Rape of Iraqi Women by US Forces as Weapon of War: Photos and Data Emerge (Warning, Graphic)

December 16, 2011 by  
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EDITORS NOTE: BEFORE THIS ARTICLE WAS RE-POSTED FROM THE ASIAN TRIBUNE IT WAS VETTED TO MAKE SURE THE INFORMATION WAS ACCURATE. THE STORY IS 100% ACCURATE AND TRUE. BUT WHAT HAS COME UNDER FURTHER SCRUTINY ARE THE PICTURES THAT WERE ORIGINALLY RE-POSTED WITH THE ARTICLE. THEY LOOKED LIKE THEY COULD BE AUTHENTIC AND THAT IS THE REASON THEY WERE ORIGINALLY RE-POSTED ALONG WITH THE ARTICLE BACK IN 2011. BUT SINCE RE-POSTING THE ARTICLE TWO YEARS AGO WE HAVE RECEIVED MULTIPLE TIPS SUGGESTING THAT THE PICTURES ARE FROM A PORNO MOVIE, AND MAY HAVE GOTTEN MIXED IN WITH REAL INFORMATION. THERE HAVE BEEN ENOUGH TIPS FROM DIFFERENT PEOPLE OVER TIME THAT WE THINK THERE COULD BE SOME MERIT TO WHAT THEY ARE SAYING. THAT MEANS WE DO NOT KNOW NOW 100% FOR SURE IF THEY ARE OR ARE NOT FROM A PORNO MOVIE, OR IF THEY ARE REAL. SO WE ARE ADDING THIS NOTE AND REMOVING THE PICTURES UNTIL WE CAN VERIFY FOR SURE IF THEY ARE CONNECTED TO THE CASES DISCUSSED IN THE ARTICLE. AT THE BOTTOM OF THE ARTICLE THE LINK TO VIEW THE PICTURES IS POSTED IF YOU STILL WANT TO SEE THEM. THAT IN MIND, REMEMBER THAT THE STORY ITSELF IS 100% TRUE.

(ASIAN TRIBUNE)   In March 2006 four US soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division gang raped a 14 year old Iraqi girl and murdered her and her family —including a 5 year old child. An additional soldier was involved in the cover-up.

One of the killers, Steven Green, was found guilty on May 07, 2009 in the US District Court of Paducah and is now awaiting sentencing.

The leaked Public Affairs Guidance put the 101st media team into a “passive posture” — withholding information where possible. It conceals presence of both child victims, and describes the rape victim, who had just turned 14, as “a young woman”.

The US Army’s Criminal Investigation Division did not begin its investigation until three and a half months after the crime, news reports at that time commented.

This is not the only grim picture coming out of Iraq U.S. forces being accused of using rape as a war weapon.

The release, by CBS News, of the photographs showing the heinous sexual abuse and torture of Iraqi POW’s at the notorious Abu Ghraib prison opened a Pandora’s Box for the Bush regime wrote Ernesto Cienfuegos in La Voz de Aztlan on May 2, 2004.

Journalist Cienfuegos further states “Apparently, the suspended US commander of the prison where the worst abuses took place, Brigadier General Janis Karpinski, has refused to take the fall by herself and has implicated the CIA, Military Intelligence and private US government contractors in the torturing of POW’s and in the raping of Iraqi women detainees as well.”

Brigadier General Karpinski, who commanded the 800th Military Police Brigade, described a high-pressure Military Intelligence and CIA command that prized successful interrogations. A month before the alleged abuses and rapes occurred, she said, a team of CIA, Military Intelligence officers and private consultants under the employ of the US government came to Abu Ghraib. “Their main and specific mission was to give the interrogators new techniques to get more information from detainees,” she said.

At least one picture shows an American soldier apparently raping a female prisoner while another is said to show a male translator raping a male detainee.

Further photographs are said to depict sexual assaults on prisoners with objects including a truncheon, wire and a phosphorescent tube.

Another apparently shows a female prisoner having her clothing forcibly removed to expose her breasts.

Detail of the content emerged from Major General Antonio Taguba, the former army officer who conducted an inquiry into the Abu Ghraib jail in Iraq.

Allegations of rape and abuse were included in his 2004 report but the fact there were photographs was never revealed. He later confirmed their existence in an interview with the Daily Telegraph in May 2009.

The London newspaper further noted “graphic nature of some of the images may explain the US President Obama’s attempts to block the release of an estimated 2,000 photographs from prisons in Iraq and Afghanistan despite an earlier promise to allow them to be published.”

Maj. Gen. Taguba, who retired in January 2007, said he supported the President’s decision, adding: “These pictures show torture, abuse, rape and every indecency.

“The mere description of these pictures is horrendous enough, take my word for it.”

In April, Mr. Obama’s administration said the photographs would be released and it would be “pointless to appeal” against a court judgment in favor of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

But after lobbying from senior military figures, Mr. Obama changed his mind saying they could put the safety of troops at risk.

In May, he said: “The most direct consequence of releasing them, I believe, would be to inflame anti-American public opinion and to put our troops in greater danger.”

In April 2004, new photographs were sent to La Voz de Aztlan from confidential sources depicting the shocking rapes of two Iraqi women by what are purported to be US Military Intelligence personnel and private US mercenaries in military fatigues. It is now known, Cienfuegos wrote in May 2004, that hundreds of these photographs had been in circulation among the troops in Iraq. The graphic photos were being swapped between the soldiers like baseball cards.

Asian Tribune carries here three of the ‘Rape’ photographs which have brought criticism that the U.S. forces in Iraq have used rape as a weapon of war.

 

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SOURCE:

- Asian Tribune -

http://www.asiantribune.com/news/2009/10/03/rape-iraqi-women-us-forces-weapon-war-photos-and-data-emerge

Comments

108 Responses to “Rape of Iraqi Women by US Forces as Weapon of War: Photos and Data Emerge (Warning, Graphic)”
  1. Ashley says:

    This is FALSE and clearly discredited with the link above to the PORNO that these screen shots were derived from. This kind of misinformation pisses me off. So many women are raped and beaten in the Middle East, Asia and Africa. They have no rights and they are even circumcised so that they purposefully never enjoy sex. America has it’s faults but let’s be fucking honest here.

  2. POPEYE says:

    The story is absolutely true. Look up the details.

  3. tom says:

    only sentence those solders deserve is the electric chair.

  4. Ali says:

    @ashley: women circumcised and raped everyday in ME, Asia and Africa? Please! for God’s sake learn and read about something before you say or write something like that! These scumbags should receive a death sentence, ruining USA’s name and more importantly ruining the status of their fellow army men.

  5. anne says:

    okay if the images are really of a fourteen year old rape victim dead or alive. why the fuck isn’t her face blurred? also by 2006 the 101st would have acu’s or (digital camo) and fyi the US military in iraq used TAN camo not GREEN camo however some foreign military did use green like el salvodor.

  6. Godfrey Weldt says:

    The article conveys a disgusting and disgraceful behaviour of the US Army in rape and murder and during an illegal war in Iraq. A heinous crime! What about the deaths in excess of 600,000 during the illegal Iraq war (http://usliberals.about.com/od/homelandsecurit1/a/IraqNumbers.htm)?

    Are not political leaders responsible for war crimes? Can the ICJ of Haque pursue investigation and mete out justice consistent with similar situations of war crimes?

    Alas, our world is bereft of absolute justice when super powers commit crime; whereas, other Countries are hounded and sanctioned based on reports prepared by arm chair critics from remote location.

    Perhaps, there is celestial solace in the poem of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow:

    “Though the mills of God grind slowly;
    Yet they grind exceeding small;
    Though with patience he stands waiting,
    With exactness grinds he all.”

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