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posted on May, 15 2004 @ 04:57 PM
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THE GRAY ZONE
by SEYMOUR M. HERSH
How a secret Pentagon program came to Abu Ghraib.
Issue of 2004-05-24
Posted 2004-05-15
The roots of the Abu Ghraib prison scandal lie not in the criminal inclinations of a few Army reservists but in a decision, approved last year by Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, to expand a highly secret operation, which had been focussed on the hunt for Al Qaeda, to the interrogation of prisoners in Iraq. Rumsfelds decision embittered the American intelligence community, damaged the effectiveness of lite combat units, and hurt Americas prospects in the war on terror.

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www.newyorker.com...




posted on May, 15 2004 @ 05:17 PM
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really would not suprise me as again, most world govt's would do anything under hand to gain an advantage



posted on May, 15 2004 @ 10:46 PM
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This is the DoD's response to the New Yorker article:
Statement from DoD Spokesperson Mr. Lawrence Di Rita


"Assertions apparently being made in the latest New Yorker article on Abu Ghraib and the abuse of Iraqi detainees are outlandish, conspiratorial, and filled with error and anonymous conjecture.




seekerof



posted on May, 15 2004 @ 10:50 PM
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And the rest of it.




"The abuse evidenced in the videos and photos, and any similar abuse that may come to light in any of the ongoing half dozen investigations into this matter, has no basis in any sanctioned program, training manual, instruction, or order in the Department of Defense.

"No responsible official of the Department of Defense approved any program that could conceivably have been intended to result in such abuses as witnessed in the recent photos and videos.

"To correct one of the many errors in fact, Undersecretary Cambone has no responsibility, nor has he had any responsibility in the past, for detainee or interrogation programs in Afghanistan, Iraq, or anywhere else in the world.

"This story seems to reflect the fevered insights of those with little, if any, connection to the activities in the Department of Defense."



posted on May, 15 2004 @ 10:52 PM
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Was the link not working Curme?


seekerof



posted on May, 15 2004 @ 11:01 PM
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The link was working fine, unfortunately, some people don't scroll past the catchphrase and click the link. To quote a passage, which, on it's own, may disrail the entire message, does an injustice to people who cannot place things in context. Some could argue that people who only pick and choose quotes to their advantage, and not read an an entire
statement, deserve their ignorance. Unfortunately, they are the most vocal. I was simply trying to stymy people who wanted to comment on this thread, while being quick to anger, may not of taken the time to read the entire message.



posted on May, 16 2004 @ 05:25 PM
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Rummy was quite aware and he gave the orders to do do so.

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Even If rummy trys to find a way out of this with out being fired a number of people I am aware of are about to throw down some heat.

Get Ready For the biggest $h_t storm you could possibly imigine.

My message to bush.

Im comming for you and nothing you do at this point is going to stop it.

It is time for everyone that has any dirt or knowledge to get it out to media and personal around the world and put these people in a box so big and nail the box shut that they cannot get out.

Big National Scandles comming.

Stay Tuned.

Good Post

Falcon



posted on May, 17 2004 @ 04:58 AM
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Lets say this secret directive does exist....big deal...
Do you think the enemy is playing fairly by a rule book?

Didnt after 9-11, the nation realize that a lack of intell because we stopped using "bad guys" or questionable techniques hurt us?

Relaxing our much stricter guidlines for interrogations may not be a pleasent choice....but what else will you do to gather serious intell from a prisoner?

Think the terrorists wont do worse?



posted on May, 17 2004 @ 05:32 AM
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Originally posted by CazMedia
Do you think the enemy is playing fairly by a rule book?

Think the terrorists wont do worse?



Deflection as a tactic in defending the corrupt Bush administration is following the law of diminishing returns.

It was not the lack of strongarm tactics that failed to prevent the 9/11 plot. It was a specific and deliberate fragmentation of the intelligence services that ensured investigators would be called off the scent in their examination of flight schools, enabling the plot to be executed with unparalleled success. Congratulations Cheney and Bush on Pearl Harbor II.



posted on May, 17 2004 @ 05:58 AM
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bin laden should have been captured a long time ago if the USA had put on more harder-to-the-point interogation techniques !
this is war you know...so don't go soft on the enemy
but use all means to get intelligence capture info needed to slain the so called warlords,leaders and people in charge in the enemy camp.

softies do not belong on the battlefields and this includes prisons and interogationrooms.
prisoners are expendable after they have given the info targeted.

[Edited on 17-5-2004 by NOGODSINTHEUNIVERSE]





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