A controversial website blurs the borders of pornography, reports Michael Winkler. THE internet has mansions, cathedrals, shining free- ways; it also has plenty of ghettos and sewers. The site nowthatsfuckedup. Its main function is the sharing of pictures of wives, girlfriends or neighbours, preferably without the hindrance of textiles.
Yet more photos of US brutality published
Abu Ghraib torture and prisoner abuse - Wikipedia
As many as fifty thousand men and women—no accurate count is possible—were jammed into Abu Ghraib at one time, in twelve-by-twelve-foot cells that were little more than human holding pits. The coalition authorities had the floors tiled, cells cleaned and repaired, and toilets, showers, and a new medical center added. Abu Ghraib was now a U. Most of the prisoners, however—by the fall there were several thousand, including women and teen-agers—were civilians, many of whom had been picked up in random military sweeps and at highway checkpoints. Last June, Janis Karpinski, an Army reserve brigadier general, was named commander of the th Military Police Brigade and put in charge of military prisons in Iraq. General Karpinski, the only female commander in the war zone, was an experienced operations and intelligence officer who had served with the Special Forces and in the Gulf War, but she had never run a prison system. Now she was in charge of three large jails, eight battalions, and thirty-four hundred Army reservists, most of whom, like her, had no training in handling prisoners.
Iraq pictures spark a war over free speech
Then, the human pyramid begins to take shape. Soldiers force hooded and naked prisoners into crouches on the floor, one by one, side by side, a soldier pointing to where the next ones should go. The grainy video stops. But there is more.
Jump to navigation. In June , as Iraq was descending into a climate of brutal violence following the Anglo-American invasion of the country a month earlier, United States Army reservist Sabrina Harman was taking photographs. It has now been a decade since the first media reports emerged about the sensational Abu Ghraib photographs.