Archive for May 11, 2004
I received the link which has the horrible disgusting video. I did not want to watch the gruesome scene, and did not. And no, I will not post the link. A friend of mine who watched it was disturbed for hours later. I listened to the speech read by that man (whose voice sounded like [...]
“For Huda Shaker, the humiliation began at a checkpoint on the outskirts of Baghdad. The American soldiers demanded to search her handbag. When she refused one of the soldiers pointed his gun towards her chest. “He pointed the laser sight directly in the middle of my chest,” said Professor Shaker, a political scientist at Baghdad [...]
A female Army soldier in the notorious 320th Military Police Battalion meted out “vigilante justice” on Iraqi prisoners she believed had raped former POW Jessica Lynch, according to a letter from her battalion commander obtained by The Associated Press.
“We’ve already had two prisoners die … but who cares?” the soldier says on the tape. “That’s two less for me to worry about.”
In the silly US press, there are always laudatory articles in praise of the Jordanian dictator, like this silly one in Slate. Now in fairness, the king is valuable: he attends a barbecue at Sharon’s ranch while Israeli forces were (and are) killing Palestinians, he is willing to torture Arab prisoners for the US–not that [...]
Only in Donald Rumsfeld’s mind there is a distinction between the Geneva Convention and what he calls “the spirit” of the Geneva Convention. Next time I am stopped for speeding, I will tell the police that I was adhering to the “spirit” of the law, but not to the law itself.