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    U.S. Condemns Video of Captured Soldier

    BBC NEWS | Americas | US military condemns hostage video

    It's kind of hard to condemn other countries for doing what we have done with captured combatants in the past 8 years.

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    Re: U.S. Condemns Video of Captured Soldier

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    BBC NEWS | Americas | US military condemns hostage video

    It's kind of hard to condemn other countries for doing what we have done with captured combatants in the past 8 years.

    Well you are entitled to your own opinions just not your own facts.
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    Re: U.S. Condemns Video of Captured Soldier

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    It's kind of hard to condemn other countries for doing what we have done with captured combatants in the past 8 years.
    Can you elaborate on this?
    What exactly are you talking about?

    Edit: Oh do you mean to Gitmo bay?
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    Re: U.S. Condemns Video of Captured Soldier

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    Can you elaborate on this?
    What exactly are you talking about?

    Edit: Oh do you mean to Gitmo bay?

    He doesn't know what he is talking about....and that's a fact jack!
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    Re: U.S. Condemns Video of Captured Soldier

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    BBC NEWS | Americas | US military condemns hostage video

    It's kind of hard to condemn other countries for doing what we have done with captured combatants in the past 8 years.
    Colonel Greg Julian said "the public humiliation of prisoners is against international law", and stressed that the US mission in the country was to "support the Afghan government and improve security".

    When has the US publicly humiliated prisoners? That is what they are condemning and I can't seem to think of a time we publicly flaunted any prisoners.
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    Re: U.S. Condemns Video of Captured Soldier

    Quote Originally Posted by a777pilot View Post
    He doesn't know what he is talking about....and that's a fact jack!
    And that's a female, Joe.
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    Re: U.S. Condemns Video of Captured Soldier

    Abu Ghraib:

    On April 28, 2004, CBS broadcast photos of graphic abuse at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, showing bloodied prisoners, forced simulation of masturbation and oral sex, the stacking of naked prisoners with bags over their heads, mock electrocution by a wire connected to a man’s genitals, guard dogs on the verge of ripping into naked men, and grinning U.S. male and female soldiers celebrating the degradation. Three days later, the New Yorker, in an exposé by Seymour Hersh, published extracts from a March 2004 report by Maj. Gen. Antonio Taguba that catalogued U.S. abuses at Abu Ghraib prison, including

    breaking chemical lights and pouring the phosphoric liquid on detainees; pouring cold water on naked detainees; beating detainees with a broom handle and a chair; threatening male detainees with rape ... sodomizing a detainee with a chemical light and perhaps a broom stick, and using military working dogs to frighten and intimidate detainees with threats of attack, and in one instance actually biting a detainee.
    On the day after Hersh’s article was posted on the Internet, Gen. Richard Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, admitted in a television interview that he had not yet bothered to read the Taguba report.


    Minimizing the damage

    The Bush administration quickly portrayed the leaked photos as aberrations resulting from a handful of deviant National Guard members. However, a government consultant informed Hersh that the Abu Ghraib photos were specifically intended to be used to blackmail the prisoners abused, “to create an army of informants, people you could insert back in the population.” Hersh noted that “the notion that Arabs are particularly vulnerable to sexual humiliation became a talking point among pro-war Washington conservatives in the months before the March, 2003, invasion of Iraq.”
    How Abu Ghraib Was Politically Defused, Part 1

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    Re: U.S. Condemns Video of Captured Soldier

    Not to mention that appealing to international law is particularly disingenuous given our repeated violations of it (waterboarding, holding suspects indefinitely without a trial, etc.)

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    Re: U.S. Condemns Video of Captured Soldier

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    Not to mention that appealing to international law is particularly disingenuous given our repeated violations of it (waterboarding, holding suspects indefinitely without a trial, etc.)
    The act that the terrorists took (video of captured soldier) is against international law, whether the US has broke international law in the past or not doesn't really change it.
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    Re: U.S. Condemns Video of Captured Soldier

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    Not to mention that appealing to international law is particularly disingenuous given our repeated violations of it (waterboarding, holding suspects indefinitely without a trial, etc.)
    I completely forgot about Abu Ghraib. My bad!
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