Shocking shots of sexcapades involving Pfc. Lynndie England were among the hundreds of X-rated photos and videos from the Abu Ghraib prison scandal shown to lawmakers in a top-secret Capitol conference room yesterday. Many members of Congress left the minute viewing session early, thereby missing the porno performance by England, but there were enough other images of torture, humiliation and intimidation to sicken anyone. Charles Schumer D-N. John Warner R-Va. Releasing the photos would have no news value and will only make it harder to have a fair trial on this one.
The Victimization of Lynndie England
The Victimization of Lynndie England - The Sociopathic Style
T he road to Fort Ashby, West Virginia, runs through Mineral County, an area of freezing grey farmland and barrack-style bungalows, where the sign outside the bar - "Hunters welcome" - has an unnerving effect on the passing non-hunter. In Cindy's coffee shop, customers speculate on the whereabouts of a lost cow and tell a weird Republican joke about the noise a chicken makes when its head is cut off: "Barack-Obama! She grew her hair for a while, but people recognised her anyway, so she cut it short again. The last time journalists came to Fort Ashby in any number, they upset residents by portraying it as "a giant trailer park". There are two bars, two banks, a fire station, a school and a bookshop - the woman who runs the latter says, "I've no sympathy for what she did, but people behave differently in war than they do in their chairs at home, watching it on TV. It is almost two years since England returned home after serving half of a three-year sentence for maltreating prisoners at Abu Ghraib.
Eight Years After Abu Ghraib, Lynndie England's Not Doing So Well
During the war in Iraq that began in March , personnel of the United States Army and the Central Intelligence Agency committed a series of human rights violations against detainees in the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. The incidents received widespread condemnation both within the United States and abroad, although the soldiers received support from some conservative media within the United States. The administration of George W. Bush asserted that these were isolated incidents, not indicative of general U. These organizations stated that the abuses at Abu Ghraib were not isolated incidents, but were part of a wider pattern of torture and brutal treatment at American overseas detention centers, including those in Iraq , Afghanistan , and Guantanamo Bay.
Private First Class Lynndie England has become the face of the scandal, with photographs showing her pointing at a naked Iraqi and holding another by a leash. She has claimed she was following orders from senior personnel and that the pictures were used to terrify other inmates into talking. But unpublished photographs show Pte England engaged in sex acts with other soldiers, some senators told the US television network NBC. Some of the senators who viewed hundreds of sickening pictures of prisoner abuse on Wednesday night also said there were images of naked Iraqi women among the photographs, which the Pentagon says will not be made publicly available. It appeared to be consensual," said one senator.