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Past and Present, US Implicated in Abuses Inflicted by Iraq-Backed Militias


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Past and Present, US Implicated in Abuses Inflicted by Iraq-Backed Militias

Sarah Lazare, staff writer

A new Reuters investigation published Monday provides more evidence that the U.S. government is directly implicated in human rights abuses committed by Iraq-backed militias.

According to journalist Ned Parker, roughly a decade ago the U.S. "ordered" the Iraqi government to investigate a secret Baghdad prison run by commanders of the Badr organization—a Shi'ite militia. In addition, the U.S. military carried out its own probe.


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And the American "liberator" legacy lives on...the militias learned from the masters of torture and human rights abuses. Just watching the actions of the U S military as they "swept" local neighborhoods or the videos of the atrocities committed by US troops at Abu Ghraib or the atrocities committed at Guantanamo would provide more than enough instruction in inhumane torture tactics. Will we never learn that violence and perpetual war NEVER SOLVE ANYTHING? Not as long as there is LOTS of MONEY to be made.


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The U.S. created Sunni-Shia aggression in a society where such divisions had been ignored. It's why John "Death Squad" Negroponte and James Steele were sent to Iraq. For the neocons Muslims fighting Muslims, instead of uniting against Israel, is "Mission Accomplished!"