THE EVIL SLEEPS IN EVERY HUMAN.
I watched “The Unknown Known” (came to theaters in Germany July 3rd 2014, which is highly recommended) with unrepentant Donald Rumsfeld and asked myself, if the press and anybody was observing what happened to the soldiers in Abu Ghraib? These really cold-hearted people, who tortured several Iraqi prisoners in Baghdad. Even the documentary “Standard Operating Procedure” is from 2008 and I did not find anything about the current state of the military rules and especially the dishonorably discharged soldiers. The movie “Boys of Abhu Graib” from March 2014 is a complete fiction story that does not explain anything at all. The the documentary “Ghosts of Abu Ghraib” from 2007 explores it quite deeply (you can watch it HERE). No high ranking official has been held accountable for the torture.
The really weird thing is, that they all got the job in Abu Ghraib without ever been instructed on how to interrogate prisoners and which special laws they had to abide by. Sabrina Harman said that she did not ever hear of the official rules about prisoner treatment (i.e. humanitarian laws of war): UN Convention against Torture, the Geneva Convention. The soldiers there were all not trained in internment and resettlement. WHO GAVE THE ADVICE TO SEND THEM THERE? Probably it was completely intentional, knowing almost for sure what was going to happen.
Well, soldiers found on the photographs taken, were discharged from the Army. Lynndie England got suspended, but I did not find a lot about where she is now and if she has a new job. She had or maybe still has a seasonal job as secretary. Where? Staying with friends in Mineral County, West Virginia. I did not even find what she was sentenced. She got out of prison near San Diego after not even half her sentence (after 521 days). And who will give her a job? Even when she is taking antidepressants and found a psychiatrist who wrote her an expertise as post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety – who has pity with her? No American might have pity with the prisoners, are you? She was 20 and in love with another soldier, Charles Garner (then 35 years old) who influenced her doing these photographs and with whom she has a son. So, it seems quite well for her now.
Charles Graner got Lynndie England pregnant while in Iraq (they had fun torturing others while having sexual lust the same time) but in April 2005 he married Megan Ambuhl. Upon his release from prison after serving six and one half years of a ten-year sentence, Graner and his wife have declined interview requests. He will remain on parole until December 2014.
Megan Ambuhl married Garner. It seems like they had a lot, a hell of a lot fun in Abu Ghraib – humiliating and laughing at prisoners and having sex all the while. She also gave injections to prisoners using them as guinea pigs.She “only” got suspended from the Army. Since then she is publicly pleading for her husband Garner.
Sabrina Harmann said she felt, that it is not good what they were doing to the prisoners. But even if so, she did it. I don’t know where she is now and what she is doing. If you heard or read something, please, don’t hesitate to post it here.
Ivan Frederick was sentenced 8 years and got out of prison after about 3 years.
So my question is: why didn’t they tell the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of Justice, or anybody outside that they can’t take it anymore in there? Why were they sent there anyway? Why did they do something like hardest psychological and physical torture at all? Not knowing whom they are torturing! Not knowing how to inquire at all? Thinking that torturing the thousands of people in prison, minimum 71 of them really hard – even to death – would help the country of the United States to live free of terrorism? They did it to help the President of the United States George W.Bush (and Dick Cheney, Condoleezza Rice and Donald Rumsfeld among so many others) so that the prisoners are broke, so they can’t do any harm (if at all or again) to the American citizens?
10 years after the (public) tortures (who knows other known unknown…) Salah Hassan, an AlJazeera journalist, speaks out loud: on May 5, 2014 the newest interviews and statements about the tortures in Abu Ghraib are on Democracy Now in a 52 minutes film HERE. He is also suing the U.S. Contractor CACI (provides Information Technologies for intelligence and defense)
WHY DID THE GEORGE W. BUSH ADMINISTRATION USE THESE SOLDIERS? WHY IS NOBODY OF THE BUSH AND/OR OBAMA ADMINISTRATION BEING HELD ACCOUNTABLE?
HUMAN BEINGS CAN BE EVIL, LOOSE MORAL THINKING; BY USING POWER; THEY LOOSE CONTROL.