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Reservists' testimony details systematic prisoner abuse

by Dave Konkel [Moderator] / March 26, 2005 12:44 AM PST

sanctioned by the higher-ups...
Blows that led to detainee's death were common practice, reservist says.
>>Medical examiner Lt. Col. Kathleen Ingwersen said the forced immobility might have contributed to the blood clot that caused the 30-year-old Habibullah's heart to stop. According to an Army investigation, Habibullah was so badly hurt by repeated knee strikes that "even if he survived, both legs would have had to be amputated."

Lt. Col. Elizabeth Rouse, the pathologist who examined Dilawar, 35, testified via telephone that the severe beating might have aggravated a pre-existing heart condition. She said the tissue in Dilawar's legs had been so damaged by repeated blows that "it was essentially crumbling and falling apart."
"It was morally wrong," Brand said. "But it was an SOP."<< Trauma-induced deep vein throboses, anyone? I've taught about them to first-year medical students, and no one in the army considered that possibility? Yeah, right! Now, remind me again -- what gives US the moral high ground?

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wouldnt maybe a lie because hes up on charges?
by Mark5019 / March 26, 2005 1:25 AM PST

FORT BLISS, Texas - An Army reservist accused of killing a detainee


nah dave that wouldnt be a posibility and if the facts show it to be true there will be charges

but you no what i feel dont you

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Another Blame America First Post
by Edward ODaniel / March 26, 2005 2:56 AM PST

by a anti-military academic -- shades of Ward Churchill?

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