10/24 "Licence to Torture"; Iraq's U.S. Proxy Death Squads ...Nothing New

over 1,300,000 Iraqis Slaughtered in U.S. Invasion and Occupation of Iraq
www.justforeignpolicy.org/iraq/iraqdeaths.html

Obama: "we don't want to be seen to be a nation responsible for major human rights violations"...

The Pentagon has condemned the new leaks, once again calling on WikiLeaks to delete the files. Spokesman Marine Corps Colonel Dave Lapan said: "We deplore WikiLeaks for inducing individuals to break the law, leak classified documents and then cavalierly share that secret information with the world, including our enemies."We know terrorist organisations have been mining the leaked Afghan documents for information to use against us, and this Iraq leak is more than four times as large."The only responsible course of action for WikiLeaks at this point is to return the stolen material and expunge it from their websites as soon as possible."
US secretary of state Hilary Clinton' has also condemned the leak in a TV address....Speaking on the BBC's Today programme, UN special rapporteur on torture, Manfred Nowak...said the Obama administation came to power promising change... saying "we don't want to be seen to be a nation responsible for major human rights violations"...

“It’s not a matter of what is true that counts but a matter of what is perceived to be true.”
Henry Kissinger

"I need you to keep on believing. I need you to keep on hoping,"
Obama 10/22/10, University of Southern California stop on whirlwind five-state tour.

U.S. UNABLE TO DEFEAT IRAQI NATIONAL RESISTANCE aka "insurgency"/"al qaeda"/"terrorists" etc.
A WAVE of targeted attacks on soldiers, police, and senior officials is nearing the darkest days of the insurgency, according to security commanders.
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/world/2010/1016/1224281250350.html

Iraq war logs: Frago 242 – a licence to torture
US military files reveal high level US instruction to ignore detainee abuse by Iraqi authorities, what that meant on the ground and how far up the chain of command the order went
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/video/2010/oct/23/iraq-war-logs-torture-...

The invasion and occupation of Iraq a premeditated murderous act of aggression
By Ghali Hassan
http://www.onlinejournal.org/Special_Reports/092405Hassan/092405hassan.h...
The illegal invasion and occupation of Iraq by U.S. forces provides the best recent example of murderous atrocities based on deception. From the big lie of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) invented in Washington and London to the big lie of Abu Mussab Al-Zarqawi, the alleged Al-Qaeda mastermind, resort to deception is the art of Western powers.Despite mounting evidence Al-Zarqawi was killed in northern Iraq at the beginning of the war, his phantom is used to justify the ongoing atrocities in Iraq... a bogyman used by the Americans, an excuse to continue the occupation...an invention by the occupiers to divide the people..."The alleged presence of Al-Zarqawi has two important purposes for the U.S: to deny the legitimate Iraqi Resistance; and to present the Occupation as a war against Al-Qaeda, the U.S. created enemy....

The Defense Department told NBC News it didn't dispute the accuracy of the material released by WikiLeaks, which documented U.S. military officials' allegations of rape, torture and abuse by Iraqi soldiers and police, which U.S. commanders didn't investigate.Because of the sheer mass of data dumped on the world — nearly 400,000 secret U.S. military field reports — and perhaps reflecting their differing stances toward the U.S. military operation, the privileged news organizations that published Friday approached the material from markedly different perspectives...The Guardian, Le Monde and Al-Jazeera ...The Times' three, The New York Times, MSNBC equally...more in line with the official Defense Department position
Julian Assange, who is often called the founder of WikiLeaks, said in an interview on Al-Jazeera that the Pentagon rejected its offer to help review the documents.
"The Pentagon rebuffed us in relation to scrutinizing the documents. Their claims were they were not interested in any discussion of minimization ... or redaction," Assange said. "Their demand was these documents be destroyed or returned to the Pentagon and that we destroy all future publications and all past publications."

NYT PSYOPS INTERPRETATION
While the abuse of Iraqi prisoners by Americans, particularly at the Abu Ghraib prison, shocked the American public and much of the world, the documents paint an even more lurid picture of abuse by America’s Iraqi allies — a brutality from which the Americans at times averted their eyes.
As it did with the Afghan war logs, The Times has redacted or withheld any documents that would put lives in danger or jeopardize continuing military operations. Names of Iraqi informants, for example, have not been disclosed. WikiLeaks said that it has also employed teams of editors to scrub the material for posting on its Web site.
WikiLeaks has been under strong pressure from the United States and the governments of other countries but is also fraying internally, in part because of a decision to post many of the Afghan documents without removing the names of informants, putting their lives in danger. A profile of WikiLeaks’s contentious founder, Julian Assange, appears here [ed: the character assassination by 2 of the NYT's 'best' state propagandists, Eric Schmitt & Dexter Filkins, is so vicious and vacuous it lends credibility to Assange whose political purpose remains unclear].The New York Times told the Pentagon which specific documents it planned to post and showed how they had been redacted. The Pentagon said it would have preferred that The Times not publish any classified materials but did not propose any cuts. Geoff Morrell, the Defense Department press secretary, strongly condemned both WikiLeaks and the release of the Iraq documents. “We deplore WikiLeaks for inducing individuals to break the law, leak classified documents and then cavalierly share that secret information with the world, including our enemies,” he said. “We know terrorist organizations have been mining the leaked Afghan documents for information to use against us and this Iraq leak is more than four times as large. By disclosing such sensitive information, WikiLeaks continues to put at risk the lives of our troops, their coalition partners and those Iraqis and Afghans working with us.” Read full Pentagon response »http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/23/world/middleeast/23intro.html

"There is no such thing, at this date of the world's history, in America, as an independent press. The business of the journalists is to destroy the truth, to lie outright, to pervert, to vilify, to fawn at the feet of mammon, and to sell his country and his race for his daily bread. We are the tools and vassals of rich men behind the scenes. We are the jumping jacks, they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes."
John Swinton, Chief of Staff New York Times at New York Press Club, 1953 

US will hire another 7,000 security contractors for Iraq
http://www.kuna.net.kw/NewsAgenciesPublicSite/ArticleDetails.aspx?id=211...
WASHINGTON, Oct 21 (KUNA) -- The US government will hire an additional 7, 000 security contractors once Congress approves the 2011 budget. Speaking at the annual Arab-US Policymakers conference in Washington, Michael Corbin, Deputy Assistant Secretary for State for Iraq said security contractors to help "the Iraqi government improve its police department and other civil agencies." The State Department takes on greater roles training the Iraqi police and establishing a permanent diplomatic presence there, said Corbin.

8/8/10 Gen. Ray Odierno: U.S. Troops Staying in Iraq to Prevent Foreign Interference

7-29-10: Gates and Mullen: Wikileaks Might Already Have Blood on Their Hands

Iraq's Sectarian Bloodshed 'Made in the USA'
by Erik Leaver and Raed Jarrar, Asia Times
http://www.twf.org/News/Y2006/0810-Sectarian.html
When the US ousted Saddam Hussein in April 2003, crime spiked and full-scale looting erupted. But there were no signs of sectarian clashes. That quickly changed, however, as the U.S. administration assumed control over Iraq, led by Paul Bremer.

The Minister of Civil War: Paul Bremer, and the rise of the Iraqi death squads
Bayan Jabr,
Harper’s Magazine, August 2006. By Ken Silverstein.
http://www.harpers.org/the-minister-of-civil-war-399309.html

Iraq's New (sic) Death Squad
Shane Bauer | June 3, 2009
http://www.thenation.com/article/iraqs-new-death-squad
The Iraq Special Operations Forces (ISOF),probably the largest special forces outfit ever built by the United States...started in the deserts of Jordan just after the Americans took Baghdad in April 2003. There, US Army Special Forces, or Green Berets, trained Iraqis with no prior military experience. The resulting brigade was a Green Beret's dream come true: a deadly, elite, covert unit, fully fitted with American equipment, that would operate under US command and be unaccountable to Iraqi ministries and the normal political process.
According to Congressional records, the ISOF has grown into nine battalions, which extend to four regional "commando bases" across Iraq. By December, each will be complete with its own "intelligence infusion cell," which will operate independently of Iraq's other intelligence networks. The ISOF is at least 4,564 operatives strong, making it approximately the size of the US Army's own Special Forces in Iraq. Congressional records indicate that there are plans to double the ISOF over the next "several years."
According to retired Lt. Col. Roger Carstens, US Special Forces are "building the most powerful force in the region." In 2008 Carstens, then a senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security, was an adviser to the Iraqi National Counter-Terror Force, where he helped set up the Iraqi counterterrorism laws that govern the ISOF. "All these guys want to do is go out and kill bad guys all day," he says, laughing. "These guys are shit hot. They are just as good as we are. We trained 'em. They are just like us. They use the same weapons. They walk like Americans.".... US Special Forces operatives like Carstens have overseen the ...["Iraqi" Counter-Terrorism Bureaubureau. Carstens says this independent chain of command "might be the perfect structure" for counterterrorism worldwide....
The effective head of the American ISOF project, General Trombitas of the Iraq National Counter-Terror Transition Team... spent nearly seven of his over thirty years in the military training special forces in Colombia, El Salvador and other countries. February 23 he gave me a tour of Area IV, a joint American-Iraqi base near the Baghdad International Airport, where US Special Forces train the ISOF... though he's worked with special forces all over the world, he tells me the men we are about to meet are "the best."...Trombitas told the official blog of the Defense Department the training missions used in Latin America are "extremely transferable" to Iraq. Salvadoran Special Forces even helped train the ISOF, he tells me. "It's a world of coalitions...The longer we work together, the more alike we are. When we share our values and our experiences with other armies, we make them the same." Trombitas guides me into a warehouse where ISOF operatives, most of them in black masks, have been preparing for our arrival. He walks me through a special display of their American equipment--machine guns, sniper rifles, state-of-the-art night-vision equipment and fluffy desert camo that makes soldiers look like teddy bears. He takes me up a catwalk overlooking a fake house stocked with cartoonish posters of big-breasted women pointing pistols, a couple of real men dressed as "terrorists" with kaffiyehs wrapped around their faces and a 10-year-old boy playing hostage. As we stand in the observation area, the door explodes. After a minute of constant shooting, the operatives march out with the "terrorists," the boy and a poster of an '80s-style villain, wearing a jean jacket and holding a woman hostage. More than twenty bullet holes are centered on his forehead. "Look at that marksmanship," Trombitas says, smiling proudly...
Trombitas is "very proud of what was done in El Salvador" but avoids the fact that special forces trained there by the US in the early 1980s were responsible for death squads that killed more than 50,000 civilians thought to be sympathetic with leftist guerrillas. Guatemala was a similar case. Guatemalan special forces trained in anti-terrorism tactics by the United States during the mid-1960s became death squads... killing of around 140,000 people. In the early 1990s, US Special Forces trained and worked closely with an elite Colombian police unit strongly suspected of carrying out some of the murders attributed to Los Pepes, a death squad that became the backbone of the country's current paramilitary organization....
President Obama said he plans to increase reliance on the US Special Forces..."The eventual drawdown in Iraq is not the end of the mission for our elite forces," Gates said in May 2008... Obama says he will institutionalize irregular warfare capabilities, and the White House stresses the need to "create a more robust capacity to train, equip and advise foreign security forces, so that local allies are better prepared to confront mutual threats."

US proxy death squads declared due to Shiite 'infiltration' to cover-up the reality of U.S. and its "iraqi govt." led "civil war" to 'splinter' Iraq - as per US strategy
Iraq's Death Squads
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/12/03/AR200512...
OF ALL THE bloodshed in Iraq, none may be more disturbing than the campaign of torture and murder being conducted by U.S.-trained government police forces
Many of the death squads are run by the Badr Organization, which is the military wing of the leading party in Iraq's Shiite-led government. Reports last week in the Los Angeles Times and New York Times chronicled how Iraqi Interior Ministry commando and police units have been infiltrated by two Shiite militias, which have been conducting ethnic cleansing and rounding up Sunnis suspected of supporting the insurgency. Hundreds of bodies have been appearing along roadsides and in garbage dumps, some with acid burns or with holes drilled in them...
A dirty war conducted by the Iraqi government against one ethnic group will make civil war inevitable. It will render impossible a political accord among Shiites, Sunnis and Kurds, while increasing the likelihood that Iraq will splinter.

Cooperative Sadr surprises U.S. The Shiite cleric, long a foe of America, says it backs the new Iraq security plan.
Borzou Daragahi, LATimes Staff Writer
Muqtada Sadr, the radical anti-American cleric [SIC], has backed away from confrontation with U.S. and Iraqi forces in recent weeks, a move that has surprised [SIC] U.S. officials who long have characterized his followers as among the greatest threats to Iraq’s security. Thursday, a leader of the Sadr movement in one of its Baghdad strongholds publicly endorsed President Bush’s new Iraq security plan, which at least some U.S. officials have touted as a way to combat Sadr’s group. “We will fully cooperate with the government to make the plan successful,” said Abdul-Hussein Kaabai, head of the local council in the Shiite Muslim-dominated Sadr City neighborhood. “If it is an Iraqi plan done by the government, we will cooperate.”…

Mahdi Army ‘Not to Resist’ U.S. Troops
By Nidhal al-Laithihttp: http//www.azzaman.com/english/index.asp?fname=news\2007-01-15\kurd.htm
The Mahdi Army, the Shiite militia group blamed for much of the sectarian violence in Iraq, has taken several measures to alleviate the impact of a possible attack by U.S. troops. The United States is sending thousands of more troops to Baghdad as part of a new strategy to pacify the restive city. Moqtada al-Sadr, often described as a ‘radical anti-American cleric,’ is at the center of Iraq’s growing sectarian divide. He has reportedly ordered the commanders of the Mahdi Army,which he controls, to hold their fire when the Americans begin
operating in Sadr City and other Shiite areas....

Craig Murray described how US / UK have been flying citizens of many other nations into Uzbekistan to be _tortured_ - in Uzbekistan that includes boiling muslims to death, or rape with a broken bottle.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNYES8KOIqY - http://therealnews.com/t/index.php?option=com_con...

photo- http://jamblichus.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/boi...

2004 U.S. Strategy in the Muslim World After 9/11: Promote Sunni, Shiite, Arab and non-Arab Divides
Rand Corporation Study Conducted on behalf of the US Air Force

U.S. Considers Dividing Iraq Into Three Separate States After Saddam Is Gone
FORECASTS & TRENDS, Oct 1, 2002
http://www.profutures.comarticle.php/91/%20 Stratfor.com http://www.stratfor.com/
Stratfor.com is one of the most respected geopolitical intelligence services in the world. Stratfor's high-level sources tell them one of the leading long-term strategies being considered by US war planners is one that will DIVIDE Iraq into three separate regions. Under this plan Iraq would CEASE TO EXIST. (emphases added}...
Stratfor says such a plan reportedly was discussed at an unusual meeting between Crown Prince Hassan of Jordan and pro-US Iraqi Sunni opposition members in London in July. Further, they say that in September, the Israeli newspaper, Yedioth Ahronoth, stated that the US goal in Iraq was to create a United Hashemite Kingdom that would encompass Jordan and Iraq's Sunni areas. Also, Israeli terrorism expert Ehud Sprinzak recently echoed this sentiment on Russian television on September 24.
According to Stratfor, Sprinzak stated that the authors of the "Hashemite" plan are Vice President Dick Cheney and Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz...
www.burbankdigest.com/node/303
1. Stratfor's Latest Intelligence On Iraq.
2. Iraq Is Too Big For One New Government.
3. US Would Divide Into Three Separate States.
4. Central Iraq (Sunnis) Would Join With Jordan
5. The Shia Region Would Join With Kuwait.
6. The Kurds Get Their Own State In The North
7. Iraq Ceases To Exist
8. Investment Market Implications.

Blood borders: How a better Middle East would look
By Ralph Peters, U.S. Armed Forces Journal - June 2006
http://live.armedforcesjournal.com/2006/06/1833899

Iraq, "The Salvador Option" Becomes Reality
By Max Fuller, 06/03/05
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article12438.htm
US-UK propaganda campaign has left many all too willing to believe in such bugbears as Al-Zarqawi (see Michel Chossudovsky’s ‘Who is Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi?’ (http://www.globalresearch.ca/articles/CHO405B.html ). What we do know, however, is that hundreds of Iraqis are being murdered and that paramilitary hit squads of the proxy government organized by US trainers with a fulsome pedigree in state terrorism are increasingly being associated with them.
"The pattern is repeated time after time in every imperialist so-called counter-insurgency war; for behind each and every one lurks the reality of exploitation and class war, and, as successive imperialist powers have shown, the bottom line in combating the hopes and dreams of ordinary people is to resort to spreading terror through the application of extreme violence. A spokesman for the Association of Muslim Scholars, Hareth al-Dhari, put it more succinctly: "This is state terrorism."

There Is "No War on Terror"
by Edward S. Herman and David Peterson, 21 Jan 2008
www.thirdworldtraveler.com/War_On_Terrorism/ThereIsNoWarOnTerror.html

CIA-Trained Death Squad Targeting Militants In Pakistan
CNN Wire Staff September 22, 2010

'Abusive' Pakistani units lose aid
US will cut off funds to army units accused of extrajudicial killings, reports say, as foreign ministers meet in Washington
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/americas/2010/10/2010102271611937887.h...

U.S. imperialist globalization of state terror
US-trained cartel terrorises Mexico:
Founders of the Zetas drug gang learned special forces techniques at Ft. Bragg before waging a campaign of carnage.
http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/features/2010/10/201010192124406097...

9/28/08 UNDER ONE COVER: KEY DOCUMENTS ...
www.burbankdigest.com/node/125