Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Torture, American style

North Jersey Media Group providing local news, sports & classifieds for Northern New Jersey!: "The latest torture accounts come from an internal Army investigation file obtained last week by The New York Times. It shows American military men and women engaging in hideous, immoral acts - often for the fun of it.

One victim was a 22-year-old shy, uneducated and slightly built Afghan taxi driver. Within four days of his detention at America's Bagram center in Afghanistan, most of the man's interrogators were convinced he was innocent of wrongdoing.

But he was interrogated one last time anyway, and died.

Like many prisoners at Bagram, the man's wrists had been shackled to the ceiling for most of his stay. In one 24-hour period, soldiers took turns striking him on the side of his legs just above his knees - a potentially disabling blow used regularly at Bagram.

Soldiers thought it was funny that after every strike the man called 'Allah.'

An autopsy later showed the man's legs ''had basically been pulpified.'

This is sadism."

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