Skip to comments.Abu Ghraib abuse photos 'show rape'
Posted on 05/28/2009 8:29:52 AM PDT by South Hawthorne
At least one picture shows an American soldier apparently raping a female prisoner while another is said to show a male translator raping a male detainee.
Further photographs are said to depict sexual assaults on prisoners with objects including a truncheon, wire and a phosphorescent tube.
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
Seems like if this was legit, NYT and WP would be all over it. So far, it appears only USA Today mentions it at all.
Mods, sorry if this doesn't belong in breaking news.
And of course this never goes on in any other prison in the world and are most likely isolated incidents.
Can’t wait for Mooslimbs to start killing eachother over this before it’s revealed as a fake.
Just as long as we didn’t put panties on their heads!
Some of the earliest photos depicted rape. However those photos were staged for a rape porn site.
Rape happens ... everywhere. Why is Abu Ghraib so special?
Looks like Gen. Taguba wants his name back in the news again.
"Don't ask, don't tell" has consequences.
Sounds like Al Quida sent them some photo shopped pix. If true, get some cells ready at Ft Leavenworth.
Just a way to force the release of photos in order to prove they are all lies.
“Another apparently shows a female prisoner having her clothing forcibly removed to expose her breasts.”
ANYONE being forcibly disrobed (for any of a number of reasons) would eventually be at least partially naked. Was it clear that the purpose WAS to “expose her breasts”?
Sensationalism at its worst.
“You give me the photos, I’ll give you the war.”
Yellow journalism tarnishes the trade.
It looks like some of the picture are ones that were already distributed and are legit, other are questionable....pink sheets and the guy hanging upside down I thought were a hoax. Why do they keep printing it?
Has anyone been charged with these alleged crimes? If we have photos and eye witnesses, why not?
I don’t buy it. If it happened, I seriously doubt it would have been photographed. This ain’t putting underwear on mustafa’s head. Rape gets soldiers sent to Ft. Leavenworth, so I doubt they would create evidence for a JAG officer to send them there.
That is what I read in the book "The Translator: A Tribesman's Memoir of Darfur." That people were being tortured 'after' details of 'abuses' Abu Ghraib and Gitmo were released.
Who would take photos of a rape?
This Gen. Taguba guy is very suspect imho. Has been for a very long time.
Gen Taguba is suspect and a partisan:
Among the graphic statements, which were later released under US freedom of information laws, is that of Kasim Mehaddi Hilas in which he says: I saw [name of a translator] ******* a kid, his age would be about 15 to 18 years. The kid was hurting very bad and they covered all the doors with sheets. Then when I heard screaming I climbed the door because on top it wasnt covered and I saw [name] who was wearing the military uniform, putting his **** in the little kids *** . and the female soldier was taking pictures.
Kasim Mehaddi Hilas was a detainee at Abu Ghraib, not a jailer (detainee No. 151108).
This is not to say that he IS lying, but the Al Qaida handbook instructed members to make false complaints.
The question isn't "what was alleged". These cases date back to 2004. What came out in the prosecution of the charges?
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