posted on Apr, 10 2013 @ 09:22 AM
I'm looking forward to watching this documentary. I think it will be very eye opening. Those who believe that we don't carry on very serious
operations that involve the violation of humans rights and war crimes are simply wrong.
The reasons given however, either an eye for an eye, or an eye for the country, is simply not acceptable.
A 15-month investigation exploring war crimes long denied by the Pentagon lays out the tragic truth.
Death squads, torture, secret prisons in Iraq, and General David Petraeus are among the featured atrocities in a recently-released new British
documentary – James Steele: America’s Mystery Man in Iraq – the result of a 15-month investigation by Guardian Films and BBC Arabic, exploring
war crimes long denied by the Pentagon but confirmed by thousands of military field reports made public by Wikileaks.
The hour-long film explores the arc of American counterinsurgency brutality from Viet-Nam to Iraq, with stops along the way in El Salvador and
Nicaragua. James Steele is now a retired U.S. colonel who first served in Viet-Nam as a company commander in 1968-69. He later made his reputation
as a military advisor in El Salvador, where he guided ruthless Salvadoran death squads in the 1980s.
Steele was in Iraq early in 2003 as an “energy consultant” with easy access to authorities like Gen. Petraeus, even though what he actually
did in Iraq remained a mystery to most people. As the Sunni insurgency developed, Steele was brought in to organize counterinsurgency. Though still,
technically, a civilian, he worked closely with Gen. Petraeus and reported directly to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.
If this is true, then we have proof that very high ranking members of both the military and political sphere were involved.
The rest of the source is above. It's quite the read and even for me, I must admit I take everything here with a grain of salt, until I watch the
documentary and read more.
In the meantime, thoughts ATS?
edit on 4/10/2013 by tothetenthpower because: (no reason given)