Muslim in Suffer

Bismi-lLahi-rRahmani-rRahiem. Assalamu\’alaikum Warohmatullahi Wabarokatuh!

Archive for July 14th, 2008

Red Cross finds Bush administration guilty of war crimes

Posted by musliminsuffer on July 14, 2008

bismi-lLahi-rRahmani-rRahiem
In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful

=== News Update ===
Red Cross finds Bush administration guilty of war crimes


Andrew McLemore


Published: Saturday July 12, 2008

In a secret report last year, the Red Cross found evidence of the CIA using torture on prisoners that would make the Bush administration guilty of war crimes, The New York Times reported Friday.

The Red Cross determined the culpability of the Bush administration after interviewing prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, according to the article.

Prisoner Abu Zubaydahwho said he had been waterboarded, “slammed against the walls” and confined in boxes “so small he said he had to double up his limbs in the fetal position.”

The information comes from a new book written by Jane Meyer, who has frequently published articles concerning counter-terrorism in The New Yorker.

The book is titled “The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned Into a War on American Ideals,” and will be released next week.

Mayer cited “sources familiar with the report” to explain the confidential document as a warning “that the abuse constituted war crimes, placing the highest officials in the U.S. government in jeopardy of being prosecuted.”

The report was submitted to CIA last year and concluded that American interrogation methods are “categorically” torture that violates both domestic and international law, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow reported Friday. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment »

Another wedding party massacre : 47 Afghan civilians killed, including: The bride, 8 persons aged 14 to 18, 38 women and children

Posted by musliminsuffer on July 14, 2008

bismi-lLahi-rRahmani-rRahiem
In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful

=== News Update ===

In memory of

Another wedding party massacre

47 Afghan civilians killed, including: The bride, 8 persons aged 14 to 18, 38 women and children

Prof. Marc Herold

July 12, 2008


6:30 AM, July 6, 2008

a procession was making its way by foot (or in vehicles?) to a wedding in the Ghaz area of Nangarhar Province. The group of mostly women and children escorting the bride to the wedding had stopped to rest when U.S. fighter planes came and bombed, according to eyewitnesses. The procession was as is custom on its way to the groom’s home. A witness, Lal Wazir, who was covered in blood after carrying some of those wounded, said outside the hospital, “The wedding participants were on their way to the groom’s house. They stopped in a narrow location for rest. The plane came and bombed the area. There were between 80 to 90 people altogether.” The procession was hit by a “precision” U.S. air assault when it was in Ka Chona village, Deh Bala (or Haska Mena) district close to the border with Pakistan. The U.S war planes obliterated the wedding party guests: the result was 47 dead civilians including the bride, 8 teenagers and 38 women and children. Scared survivors of the initial bombing ran pell-mell. When dwellers arrived at the scene to shift the injured and collect dead bodies, the US-led forces dropped four more bombs on us, Jamil said while giving an eyewitness account. Only six of the “processionists” escaped unscathed in the air strikes, revealed another man. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment »

U.S.: Torture, murder at Iraqi juvenile prison

Posted by musliminsuffer on July 14, 2008

bismi-lLahi-rRahmani-rRahiem
In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful

=== News Update ===

‘Worse than the adult prisons’

U.S.: Torture, murder at Iraqi juvenile prison

Matthew D. LaPlante, The Salt Lake Tribune

13child1.jpg

Utahn involved in probe that uncovered abuses by detention guards

July 13, 2008

American investigators probing allegations of torture at an Iraqi-run juvenile prison in Baghdad found clear evidence earlier this year that Sunni children had been murdered by their Shiite captors, according to a lead officer on the investigative team.

“The security detail came in literally as they were cleaning the blood from the floor – they had just killed two Sunni kids,” said Lt. Col. Craig J. Simper, a Judge Advocate General Corps officer from the Utah-based 419th Fighter Wing, who helped arrange the inspection. “The explanation was that these guys were trying to escape, but our investigation concluded that they were actually scheduled for release.” Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment »

British soldiers accused of sickening sex assault on Iraqi boy, 14

Posted by musliminsuffer on July 14, 2008

bismi-lLahi-rRahmani-rRahiem
In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful

=== News Update ===

British soldiers accused of sickening sex assault on Iraqi boy, 14

Andrew Johnson, Independent

boy6859726_38189t.jpg

The IoS has pixellated this image of the boy making the complaint because he is consumed by shame, and lives in fear of retribution from former friends

British soldiers accused of sickening sex assault on Iraqi boy, 14

July 13, 2008

British soldiers forced a boy of 14 to carry out an act of oral sex on a fellow male prisoner in Iraq, according to shocking new allegations made about the behaviour of British troops.

The Ministry of Defence confirmed yesterday that the Royal Military Police (RMP) have launched an investigation. If the allegations are proved, it would mark a sordid low in the behaviour of British troops in Iraq, and damage further the reputation of Britain in the Middle East. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

How Britain wages war

Posted by musliminsuffer on July 14, 2008

bismi-lLahi-rRahmani-rRahiem
In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful

===News Update ===

How Britain wages war


John Pilger


nato_victim1.jpg
Photo by Maso Notarianni at the Emergency Hospital in Lashkar Gah

12 July 2008

The military has created a wall of silence around its frequent resort
to barbaric practices, including torture, and goes out of its way to
avoid legal scrutiny

Five photographs together break a silence. The first is of a former
Gurkha regimental sergeant major, Tul Bahadur Pun, aged 87. He sits in
a wheelchair outside 10 Downing Street. He holds a board full of
medals, including the Victoria Cross, the highest award for bravery,
which he won serving in the British army.
Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment »

Afghan Warlords, Formerly Backed By the CIA, Now Turn Their Guns On U.S. Troops

Posted by musliminsuffer on July 14, 2008

bismi-lLahi-rRahmani-rRahiem
In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful

=== News Update ===

Afghan Warlords, Formerly Backed By the CIA, Now Turn Their Guns On U.S. Troops

They defeated the Soviets with Washington’s help, but now they attack Americans as the new occupiers

Posted July 11, 2008

KABUL—The war in Afghanistan reached a wrenching milestone this summer: For the second month in a row, U.S. and coalition troop deaths in the country surpassed casualties in Iraq. This is driven in large part, U.S. officials point out, by simple cause and effect. Marines flowed into southern Afghanistan earlier this year to rout firmly entrenched Taliban fighters, prompting a spike in combat in territory where NATO forces previously didn’t have the manpower to send troops. “We’re doing something we haven’t done in seven years, which is go after the Taliban where they’re living,” says a U.S. official. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment »

Ghost Ships

Posted by musliminsuffer on July 14, 2008

bismi-lLahi-rRahmani-rRahiem
In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful
=== News Update ===

by: Alexa

Sun Jul 13, 2008 at 01:36:42 AM EDT
( – promoted by Alexa)

Brothers that live when we are dead,
don’t set yourself against us too.
If you could pity us instead,
then God may sooner pity you.
We five or six strung up to view,
dangling the flesh we fed so well,
are eaten piecemeal, rot and smell.
We bones in a fine dust shall fall.
No one make that a laugh to tell:
pray God may save us one and all.

The United States is operating “floating prisons” to house those arrested in its war on terror, according to human rights lawyers, who claim there has been an attempt to conceal the numbers and whereabouts of detainees.

Details of ships where detainees have been held and sites allegedly being used in countries across the world have been compiled as the debate over detention without trial intensifies on both sides of the Atlantic. The US government has been urged to list the names and whereabouts of all those detained.

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment »

Israeli soldiers torture 10-year-old in his home

Posted by musliminsuffer on July 14, 2008

bismi-lLahi-rRahmani-rRahiem
In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful

=== News Update ===

Israeli soldiers torture 10-year-old in his home

Report, Defence for Children International-Palestine Section, 10 July 2008

A 10-year-old boy was subjected to physical abuse amounting to torture for 2.5 hours by Israeli soldiers who stormed his family’s shop on 11 June, seeking information on the location of a handgun. The boy was repeatedly beaten, slapped and punched in the head and stomach, forced to hold a stress position for half and hour, and threatened. He was deeply shocked and lost two molar teeth as a result of the assault.

On Wednesday 11 June 2008, at around 10:30am, 10-year-old Ezzat, his brother Makkawi (7) and sister Lara (8) were in their father’s shop selling animal feed and eggs in the village of Sanniriya, near the West Bank city of Qalqiliya. The children were suddenly startled to see two Israeli soldiers storm in to the shop. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment »

Nazi photos reveal devastation of WWII Allied bombing raids on Germany

Posted by musliminsuffer on July 14, 2008

bismi-lLahi-rRahmani-rRahiem
In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful

=== News Update ===

Nazi photos reveal devastation of WWII Allied bombing raids on Germany

A “spectacular” collection of 3,000 Nazi photos reveal the extent to which the Allied bombing campaign devastated Germany’s cultural heritage.

The German city of Hamburg devastated by an RAF bombing raid

Bildarchiv Foto Marburg
The German city of Hamburg devastated by an RAF bombing raid

The aerial photos, which show Germany before and during the bombing campaign, have been described as the most comprehensive record yet of the damage caused to the country’s pre-war cultural splendour.

The pictures, which have only recently come to light, were commissioned by the Nazis to help with plans to reconstruct cities after the war.

Pictures of Dresden show the spectacular baroque Church of Our Lady before it was destroyed by controversial allied fire bombing, which killed up to 40,000 people. The church was recently reconstructed as a symbol of reconciliation between former warring enemies.

Other photos capture Stuttgart and its Flemish late gothic town hall, before most of the city’s cultural gems were destroyed in fires following bombing raids. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment »

IRAQ: Marines admit they killed prisoners

Posted by musliminsuffer on July 14, 2008

bismi-lLahi-rRahmani-rRahiem
In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful

=== News Update ===

IRAQ: Marines admit they killed prisoners

Ryan_2

At an Article 32 preliminary hearing Thursday for Marine Sgt. Ryan Weemer, above, he and Sgt. Jermaine Nelson were heard on taped interviews telling how they and a third Marine killed four prisoners during the battle for Fallouja in late 2004.

It was some of the most graphic (and profane) testimony heard at one of the many hearings at Camp Pendleton involving allegations of misconduct in Iraq.

Weemer, 25, and Nelson, 26, face murder charges in the military system; former Sgt. Jose Nazario, 27, is charged with manslaughter in federal court in Riverside.

Nelson, in an interview with a Naval Criminal Investigative Service agent, said that Nazario told him, “I’m not doing this [expletive] all my myself. You’re doing one and Weemer is doing one.”

Nelson added that he watched as Nazario shot a handcuffed prisoner at point-blank range. “He hit the dude in the forehead, the dude went down, and there was blood … all over his [Nazario’s] boots.” Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment »

Website exposes Israeli ‘nuke secrets’

Posted by musliminsuffer on July 14, 2008

bismi-lLahi-rRahmani-rRahiem
In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful

=== News Update ===

Website exposes Israeli ‘nuke secrets’


Leftist Israeli website claims to expose nuclear secrets published by foreign sources
Tal Rabinovsky
Published: 07.09.08, 18:25 / Israel News
Are Israel’s nuke secrets available online? The Armageddon website claims to sport vast amounts of information about Israel’s nuclear program and its manufacturing and storage facilities, as published by various foreign sources.

The site is the brainchild of a large group of Israeli intellectuals, journalists and philosophers affiliated with an Israeli group advocating a Middle East free of atomic, biological, and chemical weapons; the organization says Knesset Member Dov Khenin (Hadash) is among its supporters.

According to the website’s owners, the site is registered on an Israeli domain and is hosted on Australian-based servers. Armageddon’s owners claim to be the proprietors of a second domain – armagedonz.org – which they can use in case the Military Censor tries to take it of the air. The details of the second domain’s owner are kept confidential – unlike those of the Israeli domain owner.

The group behind the website, backed by several organizations that oppose the distribution of weapons of mass destruction, decided that the topic of WMDs is not given its appropriate place in public debate and that its increasingly growing urgency in the Middle East calls for something to be done.

Website’s homepage

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment »