Abu Ghraib Abuse Photos Include Rape And Sexual Assault

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  1. clevin macrumors G3

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    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/05/27/abu-ghraib-abuse-photos-i_n_208430.html

    I can't say Im surprised.

     
  2. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

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    Truley horrifying.
    I'm kind of at a loss for words. :(
     
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    Shameful.. whats even more shameful is that this is being treated like nothing can be done about it. While I agree that releasing such photographs would create a truly demoralizing picture of the army and the country but still, just hiding this away is like 'ignorance is bliss' Pathetic!
     
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    Why the hell is it "unsurprising"? It should be surprising to everyone.
     
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    It's not surprising because of how the "enemy" was dehumanized prior to the war. When people adopt the mindset that the people they are fighting are less than human, it's very easy to see why this happened.
     
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    Not to anyone who actually keeps up on the news -- you know, actually having read the Taguba report, this was all contained within, just without the graphic descriptions.
     
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    I wouldn't call it an "ignorance is bliss" situation. We know what happened and you and the rest of world can read about or see some of the other pictures online. This certainly isn't bliss.

    from the article:
    I agree


    Silly me, I thought it was the british nationalism talking. :confused:
     
  10. leekohler macrumors G5

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    What does that have to do with anything? :confused:
     
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    Sadly, this is both horrifying and not surprising. I can't imagine the backlash that will occur if/when these are ever released.
     
  12. skunk macrumors G4

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    What are you talking about?
     
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    I think it's just American nationalism talking. :confused:
     
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    This revelation doesn't surprise me at all. On the contrary. It's my opinion that this sort of stuff is still going on and has been for at least 50 years.
     
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    Only fifty? It was happening throughout and after the Great Patriotic War (19391942-45) too.
     
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    "And I walked in and sat down and they gave
    me a piece of paper, said, "Kid, see the psychiatrist, room 604."

    "And I went up there, I said, "Shrink, I want to kill. I mean, I wanna, I
    wanna kill. Kill. I wanna, I wanna see, I wanna see blood and gore and
    guts and veins in my teeth. Eat dead burnt bodies. I mean kill, Kill,
    KILL, KILL." And I started jumpin up and down yelling, "KILL, KILL," and
    he started jumpin up and down with me and we was both jumping up and down
    yelling, "KILL, KILL." And the sargent came over, pinned a medal on me,
    sent me down the hall, said, "You're our boy."
     
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    I Love Arlo Guthrie !!

    If you noticed my post skunk you would see I said "at least" 50 years.;)
     
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    Sure, it's all part of the SERE training I expect.
     
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    Oh- I'm sure they would. :rolleyes:
     
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    I'm sure it happened in Queen Victoria's children's sibling rivalry Great Patriotic War World War 1 too...
     
  23. remmy macrumors 6502a

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    What happened?
     
  24. skunk macrumors G4

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    Don't forget we invented Concentration Camps in 1899 during the Round Up the Bloody Dutchmen Threatening Our Exclusive Hegemony Grab Another Huge Slice of Someone Else's Mineral Deposits, After All They're Only Black Men Boer War, too.
     
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    The US behaved badly wrt to human rights.
     

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