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a picture's worth a thousand words...

dod may be able to bury the nowthatsfuckedup war porn trafficking, but they won't be able to spin away the rape photos of little boys being sodomized in front of their parents to either gather humint or drain the sea.

Judge Orders Release of Abu Ghraib Photos
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A federal judge ruled today that graphic pictures of detainee abuse at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison must be released over government claims that they could damage America's image. Last year a Republican senator conceded that they contained scenes of "rape and murder" and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld said they included acts that were "blatantly sadistic."

U.S. District Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein ordered the release of certain pictures in a 50-page decision that said terrorists in Iraq and Afghanistan have proven they "do not need pretexts for their barbarism."

The ACLU has sought the release of 87 photographs and four videotapes taken at the prison as part of an October 2003 lawsuit demanding information on the treatment of detainees in U.S. custody and the transfer of prisoners to countries known to use torture.
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...reporter Seymour Hersh, who helped uncover the scandal, said in a speech before an ACLU convention: "Some of the worse that happened that you don't know about, ok? Videos, there are women there. Some of you may have read they were passing letters, communications out to their men ... . The women were passing messages saying 'Please come and kill me, because of what's happened.'

"Basically what happened is that those women who were arrested with young boys/children in cases that have been recorded. 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."
 

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and let's not let the weekend warriors off the hook either

Survey: 60 percent of National Guard and Reserve female veterans say they were sexually harassed
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Six in 10 women who have served in the National Guard and Reserves said they were sexually harassed or assaulted, but less than a quarter reported it and many who did were encouraged to drop the complaint, according to a survey released Thursday.

The survey, done by the Department of Veterans Affairs and released by Democratic members of Congress, found that nearly half of the women who responded said the sexual trauma occurred while they were on duty. Fifty-two percent of the cases involving women were verbal harassment and 8 percent involved rape or attempted rape, while the rest were for other types of incidents.

More than 27 percent of male Guard and Reserve veterans said they had experienced some type of sexual harassment or assault -- most often by other men.

The VA surveyed nearly 4,000 men and women who served between 1950-2000



on the judgement in the abu ghraib fotos, there is a twenty-day period for the govt to appeal the release. and the pix have been edited to mask faces.
 

Re: and let's not let the weekend warriors off the hook either

The sad thing is that there are so many "patriotic Americans" who are aware that these types of things take place in the military and shrug it off with indifference. We live in a country that does not value the lives of its own citizens, so how in the hell can we honestly expect it to respect or value the lives of people in other countries?
I don't support American troops and never will, not when they are engaged in illegal wars that spread brutality, not democracy. Anyone who supports American troops at this time, also support the rape, torture and dehumanization of Iraqi children and women. Anyone who supports the War in Iraq is a craven coward with not an ounce of humanity. What's appalling is that these same people are the ones working in $7.00/Hour jobs at K-Mart, barely paying their bills and eating SPAM for dinner. In other words, Middle America trash and BOTTOM FEEDERS. Anyone who wants to look for me can find me in the Bronx, NY. Do any of you cowards have the stones to come to NYC, let alone the Bronx???
 

I AGREE CARL

You're not alone in your setiments Carl. Thanks for saying what I feel.
 

recruiters too

Army Recruiter Charged in Nude Photo Case
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FALLON, NV-September 27, 2005 - An Army recruiter is supposed to try to get people in uniform.
But former recruiter Richard Cory Asher is accused of doing just the opposite. He faces charges of taking nude pictures of high school girls who were interested in joining the military.

He's been bound over for trial after a preliminary hearing in Fallon, Nevada.

Asher was immediately removed from his recruiting position and banned from high schools.

Investigators say they found digital pictures of a 17-year-old girl engaged various sex acts. The girl told investigators she consented to the X-rated photos. But she was underage at the time, so authorities say Asher will face child pornography charges.
 

Re: recruiters too

Do your research before being an asshole. I am the 17 year old, and I MARRIED that man. We are expecting a child in october, not to mention the fact that he doesn't have a single mark on his record. He has been defending this country for 17 years and has been to combat 3 times. There are plenty of sick criminals out there, and they get lesser punishment than he is looking at. How is THAT justice? I am making a ruckus now, and I will make an even bigger one if my husband goees to prison and misses out on his son's or daughter's life because of some jack-ass mormon DA. Yeah, I said it, because I've met this guy, and he really is a jack ass. I walked into his office, still 17, and he just could NOT take hi eyes off my chest. At least my husband has the courtesy to look me in the eyes when he is talking to me. He is a good man and an amazing husband, and anyone who thinks otherwise can kiss my ass! Get your facts right. There was one sex act depicted, and I wasn't the naked one. You can't always trust the media, or the police for that matter. You know what the responding officer said? No crime was committed. So how is it that they can still try him in court if there was no fucking crime?! Justice? Our "justice" system is a joke.
 

...and some words are mere duckspeak

During a discussion with members of women's nongovernmental organizations in Turkey's capital, Ankara, Mrs. Hughes was challenged with accusations that the U.S.-led war that ousted Saddam Hussein has erased women's rights and made their lives miserable.

"In every photograph I see from Iraq, there is fear and concern in the eyes of women and children," said Hidayet Sefkatli Tuksal of the Capital City Women's Platform.

Visibly upset, Mrs. Hughes, a close friend and former adviser of President Bush's, fired back.

"I have to respectfully disagree," she said. "It is impossible to say that the plight of women was better under Saddam Hussein. Women were tortured; they had their children tortured in front of them."
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"Because we acted, torture rooms are closed, rape rooms no longer exist, mass graves are no longer a possibility in Iraq."—Bush, remarks at "Ask President Bush" event, Michigan, May 3, 2004
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