Abu Ghraib Torture Soldiers Say “We Were Following Orders”

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

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. “


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Brother of Manchester City Owner, Prince Sheikh Issa bin Zayed al-Nayah, Implicated In Twenty Five Videos Of Torturing Arab Citizens

Video footage from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) shows Sheikh Issa bin Zayed al Nahyan, a member of the countrys royal family, torturing a man. He is the brother of the countrys crown prince, Sheikh Mohammed. The UAE Ministry of the Interior confirmed it was Sheikh Issa in the video but said the incidents depicted in the video tapes were not part of a pattern of behavior.
The handsome son of a gun above is Sheikh Issa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, brother of Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The Arab businessman is currently on the wrong end of an American lawsuit, filed by a former advisor who claims he was tortured. The basis of said lawsuit is a video, depicting Sheikh Issa torturing an Afghan merchant accused of cheating him.

In the video – a small portion of which you can see here – Sheikh Issa and his henchmen hit the Afghan with a plank, pour salt into his wounds, stick a cattle prod where the sun dont shine, set fire to his genitals with lighter fluid and run him over with a Mercedes SUV.

At one point in the video – which was filmed in 2005 – Sheikh Issa says: Get closer. Get closer. Get closer. Let his suffering show. ”

His brother should be thrown out of the UK, his assets stripped. We, and I’m sure I speak for most if not all UK citizens, do not want his kind or his money in our affairs.

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Waterboarded: Writer Christopher Hitchens Gives Okay To Be Tortured For Vanity Fair Magazine

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