I waited yesterday for this story to pop up on ATS.
But it doesn't happen...afaik
This is big news in germany and the UK.
Some german news sources wrote up to 5 article on this topic yesterday.
The two main persons involveld in this scandal are Colonel Jim Steele and Colonel James H Coffman.
Colonel Jim Steele is a decorated war hero (Medal of Valor, Silver Star, the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, four Legions of Merit, three Bronze Stars, the Purple Heart, and various other service and campaign medals).
Jim Steele - Bio
Together with Coffman he's accused of establishing a network of torture centers in Iraq.
A general who worked with them said:
I never saw them apart in the 40 or 50 times I saw them inside the detention centres. They knew everything that was going on there ... the torture, the most horrible kinds of torture.
They reported direct to the now resigned General Petraeus.
Coffman reported to Petraeus and described himself in an interview with the US military newspaper Stars and Stripes as Petraeus's "eyes and ears out on the ground" in Iraq.
Much much more info in the Guardian links...
(visit the link for the full news article)
edit on 8.3.2013 by grobi77 because: (no reason given)