This video is called U.S. Torture at Afghanistan Bagram Army Base Pt1.
And here is Part 2.
By Patrick Martin in the USA:
More evidence of US war crimes
24 January 2011
Military documents obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union after a lengthy lawsuit under the Freedom of Information Act provide important new evidence of American war crimes. The documents include autopsy reports and investigative reports on the deaths of 190 prisoners held by the US military at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The more than 2,600 pages of documents were turned over to the ACLU on January 14 and made public on the organization’s web site five days later.
An ACLU statement said that 25 to 30 cases were “unjustified homicides.” US military investigators themselves identified many of the deaths as homicides, although there were very few trials or convictions of the soldiers involved.
The ACLU issued a statement declaring: “So far, the documents released by the government raise more questions than they answer, but they do confirm one troubling fact: that no senior officials have been held to account for the widespread abuse of detainees. Without real accountability for these abuses, we risk inviting more abuse in the future.”
Remember Obama’s executive order that Guantanamo be shut down within 12 months? Oops: here.
NYT Disappears Public Support for Military Spending Cuts: here.
We [NATO] Had To Destroy The [Afghan] Village To Save It: here.
Justin Norman, Truthout: “Two years ago, if someone had suggested to me that I don an orange jumpsuit and a black hood and haul a cross down the street in opposition to torture, I would have laughed at them. Yet here I am at the end of 2010 having pulled that stunt, or something akin to it, more than 30 times in the past year”: here.
Ray Rivera and Sharifullah Sahak, The New York Times News Service: “The Afghan government is putting new scrutiny on private security companies, raising concerns among Western officials that President Hamid Karzai may be accelerating efforts to push them out of the country. A special committee appointed by Mr. Karzai to investigate the companies has found that 18 have committed ‘major offenses,’ although that number may have later been lowered, according to an Afghan official who has read the committee’s report”: here.
US military lost more troops to suicide than combat for 2nd year in a row: here.
Afghans face death penalty for converting to Christianity: here.
Happy Talk On The Afghan War Is Just Spin & 2014 Is Not The End: here.
William Fisher, Truthout: “US officials tried to influence Spanish prosecutors and government officials to head off court investigations into Guantanamo Bay torture allegations and secret CIA ‘extraordinary rendition’ flights involving Spanish airspace, according to the US diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks. Among their biggest worries were investigations originated by the magistrate Baltasar Garzon, the storied jurist who had the Europe-wide arrest warrant issued for former Chilean strongman Augusto Pinochet”: here.
- The United States of War Crimes: Just Ask Panama (mickeyzvegan.wordpress.com)
- First Guantanamo Commander Calls It ‘A Prison That Should Never Have Been Opened’ (thinkprogress.org)
- Chinese Muslims Freed From Guantanamo Ten Years After Being Found Innocent (thinkprogress.org)
- US military sends 2 Guantanamo Bay prisoners back to native Sudan; prison population now at 158 – @carolrosenberg (miamiherald.com)
- Shooting the Messenger (truthdig.com)