April 2, 2011
Let me just say this is the worst research I've ever done. Worst in terms of heartbreaking, disgusting, grotesque and just inhumane activities. For that reason, this post will NOT have some of the gross torture pictures from the Abu Ghraib torture prison in Iraq. For those unaware ( as I was less than even a day ago ) Abu Ghraib is a prison in Iraq, also known as the Baghdad Correctional Facility. As wikipedia words it, "Beginning in 2004, accounts of physical, psychological, and sexual abuse, including torture, rape, sodomy, and homicide of prisoners held in the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq (also known as Baghdad Correctional Facility) came to public attention. These acts were committed by military police personnel of the United States Army together with additional US governmental agencies." The images will make you grovel. I do not want to post any of them on this blog myself because it brings tears to my eyes to think of something of this magnitude happening to ANYONE. These are the people the government forces us to pay for. We provide their paychecks for them to go out and do THIS. Disgusting.
I can't even stand to sit here and type anything more on the subject. I just beg that you CLICK THIS LINK! They say history repeats itself and if that is so then all we can do to prevent it is to become educated on the things in our past, watch the present and prevent a horrible future. Some of these soldiers were sentenced to less than 10 years in jail. As far as I'm concerned, they should have 20 overlapping charges of LIFE charges. I just hope everyone is paying attention to how the system bends the laws in favor of itself. If you saw this on the news and it was a random person, rest assured they would have life charges with no bond. But these CRIMINALS which our tax dollars pay for, get off easy. SICKENING. Can anyone tell me why we're even in Iraq? Oh, false flag attack? Oil? Greedy tycoons? Makes sense. Remember not to blame only the soldiers though. Place an equal amount of blame on what is seeming to be the TYPICAL behavior of soldiers. Those in the higher ranks did nothing to stop this behavior and even encouraged it. I believe that this is my 3rd post on military actions similar to this, but this one is definitely the worst one and on a larger scale. Horrid, horrid behavior.
(CNN) Ex-victim of Abu Ghraib Abuse Speaks out
(CBS) Abu Ghraib Abuse Whistleblower Speaks Out
(Time Magazine) In Depth Article, also details scanty medical provisions.
(CNN) Iraqi officials now say that the Abu Ghraib prison is humane.
For two reasons, I want to laugh at the above title. First... a humane prison. Hahaha. Secondly, we're supposedly in Iraq fighting these 'extremist' out-of-control crazy Iraqis right? And they're handling things better than we are. As soon as the Iraq government regained control of their prison, they set things back in order. We couldn't. Whoever is in the highest authority on Iraq involvement should have stopped ALL of this, but they were too busy taking pictures of the victims themselves. The saddest part is that they weren't even fired or removed from service. They were demoted. Keep your eyes open.