thanks for posting the link, will def watch.
If it's the incident I think it is, the 14 year old rape victim's name was
Abeer Qassim Hamza al-Janabi
(see my footnotes)
There are, of course, other reports circulating of other rapes in Iraq
:, which our cheerleader-turned combat dodger raped (by my definition, "forcibly and violently assaulted, coercing the victim into a traumatic theft of their psyche, spirit and boundaries, for sexual or power driven desires of the attacker"), funded by your tax dollars
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/n ... ape22.html
"Allegations in the case are that a US soldier killed the woman's parents and young sister; he and another soldier raped the woman; then he shot her in the head and set her body on fire. ... Although the incident occurred in March, military officials learned only recently that it might have been carried out by a group of Americans, rather than the insurgents who initially were blamed.
http://www.truthout.org/cgi-bin/artman/ ... i/62/20927
our lovely detention ctrs are in on this as well:
"an Iraqi boy just fifteen years old
says his captors at an American facility raped him."
http://www.informationclearinghouse.inf ... le6820.htm
and, US female military service personnel have been regular victims of rape
and assault - by US male military service personnel, largely ignored, untreated &/or punished "in the field" for reporting the abuse
thanks for the post, again. these things, all the shit going on we never hear about, should be in our faces every day.
Abeer Qassim Hamza al-Janabi: Abeer means "fragrance of flowers." She was 14 years old when she was stalked, gang raped, doused with kerosene and burned alive by US troops outside of Baghdad, March 12, 2006. http://www.alternet.org/waroniraq/40481/
Asked why a nuclear power such as North Korea was being treated differently from Iraq, where hardly any weapons of mass destruction had been found, deputy defence secretary Wolfowitz said (June 2003), "Let's look at it simply. The most important difference between North Korea and Iraq is that economically, we just had no choice in Iraq. The country swims on a sea of oil."
"...the idea of going into Baghdad, for example, or trying to topple the (Hussein)regime wasn't anything I was enthusiastic about. I felt there was a real danger here that you would get bogged down in a long drawn-out conflict, that this was a dangerous, difficult part of the world. I think if we had done that we would have been bogged down there for a very long period of time with the real possibility we might not have succeeded." Sec. of Defense Dick Cheney, 1991
Bush planned Iraqi invasion before 9/11: Treas Secretary Paul O'Neill writes in his book that a National Security Council meeting "..was all about finding a way to (invade Iraq). That was the tone of it. The president kept saying 'Go find me a way to do this'". http://www.cnn.com/2004/ALLPOLITICS/01/10/oneill.bush/