Abu Ghraib Torture Soldiers Say “We Were Following Orders”

See Washington Post article

“Karpinski on Abu Ghraib: We were following orders
By David Edwards

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/30343776/
President Obama says the Attorney General can review the actions of Bush officials who OKed waterboarding, reports Bill Plante. Harry Smith talks to Janis Karpinski who oversaw Iraqi prisons in 2003.

The Associated Press reported:

An Army Reserve colonel demoted from brigadier general because of prisoner abuses at the Abu Ghraib facility in Iraq said Wednesday the Senate report supports her contention that uniformed military people were made scapegoats for Bush administration policies.

Col. Janis Karpinski said that from the beginning, Ive been saying these soldiers did not design these techniques on their own.

Karpinski said she felt vindicated and said she thought it had taken far too long for the information about the history of the interrogation policy to surface publicly.

This video is from CBS The Early Show, broadcast Apr. 22, 2009. “

Filed under: Crime, History, Humanity, Journalism, Law, Media, Middle East, Military, North America, World Affairs, , , ,

Where Did The Twenty Three Billion Dollars Go?

Jane Corbin investigates claims that as much as $23bn may have been lost, stolen or not properly accounted for in Iraq. Now more than 70 whistleblower cases threaten to reveal the scandals behind billions of dollars worth of waste, theft and corruption during the war. The US justice department has imposed gagging orders which prevent the real scale of the problem emerging.

Interesting question considering the current taxpayer bailouts of the international banking system. Doesn’t that mean we own them now? Yeah. Right.

Filed under: Corporations, Crime, Financial, Journalism, Law, Military, North America, ,

Iraqi Journalist Throws Shoes At Bush Shouting, “This is the farewell kiss you dog….this is from the widows, the orphans and those who were killed in Iraq.”

Filed under: East Asia, Media, Middle East, Military, , ,

Breaking Ranks, American Soldiers Leaving The Iraq War For Canada: A Documentary

“Breaking Ranks.Documentary on American soldiers leaving Iraq war for canada ”

The stories seldom heard.

Filed under: Crime, Humanity, Immigration, Journalism, Law, Middle East, Military, North America, Politics, , ,

Why We Fight, Winner Of The Grand Jury Prize at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival – “clearly, capitalism is winning” ** HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

WHY WE FIGHT, won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, it is an unflinching look at the anatomy of the American war machine, weaving unforgettable personal stories with commentary by a whos who of military and beltway insiders. Featuring John McCain, William Kristol, Chalmers Johnson, Gore Vidal, Richard Perle and others, WHY WE FIGHT launches a bipartisan inquiry into the workings of the military industrial complex and the rise of the American Empire. Inspired by Dwight Eisenhowers legendary farewell speech (in which he coined the phrase military industrial complex), filmmaker Jarecki (THE TRIALS OF HENRY KISSINGER) surveys the scorched landscape of a half-centurys military adventures, asking how and telling why a nation of, by, and for the people has become the savings-and-loan of a system whose survival depends on a state of constant war. The film moves beyond the headlines of various American military operations to the deeper questions of why why does America fight? What are the forces political, economic, ideological that drive us to fight against an ever-changing enemy? Frank Capra made a series of films during World War II called WHY WE FIGHT that explored Americas reasons for entering the war, Jarecki notes. Today, with our troops engaged in Iraq and elsewhere for reasons far less clear, I think its crucial to ask the questions: Why are we doing what we are doing? What is it doing to others? And what is it doing to us?

An intelligent, subtley plotted, and well thought out film. A must see. Eugene Jarecki is, I feel, a serious up and coming force for good.

Filed under: Corporations, Crime, Economics, History, Humanity, Journalism, Media, Middle East, Military, North America, Politics, Psychology, World Affairs, , ,

Loose Change 3 (The Final Cut) ** NOT PART II, NOT A TRAILER – THIS IS THE 3RD AND FINAL INSTALLMENT OF THE LOOSE CHANGE SERIES

www.joiningthedots.tv

“This is the long awaited Loose Change Final Cut DVD. The Final Cut is the last amazing step in the evolution of the Loose Change 9/11 film. It presents over 2 hours of new, undeniable evidence that will leave you speechless. Order it now to guarantee your copy from the first printing. SHIPPING NOVEMBER 19, 2007.”

This is showing in the cinema where I live. We’ve got together with the management and are handing out flyers to try and get as many people to see it as possible.

If you think this is just a ‘conspiracy theory’ I’d at least recommend this film so you can be informed of the inconsistencies within the official account.

Watch it and make up your own mind.

Tim Sparke, the UK Producer of Loose Change 3, has a new independent film website: the link is above. It is the official home of Loose Change 3.

Filed under: Crime, Journalism, Media, Middle East, Military, North America, Psychology, UK, Web, , , , , ,

US Platoon Leader & Soldiers Witness Strange Arial Phenomenon in Iraq

“My Soldiers and I witnessed what I think is some sort of natural phenomenon in the sky over Iraq.”

Awesome footage. Nice one, guys.

Filed under: Astronomy, Middle East, Military, Nature, Paranormal, , ,

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