Sunday, November 27, 2005

Iraq Torture Like Saddam's Era Claim - Yahoo! News UK

Well now!
The first puppet prime minister of Iraq is not happy.
He thinks there is less liberty and more torture now than in Saddam's day.
Meanwhile the British army dresses its corporals as school girls and encourages naked fighting, where the loser is kicked unconscious. Unless that was just to encourage him to fight harder.

The authorities, who have been handed a film of the event involving our marines, has suggested that punishment will be in order, if rules have been broken.

That leaves me unsure if this kind of thing is a normal part of our forces training.

That would not be surprising. Other reports include stories of face sitting among recruits, which remind us of the happy little chappies in Abu whatever.

After all, two police inquiries have concluded that an army recruit managed to shoot himself in the head, not once, but twice.

God, our chaps are good! That shows incredible talent and amazing determination.

"Never say die".

Sorry! Not the right expression that time.

More like, "if at first you don't succeed try try try again". Well done private. See what the public school system does for us.
"Iraq Torture Like Saddam's Era Claim
Sky News Sunday November 27, 01:21 PM

Iraq's former prime minister claims human rights abuses are now as bad as they were under Saddam Hussein's rule.Ayad Allawi said Iraqis opposed their former dictator because of human rights abuses but now 'people are doing the same as (in) Saddam's time and worse'.Mr Allawi, talking to The Observer, accused fellow Shi'ites in the government of being responsible for death squads and secret torture centres.

The brutality of some security officers rivals that of Saddam's secret police, he said."


Blogger elendil said...

Allawi's a hypocrite. Those abuses were well established while he was Interim Prime Minister. The only difference then was that US forces looked on in approval. I still remember his govt gloating about how many detainees they had. Any "disease" that exists now in the Interior Ministry he helped infect it with.

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Blogger Nick said...

Did you pick up the mocking tone in my post.

Alawi survived an attack with an axe himself while in London, and by several reports started a process of torture on behalf of the administration in Iraq himself.
One report says he shot a prisoner in the head himself.

This is not a very liberal notion, but Iraq under Saddam was a well orfdered society because it was ruthless.

Now there are only a lot of petty tyransts competing to replace him.

That's progress.

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