• Video of Torture in Afghanistan as American Soldiers Stand By and Watch

    November 7, 2013

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    This is horrific, what appears to be a video of Afghan military beating and torturing a bound captive while persons who appear to be American soldiers stand by and watch. One of the Americans has on surgical gloves and is holding something that indicates he is there as a combat medic. When Americans conduct torture, medical personnel are typically available to ensure the torture is done to inflict maximum pain without typically killing the victim.

    Rolling Stone, which obtained the video, dates the incident as post-2012.

    Like the scenes of torture from Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, this video is widely circulating on Afghan websites, ensuring the continued decline in American credibility.

    A final warning. We’ve all seen horrible stuff on the web, but this is a new step beyond. The audio is chilling. It inhuman. If those people are Americans, they have no right to call themselves soldiers, nor men.





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    • pitchfork said...

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      Beyond words.

      quote:”If those men are Americans, they have no right to call themselves soldiers.”unquote

      Men? MEN do not torture. Sadistic sub human barbarians torture, soldiers or not.

      Thank you Peter. I’ll spread this as far and wide as I possibly can..especially those in my family who totally dismiss the idea that Americans tortured anyone. I can’t wait to see them gag…like I did.

      11/7/13 7:44 PM | Comment Link

    • pitchfork said...

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      I can’t stand it. I’m done with America. Fuck these cocksucking motherfuckers.

      11/7/13 7:48 PM | Comment Link

    • pitchfork said...

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      Add these two things to the fire and I submit..they’re drawing a Totalitarianism-R-Us line in the sand.

      http://www.emptywheel.net/2013/11/07/senate-intelligence-swiss-cheese-on-olc-memos/#comment-651181

      via flat out Corporate Fascism.

      http://dissenter.firedoglake.com/2013/11/07/atts-contract-with-the-cia-one-of-payoffs-for-lavishly-funding-obama-other-political-campaigns/#comments

      And here I was wondering why AT&T was missing from the Snowden revelations. Now I know why.

      Folks..it won’t be long now.

      11/8/13 12:06 AM | Comment Link

    • Michael Murry said...

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      Thank you for the video, Peter. It sickens and saddens, especially if any U.S. military/medical personnel witnessed it and allowed it to continue for a moment. A few years ago, I wrote a short memoir about an somewhat similar experience I narrowly avoided in Vietnam where a U.S. Navy doctor put a stop to such barbarism before it could even start. I called the vignette: “The Hero with a Single Face.”

      http://www.bewilderingstories.com/issue388/hero.html

      Someone needs to identify the barbaric bastards in that video — Afghan and American/NATO — and see to it that they face justice for crimes against humanity. And if President Obama defends these motherless cretins or in any way seeks to obstruct the justice they deserve, then he ought to face impeachment and criminal trial as an accessory to these crimes. Not that he doesn’t already have buckets of blood on his hands for the murders of innocent people he alone has condemned to death every Tuesday of the week.

      A fish rots from the head down, indeed.

      11/10/13 12:06 PM | Comment Link

    • Teejay said...

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      Please get this translated. I thought my ’08 Obama vote would bring an end to the egregiously
      shameful and internationally unlawful behavior by
      Americans in the name of America. Instead we continue to breed hatred of America (to keep our corporate profiting, anti terrorist war machine in tip top shape)in the name of “protecting” America.
      “Isn’t that special”.

      11/12/13 3:01 PM | Comment Link

    • Robert said...

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      What the men doing the torturing fail to realize is that the man on the ground is no different than them. Every man in that room is a human being. Powerful cultural forces and their own life experiences have led all of them into this room, into a situation where those doing the torturing do not realize the man they are torturing is a human being like them. It is certainly possible that the man being tortured is not a nice guy, someone whom some of you watching might be tempted to think may deserve this treatment. If true, then cultural forces and perhaps his life experiences have led him to be that way. But at the heart of it all, discounting sociopaths and psychopaths, we are all just human beings who love our families and want to protect them from just this type of atrocity. What they all have failed to realize is that the best way to protect their own families from this type of treatment is to not take part in it themselves. Doing so legitimizes actions that should never be allowed legitimacy. That sets a dangerous precedent, and makes the world into a more dangerous place than it already is. Unfortunately, that precedent has already been set, and it is doubly unfortunate that it was set by the US, the country with the ostensible moral high ground. Fast forward a generation, and it may well be one of the torturers children being mercilessly whipped, tortured by the descendants of this man or his countrymen, and who are showed no leniency, because none was shown to their father.

      11/13/13 11:42 PM | Comment Link

    • jhoover said...

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      Medical, Military, and Ethics Experts Say Health Professionals Designed and Participated in Cruel, Inhumane, and Degrading Treatment and Torture of Detainees; Seek Policies To Assure Conformance With Ethical Principles
      http://www.imapny.org/medicine_as_a_profession/interrogationtorture-and-dual-loyalty

      11/15/13 7:35 PM | Comment Link

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