This video from the USA says about itself:
An Iraqi man sued two U.S. military contractors Monday, claiming he was repeatedly tortured while being held at the notorious Abu Ghraib prison for more than 10 months.
By Jerry White:
Torture exposed in new US-Iraqi “security stations”
24 April 2007
The brutal methods being employed by US forces and the Iraqi military in the current “surge” of US military operations in Baghdad were laid bare by an article that appeared in Sunday’s New York Times.
Entitled, “Three suspects talk after Iraqi soldiers do dirty work,” the piece details the torture of Sunni prisoners at one of the new American-Iraqi “security stations” set up in the capital city as part of the US plan to crush popular resistance to the occupation of Iraq.
The article, the first in a series on the new military outposts, focuses on a security station in the Ghazaliya neighborhood of western Baghdad, which Times reporter Alissa Rubin describes as “one of the roughest areas” of the capital, where an “active insurgency” against US forces is ongoing.
She hints at the devastation wrought by the US occupation in the mixed Sunni-Shiite neighborhood, describing sectarian conflict, pools of open sewage in the streets, non-functioning water and electricity services and a neighborhood with fewer than half the houses occupied.
The anti-US insurgency, says one Iraqi officer, consists chiefly of young, unemployed men who lack food and money and are too poor to marry.
Nevertheless, the reporter takes as given the necessity to stamp out opposition and suggests in the end that torture may be undesirable but nevertheless necessary to “save” American lives.
“Out here in what soldiers call Baghdad’s wild west,” Rubin declares, “sometimes the choices are all bad.”
Don’t expect too much from “embedded” reporters.
In Iraq, not a small or seizable minority, but the majority of people are unemployed.
Also from Iraq, today, from AFP:
Nine US soldiers killed, 20 wounded in Iraq car bomb …
The latest fatalities took the military’s losses in Iraq to 70 in this month alone and to 3,330 since the March 2003 invasion of the country, according to an AFP count based on Pentagon figures.
Filipino workers recruited for Iraq despite ban: here.
The case of dead Iraq veteran James Coons: here.
US sergeant: Iraq war is like Vietnam and can’t be won, video: here.