This is an update to an earlier JMBzine post
(WARNING: The links below show disturbing pictures of American soldiers torturing and humiliating Iraqi prisoners, including incidents of sexual abuse, extreme barbarity, and acts of utter inhumanity)
The United States has confirmed that newly released photographs showing abuses at Iraq’s Abu Ghraib prison, aired on SBS’ Dateline program on Wednesday, are authentic, as the United Nations described the images as “deeply disturbing”.
The US Defence Department has expressed concern that the publication of the photographs could inflame violence in the Muslim world at a time when tensions are already high following the publication of cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed in Europe.
The images and video footage, apparently part of an even larger collection, depict shocking mistreatment of Iraqi detainees at the notorious Iraqi jail at the hands of US military officials.
Naked men are shown forced into sexually humiliating positions, handcuffed to beds and hooded.
Some show men bleeding profusely from the head, others apparently show corpses, and yet others show men smeared with faeces. . .
What I want to know is where is the justice? Those behind this (and I don’t buy the bull**** response about a few bad apples. I think this was ordered from the top… and if it wasn’t the top command was completely imcompetent and should be fired for that) should be tried, and not by an American (or British for that matter) kangaroo court but by an international tribunal. It’s only fair.
What I also don’t understand is why in the **** this story is being practically ignored by the American press. All of the American national media outlets I’ve looked have Dick Cheney’s stupid hunting accident as the lead story right now. What are these folks smoking?!