Wednesday, February 15, 2006

darby pix

as you know, i've long called for the release of the Darby photos. As i mentioned yesterday, some are being shown on Australian TV today by a station called SBS (which i'd argue is perhaps the best FTA TV station on the planet.) Rawstory has some of the pix. Click to see larger versions if you are so inclined.

horrific, but anodyne compared to the videos of guards raping screaming little boys, with a cheering audience and a video camera

may john yoo, abu gonzales, george blinky bush, dick cheney and donald rumsfeld rot in hell.




oldschool said...

oh jesusgod, I hate to ask, but what videos? Understand that I'm not doubting your word, but the Amer public (and I do tend to think of myself as being relatively well-informed) doesn't know about any such videos.

Also, how is it that the Australian TV company is in possession of these photos? I thought that their release was as a result of a FOIA suit by the ACLU?

This makes me big-time sick, but I gotta ask - need more info - what's up? (in your opinion)

I know that the govt stonewalled the release of these photos (I think they had been scheduled for release 6-23-05, approx) Are they now out in Amer but being held up from publication here in U.S.?

Keep up your fantastic work - it's most certainly not unappreciated.

Anonymous said...

Seymour Hersh has apparently seen at least one video. This from AntiWar :

In a May 21 piece on the previously unreported witness statements from Abu Ghraib prisoners, the Washington Post reported the account of detainee Kasim Mehaddi Hilas. According to the Post, Hilas, whom American personnel had been beaten, stripped, photographed and threatened with sexual assault, also witnessed a teenage boy being raped in October 2003 at Abu Ghraib by someone the Post identified as "an Army translator."

Also from the same article by Lisa Ashkenaz Croke:

Hersh said in his speech last month that the U.S. government is terrified that the photographs and video evidence proving the abuse and rape of children will come out.

"I can tell you some of the personal stories of some of the people who were in these units who witnessed this," Hersh commented. "I can also tell you written complaints were made to the highest officers. And so we're dealing with an enormous, massive amount of criminal wrongdoing that was covered up at the highest command out there and higher."

Anonymous said...

July 15, 2004 Seymour Hersh's ACLU Keynote Speech Transcribed Seymour Hersh's ACLU Keynote Speech Transcribed

(if the link doesn't work copy and paste it. i never could get the hang of html)


Some of the worst things that happened that you don’t know about. OK? Videos. There are women there. Some of you may have read that they were passing letters out, communications out to their men. This is at [Abu Ghraib], which is about 30 miles from Baghdad — 30 kilometers, maybe, just 20 miles, I'm not sure whether it's — anyway. The women were passing messages out saying please come and kill me because of what’s happened. And basically what happened is that those women who were arrested with young boys, children, in cases that have been [video] recorded, the boys were sodomized, with the cameras rolling, and the worst above all of them is the soundtrack of the boys shrieking. That your government has, and they’re in total terror it’s going to come out. It’s impossible to say to yourself, how did we get there, who are we, who are these people that sent us there.

Anonymous said...

Seymour Hersh's ACLU Keynote Speech on July 8 2004:
video link is 71mb
downloadable clip is 8.3mb

lukery said...

thanks everyone for the comments and links and all that

oldschool - the govt keeps blocking the aclu requests... i dont know how SBS got their hands on them...

THEGAME said...

fuck their dam asses in front of millions of people they deserve no pitty at all