Saddam's Children's Prison

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  1. carpro

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    Not widely reported by the media. This alone would be enough for me to want to wage war on Iraq. Forget all the other reasons. A man who would do this had to be deposed.


    http://www.aim.org/media_monitor/A366_0_2_0_C

    Prisons For Children Discovered in Baghdad
    By Notra Trulock


    | April 24, 2003

    Children have been routinely and repeatedly arrested to force their parents to confess to crimes against the regime.
    On April 8, the French news service AFP reported that U.S. Marines had liberated a children's prison in Northeast Baghdad. The report said that 100 to 150 children poured out of the unlocked prison gates and swarmed around their Marine liberators. A Marine officer told an AFP embedded reporter that the children looked undernourished and were wearing threadbare clothing.

    Ironically, these children may have been the lucky ones. Over the past decade, international organizations like Human Rights Watch, have repeatedly reported on the imprisonment, torture, and execution of children by the Saddam Hussein regime. Children have been among the nearly 300,000 persons who have "disappeared" in Iraq since the later 1970s. Children have been routinely and repeatedly arrested to force their parents to confess to crimes against the regime.

    For example, a March Boston Globe story detailed the interrogation of a former Iraqi secret police thug who had specialized in torture. The thug admitted torturing children as young as five or six to "get their mothers talking." He claimed that Iraqi torturers never killed the children, just "beat them with steel cables." But he was contradicted by a BBC story in which another former regime torturer said it was common to kill children if their parents wouldn't talk.
     
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    My heart is completely with you, and we had enough other legitimate reasons for going in, but we should not forget that there are other monstrous regimes that care no more for children. I am thinking particularly of North Korea which puts entire families in concentration camps, though I haven't heard of them torturing children as you have described Saddam doing.
     
  3. carpro

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    Scott Ritter has known about the prison since '98 and kept it quiet. I wonder how many children were incarcerated , tortured or killed because Ritter decided not to tell the world.

    The media has kept it quiet since the Marines liberated the kids. Why?
     
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    The mainstream media is not going to present anything that would put Bush in a favorable light. All you have to do is look at the polls and see that the negative reporting by the media is having an effect. If one believed the polls they would believe that the public favored a pervert in the White House rather than a Christian.
     
  5. rivers1222

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    If you will excuse me, I'm going to go watch this breaking story on CNN, then first thing tomorrow I'll pony up my lunch money to read about it in the N.Y. Times. They must be covering it. The Michael Jackson trial is over.
     
  6. carpro

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    I believe you'll be wasting your lunch money. :rolleyes:
     
  7. rivers1222

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    Your right carpro. And I did.
     

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