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Sat Mar 23, 2013, 11:28 AM

BBC-Guardian Exposé Uses WikiLeaks to Link Iraq Torture Centers to U.S. Col. Steele & Gen. Petraeus

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http://www.democracynow.org/2013/3/22/new_expos_links_torture_centers_in


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A shocking new report by The Guardian and BBC Arabic details how the United States armed and trained Iraqi death squads that ran torture centers. It is a story that stretches from the U.S.-backed death squads in Central America during the 1980s to the imprisoned Army whistleblower Bradley Manning. We play extended excerpts of "James Steele: America’s Mystery Man in Iraq," which exposes the role the retired U.S. colonel James Steele, a veteran of American proxy wars in El Salvador and Nicaragua, played in training Iraqi police commando units. "We spent maybe six months trying to track down young American soldiers who served in Samarra," says the film’s executive producer, Maggie O’Kane, who notes the investigation was sparked by memos found in the Iraq War Logs released by WikiLeaks. "But many were too frightened because of what happened to Bradley Manning." A Pentagon spokesman told The Guardian it had seen the reports and is looking into the situation. "As you know, the issue surrounding accusation of abuse and torture of Iraqi detainees is a complex one that is full of history and emotion," said Col. Jack Miller. "It will take time to work a thorough response." [includes rush transcript]

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Reply BBC-Guardian Exposé Uses WikiLeaks to Link Iraq Torture Centers to U.S. Col. Steele & Gen. Petraeus (Original post)
20score Mar 2013 OP
suede1 Mar 2013 #1
20score Mar 2013 #2
loudsue Mar 2013 #4
City Lights Mar 2013 #6
suede1 Mar 2013 #14
loudsue Mar 2013 #15
punkin87 Mar 2013 #3
G_j Mar 2013 #5
20score Mar 2013 #8
ananda Mar 2013 #7
20score Mar 2013 #16
bvar22 Mar 2013 #9
20score Mar 2013 #11
Arctic Dave Mar 2013 #10
WillyT Mar 2013 #12
20score Mar 2013 #17
Dustlawyer Mar 2013 #13
magellan Mar 2013 #18
progressoid Mar 2013 #19
20score Mar 2013 #20
johnnyreb Mar 2013 #21

Response to 20score (Original post)

Sat Mar 23, 2013, 11:41 AM

1. Wish this would get more coverage!

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Response to suede1 (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 23, 2013, 12:16 PM

2. That's what I'm hoping for.

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Response to suede1 (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 23, 2013, 12:49 PM

4. It might get coverage over there, but you can bet your bottom dollar the MSM

won't report it here.

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Response to loudsue (Reply #4)

Sat Mar 23, 2013, 12:56 PM

6. Exactly. It'll get swept under the rug over here. nt

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Response to loudsue (Reply #4)

Sat Mar 23, 2013, 02:51 PM

14. It would be nice if MSM did journalism, like Democracy Now.

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Response to suede1 (Reply #14)

Sat Mar 23, 2013, 03:09 PM

15. That would mean a complete turn-around for this country.

The Military/ Corporatist government would never allow it.

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Response to 20score (Original post)

Sat Mar 23, 2013, 12:48 PM

3. K & R!!

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Response to 20score (Original post)

Sat Mar 23, 2013, 12:53 PM

5. Guardian, BBC Arabic, Democracy Now!

will it go any further? not hopeful...

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Response to G_j (Reply #5)

Sat Mar 23, 2013, 01:15 PM

8. I'm hoping people will post and share this until the word gets out.

(Have to try.)

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Response to 20score (Original post)

Sat Mar 23, 2013, 01:00 PM

7. Good. Expose the criminals!

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Response to ananda (Reply #7)

Sat Mar 23, 2013, 04:01 PM

16. Exactly!

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Response to 20score (Original post)

Sat Mar 23, 2013, 01:20 PM

9. DURec. Let the Sun Shine In!

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Response to bvar22 (Reply #9)

Sat Mar 23, 2013, 02:02 PM

11. Like that picture.

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Response to 20score (Original post)

Sat Mar 23, 2013, 01:28 PM

10. K&R

 

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Response to 20score (Original post)

Sat Mar 23, 2013, 02:17 PM

12. HUGE K & R !!!

 


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Response to WillyT (Reply #12)

Sat Mar 23, 2013, 05:35 PM

17. Thanks!

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Response to 20score (Original post)

Sat Mar 23, 2013, 02:25 PM

13. K&R!

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Response to 20score (Original post)

Sat Mar 23, 2013, 05:55 PM

18. k&r

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Response to 20score (Original post)

Sat Mar 23, 2013, 11:20 PM

19. I'll eat my socks if anything comes of this.

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Response to progressoid (Reply #19)

Sun Mar 24, 2013, 09:30 AM

20. No need to do that.


I know what you mean though, it's frustrating.

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Response to 20score (Original post)

Sun Mar 24, 2013, 12:32 PM

21. KICK, to Rout Them OUT. n/t

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