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Created by John Eipper on 12/20/05 2:50 PM - re-re-torture-christopher-jones

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Re: TORTURE (Christopher Jones)) (John Eipper, USA, 12/20/05 2:50 pm)

Christopher Jones writes: Its really quite pitiful to read about the stale antics of the Austrian prosecutor who carried out a 16 year old arrest warrant on poor old David Irving while the following is going on; I guess Randy Black will rave and rant about Truthout, but I am hoping that we will debate facts.

Torture's out. Now they call it abuse - Robert Fisk (November 14, 2005)
http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/article.asp?ID=3823
(...) American journalists now refer to "abuse laws" rather than torture laws. Yes, abuse sounds so much better, doesn't it? No screaming, no cries of agony when you're abused. No shrieks of pain. No discussion of the state of mind of the animals perpetrating this abuse on our behalf. And its as well to remember that the government of Lord Blair of Kut al-Amara has decided it's quite all right to use information gleaned from this sadism. Even Jack Straw agrees with this. CLIP

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2005/111505B.shtml
The American government, which claims to lead a campaign against terror so that democracy and freedom may triumph in the world, is ever more often forced to explain itself about the way its agents treat prisoners. Arbitrary detentions, secret prisons, torture: accusations against the United States pile up.

173 Prisoners Found Tortured and Starved in Iraq Government Bunker
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2005/111605K.shtml
Iraq's government said Tuesday that it had ordered an urgent investigation of allegations that many of the 173 detainees American troops discovered over the weekend in the basement of an Interior Ministry building in a Baghdad suburb had been tortured by their Iraqi captors.

Former US Army Interrogator Describes the Harsh Techniques He Used in Iraq
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2005/111605N.shtml
With deep remorse, former US Army interrogator Specialist Tony Lagouranis talks about his own involvement with abusing detainees in Iraq and torture carried out by the Navy Seals. He apologizes to the Iraqi people and urges US soldiers to follow their conscience.

Rumsfeld Can Authorize Torture under New Directive
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2005/111005Y.shtml
US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld can authorize exceptions to a new Defense Department policy on military interrogations that bars torture and calls for "humane" treatment of detainees, a spokesman said.






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