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 Post subject: TO SERVE BUT NOT PROTECT: THE ABUSE OF WOMEN IN THE MILITARY
PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 6:38 pm 
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TO SERVE BUT NOT PROTECT: THE ABUSE OF WOMEN IN THE MILITARY

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Colonel Janis Karpinski, best known for her role as commander of the Abu Ghraib prison, has also spoken out on the treatment of female soldiers in Iraq. Last year, she testified:

Because the women, in fear of getting up in the hours of darkness to go out to the portoilets or the latrines, were not drinking liquids after 3:00 or 4:00 in the afternoon. And in 120-degree heat or warmer, because there was no air conditioning at most of the facilities, they were dying from dehydration in their sleep. And rather than make everybody aware of that, because that’s shocking -- and as a leader, if that’s not shocking to you, then you’re not much of a leader -- so what they told the surgeon to do was, “Don’t brief those details anymore. And don’t say specifically that they’re women. You can provide that in a written report, but don’t brief it in the open anymore.”

The fear of assault was so high that women have died of dehydration. And the army simply directed for it to be covered up.

One woman veteran described how she carried a knife at night
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Anyone who still doesn't believe that cells within the U.S. government would murder 3,000 of their own citizens should consider this article.

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Makes it difficult to say the least, for soldiers to report that things like that happen...

We had a few females in our unit that went, I was friends with one and was asked to keep an eye on her when she went to take a shower..

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I was friends with one and was asked to keep an eye on her when she went to take a shower..


uh...on the way to the shower or DURING the shower? 8) :shock: :?

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Thanks C....

Actually she was seeing another soldier at the time.. So I did him a favor while he was away from the base area, and kept an eye out..

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You're a good man! Your friend was very appreciative, I'm sure.

What do you think of this: http://tvnewslies.org/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=7994

I'm interested in hearing as many veterans' opinions as I can on this topic.

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