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Torture's Victims Tell of Screams Unheard [Iraq]
Los Angeles Times ^ | April 13, 2003 | Mark Magnier

Posted on 04/13/2003 11:06:39 AM PDT by Kay Soze

NASIRIYAH, Iraq -- Sheik Lami Abbas Ajali looked around at the small cell where he spent several bleak weeks of his life and recounted the torture: how he was hit, prodded, had his eyelids pulled back, had electric shocks applied to his temples and genitals, how his hands were cuffed behind him then raised until he was off the ground.

He recalled Saturday how torturers stuffed 10 suspects into an 8-by-6-foot room so only two could sleep at any given time while the other eight were forced to stand

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


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The following stod for Saddam and his, racisim, Relgious persecution,illagal arrests, tortue, murder, rape, dismemberment of innocents:


1 Robert Altman
2 Gillian Anderson
3 Ed Asner
4 Alec Baldwin
5 Kim Basinger
6 The Beastie Boys
7 Ed BegleyJr.
8 Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream
9 Harry Belafonte
10 Peter Boyle
11 Jonatha Brooke
12 Warren Brothers
13 Jackson Browne
14 Peter Buck and Michael Stipe
15 David Byrne
16 Diahann Carroll
17 Rosanne Cash
18 Don Cheadle
19 Dixie Chicks
20 Jill Clayburgh
21 George Clooney
22 John Cougar Mellencamp
23 Peter Coyote
24 Lindsay Crouse
25 Sheryl Crowe
26 John Cusak
27 Joan Cusak
28 Chuck D
29 Vincent D’Onofrio
30 Tyne Daley
31 Matt Damon
32 Rosario Dawson
33 David Duchovny
34 Olympia Dukakis
35 Kirsten Dunst
36 Fred Durst
37 Hector Elizondo
38 Missy Elliott
39 Cary Elwes
40 Mike Farrell
41 Mia Farrow
42 Laurence Fishburne
43 Jane Fonda
44 Bonnie Franklin
45 Jeananne Garafalo
46 Richard Gere
47 Melissa Gilbert
48 Danny Glover
49 Elliott Gould
50 Nanci Griffith
51 Robert Guillaume
52 Jake Gyllenhall
53 Maggie Gyllenhall
54 Woody Harrelson
55 Ed Harris
56 Emmylou Harris
57 Ethan Hawke
58 Dustin Hoffman
59 Ken Howard
60 Helen Hunt
61 Anjelica Huston
62 Chryssy Hynde
63 Jane Kaczmarek
64 Melina Kanakaredes
65 Casey Kasem
66 Sally Kirkland
67 Lenny Kravitz
68 Samuel L. Jackson
69 Yo La Tengo
70 Jessica Lange
71 Spike Lee
72 Jamie Lee Curtis
73 Tea Leoni
74 Kelly Lynch
75 Wendie Malick
76 Camryn Manheim
77 Marsha Mason
78 Richard Masur
79 Dave Matthews
80 George Michael
81 Michael Moore
82 Esai Morales
83 Alanis Morissette
84 Me’Shell Ndegeocello
85 The Neptunes
86 Chris Noth
87 Ed O'’Neill
88 System of a Down
89 Sean Patrick Flanery
90 Alexandra Paul
91 Sean Penn
92 Barry Pepper
93 CCH Pounder
94 Bonnie Raitt
95 Lou Reed
96 Carl Reiner
97 Tim Robbins
98 Charles S. Dutton
99 Susan Sarandon
100 Martin Scorsese
101 Tony Shalhoub
102 Martin Sheen
103 Kevin Spacey
104 Gloria Steinem
105 Cat Stevens
106 Oliver Stone
107 Marcia Strassman
108 Barbara Streisand
109 Loretta Swit
110 Studs Terkel
111 Lily Tomlin
112 Blair Underwood
113 Caetano Veloso
114 The View on ABC (Star Jones, Meredith Viera,
Joy Behar)
115 Dennis Weaver
116 Bradley Whitford
117 James Whitmore
118 Robin Williams
119 Alfre Woodard
120 Noah Wyle
121 Spearhead
122 Run-DMC
123 Jay-Z
Stephen King

1 posted on 04/13/2003 11:06:39 AM PDT by Kay Soze
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2 posted on 04/13/2003 11:08:12 AM PDT by Support Free Republic (Your support keeps Free Republic going strong!)
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To: Kay Soze
Don't let them ever forget! The Hall of SHame!
3 posted on 04/13/2003 11:10:45 AM PDT by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: Kay Soze
Not one of these people will have the morality and/or brains to apologize--they will just move on to the next ignorant rant du jour.
4 posted on 04/13/2003 11:11:35 AM PDT by beaversmom (After the Axis of Evil on to the Axis of Weasels)
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To: beaversmom
LATimes password and username, please! Anyone? Bueller?
5 posted on 04/13/2003 11:13:32 AM PDT by homeagain balkansvet
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To: Kay Soze
Great comment...all those zeros are so buzy hating Bush,. they were cluless as to who they were supporting.
6 posted on 04/13/2003 11:15:36 AM PDT by bybybill (first the public employees, next the fish and, finally, the children)
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To: Kay Soze
86 Chris Noth

87 Ed O'’Neill

Say it ain't so, Joe.

7 posted on 04/13/2003 11:16:16 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian
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To: Kay Soze
Liberation from a depraved and brutal regime? Not in their name!
8 posted on 04/13/2003 11:16:20 AM PDT by SarahW
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To: Kay Soze
Darned right, Kay. If these people had their way, it would be business as usual in Iraq and Saddam Hussein would still be in power.

LIBERALISM KILLS.

9 posted on 04/13/2003 11:16:22 AM PDT by unsycophant
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To: beaversmom
I think it is safe to say that they are busy working to find new ways to destroy our President. Look for them to go after him on the economy.
10 posted on 04/13/2003 11:19:12 AM PDT by Paul Atreides
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To: homeagain balkansvet
You have to sign up and get your own.
11 posted on 04/13/2003 11:20:43 AM PDT by krb (the statement on the other side of this tagline is false)
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To: Former Proud Canadian
Not AL BUNDY! Pleeese say it aint so.
12 posted on 04/13/2003 11:21:30 AM PDT by jaz.357 (2 wrongs don't make a right,,,,but 3 lefts do!)
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To: Kay Soze
thank you for this list of shame
13 posted on 04/13/2003 11:22:37 AM PDT by The Wizard (Saddamocrats are enemies of America)
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To: Paul Atreides
From the petition they signed in December: Such a war will increase human suffering, arouse animosity toward our country, increase the likelihood of terrorist attacks, damage the economy, and undermine our moral standing in the world.”

You're probably right.

14 posted on 04/13/2003 11:23:41 AM PDT by unsycophant
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To: unsycophant
I don't know why they are so worried about animosity towards our country and any reprisal attacks; if things were to hit the fan in a big way, Hollywood would just pack up and run to Paris. Also, get Hollywood talking about "moral standing!"
15 posted on 04/13/2003 11:31:54 AM PDT by Paul Atreides
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To: Kay Soze
Cross-link:

-When the Dungeon Doors Swing Open...--

16 posted on 04/13/2003 11:33:38 AM PDT by backhoe
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To: homeagain balkansvet
LATimes password and username, please! Anyone? Bueller?

I believe "cypherpunks" as username and password will work.

17 posted on 04/13/2003 11:34:46 AM PDT by Timesink
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To: Kay Soze
You know whats sad in reviewing this list of people? Not one of them has ever resided in a country on a daily basis where they were not allowed the freedom of speech. None have gone through torture. None have lived in a country where they could starve or die of thirst. I realize we have problems with hungry people in this country, but food is available. In some of these lands, there is no food anywhere to be had. At the end of their days, they will have to answer for their ignorance. Thanks for the forum to vent :{
18 posted on 04/13/2003 11:41:08 AM PDT by Cate ((LET FREEDOM RING!!!!))
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To: backhoe
I wonder why CNN always shows the looters (over & over & over...)and leaves out or mentions only in passing most of the stories in the link?
19 posted on 04/13/2003 11:41:59 AM PDT by tiki
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To: Kay Soze
I thought I had read a while ago that Melissa Gilbert was a Conservative.
20 posted on 04/13/2003 11:43:00 AM PDT by Litany (The Truth shall set you free.)
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To: Paul Atreides
Yeah they love gay Pareeeee alright. Watch--they'll all be vying for the role of Saddam Hussein in the Hollyweird version of "Saddam: Embedded in Concrete" in six months.
22 posted on 04/13/2003 11:44:21 AM PDT by unsycophant
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To: tiki
I wonder why CNN always shows the looters (over & over & over...)and leaves out or mentions only in passing most of the stories in the link?

Offhand wilda$$guess? The looters "prove" we did wrong- causing anarchy... whereas the tales of torture might prove us right...

23 posted on 04/13/2003 11:44:26 AM PDT by backhoe (The Dungeon doors ARE swinging open- what will the Left now say?)
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To: unsycophant
Oh man! Get ready for Hollywood to churn out the movies detailing Iraqi families who knew no suffering until President Bush and his military of baby-killers came along. Also, movies featuring some noble human shield.
24 posted on 04/13/2003 11:48:07 AM PDT by Paul Atreides
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To: backhoe
CNN?! They stayed quiet on the tortures for a decade. Don't expect a pleasant smell from a backed-up toilet.
25 posted on 04/13/2003 11:49:33 AM PDT by Paul Atreides
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To: homeagain balkansvet
Someone posted not long ago.... FReepers have set up numerous password and usernames we can all use... Try "Annoying/Annoying." It's been working for me everywhere I've gone!
26 posted on 04/13/2003 11:51:01 AM PDT by Humidston (Do not remove this tag under penalty of law)
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To: Cate
I am a 46 year old American and first generation from Hungary.

I have spent three summers at my Grandmothers in Budapest PRIOR to the fall of the Iron Curtain.

I have seen repression first hand, and am in a position to debate ANYONE ANYTIME on Socialism and Communism.


Samuel Jackson and Susan Saddam Sarandon would scream till their make up ran if they had to live one week under such a government.
27 posted on 04/13/2003 11:52:15 AM PDT by Kay Soze (For every 100 Osamas created in the fight on terrorism - we shall simply elect one more "W")
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To: Kay Soze
They would scream if they had to live like the rabble of flyover country.
28 posted on 04/13/2003 11:53:51 AM PDT by Paul Atreides
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To: Kay Soze
Free the Hollywood 123 from living in the United States of America.

They will fit nicely into a C-17 and can be delivered to someplace cool--say, an ice floe.

To remind them it will be a cold day in hell before they work again.

29 posted on 04/13/2003 11:59:19 AM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
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To: Kay Soze
They are spoiled arrogant children who live in a fantasy land and don't have the brains to separate wishful thinking from reality.
30 posted on 04/13/2003 12:00:06 PM PDT by Aria
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To: Kay Soze
"The Beastie Boys"

LOL!. Now if anyone, ANYONE were to make Saddam's fave list it would HAVE to be someone with a name like THE BEASTIE BOYS.

31 posted on 04/13/2003 12:03:12 PM PDT by Enterprise
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To: Paul Atreides
Well if they do turn out such movies, get a crowd of FReepers together to see the movie and laugh and jeer at them unmercifully.
32 posted on 04/13/2003 12:05:11 PM PDT by Enterprise
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To: Enterprise
I was in Wal Mart the other day. They have PLENTY of copies of The Banger Sisters. Most of the other movies are pretty low on quantity.
33 posted on 04/13/2003 12:09:36 PM PDT by Paul Atreides
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To: Paul Atreides
The BANGER SISTERS? LOL! Clinton must be salivating to meet them all!! LIFE IS TOO FUNNY SOME TIMES!
34 posted on 04/13/2003 12:12:31 PM PDT by Enterprise
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To: Kay Soze
"The following stood for Saddam and his, racism, relgious persecution, illegal arrests, torture, murder, rape, dismemberment of innocents . . ."

And so it goes for all who said, "We know Saddam is a bad guy, but . . . ." And those who say, "There must have been a cheaper, easier way to get rid of Saddam." We need to throw this back in their face constantly. There are no excuses.

This regime fell none too soon. Sheez, it should have fallen under x41.

35 posted on 04/13/2003 12:20:50 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew (It'll all come out in the wash.)
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To: Litany
I thought I had read a while ago that Melissa Gilbert was a Conservative.

Don't know about her, but her husband is. So is Gerry Doyle...also of B5.

36 posted on 04/13/2003 12:30:42 PM PDT by lepton
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To: Kay Soze
Thank you for this list. What I find particularly surprising is that anyone of the Jewish faith and a memory for history would be pro-Saddam.
37 posted on 04/13/2003 1:02:00 PM PDT by Sabatier
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To: Fester Chugabrew
We will never know if there was a cheaper way to remove the statue as Pelosi (Millionaire Demon-crat Califronia) has put it.

Clinton never tried in his 8 years to FORCE the UN, directly or indirectly to stop the sanctions leaking and violations of UN Resolutions by china, france, germany and russia.

He was busily dipping his Cigars into young interns. And the rest of the demon-crats spent their time and energies defending him.

Point is the demon-crats did not do it.

We did.
38 posted on 04/13/2003 1:09:03 PM PDT by Kay Soze (For every 100 Osamas created in the fight on terrorism - we shall simply elect one more "W")
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To: Kay Soze
I was looking at a two-year-old fashion magazine recently and it had an interview with Kate Hudson where she was railing loudly and nastily against President Bush, conservatives, Republicans, etc. If she has been quiet lately, it is only out of concern for the box-office $$$ from her recent movie releases.

"Vogue" and "Harper's Bazaar" have long been popular venues for actors and actresses to broadcast their disgust with us "dumb hicks" out in flyover country.
39 posted on 04/13/2003 6:05:49 PM PDT by MissouriForBush
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