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They Wanted A Perpetual War


By jimstaro - Posted on 26 September 2010

And they made sure they created enough of the 'ghost enemy', international criminal terrorist, to give them their wealth and power producing War for themselves and theirs, done in our names and using our sons and daughters, fathers and mothers, relatives and friends!

US unable to document any payments for Abu Ghraib

26 September 2010 - Fending off demands that he resign over the Abu Ghraib prison scandal, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld told Congress he had found a legal way to compensate Iraqi detainees who suffered "grievous and brutal abuse and cruelty at the hands of a few members of the United States armed forces."

"It's the right thing to do," Rumsfeld declared in 2004. "And it is my intention to see that we do."

Six years later, the U.S. Army is unable to document a single payment for prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib.

Nor can the more than 250 Iraqis or their lawyers now seeking redress in U.S. courts. Their hopes for compensation may rest on a Supreme Court decision this week.

Snip

So instead of compensation, the legacy of the most infamous detainee abuse episode from President George W. Bush's tenure is lawsuits, and the court battle mirrors the Iraq war — a grinding, drawn-out conflict. {read rest}

Got little ones around, well their little ones will still be on the receiving end as to the blowback from what was done during the past decade!!

"PROMISES, PROMISES: Waiting for Abu Ghraib amends"

by Pete Yost, Sept. 26th, 2010

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_SUPREME_COURT_ABU_GHRAIB

The video is entitled, "Pentagon Unable to Show Abu Ghraib Compensation".

The audios are entitled as follows:

*) "Katherine Gallagher with the Center for Constitutional Rights says the group wants the Supreme Court to step into a case alleging that civilians conspired with soldiers to abuse the prisoners";

*) "Katherine Gallagher (snip) says the U.S. pledge to compensate abused detainees hasn't been fulfilled";

*) "Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld told a Senate panel in 2004 that the U.S. would pay those detainees abused at Abu Ghraib";

*) "AP National Security Correspondent Sagar Meghani reports the dispute over compensating former Iraqi detainees for abuses at Abu Ghraib and elsewhere could make it up to the Supreme Court"; and

*) "Six years after a pledge from Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, the U.S. still cannot document any payment to detainees for abuse at Abu Ghraib. AP National Security Correspondent Sagar Meghani reports".

The PDF is for, "Abu Ghraib Lawsuit (June 30, 2008)".

And there're also two interactive slideshows. One is a chronology about Elena Kagan, who is the "112th Supreme Court justice", "the court's youngest member at 50, the fourth female justice in its history, and the first justice in nearly 40 years without prior judicial experience".

The second interactive is for "U.S. Supreme Court: Major cases in the 2009-2010 term".

Many thousands or tens of thousands of Iraqis, mostly (if not all) innocent, remain imprisoned under U.S. authority in Iraq today; according to one or two articles I recently came across titles and short excerpts from in the home page of www.uruknet.info. I just checked the home page and didn't see any of these articles, but have seen some over the past month there.

Actually, the following video is one example.

""New Order, Same Abuses": Amnesty Condemns Iraq for Holding 30,000 Prisoners Without Trial"

DemocracyNow.org, Sept. 20th, 2010

http://www.uruknet.info/?p=m69946

The original DN! page is linked in the above article where the publication date is provided just before the text body. The Uruknet copy of the DN! page seems to be complete and there's a link for a related document at scribd.com following the DN! transcript copy in the Uruknet page. The scribd.com document link is entitled, "Newordersameabuses[1]", and it's for a 2010 Amnesty International report entitled, "New Order, Same Abuses: Unlawful Detentions and Torture in Iraq".

A possibly related video:

Maybe the following Al Jazeera report is related to innocent Iraqis who were unjustifiably arrested and imprisoned, while their locations have been kept secret. I believe that while many of the "disappeared" Iraqis the following video is about may've been or were killed, there perhaps also are many of them in U.S.-controlled prisons in Iraq.

"Video: Fate of thousands of Iraqis unknown
AlJazeera.net" (2:24)

by AlJazeera.net, Sept. 26th, 2010

http://www.uruknet.info/?p=m70167

Families of thousands of Iraqis missing since the invasion fear they will never find out what happened.

Thousands of Iraqis have gone missing since the US-led invasion seven years ago.

It is thought that many disappeared during the sectarian bloodshed and a number were rounded up in military operations.

As the United States winds down its presence in the country, many families fear they will never find out what really happened to those who disappeared.

Al Jazeera's Rawya Rageh reports from Baghdad, the Iraqi capital.

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