This music video from the USA says about itself:
From Greg Mitchell’s blog in the USA:
The U.S. Soldier Who Committed Suicide After She Refused To Take Part in Torture
September 13, 2010
With each revelation, or court decision, on U.S. torture in Iraq, Afghanistan and Gitmo — or the airing this month of The Tillman Story and Lawrence Wright’s My Trip to Al-Qaeda — I am reminded of the chilling story of Alyssa Peterson, who died seven years ago this week. Appalled when ordered to take part in interrogations that, no doubt, involved what most would call torture, she refused, then killed herself a few days later, on September 15, 2003.
Spc. Alyssa Peterson was one of the first female soldiers who died in Iraq. Her death under these circumstances should have drawn wide attention. It’s not exactly the Tillman case, but a cover-up, naturally, followed.
Peterson, 27, a Flagstaff, Ariz., native, served with C Company, 311th Military Intelligence BN, 101st Airborne. She was a valuable Arabic-speaking interrogator assigned to the prison at our air base in troubled Tal Afar in northwestern Iraq.
The soldier who committed suicide after she refused to go along with torture, Part II: here.
Pat Tillman’s Brother: ‘I Wish He Would’ve Lit These F–king Idiots Up’: here.
Pat Tillman’s Mom Wants General Stanley McChrystal Removed From White House Post: here.
Britain: Reprieve has condemned the coalition government’s decision to wash its hands of former British resident [and Guantanamo prisoner] Ahmed Belbacha.
- Yes, torture is not a bar to becoming a Bishop (themormonworker.wordpress.com)
- Iraq abuse inquiry was a ‘cover-up’, whistleblower tells court (guardian.co.uk)
- Non-CNN Translation of Psy Lyrics: He’s More Anti-Torture Than Anti-American (theatlanticwire.com)
- A Year After US Troops Withdraw from Iraq, Fog of War Thickens (newamericamedia.org)
- FLASHBACK: Iraq war: U.S. soldier throws his medals and stars, “I’m no longer the monster I once was” (sott.net)
- Pat Tillman – Atheist in the Foxhole (tomliberman.wordpress.com)
- Bradley Manning Headed To Prison, While Those Who Presided Over Torture Go Free (jhaines6.wordpress.com)
- United States Iraq veteran’s suicide note (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- Global War on Terrorism is Killing Mankind: Why Soldiers Commit Suicide? (thepeoplesvoice.org)
- Status Quo at Gitmo: Where the Torture Never Stopz (moorbey.wordpress.com)