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US executes Afghan prisoners

As the Afghan occupation continues to prove troublesome for the Obama administration, a report says US-led troops torture and execute prisoners in the country.

Seymour Hersh, an investigative journalist with the New Yorker, made the revelation during the Global Investigative Journalism Conference in Geneva.

"I'll tell you right now, one of the great tragedies of my country is that Mr. Obama is looking the other way, because equally horrible things are happening to prisoners, to those we capture in Afghanistan," Hersh said.

He also alleged that US forces were engaged in 'battlefield executions' and other heinous offences, Raw Story reported.

"They're being executed on the battlefield. It's unbelievable stuff going on there that doesn't necessarily get reported. Things don't change," Hersh noted.

Hersh who worked for many years at The New York Times also helped break the story that detainees at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq were being tortured by their US jailers.

The report comes as the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has recently confirmed reports about the existence of a secret detention facility at a US airbase in Bagram in Afghanistan.

Human rights groups say Bagram and other US-ran jail facilities have remained US torture centers since the toppling of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan nine years ago.

However, US officials claim that all inmates in the facility are treated humanely.

Source:- http://presstv.com/detail.aspx?id=126589§ionid=351020403


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Added: May-15-2010 Occurred On: May-15-2010
By: shibz84
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  • FInally starting to learn, took a while but better late then never.

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    • They sent you to your grave; we've been fighting for 9 years with our hand behind our back and we're still strong. Looks like we win.

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    • What are you talking about you aids infested trailer trash ?
      We massacred them and left, not to mention you gave them money, training and weapons same shit they use right now to decimate your pathetic paper tiger torn up army.
      You know what the difference is ? we annahilated them, you got your ass destroyed and still do.
      Take your pathetic military and shove it bitch, got your ass kicked in Vietnam, Somalia, Iraq and now Afghanistan, punk ass american bitch.
      If we supplied Iraqis and Afghani More..

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    • If I'm trailer trash then I'm a king compared to your sorry vodka laden knuckle dragging bitch ass. The only videos we see on liveleak of your people are them trying to scrape themselves off a sidewalk because they drink to escape how much life sucks in your turd-world shithole of a country--which by the way has much higher aids than the US does because all your mothers have to sell their ass just to live day to day. Just like at the Cuban blockade, just like East Berlin, your country has bowed More..

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  • "He also alleged that US forces were engaged in 'battlefield executions' ....."

    I allege that there really are tooth fairies. I don't have to prove it. I said it, so it's true.

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    • My Lai (from Vietnam war) and Abu Ghraib were a little more legit than tooth fairies. Both stories were started by the same guy.

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  • fuck them, no surrender or mercy

    the Afghan army takes no prisoners anyways

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  • so its not torture when some one is beheaded with a blunt knife , its not torture for a nine yr old girl to be raped by a fucking pedo warlord .

    abusing woman and young girls because they want an education thats ok then

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  • Good riddance. No one will miss those stupid inbred donkey-fucking terrorists.

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  • Right. So I'm suppose to take Iran's propaganda news service as truth and not just made up shit to divert attention away from them executing protesters? Yep I'll get right on that....

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  • Where is this jackasses proof of these socalled battlefield executions?

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  • It's happening because Seymour Hersh says so. Pffft.

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  • Sorry to say that, but: They should have executed a lot more!

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  • Keep up the good work ,,,They have made it Clear,,(Our enemy) They offer no quarter,(mercy)on the battle field. When they have taken their objective they immediately shoot the survivors ,.,We've seen it how many times? And they have done worse to our Men,when they were able to take a one, and then cut em up and stuff em with a IED .
    On This Battlefield they have made it clear, Their "Objective is to go to Paradise". End of story.
    It's "God's" Job to Forgive. It's up to us More..

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  • I could see Seymour Hersh on the waterboard, telling all he knows about where he "heard" this from.

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  • cool,lol,who cares,fuck them,should torture them first tho

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  • "US executes Afghan prisoners"

    War is hell. I would like to know if Mr. Hersh has ever fought in a theatre of war?

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  • If I'm trailer trash then I'm a king compared to your sorry vodka laden knuckle dragging bitch ass. The only videos we see on liveleak of your people are them trying to scrape themselves off a sidewalk because they drink to escape how much life sucks in your turd-world shithole of a country--which by the way has much higher aids than the US does because all your mothers have to sell their ass just to live day to day. Just like at the Cuban blockade, just like East Berlin, your country has bowe More..

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  • I hate to say it but, if this guy does not quit telling the secrets that people did not want told...
    He may have an "acccident"... Saying sucks but...

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  • this guy is like a circus fortune teller, he gets it right about 50% of the time...

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  • And Mr. Hersh too..........

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  • How in the hell would he know anyway, where is his proof... pictures???

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  • Seymour Hersh---Nuf said.

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