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>>> On 25 April 2003, the newspaper Dagbladet (Norway) published photos of armed US soldiers forcing Iraqi men to walk naked through a park.

On the chests of the men had been scrawled an Arabic phrase that translates as "Ali Baba - Thief."

A military officer states that the men are thieves, and that this technique will be used again.

No word yet from the newly liberated Iraqi people about some of them being summarily found guilty of theft, forced at gunpoint to strip, having a racist phrase written on their bodies, and then made to walk naked in public. No doubt the Arab/Muslim world is impressed by this display of "democracy," "freedom," "due process," and "no cruel or unusual punishment."

We wonder if the soldiers will be using this technique on their comrades who stole $13.1 million in Iraq. Or the journalists who looted Iraq's art.

http://www.thememoryhole.org/war/stripped-iraqis.htm

note: the page contains nudity!
 

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>>> On 25 April 2003, the newspaper Dagbladet (Norway) published photos of armed US soldiers forcing Iraqi men to walk naked through a park.

On the chests of the men had been scrawled an Arabic phrase that translates as "Ali Baba - Thief."

A military officer states that the men are thieves, and that this technique will be used again.

No word yet from the newly liberated Iraqi people about some of them being summarily found guilty of theft, forced at gunpoint to strip, having a racist phrase written on their bodies, and then made to walk naked in public. No doubt the Arab/Muslim world is impressed by this display of "democracy," "freedom," "due process," and "no cruel or unusual punishment."

We wonder if the soldiers will be using this technique on their comrades who stole $13.1 million in Iraq. Or the journalists who looted Iraq's art.

http://www.thememoryhole.org/war/stripped-iraqis.htm

note: the page contains nudity!

THIS IS FUCKING DISGRACEFUL !!! :fiery: :mad: :fiery:

I AM ASHAMED THAT OUR ARMY BOIS ARE TREATING THESE CRIMINALS IN SUCH A MANNER, THEY ARE MUSLIMS, WE SHOULD TREAT THEM IN ACCORDANCE TO THEIR CULTURE

WE SHOULD CUT THEIR HANDS OFF, NOT MAKE THEM WALK NEKID THROUGH THE PARK :fiery: :mad: :mad:

- Car Key Boi :fiery:
 

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Umpire said:
>>> On 25 April 2003, the newspaper Dagbladet (Norway) published photos of armed US soldiers forcing Iraqi men to walk naked through a park.

On the chests of the men had been scrawled an Arabic phrase that translates as "Ali Baba - Thief."

A military officer states that the men are thieves, and that this technique will be used again.

No word yet from the newly liberated Iraqi people about some of them being summarily found guilty of theft, forced at gunpoint to strip, having a racist phrase written on their bodies, and then made to walk naked in public. No doubt the Arab/Muslim world is impressed by this display of "democracy," "freedom," "due process," and "no cruel or unusual punishment."

We wonder if the soldiers will be using this technique on their comrades who stole $13.1 million in Iraq. Or the journalists who looted Iraq's art.

http://www.thememoryhole.org/war/stripped-iraqis.htm

note: the page contains nudity!
if you were muslim, living under that regime, you would be thanking your lucky stars that all you had to do was parade around in your birthday suit. what they endured was nowhere near the alternative...the obsession they have with covering up skin applies only to their women. not to men. that mind-set would consider this...merciful.
 

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Despite how this pales in comparison to Sadam's ways, this is still WRONG.

I truly believe and have wanted democracy in Iraq and supported this war because of it -- so let's make democracy real and give criminals a right to a fair trial.
 

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VSFan1 aka Joshua L. said:
Despite how this pales in comparison to Sadam's ways, this is still WRONG.

I truly believe and have wanted democracy in Iraq and supported this war because of it -- so let's make democracy real and give criminals a right to a fair trial.
yuo're right, lets call on the UN to dispatch at once a convoy of trucks ladened with Legal Bois to avert this humanitarian disaster :D
 

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For real, though, CKB, you know this was idiotic to do (if it's real). Plus, it's extremely hypocritical of the military to do this. All I want is some consistency in how the rules/thoughts/logic are applied.
 

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VSFan1 aka Joshua L. said:
For real, though, CKB, you know this was idiotic to do (if it's real). Plus, it's extremely hypocritical of the military to do this. All I want is some consistency in how the rules/thoughts/logic are applied.

dude, it's been only two weeks since Baghdad fell - naturally the county is in a mess, the infastructure is shot to hell, law and order and the general administration hardly visible

now eventually these things will come, but it's asking too much to expect such large undertakings to happen just like that, but most people don't see it that way, they want democracy and law & order to be installed NOW, but it just isn't realistic

so in the meantime, some corners are gonna have to be cut

also, in regard to this particular incident, we don't know the full facts - and i certainly don't trust that link that Umpire just posted

it's not unusual for prisoners to be stripped

we do it in our jails, ususally for medical inspection and a possible delouse
 

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DeuceDiva said:
if you were muslim, living under that regime, you would be thanking your lucky stars that all you had to do was parade around in your birthday suit. what they endured was nowhere near the alternative...the obsession they have with covering up skin applies only to their women. not to men. that mind-set would consider this...merciful.
You are absolutely right Diva! In Muslim culture, the obsessiveness to cover is concerning women. This punishment is nothing compared to getting your hands cut off, ears cut off, or impaled.
 

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Hahaha! :p
 

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Shane54 said:
You are absolutely right Diva! In Muslim culture, the obsessiveness to cover is concerning women. This punishment is nothing compared to getting your hands cut off, ears cut off, or impaled.
how are you shane? :wavey:
 

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VSFan1 aka Joshua L. said:
The Constitution says that all criminals shall not be subject to "cruel and unusual punishment". IMO, this is cruel and unusual punishment.
the constitution's interpretation of "cruel and unusual punishment" is...

"to deliberately inflict pain without mercy or pity in a rare or exceptional way."

now if these prisoners were first stripped naked before having their testicles attached to a car battery for intermittent shock treatment...that would be cruel and unusual. walking around naked amongst other men (and we all know that men don't have a problem with nudity amongst themselves) is a far cry from cruel and unusual. :)
 

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I agree with DD.

Plus, they're not US citizens and not subject to US law or the protection of the constitution. Nor are they prisoners of war and subject to the protection of the Geneva Accords. The law that governs them is the military law, and like it or not, that's how it will be for a while.
 

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Nothing like some good, old-fashioned homoerotic humiliation to make the thieves stop stealing.
 
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