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Hersh: children raped at Abu Ghraib, Pentagon has videos

From Daily Kos' partial transcript of a video (link to stream) of Seymour Hersh speaking at an ACLU event. According to this transcript, Hersh says the US government has videotapes of children being raped at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.

"The boys were sodomized with the cameras rolling. The worst about all of them is the soundtrack of the boys shrieking that your government has. They are in total terror it's going to come out... a massive amount of criminal wrongdoing was covered up at the highest command out there, and higher."

Link (via Warren).

There's also a piece worth reading in this week's Newsweek about new allegations of rape and sexual torture at Abu Ghraib. Feature includes details on the identities of the Iraqi prisoners shown in those widely-circulated photographs -- including Satar Jabar (charged with carjacking, not terrorism), whose iconic hooded figure with wires attached is derisively described by many Iraqis as the "Statue of Liberty." Link

Ted Turner also mentioned something about sodomy at Abu Ghraib last night, I think. I wonder if this is what he was talking about.

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You know... I've spoken to people who work in small local television news editing rooms... and they tell me the stuff they see would blow the public's minds... Someone should get a source in there and start duping video feeds...

Granted, we're not talking about stuff like this which surely gets intercepted by Big Broth.. oop, I mean US Intelligence...

That said, where there's smoke there's fire... if journalists are reporting about "allegations"... then there must be something somewhere to document it! Let's get it!!!

It is time that Bush, Rumsfeld & Rice are brought to justice by an international court (Den Haag, NL) for their responsibility.

That's not possible, Jim. The Bush administration has made sure that America does not respect the International Criminal Court and has made deals that would prevent American war criminals to be brought to justice in the Hague.

More info here: http://www.amnestyusa.org/icc/

I see I blogged about this 2 years ago:
http://blog.kung-foo.tv/archives/000061.php

Sodom Who's Sane.

It's fun and easy to point the finger at Bush but let's be honest the treaty has been waiting for ratification in the Senate since before Bush took office. Based on the votes in the last week I think it could be ratified if there was support in the Senate regardless of Bush's opinion.

Well, it doesn't really matter whether this story is true or not. The US has shown their worst side - America is an inhuman nation, comparable to the worst offenders out there. If such videos exist, I hope they do surface and we can finally hang the entire US government at the nearest tree.

However, we all know what will happen. An outcry, people will say "oops they shouldn't have done that" and life goes on. Does anybody seriously think any nation on this planet will have the guts to draw some consequences from the scandal? Consequences that should have followed to the entire Iraq war anyway. I mean, take Germany for example. We have many US bases here. Why didn't we kick them all out, each and every one of them? How can we house US soldiers, let them use bases in our country when supporting, planning or conducting a war of agression is against the German constitution as well as international law?

There are simply no morals in the world. Politicans are corrupt, egoistic, and incompetent. Democracy works just as badly as any other form of government we had in the past thousand years.

you are so right Nils, so right!

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