Posted by: endithinks | November 1, 2010

Wikileaks Primer

This is a reprint of my recently published article on sociocapitalist.com.  You can read the entire article here.

The Wikileak Documents

The website watch dog group Wikileaks.org has just released nearly four hundred thousand military field documents from Iraq and Afghanistan.  It is the largest intelligence leak in United States history and we should all be angry, angry at what the documents tells us was being done in our name.  The documents show that the United States military was under orders, specifically Frago 242, to systematically ignore torture that included rape, mutilation and murder.

Frago 242, which stands for a fragmentary order, was an order to the soldiers to not investigate or stop abuse done by coalition allies (the Iraqis) if the victim of said torture was also Iraqi.  The order simply told the soldiers to report the abuse to the Iraqi authorities who were in charge of the torture in the first place.  Our soldiers fighting for the apparent freedom of the Iraqi people were implicated in torture from a systematic standpoint.

 

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