[Marxism] Navy SEALS Torturing Iraqis (photos, AP article)

M. Junaid Alam mjunaidalam at msalam.net
Sat Dec 4 18:40:23 MST 2004

Here is perhaps the most priceless part of the article - talk about

"The wife [of the torturing SEAL soldier] said she was upset that a
reporter was able to view the album, which includes family snapshots.
Hundreds of other photos depict everyday military life in Iraq, some
showing commandos standing around piles of weapons and waving wads of cash."


*AP: Navy Probes New Iraq Prisoner Photos*
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Dec 3, 5:32 PM (ET)


CORONADO, Calif. (AP) - The U.S. military has launched a criminal
investigation into photographs that appear to show Navy SEALs in Iraq
sitting on hooded and handcuffed detainees, and photos of what appear to
be bloodied prisoners, one with a gun to his head.

Some of the photos have date stamps suggesting they were taken in May
2003, which could make them the earliest evidence of possible abuse of
prisoners in Iraq. The far more brutal practices photographed in Abu
Ghraib prison occurred months later.

An Associated Press reporter found more than 40 of the pictures among
hundreds in an album posted on a commercial photo-sharing Web site by a
woman who said her husband brought them from Iraq after his tour of
duty. It is unclear who took the pictures, which the Navy said it was
investigating after the AP furnished copies to get comment for this story.

These and other photos found by the AP appear to show the immediate
aftermath of raids on civilian homes. One man is lying on his back with
a boot on his chest. A mug shot shows a man with an automatic weapon
pointed at his head and a gloved thumb jabbed into his throat. In many
photos, faces have been blacked out. What appears to be blood drips from
the heads of some. A family huddles in a room in one photo and others
show debris and upturned furniture.

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