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Pentagon Discloses Two Cases of Unsubstantiated Rape Allegations Against U.S. Troops

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posted on Feb, 22 2005 @ 07:57 PM
this is actually good news, after seeing the Abu Ghraib atrocities, I would have figured that number would have been higher. And to be honest, I do believe the number could be quite higher, but because of the way women are treated in that part of the world, its best that they keep quiet.

Pentagon Discloses Two Cases of Unsubstantiated Rape Allegations Against U.S. Troops

The Pentagon is investigating an allegation that a U.S. soldier raped an Iraqi female prisoner while she was in U.S. military custody, Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman said Tuesday.
The allegation has not yet been substantiated, he said. He gave no details.

Another rape allegation against a U.S. soldier by an Iraqi woman was dismissed for lack of evidence, Whitman said.

They are the only two rape allegations that have been made against U.S. troops by Iraqi women, the spokesman said.

posted on Feb, 22 2005 @ 09:51 PM
Its really unlikely to be higher. You risk not only criminal charges, but Geneva conventions violations.

Most rape committed by US soldiers was against other American female soldiers, when i was reading about crime in the ranks a while back.

posted on Feb, 23 2005 @ 12:57 AM
Cases such as these usually occurs seldomly in any invasion-occupational period.Though the soldiers are doing a "noble" job fighting the insurgency,they're still humans with lust and cravings for the opposite gender.Well,the Japanese soldiers in WWII did it and the U.N peacekeepers did it too.History shall repeat.No doubt about that.

Human behaviour is the first problem.Second is human.

posted on Feb, 23 2005 @ 03:29 AM
Apples Versus Oranges

Originally posted by Heartagram
Well,the Japanese soldiers in WWII did it and the U.N peacekeepers did it too.History shall repeat.

They were not led by officers of the United States.

While our officer corps is not perfect, they do keep an eye on one another, and if there is one thing you can take to the bank, it's that they do not and will not tolerate this sort of behavior by our troops.

That's why it gets so damn much attention when it really does happen.

Unlike the others you cite, we prosecute those in our ranks who commit crimes, continue to do so during wartime, and do so publicly.

That's what this and all the other stories are all about. We do press charges and hold trials, as every one of these stories demonstrates.

We're different, and that's why we're treated differently in the press.

posted on Feb, 27 2005 @ 04:19 PM
Sorry, but it's much higher. The now infamous Justice Department "torture" memo which was classified top-secret (but leaked to the Washington Post), and authored at least in part by our new Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez, clearly stated that the use of "cruel, inhuman, and sexually degrading" techniques against prisoners could be utilized by U.S. forces holding Iraqis as prisoners. Furthermore, documents recently obtained by the ACLU, under the Freedom of Information of Act, included one document signed by the Commander On the Groud, stated that these techniques were not to be considered "illegal" as they had been authorized by a Secret Order signed by the Commander-in-Chief. Also, Maj. Gen. Antonio Taguba stated in his report that the U.S. Army Military Intelligence Colonel in charge of Abu Ghraib prison had "encouraged and directed" the abuse of Iraqi prisoners. Investigations by Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International have clearly shown a pattern of sexual abuse utilized as a matter of policy. Seymour Hersh, writer for the New York Times, has stated that not only women, but children, have been raped and sodomized, as a means of extracting information about adult male family members. It is a Bush administration practice to arrest the wives and children of suspected insurgents for use as bargaining chips; despite the fact that these arrests constitute criminal violations of the Geneva Accords. Yes, my fellow Republicans, George Bush has authorized even the illegal kidnapping, torture, and rape of even the most innocent of God's creations...children. Do your own web searches, and feel your blood run cold as you read Maj. Gen. Taguba's report, Gen. Fay's report, the reports from UNICEF, HRW, and Amnesty International, as well as Seymour Hersch. May God save us and our Republic from the criminal practices of George Bush and his minions.

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