Secrets in Afghanistan: Torture and Death

September 23, 2006 at 2:44 pm | Posted in American politics, King George, Torture, War on Terror | 4 Comments

This is a great article in the LA Times on a national guard group in Afghanistan that, because of the confusion from the White House down, tortured and killed detainees in their control. What’s more, they were able to hide these crimes for the past four years. I think we’re going to see more and more torture and death of prisoners in American control in the future, now that King George got his way to legalize torture.

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  1. Well, Daniel, they were from Alabama. People in the south still torture and kill blacks just for the fun of it. There is that.

    Our guys were in Iraq and they didn’t torture or kill anyone. None of them died, either.

    Bragging, the same unit went to Korea and was involved in heavy fighting, but none were killed there, either. We call them Helaman’s Warriors.

  2. wow, which group is this, Anne?

  3. The 222nd. They were there for a year. They did lose a couple of guys who were members of other groups, but stationed with them.

    War is hell, Daniel. My husband was in Vietnam, he didn’t do anything like that. I don’t think he’s capable of it. But I think I am. If your best friend is shot in front of you and you’re young, and scared and mad, who knows what one will do? I don’t know what I would really do, but I know it’s in me.

  4. I agree that war is hell. This is why I’m wondering why so many advocate it.

    If your best friend is shot in front of you and you’re young, and scared and mad, who knows what one will do? I don’t know what I would really do, but I know it’s in me.

    Your husband probably received proper training so as to not react non-judiciously in such a scenario. The problem with such incidents as the one this post is based on is that since 9/11 and since Bush has come to power here in America, he and Rumsfeld threw dust into the clear window on how to treat people. The Army trained its soldiers well before Bush and Rumsfeld took over.

    Now, by saying that the gloves can come off, that some prisoners don’t get protection from the law, well….then you get the angry young man who saw his friend blown up by an IED and voila, suddenly he beats to death a detainee and has to hide it.


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