TV News LIES

Tuesday, Sep 27th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Human Rights Revealed: Pentagon's link to Iraqi torture centers

Revealed: Pentagon's link to Iraqi torture centers

E-mail Print PDF

Iraq torture linked to PentagonGeneral David Petraeus and 'dirty wars' veteran behind commando units implicated in detainee abuse.

The Pentagon sent a US veteran of the "dirty wars" in Central America to oversee sectarian police commando units in Iraq that set up secret detention and torture centres to get information from insurgents. These units conducted some of the worst acts of torture during the US occupation and accelerated the country's descent into full-scale civil war.

Colonel James Steele was a 58-year-old retired special forces veteran when he was nominated by Donald Rumsfeld to help organise the paramilitaries in an attempt to quell a Sunni insurgency, an investigation by the Guardian and BBC Arabic shows.

After the Pentagon lifted a ban on Shia militias joining the security forces, the special police commando (SPC) membership was increasingly drawn from violent Shia groups such as the Badr brigades.

A second special adviser, retired Colonel James H Coffman, worked alongside Steele in detention centres that were set up with millions of dollars of US funding.

TVNL Comment:  See the full-length documentary film of the 15 month investigation.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


We were forced to work at Western-run mine, say migrants who fled Eritrea

Eritrea mineBemnet Negash never got to say a proper goodbye to his family. In February 2006, government...

Australian refugee camp reports detail harrowing accounts of sexual abuse and self-harm

Nauru camp horrorsChild and adult refugees held on Nauru under Australia’s offshore detention regime are continuing to report...

US slams Russia over 'barbarism' in Syria

US blames Russia for Syrian barbarismThe United States called Russia's action in Syria "barbarism" while Moscow's UN envoy said ending the...

President Barack Obama plans 30% increase in refugees admitted to U.S.

Obama to increase number of refugees admitted to USPresident Barack Obama's administration plans to increase the number of worldwide refugees accepted into the United...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!