[Marxism] Fwd: Obama’s Pentagon Covers Up Bush-Era Detainee Abuse - The Daily Beast

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Sat Feb 6 06:36:20 MST 2016

After more than a decade of fighting to keep them out of public view, 
the Pentagon released 198 photographs on Friday, mostly showing 
close-ups of tiny cuts, bruises, and scars on a series of anonymous men. 
But the real story is what the Obama administration decided to keep 
hidden. Friday’s photos are an innocuous fraction of a much larger cache 
of 2,000 images, detailing the abuse of detainees in Iraq, Afghanistan, 
and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Some of the most graphic images are said to show American troops posing 
with corpses. Others depict U.S. forces holding guns to people’s heads 
or simulating forced sodomization. In one, a large man rides an elderly 
woman as if she were an animal and whips her with a stick. The 
mistreatment of corpses and prisoners are widely considered to be 
violations of the international rules of war.

Those grotesque photos aren’t any closer to seeing the light of day, 
thanks to persistent efforts by Obama administration officials to 
prevent their release.


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