Documentary Exposes US Role in Iraq Sectarian Conflict + Revealed: Pentagon’s link to Iraqi torture centres

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TheRealNews·Mar 15, 2013

Maggie O’Kane, Executive Producer, tells the story revealed by the Guardian documentary about the role of Col. James Steele in supporting torture, death squads and brutal sectarian conflict during the height of the Iraq war. Steel’s reports went directly to Rumsfeld and Cheney.

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Revealed: Pentagon’s link to Iraqi torture centres

by Mona Mahmood, Maggie O’Kane, Chavala Madlena and Teresa Smith
6 March 2013

The Pentagon sent a US veteran of the “dirty wars” in Central America to oversee sectarian police commando units in Iraq that set up secret detention and torture centres to get information from insurgents. These units conducted some of the worst acts of torture during the US occupation and accelerated the country’s descent into full-scale civil war.

Colonel James Steele was a 58-year-old retired special forces veteran when he was nominated by Donald Rumsfeld to help organise the paramilitaries in an attempt to quell a Sunni insurgency, an investigation by the Guardian and BBC Arabic shows.



freedetainees on Apr 16, 2013


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5 thoughts on “Documentary Exposes US Role in Iraq Sectarian Conflict + Revealed: Pentagon’s link to Iraqi torture centres

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  3. Maggie O’Kane represents a moral force the criminal establishment has underestimated.

    In time these despicable poseurs will be indicted. Obama had better watch his step.

    The Mills of the Gods, ‘n all that…

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