TV News LIES

Saturday, Jan 31st

Last update06:55:48 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...


Record number of defendants exonerated in 2014

125 people exonerated in 2014A record 125 defendants falsely convicted of crimes were exonerated in 2014, according to a report...

Commander in Joseph Kony's feared militia appears in ICC

KonyA commander in warlord Joseph Kony's feared militia made his first appearance before an International Criminal...

Israel violated rules of war in strikes on Gaza homes: group

Israel violated human rightsA majority of Palestinians killed in dozens of Israeli attacks on Gaza homes in the 2014...

Guantánamo officials faked letter from inmate’s mother who could not write

StahiGuantánamo prison camp authorities tried to trick inmate Mohamedou Ould Slahi by forging a letter purportedly...
 
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!