Abu Ghraib

What is Abu Ghraib known for?


extensive

very little about the Bush administration's tactics for prisoner interrogation, and knew nothing about the atrocities of Abu Ghraib. * Objections: ** NPOV (Wikipedia:NPOV): The extensive use of Abu Ghraib pictures borders on gratuitous, and with them collected at the top in the Cologne Blue skin on IE 6, it gives the impression that the page is either about an orgy or some sadomasochistic activities. Grainer must have been more than an Abu Ghraib

torturer, as the article states - but the pictures tell a different story. Put one picture at the top and others in the section about Abu Ghraib. ke4roh (User:Ke4roh) 15:44, Jun 29, 2004 (UTC) **:Of course there is going to be extensive use of Abu Ghraib pictures. This individual has no other claim to fame. 172 (User:172) 02:22, 30 Jun 2004 (UTC) * Objections: ** NPOV (Wikipedia:NPOV): The extensive use of Abu Ghraib pictures borders on gratuitous, and with them collected

at the top in the Cologne Blue skin on IE 6, it gives the impression that the page is either about an orgy or some sadomasochistic activities. Grainer must have been more than an Abu Ghraib torturer, as the article states - but the pictures tell a different story. Put one picture at the top and others in the section about Abu Ghraib. ke4roh (User:Ke4roh) 15:44, Jun 29, 2004 (UTC) **:Of course there is going to be extensive use of Abu Ghraib pictures. This individual


scenes depicting

elements: "scenes depicting castration, murder, torture, decapitation, rape and misogyny." *The Jewish POV regarding Jesus belongs in the article about Jesus, not in a separate one. '''Delete


legal defense

not Charles Graner's defense attorney. It's a good article, and that's what matters. Neutrality (User:Neutrality) 15:00, 30 Jun 2004 (UTC) **** It is much improved with the pictures spread out across the article rather than assaulting the reader at the top, though there are still too many pictures to tell the story (see below), and the story appears one-sided. Action: find out something good about the man in photo or prose. What is his legal defense? -- ke4roh (User:Ke4roh) 03:31, Jun 30


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not given protection of the laws. There were no specific provisions for their trial, or imprisonment. '''If you were an illegal combatant, you didn’t deserve the protection of the laws…'''"


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and thoughout the 1980's and 1990's "outsourced" such interrogation through renditions of prisoners to third world allies, often called torture-by-proxy (extraordinary rendition). But in the furor over the attacks on 9 11 American authorities cast aside scruples,


torture

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, but found no evidence of weapons production. The city is also the site of Abu Ghraib prison, which was one of the sites where political dissidents were incarcerated under former ruler Saddam Hussein. Thousands of these dissidents were tortured and executed (capital punishment). After Saddam Hussein's fall, the Abu Ghraib prison was used by American forces in Iraq. In 2003, Abu Ghraib prison earned international notoriety for the Abu Ghraib torture and prisoner abuse torture and abuses

facilities such as Abu Ghraib would be utilized to house prisoners prior to handing them over and Rumsfeld defended the Bush administration's decision to detain enemy combatants without protection under the Third Geneva Convention. Because of this, critics, including the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee, would hold Rumsfeld responsible for the ensuing Abu Ghraib torture and prisoner abuse scandal. Rumsfeld himself said: "These events occurred on my watch as Secretary


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by members of the United States Army during the post-invasion period (Post-invasion Iraq, 2003–present). References *NPR story on ''Abu-Ghraib'' pronunciation Category:Populated places in Baghdad Province Prisoner abuse and enhanced interrogation techniques The Department of Defense's preliminary concerns for holding, housing, and interrogating captured prisoners

torturer, as the article states - but the pictures tell a different story. Put one picture at the top and others in the section about Abu Ghraib. ke4roh (User:Ke4roh) 15:44, Jun 29, 2004 (UTC) **:Of course there is going to be extensive use of Abu Ghraib pictures. This individual has no other claim to fame. 172 (User:172) 02:22, 30 Jun 2004 (UTC) * Objections: ** NPOV (Wikipedia:NPOV): The extensive use of Abu Ghraib pictures borders on gratuitous, and with them collected

at the top in the Cologne Blue skin on IE 6, it gives the impression that the page is either about an orgy or some sadomasochistic activities. Grainer must have been more than an Abu Ghraib torturer, as the article states - but the pictures tell a different story. Put one picture at the top and others in the section about Abu Ghraib. ke4roh (User:Ke4roh) 15:44, Jun 29, 2004 (UTC) **:Of course there is going to be extensive use of Abu Ghraib pictures. This individual


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involvement in a coup (coup d'état) attempt in Equatorial Guinea. (BBC) (IAfrica) *For example, the recent abuses by the USA military at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq were made highly visible and resulted in shock and outrage in the USA. In contrast, the daily practices of humiliation and abuse in some prison settings in the USA gets almost no public attention. However, impatience for actionable intelligence led to the handover of responsibility for interrogation to the CIA, who were authorized to use "enhanced interrogation techniques". *Sure; with Guantanamo (w:Guantanamo) and Abu Ghraib (w:Abu Ghraib), and headlines about Michael B. Mukasey (w:Michael B. Mukasey) such as ''Is It Torture? The Nominee Won’t Say'', why wouldn't an examination of BDSM and torture in the popular culture be appropriate? --David Shankbone (User:David Shankbone) 20:50, 21 October 2007 (UTC) ::This is Wikinews...not Wikipedia :) And I think its a GREAT interview...this should bring in some readers. I like to have something a bit controversial every now and then. :) ''DragonFire1024 (User:DragonFire1024)'' ('''Talk to the Dragon (User talk:DragonFire1024)''') 20:51, 21 October 2007 (UTC) :'''Michael:''' It’s all ridiculous. I don’t get embarrassed being an American, but I definitely avoid going places where Americans aren’t popular. :'''EW:''' But aside from all that, just living here year after year when you have a government that you hate, and that is systematically destroying the fabric of our society, and just taking apart everything they can think of. “Health care for children? Veto that. School system? Let’s destroy that.” Whatever you can think of. “Prisoners rights (w:Prisoners rights)? Let’s create Guantanamo Bay (w:Guantanamo Bay) and Abu Ghraib (w:Abu Ghraib).” Everything! I just sent a check today to the ACLU (w:ACLU). It’s really the time to be doing that. '''DS: Nadine Strossen is such a believer (ACLU President Strossen on religion, drugs, guns and impeaching George Bush). I guess you need to be a believer to be President of the ACLU. What trait do you deplore in yourself? The reports undermine claims made by several Bush-era officials that the leaked events of Abu Ghraib (w:Abu Ghraib) and Guantanamo Bay (w:Guantanamo Bay) were the result of "bad apples" from the bottom of both the CIA and the Pentagon's command structure. Says Carl Levin (w:Carl Levin), chair of the intelligence committee: "The paper trail on abuse leads to top civilian leaders, and our report connects the dots."


Prison

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, but found no evidence of weapons production. The city is also the site of Abu Ghraib prison, which was one of the sites where political dissidents were incarcerated under former ruler Saddam Hussein. Thousands of these dissidents were tortured and executed (capital punishment). After Saddam Hussein's fall, the Abu Ghraib prison was used by American forces in Iraq. In 2003, Abu Ghraib prison earned international notoriety for the Abu Ghraib torture and prisoner abuse torture and abuses

. Department of Public Health ''). * May 19 – Jeremy Sivits pleads guilty in a court-martial in connection with alleged abuse of Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad. * May 22 – Dr. Manmohan Singh assumes office as the 17th and first Sikh Prime Minister of the Republic Of India. After the revelation of CIA sponsored torture in the 1970's and the subsequent outcry, the CIA largely stopped its own interrogations under torture


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podcast 2011 04 lnl_20110408_2205.mp3. accessed 14th April 2011 These were regularised in the The first manual, "KUBARK Counterintelligence Interrogation," dated July 1963, and then used in a series of U.S. Army and CIA interrogation manuals, that were widely distributed to right wing dictatorial anti-communist regimes around the world during the cold war, and special training in these torture methods was given at the U.S. Army School of the Americas (SOA). The manuals provide detailed techniques for infiltrating social movements, using torture to interrogate suspects, surveillance, maintaining military secrecy, recruiting and retaining spies, and controlling the population. Throughout the Bush administration Dick Cheney retained personal copies of the training manuals http: www.salon.com news feature 2009 05 18 torture index.html Retrieved from Salon.com on May 18th 2009 . ''The New York Times'' and other newspapers are critical of the camp; columnist Thomas Friedman urged George W. Bush to "just shut it down", calling Camp Delta "... worse than an embarrassment." *Sure; with Guantanamo (w:Guantanamo) and Abu Ghraib (w:Abu Ghraib), and headlines about Michael B. Mukasey (w:Michael B. Mukasey) such as ''Is It Torture? The Nominee Won’t Say'', why wouldn't an examination of BDSM and torture in the popular culture be appropriate? --David Shankbone (User:David Shankbone) 20:50, 21 October 2007 (UTC) ::This is Wikinews...not Wikipedia :) And I think its a GREAT interview...this should bring in some readers. I like to have something a bit controversial every now and then. :) ''DragonFire1024 (User:DragonFire1024)'' ('''Talk to the Dragon (User talk:DragonFire1024)''') 20:51, 21 October 2007 (UTC) :'''Michael:''' It’s all ridiculous. I don’t get embarrassed being an American, but I definitely avoid going places where Americans aren’t popular. :'''EW:''' But aside from all that, just living here year after year when you have a government that you hate, and that is systematically destroying the fabric of our society, and just taking apart everything they can think of. “Health care for children? Veto that. School system? Let’s destroy that.” Whatever you can think of. “Prisoners rights (w:Prisoners rights)? Let’s create Guantanamo Bay (w:Guantanamo Bay) and Abu Ghraib (w:Abu Ghraib).” Everything! I just sent a check today to the ACLU (w:ACLU). It’s really the time to be doing that. '''DS: Nadine Strossen is such a believer (ACLU President Strossen on religion, drugs, guns and impeaching George Bush). I guess you need to be a believer to be President of the ACLU. What trait do you deplore in yourself? The reports undermine claims made by several Bush-era officials that the leaked events of Abu Ghraib (w:Abu Ghraib) and Guantanamo Bay (w:Guantanamo Bay) were the result of "bad apples" from the bottom of both the CIA and the Pentagon's command structure. Says Carl Levin (w:Carl Levin), chair of the intelligence committee: "The paper trail on abuse leads to top civilian leaders, and our report connects the dots."

Abu Ghraib

'''Abu Ghraib''' ( , ''Abū Ghurayb'' ) is a city in the Al Anbar Governorate of Iraq, located just west of Baghdad's city center, or northwest of Baghdad International Airport. It has a population of 189,000 (2003). The old road to Jordan passes through Abu Ghraib. The government of Iraq created the city and Abu Ghraib District in 1944.

The placename has been translated as "father (Abu (Arabic term)) of little crows" (in the sense of "place abundant in small crows"), but this translation has been suspected of being an "eggcorn", and the name may be related to gharb "west" instead, (see also etymology of the word Arab).

Abu Ghraib was known for the Abu Ghraib Infant Formula Plant, which Western intelligence agencies (Intelligence agency) perennially claimed to be a biological weapons production facility. The plant was built in 1980 and painted with a dappled camouflage pattern during the Iran–Iraq War. It was bombed during the Gulf War, and the Iraqi government allowed CNN reporter Peter Arnett to film the destroyed building (Peter Arnett#Baby milk factory controversy) along with a conspicuous hand-painted sign that read, "baby milk factory". Iraq partially rebuilt the facility afterward, and US Secretary of State Colin Powell cited it again as a weapons production plant in the run-up to the Iraq War. An examination of suspected weapons facilities by the Iraq Survey Group later determined that the plant, in disuse for some time, housed discarded infant formula, but found no evidence of weapons production.

The city is also the site of Abu Ghraib prison, which was one of the sites where political dissidents were incarcerated under former ruler Saddam Hussein. Thousands of these dissidents were tortured and executed (capital punishment). After Saddam Hussein's fall, the Abu Ghraib prison was used by American forces in Iraq. In 2003, Abu Ghraib prison earned international notoriety for the torture and abuses (Abu Ghraib torture and prisoner abuse) by members of the United States Army during the post-invasion period (Post-invasion Iraq, 2003–present).

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