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Kidman
08-08-2006, 06:40 PM
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A U.S. military court in Baghdad heard graphic testimony on Monday of how three U.S. soldiers took turns raping a 14-year-old Iraqi girl before murdering her and her family.

At the hearing into whether four U.S. soldiers should be court-martialled for rape and murder, a special agent described what took place in Mahmudiya in March, based on an interview he had with one of the men, Specialist James Barker.

The case, the fifth involving serious crimes being investigated by the U.S. military in Iraq, has outraged Iraqis and led Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to call for a review of foreign troops' immunity from prosecution under Iraqi law.

Special Agent Benjamin Bierce recalled that Barker described to him how they put a couple and their six-year-old daughter into a bedroom of their home, but kept the teenage girl in the living room, where Barker held her hands while Sergeant Paul Cortez raped her or attempted to rape her.

Barker then switched positions with Cortez and attempted to rape the girl but said he was not sure if he had done so, Bierce told the hearing.

Barker also told the special agent he heard shots from the bedroom and shortly afterwards Private Steven Green emerged from the room, put down an AK-47 assault rifle and raped the girl while Cortez held her down.

SHOT HER SEVERAL TIMES

Barker told Bierce that Green then picked up the weapon and shot her once, paused, and shot her several more times.

Military prosecutors are expected to set out their case against Private First Class Jesse Spielman, 21, Barker, 23, Cortez, 23 and Private First Class Bryan Howard, 19, who face charges of rape and murder among others.

If court-martialled after the Article 32 hearing -- the military's equivalent of a U.S. grand jury -- and found guilty, they could face the death penalty. The hearing began on Sunday and is expected to last several days.

Green, 21, faces the same charges in a U.S. federal court in Kentucky, home of the 502nd Infantry Regiment, his former unit. Green, who has pleaded not guilty, was discharged from the army for a "personality disorder."

A fifth soldier, Sergeant Anthony Yribe, is charged with dereliction of duty and making a false statement and will also appear at the hearing at a U.S. base next to Baghdad airport.

An Iraqi army medic told the hearing on Sunday he entered the house and found the body of 14-year-old Abeer Qasim Hamza al-Janabi naked and burned from the waist up, with a single bullet wound beneath her left eye.

Bierce said Barker told him he poured kerosene from a lamp on to the girl. It was not clear who set her on fire.

Barker later signed a sworn statement based on the interview, in which he said that on the day of the attack he, Cortez, Spielman and Green had been playing cards and drinking whisky mixed with an energy drink. They then went to the rear of the checkpoint where they ware based to hit golf balls.

Green said he wanted to go to a house and kill some Iraqis, Barker wrote in his sworn statement.

After the rape and murders, he wrote that he began to grill chicken wings.

The hearing continues.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060807/...NlYwMlJVRPUCUl
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wilberhum
08-08-2006, 06:46 PM
It is just about as sick as it gets. It looks like justice will come there way. If they are guilty, I hope they get the Max.
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afriend
08-08-2006, 07:07 PM
I couldn't swallow reading it all.....Barbarians.....

Bring on the death punnishment....
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Md Mashud
08-08-2006, 07:10 PM
You say it as if its something new. Funny how the media is putting this here now, its just been going on for like the last so many years.... People just are just too ignoran and are controlled by media.
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wilberhum
08-08-2006, 07:21 PM
Originally Posted by Md Mashud
You say it as if its something new. Funny how the media is putting this here now, its just been going on for like the last so many years.... People just are just too ignoran and are controlled by media.
How are you controlled by media?
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Looking4Peace
08-08-2006, 07:23 PM
What he probably means is that this is far from an islolated case but the media by the control of the government only lets a few things out now and then and they usually do so when a million other things are going on so it doesnt get that much attention and outrage.
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Woodrow
08-08-2006, 07:34 PM
Originally Posted by wilberhum
How are you controlled by media?
I am begining to wonder if people are controlled by the media, or is the media controlled by the people.

It seems that people selectivly read and watch that which agrees with their viewpoints. The media that produces what the people want to hear, is the media that will be successfull.

We do ourselves and the media an inustice by being unwilling to look at all available news sources.
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"..MariAm.."
08-08-2006, 07:35 PM
this is rele a barbarian act ..... :(
they are not aware ....that they have to appear infront of ALLAH (SAW)!!
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wilberhum
08-08-2006, 07:39 PM
Originally Posted by Crystal4Peace
What he probably means is that this is far from an islolated case but the media by the control of the government only lets a few things out now and then and they usually do so when a million other things are going on so it doesnt get that much attention and outrage.
Which goverments control the media? You must be talking about those media outlets that are state funded.
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wilberhum
08-08-2006, 07:43 PM
Originally Posted by HusamLah
typical american aggression
No typical non-American denial of the obvious.
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wilberhum
08-08-2006, 07:45 PM
Originally Posted by HusamLah
americans treat the rest of the world like pigs no doubt about it
No doubt about it. That's why we spend many millions of $ in foreign aid.
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Keltoi
08-08-2006, 07:47 PM
Rape is rape, and is wrong no matter who does it. Whether it is Saddam's Fedayeen, the U.N. in the Congo, or members of the U.S. military. Each case should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
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REPSTER
08-08-2006, 07:48 PM
:sl:

astagfirullah Thats is just so baaaad:brother:

It angers me too much i red this news too i just felt like goin
there and givin them a piece of my mind:grumbling

I dont kno why people would do such a thing+o( +o( +o(
Wat has the world come to ,peopl r not evan saf in there houses:heated:
:w:
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wilberhum
08-08-2006, 07:52 PM
Originally Posted by REPSTER
:sl:

astagfirullah Thats is just so baaaad:brother:

It angers me too much i red this news too i just felt like goin
there and givin them a piece of my mind:grumbling

I dont kno why people would do such a thing+o( +o( +o(
Wat has the world come to ,peopl r not evan saf in there houses:heated:
:w:
What has the world come to? It has always been this way. Murder, rape, war, there is nothing new. We just never learn and keep making the same mistakes over and over again.
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Kidman
08-08-2006, 08:27 PM
True that. Then you say "well, what can i do???" and somebody will give you a petition to sign, or mail a letter to your president or governor or whatever. I wonder if that ever helps or if it's just a waste of time.

What can i do to help? All i can think of is pray and do dua for them, i'm not limiting it to only muslims either... all people. If anybody has something more they want to add on ways to help out, please do so...

Kidman
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wilberhum
08-08-2006, 09:13 PM
What can i do to help?
Well you got some good starters. I think the main deterent to evil that the average person can make it to condemn evil everytime it raises its ugly head.
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rizwana87
08-08-2006, 09:41 PM
thts jus sick and so cruel, these people are heartless
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libyanhero
08-08-2006, 09:50 PM
Originally Posted by Keltoi
Rape is rape, and is wrong no matter who does it. Whether it is Saddam's Fedayeen, the U.N. in the Congo, or members of the U.S. military. Each case should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
100% agree, I didn't finish reading the story because its just sick hearing about what happening to these poor people and no one is doing anything about it we don't want only the end result justice we also want to prevent these things from ever happening again but that will never happen as long as the sick perverted US soldiers are there.
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Kidman
08-08-2006, 10:28 PM
Originally Posted by wilberhum
Well you got some good starters. I think the main deterent to evil that the average person can make it to condemn evil everytime it raises its ugly head.
What do you do when they don't show us condemning? Take 9/11 for example, most the nations in the middle east condemned this and even had rallies to condemn the events of 9/11... but in the media all you saw in the middle east were a few places where people were supporting this evil action... and you never saw or heard about anything else.

How about the London Bombings, when Muslims around the world condemned this activity, they found the ignorant muslims who were rejoicing and that was what you saw in the media... even locally, all the mosques here in AZ and different organizations came together and had a huge rally, where our Sheikh at the masjid even spoke, condemning the london Bombings, we had reporters and everything there, but nothing was shown on the news, and i think we were barely published in the newspaper.

So condemning it we have tried, got anything else? (no way am i trying to start a debate or fight, just lookin for better alternatives)

Kidman
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wilberhum
08-08-2006, 10:32 PM
Kidman
Why do you assume that I was being critical. The question was what more can we do. And I answered. Are you feeling guilty about something?
There is always more that we can do, myself included.
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Kidman
08-08-2006, 11:34 PM
Originally Posted by wilberhum
Kidman
Why do you assume that I was being critical. The question was what more can we do. And I answered. Are you feeling guilty about something?
There is always more that we can do, myself included.
No, just saying that option doesn't work when the media doesn't side with you. Are there other options? Just tryin to explore all possible means,

Thanks,
Kidman
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wilberhum
08-08-2006, 11:39 PM
Oh no, not more of this "It is all the Media's fault" junk. :hiding:

Don't blaim the messanger.
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wilberhum
08-09-2006, 08:34 PM
Originally Posted by HusamLah
i wouldnt expect anything less from the americans. most of them are living in a deviated world and dont acknowledge Allah
If you hate America so much, please leave. Go peddle your hate some place else.
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Keltoi
08-09-2006, 08:37 PM
Originally Posted by HusamLah
its my homeland and in due time i will be the norm
and what are you?
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wilberhum
08-09-2006, 08:41 PM
Originally Posted by HusamLah
its my homeland and in due time i will be the norm
So you hate your homeland. So sad. You really need to leave.

Go where Allah is part of the state religion. You need that. :laugh:
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wilberhum
08-09-2006, 08:57 PM
Originally Posted by HusamLah
i have no plans on leaving. my homeland will change soon
Im sorry to hear that. I was hoping for a better America.
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