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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

British troops habitually torture and murder innocent civilians


High Court Hears of ‘Terrifying Acts of Brutality’ by British Troops in Iraq

by John Glaser

US troops have their own wretched stories of murder and torture of innocents in Iraq

January 29, 2013

British troops that fought the US-led war in Iraq were accused in a High Court inquiry of "terrifying acts of brutality" against Iraqi civilians in a potentially "systematic" way.
Lawyers representing 192 Iraqis asking for a public inquiry into British detention practices in Iraq between 2003 and 2008 submitted an 82-age document detailing the numerous allegations of abuse, including extra-judicial killings and torture.
"The court heard of an eight-year-old girl shot dead as she played in a street with her friends in daylight," reports the London Evening Standard. "A man was also shot dead as he queued for petrol, a teacher was hooded and abused in front of his son and his subsequent death was officially described as "natural causes" and there were a number of drownings."
In a sense, it’s amazing it has taken this long for the crimes of British forces to be revealed and highlighted. US troops have their own wretched stories of murder and torture of innocents.
A State Department cable released by WikiLeaks in 2011 revealed that one man, four women, two children, and three infant Iraqis were summarily executed by US forces in 2006. The "autopsies carried out at the Tikrit Hospital’s morgue revealed that all corpses were shot in the head and handcuffed," read the cable.
Iraqi civilians were also ruthlessly murdered in the Haditha massacre, "where Marines killed 24 Iraqis, including a 76-year-old man in a wheelchair, women and children, some just toddlers."
"Iraqi civilians were being killed all the time," read a recent New York Times report. Maj. Gen. Steve Johnson, the commander of American forces in Anbar, in his own testimony, described it as "a cost of doing business."
Iraqis suffered torture and murder in Abu Ghraib and other prisons in Iraq as well. In a prison run by US-supported post-Saddam government, "a joint US-Iraqi inspection discovered more than 1,400 detainees in squalid, cramped conditions," many of whom were illegally detained. Prisoners "displayed bruising, broken bones, and lash-marks, many claimed to have been hung by handcuffs from a hook in the ceiling and beaten on the soles of their feet and their buttocks."
British Defense Secretary Philip Hammond has announced plans to investigate claims being made in the High Court. No US court has conducted such a comprehensive inquiry into war crimes by US troops in Iraq.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Tap, The troops were just carrying out orders.
Let's find out who gave the orders and have them on trial.
The Iraq people never did us any harm and were no threat to this Country.
Only the evil Elite could condone what has been done in our name.

Anonymous said...

@ Anon 2:12 pm

''Hi Tap, The troops were just carrying out orders.''

This is why we are in perpetual/never-ending war. I'm sick of hearing the same old cliche of 'I'm just doing my job', or 'I was just carrying out orders'.

For once, can these people in uniform (that includes Police too) not just use their brain and think what they are doing? It's called having a conscience.

I hope troops are reading this because guess what a certain globalist and 'adviser' to presidents thinks of you lot?

“Military men are just dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns in foreign policy.”
― Henry Kissinger

Wake the f*** up and realise you are being used and these politicians and their globalist masters couldn't care less if you are killed or maimed in the line of duty.

Farkhem Hall said...

They get these military types early, brainwash them from an early age...It's all about serving your Queen and Country. They make it sound honorable, and even glamorous...that's the job of a military recruiter.

At the end of the day, it's just another form of marketing. Some are more susceptible than others to certain types of marketing.

Once a young recruit has been signed up on promises of making a success of himself, doing something useful with his life, people being proud of him and giving him respect because he 'served' his country , etc., etc., then he is now 'in the system', with fellow recruits closer to him than any brother he may have had.

At this point, you cannot expect anyone to think for themselves or to break out of that mindset. The breakdown usually only occurs after a tour of duty when they return home to our normality and realise that the majority of the world does not live in a perpetual state of war.

So don't be too hard on the poor grunts. For many of them, the alternative may have been a lifetime taking drugs and stacking shelves in their dead-end towns and villages. If that is the alternative (but safe) reality facing young people who want to do 'something useful' with their lives, then is it little surprise that they are easily enticed by the sophisticated marketing of the modern day military.

Being a well-adjusted individual in this insane world is not always a good indicator of sound mental health...

Julia said...

War is murder and therefore a crime, as I see it. The only way it might possibly be acceptable is if it took place in controlled conditions with no "innocent" bystanders in the way. How could we do that then? I know, a sort of gladiatorial stadium! A bit like the Roman stuff, send in the two opposing sides to fight to the death. It's also a bit like the Hunger Games books.And it's also a bit like modern football. Two opposing teams in a stadium with spectators. Only need to merge all these converging things and we get gladiatorial wars in a stadium. The red team and the Blue team, fighting it out til death. All by consent. Noone else is hurt. The guys in the stadium are still heroes, and the population is reduced, and we can all worship death. Problem solved.