ACLU/FOIA New Docs Contradict Army Denying Failures

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ACLU/FOIA New Docs Contradict Army Denying Failures

Postby seemslikeadream » Thu Sep 15, 2005 3:41 pm

New Documents Contradict Army Report Denying Systemic Failures in Treatment of Detainees<br><br><!--EZCODE LINK START--><a href="" target="top"></a><!--EZCODE LINK END--><br><br>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE<br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>Troops Say They Used Techniques "Remembered From the Movies"; Deaths Could Have Been Avoided with Better Training</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br><br>NEW YORK - The American Civil Liberties Union today made public more than 1,800 pages documenting the investigation into at least three military units' detainee operations in Iraq. <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>Among the documents were reports of untrained soldiers using interrogation techniques they "remembered from the movies," </strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END-->as well as reports of deaths that could have been prevented with proper training.<br><br>-snip- The documents released today were interviews of military personnel from the 4th Infantry Division, the 720th Military Police Battalion and the 1st Infantry Division which served in Iraq. They demonstrate a systemic failure to train soldiers on how to treat detainees. <br><br>-snip- Among the documents released today were soldiers' accounts of:<br><br>-snip- "officers and NCO's at point of capture engaged in interrogations <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>using techniques they literally remembered from movies."</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--> -snip-<br><br>-snip- Systemic Lack of Training in the Treatment of Detainees: One interrogator complained that soldiers conducting raids are not well trained on how detainees must be treated in accordance with the laws of war, and that he "had to go to SJA many times about detainees arriving at the cage badly beaten.<!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong> Many beatings occurred after the detainees were zip-tied by some units in 4ID <4th Infantry Division>." </strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END-->-snip-<br><br>-snip- Detainee Deaths Result From Lack of Training: Two separate detainee deaths are documented as having been avoidable had the soldiers been better trained. <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>"The detainee hands were tied and between the wire and the soldier shot and killed the detainee.</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--> This incident could have been prevented if he had better training," said one soldier with the 4th Infantry Division. -snip-<br><br>-snip- "These documents are further proof that the government's investigative reports regarding detainee abuse are a whitewash," said Amrit Singh, a staff attorney with the ACLU.<!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong> "In the face of mounting evidence that systemic failures caused the abuse of detainees, the government's attempts to assign blame for that abuse to a handful of rogue soldiers are unavailing." </strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END-->-snip-<br><br><br> <p></p><i>Edited by: <A HREF=>seemslikeadream</A> at: 9/15/05 1:44 pm<br></i>
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Re: ACLU/FOIA New Docs Contradict Army Denying Failures

Postby antiaristo » Thu Sep 15, 2005 7:41 pm

There was a comment on another thread to the effect that the rest of the world's governments, their intelligence agencies, their political establishments, ALL kmow that 9/11 was an inside job.<br>They go along with the hegemon to avoid being nuked.<br>I'm afraid the same is true of Abu Ghraib. Everybody knows it was designed to happen, that Condi took a special interest. They all know about that numbskull that was blogging direct from the torture cells.<br>This is news ONLY within the US.<br>And yes it is unravelling. But too late.<br><br> <p></p><i></i>
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