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I Guess The Lucky Ones Go To Abu Ghraib

excerpts from a report by Riverbend. November 18, 2005

Only last year in an area called Ghazaliya, a torture house was discovered. My cousin lives in Ghazaliya and he said that when the Americans got inside, they found several corpses and a man hanging from the ceiling on a makeshift noose. The neighbors had tried to get the Americans to check the house for months; no one bothered. They finally raided it because they got information from someone in the area that it was an insurgents' hiding place. I read once that in New York, if a woman is being raped, she should scream "fire" instead of "rape" because no one would come to save her if she was screaming "rape". That's the way it is with Iraqi torture houses -- the only way they'll check it is if you tell them it's a terrorist cell.

And another thing: you know when they say "men dressed in Ministry of Interior uniforms" or "men in official cars claiming to be from the Ministry of Interior", etc. when describing some horror committed by the new Iraqi security forces in the news? Here's a thought: they aren't "claiming" and they aren't in costume -- they actually ARE from the Ministry of Interior! One would think they'd do this covertly so as not to enrage Iraqis or humanitarian organisations, except that it doesn't matter to them because SCIRI and Da'awa aren't out to win hearts and minds. They have American favor -- what more does one need in the New Iraq?

For over a year corpses have been turning up all over Baghdad. Corpses of people who are taken from their homes and turn up dead somewhere. That isn't as disturbing as the reports about the bodies. The one I can't get out of my head is that many of the corpses are found with holes in the skull left by an electric drill.

I guess the lucky ones go to Abu Ghraib.

You have been reading excerpts from "House of Horrors..." by Riverbend. You can read the entire piece here: tinyurl.com/8blja. Thanks to Riverbend. We visit Baghdad Burning at riverbendblog.blogspot.com often and we hope you will too.

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