounds in 46 days.
Dale Store, a pilot shot down by Iraqi anti-aircraft fire, spent 33 days as a prisoner. He said, "I was on the ground and they kicked me in the face and kidneys. Earlier, they had tortured me with electric shocks. ... When they finally stopped asking me questions, I was hoping they would kill me." Former POW and Army Sergeant Troy Dunlap told the Chicago Sun-Times that, after he was captured, an Iraqi soldier clicked what turned out to be an unloaded gun at his temple while another shouted, "Kill him!" The paper said, "Dunlap was tied to a chair and wrapped in a kerosene-soaked blanket. Civilians were allowed to hit and spit at him. He was kicked in the legs and head, and the back of his neck was scorched with hot spoons." In a lawsuit against Iraq filed by Dunlap and other former POWs, they describe beatings with pistols, weighted rubber hoses, blackjacks and steel-toed boots. He lost 18 pounds in seven days as a prisoner, and now has nightmares twice a week about the experience.
Female POW Colonel Rhonda Cornum was raped by her Iraqi captors, who also broke both her arms. But Cornum did not reveal the sexual abuse publicly until 4 years after the war. She says that this is what war is, and it was just one form of abuse inflicted on the POWs. That may not be much comfort to the American female POW now being held by the Iraqis.
Originally posted by browha
It's still no excuse
Originally posted by browha
Aufträge ist Aufträge
edit: Sorry, it's actually Befehl ist